The 6th “Terre degli Elimi” chess festival was held from July 28th to August 4th, 2015, in Erice, a historic town and commune in the province of Trapani in Sicily, Italy.
The event was organized by Alessandro Monaco and his chess club “Amici della Scacchiera” (Chessboard friends) in a 9-round Swiss format.
Russian player IM Sergei Matsenko emerged a convincing winner with 7.5/9 points, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind.
The second place was shared in a three-way tie by GM Imre Hera of Hungary, GM Salvador Alonso of Argentina and WGM Sabrina Vega Gutierrez of Spain, at 6.5 points each.
Official website: http://elimi.ericescacchi.it
Final Standings (top 10)
|1 7.5 IM Matsenko Sergei 2505 RUS|
|2 6.5 GM Hera Imre Jr. 2593 2630 HUN|
|3 6.5 GM Alonso Salvador 2505 2532 ARG|
|4 6.5 WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2381 2355 ESP|
|5 6 GM Dvirnyy Danyyil 2555 2488 ITA|
|6 6 GM Libiszewski Fabien 2543 2419 FRA|
|7 6 GM Boros Denes 2462 2386 HUN|
|8 6 FM FRANCHINI Gabriele 2153 2394 ITA|
|9 6 FM Kholopov Alexander A. 2329 2308 RUS|
|10 6 Vallejo Diaz Jesus 2283 2324 ESP|
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