Zbigniew Pakleza of Poland wins Scacco Bratto Open

The 31st International Chess Festival Conca Della Presolana was held from 20-28th August at the Centro Sportivo Comunale in Castione della Presolana, Bratto, Italy.

The event was organized by the “Scacchistica Milanese”, historical chess club founded in 1881, Italian Chess Federation, and ScacchiRandagi.

The Festival had five sections:
“Master” tournament – 9 round Swiss for players rated over 2000
“A” and “B” tournaments – 8 round Swiss
“C” and “Under 16” tournaments – 6 round Swiss

The side events included blitz, rapid and bughouse tournaments, lectures and simultaneous exhibitions.

The total prize fund was 12,000 EUR.

The Master section had 48 participants. IM Zbigniew Pakleza from Poland took a clear first place with 7,0/9 points to claim a GM norm and top prize of 1500 EUR.

Zbigniew Pakleza

Zbigniew Pakleza

Final standings:
1. IM Pakleza Zbigniew 2498 POL – 7,0
2-4. GM Sveshnikov Evgeny 2502 LAT, IM Stopa Jacek 2498 POL and GM David Alberto 2565 ITA – 6,5
5-8. GM Steingrimsson Hedinn 2536 ISL, GM Ulibin Mikhail 2501 RUS, IM Hunt Adam 2428 ENG and Ferro Mario 2242 ITA – 6,0
9-13. IM Sveshnikov Vladimir 2380 LAT, GM Sulava Nenad 2462 CRO, FM Aghayev Miragha 2357 ITA, IM Czakon Jakub 2474 POL and IM Roeder Matthias 2422 GER – 5,5

Tournament website

(Photo by Volfango Rizzi)

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