Risarcimento Padova wins Italian Team Championship

5/2/2012 – If you look at the final results you will see that the first four places in this seven-round event were occupied in exactly their seeding order. So the Elo system does actually work. The winners, with 13/14 match points, fielded GMs Caruana, Nakamura, Georgiev, Efimov and Godena, the runners up Datagest Pesaro had GMs Sutovsky, Brunello, Vocaturo and Marin. Illustrated report.

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Italian Team Championships

This seven-round event took place from April 27th April to May 1st in Arvier, Italy. The nominally strongest teams in the 2012 Championship were:

  • Obiettivo Risarcimento – Padova, second in 2011, with GMs Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Kiril Georgiev, Igor Efimov, Michele Godena. Average rating: 2589.

  • Scavolini-Datagest – Pesaro, the winner in 2011, with GMs Emil Sutovsky, Sabino Brunello, Daniele Vocaturo, Mihail Marin. Average rating: 2512.

  • Chieti, with GMs Gwain Jones, Marie Sebag, plus four IMs. Average rating: 2301.

  • Libertas – Nereto, third in 2011, with one GM, Rafal Antoniewski, plus four IMs and an FM. Average rating: 2088.

  • Here are the full teams with round results

Final ranking (after seven rounds)

Rk.
Sd
Team
Gms
TB1 
TB2 
1
1
Ob. Risarcimento Padova
7
6
1
0
13
19.0
2
2
Scavolini Datagest Pesaro
7
6
0
1
12
20.5
3
3
Chieti
7
4
1
2
9
16.5
4
4
Libertas Nereto
7
3
2
2
8
16.5
5
7
Centro Studi Test Palermo
7
2
3
2
7
15.5
6
6
SS Triestina
7
3
1
3
7
14.0
7
9
Latina
7
3
1
3
7
13.5
8
11
Acc. Scacch. Italiana Bologna
7
3
1
3
7
13.5
9
5
SS Milanese
7
2
2
3
6
12.5
10
13
L'Arrocco A di Roma
7
2
2
3
6
12.0
11
8
CPS Banca Nuova
7
2
2
3
6
11.5
12
12
Pizzato Elettr. Scacchi Marostica
7
1
2
4
4
10.5
13
14
SS Eporediese Ivrea
7
1
1
5
3
10.5
14
10
CSKB Torveca Caffè Vigevano
7
1
1
5
3
10.0

Tie Break 1: Match points (2 for wins, 1 for draws); Tie Break 2: game points


The Italian Team Championship 2012 under way in in Arvier, Italy


Mauro Lucianaz, Lord Maior of Arvier, make the first move for the game Garcia-Palermo


Round two: Alberto David, 2604 vs Hikaru Nakamura, 2771: Black won


Second highest ranked GM Fabiano Caruana, rated 2767


Maria De Rosa, twice Italian women's champion, with GM Hikaru Nakamura


Nakamura with the owner/sponsor of Obiettivo Risarcimento


British GM Gawain Jones, rated 2635, playing board one for Chieti


Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of the Italian Chess Federation, with the junior female team of Chieti

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