Croatian Chess Championship Print
Monday, 25 January 2010 03:11
The Croatian Chess Championship is being held on 18-28th January in Otočac. Twelve players, all but one with Grandmaster rank, are competing in the round robin tournament. The Championship is officially valid for the year 2009, and top four finishers will qualify for the 2010 event. The prize fund is 10.000 EUR.

Grandmaster Ivan Šarić, the 2007 U18 European Chess Champion and the 2008 U18 World Youth Chess Champion, took off to a flying start with 4.5 points from five games. In the next two games he made draws, which allowed GM Alojzije Janković to catch up with two wins and reach the second place. The next group of players trails a full point behind.

Standings after round seven:
1. GM Šarić Ivan 2586 - 5,5
2. GM Janković Alojzije 2541 - 5,0
3. GM Stević Hrvoje 2614 - 4,0
4. GM Kožul Zdenko 2617 - 4,0
5. GM Jovanić Ognjen 2533 - 4,0
6. GM Šulava Nenad 2539 - 3,5
7. IM Martinović Saša 2499 - 3,0
8. GM Cvitan Ognjen 2554 - 3,0
9. GM Palac Mladen 2563 - 3,0
10. GM Brkić Ante 2564 - 2,5
11. GM Jovanović Zoran 2537 - 2,5
12. GM Zelčić Robert 2557 - 2,0

Official website


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The playing hall is inside the local Open University


 
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