16-23rd May in Porto Mannu on Sardegna, Italy
The 3rd Torneo Internazionale Porto Mannu took place on 16-23rd May in Porto Mannu, Sardegna, Italy. Quickly establishing itself as one of the top open tournaments on the Apennines peninsula, Porto Mannu attracted a total of 178 participants from 20 different countries. Eleven Grandmasters and as many International masters were among the 33 FIDE titled players.
After nine rounds of play according to Swiss system, the English GM Stuart Conquest seized a clear first place with 7.0 points, leaving a pack of ten players half a point behind. The highest ranked Italian player was IM Daniele Vocaturo, who scored third and final GM norm. His rating has already surpassed the 2500-frontier, which means that Italy will have another Grandmaster after the next FIDE PB meeting. Vocaturo was born in Roma on December 16, 1989.
1. GM Conquest Stuart C 2549 ENG – 7.0
2-11. GM Tiviakov Sergei 2697 NED, GM Marin Mihail 2564 ROU, GM Lemos Damian 2512 ARG, GM Korneev Oleg 2587 RUS, GM Jussupow Artur 2576 GER, GM Pelletier Yannick 2559 SUI, GM Skembris Spyridon 2434 GRE, GM Naumkin Igor 2488 RUS, IM Cmilyte Viktorija 2498 LTU, Schaefer Michael 2172 GER – 6.5
12-23. IM Vocaturo Daniele 2480 ITA, GM Hillarp Persson Tiger 2618 SWE, IM D’Amore Carlo 2483 ITA, IM Bitalzadeh Ali 2417 NED, IM Grandelius Nils 2491 SWE, GM Malakhatko Vadim 2618 BEL, FM Miedema Roi 2370 NED, FM Cori Jorge 2418 PER, IM Loeffler Stefan 2412 GER, FM Thorfinnsson Bjorn 2422 ISL, Shytaj Carlo 2212 ITA, Pospisil Evzen 2145 CZE – 6.0 etc
News by Adolivio Capece