Chess Championships 2023-24


Student Chess Championships 2023- 2024



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Four teams qualified for the national finals across four categories

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The girls and boys of our institute managed to qualify all the teams for the Student Chess Championships, which took place in Pordenone on 13 April.

It was played over 5 rounds, with mixed groups (absolute and women's teams together) and with a Swiss system. The junior and student women's teams performed well, despite having already qualified by right for the national finals. The Junior team confirmed second place in the provincial championships, behind the Liceo Preseren , while the Allieve team was second in the category by technical play-off, behind the Liceo Leopardi-Majorana of Pordenone and trailed only by a gap.

The boys have a more difficult task, having to face very competitive teams, starting with the teams from the Copernico High School in Udine, who won first place in both the student and junior categories.

The Galilei students showed off another high-level performance, after that of the provincial tournament, with a heart-pounding competition finale . Eighth in the ranking at the start of the last round, due to two penalty points due to an oversight in the board order in the first round, with a peremptory 4-0 victory in the last round the students managed to move up five places in the ranking, finishing third for technical play-off, behind the Oberdan cousins. Despite having the same score and a higher number of victories than Oberdan (14 against 12), the two penalty points robbed the boys of the satisfaction of second place. Among the students worth mentioning are the scores of Alessio Valussi on the third board, with 5 victories out of 5, and of Raphael Ivaldi on the fourth board, with 4 out of 5.

Finally, the real feat was led by the male juniors. In the starting ranks they could be considered the fifth or sixth formation as a playing force, behind the teams of Copernico, Oberdan, Preseren , Malignani and Leopardi-Majorana. Strengthened by preparation that has lasted since the beginning of March under the expert supervision of Jivan Tadevosyan and thanks to an out of the ordinary motivation, the juniors lost only one direct match , against Oberdan, and only due to fortuitous circumstances. They put together a series of exceptional performances (with 3 wins and a draw), finishing third behind Copernicus and Oberdan. Excellent performances from all the players, among which that of Giacomo Canale on the third board stands out (4 out of 5).

Women's junior team: Giulia Bussani, Selma Nya , Soraya Fakih , Giada Depetroni , Ayleen Pasqualis.

Female student team: Dana Puzzer , Cristina Messina, Sara Scopas , Giovanna Siard .

Junior men's team: Andrea Benussi, Daniel-Ange Desobgo-Djoumessi , Giacomo Canale, Samuele Morgut , Alessio Sion.

Men's student team: Leonardo Tavano, Nicolas Dal Monego, Alessio Valussi , Raphael Ivaldi, Marco Giurgevich .

The national finals will take place from 12 to 15 May in Montesilvano (PE).

The Allievi Femminile and Allievi Maschile 1 teams first in the provincial phase

Provincial phase

On February 29th our high school participated in the provincial phase of the Sacchi Student Championships, which was held in Opicina, in the ZKB headquarters. The Liceo Galilei was present well six teams , the largest representative of all , fielding 10 players and 22 men . The Female Students and Male Students 1 and 2 and the Female and Male Juniores 1 and 2 teams competed in the four category tournaments. Two trophies won (Female Students and Male Students 1), a silver (Junior Female), one bronze (Junior Men), two fourth places (Allievi Maschili 2 and Junior Men 2).

The Allievi Femminile and Allievi Maschile 1 teams stood out in the competition, winning the first position . The Allievi Femminile team has dominated the tournament , with monstrous performances on all four boards, winning 21 points out of the 24 available and finishing the competition with full points. The individual performances of Dana Puzzer on the first board , by Cristina Messina on the third board, with 6 victories out of 6 matches, and of Sara Scopas on the fourth board, with 3 victories out of 3 matches. Score clearly above average also from Alessia Pascarella on the second board, with 4 out of 6, and of Joannasvg+xml;base64,+'));="" border-bottom:transparent;background-position-x:0%;background-position-y:100%'="">Siard on the fourth board, with 2 on 3 , who made an extraordinary contribution to the victory.

The Junior Women's team placed second in their category, one gap behind their peers at Preseren High School. The individual and team scoreboard of the 4E girls is very noteworthy, all beginners and fresh from the Institute course. With second place Giulia Bussani , Selma Nya , Ayleen Pasqualis , Soraya Fakih e Giada Depetroni earned on the field and with skill the right to participate in the regional phase of the Student Championships, which will be held in Pordenone on April 13th.

Institute phase

Thanks to the technical support of the Societ Scacchistica Triestina 1904, the Institute phase of the Student Chess Championships took place on Friday 16 February in the spaces of the high school headquarters.

Participation was large , with 47 male and female students from all classes . For the first time, a tournament dedicated only to female players was held.

The tournament took place over 5 rounds, with a reflection time of 10 minutes, without increment, and paired with the Swiss system.

The women's tournament was won by Alessia Pascarella (3F), with 4.5/5 , second place was Giulia Bussani (4E), with 4/5 , and third Cristina Messina (3F), with 3.5/5.

In the men's tournament he prevailed with full points (5/5) J ivan Tadevosyan ( 5th ), who preceded Alessio Valussi (2F ) by technical tie-breaker . Giacomo Canale (4th) finished in third place , ahead of Andrea Benussi (5G) , Nicolas Dal Monego (2D), Raphael Ivaldi (2G) and Nicola Zucca (3G), all tied with 4/ 5 .

The results of the Institute tournament have allowed the composition of the high school teams that will participate in the Provincial Student Championships on February 29th. Galilei will present itself with a large and motivated team , with teams registered for all categories ( students and juniors, men and women ).

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In the gallery some images of moments from the provincial phase and the institute chess tournament

Our history

First place in the provincial team championships for the Junior category

Jivan Tadevosyan (captain), Edoardo Franceschina, Andrea Benussi, Samuele Morgut, Gianluca Verde

Second place in the Student category

Raphael Ivaldi (captain), Giacono Canale, Francesco Curzolo, Tommaso Rondi, Emanuele Mahnic

The teams qualified for the regional phase on April 15th in Pordenone

Chess trophy rules at school.pdf

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