Vassily Ivanchuk
Grand Master - Ukraine
Parham Maghsoodloo
Grand Master - Iran
Nihal Sarin
Grand Master - India
Jaime Santos
International Master - España

El Torneo Magistral Ciudad de León, one of the great classics of the international circuit, celebrates this year a very special anniversary, bits thirty-two 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 2019. 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.