From September 23 to September 29 Linares, the city known for its chess traditions, is hosting the highest division of the Spanish Team Championship (Campeonato de España por Equipos de Club de División de Honor). Eight best teams with six boards in each (one woman) are competing in the round-robin format.
The defending champion C.A. MAGIC EXTREMADURA from Merida will face a real challenge battling with higher-rated teams such as C.A.C. BENIAJÁN – DUOCHESS (headed by David Navara and David Anton), C.A. SILLA - BOSCH SERINSYS (with Anton Korobov and Alexei Shirov on top boards), and C.A. ANDREU PATERNA (lead by Jorden Van Forrest and Francisco Vallejo)
In Round 1 C.A. MAGIC EXTREMADURA suffered a somewhat unexpected defeat at the hands of C.A. SOLVAY 2½-3½, as C.A.C. BENIAJÁN – DUOCHESS clobbered C.A. COLLADO VILLALBA 4½-1½, whereas two other rating favorites C.A. SILLA - BOSCH SERINSYS and C.A. ANDREU PATERNA drew their match 3-3.
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