Open Forni di Sopra Concluded Print
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 12:03
The 2nd International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra took place from June 16th to 23rd, 2012, in Forni di Sopra, part of the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park and one of the jewels of the Italian Alps.

The organizers of the event are Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi, Circolo Scacchistico Udinese, ScacchiRandagi, FSI and Comune Forni di Sopra.

The tournament had three sections:
- The A section, available to players with an elo above 2000, 9 rounds Swiss system , time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30”.
- The B section, open to players with an elo above 1600 ELO (and lower than 2000 ELO), 8 rounds Swiss system, time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30”.
- The C section, open to players with an elo under 1600, 8 rounds Swiss system, time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30”

The A section had 72 players competing. Top seeded Grandmasters, Ivan Salgado of Spain and Pavel Tregubov of Russia, won their last round games against Igor Naumkin and Oleg Romanishin, respectively, to finish on the top of the standings with 7 points each.

Salgado takes the winner’s trophy on better tie-break score. Full standings bellow.

Ivan Salgado and Pavel Tregubov

Francesco Simoncini won the B section with 6.5 points in the competition of 54 players.
C section had 15 participants. As many as eight players shared the first place with 5 points each.

The winner of the inaugural event in 2011 was GM Carlos Matamoros.

The tournament is covered on www.scacchirandagi.com and www.accademiainternazionalediscacchi.com.




 
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