June 12th to 18th in Forni di Sopra, part of the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park
The 1st International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra will take place from June 12th to 18th in Forni di Sopra, part of the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park and one of the jewels of the Italian Alps.
The Ovens Valley is surrounded by the Alps on the north and on the south by the Carnian of the Dolomites Mountains of Friuli, which last year was declared World Heritage location. Forni di Sopra is also part of Authentic villages: the houses still retain the typical architecture carnica, evoking the atmosphere of a storybook.
The International Chess Tournament of Forni di Sopra is a result of close collaboration that ties for years the Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi with the Circolo Scacchistico Udinese, and the idea that acts as a flywheel for this event is all summed up in the slogan: “Forni di Sopra, where you can find high quality for a low price.”
The A section is available to players with an elo above 2000, 9 rounds Swiss system , time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30”
The B section is 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 is open to players with an elo under 1600, 8 rounds Swiss system, time control 90′x 40 moves + 30′ + 30 “
145 players are signed to participate and more registrations are anticipated on the opening day. Currently top seeded are:
GM Mikhail Gurevich 2617, GM Rafal Antoniewsky 2603, GM Korneev Oleg 2573, GM Matamoros Carlos 2549, GM Leon Hoyos Manuel 2565, GM Pawel Jaracz 2565, GM Naumkin Igor 2499, GM Vladimir Petkov 2514, GM Lazic Miroljub 2488, GM Arkadij Rotstein 2538, GM Tamas Banusz 2555, GM Gabor Papp 2553, GM Imre Hera 2566, GM Ivan Farago 2448 and GM Veisturs Meijers 2493.
Among women top seeded are WGM Gaponenko Inna 2435, WGM Barbara Jaracz 2310, WGM Nikolova Adriana 2333, WGM Klinova Marsha 2315, WGM Makropoulus Marina 2282 and WGM Calzetta Monica 2296.