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Vladimir Epishin wins the 3rd International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi”

Vladimir Epishin is the winner of the third edition of the Festival “Land of the Elimi”, which was held in Erice (TP) July 25 to 29, 2012. The Russian GM lost only half a point in seven rounds and claimed the gold with 6,5/7.

The female participation was excellent: the Georgian player Sopiko Guramishvili finished second and IM Tapani Sammalvuo third. The other foreign player Batsiashvili Nino finished fourth.

The Italian young player Marina Brunello completed a good performance that allowed her to rank seventh with 4.5 points.

Surprisingly, CM Gaetano Grasso, last seeded, was the first of the Italians with 5 points. The group of winners was completed by Alessandro Santagati, 6th place.

Final Results of the Open A, top ten

 

P

Pts

Titolo

Nome

ELO

Perf.

Fed

Buc1

BucT

1

6.5

GM

Epishin Vladimir

2567

2644

28.00

30.00

2

5.5

IM

Guramishvili Sopiko

2400

2440

29.50

33.50

3

5.5

IM

Sammalvuo Tapani

2472

2374

29.00

33.00

4

5.5

WGM

Batsiashvili Nino

2434

2345

28.00

31.00

5

5

CM

Grasso Gaetano

2032

2174

24.50

27.00

6

5

-M

Santagati Alessandro

2230

2081

23.50

26.00

7

4.5

WF

Brunello Marina

2240

2287

28.00

31.00

8

4.5

-M

Amato Andrea

2263

2192

27.00

30.00

9

4.5

IM

Ljubisavljevic Zivojin Z

2246

2103

26.50

30.00

10

4.5

CM

Ferrante Marco

2190

2125

26.50

29.50

Article and photos by Alessandro Monaco

sammalvuo

Placed third, Sammalvuo had a good tournament

IM	Guramishvili Sopiko

IM Guramishvili receives the second place trophy and top women prize

Epishin

Epishin was convincing winner of the tournament

CM	Grasso Gaetano

CM Grasso Gaetano is the top placed Italian

WGM Nino Batsiashvili

WGM Nino Batsiashvili confirmed the strong women participation

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