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Italian Chess Championship 2011 – Fabiano Caruana wins his 4th title

The Italian Chess Federation is organizing the 71st Italian Chess Championship in co-operation with the Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi from 29th November to 12th December at the Hotel La Meridiana in Perugia.

12 players compete in the round robin tournament:
– Top 3 finishers from the 2010 Italian Championship
– 5 qualified from the 2011 Semifinal Championship in Acqui Terme
– The 2011 Italian U20 champion
– 2 active players according to the average elo
– 1 wildcard for a Grandmaster

Fabiano Caruana is defending the last year’s title. Total prize fund is 14000 EUR.

Update (10th December): Fabiano Caruana secured the first place with one round to go. In round 10 he defeated the nearest follower IM Daniyyl Dvirnyy and now enjoys a huge three-points lead.

Update (11th December): Fabiano Caruana finished the competition with 10 points from eleven games, winning his 4th title of the champion, 3000 EUR prize and 11 elo points.

IM Daniyyl Dvirnyy is second with 6.5 points, while GM Brunello Sabino won the rapid tie-break against GM Lexy Ortega to take third place. FMs Caprio Guido and Marco Codenotti have earned IM norms.

Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano Caruana

Round 11 results:
IM Mogranzini Roberto – IM Rombaldoni Denis 1 – 0
IM Dvirnyy Daniyyl – GM Godena Michele ½ – ½
FM Caprio Guido – GM Caruana Fabiano 0 – 1
IM Bruno Fabio – FM Codenotti Marco 0 – 1
GM Brunello Sabino – GM Ortega Lexy ½ – ½
IM Rombaldoni Axel – IM Genocchio Daniele 0 – 1

Final standings:
1. GM Caruana Fabiano 2727 – 10.0
2. IM Dvirnyy Daniyyl 2475 – 6.5
3-4. GM Brunello Sabino 2575 and GM Ortega Lexy 2478 – 6.0
5-9. GM Godena Michele 2548, FM Caprio Guido 2354, IM Bruno Fabio 2437, IM Rombaldoni Denis 2533 and FM Codenotti Marco 2293 – 5.0
10-11. IM Genocchio Daniele 2440 and IM Mogranzini Roberto 2469 – 4.5
12. IM Rombaldoni Axel 2459 – 3.5

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Roberto Mogranzini

Roberto Mogranzini

Dvirnyy Daniyyl and Ortega Lexy

Dvirnyy Daniyyl and Ortega Lexy

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