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Daniel Dardha is the young chess star at 2° Festival di Primavera

The 16 years old Daniel Dardha is the young chess star of the 2° Festival di Primavera in Cattolica, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

The chess festival takes place March 16-20 and is a 9 rounds Swiss system. GM Daniel Dardha, rated 2540, will have as main competitors GM Jobava Baadur, GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy, GM Sergei Azarov, GM Pier Luigi Basso, GM Marin Bosic, GM Danyyil Dvirnyy, GM Arseniy Nesterov, GM Momchil Nikolov, GM Radoslav Dimitrov, etc.

Official website of the chess festival

2° Festival di Primavera participants list

GMBernadskiy, VitaliyUKR2606
GMAzarov, SergeiBLR2604
GMBasso, Pier LuigiITA2600
GMJobava, BaadurGEO2588
GMDardha, DanielBEL2540
GMBosiocic, MarinCRO2522
GMNesterov, ArseniyRUS2522
GMNikolov, MomchilBUL2501
GMDvirnyy, DanyyilITA2496
GMDimitrov, RadoslavBUL2478
IMRoshka, YevgeniyUKR2478
GMMirzoev, EmilUKR2475
GMHjartarson, JohannISL2470
IMDavtyan, ArturARM2460
GMEnchev, IvajloBUL2449
Reuker, JariGER2425
FMCzerw, DawidPOL2398
IMMoksh Amit DoshiIND2396
FMHess, MaxGER2392
IMOhanyan, EminARM2379
Wachinger, NikolasGER2376
FMFormento, PaoloITA2359
FMBegmuratov, KhumoyunUZB2358
FMWoelk, Tom-FredericGER2348
FMBETTALLI FrancescoSI2317
FMCarnicelli, ValerioITA2299
FMPark, EvanUSA2293
IMVuelban, VirgilioPHI2288
Boder, JanGER2274
FMPasini, NicoloITA2252
Ojas KulkarniIND2236
IMDamia, AngeloITA2223
MMARZOCCHI TommasoBO2213
Knudsen, SimonGER2210
Kotyk, MichaelGER2201
FMCiolek, AndreasGER2191
FMCALAVALLE GiulioBO2188
Dobboletta, AlexITA2176
Dahale, AtulIND2148
Aarav DenglaIND2144
Engel, RobertGER2128
CMMatthes, AaronGER2124
MMIRRI PietroBO2119
MGATTAFONI AlessioMC2114
CFPADUANO ClaudioNA2114
CMGRANALDI AlessandroTA2110
Singh, HershUSA2100
Ohler, JuliusGER2097
Engesser, JonasGER2084
Persico, LorenzoITA2080
Meyling, LennartGER2072
WFSALA GiuliaMB2057
Devnani KushIND2041
WFSCARPA SilviaRN2041
Koukas, AnastasiosGRE2040
Tornay Gomez, JosuESP2016
Chennaoui, YasinSUI2015
Cap, PiotrPOL2008
Saveljevs, AleksandrsLAT2001
CMCASSI ElisaBG1981
Luchi, MaxITA1977
Poupalos, NikolaosGRE1971
Vincenti, LeonardoITA1708
2NVITI MatteoPG1698

More about Daniel Dardha

Daniel Dardha is the youngest player to win the Belgian Chess Championship. Dardha became Belgian champion at the age of 13 in 2019.

Daniel is of Albanian descent. Dardha’s father, Arben Dardha, became U-20 Albanian Champion at age 16, is a FIDE Master and, as of 2019, Dardha’s coach.

Daniel Dardha achieved his International Master title in 2019, shortly after winning the Belgian Chess Championship. He earned his Grandmaster title in 2021 after winning the Belgian Chess Championship for the second time, becoming Belgium’s youngest ever Grandmaster at age 15.

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