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International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra – Round 6

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”

Centro Sportivo - Playing Venue

Centro Sportivo - Playing Venue

First Move, IM Roberto Mogranzini, GM Ivan Salgado, ViceMayor of the children, Mayor Mr. Colombo

First Move, IM Roberto Mogranzini, GM Ivan Salgado, ViceMayor of the children, Mayor Mr. Colombo

After six rounds of play in the Open A, Grandmasters Oleg Korneev and Oleg Romanishin have emerged leaders with 5 points each and are set to meet each other on Thursday.

Korneev defeated IM Axel Rombaldoni who over-pressed with white pieces, while Romanishin scored a fine positional victory against IM Nikolai Ninov.

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

Round 6 top results:

IM Rombaldoni Axel – GM Korneev Oleg 0 – 1
GM Lalith Babu M.R. – GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ½ – ½
GM Romanishin Oleg M – IM Ninov Nikolai 1 – 0
GM Sundararajan Kidambi – FM Boscolo Federico 1 – 0
GM Tregubov Pavel V. – GM Rotstein Arkadij 1 – 0
IM Bruno Fabio – GM Alsina Leal Daniel ½ – ½
FM De Santis Alessio – GM Arun Prasad S. 0 – 1
IM Dvirnyy Daniyyl – FM Bove Alessandro ½ – ½
GM Narciso Dublan Marc – FM Ceschia Ivano 1 – 0
IM Naroditsky Daniel – Altini Nicola 1 – 0
GM Naumkin Igor – Sorbera Giovanni 1 – 0

Round 6 standings:

1-2. GM Korneev Oleg 2586 ESP and GM Romanishin Oleg M 2511 UKR – 5.0
3-8. GM Salgado Lopez Ivan 2623 ESP, GM Sundararajan Kidambi 2447 IND, GM Lalith Babu M.R. 2529 IND, IM Rombaldoni Axel 2469 ITA, GM Arun Prasad S. 2519 IND and GM Tregubov Pavel V. 2596 RUS – 4.5
9-18. FM Boscolo Federico 2300 ITA, GM Alsina Leal Daniel 2540 ESP, GM Narciso Dublan Marc 2541 ESP, GM Naumkin Igor 2472 RUS, IM Naroditsky Daniel 2479 USA, IM Ninov Nikolai 2471 BUL, IM Borgo Giulio 2395 ITA, IM Dvirnyy Daniyyl 2515 ITA, FM Bove Alessandro 2362 ITA and IM Bruno Fabio 2447 – 4.0 etc

Round 7 top pairings:

GM Korneev Oleg – GM Romanishin Oleg
GM Salgado Lopez Ivan – GM Sundararajan Kidambi
GM Arun Prasad S. – GM Tregubov Pavel V.
IM Rombaldoni Axel – GM Lalith Babu M.R.
FM Boscolo Federico – GM Narciso Dublan Marc
GM Alsina Leal Daniel – IM Naroditsky Daniel
IM Bruno Fabio – IM Dvirnyy Daniyyl
FM Bove Alessandro – GM Naumkin Igor
IM Ninov Nikolai – IM Borgo Giulio

Jessenia Rojas from Ecuador

Jessenia Rojas from Ecuador

Rising Italian star Federico Boscolo

Rising Italian star FM Federico Boscolo, student of Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi

Chandra Akshat, 12 years old from USA

Chandra Akshat, 12 years old from USA

Traditional Festival of the herbs

Traditional festival of the herbs

Flowers can be found all around Forni di Sopra

Flowers can be found all around Forni di Sopra

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