2016

GM Felix Levin wins Terre degli Elimi Open

The International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” 2016 concluded with a closing ceremony at the conference hall of Palazzo Sales in Erice, Italy.

The growth in participation in this traditional festival is expressed by 135 participants with a number of foreign players from 10 different nations.

The main Open A concluded with three players sharing the first place with 6,5/9 points each: GM Felix Levin (Germany), GM Jan Werle and 16-years old FM Tycho Dijkhuis (both Netherlands). Felix Levin is declared champion on best tie-break.

GM Felix Levin

GM Felix Levin

Italians also performed well, with FM Artem Gilevych and 14-year old FM Francesco Sonis sharing the 4th place half a point behind the winners. Gilevych completed his second IM-norm.

WFM Maria Kovanova from Kazakhstan was top placed woman, and the U20 “Francesco Monaco” award was won by the Dutch FM Mischa Senders. The special prize “Enza e Nino” in memory of the CM Giacomo Bertino parents awarded for the best difference W-We, goes to the Sicilian 16-years old Francesco La Sala.

FM Francesco Sonis

FM Francesco Sonis

WFM Maria Kovanova

WFM Maria Kovanova

Open A final standings: http://vesus.org/results/open-a-gt-1900-7deg-festival-internazionale-quotterre-degli-elimiquot/standing/
Photo gallery: http://www.facebook.com/Terre.Elimi/posts/1062723730429480
Video of the prize giving ceremony by Silvio Licata: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQLUKnrvuMM

Antonino Lo Piccolo from Alcamo won the Open B with 7/9 points, ahead of the young Gianluca Savalla from Marsala and the Russian 12-years old Niyaz Garifzyanov.

Antonino Lo Piccolo

Antonino Lo Piccolo

In the Open C dominated the Russian Alexey Shadrin with 6/7 points, ahead of the 12-years old compatriot Vitaliia Cherepanova and Luca Polito from Palermo.

Open C final standings: http://vesus.org/results/open-c-lt-1600-7deg-festival-internazionale-quotterre-degli-elimiquot/standing/

Thank you all and see you in Erice for the next edition

By Alessandro Monaco

Alexey Shadrin

Alexey Shadrin

FM Artem Gilevych

FM Artem Gilevych

GM Arkadij Rotstein

GM Arkadij Rotstein

THYCHO

GRUPPO LEVIN WERLE

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