4-12th September 2010 in Arvier, Aosta Valley, Italy
The 2010 European Union Individual Chess Championship will be played on 4-12th September in Arvier, Aosta Valley, Italy. The tournament is open to all players from the countries belonging to European Union, with wild card for players from Croatia, Fyrom and Turkey, but without the right to the title.
The playing format is 9 rounds with Swiss pairings and time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes to finish + 30 seconds for every move from the first.
Aosta Valley is one of the most famous touristic regions in Italy, very well known for its castles, food and wine.
Some of the top players are GM Agrest Evgenij SWE, GM Jaracz Pawel POL, GM Llanes Hurtado Miguel ESP, GM Ortega Lexy (Italian chess champion 2009), GM Suba Mihai ROU, IM Brunello Sabino ITA (fulfilled all requirements for GM title), IM Vernay Clovis FRA, IM Estremera Panos Sergio ESP, WGM Calzetta Ruiz Monica ESP, WIM Brunello Marina ITA, Tate Alan SCO, FM Delaney John IRL etc
Official website – www.scacchivda.com
A smiling Sabino Brunello being interviewed by the Italian Television. Last week he earned his final Grandmaster norm.
The playing hall
GM Evgenij Agrest
WIM Marina Brunello interviewed
WGM Monica Calzetta Ruiz