Italian Championship 2012
Friday, 02 November 2012 01:51
The Italian Chess Championship 2012 is currently ongoing at the NH Hotel Ambasciatori (corso Vittorio Emanuele 104) in Torino. The Championship concludes on 10th November. Twelve players will compete in the round robin tournament.
The four-time champion Fabiano Caruana – winner in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 (in 2009 he didn’t play) – will not participate because he will play the Kings Tournament in Bucharest and then FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent.
There are 4 Grandmasters in the field: Sabino Brunello, Alberto David, Carlos Garcia-Palermo and Michele Godena. Sabino Brunello, 23-years old, is the number two in the national elo list (1.10.2012) and the top seed in the Championship.
Alberto David returned to Italy and to the Italian Chess Federation and is now number 3 in the national elo list (1.10.2012), only one point behind Brunello.
Carlos Garcia-Palermo (58) is the oldest player, while Michele Godena (45) is the five-time Italian champion.
There are 6 International Masters in the competition: Fabio Bellini (43), Daniele Genocchio (31), Daniyyl Dvirnyy (22), Guido Caprio (18) and the two brothers Rombaldoni, Denis (23) and Axel (20).
The field is completed with the two young players, both 17 and both Fide Masters: Simone De Filomeno and Nicola Altini.
The arbiters are IA Marco Santandrea from Milano and FA Roberto Ricca from Torino.
Live games on the web site www.federscacchi.it
Results and standings on the web site www.scacchisticatorinese.it