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The Pan American Chess Championship, also American continental Championship is an individual chess tournament organized since 1945.

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First pan American championships (1945 and 1954)Edit

The first Pan American Chess Championship was held in Hollywood, 28 July – 12 August 1945. The line-up was as follows:

The second championship was held in 1954 in Los Angeles and was an open tournament.[2]

WinnersEdit

Pan American ChampionshipEdit

# Year City Winner
1* 1945 Hollywood   Samuel Reshevsky (USA)
2* 1954 Los Angeles   Arthur Bisguier (USA)
3* 1958 Bogotá   Oscar Panno (ARG)
4* 1963 Havana   Eleazar Jiménez (CUB)
5* 1966 Havana   Eleazar Jiménez (CUB)
6* 1968 Cárdenas   Silvino García Martínez (CUB)
7* 1970 Havana   Eleazar Jiménez (CUB)
1 1974 Winnipeg   Walter Browne (USA)
2 1977 Santa Cruz   Herman Claudius Van Riemsdijk (BRA)
3 1981 San Pedro   Zenon Franco (PAR)
4 1987 La Paz   Pablo Ricardi (ARG)
5 1988 Havana   Juan Borges (CUB)
6 ? ?
7 ? ?
8 1998 San Felipe   Alexander Ivanov (USA)

American Continental Chess ChampionshipEdit

The American Continental Chess Championship qualified in 2001 and 2003 the top seven players for the FIDE World Championships. From 2005, this tournament has been played as a qualifier for the World Cup stage of the World Championship. The number of players who qualified changed in the various editions. In 2005, the top seven players qualified for the Chess World Cup 2005. In 2014 and 2015 the top four earned a spot in the Chess World Cup 2015.

# Year City Winner
1 2001 Cali   Alex Yermolinsky (USA)
2 2003 Buenos Aires   Alexander Goldin (USA)
3 2005 Buenos Aires   Lázaro Bruzón (CUB)
4 2007 Cali   Julio Granda (PER)
* 2008 Boca Raton   Jaan Ehlvest (USA)
5 2009 São Paulo   Alexander Shabalov (USA)
  Fidel Corrales Jimenez (CUB)[3]
* 2010 Cali   Sergio Andres Sanabria Rangel (COL)
6 2011 Toluca   Lázaro Bruzón (CUB)
7 2012 Mar del Plata   Julio Granda (PER)
8 2013 Cochabamba   Julio Granda (PER)
9 2014 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte   Julio Granda (PER)
10 2015 Montevideo   Sandro Mareco (ARG)
11 2016 San Salvador   Emilio Córdova (PER)
12 2017 Medellin   Samuel Sevian (USA)
13 2018 Montevideo   Samuel Shankland (USA)
14 2019 São Paulo   Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli (VEN)

*Note: 2008 and 2010 editions' official name was Campeonato Panamericano-Continental, instead of Campeonato Continental de las Americas as the others.

American Continental Women's ChampionshipEdit

The American Continental Women's Chess Championship serves as a qualifier for the knockout Women's World Chess Championship.

# Year City Winner
1 2001 Mérida   Sulennis Pina Vega (CUB)
2 2003 San Cristobal   Rusudan Goletiani (USA)
3 2005 Guatemala   Sulennis Pina Vega (CUB)
4 2007 Potrero de los Funes   Sarai Sanchez Castillo (VEN)
5 2009 Cali   Martha Fierro (ECU)
6 2011 Guayaquil   Deysi Cori (PER)
7 2014 Buenos Aires   Carolina Luján (ARG)
8 2016 Lima   Deysi Cori (PER)
9 2017 Villa Martelli   Deysi Cori (PER)
10 2018 Envigado   Deysi Cori (PER)
  • In 2007 Marisa Zuriel won a rapid playoff with Sarai Sanchez Castillo to qualify for the world championship but the Champion of the tournament was Sarai Sanchez:[4] [5]</ref>

Pan American Women's ChampionshipEdit

# Year City Winner
1 1980 Córdoba   Edith Soppe (ARG)
2 1996 Bogotá   Vivian Ramón (CUB)
3 1997 Mérida   Claudia Amura (ARG)
4 1998 San Felipe   Sabina Hernández Penna (ARG)
5 1999 San Felipe   Yadira Hernández (MEX)
6 2000 Mérida   Maritza Arribas Robaina (CUB)
7 2006 San Salvador   Sulennis Piña Vega (CUB)
8 2008 San Salvador   Zirka Frometa (CUB)
9 2010 Campinas   Yanira Vigoa (CUB)
10 2012 Montevideo   Carla Heredia Serrano (ECU)
11 2014 Palmira   Beatriz Franco (COL)
12 2016 Manzanillo, Colima   Deysi Cori (PER)

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Hollywood 1945 Pan-American Championship BrasilBase
  2. ^ Wall, Bill. "California Chess in the 1950's". Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  3. ^ There was no playoff to determine the winner: Chessdom report, blog of the official website
  4. ^ https://ajedrezsa.blogspot.com/2007/09/
  5. ^ ChessBase report (in Spanish)

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