32nd Edoardo Crespi Trophy

The 32nd Edoardo Crespi Trophy is set to take place from 3rd to 11th December in the large tournament hall of Chess Club in Milan, via Sant’Uguzzone 8.

The Festival consists of five separate tournaments:

Master – for players with FIDE rating or Italian Elo rating equal to or more than 2000; 3-10th December; 9 rounds

Open A – for players with FIDE rating or Italian Elo rating between 1750 and 2050, both included; 7-11th December; 7 rounds

Open B – for players with Italian Elo rating or FIDE rating less than 1800; 7-11th December; 7 rounds

Open C – for players with Italian Elo rating or FIDE rating less than 1500; 8-11th December; 5 rounds

Open Under16 – for all players born after 31th December 1995; 5 rounds

Participation is open to all Italian and foreign players. All Italian and foreign players who are resident in Italy must show a valid FSI membership card for the current year or subscribe on site at the tournament venue, provided they apply for membership to the “Società Scacchistica Milanese” for the current year.

All players are kindly requested to register in advance by phone at +39 02.2573478, by fax at 02.40044486 or by e-mail at info@scacchisticamilanese.it specifying their name, rating, title and tournament.

Admission Deadline:

2nd December for Master tournament
6th December for other tournaments

Prize fund in the Master tournament:
1st Place – € 1.000 + cup
2nd Place – € 700 + cup
3rd Place – € 500 + cup
4th Place – € 350
5th Place – € 300
6th Place – € 250
7th Place – € 200
8th Place – € 200
9th Place – € 150
10th Place – € 150

About Società Scacchistica Milanese:

Wide tournament hall, playing and analysis rooms, reading room and library, snack bar, gardens, open till late seven days a week

Via Sant’Uguzzone, 8 – 20126 Milano Tel: 02.2573478 – Fax: 0240044486
e-mail: info@scacchisticamilanese.it www.scacchisticamilanese.it

Download full regulations (ENG/PDF)

Matthew Herman (USA), then untitled player rated 2149, was the surprising winner of the last year Master event. Herman is now American Senior Master rated 2414 FIDE and was invited to play in the recent Spice CUP C Group.

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