The Festival in 2016 comes back in nine rounds!

The organizers have long working to prepare in the best way the third edition of the expected Etnean event.
Home of the tournaments will be the **** Biancaneve Hotel in Nicolosi (CT) that will ensure a comfortable stay, professional service, magnificent playing halls and analysis halls and a very good cuisine.

Big news this year will be  the A Open, in nine rounds, valid for international norms.

It will begin on December 3rd with the major open while the open B and C will start Sunday, December 4 in the afternoon.

Invited Chess Players
GM Sergey Volkov RUS  2618
GM Oleg Korneev SPA  2582
GM Yuri Solodovnichenko UKR  2573
GM Popovic Dusan SRB 2534
GM Artur Jakubiec POL  2488
WIM Edyta Jakubiec POL  2237
WGM Sanja Vuksanovic SRB  2194

Registered chess masters
FM Alessandro Santagati ITA  2291
M Michel Bifulco ITA  2234
M Andrea Favaloro ITA  2170
M Riccardo Marzaduri ITA 2119
M Girolamo Valguarnera ITA  2087
FM Giuseppe Fabiano ITA  2048

Download the official event flyer

The Festival includes three tournaments:

- Open A > 1900 master level

- Open B <1900 amateur level

- Open C <1600 recommended to beginners and to the youngest.

The playing venue
The tournaments will take place in air-conditioned and beautifully furnished rooms in the modern structure of the Biancaneve 4 stars hotel, on the slopes of Etna in the natural park, unique in the world for the beauty of its places and the extraordinary spectacular eruptions of huge volcano


November 9th
The Serbian GM dusan Popovic with us!


The Serbian WGM  Sanja Vuksanovic will paly in Nicolosi for the  third edition of our chess festival!

October 1st
The Ukrainian GM Yuri Solodovnichenko invited in Etna!

September 15th
The polish spouses Artur (GM) ed Edyta Jakubiec (WIM) will play in Nicolosi.

September 1st
The GM's Oleg Korneev (2581) and Sergey Volkov (2609) are invited in Etna!!

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