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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Salento Chess Tournament Begins in Italy from May 19

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Hi everyone,

The Salento International Chess Tournament will be held from May 19-26 in Gallipoli, Lecce, Italy. There will be three events, Open A for the players rated above 1950, Open B for the players rated under 2050 and Weekend Open on 25-27th May.

Open A is a 9-round Swiss for the prize fund of 4000 EUR. First prize is 900 EUR, 2nd is 700 EUR, 3rd 600 EUR etc.

Open B is the 8-round Swiss with the prize fund of 1100 EUR. Weekend Open is a 5-round Swiss for the prize fund of 1100 EUR.

The playing venue is at the Ecoresort Le Sirenè

Top rated players:
GM Khenkin Igor GER 2670
GM Arthur Kogan ISR 2587
IM Collutiis Duilio ITA 2513
GM Naumkin Igor RUS 2472
IM Mogranzini Roberto ITA 2461
IM Bellia Fabrizio ITA 2425
IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn ISL 2388
IM Piscopo Pierluigi ITA 2366
WGM Fierro Baquero Martha ECU 2377
IM Lanzani Mario ITA 2327
WIM Sharevich Anna BLR 2280

You can find more information on this Italian chess event at the official website of the chess tournament.

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