Nový Bor wins the Czech Extraliga

by André Schulz
4/16/2022 – Last weekend, the final rounds of the Czech Extraliga took place in a central event. Nový Bor had secured overall victory long before the end of the season. The team from Brno, which is always supported by sports presenter Inna Puhajková, finished in second place. | Photos: Vladimir Jagr

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One more for Nový Bor

Last weekend, on April 7-10, the Czech Extraliga concluded its current season with three central events.

Nový Bor won the tournament by a landslide after scoring 37 points. The victory of the eventual champions was already certain long before the final rounds.

David Navara from Nový Bor

Alexei Shirov analysing

The matches of the Extraliga are played on eight boards, as in the Bundesliga. However, a team victory is rewarded with three match points. The team captain and spiritus rector of the successful team is Petr Boleslav, who also founded the Prague Chess Festival.

Inna Puhajková and Petr Boleslav

Runner-up was Moravská Slavia Brno with 24 team points, who got a better tiebreak score than GASCO Pardubice. For Brno, this is the biggest success in the club’s history so far. In rounds 13 and 14 Boris Gelfand played on board one, contributing two draws to the win against Výstaviště Lysá nad Labem and to the 4:4 against Siesta Labs Unichess.

In the match against Výstaviště Lysá nad Labem, Gelfand faced Niclas Huschenbeth.

Petr Boleslav and Boris Gelfand

Moravská Slavia Brno is sponsored and managed by lawyer Michal Vávra. Sports journalist Inna Puhajková travelled with the team throughout the season.

Michal Vávra and Inna Puhajková following the games

The last four teams are relegated, two of which are from Ostrava.

Team Brno

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Final standings

Rg. Team  Wtg1 
1 1. Novoborský šachový klub 37
2 Moravská Slavia Brno 24
3 GASCO Pardubice 24
4 ŠK Zikuda Turnov 23
5 Slavia Kroměříž 19
6 INGEM - ŠK Líně 18
7 Výstaviště Lysá nad Labem 18
8 Siesta Labs Unichess 17
9 ŠK Dopravní podnik Praha 17
10 BŠŠ Frýdek-Místek A 14
11 ŠK Duras BVK Královo Pole 13
12 ŠK Slavoj Ostrava - Poruba 13
13 BŠŠ Frýdek-Místek B 13
14 Labortech Ostrava 4

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