Richard Kimbin (left) runner-up and CM Giuseppe Bisignano (right) Champion of the 29th Trofeo Edoardo Crespi Open 2008
My "Italian" friend - Richard Kimbin finished in 2nd place in the 29th Trofeo Edoardo Crespi Open A held in 4-8 December 2008 in Italy. The tournament was won by CM Giuseppe Bisignano.
The most interesting fact about Richard's victory is he is in fact the last seeded ( 48th seed) with FIDE 1697 rating but he overshadow almost all of them. In my opinion, Richard current rating didn't show his"accurate"strength. He is easily a FIDE 2000+ player .
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Photo from Richard's Facebook.com