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Saturday, November 19, 2011

54th Reggio Emilia Chess Tournament from Dec 27

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Hello everyone,

The tournament chess news update via is that the 54th Torneo di Capodanno is set to take place from 27th December 2011 to 6th January 2012 in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The tournament is changing the format to the very popular six-player double round robin. The participants will be:

Vugar Gashimov, winner of the 53rd Reggio Emilia tournament
Vassily Ivanchuk
Hikaru Nakamura
Fabiano Caruana
Anish Giri
Nikita Vitiugov

WGM Sopiko Guramishvili, Georgia 2374

The tournament is organized by Circolo Ippogrifo di Reggio Emilia, in collaboration with Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi and Scacchi Randagi.

A women's round robin tournament will take place parallel to the main event:

WGM Sopiko Guramishvili, Georgia 2374
WGM Iva Videnova, Bulgaria 2297, IM norm from ETCC 2011
WGM Anna Sharevich, Belarus 2267
WIM Marina Brunello, Italia 2221
WFM Maria De Rosa, Italia 2122
WFM Marianna Chierici, Italia 2048

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  • At November 19, 2011 at 4:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sopiko is so hot! :-9

  • At November 20, 2011 at 2:11 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri Knights Chess Club New Delhi said...

    I dont get it - are these chess playing girls for real - i never seem to have any in the tournaments i play. in fact i miss out on most hot babes cause they find it kinda dull to date a chess player.

  • At November 20, 2011 at 8:50 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    for me will remain the prettiest, the loveliest, the best my darling chess queen and i shall look not further. kisses kisses kisses

  • At November 20, 2011 at 10:02 AM , Anonymous J.L. Vienna said...

    at least girls give more visibility to our sport of chess - not bad - and the guys get taken more seriously

  • At November 20, 2011 at 10:28 AM , Anonymous Jiu Lin, Beijing said...

    all said and done i would like to vote for alexandra kosteniuk as the hottest and cutest chess babe

  • At November 21, 2011 at 9:20 AM , Anonymous Symeon, Athens said...

    more men should play women's tournaments - like an open the other way round that's the only remedy


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