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Sunday, July 29, 2012

12-Year-Old Tea Gueci is Italian National Women's Chess Champion 2012

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Hi everyone,

Tea with elder sister Laura
A 12-year-old has become the Italian national women's chess champion! Tea Gueci, born in Palermo (Sicily), on December 26, 1999 won the Italian women's chess championship being played at Grand Hotel Thermae in Acqui Terme (a nice little town near Alessandria, Piemonte). Tea finished at the top of the table with 6.5 points out of eight rounds. She won her first six games straight, lost the seventh and drew her last round game to stand a clear first with a full-point lead ahead of the competition. Complete final results are available at the official website.

Tea together GM Nakamura in Arvier (Aosta Valey) where the Italian team championship was played this year
Tea began to play chess thanks to her father and learned the game along with her sister Laura who is two years older to her. In 2006, Tea played at the local club “Alfiere di Re” and immediately she won the regional championship Under-8 and Under-10. In 2009, she won the Italian championship Under-10 and in 2011, the Italian championship Under-12. She had recently been training with WGM Martha Fierro. Tea finished fourth at the recent Italian Junior Chess championship open section. She also plays in the Italian team championships for the club of Chieti.

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