Saturday, August 6, 2011

2nd International Livigno Chess Open


2nd International Livigno Chess Open
12-18th September 2011 in Livigno, Italian Alps

The 2nd International Chess Festival Valtellina Open will take place from 12th to 18th September in Livigno, Italy. The Festival is managed by the A.S.D. Circolo Scacchistico Amos Cusini and will be played in two groups - Open A from players rated above 2000 elo and Open B for players under 2000 elo.

The total prize fund is € 9.000,00. The winner takes € 1.000,00 + Cup, and there are prizes for three rating groups, women, and for Italian citizens on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification. Play room will be equipped with chessboards and wooden pieces supplied by www.scacchirandagi.com

After the last year's wonderful experience many players are returning to compete in the second edition, while their friends are following the recommendations to sign up.

More information on the official website

The International Livigno Chess Open, at 1900m above sea level is probably Europe's "highest" International Tournament. Livigno also offers many activities all year round, so it is the ideal place even for those who aren't interested in chess.

The resort of Livigno owes its fame from to the fact of being a tax-free area. More than 250 shops for a few hours of leisure with the big names of international fashion stylist with particularly advantageous prices.

Rich proposal of trekking, walking or Mountain Bike way for the pleasure of five sense: the colour of nature, the wood smell, the sound of the torrent water, the pick of wild fruits and the taste of local dishes proposed in local restaurant. More information on website: www.livigno.eu

How far away are you from Livigno? (Instructions on how to reach)

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

Pre-registered players:

GM Baklan Vladimir UKR 2620
GM Dziuba Marcin POL 2593
GM Korneev Oleg RUS 2588
GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2576
GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2562
GM Georgiev Vladimir MKD 2559
GM Ikonnikov Vyacheslav RUS 2553
GM Brunello Sabino ITA 2552
GM Almeida Quintana Omar CUB 2548
GM Olszewski Michal POL 2541
GM Polak Tomas CZK 2540
GM Maiorov Nikita BLR 2535
GM Rotstein Arkadij GER 2529
GM Janev Evgeny BUL 2528
GM Dgebuadze Alexandre BEL 2522
GM Csaba Horvath HUN 2517
GM Sveshnikov Evgeny LAT 2514