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International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra 2014

The 5th International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra will take place from June 14th to 21st, 2014, in Forni di Sopra, part of the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park and one of the jewels of the Italian Alps.

Following the tremendous success of the previous editions, which were won by GM Carlos Matamoros (2011), GM Ivan Salgado (2012) and GM Danyyil Dvirnyy (2013) respectively, 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.

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 lake

Forni di Sopra village

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