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Neil Crickmore 

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2nd Open Fincas Mediterranea Castelldefels 

Spain - August 2005

Former WECU Champion Neil Crickmore plays very little chess nowadays, but when he does he likes to choose some pretty stiff opposition.  In August of last year he entered the 2nd. Open Fincas Mediterrainea Castelldefels in Spain, not too far from Barcelona.  The tournament included 152 players with many Grandmasters, but undaunted, Neil finished in 9= place with 6 points.

The following table will indicate the strength of the tournament.  

2nd Open Fincas Mediterranea Castelldefels
Spain
 17-25 August 2005
1. Hamdouchi
Hichem

g  MAR 2567

7 

2. Nisipeanu
Liviu-Dieter

g  ROM2679

7

3. Marin
Mihail  

g  ROM 2537

7

4. Megaranto
Susanto

g  INA 2499

7

5. Milov
Leonid

m UKR 2482

7

6. Peralta
Fernando

ARG 2553

7

7.Hernando Rodrigo
Jose Maria

ESP 2351 

7

8. Purnama
Tirta Chandra

INA 2337

7

9. Crickmore
Neil EG

ENG 2129

6

10. Iglesias
Jorge

ARG 2355 

6

11.Hernando Rodrigo
Julio A

ESP 2371

6

12. Marin
Irina Luiza

ROM 2224 

6

13. Rios
Alejandro

m  COL 2282

6

14. Panelo
Marcelo

ARG 2404

6

15. Lerch Gallemi
Jose Ma

ESP 2267 

6

16. Halay
Taufik

f  INA 2320

6

17.Castells Briones
Miquel

ESP 2101

6

18.Wong Castaneda
Arturo

VEN 2182

6

19. Maleki
Manuel

FRA 2119 

6

20.Escobar Torres
Antonio

ESP 2095

6

21. Sprenger
Wendelin

AUT 2174

6

22. Kluss
Kai

GER 2192

6

23. Raineri
Pablo

ARG 2241

6

24. Martin Canfran
Ruben

ESP 2202

6

25. Colom Andres
Xavier

ESP 2090

6

26. Zelmate
Adnane

MAR ---- 

6

27. Sucher
Johannes

AUT 2207 

6

Seven games by Neil follow - that against Hernado being notable.

(1) Nisipeanu,LD (2679) - Crickmore,N (2129) [C06]
2nd Open Fincas Mediterranea Castelldefels ESP (9), 25.08.2005



1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Be7 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bd3 c5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.c3 a5 9.Re1 cxd4 10.cxd4 Qb6 11.Nb1 Nxd4 12.Nxd4 Qxd4 13.Nc3 Bc5 14.Be3 Qh4 15.Bxc5 Nxc5 16.Rc1 Nxd3 17.Qxd3 0-0 18.Nb5 Bd7 19.Nd6 Bc6 20.Re3 Qh6 21.Rce1 Rad8 22.Rh3 Qg6 23.Qd2 f6 24.Rg3 Qh5 25.f4 a4 26.Rh3 Qg6 27.Rg3 Qh6 28.Rh3 Qg6 29.Rg3 Qh6 30.Rh3 Qg6 31.f5 exf5 32.Rg3 Qh5 33.e6 Rxd6 34.Qb4 Rfd8 35.e7 1-0