Croatia and Slovenia win the Mitropacup 2009

5/18/2009 – The Croatian Men's team won this team championship outright, on match points ahead of Italy, which had the same number of board points (22.5). In the women's section it was a start-to-finish victory for the two Slovenian teams, who took Gold and Silver. The best player in the event, by far, was the Italian GM Fabiano Caruana, who is all of sixteen years old. Results, games and video.

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MITROPACUP 2009

The Chess Federation of Slovenia was the organiser of the MITROPACUP 2009, a team tournament which was held from 9 May 2009 (arrival) until 17 May (last round, closing ceremony) in Hotel Sava, Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia. Each team was composed of four players plus one reserve (in the men's section) and two players plus one reserve (in the women's section). Time controls were 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment after each move starting from move one.

Final results (after nine rounds) – men

When we last visited this tournament Hungary was in the lead, with Italy second an Croatia third. In the end Hungary and Croatia switched places: the Croatian men's team had the best match and board points. Italy came second with the same number of board points (22.5) but with two less match points. The two teams are followed by Hungary, and behind them we find the Slovenians and Germans with equal match and board points (11 and 20.5)

No.

Team/Name

Rating

Score

MP

1.

Croatia

2516.5

22.5

14

1.1

Bosiocic, Marin

2571

5.0/9

1.2

Jovanovic, Zoran

2525

6.0/9

1.3

Saric, Ante

2502

3.0/6

1.4

Doric, Darko

2468

3.5/6

1.5

Martinovic, Sasa

2483

5.0/6

2.

Italy

2526.5

22.5

12

2.1

Caruana, Fabiano

2649

6.0/8

2.2

Godena, Michele

2538

4.5/8

2.3

Brunello, Sabino

2477

6.5/9

2.4

Rombaldoni, Denis

2442

4.5/7

2.5

Mogranzini, Roberto

2422

1.0/4

3.

Hungary

2532.3

21

11

3.1

Erdos, Viktor

2581

5.0/9

3.2

Papp, Gabor

2524

5.0/9

3.3

Berczes, David

2513

4.5/8

3.4

Prohaszka, Peter

2511

4.5/7

3.5

Rapport, Richard

2371

2.0/3

4.-5.

Slovenia

2558.3

20.5

11

4.1

Pavasovic, Dusko

2607

5.5/9

4.2

Borisek, Jure

2581

5.0/9

4.3

Lenic, Luka

2574

4.0/9

4.4

Skoberne, Jure

2471

6.0/9

4.5

Mohr, Georg

2496

0.0/0

4.-5.

Germany

2572.8

20.5

11

5.1

Gustafsson, Jan

2631

4.5/9

5.2

Braun, Arik

2564

4.5/9

5.3

Prusikin, Michael

2549

5.0/7

5.4

Baramidze, David

2547

5.5/9

5.5

Boensch, Uwe

2523

1.0/2

6.

Czech Republic

2450.5

18

9

6.1

Petr, Martin

2460

2.5/7

6.2

Kanovsky, David

2473

3.5/9

6.3

Cernousek, Lukas

2439

3.5/8

6.4

Krejci, Jan

2430

6.5/9

6.5

Konopka, Michal

2450

2.0/3

7.

Slovakia

2464.5

17.5

8

7.1

Vavrak, Peter

2487

2.5/8

7.2

Macak, Stefan

2494

5.0/9

7.3

Jurcik, Marian

2468

5.0/9

7.4

Michalik, Peter

2409

5.0/9

7.5

Plachetka, Jan

2389

0.0/1

8.

Austria

2430.0

16

8

8.1

Ragger, Markus

2544

5.0/9

8.2

Neubauer, Martin

2414

3.5/7

8.3

Kreisl, Robert

2389

5.0/9

8.4

Pilaj, Herwig

2373

1.0/6

8.5

Schachinger, Mario

2350

1.5/5

9.

France

2450.3

12.5

6

9.1

Cossin, Sebastien

2471

3.5/9

9.2

Terrieux, Kevin

2449

3.5/9

9.3

Philippe, Christophe

2435

3.0/9

9.4

Vitoux, Colomban

2446

2.5/9

10.

Switzerland

2402.8

9

0

10.1

Jenni, Florian

2516

4.0/9

10.2

Ekstroem, Roland

2481

2.5/6

10.3

Huss, Andreas

2340

0.0/6

10.4

Schiendorfer, Emanuel

2274

2.0/8

10.5

Gaehwiler, Gabriel

2226

0.5/7

Best players

The best player on board one was Italy's Fabiano Caruana, with 6.0/8 points = 75%. This is the best result of the entire tournament, certainly from the performance. Amongst the reserve ("board 5") players Sasa Martinovic of Croatia scored 5.0/6, which comes to 83%.

Final results (after seven rounds) – women

In the women's section nothing much changed – the two Slovenian teams dominated from start to finish, and ended in first and second place. Behind Slovenia 2 there is a considerable gap, with Italy lagging by 1.5 board and 4 match points. Hungary has the same number of board points but one match point less than Italy.

No.

Team/Name

Rating

Score

MP

1.

Slovenia 1

2302.5

9.5

12

1.1

Krivec, Jana

2322

4.5/7

1.2

Srebrnic, Ana

2283

5.0/7

2.

Slovenia 2

2211.5

9

11

2.1

Rozic, Vesna

2249

4.0/7

2.2

Novak, Ksenija

2174

5.0/7

3.

Italy

2340.5

7.5

7

3.1

Sedina, Elena

2351

2.5/5

3.2

Zimina, Olga

2330

3.0/5

3.3

Brunello, Marina

2166

2.0/4

4.

Hungary

2140.5

7.5

6

4.1

Papp, Petra

2141

4.0/6

4.2

Dudas, Eszter

2140

3.5/6

4.3

Erdos, Boglarka

2129

0.0/2

5.

Germany

2240.0

7

7

5.1

Ohme, Melanie

2242

4.5/7

5.2

Fuchs, Judith

2238

2.5/7

6.

France

2169.5

6.5

6

6.1

Flear, Christine

2172

2.5/7

6.2

Nicoara, Malina

2167

4.0/7

7.

Croatia

2247.5

5

4

7.1

Franciskovic, Borka

2262

2.5/7

7.2

Solic, Kristina

2233

2.5/7

7.3

Macek, Vlasta

2234

0.0/0

8.

Austria

2086.0

4

3

8.1

Novkovic, Julia

2143

0.5/6

8.2

Schink, Barbara

2029

2.0/5

8.3

Bauer, Marie-Christine

1871

1.5/3

Best players

Here's how the women did on boards one and two:

Board one
1. Srebrnic, Ana Slovenia 1 5.0/7 71%
2. Novak, Ksenija Slovenia 2 5.0/7 71%
3. Zimina, Olga Italy 3.0/5 60%
4. Dudas, Eszter Hungary 3.5/6 58%
5. Nicoara, Malina France 4.0/7 57%
6. Schink, Barbara Austria 2.0/5 40%
7. Fuchs, Judith Germany 2.5/7 36%
8. Solic, Kristina Croatia 2.5/7 36%
  Board two
1. Srebrnic, Ana Slovenia 1 5.0/7 71%
2. Novak, Ksenija Slovenia 2 5.0/7 71%
3. Zimina, Olga Italy 3.0/5 60%
4. Dudas, Eszter Hungary 3.5/6 58%
5. Nicoara, Malina France 4.0/7 57%
6. Schink, Barbara Austria 2.0/5 40%
7. Fuchs, Judith Germany 2.5/7 36%
8. Solic, Kristina Croatia 2.5/7 36%

Video


A short video impression of the event

Links

The games are being broadcast live on the official web site and a selection on the chess server Playchess.com. If you are not a member you can download the free PGN reader ChessBase Light, which gives you immediate access to the Mitropa games, free of charge. You can also use the program to read, replay and analyse the PGN games.

Previous report on the 2009 Mitropacup

Hungary and Slovenia lead in Mitropacup 2009
15.05.2009 – It is larger than Hamburg and richer than Bill Gates. The Adriatic country that is now Slovenia was at various times part of a dozen empires and states. Today it is a fully integrated European country. And the gracious host of the Mitropacup invitational team championship 2009, where the Hungarian men are in the lead, and both Slovenian teams dominating the women's section. Illustrated report.

Hungary and Croatia lead in Mitropacup 2009
13.05.2009 – This popular team championship is being held from May 10–17 in the idyllic – and very healthy – Slovenian town of Rogaska Slatina. The men's section has four players per team, the women's two. Time controls are 90/40 + 30/rest with 30s increment per move. After four rounds the Hungarian and Croatian men lead, while in the women's section it is all about Slovenia 1 and 2. Illustrated report.


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