“Scacchistica Milanese”, historical chess club founded in 1881 and organizer of the prestigious Crespi International Tournaments, hosts the 31st International Chess Festival Conca Della Presolana on 20-28th August in Bratto, Italy.
The tournament is managed under the patronage of the Italian Chess Federation, with ScacchiRandagi as technical partner. The playing venue is Centro Sportivo Comunale, località Rucola 10, Castione della Presolana (BG).
The festival consists of 5 separate tournaments:
Master – for players with FIDE rating or Italian Elo rating equal to or more than 2000 (9 rounds, 76 players)
Open A – for players with FIDE rating or Italian Elo rating between 1750 and 2050, both included (8 rounds, 57 players)
Open B – for players with FIDE rating or Italian Elo rating less than 1800 (8 rounds, 54 players)
Open C – for players with FIDE rating or Italian Elo rating less than 1500 (6 rounds, 16 players)
Open U16 – for all players born after 31th December 1995 (6 rounds, 14 players)
The total prize fund is 12000 EUR, while 1500 EUR is set for the winner of the Master Group.
Master tournament round 5 standings:
1. GM Fedorchuk Sergey A. 2618 UKR – 4.5
2-7. IM Genocchio Daniele 2446 ITA, GM Greenfeld Alon 2566 ISR, GM Sveshnikov Evgeny 2514 LAT, IM Reinaldo Castineira 2492 ESP, GM Horvath Jozsef 2535 HUN and IM Narayanan Srinath 2371 IND – 4.0
8-18. GM Panchanathan Magesh 2556 IND, IM Vishnu Prasanna V 2340 IND, GM Drazic Sinisa 2501 SRB, IM Sveshnikov Vladimir 2407 LAT, GM De La Villa Garcia J 2490 ESP, GM David Alberto 2609 LUX, IM Borgo Giulio 2404 ITA, FM Juhasz Kristof 2334 HUN, IM Sertic Rudolf 2406 CRO, IM Melia Salome 2437 GEO and IM Recuero Guerra David 2441 ESP – 3.5 etc
Top round 6 pairings:
Fedorchuk Sergey A. – Greenfeld Alon
Horvath Jozsef – Genocchio Daniele
Narayanan Srinath – Reinaldo Castineira Roi
Sveshnikov Evgeny – David Alberto
Sertic Rudolf – Panchanathan Magesh Chandran
De La Villa Garcia Jesus Mari – Sveshnikov Vladimir
Recuero Guerra David – Borgo Giulio
Juhasz Kristof – Melia Salome