März 2, 2024

Maria José Campos wins 2023 Argentinean Women’s Championship

 

WIM Maria José Campos is the new women’s champion of Argentina. The second seed representing FMDA Obras Aysa, won her maiden national title.

The 74th edition of the most important female chess event in Argentina took place in Buenos Aires from November 20-28 and brought together virtually all the best players except for the #1 Candela Francisco Guecamburu.

The 9-round Swiss tournament turned into an exciting race with several participants taking turns on the top of the standings. Interestingly, neither participant completed the event unbeaten.

Heading into the final round, Maria Jose Campos and WIM Milagros Tatiana Brizzi (pictured below)lead the field with 6/9, followed by WIM Anapaola Rorda Rodas on 5.5/8. To make things even more interesting, Campos faced Borda Rodas with the white pieces, while Brizzi took on Karen Nerina Gaite also with white.

Maria Jose prevailed over Anapaola in a topsy-turvy game and clinched the title. Milagros Tatiana did not manage to break the resistance of Karen Nerina and had to settle for silver. The runner-up became the only player to defeat the champion.

As many as four players tied for the third place on 6/9, with Marisa Zuriel taking bronze thanks to a better Buchholz.

Final standings:

1

WIM

Campos, Maria Jose

2208

2

WIM

Brizzi, Milagros Tatiana

2076

7

3

WIM

Zuriel, Marisa

2165

6

4

WIM

Borda Rodas, Anapaola

2261

6

5

 

Flores Mirabal, Nancy

1937

6

6

WFM

Nejanky, Maisa

1951

6

7

WCM

Gaite, Karen Nerina

1871

8

 

Ramirez, Marysol

1720

9

WIM

Sarquis, Maria Belen

2194

5

10

WFM

Adam, Ernestina

2036

5

Photos: Federación Argentina de Ajedrez Facebook