Bergamo 2018

My quest for a FIDE rating led me to Bergamo Italy. I had tried to get one playing in the United States but never could win against a player with a FIDE Rating at a FIDE tournament. I did beat some 1700 rated players, but they were not FIDE rated or we were not in a FIDE rated event. I was disappointed, but then I realized that in Italy all they play is FIDE rated chess and there was a large pool of lower rated players. My mother wanted to go to Italy for her 75th birthday, and I said I would take her, but we had to go to a chess tournament. Timing was a little off trying to coordinate with my Mother, Brother, Sister and my wife’s schedules. So I booked my flight to arrive at 9:30am th

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