Inside view by WCM Liza Orlova from Salento Open 2016
The tournament has gone off with a great start. Three games have been played by both sections Open A and Open B. Saturday we had one game and on Sunday we had a double round day which is quite exhausting for all players. At least the next 6 rounds we will continue with one game per day which allows players to relax and prepare for their 16:00 game.
Currently in the Open A section, Andrey Vovk from Ukraine is undefeated with 3/3. We have 42 players registered will the lowest player with 1878. 19 titled players and 14 different countries are in this tournament!
In Open B section, Dadello Andrzej from Poland is undefeated with 3/3. We have 38 players registered with the lowest rated player with 1369. 7 different countries are in this tournament!
Ecoresort Le Sirenè, is a beautiful hotel where the players get to enjoy great food and relax beside the seaside or pool. The staff is very friendly and have no problem helping with any questions you may have. The food is amazing here with different varieties of options which include non-meat options, meat and seafood. Depending on the day there is buffets which allows you to get ANYTHING you want! If you have a specific requirements for food (like allergies) the kitchen staff is happy to help you with that. Since the hotel is next to the the sea we would generally suggest having as much seafood as possible because it is fresh and delcious!
Going back to the chess part, almost every night we have a lecture by a well known player (except when an event is held like blitz tournament) - since Friday we have had GM Andrey Vovk, IM Igor Naumkin and WCM Yelizaveta Orlova doing the lectures but we have more to come! Monday we have a blitz tournament and the following day IM Daniel Sadzikowski doing the lecture - make sure not to miss it if you are here!
There is more events to come like Tennis tournaments, another blitz tournament and re-match of the soccer match between "Italy VS World". Please follow our blog, we will uploading articles daily from now on to keep you on track about what's going on in this exciting tournament! Please visit also gallery in the dedicated area of this website to check out amazing photos about first threee rounds.