The 77th edition of the Italian Chess Championship takes place in Cosenza, Italy, from 28th November to 11th December and consist of three simultaneously played events:
– Italian Chess Championship
– Italian Chess Championship for Women
– Italian Junior Chess Championship
All events are played in Presso Italiana Hotels, as the playing venue of the Championships.
Italian Chess Championship 2017 is held from from 28th November to 11th December with participation of 11 players. The event is played in 11 rounds by Robin Round system.
Among the participants are 4 Italian national players: Sabino Brunello, Danyyil Dvirnyy, Godena Michele, Luca Moroni, as well as top grandmasters and talented youngsters: David Alberto, Garcia Palermo Carlos, Genocchio Daniele, Gilevych Artem, Sonis Francesko, Stella Andrea and Valsecchi Alessio.
The Women’s Italian Chess Championship has started at the same place on 2nd December with participation of 8 top Italian female players, representatives: Gueci Tea, Di Benedetto Desiree, Zimina Olga, Brunello Marina, Sedina Elena, together with Movileanu Daniela, Santeramo Alessia Carmen and Palma Maria. The event is played in 7 rounds, Robin Round system.
Italian Chess Championship for Juniors (U20) takes place from 2nd-9th December and is played in 7 rounds. 8 players compete for the title: Lodici Lorenzo, Zamengo Fulvio, Barp Alberto, Carnicelli Valerio, Formento Paolo, Montilli Vincenzo, Belli Giorgio and Di Benedetto Edoardo.
The time control of each event is 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, with addition of 20 minutes from the 41st move, +15 minutes added on the 60th move till the end of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from the move one.
The total prize fund of the events is 23.000 EUR (Italian Chess Championship: 14.000 EUR, Italian Chess Championship for Women: 4.500 EUR , Italian Junior Chess Championship: 4.500 EUR). Top three players will be awarded with trophies, while all the participants will be rewarded with medals.
Top three ranked players on the Italian Chess Championship will be invited to participate the European Individual Chess Championship 2018 with all expenses taken by the Italian Chess Federation.
All the games are transmitted live and can be followed through the Official Website of the Championship.
The event is organized by the Italian Chess Federation.