The 1st Winter Sea Deluxe is set to take place from 2nd to 6th January, 2013, in Gabicce Mare, Italy, next to the Adriatic Sea. The tournament is organized by the Fano Chess Club and Dario Pedini. The club celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2013.
This year the Fano Chess Club 1988 already organized the 2nd Italian Rapid Championship with 450 players and the 1st Fano on the Sea & Carnival International Open with 144 players.
The playing venue is the terrific old-fashioned Hotel Michelacci ****Superior, with spa and excellent food, everything at 52 EUR full board in the double room. The nearest airports to arrive in Gabicce are Rimini, Bologna and Ancona.
The players will be divided in four groups: Open A for those rated above 1900, Open B for the U2000 participants, Open C for U1600 and Juniors U16 for players born after 1.1.1996.
Open A will be held over 9 rounds of Swiss system; Time control: 90′x40 + 30′ + 30″ from beginning.
Top rated are: GM Robert Ruck (Hungary), GM Vladimir Petkov (Bulgaria), GM Sinisa Drazic (Serbia), IM Torstein Bae (Norway), IM Guido Caprio (Italy), GM Goran Kosanovic (Serbia), WIM Bjerke Silje (Norway)
Open B, C and U16 will be held over 7 rounds; Time control: 90′x40 + 15′ + 30″ from beginning.
Top prize in the Open A is 500 EUR. The total prize fund is 3.500 EUR.
Official Website: www.pedonitenaci.com