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78th Brazil Chess Championship

The 78th Brazil Chess Championship is taking place from 10th to 20th December, 2011, at the Hotel Dann Inn Cambuí in Campinas. 12 players compete in the round robin tournament.

Seven-times national champion GM Giovanni Vescovi is defending the last year’s title and four-times champion of Brazil Rafael Leitao is the second-seeded player.

The legendary Henrique Mecking will be pursuing his third national title after taking the trophy back in 1965 and 1967.

GM Alexandr Fier (champion in 2005) returns from the successful European tour where he won the Delemont Open in Switzerland.

GM Giovanni Vescovi 2637
GM Rafael Leitão 2626
GM Henrique Mecking 2590
GM Alexandr Fier 2573
IM Diego Di Berardino 2491
GM Everaldo Matsuura 2487
GM Krikor Meckhitarian 2487
GM Felipe El Debs 2477
FM Paulo Jatobá Reis 2438
IM Evandro Barbosa 2412
FM Yago Moura Santiago 2335
FM Haroldo Cunha dos Santos 2250

Prize fund: R$ 15.000,00 (6.200 EUR)
1º) 3.500.- 4º) 1.500.- 7º) 800.- 10º) 500.-
2º) 2.500.- 5°) 1.000.- 8º) 700.- 11º) 500.-
3º) 2.000.- 6º) 900.- 9º) 600.- 12º) 500.-

Tournament director
Antonio Luiz Labegalini
Presidente da Liga Campineira de Xadrez

Giovanni Vescovi

Giovanni Vescovi

Alexandr Fier

GM Alexandr Fier

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