The Chess Club Gardena is delighted and proud to be hosting from 4th to 11th of June 2016 for the third time an important international chess tournament in Ortisei with a prize fund of 10,000 Euros.
That much is certain that thanks to the success of the two previous editions, together with our regional and national partners, we will do our utmost in order to guarantee a memorable and joyous event in 2016 Chess Festival.
Five GM are invited, so as to offer to weaker participants a better chance to win a money prize. The enchanting landscape, hospitality and local cuisine offer other top reasons to participate in the tournament in the pearl of Dolomites.
There will be two sections, Open A for players rated over 1900, and Open B for the U2000 players. Both will be completed over 9 rounds of Swiss system.
Top rated players: GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter GER 2679, GM Berkes Ferenc HUN 2649, GM Vocaturo Daniele ITA 2574, GM Demuth Adrien FRA 2544, GM Bogner Sebastian SUI 2539, GM Kindermann Stefan AUT 2515, GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2494, IM Castellanos Rodriguez Renier ESP 2478, FM Lodici Lorenzo ITA 2383 (national U16 champion), IM/WGM Fierro Baquero Martha ECU 2344, WIM Sgircea Silvia-Raluca ROU 2276, WFM Dengler Dijana BIH 2052.