November 29 to December 8 in the city of Americana, Sao Paolo
The 77th Campeonato Brasileiro de Xadrez is taking place from November 29 to December 8, 2010, in the city of Americana / Sao Paolo. The playing venue is “SmartMall” near the ecological park of Americana. 12 players compete in the round robin tournament and the prize fund is R$10.000.
The 2009 champion Giovanni Vescovi is defending the title. As he stated in a recent interview for Chessdom.com, his intention is to win more national championships. Vescovi and Gilberto Milos already have six tittles each, while Rafael Leitao was four-time champion.
GM Leitao Rafael 2626 (Qualified as 4th from the 2009 championship)
GM Vescovi Giovanni 2622 (2009 champion)
GM Milos Gilberto 2596 (2009 vice-champion)
GM Fier Alexandr 2572 (First region semifinal winner)
GM Mekhitarian Krikor Sevag 2525 (3rd at the 2009 championship)
GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce 2502 (nominated by the Brazil Chess Federation)
IM Di Berardino Diego Rafael 2491 (nominated by the organizer)
IM Matsuura Everaldo 2490 (2nd in the first semifinal)
FM Jatoba De Oliveira Reis Paulo 2378 (Second semifinal winner)
FM Shumyatsky Victor 2352 (3rd in the first semifinal)
FM Barreto Filho Carlos Alberto 2350 (2nd in the second semifinal)
FM Gonzalez Bolivar Ribeiro 2277 (4th in the first semifinal)
The top-seeded GM Rafael Leitao is currently leading with two points from that many games. More information on the official website.
GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian and GM Alexandr Fier