The 11th International Chess Festival “Città di Amantea” is taking place from 1st to 8th September at the Hotel La Tonnara in Amantea, Italy.
The Festival will consist of three events: Master Open (for players rated above 1850), Open B (1500-1900 elo) and Open C (U1500).
The total prize fund is 6500 EUR.
Thanks to the agreement between l’Associazione Alto Tirreno Cosentino and l’Associazione Culturale Scacchierando, two Italian U16 juniors are invited with full conditions – FM Francesco Rambaldi and Paolo Minerba.
It is expected that World’s number two player Levon Aronian will attend the opening ceremony.
Around 160 players are registered to take part in the Festival. Top rated are:
David Alberto GM 2590 ITA
Maiorov Nikita GM 2556 BLR
Zinchenko Yaroslav GM 2528 UKR
Romanishin Oleg M GM 2526 UKR
Sveshnikov Evgeny GM 2520 LAT
Drasko Milan GM 2471 MNE
Delorme Axel IM 2465 FRA
Bellia Fabrizio IM 2445 ITA
Milchev Nikolay IM 2429 BUL
Sveshnikov Vladimir IM 2422 LAT
Efimov Igor GM 2420 MNC
Mladenov Plamen IM 2412 BUL
Mullon Jean-Baptiste IM 2405 FRA
Estremera Panos Sergio IM 2367 ESP