Alicante Beliavsky's clean win with a perfect score of 13/13
Almeria, international in 1945 (3rd) & 1946 (4th), all other editions national or regional
independent world-class tournaments Big report
Barcelona, Magistral Ciutat, today a team event, ongoing
in 1951 (2nd) & 1952 (3rd), all other editions national or regional
Bilbao, previously called Grand Slam Chess Final
Costa Brava, played in Sant Feliu de Guixols, Malgrat de Mar et al.
An easy-to-read survey
Costa del Sol, played in Torremolinos, Malaga et al. An easy-to-read survey
Dos Hermanas Nine out
of the top ten ranked player in a round robin
Gijon An easy-to-read survey
Lanzarote, Arrecife de Lanzarote An easy-to-read
Las Palmas Extended version
León, various formats, today a rapid knock-out, ongoing
Linares / Linares - Morelia (Mex) Albo d'Oro
Madrid, Magistral The forgotten superseries
Madrid, Prequels; and
USSR vs. Rest of the World (Rapid)
Montilla-Moriles An easy-to-read survey
Olot An easy-to-read survey
Orense An easy-to-read survey
Palma de Mallorca Extended version
Pamplona Facts & Figures
San Sebastián 1911 & 1912; later Open series
Terrassa An easy-to-read survey
Zafra et al., Ruy Lopez Festival named after 16th-century Spanish bishop Ruy López de Segura, offering a Magistral (international invitation tournament) and an Open where
the players had to play the Ruy Lopez Opening, sometimes also called the Spanish Opening or the Spanish Game.
Barcelona (ongoing International
Chess Open de Sants, Hostafrancs i La Bordeta), Las Palmas, Palma de Mallorca, San Sebastián / Donostia, as well as other spanish cities (eg. Malaga, Sevilla), are also
venues of strong Open tournament series as well as Rapid (eg. Villarrobledo, Oviedo) and / or exhibitions, especially León, pioneering Advanced chess.
Cities hosting one
singular classical invitation tournament (eg. Ubeda) and / or Open alone, or organised a match, are not part of this survey of invitation *serials*
For the record:
hosted the World Chess Championship in 1987 between Kasparov and Karpov (12-12). Kasparov kept the title without any further play-off.
(Mark Weeks overview)
https://www.chess.com/blog/SonofPearl/test-7393 (Chess with videos)
Cazorla, Spain, hosted the World Chess Council WCC
(following the PCA, following the GMA; these organisations were in concurrence to the FIDE during the time of the schism) World Chess Championship Candidates Final Match in 1998 between Kramnik and Shirov to determine the right to challenge
Kasparov. Despite being the underdog, Shirov won with 5.5-3.5 (two wins, no loss!).
However, things went wrong for the nominated Challenger Shirov, instead, it was Kramnik who got a shot for the
title, dethroning reigning Champion Kasparov:
Between 1993 and 2006, the title was split during the schism, there always have been two rivaling international chess bodies (FIDE and GMA / PCA / WCC, then FIDE and Braingames / Einstein) and both arranged World Chess Championships
and crowned World Chess Champions..