2nd Cuatro Naciones Team Tournament: San Sebastián 2004

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Basic data

2nd Cuatro Naciones Team Tournament
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 9th - 10th December 2004
City: Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Venue: Polideportivo Manteo, Gros district
Tournament Director: N/A
Chief Arbiter: IA Lukas Iruretagoiena Pascual (ESP)
Teams participating: 4
Players participating: 17 (incl. 7 GMs, 6 IMs and 3 FMs)
Games played: 24
Competition format: Four board round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points
Time control: N/A
Website: Torneo Cuatro Naciones de Ajedrez
Other websites: FIDE rating calculation
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Downloadable game file: 04cnat.zip (16 games of 24 are missing)

Tournament review

Argentina took second consecutive win in the annual Four Nations tournament. The top seeded team Argentina beat Bulgaria 2½-1½ in the very last round to decide the final standings. Until then, both teams were at joint lead with 5½ points of 8 games. Strong Catalonian team with two 2500 GMs at top boards came in third ahead of the Basque Country team. The Bulgarian team was led by then 18-year-old I. Cheparinov, future World Championship contender.

Best board results

bd name flag code pts gms %
1. GM Cheparinov, Ivan Bulgaria BUL 2 3 66.7
2. GM Peralta, Fernando Argentina ARG 3 83.3
3. IM Ivanov, Yordan Bulgaria BUL 2 3 66.7
4. FM Del Rey, Diego Argentina ARG 3 83.3

Interesting games

Black just removed all the white pawns on the Queenside with ease.
Magem Badals, Jordi (CAT) - Peralta, Fernando (ARG) 0 - 1

Black was hunting for dying checks instead of simply protecting g7.
Cheparinov, Ivan (BUL) - Romero Holmes, Alfonso (CAT) 1 - 0