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Italian Summer Chess Tour 2022

The Italian Summer Chess Tour 2022 features six open tournaments taking place one after another from May 16 – June 11, with a total prize fund of 35.000e.

The tour kicks off with the GM/IM Mix norm tournament which will be played from 16-20 May in Montebelluna. The 9 rounds swiss event named GrandMaster Grandiscacchi Chess Festival 2022 gathers 15 players from 10 countries with an average rating of 2467. The battlefield is led by GM Andrey Esipenko (2709), GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy (2636) and GM Baadur Jobava (2600).
Final report: Levan Pantsulaia wins GM Grandiscacchi Chess Festival

The Grandiscacchi Challenge 2022 will be the second event of the tour, taking place from 21-27 May in Montebelluna. Andrey Esipenko, Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Baadur Jobava, Eltaj Safarli and Levan Pantsulaia will be the top seeds of the A tournament which will be played in 9 rounds, swiss system.
Final report: Vitaliy Bernadskiy wins 1st Grandiscacchi Challenge Open

Grandiscacchi Rapid and Blitz Chess Tournaments 2022 will follow from 28-29 May, with more than 30 entries from 11 countries, including participation of 12 grandmasters and a prize fund of 4.000e. (Scroll down to see starting rank list of the players)

The city of Cattolica will host the 2nd edition of Festival d’Estate from May 30 – June 3. The festival includes three swiss open events of 9 rounds: A (2300+), B (1700-2000), and C (1700). The event attracted 43 entries from 19 countries, with Esipenko, Bernadskiy and Jobava as the top seed trio. (Scroll down to see starting rank list of the players)

The 9th Cattolica Festival will be the fifth tournament of the tour, being played in two sections (Open A & Open B) from 4-11 June in Hotel Kursaal, Cattolica. 73 players from 23 countries registered for the event, including 24 grandmasters and 9 international masters. GM Kirill Shevchenko, GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy are the top seeds. (Scroll down to see starting rank list of the players)

The tour will conclude with the 2nd Festival di Giugno Treviso which will take place from 20-26 June in the city of Treviso. The event will be played in 3 sections: Masters (2000+), Open A (1700-2100) and Open B (U1800) with the total prize fund of 3.800e.

Starting list of players – GrandMaster Grandiscacchi Chess Festival 2022:

No. NameFEDRtg
1GMEsipenko Andrey FID2709
2GMBernadskiy Vitaliy UKR2636
3GMJobava Baadur GEO2600
4GMSafarli Eltaj AZE2600
5GMPantsulaia Levan GEO2587
6GMBasso Pier Luigi ITA2570
7IMLoiseau Quentin FRA2445
8IMRozen Eytan ISR2425
9FMMartinovici Ilia MDA2408
10FMSiddharth Jagadeesh SGP2393
11IMShahil Dey IND2369
12IMGenocchio Daniele ITA2365
13IMDuran Vega Sergio CRC2358
14FMKalogridis Antonios GRE2306
15 Ojas Kulkarni IND2235

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Starting list of players – Grandiscacchi Challenge 2022

No. NameFEDRtgI
1GMEsipenko Andrey FID2709
2GMBernadskiy Vitaliy UKR2615
3GMSafarli Eltaj AZE2589
4GMJobava Baadur GEO2588
5GMPantsulaia Levan GEO2587
6GMBasso Pier Luigi ITA2583
7GMPostny Evgeny ISR2571
8GMKorneev Oleg ESP2521
9GMArjun Kalyan IND2477
10IMLoiseau Quentin FRA2462
11IMRahul Srivatshav P IND2458
12IMParkhov Yair ISR2455
13IMCan Isik TUR2423
14FMMartinovici Ilia MDA2408
15FMSiddharth Jagadeesh SGP2393
16IMShahil Dey IND2383
17IMDuran Vega Sergio CRC2358
18IMSouhardo Basak IND2357
19FMTarhan Adar TUR2314
20WIMPriyanka Nutakki IND2305
21 Ojas Kulkarni IND2235
22FMMohamed Anees M IND2209
23WIMHarshita Guddanti IND2208
24WGMVarshini V IND2126
25 Ishvi Aggarwal IND1709

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Starting list of players – Grandiscacchi Blitz Chess Tournaments 2022:

No. NameFEDRtgI
1GMMartinez Alcantara Jose Eduardo PER2690
2GMSafarli Eltaj AZE2634
3GMEsipenko Andrey FID2617
4GMJobava Baadur GEO2617
5GMMoroni Luca Jr ITA2573
6GMNesterov Arseniy FID2489
7GMBernadskiy Vitaliy UKR2473
8GMHuerga Leache Mikel ESP2473
9IMCaprio Guido ITA2438
10IMAbdisalimov Abdimalik UZB2401
11GMBasso Pier Luigi ITA2381
12IMNigmatov Ortik UZB2378
13IMRoshka Yevgeniy UKR2364
14GMArjun Kalyan IND2321
15GMNeverov Valeriy UKR2311
16IMDamia Angelo ITA2308
17IMDuran Vega Sergio CRC2308
18GMLodici Lorenzo ITA2265
19FMKanyamarala Tarun IRL2219
20WIMKanyamarala Trisha IRL2134
21 Kalosha Zhiulien Oleksii UKR2064
22 Lantini Marco ITA2000
23 Gruden Matej ITA1925
24 Petrolo Mauro ITA1852
25 Marani Luca ITA1814
26AFMBelemmi Marco ITA1807
27 Danese Aldo ITA1771
28 Iovannone Cristiano ITA1426
29 Candian Lorenzo ITA1393
30 Budyi Danylo ITA1294

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Starting list of players – Grandiscacchi Rapid Chess Tournaments 2022:

No. NameFEDRtgIRtgN
1GMEsipenko Andrey FID26790
2GMJobava Baadur GEO26640
3GMSafarli Eltaj AZE26500
4GMMartinez Alcantara Jose Eduardo PER26450
5GMBernadskiy Vitaliy UKR25940
6GMMoroni Luca Jr ITA25100
7IMCaprio Guido ITA25100
8GMBasso Pier Luigi ITA24580
9GMHuerga Leache Mikel ESP24540
10GMNesterov Arseniy FID24410
11IMRoshka Yevgeniy UKR24390
12IMDuran Vega Sergio CRC24160
13GMNeverov Valeriy UKR24100
14IMNigmatov Ortik UZB23550
15IMDamia Angelo ITA23440
16GMArjun Kalyan IND23000
17GMLodici Lorenzo ITA22960
18IMAbdisalimov Abdimalik UZB22790
19 Doric Senad ITA20680
20 Kalosha Zhiulien Oleksii UKR20620
21FMKanyamarala Tarun IRL20310
22 Lantini Marco ITA19970
23AFMBelemmi Marco ITA18970
24 Gruden Matej ITA18380
25 Marani Luca ITA18130
26WIMKanyamarala Trisha IRL18060
27 Danese Aldo ITA16350
28 Budyi Danylo ITA15830
29 Candian Lorenzo ITA15300
30 Iovannone Cristiano ITA14350
31 Agostinelli Massimo ITA13870

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Starting list of players – 2nd edition of Festival d’Estate Open A:

No. NameFEDRtgI
1GMEsipenko Andrey FID2709
2GMBernadskiy Vitaliy UKR2636
3GMJobava Baadur GEO2600
4GMSafarli Eltaj AZE2600
5GMMartinez Alcantara Jose Eduardo PER2591
6GMPantsulaia Levan GEO2587
7GMBasso Pier Luigi ITA2570
8GMLodici Lorenzo ITA2549
9GMSivuk Vitaly UKR2529
10GMKorneev Oleg ESP2521
11GMMitrabha Guha IND2500
12IMSaksham Rautela IND2480
13GMArjun Kalyan IND2477
14IMRoshka Yevgeniy UKR2468
15IMNigmatov Ortik UZB2463
16IMRahul Srivatshav P IND2458
17GMNeverov Valeriy UKR2440
18GMHuerga Leache Mikel ESP2439
19IMAbdisalimov Abdimalik UZB2435
20FMSiddharth Jagadeesh SGP2393
21FMKanyamarala Tarun IRL2388
22FMRoyal Shreyas ENG2385
23FMCeres Dragos MDA2380
24IMShahil Dey IND2369
25FMRichter Nils GER2359
26IMDuran Vega Sergio CRC2358
27IMSouhardo Basak IND2357
28FMFormento Paolo ITA2340
29WIMPriyanka Nutakki IND2303
30FMHan Yichen NED2302
31CMAslanov Umid AZE2281
32FMKrasteva Beloslava BUL2268
33 Ojas Kulkarni IND2235
34WIMSavitha Shri B IND2230
35IMDamia Angelo ITA2225
36FMMohamed Anees M IND2209
37 Lever Erwan FRA2209
38WIMHarshita Guddanti IND2208
39CMNurgaliyev Sauat KAZ2187
40WIMAakanksha Hagawane IND2162
41WIMKanyamarala Trisha IRL2127
42WGMVarshini V IND2126
43 Candian Lorenzo ITA2048

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Starting list of players – The 9th Cattolica Festival Open A:

No. NameFEDRtgI
1GMShevchenko Kirill UKR2644
2GMNisipeanu Liviu-Dieter GER2638
3GMBernadskiy Vitaliy UKR2636
4GMJobava Baadur GEO2600
5GMSafarli Eltaj AZE2600
6GMSmirin Ilia ISR2599
7GMMartinez Alcantara Jose Eduardo PER2591
8GMPantsulaia Levan GEO2587
9GMAsadli Vugar AZE2578
10GMBasso Pier Luigi ITA2570
11GMNesterov Arseniy FID2569
12GMLodici Lorenzo ITA2549
13GMRychagov Andrey RUS2549
14GMKharitonov Alexandr RUS2542
15GMBosiocic Marin CRO2537
16GMSuleymanli Aydin AZE2537
17GMKorneev Oleg ESP2521
18GMMitrabha Guha IND2500
19IMSaksham Rautela IND2480
20GMArjun Kalyan IND2477
21IMRoshka Yevgeniy UKR2468
22GMGlek Igor FID2467
23IMRahul Srivatshav P IND2458
24GMNikolov Momchil BUL2454
25GMNeverov Valeriy UKR2440
26GMHuerga Leache Mikel ESP2439
27IMAbdisalimov Abdimalik UZB2435
28FMMilikow Elie ISR2428
29FMMilikow Yoav ISR2410
30FMMartinovici Ilia MDA2408
31IMBuksa Nataliya UKR2406
32IMHnydiuk Aleksander POL2394
33FMKanyamarala Tarun IRL2388
34FMRoyal Shreyas ENG2385
35FMCeres Dragos MDA2380
36IMShahil Dey IND2369
37FMTrost Edvin SWE2366
38IMSouhardo Basak IND2357
39FMKolb Tobias GER2345
40FMFormento Paolo ITA2340
41FMOzcan Kaan TUR2329
42FMBettalli Francesco ITA2304
43WIMPriyanka Nutakki IND2303
44WGMHeinemann Josefine GER2300
45CMKuegel Tobias GER2297
46CMAslanov Umid AZE2281
47FMKrasteva Beloslava BUL2268
48GMNaumkin Igor RUS2266
49 Ojas Kulkarni IND2235
50FMBussard Christian GER2232
51 Lohvinov Petro UKR2232
52WIMSavitha Shri B IND2230
53CMLohia Sohum ENG2230
54IMDamia Angelo ITA2225
55FMMohamed Anees M IND2209
56 Lever Erwan FRA2209
57WIMHarshita Guddanti IND2208
58CMNurgaliyev Sauat KAZ2187
59WIMAakanksha Hagawane IND2162
60 Kalosha Zhiulien Oleksii UKR2161
61WIMKanyamarala Trisha IRL2127
62WGMVarshini V IND2126
63 Maloberti David FRA2068
64 Mazzini Mauro ITA2052
65 Candian Lorenzo ITA2048
66 Miotto Alberto ITA2039
67 Paleologu Vladimir SUI2008
68 Lantini Marco ITA1968
69 Garofalo Pietro ITA1949
70 Ghods Maziar ITA1902
71 Di Chiara Mauro ITA1872
72 Ishvi Aggarwal IND1709

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