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6th Summer International Festival Fano by the Sea

The 6th Summer Chess Festival ‘Mare di Fano’ will take place from 29th July – 5th August, 2017, bringing together amateur and professional players.

The tournament is organized by the Fano Chess Club 1988 and Dario Pedini. The club celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013. Awarded with Bronze Star by CONI. The organizing team has been holding the Italian Rapid Championships for the past six years (2011-2016).

The first editions, 2012 and 2013, were a complete success with 145 players in the field and overall victory by GM Yuri Solodovnichenko, both in 2013 as in 2012. In 2014 the tournament grew to 170 players. The event was won by GM Prohaszka (Hungary 2614) and the podium was completed by Andry Vovk (UKR 2630) and Daniel Sadzikowski (POL). In 2015 again GM Prohaszka finished first, 2nd place was for IM Sadzikowski who earned a GM norm and 3rd place was for young Italian star GM Francesco Rambaldi. In 2016 edition “the gold medal” was won by GM Alexander Fier (Brazil 2628).

Palazzo S.Michele

In the middle of the summer, chess aficionados will have an opportunity to enjoy sea, delicious Italian food and serious chess in the company of a number of invited GMs and IMs. The Open section is composed of five parts: A group (> 1900), B group (<2000), C group (< 1600), U-16 and a final rapid tournament. Open A and Open B will be held over 9 rounds with the Swiss pairing system; 7 rounds for Open C and U16 categories. Time control: 90′ x 40 + 15′ + 30” from beginning. Top prize in the Open A is 1.000 EUR. The total prize fund is 8.000 EUR. Every player will receive 3 gifts. The rapid tournament will be on the last day of the Festival on 6th August. 8-round Swiss with 10-min per player and 2.000 EUR prize fund. Top players are GM Vovk, GM Teterev, GM, Zhigalko A, GM Libiewsky, GM Naumkin, MI Sadzokowski, MI Weicchol, MI Nguyen, MI Wiezorek. The NEW playing venue is Palazzo S.Michele, an awesome historical roman place restyled inside in a new way, with air condition. Partner Hotel *** Continental, Angela, Sassonia starting from 62 € in FB. Partner Restaurant: La Barchetta, La Perla, Portoverde for HQ Italian food. The tournament falls during a festive summer season with a rich cultural program including exhibitions, the Fano Jazz Festival and the Fanno Summer Carnival. Contact

Organizer: Dario Pedini
Mobile: +39-335-224916

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