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Saturday, June 30, 2012

GM Ivan Salgado Wins Forni di Sopra Chess on Tiebreak ahead of Pavel Tregubov

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Hi everyone,

GM Ivan Salgado of Spain has won the Forni di Sopra Chess Tournament recently. Going into the last round, both GM Salgado and Russia's Pavel Tregubov beat their opponents to finish the tournament with a total of seven points each. GM Salgado won on tiebreak.

Ivan Salgado and Pavel Tregubov

The 2nd International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra was organised from June 16-23 in the Italian Alps in Forni di Sopra. The setting was part of the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park. The organisers of the event were Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi, Circolo Scacchistico Udinese, ScacchiRandagi, FSI and Comune Forni di Sopra.

The tournament had three sections:
- The A section, available to players with an elo above 2000, 9 rounds Swiss system , time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30”.
- The B section, 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, open to players with an elo under 1600, 8 rounds Swiss system, time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30”

Francesco Simoncini won the B section with 6.5 points in the competition of 54 players.C section had 15 participants. As many as eight players shared the first place with 5 points each.

The winner of the inaugural event in 2011 was GM Carlos Matamoros.

You can find more details at the organisers' websites. and

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