The 33rd Memorial Edoardo Crespi took place from 1st to 8th December in the large tournament hall of Chess Club in Milan, via Sant’Uguzzone 8.
The Master Group was played over nine round of Swiss system with 60 participants from 11 countries: Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Philippines and Italy.
Top seeded Grandmasters Yuri Solodovnichenko and Sabino Brunello shared the first place with 7,0/9 points each. Solodovnichenko lifts the trophy thanks to the better tie-break.
A small surprise followed the awarding ceremony as the two winners were called for anti-doping control.
GM Nikita Maiorov (BLR) and IM Aleksandar Colovic (MKD) shared the third place with 6,5 points each. The 12-years old Luca Moroni scored the first norm for the title of National Master and only narrowly missed the IM norm.
Together with the minor tournaments (three groups), the 33rd Memorial Edoardo Crespi gathered 250 players.
About Società Scacchistica Milanese:
Wide tournament hall, playing and analysis rooms, reading room and library, snack bar, gardens, open till late seven days a week
Via Sant’Uguzzone, 8 – 20126 Milano Tel: 02.2573478 – Fax: 0240044486
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.scacchisticamilanese.it
Last year winner was GM Baadur Jobava
News and photos by Adolivio Capece