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GM Ivan Salgado lifts the trophy in Forni di Sopra

The 2nd International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra took 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.

The organizers of the event are Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi, Circolo Scacchistico Udinese, ScacchiRandagi, FSI and Comune Forni di Sopra.

The tournament had three sections:
- The A section, available to players with an elo above 2000, 9 rounds Swiss system , time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30”.
- The B section, 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, open to players with an elo under 1600, 8 rounds Swiss system, time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30”

The A section had 72 players competing. Top seeded Grandmasters, Ivan Salgado of Spain and Pavel Tregubov of Russia, won their last round games against Igor Naumkin and Oleg Romanishin, respectively, to finish on the top of the standings with 7 points each.

Salgado takes the winner’s trophy on better tie-break score. Full standings bellow.

Ivan Salgado and Pavel Tregubov

Ivan Salgado and Pavel Tregubov

Francesco Simoncini won the B section with 6.5 points in the competition of 54 players.

C section had 15 participants. As many as eight players shared the first place with 5 points each.

The winner of the inaugural event in 2011 was GM Carlos Matamoros.

The tournament is covered on www.scacchirandagi.com and www.accademiainternazionalediscacchi.com.

WIM Marina Brunello

WIM Marina Brunello

Stefano Bellincampi

Stefano Bellincampi, founder of the popular Scacchierando Blog - www.scacchierando.net

Final Standings Open A:

1 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2623 – 7
2 GM Tregubov Pavel V RUS 2596 – 7
3 GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2586 – 6.5
4 GM Romanishin Oleg M UKR 2511 – 6.5
5 GM Arun Prasad S IND 2519 – 6.5
6 IM Dvirnyy Daniyyl ITA 2515 – 6.5
7 GM Alsina Leal Daniel ESP 2540 – 6
8 GM Narciso Dublan Marc ESP 2541 – 6
9 GM Sundararajan Kidambi IND 2447 – 6
10 GM Naumkin Igor RUS 2472 – 6
11 IM Naroditsky Daniel USA 2479 – 6
12 IM Bruno Fabio ITA 2447 – 6
13 FM Boscolo Federico ITA 2300 – 6
14 IM Rombaldoni Axel ITA 2469 – 5.5
15 IM Ninov Nikolai BUL 2471 – 5.5
16 Altini Nicola ITA 2288 – 5.5
17 GM Rotstein Arkadij GER 2512 – 5.5
18 IM Saravanan V IND 2401 – 5.5
19 IM Welling Gerard NED 2333 – 5.5
20 FM Ceschia Ivano ITA 2329 – 5.5
21 FM Bove Alessandro ITA 2362 – 5
22 IM Borgo Giulio ITA 2395 – 5
23 Sorbera Giovanni ITA 2153 – 5
24 IM Vezzosi Paolo ITA 2278 – 5
25 FM De Santis Alessio ITA 2326 – 5
26 Xia Jie ITA 2300 – 5
27 Callier Christophe BEL 2034 – 5
28 Andersen Alf R NOR 2199 – 5
29 Tonon Alessandro ITA 2275 – 5
30 GM Lalith Babu M R IND 2529 – 4.5
31 Chandra Akshat USA 2155 – 4.5
32 Lantini Marco ITA 2147 – 4.5
33 CM Arjun Bharat IND 2231 – 4.5
34 Cnossen Wiebe NED 2160 – 4.5
35 WIM Hagesaether Ellen NOR 2252 – 4.5
36 FM Prakken Gerrit NED 2203 – 4.5
37 WIM Brunello Marina ITA 2267 – 4.5
38 WIM Makka Ioulia GRE 2149 – 4.5
39 FM Happel Henk NED 2125 – 4.5
40 CM Popa Claudio ITA 2146 – 4.5
41 Formento Paolo ITA 2155 – 4.5
42 Marsili Riccardo ITA 2041 – 4
43 Basso Pier Luigi ITA 2181 – 4
44 Boraso Alessio ITA 2057 – 4
45 Innocenti Giovanni ITA 2021 – 4
46 CM Fiorido Giuseppe ITA 2127 – 4
47 Capaliku Aleks ITA 2117 – 4
48 IM Medancic Rikard CRO 2249 – 4
49 WIM Vasquez Ramirez Rocio ECU 2149 – 4
50 Picco Ruggero ITA 2015 – 4
51 WGM Partac Elena MDA 2129 – 4
52 Rorato Renzo ITA 2053 – 3.5
53 Semeria Marco ITA 2042 – 3.5
54 Vesce Emanuele ITA 1849 – 3.5
55 Prats Rodriguez Juan Bosco ESP 2029 – 3.5
56 Pozzobon Davide ITA 1884 – 3.5
57 Laco Giuseppe ITA 2105 – 3.5
58 Zamengo Fulvio ITA 2045 – 3.5
59 Bellincampi Stefano ITA 2069 – 3.5
60 Mastroddi Emiliano ITA 2089 – 3.5
61 Osmanovic Faruk GER 2008 – 3.5
62 Balzano Filli ITA 1913 – 3
63 Hansson Hakan SWE 2093 – 3
64 FM Bonfa Ileano ITA 2265 – 3
65 Pegoraro Nicola ITA 2068 – 3
66 Chiarion Elisa ITA 2012 – 3
67 Movileanu Daniela ITA 1984 – 2.5
68 Litrico Paolo ITA 1975 – 2.5
69 Castellano Alfonso ITA 1988 – 2.5
70 Palazzotto Roberto ITA 1977 – 2.5
71 Rubini Alessandro ITA 1926 – 2.5
72 FM Kragelj Igor SLO 2203 – 1

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