20 May – 27 May, 2017
Ecoresort Le Sirenè - Gallipoli (LE)
Tournaments: Open A, Open B, Blitz
Prize fund: €5.500

The 6th edition of the Open Salento - Ecoresort Le Sirenè ...it seems like yesterday that the demonstration was moving from Otranto to Gallipoli starting a new adventure ...and instead have been six years old!

Years marked by the combination of chemical Caroli Hotels & Chess Projects, years of progressive improvements in many aspects, technical, tourism and above all in terms of volume of participants and their satisfaction in having made the choice to spend a holiday week full chess, sports, relaxation, tourism, culture and great food.

The edition of last year was probably the best of ever, with over 80 participants and the usual origin of at least half of them from abroad, at last, however, also the Italian presence reaches a significant volume. 2017 can only be aimed at the consolidation of this achievement and a further effort to get close to 100 players.

To achieve this result to the now tourist offer quality, the prize money of tournament € 5,500, plus the competitive prices, the various promotions, an entry fee of blocked for the past three years and invited prestige...to date already confirmed the presence of three Grand Masters, the first Woman Grandmaster, International Master 4, 1 Master International Female under 16, 1 Master Fide under 16 ...present both in the tournament room in the blitz tournament in the free evening classes for amateurs present in tourist facilities branded Caroli Hotels (Ecoresort Le Sirenè and Joly Hotel Gallipoli).

Of course we stop here and certainly not during the year will be announced other invited thick and if the good luck will also assist us a great surprise!

Now to achieve success is missing just one thing...YOU!

We look forward to see you in this PARADISE of CHESS at the end of May 2017!!

Travel Organizer: Ecoresort Le Sirenè
Riserva Naturalistica Torre del Pizzo
73014 Gallipoli - Salento - Italy

Event Organizer: Chess Projects ASD
Milano Italy

Event Manager: Mr. Matteo Zoldan
Mobile phone: +39 335 6948385

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Salento Chess Open 2017 – Winners, rewarded and…

GM Yuri Vovk wins the Open A and Carlo D’Amore is ranked absolute third and first of the Italian players after defeating the other brother GM Andriy Vovk, ranked second. CM Mario Pepe from Milan wins the Open B.

Urgent advise – 14th May 2017

The organization decided to modify range of access to the Open B tournament which has been extended to all players having a rating ELO up to 2099. The players in the range from 2000 to 2099 already registered to the Open A would like to move to the Open B tournament are allowed informing organisers […]