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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Danyyil Dvirnyy is Italian Chess Champion 2013

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Hello everyone,

Grandmaster-elect Danyyil Dvirnyy convincingly won the 73rd Italian Chess Championship by finishing the event with 8,0/11 points, a full point ahead of the last-year champion GM Alberto David and GM Sabino Brunello.

The Championship was held from 21st November to 2nd December at the Hotel Villa Maria Regina, via della Camilluccia 687, in Rome. Earlier Rome hosted the prestigious event 66(!) years ago.

Despite the notable absence of Fabiano Caruana, the Championship featured five Grandmasters and had a field with the average elo 2478.

The playing format was 12-player round robin. The total prize fund was 14,000 EUR, with 3000 EUR awarded to the winner.

Final standings:
1. IM Dvirnyy Danyyil 2560 – 8,0
2-3. GM David Alberto 2580 and GM Brunello Sabino 2615 – 7,0
4. IM Rombaldoni Denis 2462 – 6,5
5. GM Garcia Palermo Carlos 2450 – 6,0
6-7. GM Godena Michele 2501 and GM Rombaldoni Axel 2530 – 5,5
8-9. IM De Filomeno Simone 2431 and IM Stella Andrea 2454 – 5,0
10. IM Caprio Guido 2418 – 4,0
11. IM Bruno Fabio 2414 – 3,5
12. FM Cocchi Andrea 2322 – 3,0

At the end of the competition two players have been drawn for the anti-doping control. (

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