12 Italian players are going to contest the 70th Italian Championship 2010. 11 rounds from 23 November to 4 December in Siena. Games start every day s at 15 p.m. except for the last round (11). 29th November will be a free day during which there will be a simul on 20 boards with Fabiano Caruana ( h16:15).

Last year Fabiano Caruana was absent because he was busy playing in Word Cup 2009 but the Italian championship, won by Lexy Ortega, still had the best average ELO of its history: 2460.
However the 2010 edition with Caruana playing will break the record again with an average 2486.

70th Italian Championship
November 23 – December 4, 2010
Siena, Italy

1 Caruana, Fabiano GM ITA 2709
2 Godena, Michele GM ITA 2549
3 Brunello, Sabino GM ITA 2544
4 Rombaldoni, Denis IM ITA 2494
5 Dvirnyy, Daniyyl IM ITA 2492
6 D’Amore, Carlo IM ITA 2485
7 Ortega, Lexy GM ITA 2480
8 Rombaldoni, Axel IM ITA 2471
9 Garcia Palermo, Carlos GM ITA 2465
10 Genocchio, Daniele IM ITA 2433
11 Piscopo, Pierluigi IM ITA 2399
12 Bonafede, Alessandro FM ITA 2310

More info here.

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