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🏆 Italian Team Championship (2012)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Emil Sutovsky, Kiril Georgiev, Gawain Jones, Luka Lenic, Alberto David, Mladen Palac, Sabino Brunello, Daniele Vocaturo, Mihail Marin, Rafal Antoniewski, Axel Rombaldoni, Michal Olszewski, Csaba Horvath, Michele Godena, Carlos Garcia Palermo, Roland Salvador, Denis Rombaldoni, Igor Efimov, Fabio Bellini, Roberto Mogranzini, Duilio Collutiis, Andrea Stella, Luca Shytaj, Carlo D'Amore, Petar Genkov Genov, Fabio Bruno, Marco Codenotti, Ennio Arlandi, Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska, Niccolo Ronchetti, Giulio Borgo, Simone De Filomeno, Folco Castaldo, Federico Manca, Pierluigi Piscopo, Guido Caprio, Elena Sedina, Daniel Contin, Manlio Lostuzzi, Carlo Rossi, Alessandro Bove, Marina Brunello, Mario Sibilio, Gerd Schacher, Raffaele Di Paolo, Piero Mazzilli, Marcello Malloni, Tullio Mocchi, Francesco Bentivegna, Nicolo' Napoli, Roberto Costantini, Ivan Tomba, Franco Misiano, Carlo Micheli, Massimiliano Lucaroni, Alec Salvetti, Fabrizio Ranieri, Marco Sbarra, Diego Cherin, Adriano Testa, Alberto Profumo, Michael Sader, Renzo Ramondino, Maurizio Genovese, Stefano de Eccher, Tea Gueci, Elia Mariano, Daniele De Val, Alessia Santeramo, Fausto Govoni, Ermanno Bozzali, Fabrizio Maggi, Marco Lantini, Marco Parpinel, Silvano Saccona, Dario Livecchi, Luca Stella, Fabrizio Ganci, Laura Gueci, Giorgia Miracola, Sonia Monticone, Linda Di Crescenzo, Aurora Vitale

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 201  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Saccona vs F Ganci  ½-½402012Italian Team ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. C D'Amore vs A Salvetti  1-0332012Italian Team ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
3. N Ronchetti vs R Antoniewski  ½-½412012Italian Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. L Shytaj vs M Codenotti  1-0262012Italian Team ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. S De Filomeno vs F Bruno  1-0492012Italian Team ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. P Piscopo vs F Govoni  0-1322012Italian Team ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
7. A David vs F Manca  1-0462012Italian Team ChampionshipE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
8. M Sbarra vs G Schacher  ½-½432012Italian Team ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. C Micheli vs F Misiano  1-0462012Italian Team ChampionshipA26 English
10. C Horvath vs L Lenic  ½-½152012Italian Team ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
11. D Cherin vs A Testa 0-1292012Italian Team ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
12. L Stella vs S de Eccher  0-1312012Italian Team ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
13. D De Val vs F Maggi  1-0302012Italian Team ChampionshipA10 English
14. M Olszewski vs F Castaldo  ½-½352012Italian Team ChampionshipA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
15. F Ranieri vs F Bentivegna  1-0662012Italian Team ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
16. A Bove vs E Mariano 1-0342012Italian Team ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. N Napoli vs C Garcia Palermo  1-0492012Italian Team ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. G Jones vs R Di Paolo  1-0392012Italian Team ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
19. D Vocaturo vs M Parpinel 1-0212012Italian Team ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
20. C Rossi vs E Arlandi 0-1262012Italian Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Brunello vs G Caprio  1-0522012Italian Team ChampionshipA15 English
22. Caruana vs M Palac  ½-½522012Italian Team ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
23. P Mazzilli vs K Georgiev  1-0662012Italian Team ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. D Collutiis vs R Ramondino  1-0272012Italian Team ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. M Genovese vs Efimov  0-1402012Italian Team ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-27-12  tim butler: On Nakamura website, he is schedule to participate in the Italian Team Championships. It looks like hes not.
Apr-27-12  Prugno: This event is played on four boards, and only one foreign citizen (Efimov is considered Italian even if he plays for the Monaco chess federation, for instance) can be fielded in every match.

Padova (the richest and highest rated team) thought they could afford to rest Nakamura for Round 1, but Kiril Georgiev lost to FM Mazzilli and so they only narrowly won their match. I suppose they'll change their approach in Round 2...

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  Troller: Naka is playing against Alberto David right now. At move 22 David has less than 2 mins, Nakan has ~35 mins or so in a fairly equal position (with lots of play though).
Apr-28-12  waustad: Caruana is playing the Benko Gambit (or Volga if you prefer) today. Naka has some sort of Dutch reversed.
Apr-28-12  waustad:
Apr-28-12  waustad: It seems funny that people have written so much about some sort of rivalry between Caruana and Naka due to close ratings. They are teammates now playing Naka on board 1 and Caruana on board 2 for Ob. Risarcimento Padova.
Apr-28-12  Rook e2: <waustad: Caruana is playing the Benko Gambit (or Volga if you prefer) today.> In one of Paul Van der Sterren 's openings books he sais when this gambit was called 'Wolga Gambit' 3..b5 was played with the idea to play e6 next (this is also called Blumenfeld-gambit). Around 1970 Pal Benko showed that 3..b5 can be played with a whole other idea and that's the Benko-Gambit that we know today. That's also the reason that Benko-Gambit might be some more exact.
Apr-30-12  Kinghunt: Is Chessbomb missing some rounds, or has Nakamura really sat out half the rounds that have been played so far?
Apr-30-12  waustad: That isn't a big surprize. They are playing 2 rounds a day and there are many more players than play any given game. See here:
Apr-30-12  waustad: Several of the bottom rated players are really young. I know they have separate male and female sections. Do they have a U14 section too?
Apr-30-12  Kinghunt: Ah, okay, that makes more sense now. Thanks for clearing things up.
May-01-12  chesstyro: italian open, everyone should have played the sicilian or giuoco piano. just saying
May-02-12  PhilFeeley: <chesstyro> Yes, and everyone in Spain should play the Ruy Lopez, and everyone in Russia should play the Petroff, everyone in England should play 1. c4.

What should Americans, Canadians, Brazilians or Chinese play?

</sarcasm off>

May-02-12  Rook e2: Maybe Americans can play Fischer random?
May-02-12  dotsamoht: Americans will take the Marshall, thank you very much.

And we claim the Morphy Defense to the Ruy, 3...a6!, as well.

Oh, yes... the Pillsbury bind, Fischer-Sozin, Smith-Morra...

and others.

May-02-12  Rook e2: I always wondered why there is no German opening. There is Dutch, French, Englisch, Scotch, Italian, Spanish (Ruy Lopez), Russian (Petrov), Scandinavian among others. There is a Berlin Wall however.
May-02-12  JohnBoy: Germany: How about the Bremen system?
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  Octavia: <why there is no German opening> all these quaint country opening names were made in Germany! There are some German opening but of course they wouldn't have a German opening!
May-04-12  benjinathan: Germany gets zugzwang and zwichenzug so they do not get any openings.
May-04-12  Shams: <benjinathan> Also zeitnot, luft, fingerfehler...
May-04-12  Shams: Oh, and of course-- "blitz".
May-05-12  chesstyro: <philfeeley> a sense of humor philly. jeez
May-05-12  OneArmedScissor: "Germany" didn't exist when a lot of these openings were made... I think.
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  whiteshark: Honour to whom honour is due.
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  Troller: Aber im Dänisch <zeitnot> heisst "tidnød", <fingerfehler> heisst "fingerfejl", <blitz> heisst "lyn" oder "lynskak", <zwischenzug> ist "mellemtræk" u.s.w.. Ich glaube das dieser Wörte erst im Dänisch existierte und dann ins Deutsche übersetzt war :)

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