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Sunday, May 27, 2012

2nd International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra

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Hi everyone,

The 2nd International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra will take place from June 16th to 23rd, 2012, in Forni di Sopra, part of the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park and one of the jewels of the Italian Alps. According to Chessdom, GM Ivan Salgado from Spain is the top seed and several talented women chess players are also taking part in the event. 

Following the tremendous success of the inaugural event in 2011, which was won by GM Carlos Matamoros, Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi, Circolo Scacchistico Udinese, ScacchiRandagi, FSI and Comune Forni di Sopra have decided to continue the chess tradition in the heart of the Dolomites.

The playing hall is the Palasport of Forni di Sopra. The complex includes swimming pool / gym with large and bright conference rooms no more than 5 minutes walking distance from the center.

The A section is available to players with an elo above 2000, 9 rounds Swiss system , time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30”
The B section is open to players with an elo above 1600 ELO (and lower than 2000 ELO), 8 rounds Swiss system, time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30 ”
The C section is open to players with an elo under 1600, 8 rounds Swiss system, time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30 ”

The total prize money amounts to 10,000 Euro. Top three prizes in the Open A are 1400, 900 and 700 EUR respectively.

The arbiters of the tournament will be: IA Antonio Sanchirico, IA Gerhard Bertagnolli and NA Filippo Capizzi.

The tournament will be covered on and www.accademiainternazionalediscacchi.comand the top 30 boards will be broadcasted live.

The Ovens Valley is surrounded by the Alps on the north and on the south by the Carnian of the Dolomites Mountains of Friuli, which was recently declared World Heritage location. As an important and popular tourist resort, Forni di Sopra offers a pure environment with many opportunities to practice different sports.

Forni di Sopra is also part of Authentic villages: the houses still retain the typical architecture carnica, evoking the atmosphere of a storybook. Evidence of past history are also present, findings have allowed the participation of UNESCO.
red players:

Top seeds
1 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2623
2 Tregubov Pavel V GM RUS 2596
3 GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2586
4 GM Leon Hoyos Manuel MEX 2579
5 GM Matamoros Franco Carlos ECU 2548
6 Narciso Dublan Marc GM ESP 2541
7 Alsina Leal Daniel GM ESP 2540
8 GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2538
9 Dvirnyy Daniyyl IM ITA 2515
10 Rotstein Arkadij GM GER 2512

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