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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ortisei Chess Open in Italy from June 1

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Hi everyone,

The Chess Club Gardena organizes from 1st to 9th of June 2013 for the second time an international chess tournament in Ortisei, Val Gardena, South Tyrol, Italy, according to the latest chess tournament news via Chessdom.

The tournament was first held in 2012 with 14 GMs, 9 IMs, and participants from 21 countries and 4 continents. It became a great sporting and cultural success with a strong local, national and international resonance. GM Fernando Peralta from Argentina was the winner.

After the World Chess Championship Match in Merano 1981 between Karpov and Korchnoi this event is the biggest tournament in the history of South Tyrol chess since the Second World War.

The tournament provides a unique opportunity for South Tyrolean chess players, especially young players, to compete with the well-known names in international chess.

Ten Grandmasters (GM) are invited. Currently registered titled players: GM Kveinys Aloyzas LTU 2527, GM Levin Felix GER 2512, IM Warakomski Tomasz POL 2490, IM Akshayraj Kore IND 2463, FM Codenotti Marco ITA 2362, FM Boscolo Federico ITA 2320.

The tournament winner will receive a precious trophy named “Trofeo ad Gredine” hand-carved by Gregor Prugger.

Ortisei is located in the Dolomites basen, which is a site listed with UNESCO – World Natural Heritage.

A Open Elo >=1.900
B Open Elo < 2.000
Format: 9 rounds CH-System Playing Time: 40 moves/90min.+30 sec./move
Entry fee : Euro 60; Over 65, Under 16, FM = Euro 40; GM, IM, WGM, WIM gratis. For registrations past 24th May a surcharge of € 10,00.- applies. Contact: Ruben Bernardi
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