69th Italian Chess Championship Print
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 16:56
The 69th Italian Chess Championship is being held 23rd November - 4th December, in Sarre, Aosta Valley, Italy. The tournament is in round-robin format with twelve players and total prize fund is 14.000 EUR. The defending champion Fabiano Caruana is currently busy playing at the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, but four other Grandmasters are participating in the championship.

GMs Lexy Ortega and Michele Godena appear to be in the race for the first place, having both won two consecutive games in rounds six and seven. IM Carlo D'Amore is close to the top as well. Half of the field are juniors under the age of 20, which is quite impressive for a national event.

 

Italian television (RAI channel 3 - valle d'aosta) interviewing the players at the Italian Chess Championship

 

 

Aurelio Marguerettaz, the Assessor of tourism, sport and commerce of Regione Val d'Aosta, making the first move in the game Michele Godena- Andrea Stella

Aurelio Marguerettaz, the Assessor of tourism, sport and commerce of Regione Val d'Aosta, making the first move in the game Michele Godena- Andrea Stella

 

Results of round seven:

Rombaldoni Axel - Stella Andrea 1 - 0
Genocchio Daniele - Ortega Lexy 0 - 1
Bruno Fabio - Brunello Sabino ½ - ½
Garcia Palermo Carlos - Godena Michele 0 - 1
Valsecchi Alessio - Rombaldoni Denis 0 - 1
Vocaturo Daniele - D'Amore Carlo ½ - ½

Current standings:

1. GM Ortega Lexy - 5.5
2. GM Godena Michele - 5.0
3. IM D'Amore Carlo - 4.5
4. IM Rombaldoni Denis - 4.0
5. GM Vocaturo Daniele - 4.0
6. IM Bruno Fabio - 3.5
7. IM Brunello Sabino - 3.5
8. GM Garcia Palermo Carlo - 2.5
9. FM Genocchio Daniele - 2.5
10. FM Rombaldoni Axel - 2.5
11. FM Stella Andrea - 2.5
12. FM Valsecchi Alessio - 2.0

 

Official website: http://federscacchi.it/cia2009/

 
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