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🏆 Italian Team Championship (2014)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Luka Lenic, Grzegorz Gajewski, Viktor Erdos, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Viorel Iordachescu, Alberto David, Mladen Palac, Sabino Brunello, Daniele Vocaturo, Rafal Antoniewski, Vladimir Georgiev, Danyyil Dvirnyy, Axel Rombaldoni, Jozsef Horvath, Csaba Horvath, Michele Godena, Carlos Garcia Palermo, Denis Rombaldoni, Roberto Mogranzini, Duilio Collutiis, Andrea Stella, Alessio Valsecchi, Luca Shytaj, Carlo D'Amore, Elisabeth Paehtz, Fabio Bruno, Marco Codenotti, Ennio Arlandi, Sergio Mariotti, Michelangelo Scalcione, Simone De Filomeno, Tullio Marinelli, Artem Gilevich, Federico Manca, Pierluigi Piscopo, Guido Caprio, Paolo Ladron de Guevara Pinto, Manlio Lostuzzi, Flavio Guido, Carlo Rossi, Spartaco Sarno, Llambi Qendro, Mario Sibilio, Gerd Schacher, Piero Mazzilli, Edoardo Vancini, Marcello Malloni, Tullio Mocchi, Andrea Amato, Federico Boscolo, Francesco Bentivegna, Nicolo' Napoli, Carlo Stromboli, Roberto Messa, Andrea Cocchi, Franco Misiano, Ettore Stromboli, Dario Brun, Oliviero Tassi, Fabrizio Molina, Giulio Calavalle, Carlo Micheli, Massimiliano Lucaroni, Nicholas Paltrinieri, Alberto Pulito, Marco Sbarra, Diego Cherin, Mario Ferro, Luca Esposito, Davide Cappai, Michael Sader, Renzo Ramondino, Stefano De Eccher, Vincenzo Manfredi, Michele Mollero, Marco Lantini, Marcello Astengo, Shaban Abd El Gawad

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Italian Team Championship (2014)

Played in Condino, Italy 30 April - 4 May 2014. Official site: http://risultati.arcoworldchess.com.... Crosstable: http://chess-results.com/tnr148641....

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 167  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A David vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1272014Italian Team ChampionshipA15 English
2. F Bruno vs C Rossi  1-0492014Italian Team ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
3. M Sader vs M Sibilio  0-1272014Italian Team ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. J Horvath vs G Gajewski 0-1282014Italian Team ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. G Caprio vs S Mariotti  ½-½602014Italian Team ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
6. N Napoli vs T Marinelli  ½-½242014Italian Team ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. M Malloni vs F Bentivegna  ½-½292014Italian Team ChampionshipA81 Dutch
8. V Iordachescu vs F Guido  1-0372014Italian Team ChampionshipA16 English
9. D Brun vs D Collutiis 0-1222014Italian Team ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. E Stromboli vs M Mollero  1-0462014Italian Team ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
11. S Abd El Gawad vs L Esposito  0-1642014Italian Team ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. G Schacher vs L Shytaj  ½-½412014Italian Team ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
13. R Antoniewski vs F Manca  1-0452014Italian Team ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
14. C D'Amore vs M Lantini  1-0452014Italian Team ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
15. M Godena vs E Arlandi  ½-½232014Italian Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. L Qendro vs D Dvirnyy  ½-½412014Italian Team ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. R Mogranzini vs F Misiano  1-0462014Italian Team ChampionshipA26 English
18. V Erdos vs M Palac  ½-½592014Italian Team ChampionshipD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
19. P Mazzilli vs S Brunello  0-1402014Italian Team ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
20. A Rombaldoni vs A Amato  1-0382014Italian Team ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
21. R Ramondino vs D Rombaldoni  0-1412014Italian Team ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
22. C Horvath vs I Salgado Lopez  1-0482014Italian Team ChampionshipD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
23. A Valsecchi vs P Ladron de Guevara Pinto  1-0562014Italian Team ChampionshipA12 English with b3
24. F Boscolo vs A Stella  ½-½472014Italian Team ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
25. F Bruno vs D Vocaturo  ½-½722014Italian Team ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 167  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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May-02-14
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  PhilFeeley: <Whiteshark> Yup. And a new Italian family feud is born!
May-02-14
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  ChemMac: Last year Padova won, even though missing its two top players. "The team from Padova played without its stars Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura, as they were playing in the FIDE Grand Prix." So Nakamura had been recruited for Padova already a year ago. No doubt Naka's Italian fianceÚ had something to do with this, plus the money of course. Padova has a "patron".
May-03-14
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  PhilFeeley: <No doubt Naka's Italian fianceÚ had something to do with this> Does anyone think Naka will change his allegiance to Italy, like Caruana?
May-03-14
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  hoodrobin: "Questo matrimonio non s'ha da fare."
May-03-14
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  kingscrusher: People are completely stunned including myself on Youtube by the LaGrave brilliancy game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gl...

May-03-14  Doniez: For the few of you not speaking Italian, the <hoodrobin> post is a quote from one of the most influential Italian novelist, Alessando Manzoni and his masterpiece "I promessi sposi" (the betrothed) and means "this wedding shall not be done". By the way, Naka's fiancÚ is a nice young lady who won twice the Italian chess championships and she is from Naples
May-03-14  Eti fan: Today is the Nakamura game, starts 15:00 CET here https://arena.chessdom.com/#/game/s...
May-03-14  mrbasso: Looks like the Italians try to boost Caruanas rating. White in every game while the foreigner MVL had to play all games with Black.
May-03-14
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  perfidious: <mrbasso: Looks like the Italians try to boost Caruanas rating. White in every game while the foreigner MVL had to play all games with Black.>

It's a conspiracy!!!! The unmentioned part of the story is that the Italians are trying to suppress the rating of that dirty furriner Vachier.

Bust-a-gut stuff.

May-03-14  mrbasso: Sure it is.

It's not about MVL's rating though. He is not a factor and can only qualify in tournaments. The first three qualify for the next candidates by rating and obviously it is a very close race.

May-03-14
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  parmetd: There is 0 chance Nakamura changes to italy because his invitations would disappear. The token American would again become Gata Kamsky. Not to mention the end of his relationship with St. Louis, the very very high country change fee and then ending up on bd2 for olympiads without a chance of medaling as a team.
May-03-14  Doniez: Maybe the fans of conspiracy are happy with the results of Fabiano, who went astray when he was dominating his game and drew. It is really boring and annoying to read posts like the above about this Italian conspiracy to support Caruana rating.
May-03-14  mrbasso: I'm not happy but it's certainly a rightful punishment. Of course Gajewskis weak opening was no match for Caruanas super strong opening and early middlegame play but fatigue set in and the winning line was actually not that obvious.
May-03-14  SirRuthless: Nakamura won with black vs an IM. Caruana drew today with white. Nice how he is getting the whites and stronger opponents but MVL and Naka are getting the blacks even though Nakamura has been at the club for a longer period of time. Some good ol' fashioned family business happening here.
May-03-14  Doniez: Naka was very tenacious and deserved his victory with black.
May-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Doniez: Naka was very tenacious and deserved his victory with black.>

No player achieves what Nakamura has without such fortitude.

Long ago, I was playing on the board next to Nakamura vs J Friedel, 2000, a narrow escape against another young talent. It takes more guts to survive one of these rollercoaster rides than to pull off a smooth technical win.

May-04-14  Doniez: This morning (Italian time) Fabiano won his game with Black against GM Georgiev, rated 2550. Good performance til now.
May-04-14  Doniez: <perfidious> thank for the link, I didn't know that game, it was very instructive and is another proof of Naka tenacity. Story short, I agree with your post.
May-04-14  Jason Frost: <parmetd: There is 0 chance Nakamura changes to italy because his invitations would disappear. The token American would again become Gata Kamsky. Not to mention the end of his relationship with St. Louis, the very very high country change fee and then ending up on bd2 for olympiads without a chance of medaling as a team.>

Yeah, the only reason he gets invitations is that he's American, nothing to do with him being top 10. And <token American>? He's lived in the U.S. since he was 2.

May-04-14  RedShield: Naka and pasta. Bad combination.
May-04-14  RedShield: The heavyweight championship of the world, the Italian Stallion vs Sauron: http://drgraeme.net/drgraeme-free-n...
May-04-14  Chris321: I think Al Capone is gonne win this tournament!...he plays eh?:)
May-06-14
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  hoodrobin: Thank you <Doniez>. I forgot to put the emoticon< :) >after the quote.
May-08-14  arnaud1959: <kingscrusher: People are completely stunned including myself on Youtube by the LaGrave brilliancy game> Another one, few days later against Adams but this time the brilliancy is rather positional:

http://chess-db.com/public/game.jsp...

May-20-14
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  PawnSac: < PhilFeeley: <No doubt Naka's Italian fianceÚ had something to do with this> Does anyone think Naka will change his allegiance to Italy, like Caruana? >

I don't think that at all.
In January Naka was world #3 at 2789
by april he had lost over 20 pts and dropped to #9. The players in the I.T.C. are not the strongest, so Naka may have had in mind trying to recover rating points to climb back up the ladder again.

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