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GM Danyyil Dvirnyy wins 2015 Italian Championship title after a three-way tie

Danyyil Dvirnyy

Danyyil Dvirnyy

GM Danyyil Dvirnyy is the 2015 Italian Champion after an exciting three-way tie for first place.

The 12 round tournament was played from 30th of November to the 12th of December. After the conclusion of the rounds, there were three players tied at 7 points each – Danyyil Dvirnyy, Alberto David and Axel Rombaldoni.

The playoff was settled with a series of rapid 12 minute games with 3 seconds increment.

In the first game, Dvirnyy with black bested Rombaldoni. Rombaldoni won the second game with black over David. The third game David won with black once more over Dvirnyy, leaving the players tied again at 1 game each. The second set of games saw Dvirnyy besting Rombaldoni; David winning over Rombaldoni and tying with Dvirnyy. This knocked Rombaldoni to third place, while the other two players continued vying for the gold.

In the final playoff session, David and Dvirnyy each won one game with white, leaving them tied once more and leading us to an Armageddon round conclusion.

In the final game, Dvirnyy with white won over David and became the 2015 Italian Champion, leaving silver to Alberto David and bronze to Axel Rombaldoni.

This victory brings back the title to Dvirnyy. He was holder of the title in 2013 , but lost it to Rombaldoni in 2014.

Final standings

1 GM DVIRNYY Danyyil 2561 7
2 GM DAVID Alberto 2580 7
2 GM ROMBALDONI Axel 2539 7
4 FM MORONI Luca jr 2460 6.5
5 GM BRUNELLO Sabino 2562 6.5
6 FM BASSO Pier Luigi 2435 6.5
7 GM VOCATURO Daniele 2588 6.5
8 IM VALSECCHI Alessio 2466 5.5
9 GM GODENA Michele 2508 5
10 IM BELLIA Fabrizio 2452 4
11 FM BOVE Alessandro 2360 2.5
12 IM BORGO Giulio 2372 2

 

All Italian champions

1921 Davide Marotti
1923 Stefano Rosselli del Turco
1929 Mario Monticelli
1931 Stefano Rosselli del Turco
1934 Mario Monticelli
1935 Antonio Sacconi
1936 Vincenzo Castaldi
1937 Vincenzo Castaldi
1939 Mario Monticelli
1943 Vincenzo Nestler
1947 Vincenzo Castaldi
    Cherubino Staldi
1948 Vincenzo Castaldi
1950 Giorgio Porreca
1951 Enrico Paoli
1952 Vincenzo Castaldi
    Alberto Mario Giustolisi
    Federico Norcia
1953 Vincenzo Castaldi
1954 Vincenzo Nestler
1956 Giorgio Porreca
1957 Enrico Paoli
1959 Vincenzo Castaldi
1960 Guido Cappello
1961 Alberto Mario Giustolisi
1962 Stefano Tatai
1963 Ennio Contedini
1964 Alberto Mario Giustolisi
1965 Stefano Tatai
1966 Alberto Mario Giustolisi
1967 Stefano Tatai
1968 Enrico Paoli
1969 Sergio Mariotti
1970 Stefano Tatai
1971 Sergio Mariotti
1972 Carlo Micheli
1973 Carlo Micheli
1974 Stefano Tatai
1975 Bela Toth
1976 Bela Toth
1977 Stefano Tatai
1979 Stefano Tatai
1980 Bela Toth
1981 Roberto Messa
1982 Bela Toth
1983 Stefano Tatai
1984 Alvise Zichichi
1985 Stefano Tatai
1986 Fernando Braga
1987 Mario Lanzani
1988 Fernando Braga
1989 Bruno Belotti
1990 Stefano Tatai
1991 Stefano Tatai
    1992/93 Michele Godena
1994 Michele Godena
    1994/95 Stefano Tatai
1995 Michele Godena
1996 Bruno Belotti
    1997/98 Igor Efimov
1998 Igor Efimov
1999 Fabio Bellini
2000 Ennio Arlandi
2001 Bruno Belotti
2002 Duilio Collutiis
2003 Spartaco Sarno
2004 Fabio Bruno
2005 Michele Godena
2006 Michele Godena
2007 Fabiano Caruana
2008 Fabiano Caruana
2009 Lexy Ortega
2010 Fabiano Caruana
2011 Fabiano Caruana
2012 Alberto David
2013 Danyyil Dvirnyy
2014 Axel Rombaldoni
2015 Danyyil Dvirnyy

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