8TH SALENTO INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT 2019

8TH SALENTO INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT 2019

Also this year the chess summer starts in Italy from 18 to 25 May 2019 with the 8th INTERNATIONAL CHESS OPEN 2019 – Ecoresort Le Sirenè.

Awesome guest players … starting with the reigning champion GM Sabino Brunello (ITA), the vice Olympic champion WGM Natalia Zhukova (UKR) and the World and European champion, under 12 MF Volodar Murzin (RUS)… but there are many others soon to be discovered one by one!

The other novelty is a more balanced distribution of prizes with € 3.100 of prizes in the Master Open and € 1,900 of prize money in the Main Open with a total of € 5000.

On the prize side there may be some surprises with the possible arrival of a new sponsor and the increase in the prize fund.

On the other side, the other events are confirmed: evening classes by the guests, Blitz tournament, Bughouse tournament, football and tennis challenges as well as morning sightseeing tours in Gallipoli, Lecce, Otranto and other places to be defined.

A special greeting goes to to Caroli Hotels and Aldo Russo of the Accademia Scacchistica of Pisignano without which we would not have reached the eighth edition (in addition to 2 Italian Masters and Women Championships in 2017 and 2018!).

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT WEBSITE (on line from Friday 30th November): www.salentochessopen.it/8/en/

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43rd CHESS OLYMPIAD BATUMI 2018 – FINAL STANDINGS

Fabiano Caruana won SILVER MEDAL on board 1!
Fabiano Caruana won SILVER MEDAL on board 1!
Fabiano Caruana won SILVER MEDAL on board 1!
Photo credit: David Llada
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Open
1. China CHN 11 8 2 1 18 372,5 28,5 149
2. United States of America USA 11 8 2 1 18 360,5 29,0 147
3. Russia RUS 11 8 2 1 18 354,5 29,0 144
4. Poland POL 11 7 3 1 17 390,0 28,0 158
5. England ENG 11 8 1 2 17 340,0 27,5 142
6. India IND 11 7 2 2 16 388,0 29,0 156

Women
1 3 China CHN 11 7 4 0 18 407,0 30,5 153
2 2 Ukraine UKR 11 7 4 0 18 395,5 30,0 154
3 4 Georgia 1 GEO1 11 7 3 1 17 375,0 28,0 153
4 1 Russia RUS 11 7 2 2 16 379,5 30,5 146
5 13 Hungary HUN 11 7 2 2 16 372,0 29,5 141
6 12 Armenia ARM 11 7 2 2 16 366,0 27,0 155
7 10 United States of America USA 11 7 2 2 16 359,5 27,5 152
8 5 India IND 11 6 4 1 16 352,5 29,5 142

Gaprindashvilicup (Best federation = sum (open + women))
Rk. flag Team TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4
1 China 36 779,5 59,0 302
2 Russia 34 734,0 59,5 290
3 Ukraine 34 732,5 56,0 306
4 United States of America 34 720,0 56,5 299
5 India 32 740,5 58,5 298
6 Armenia 32 737,0 54,5 307
7 Poland 32 714,5 57,0 292
8 France 32 681,5 57,5 283
9 Azerbaijan 31 750,0 58,0 304
10 Vietnam 31 718,0 61,0 274

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