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Livigno International Chess Open 2012

The 3rd Livigno International Chess Open is set to take place on 10-17th September at the Polifunzionale Plaza Placheda in Livigno, Italy. At 1900m above the sea level this is probably Europe’s “highest” international event.

The Festival is managed by the A.S.D. Circolo Scacchistico Amos Cusini and will be played in two groups – Open A from players rated above 2000 elo and Open B for players under 2000 elo.

Both groups will be played over 9 rounds of Swiss System with the time control 90 minutes /40 moves + 30 minutes to end the game and 30 seconds bonus for every move.

The total prize fund is € 9.000,00. The winner takes € 1.000,00 + Cup, and there are prizes for three rating groups, women, seniors and juniors.

The play room will be equipped with digital boards and wooden pieces supplied by


The playing room in Livigno

In the previous editions the winners were GM Igor Naumkin in 2010 and GM Sergey Volkov in 2011.

More information on the official website

Livigno also offers many activities all year round, so it is the ideal place even for those who aren’t interested in chess.

The resort of Livigno owes its fame from to the fact of being a tax-free area. More than 250 shops for a few hours of leisure with the big names of international fashion stylist with particularly advantageous prices.

Rich proposal of trekking, walking or Mountain Bike way for the pleasure of five sense: the colour of nature, the wood smell, the sound of the torrent water, the pick of wild fruits and the taste of local dishes proposed in local restaurant. More information on website:

Pre-registered players:

1 2605 LUX David Alberto GM
2 2596 UKR Zubarev Alexander GM
3 2594 RUS Volkov Sergey GM
4 2590 RUS Burmakin Vladimir GM
5 2582 UKR Kravtsiv Martyn GM
6 2574 BLR Maiorov Nikita GM
7 2550 BUL Radulski Julian GM
8 2544 UKR Zinchenko Yaroslav GM
9 2543 UKR Vovk Andrey GM
10 2535 UKR Firman Nazar GM
11 2532 SRB Drazic Sinisa GM
12 2531 UKR Timoshenko Georgy GM
13 2530 LAT Sveshnikov Evgeny GM
14 2522 BUL Petrov Marijan GM
15 2522 CZE Polak Tomas GM
16 2513 UKR Andreev Eduard GM
17 2511 BUL Petkov Vladimir GM
18 2510 GER Rotstein Arkadij GM
19 2505 CRO Jovanic Ognjen GM
20 2495 SLO Tratar Marko GM
21 2470 RUS Antipov Mikhail Al IM
22 2456 IND Neelotpal Das GM
23 2435 IND Swayangsu Satyapragyan IM
24 2433 LAT Sveshnikov Vladimir IM
25 2423 ITA Bruno Fabio IM
26 2416 CRO Cebalo Miso GM

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