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Miss Mitropa Muzychuk scores 8/9

5/31/2005 – The Mitropa Cup, a yearly championship for European teams, was won in a breath-taking finish by Slovenia this year. They did it both in the men's section with a last-minute victory over Hungary. In the women's section it was mainly due to an 8/9 score by 15-year-old Anna Muzychuk. Illustrated report.
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Mitropa 2005

The Mitropa Cup was found by the Austrian International Arbiter Gertrude Wagner, who, together with her husband Karl and the president of the Austrian Chess Federation, Kurt Jungwirth (that's Gertrude Wagner and Karl Jungwirth in the picture on the left), has done tremendous work for Austrian chess.

The first Mitropacup, initiated by Gertrude Wagner, was held 1976 in Innsbruck. Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Italy and Luxembourg participated. Austria and Yugoslavia with two teams. Germany won this first tournament.

The next twenty Mitropacups were all organized by Gertrude Wagner. Until this year Yugoslavia had won seven times, Germany six times, Hungary three, with France, Croatia and Slovenia chalking up two wins each. Austria was successful in 1977.

The 2005 Mitropacup was held in Steinfeld/Neubrunn in Austria. It was the first that was organized for men and for women. In the men's section there was a very tough battle for first place. In the very last round the tournament leader Croatia lost against Slovakia, while the Slovenians defeated Hungary to catch the Croatians. Slovenia won narrowly on tiebreaks.

Rk. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TB1 TB2 TB3
1 Slovenia * 1 2 2 3 3 21.0 12 101.00
2 Croatia 3 * 3 2 ½ 2 3 21.0 12 100.75
3 Slovakia ½ * 3 3 20.5 14 119.00
4 Czech Rep. 1 * 2 3 20.0 11 91.00
5 Hungary 2 * 2 3 3 19.5 10 83.50
6 Switzerland 1 2 2 * 2 2 19.0 10 84.75
7 France 2 2 1 2 * 3 18.0 9 75.50
8 Germany 2 ½ 1 * 3 16.0 7 60.00
9 Italy 1 1 ½ 1 * 13.0 4 28.00
10 Austria 1 1 1 2 1 * 12.0 1 9.50

In the final round of the women's section Anna Muzychuk and Vesna Rozic were given the task of scoring 2:0 for Slovenia against Austria II – which they dutifully did. The young Muzychuk scored eight out of nine in this event, with an Elo performance of 2532. She was elected Miss Mitropacup by a big margin.


A face to remember: Anna Muzychuk

Rk. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TB1 TB2 TB3
1 Slovenia * 1 2 2 2 ½ 2 2 14.5 15 63.00
2 Czech Rep. ½ * 1 1 2 2 2 13.0 14 51.50
3 Slovakia 1 1 * ½ 2 1 2 2 2 13.0 13 46.25
4 Switzerland ½ ½ * 1 2 2 2 2 13.0 13 45.00
5 France 0 1 0 1 * ½ 1 2 2 9.0 9 29.25
6 Croatia 0 0 1 0 * ½ 2 8.0 9 28.50
7 Germany 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ 1 6.5 6 20.25
8 Austria 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 2 6.0 4 18.00
9 Austria 2 0 0 0 0 0 ½ * 0 3.5 4 12.50
10 Italy 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 * 3.5 3 6.75

Impressions

The following gallery gives impressions of the Burgenland region in eastern Austria. The pictures were made by Robert Zsifkovits, Thomas Wolf and Walter Kastner. The pictures of the tournament were supplied by the organisers.

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