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International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra – Round 4

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

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 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”

Forni di Sopra playing hall

Forni di Sopra playing hall

Following the quick draw between the leaders, GM Ivan Salgado and IM Axel Rombaldoni, Spanish GM Daniel Alsina defeated IM Giulio Borgo and caught up on the shared first place.

Open A round 4 standings:
1-3. GM Salgado Lopez Ivan 2623, IM Rombaldoni Axel 2469 and GM Alsina Leal Daniel 2540 – 3.5
4-16. IM Naroditsky Daniel 2479, GM Narciso Dublan Marc 2541, GM Naumkin Igor 2472, GM Sundararajan Kidambi 2447, GM Korneev Oleg 2586, GM Arun Prasad S. 2519, GM Lalith Babu M.R. 2529, FM Boscolo Federico 2300, GM Romanishin Oleg 2511, IM Saravanan V. 2401, FM Ceschia Ivano 2329, IM Ninov Nikolai 2471 and GM Tregubov Pavel V. 2596 – 3.0 etc

Top round 5 pairings:
GM Alsina Leal Daniel – IM Rombaldoni Axel
GM Salgado Lopez Ivan – GM Tregubov Pavel V.
GM Korneev Oleg – GM Naumkin Igor
IM Ninov Nikolai – GM Narciso Dublan Marc
IM Saravanan V. – GM Lalith Babu M.R.
GM Arun Prasad S. – GM Sundararajan Kidambi
FM Ceschia Ivano – GM Romanishin Oleg M
FM Boscolo Federico – IM Naroditsky Daniel

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

GM Ivan Salgado Lopez

GM Ivan Salgado Lopez

Axel Rombaldoni

Axel Rombaldoni (photo courtesy of Adolivio Capece)

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