Wesley So
Grand Master - EEUU
Francisco Vallejo
Grand Master - SPAIN
Jaime Santos
Grand Master - SPAIN
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa
International Master - INDIA

31 Years

El Torneo Magistral Ciudad de León, one of the great classics of the international circuit, celebrates this year a very special anniversary, its thirtieth edition, with its traditional format with four players and a cup system with semifinals and final that has been and is imitated in many world-class chess events. This system, which makes the competition much more interesting, avoids the famous and dreaded draws without a fight, one of the hurdles of high level chess.

Three world-class players and a native from León, making his way to the chess elite, will compete in León in July 2018. El Magistral, which is a real chess festival, with many activities for children, fans and lovers of chess in Spain and the world, will make all of them enjoy first level chess, in addition to participating in competitions for all levels, they will be able to attend conferences, seminars, and meetings on the role that chess plays in sports, culture and education.