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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ivanchuk top seed at 53rd Torneo di Capodanno chess tournament in Reggio Emilia, Italy

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Hi Everybody,

Vassily Ivanchuk is the top seed at the 53rd Torneo di Capodanno in Reggio Emilia - a quaint little town in the middle of Italy. The town takes the credit for being the 'birthplace' of the Italian national flag in the late 1700s.

The city used to be the property of the Este family which included Duchess of Mantova - Isabella. She was known for hosting some of the best chess players of the time. Surely, the chess tradition in Reggio Emilia dates back to more than 500 years!

The 53rd edition of the Torneo di Capodanno runs from December 28, 2010 to January 6, 2011. The tournament will be played at hotel Astoria Mercure.

Scacchierando Blog has printed 300 postcards as gift for the visitors of the 53rd Reggio Emilia's Tournament.

The list of players attending the tournament include:
  • Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2764
  • Vugar Gashimov AZE 2733
  • Sergei Movsesian SVK 2721
  • David Navara CZE 2708
  • Fabiano Caruana ITA 2709
  • Alexander Morozevich RUS 2700
  • Francisco Vallejo Pons ESP 2698
  • Alexander Onischuk USA 2683
  • Nigel Short ENG 2680
  • Michele Godena ITA 2549
You can check the official site with live broadcast of games here.

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  • At December 28, 2010 at 11:11 AM , Anonymous Andre, Chile said...

    All the best to Ivanchuk but I am also supporting Morozevich, David Navarra and Short and Pons oh guess I am supporting all of of them. Difficult to choose. Ok Ivanchuk is first choice for now.


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