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2nd International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra

The 2nd International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra will take place from June 16th to 23rd, 2012, in Forni di Sopra, part of the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park and one of the jewels of the Italian Alps.

Update, 26th May: GM Ivan Salgado from Spain top seeded, many talented female players in the field (list bellow).

Following the tremendous success of the inaugural event in 2011, which was won by GM Carlos Matamoros, Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi, Circolo Scacchistico Udinese, ScacchiRandagi, FSI and Comune Forni di Sopra have decided to continue the chess tradition in the heart of the Dolomites.

The playing hall is the Palasport of Forni di Sopra. The complex includes swimming pool / gym with large and bright conference rooms no more than 5 minutes walking distance from the center.

Forni di Sopra playing hall

Forni di Sopra playing hall

The A section is available to players with an elo above 2000, 9 rounds Swiss system , time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30”
The B section is open to players with an elo above 1600 ELO (and lower than 2000 ELO), 8 rounds Swiss system, time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30 ”
The C section is open to players with an elo under 1600, 8 rounds Swiss system, time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30 ”

The total prize money amounts to 10,000 Euro. Top three prizes in the Open A are 1400, 900 and 700 EUR respectively.

The arbiters of the tournament will be: IA Antonio Sanchirico, IA Gerhard Bertagnolli and NA Filippo Capizzi.

Players list bellow.

Registration fees are as follows:
• Ordinary Registration: € 55,
• over 60, women, U16 and for players with ELO higher than 2300: € 40,
• free to GM and IM

Carlos Matamoros

GM Carlos Matamoros with the Forni di Sopra trophy

The tournament will be covered on www.scacchirandagi.com and www.accademiainternazionalediscacchi.com and the top 30 boards will be broadcasted live.

The Ovens Valley is surrounded by the Alps on the north and on the south by the Carnian of the Dolomites Mountains of Friuli, which was recently declared World Heritage location. As an important and popular tourist resort, Forni di Sopra offers a pure environment with many opportunities to practice different sports.

Forni di Sopra is also part of Authentic villages: the houses still retain the typical architecture carnica, evoking the atmosphere of a storybook. Evidence of past history are also present, findings have allowed the participation of UNESCO.

Forni di Sopra lake

Forni di Sopra village

Pre-registered players:

GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2623
GM Tregubov Pavel RUS 2596
GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2586
GM Narciso Dublan Marc ESP 2541
GM Alsina Leal Daniel ESP 2540
GM Lalith Babu M R IND 2529
GM Arun Prasad S IND 2519
IM Dvirnyy Daniyyl ITA 2515
GM Rotstein Arkadij GER 2512
GM Romanishin Oleg UKR 2511
IM Naroditsky Daniel USA 2479
GM Naumkin Igor RUS 2472
IM Ninov Nikolai BUL 2471
IM Rombaldoni Axel ITA 2469
GM Sundararajan Kidambi IND 2447
IM Bruno Fabio ITA 2447
IM Saravanan V IND 2401
IM Borgo Giulio ITA 2395
FM Bove Alessandro ITA 2362
FM Codenotti Marco ITA 2345
IM Welling Gerard NED 2333
FM Ceschia Ivano ITA 2329
FM Cocchi Andrea ITA 2319
FM Boscolo Federico ITA 2300
Xia Jie ITA 2300
Altini Nicola ITA 2288
IM Vezzosi Paolo ITA 2278
Tonon Alessandro ITA 2275
WIM Brunello Marina ITA 2267
FM Bonfa Ileano ITA 2265
WIM Hagesaether Ellen NOR 2252
IM Medancic Rikard CRO 2249
CM Arjun Bharat IND 2231
FM Kragelj Igor SLO 2203
FM Prakken Gerrit NED 2203
Andersen Alf R NOR 2199
Basso Pier Luigi ITA 2181
Cnossen Wiebe NED 2160
Formento Paolo ITA 2155
Sorbera Giovanni ITA 2153
WIM Vasquez Ramirez Rocio ECU 2149
Lantini Marco ITA 2147
CM Popa Claudio ITA 2146
WGM Partac Elena MDA 2129
Fiorido Giuseppe ITA 2127
FM Happel Henk NED 2125
Capaliku Aleks ITA 2117
Laco Giuseppe ITA 2105
Hansson Hakan SWE 2093
Mastroddi Emiliano ITA 2089
Bellincampi Stefano ITA 2069
Pegoraro Nicola ITA 2068
Maurizio Antonio ITA 2066
Boraso Alessio ITA 2057
Zamengo Fulvio ITA 2045
Semeria Marco ITA 2042
Marsili Riccardo ITA 2041
Callier Christophe BEL 2034
Prats Rodriguez Juan Bosco ESP 2029
Innocenti Giovanni ITA 2021
Picco Ruggero ITA 2015
Chiarion Elisa ITA 2012
Castellano Alfonso ITA 1988
Movileanu Daniela ITA 1984
Pagnutti Lorenzo ITA 1984
Cocconcelli Lorenzo ITA 1980
Oppici Gabriele ITA 1980
Palazzotto Roberto ITA 1977
Litrico Paolo ITA 1975
Fantini Marco ITA 1972
Jones Alessandro ITA 1966
Orsatti Marcello ITA 1964
Carlomagno Vincenzo ITA 1942
Lakovic Igor ITA 1936
Rubini Alessandro ITA 1926
Capizzi Biagio ITA 1925
Balzano Filli ITA 1913
Barro Francesco ITA 1907
Rostolis Riccardo ITA 1891
Carletti Angelo ITA 1887
Schaberg Wolfgang ITA 1887
Pozzobon Davide ITA 1884
Gabassi Francesco ITA 1877
Rojas Solano Jessenia ECU 1867
Scian Nicola ITA 1863
Mumelter Igor ITA 1849
Vesce Emanuele ITA 1849
Rossi Gianni ITA 1846
Ambrosi Arcangelo ITA 1843
Simoncini Francesco ITA 1839
Muzzolini Claudio ITA 1823
La Malfa Stelio ITA 1817
Mombelli Antonio ITA 1808
Lodici Lorenzo ITA 1807
Alidosi Marco ITA 1790
Barp Alberto ITA 1777
Menon Michele ITA 1747
Degano Emanuele ITA 1739
Tardelli Andrea ITA 1736
Bianchin Raffaele ITA 1732
Anselmi Beatrice ITA 1720
Caffarelli Cristiano ITA 1702
Carletti Davide ITA 1702
Di Natale Gianluca ITA 1701
Mastroddi Giuseppe ITA 1696
De Val Tarcisio ITA 1670
Arbore Daniele ITA 1667
De Grandi Samuele ITA 1655
Tkac Miroslav SVK 1654
Schuetzler Bernd GER 1625
Nonni Nazario ITA 1624
Miatto Marco ITA 1622
Stanzani Maurizio ITA 1616
Laco Igor ITA 1599
Pitzanti Matteo ITA 1598
Mammana Angelo ITA 1594
Traversi Carlo ITA 1593
Faglioni Isacco ITA 1592
Leone Cataldo ITA 1592
Arbore Federica ITA 1591
Insana Leonardo ITA 1571
Licandro Michele ITA 1545
Daniele Fabio ITA 1519
Beltrame Leonardo ITA 1513
Tkac Adam SVK 1493
Pizzanti Aldo ITA 1371
Caffarelli Sergio ITA 0
Francescato Antonio ITA 0
Miseri Paolo ITA 0
Russo Massimiliano ITA 0
Russotto Gioele ITA 0
Santacroce Fidel ITA 0
Simoncini Andrea ITA 0

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