23rd Spanish Team Chess Championship: Torre del Mar 1979

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Basic data

23rd Spanish Team Chess Championship
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 8th - 16th September 1979
City: Torre del Mar (Málaga)
Venue: N/A
Organizers: Málaga Chess Federation
Chief Arbiter: N/A
Teams participating: 10 (top 8 from previous year and two qualifiers)
Players participating: 51 (incl. 3 GMs and 5 IMs)
Games played: 180
Competition format: Four board round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points
Time control: N/A
Downloadable game file: 79spain.zip
Sources: Mundo Deportivo, la Vanguardia, ABC (.png)

Tournament review

U.G.A. of Barcelona wiped out defending champions Las Palmas 4-0 in the opening round of the championship, and what started well, was even better at the end. The Catalan team took their first ever Spanish title with huge margin over the rest. The teams and all the players went throughout the tournament undefeated. Three players scored best individual results as well. Vulcá scored their second silver in the second season in La Primera División and newcomers Caja de Ahorros Málaga came in surprise third. GM Bent Larsen did not enter UD Las Palmas team and so the champions were unexpectidely relegated togeter with another Canaries team Caja Insular.

Best board results

1st Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. GM Pomar Salamanca, Arturo UGAB 8 68.8
2. IM Eslon, Jaan GMVL 9 61.1
2. GM Bellón López, Juan Manuel CAML 9 61.1
2. González Mestres, Lluís BNNA 9 61.1

2nd Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. Martín González, Ángel VBCN 9 72.2
2. Ochoa de Echagüen Estibález, Javier UGAB 6 9 66.7
3. Pomés Marcet, Joan Carles TRSA 9 61.1

3rd Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. Fernández García, José Luis UGAB 7 9 77.8
2. Navarro Lerma, Ramón GMVL 8 68.8
3. Rubio Purriños, Hugo CANR 9 61.1

4th Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. Buxadé Roca, Guillermo UGAB 7 64.3
2. Miralles Brugués, Jordi VBCN 6 58.3
3. Carnicero Rodríguez, Luis PRAB 9 50.0
3. Cuadras Avellana, Jorge OLOT 5 50.0
3. Lezcano Montalvo, Pedro CANR 9 50.0

Interesting games