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City of Vicenza International turns 23

by Shahid Ahmed - 14/10/2019

CM Nicola Zanchetta scored 4.0/5 to win 23rd International tournament "City of Vicenza" edging ahead of FM Fabrizio Molina who also scored 4.0/5, due to a better tie-break score. Top seed FM Alberto Barp scored 3.5/5 to finish at third place. Three other players also finished at 3.5/5, but Albertro secured the third position due to a better tie-break score. Total 106 players took part in the 23rd edition of the tournament which took place from 27th to 29th September 2019 in the prestigious hall of Tiepolo hotel. Nicola received the first prize of €400 and a beautiful trophy. The fourth edition of the tournament is slated to take place from 25th to 27th September 2020. Photo: Enrico Danieli

Nicola Zanchetta wins 23rd "City of Vicenza" tournament

CM Nicola Zanchetta surprises everyone by winning the 23rd edition of "City of Vicenza" International tournament. Zanchetta scored an unbeaten 4.0/5 to win the beautiful new trophy and €400.

Nicola Zanchetta with his new champion's trophy and cash prize worth €400 | Photo: Enrico Danieli

Here is an annotated game by the top seed FM Alberto Barp who is one of the youngest and budding talent of Italy.

Beautiful Vicenza

by Enrico Danieli

Vicenza is a splendid city in the northern part of Italy near to Venice, famous for the Monte Berico sanctuary, which has been for centuries a pilgrimage destination, and for Andrea Palladio’s great creations, the famous architect from the 16th century known for his villas and his "Teatro Olimpico” (Even the White House has taken inspiration from Palladio’s creations).

Monte Berico sanctuary | Photo: Enrico Danieli

Beautiful vista in Vicenze | Photo: Enrico Danieli

La Rotonda | Photo: Enrico Danieli

Total 106 players participated from three different countries Albania, Italy and Ukraine in three different category in the 23rd edition of City of Vicenza open held at Tiepolo hotel from 27th to 29th September 2019. The 24th edition is slated to take place from 25th to 27th September 2019.

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