Livigno Chess from Sept 10 in the Italian Alps
Sergey Volkov (Russia – 2011 winner) has confirmed his participation, as well as 2009 Senior World Champion Miso Cebalo (Croatia) and quite a few players from India. Overall there are 26 players with Elo above 2400; 16 above 2500 and one above 2600, the Luxembourgian-Italian Alberto David. Moreover there will be a big group of Italian players, such as Duilio Collutiis, Andrea Stella, Alessio Valsecchi, Marco Codenotti and Fabio Bruno.
All of them will compete for the prize money (a total of 9,000 euro) as well as a prestigious Baume & Mercier watch, a whole Parmesan Cheese wheel (weighing about 40 kilos) and plenty of local products.
There will be two tournaments, one for the players with Elo above 2000 and one for all the others – therefore even less strong people will have their chance to have fun.
All this will take place in Livigno, a nice mountain resort in Italy surrounded by woods, with a great panorama and plenty of side activities. More information on the resort: www.livigno.eu. Deadline August 31. Find more info at the official website.
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