Gawain is now in Arvier, where he’ll make his debut for Chieti in the Italian League. No, I haven’t made a mistake – it’s not like the famous red wine which is Chianti. Chieti is a city not far from Rome with a population of about 55,000 (wiki). The football team S.S Chieti Calcio play in the 4th highest football league in Italy.
Chieti in the Italian League is the 3rd highest team with an average team rank of 2517. Gawain leads the team with French GM Marie Sebag on Board 2.
The top team is Padova which contains 2 Top 10 players! Caruana and Nakamura – Do you remember this tweet
It’ll be all nice and cosy in the Italian mountains
I can’t seem to find the players list ( I don’t speak any Italian but I’ve seen it so I’ll ask Gawain). This is the official website according to the Italian Federation Website and the games link is a bit confused but I hope I’ll be able to link it tomorrow.
From memory there are 14 teams who play a 7 round swiss. The tournament starts tomorrow and is FIDE rated with 2 rounds on the 29th and 30th of April.
UPDATE: Here is where the list of teams are, just click on the name of the team and you’ll see their players.