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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, Daniele Vocaturo, Sabino Brunello, Mihail Marin, Rafal Antoniewski, Michal Olszewski, Axel Rombaldoni, 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 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. Caruana vs M Palac  ½-½522012Italian Team ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
2. P Mazzilli vs K Georgiev  1-0662012Italian Team ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. D Collutiis vs R Ramondino  1-0272012Italian Team ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. M Genovese vs Efimov  0-1402012Italian Team ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. P Genov vs Sutovsky ½-½812012Italian Team ChampionshipA15 English
6. Brunello vs G Caprio  1-0522012Italian Team ChampionshipA15 English
7. M Malloni vs D Rombaldoni  0-1312012Italian Team ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. Vocaturo vs M Parpinel 1-0212012Italian Team ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
9. G Jones vs R Di Paolo  1-0392012Italian Team ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
10. N Napoli vs Garcia Palermo  1-0492012Italian Team ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. C D'Amore vs A Salvetti  1-0332012Italian Team ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
12. N Ronchetti vs R Antoniewski  ½-½412012Italian Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. L Shytaj vs M Codenotti  1-0262012Italian Team ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. S De Filomeno vs F Bruno  1-0492012Italian Team ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. P Piscopo vs F Govoni  0-1322012Italian Team ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
16. A David vs F Manca  1-0462012Italian Team ChampionshipE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
17. C Rossi vs E Arlandi 0-1262012Italian Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
18. M Sbarra vs G Schacher  ½-½432012Italian Team ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. C Micheli vs F Misiano  1-0462012Italian Team ChampionshipA26 English
20. C Horvath vs L Lenic  ½-½152012Italian Team ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
21. D Cherin vs A Testa 0-1292012Italian Team ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
22. L Stella vs S de Eccher  0-1312012Italian Team ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
23. D De Val vs F Maggi  1-0302012Italian Team ChampionshipA10 English
24. M Olszewski vs F Castaldo  ½-½352012Italian Team ChampionshipA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
25. F Ranieri vs F Bentivegna  1-0662012Italian Team ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 201  PGN Download
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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...

Apr-28-12
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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: http://www.scacchirandagi.com/Maste...
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: http://chess-results.com/tnr71543.a...
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?
May-04-12  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.
May-05-12
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  whiteshark: Honour to whom honour is due.
May-07-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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