GM Axel Rombaldoni is new Italian Chess Champion

The 74th Italian Chess Championship was held from 23rd November to 4th December at the Hotel “Villa Rota Resort”, Via Annunziatella, Boscotrecase NA.

The Championship was a round robin event with 12 players and average elo 2460. The prize fund was 14,300 EUR, of which 3000 EUR was reserved for the winner.

Grandmaster Axel Rombaldoni emerged the new national champion after winning six games, drawing four and losing only to his brother Denis Rombaldoni. With a total of 8,0/11 points Rombaldoni left the last year champion Danyyil Dvirnyy half a point behind.

Axel Rombaldoni

Axel Rombaldoni

GM Alberto David (champion in 2012) finished third after the rapid tie-break with Sabino Brunello and Denis Rombaldoni, thus directly qualifying for the 2015 Italian Chess Championship.

Nicola Altini and Artem Gilevych have earned International Master norms.

Replay games with analysis

Final standings:

1 GM Rombaldoni Axel ITA 2505 – 8
2 GM Dvirnyy Danyyil ITA 2515 – 7.5
3 GM David Alberto ITA 2578 – 6.5
4 IM Rombaldoni Denis ITA 2480 – 6.5
5 GM Brunello Sabino ITA 2568 – 6.5
6 GM Godena Michele ITA 2495 – 6
7 FM Altini Nicola ITA 2394 – 5.5
8 FM Gilevych Artem ITA 2394 – 5
9 IM Genocchio Daniele ITA 2407 – 4.5
10 IM Bruno Fabio ITA 2436 – 4.5
11 IM Bellia Fabrizio ITA 2415 – 3.5
12 IM Contin Daniel ITA 2327 – 2

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