In the last list of the top Chess players we published, we went over the best Serbian Chess players. Now in this article, we’re ranking the best Argentinian Chess players from Argentina, starting with the number ten spot in FIDE. All of the top players in this list have earned the Grandmaster title which requires an Elo rating of over 2500. For more information on ratings, see the guide on how to get a FIDE rating.
10. Andres Carlos Obregon
Full Name: Andres Carlos Obregon
Born: October 22, 1986
World ranking: 635
Carlos Andres Obregon was granted the grandmaster title in 2014 and the International Master title in 2012. In his chess career between 2000 and 2021, he has played 251 games- 120 wins, 80 draws, and 51 losses, reaching a winning score of 63.75 percent. Some of the last tournaments he has played include; 90th ch-ARG 2015, 91st ch-ARG 2016, 28th ProAnn Copa Clarin Op 2021, and 95th ch-ARG 2021.
9. Leandro Krysa
Full Name: Leandro Krysa
Born: November 7, 1992
World ranking: 604
In 2017, Leandro Krysa was accorded the Grandmaster, International Master title, and FIDE Master title in 2011. He was officiated as a FIDE trainer in 2018. From 2002 to 2022, Leandro has played a total of 421 games, winning 159, drawing 180, and losing 82 hence attaining a winning score of 59.14 percent. The recent tournaments he has played include; Liga Nacional Superior 2012, 95th ch- ARG 2021, 28th ProAm Copa Clarin Op 2021, and Battle of the Sexes 2022.
8. Tomas Sosa
Full Name: Tomas Sosa
Born: October 8, 2001
World ranking: 555
Tomas Sosa was presented with the grandmaster title in 2016 and the International Master title in 2014. He has participated in about 347 tournaments, for which he has won 138, lost 72, and drawn 137, resulting in a winning score of 59.51 percent. The notable tournaments he has participated in include; Menorca Open 2022, 33rd Roquetas de Mar Open 2022, 2nd Ellobregat Open 2021, and VII Closed GM Barcelona 2022.
7. Diego Flores
Full Name: Diego Flores
Born: December 18, 1982
World ranking: 514
In 2008, Diego Flores was awarded the grandmaster title by FIDE. He has a FIDE rating of 2526 and a Peak rating of 2634. He has been crowned the Argentine chess champion five times and a winner of the second Magistral Marcel Duchamp round-robin Tournament in 2010. Flores has also engaged in the FIDE world cup competition five times- 2017, 2013, 2009, 2007, and 2005.
6. Sebastian Iermito
Full Name: Sebastian Iermito
Born: January 1, 1993
World ranking: 499
Sebastian Iermito was presented with the title of International Master in 2004 and the FIDE Master title in 1997. He became a FIDE trainer in 2015 with a Peak rating of 2641. He has played 314 games in which he has won 132, lost 40, and drawn 142, hence attaining a winning score of at least 40 percent.
5. Leonardo Tristan
Full Name: Leonardo Tristan
Born: January 1, 1989
World ranking: 399
Leonardo Tristan was given the title of Grandmaster in 2020 and earned the International Master title in 2009. From 2001 to 2021, the Argentine has played 327 games, for which he won 139, drew 109, and lost 79, translating t a winning score of 59.17 percent. The last tournaments he played include; Liga Nacional Superior 2012, 95th ch- ARG 2021, 28th ProAm Copa Clarin Op 2021, and Timbues Open 2019.
4. Bojan Vuckovic
Full name: Bojan Vuckovic
Born: September 12, 1980
World ranking: 356
Bojan Vuckovic was granted the title of International Master in 1999. He has a FIDE rating of 2578 and a Peak rating of 2630. Vuckovic has played over 261 games, won 99, lost 58, and drawn 99, attaining a winning score of 58.0 percent. His most notable tournaments include; the European championship in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, the Aeroflot open in 2011, Gibraltar Masters in 2004, and the European club cup in 2016 and 2018.
3. Federico Ponsa Perez
Full Name: Federico Ponsa Perez
Born: October 22, 1993
World ranking: 375
Federico Ponsa Perez was accorded the title of Grandmaster in 2012, the International Master title in 2009, and the FIDE Master title in 2008, and managed to play for Argentina in the three chess Olympiads- 2014, 2016, and 2018. He has a FIDE rating of 2553 and a Peak rating of 2589. Before his successful qualifications for the chess world cup in 2015, he had clinched the San Luis International Open in 2014. Whereas in 2016, he came top best to win the title of the Mercosur Masters tournament.
2. Alan Pichot
Full Name: Alan Pichot
Born: August 13, 1998
World ranking: 115
In 2016, Alan Pichot was accorded the title of Grandmaster, the International Master title in 2013, and the FIDE title in 2008. He has a FIDE rating of 2641 and a Peak rating of 2652. In 2008, he has crowned the Under-10 Pan American champion, a success that resulted in him being presented the title of FIDE Master. He was ranked fifth in the American Continental chess tournament in 2019. In addition, recently, he emerged victorious in the Magistral 50th Anniversary Torre Blanca championship and has since 2016 played for his country at the chess Olympiad.
1. Sandro Mareco
Full Name: Sandro Mareco
Born: May 13, 1987
World ranking: 86
Sandro Mareco was granted the grandmaster title in 2010 and the International Master title in 2008. He has a FIDE rating of 2657 and a Peak rating of 2666. For the past 12 years, Sandro has represented his country in the Chess Olympiad. In 2007, he clinched the South American U20 tournament, which gave him a direct awarding of the International Master in 2008. Having earlier shared the first position in the Argentine chess tournament, he eventually came second after a count back. Mareco clinched the 10th American continental tournament in 2015 and the Argentine championship. Apart from winning the Marcel Duchamp trophy in 2017, he also became victorious in the HDBank Cup International Open.
That concludes the list of the best Argentinian Chess players. If you like list posts like this, you may also be interested in seeing the ten best Japanese Chess players or the best Bullet Chess players.
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