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Italy's strongest tournament - Sardinia World Chess Festival 2024 is just 10 days away

by Shahid Ahmed - 17/04/2024

Sardinia World Chess Festival 2024 is just ten days. The inaugural edition of this festival is offering a total prize fund of €50100. The top three prizes are €10000, €6000 and €4000 each. It is slated to be the strongest tournament ever in Italy. A total of 286 players combining three categories - Open A, Open B and Open C have registered so far. Open A will witness the participation of 163 players including 21 GMs, 32 IMs, 2 WGMs and 6 IMs from 30 countries across the world. GM Vladimir Fedoseev (SLO) is the top seed as of this writing. GM Bharath Subramaniyam H will lead the Indian charge. The tournament is organized by UniChess (FIDE Academy tier 1-2) along with Emmedi Sport ASD. Check out the article for all information. All tournament info photos are from tournament circular. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

About 300 players have registered so far

Sardinia World Chess Festival 2024 will take place from 27th April to 4th May

Eligibility, Categories and Time Control

There are three categories: Open A is for players rated above 1999, Open B will be for players rated below 2000 and Open C category will have players rated below 1600. The time control for each category is 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move no.1.

Eligibility, Category, Time control and tie-break details

Schedule and Accommodation details

There are single rounds each day from Saturday 27th April to Saturday 4th May. There is only one double round on Tuesday 30th April 2024. Check out the image below for a complete schedule of the tournament and accommodation details.

Tournament schedule and accommodation details

Prizes

The total prize fund is €50100. The top three prizes in Open A are €10000, €6000 and €4000. For Open B (<2000) it is €1500, €1000 and €700, Open C (<1600) has €1200, €800 and €600. There are 15 main prizes in Open A, while B and C category has ten prizes each. That's not all. There are five prizes for Women in each category A and B, category C has four. Top three prizes will be given in the seven different rating categories: 2300-2399, 2201-2299, 2100-2200, 1900-1999, 1800-1999, 1700-1799 and 1600-1699. There are also four prizes each in Juniors section Under-18 and Veterans over 65. There are 78 prizes in total.

Prize details

Venue

Club Hotel Marina Beach - ITI Marina is the location of the tournament.

Club Hotel Marina Beach - ITI Marina is the location of the tournament

Entry fee, contact and info

Entry is FREE for players rated above 2450. For others, it is €100 by 31st March, €130 by 15th April (after agreed by the Organizing Committee) and €150 by 16th April (after agreed by the Organizing Committee). For accommodation details, please see the accommodation section above. Check out the image below for contact, payment details and how to reach information.

Entry fee, contact details, information and how to reach

Tournament Director - GM Roberto Mogranzini

Technical Director of major national and international tournaments and the only FST in Italy, GM Roberto Mogranzini will direct the event, putting his experience at the disposal of the players and their companions.

Confirmed players

Ten GMs above 2600, 21 players above 2500 have already confirmed their participation in Open A.

GM Vladimir Fedoseev (SLO) is the top seed | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Sanan Sjugirov (HUN) | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Kirill Shevchenko (ROU) | Photo: Lennart Ootes/Grand Chess Tour

Highest rated Indian in the field is GM Bharath Subramaniyam H | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Vantika Agrawal is the highest rated female player confirmed so far in Open A | Photo: Biel Chess Festival

ChessBase India will be present at the venue to bring you detailed coverage of the entire festival.

Players list in Open A

No. NameFideIDFEDRtgsex
1
GMFedoseev Vladimir24130737SLO2690
2
GMSjugirov Sanan4189302HUN2689
3
GMShevchenko Kirill14129574ROU2675
4
GMVan Foreest Jorden1039784NED2668
5
GMPichot Alan110973ESP2644
6
GMLagarde Maxime662399FRA2640
7
GMMurzin Volodar44155573FID2632
8
GMDardha Daniel240990BEL2630
9
GMChigaev Maksim4108116ESP2621
10
GMHuschenbeth Niclas24604747GER2607
11
GMIturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo3901211ESP2589
12
GMMoroni Luca Jr865834ITA2580
13
IMGurel Ediz44507356TUR2578
14
GMLodici Lorenzo884189ITA2565
15
GMSonis Francesco895733ITA2562
16
GMSivuk Vitaly14116502SWE2551
17
GMSamunenkov Ihor14187086UKR2548
18
GMBharath Subramaniyam H46634827IND2544
19
IMErdogmus Yagiz Kaan44599790TUR2540
20
IMParkhov Yair2813408ISR2513
21
GMMikhalevski Victor2801914ISR2506
22
IMRozen Eytan2816750ISR2499
23
IMSokolovsky Yahli2820242ISR2490
24
IMZhalmakhanov Ramazan13706357KAZ2490
25
GMVelten Paul681091FRA2481

Details

Players list in Open B

No. NameFideIDFEDRtgsex
1
Dimitrov Dejan2911000BUL1998
2
Knors Rudi203173BEL1992
3
Craciun Dragos2886346ITA1985
4
Neri Enzo814660ITA1978
5
CMJoel Paul Ganta35066145IND1969
6
Nassa Nicolas2868623ITA1969
7
Wang Shanshan8605262CHN1966w
8
Forno Diego864730ITA1961
9
Maida Federico2828010ITA1961
10
Costabile Vincenzo859621ITA1955

Details

Players list in Open C

No. NameFideIDFEDRtgIRtgN
1
Borgia Enrico2840877ITA15970
2
Piovesan Sara2807470ITA15790
3
Diena Giovanni811246ITA15740
4
Corbo Giuseppe A.2803661ITA15580
5
Isaia Daniele28589688ITA15480
6
Pajak Radoslaw1186710POL15420
7
Buffoni Emilia28560183ITA15370
8
Serra Manuel28566050ITA15210
9
Manca Giorgia28562690ITA14880
10
Geraci Daniele28589602ITA14860

Details

Links

Sardini Chess Festival: Official site, fb page and instagram

Tournament details


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