|Czech Chess Extraliga :: 1992/1993|
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|1st Czech Chess Extraliga
(see all-time tournament summary)
|Dates:||November 1992 - April 1993|
Top 8 teams from 1991/92 Czechoslovak league: Bohemians Prague (1), Slavia Hradec Králové (2), Staré Město (5), TŽ Trinec (7), Baník Karviná (8), DP Praha (9), Lokomotiva Olomouc (10), Vyšehrad (11)
Winners of 1. česká liga 1991/92: Lokomotiva Kolín
Winners of 1. moravskoslezská liga 1991/92: Slavia Havířov
|Players participating:||131 (incl. 3 GMs, 30 IMs and 21 FMs)|
|Competition format:||Eight board round robin.|
|Final order decided by:||1. Match points; 2. Game points|
|Downloadable game file:||93czech.zip|
The two Czechoslovak republic decided to amicably split and so two independent nations, Czech Republic and Slovakia were created effective January 1, 1993. The last all-country league finished in early 1992 with participation of 10 Czech and 4 Slovak teams. There were three second-level leagues, two from the Czech Republic, namely česká liga (the Czech league) and moravskoslezká liga (Moravia-Silesia league) and one all-Slovak.
There was kind of a voting conducted among Czech and Slovak teams whether they would like to stay in the united Czecho-Slovak league (celostatná liga). Despite massive support from Slovakia on keeping one league, a mere vote decided about the velvet divorce.
So the Czech league had to be created. Two winners of the second-level Czechoslovak leagues joined top 8 from all-Czechoslovak top level 1991/92 to form a 10 team Czech extraliga. The eight board round robin format was preserved, with 5 weekends per season, each one with two rounds.