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Thursday, 16 Sep 2021 17:58
Portuguese Championship: André Sousa clinches third title

IM André Sousa won the Portuguese Championship, a 10-player round-robin that took place at Teatro Garcia de Resende, in Évora city from September 7-15. It is his third national title over six years.

Sousa secured the first prize with a round to spare after defeating Jose Padeiro in the penultimate round. The champion turned in an excellent performance 7 out of 9 (five wins and four draws) and picked up 17 rating points.  

The rating-favourite Jorge Ferreira finished second a full point behind the champion (he has yet to win his first title); the young FM Bruno Martins came clear third, earned 24 rating points, and stamped himself as the future of Portuguese chess.  

The 16-time national champion and the record holder António Fernandes was looking for the 17th national title in Évora, but the tournament turned into a big disappointment for him.

Final standings:

1

IM

Sousa, Andre

2406

7

2

GM

Ferreira, Jorge

2520

6

3

FM

Martins, Bruno

2335

4

IM

Dias, Paulo

2335

5

IM

Rocha, Sergio

2344

6

NM

Fidalgo, Andre

2263

7

FM

Veiga, Jose

2369

8

FM

Santos, Jose

2344

4

9

FM

Padeiro, Jose

2235

3

10

GM

Fernandes, Antonio

2343


In the women’s tournament, Filipa Pipiras won the title in a close competition with Sara Monteiro whom she beat in the winner-takes-it-all final-round clash. This defeat relegated Monteiro to the third position while Camila Avelino took silver.

Photo: Official website

Official website: fpx.pt