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Friday, August 26, 2011

2nd International Livigno Chess Open begins on September 12

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Hi everyone,

The latest tournament calendar update from is that the 2nd International Chess Festival Valtellina Open will take place from 12th to 18th September in Livigno, Italy. The Festival is managed by the A.S.D. Circolo Scacchistico Amos Cusini and will be played in two groups – Open A from players rated above 2000 elo and Open B for players under 2000 elo.

The total prize fund is € 9.000,00. The winner takes € 1.000,00 + Cup, and there are prizes for three rating groups, women, and for Italian citizens on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification. Play room will be equipped with chessboards and wooden pieces supplied by

You can find more information on the official website

The International Livigno Chess Open, at 1900m above sea level is probably Europe’s “highest” International Tournament. Livigno also offers many activities all year round, so it is the ideal place even for those who aren’t interested in chess.

The resort of Livigno owes its fame from to the fact of being a tax-free area. More than 250 shops for a few hours of leisure with the big names of international fashion stylist with particularly advantageous prices.
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