|6th Cuatro Naciones Team Tournament: San Sebastián 2008|
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|6th Cuatro Naciones Team Tournament
(see all-time tournament summary)
|Date:||19th - 20th December 2008|
|City:||Donostia-San Sebastián, The Basque Country autonomous community, Spain|
|Venue:||Polideportivo Manteo, Gros district|
|Chief Arbiter:||IA Lukas Iruretagoiena Pascual (ESP)|
|Players participating:||18 (incl. 8 GMs, 7 IMs and 2 FMs)|
|Competition format:||Four board round robin.|
|Final order decided by:||1. Game points; 2. Sonneborn-Berger|
|Time control:||90 minutes per game + 30 sec. increment per move|
Note that the poster wrongly numbers the event as IV not VI.
|Website:||LAU NAZIOEN VI. XAKE TXAPELKETA|
|Other websites:||info at chess-results.com
Katalunia berriro nagusi [EU]
|Downloadable game file:||08cnat.zip|
The invited two were France, second place winners from 2006 and Argentina who grabbed top spot in two premier editions. The line-ups seemed pretty equal with Catalonia being top seeds, but they only drew bottom seeded team Euskadi in the opening domestic derby. As they beat Argentina 3-1 they had to play France in the decisive match and they won 2½-1½ to grab third consecutive tournament win. Argentina defeated the Basque team moving ahead of France in the final standings.
GM Peralta of Argentina and GM Magem Baldas of Catalonia scored 2½/3 - the two best individual scores.
|1.||GM Peralta, Fernando||ARG||2½||3||83.3|
|2.||GM Magem Badals, Jordi||CATA||2½||3||83.3|
|3.||GM Narciso Dublan, Marc||CATA||2||2||100.0|
|4.||FM Del Rey, Diego||ARG||2||3||66.7|