25th Chess Mitropa Cup: Brno 2006

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Basic data

25th Chess Mitropa Cup
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 7th - 15th September 2006
City: Brno, Czech Republic
Venue: Bobycentrum hotel
Tournament Director: Petr Buchníček (CZE)
Chief Arbiter: IA František Blatný (CZE)
Teams participating: 10 (incl. Czech Republic "B")
Players participating: 50 (incl. 8 GMs, 29 IMs, 1 WGM and 6 FMs)
Games played: 180
Competition format: Four board round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points; 3. Berger; 4. Direct match
Time control: 40 moves in 100 minutes, then 50 minutes for the rest of the game, 30 sec. increment after each move
Website: http://www.chess.cz/www/reprezentace/mc-druzstva/_2006/eng.html
Downloadable game file: 06mitropa.zip

Tournament review

The game hall The 25th Mitropacup was held in Brno (a.k.a. Brünn in German) with co-operation of the Czech Chess Union and Lokomotiv Brno Chess Club. There were 10 teams participating with Czech Republic "B" replacing absent Austrian team. Experts called Hungary and France as favourites and Croatia and Czech Republic "A" as potential contenders. All in all, Hungary, who played with just four men, won an extremely tight contest scoring 21½/36 half of a point ahead of the Czech Republic "A" team and Croatia. The Hungarians had to retain the lead as they faced Croatia in the last round. Bérczes' loss vs Bosiočić was compensated by Papp who defeated Brkić to hold the Croats to a draw. France finished barely in 7th, as their leader GM Degraeve came late and missed some opening rounds. Best individual result was achieved by Brkić (7/9). Cvek of the Czech Republic obtained his GM norm.

Best board results

bd name flag code pts gms %
1. IM Cvek, Robert Czech Republic CZE 6 9 66.7
2. IM Brkić, Ante Croatia CRO 7 9 77.8
3. GM Kalod, Radek Czech Republic CZE 8 68.8
4. IM Chytilek, Roman Czech Republic CZE2 7 64.3

Interesting games

Seemingly White left pinned Knight in the centre of the board, but...
Petrík, Tomáš (SVK) - Erdős, Viktor (HUN) 1 - 0

White first won exchange but then was trampled down by the herd of horses.
Jenni, Florian (SUI) - Caruana, Fabiano (ITA) 0 - 1