The Master Group of the Italian Team Championship starts on Friday, 27th April in Arvier, Aosta Valley. 14 teams will compete for the title in the 7-round Swiss tournament. The Championship concludes on 1st May.
The Italian Women Team Championship starts from Saturday, 28th April.
About 20 Grandmasters will take participation, among them being Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Kiril Georgiev, Gawain Jones and David Alberto.
The teams and the main players:
Cavolini-Datagest, Pesaro (Champions in 2011, GM Emil Sutovsky, GM Sabino Brunello, GM Mihail Marin)
Obiettivo Risarcimento, Padova (2nd in 2011, GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Hikaru Nakamura, GM Kiril Georgiev, GM Michele Godena)
Libertas, Nereto (3rd in 2011, GM Rafal Antoniewsky),
Chieti (GM Gawain Jones, GM Marie Sebag)
Milanese, Milano (GM Alberto David, WIM Marina Brunello)
Trieste (GM Luka Lenic and GM Jure Skoberne)
Arrocco, Roma (GM Csaba Horvath),
Torveca Caffè, Vigevano (GM Roland Salvador)
Banca Nuova, Palermo (GM Mladen Palac)
Pizzato Elettrica, Marostica
Centro Studi, Palermo
News by Adolivio Capece