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Hanyu Sun wins Sardinia World Chess Festival 2024 Open C

by Shahid Ahmed - 11/05/2024

Ertan Ozdogan (TUR), Luca Ferraro (ITA) and Hanyu Sun (CHN) were the coleaders 7/8 heading into the final round of Sardinia World Chess Festival 2024 Open C (<1600). Luca lost to Daniele Isaia (ITA), Ertan won against Krishnan Vishwanathan and Hanyu defeated Manuel Serra (ITA). Both Hanyu and Ertan ended up with the same score 8/9 each. Hanyu became champion due to better tie-break score, Ertan secured second place. Hanyu's sole loss of the event was against the eventual runner-up, Ertan in Round 3. Luca finished third. Ertan's solitary defeat was against Luca in Round 5. The total prize fund of the entire festival was €50000. The top three prizes in Open C were €1200, €800 and €600 along with a trophy each. Photos: Shahid Ahmed

Top two score 8/9

The Open C (Below 1600) category had only 27 participants. However, the competition was tough for the championship. Three players were fighting for the first place. Only two of them managed to score the same. Despite the loss in the final round, the previous round coleader still managed to finish third. Players ranged from 8 to 97 years in this category.

Champion - Hanyu Sun (CHN) 8/9

Runner-up - Ertan Ozdogan (TUR) 8/9

L to R: Luigi Maggi, President of Federazione Scacchistica Italiana (FSI), GM Daniel Dardha, GM Kirill Shevchenko, Elisa Farris, Mayor of Sardinia, Danilo Mallò, President of the regional section of FSI, and GM FST IO Roberto Mogranzini, Tournament Director. They all distributed the prizes.

Hanyu Sun (CHN) en route his victory in the final round against Manuel Serra (ITA)
97-year-old Giovanni Diena, the first person in Italy to develop a chess pairing program | Video: ChessBase India

A special prize for the 97-year-old player who inspired everyone - Giovanni Diena (ITA) | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Photo Gallery

Trophies for various winners | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Players, parents and accompanying persons at the closing ceremony | Photo: Shahid Ahmed and Niklesh Jain

For more Round 9 and Prize distribution ceremony photos, please click at the respective links. Lots of exciting, interesting game videos and a few more interviews will be published soon, stay tuned!


Photos by Niklesh Jain: Round 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 6, 7, Black and White dinner, and FIDE 100, 8, 9 and Prize distribution ceremony.


In case you missed taking part in the inaugural edition, don't fret, the second edition was announced to be held from 26th April to 3rd May 2025 at the same place Club Hotel Marina Beach in Orosei, Sardinia, Italy.

"In the Future, We Will Host the Chess Olympiad" - GM Roberto Mogranzini | Video: ChessBase India
The Stock Market trader who met and interviewed Vishy Anand back in the 90s - Luca Barillaro | Video: ChessBase India
The Bolivian WCM Alexandra Prado who has 250K+ following on Instagram and Youtube | Video: ChessBase India

Replay live stream

Replay Round 9 live commentary by GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko (UKR) and WCM Alexandra Prado (BOL)  | Video: UniChess

A total of 99 players took part from 19 countries across the world in this eight-day nine-round Swiss league Below 2000 Rating tournament which was organized by Emmedi Sport ASD at Club Hotel Marina Beach 4* at Orosei in Sardinia, Italy from 27th April to 4th May 2024. The time control for the tournament was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

Replay Round 9 games

Round 9 Open C results

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.PGN
Ferraro Luca139970 - 15Isaia Daniele1548
Krishnan Vishwanathan157550 - 17Ozdogan Ertan1399
Sun Hanyu139971 - 05Serra Manuel1521
Corbo Giuseppe A.15581 - 0Piovesan Sara1579
Cilenti Giuseppe Maria15740 - 1Schintu Elia1399


Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexFEDRtgIRtgNPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
Sun HanyuCHN01399847,544,539,501486
Ozdogan ErtanTUR01399847,54440,501511
Ferraro LucaITA01399749,54635,501533
Isaia DanieleITA154806464428,501477
Corbo Giuseppe A.ITA155805,54945,526,501483
Schintu EliaITA013995,540,537,522,001506
Krishnan VishwanathanIND1575055147,523,501458
Serra ManuelU18ITA152105484521,001483
Geraci DanieleITA148605434020,751497
Salis DavideITA15030540,53721,751494



Sardinia Chess Festival: Official site, fb page and instagram

Tournament details

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