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1st International Livigno Chess Open

10-18th September 2010 in Livigno, Italian Alps. 60 players already signed-up

Maybe it’s because of the location, a well known tourist resort, or for the prize money (9,000 EUR plus prestigious gifts by sponsors, such as Grappa Mazzetti and Baume & Mercier), or maybe for the possibility to play far away from the chaos of big cities.

The fact is that the number of pre inscriptions for the 1st International Livigno Chess Open has steadily increased over the past weeks, and now it has overtaken the 60 player quota. Among them, there are many Grandmasters, whereas two thirds of the players have an Elo higher than 2000. More than a dozen nations are represented: from South America to Russia, from Israel to a bit all Central and Eastern Europe. Not bad for the first edition of a chess event.

Nevertheless, these numbers shouldn’t discourage those who think that they could not be able to play against such strong opponents. Actually, there are three different tournaments, according to Elo. Therefore, everybody can participate and have fun.

The event takes place in Livigno, a beautiful Alps resort in Italy, from 10th to 18th September. You can reach it from both the north and the south of Europe (see distances below). Livigno also offers many activities all year round, so it is the ideal place even for those who aren’t interested in chess.

Livigno D.Pasini

Livigno Valley (copyright by D.Pasini)

Here is a little preview of the participants (full list)

1) GM Iturrizaga Eduardo VEN 2614

2) GM Kovalyov Anton ARG 2599

3) GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2590

4) GM Cordova Emilio PER 2560

5) GM Korneev Oleg RUS 2543

6) GM Rotstein Arkadij GER 2527

7) GM Petkov Vladimir BUL 2513

8) GM Lazic Miroljub SER 2506

9) IM Salvador Roland PHI 2498

10) GM Naumkin, Igor RUS 2466

11) IM Michalik Peter SVK 2453

12) IM Orzech Dominik POL 2425

13) IM Arnaudov Petar G. BUL 2423

14) FM Bertagnolli Alexander ITA 2395

15) IM Mogranzini Roberto ITA 2387

16) FM Milenkovic Mladen SRB 2380

17) IM Kantorik Marian SVK 2379

18) FM Bove Alessandro ITA 2377

19) IM Vyskocil Neklan CZE 2373

20) IM Chytilek Roman CZE 2372

There are still places left, so hurry up! Pre inscriptions received before 31st August get a discount, as well as groups registering together. To pre register follow this link.

Check out our website: www.livignoscacchi.it

How far away are you from Livigno?

Berlin - Km 856

Bolzano - Km 130

Hannover - Km 815

Innsbruck - Km 185

London - Km 1023

Madrid - Km 1799

Milan - Km 220

Munich - Km 270

Paris - Km 792

Prague - Km 727

Rome - Km 780

Stuttgart - Km 360

Vienna - Km 656

Warsaw - Km 1279

Zurich - Km 202

Further information on how to reach Livigno can be found here.

Adriano Pedrana

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