The 7th Summer Chess Festival ‘Mare di Fano’ will take place from 30th July – 5th August, 2018, bringing together amateur and professional players.
The tournament is organized by the Fano Chess Club 1988 and Dario Pedini. The club celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018. Awarded with Bronze Star by CONI. The organizing team has been holding the Italian Rapid Championships for the six years (2011-2016).
Top players are Grandmasters rated over 2600 that had won past editions (!), meaning Yuri Solodovnichenko (UKR), Peter Prohaszka (HUN), Tamas Banusz (HUN), Sergey Fedorchuk (UKR), Alexandr Fier (BRA), WGM Nino Maisuradze (FRA).
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) and in 2017 was the Ukranian GM Fedorchuk.
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; 8 rounds for Open C and U16 categories. Time control: 90′ x 40 + 15′ + 30” from beginning. Top prize in the Open A is 700 EUR. The total prize fund is 7.000 EUR. Every player will receive a gift.
The playing venue is Palazzo Michele, an awesome historical roman place restyled inside in a new way, with air condition. Partner Hotel *** Continental, Angela, Sassonia, Tag, starting from 62 € in FB.
Partner Restaurant: La Perla
The tournament falls during a festive summer season with a rich cultural program including exhibitions, the Fano Jazz Festival and other concerts and party during the week end and also in the others days.