10th Dolomiti Open underway!
Quick 1-minute Summary
The 10th edition of the annual Dolomiti Open got underway over the weekend in Forni di Sopra, and will continue until the 22nd of this month. This year a total of 68 players are participating in the top section, representing 18 countries. A 9-round swiss.
Top seed is Vasily Ivanchuk. The organizers have also invited another 8 GMs and 10 IMs, making this year’s event one of the most competitive on record.
Forni di Sopra is a small town of just under 1,000 people located in the Alps in Northern Italy. Tourism is the main industry, located in the picturesque Dolomiti mountrain range. Lots to do for nature lovers, especially in the winter. As for an idea of relative location: Lugano, the site of the famous chess tournaments of the 1980’s, is some 450 kms north-west; Venice is some 160 km due south.