9th BiH Premijer Liga (chess): Bihać 2010

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Basic data

9th BiH Premijer Liga (chess)
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 5th - 13th June 2010
City: Bihać, Bosanska Krajina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Venue: Hotel Park
Tournament Director: Mr. Edhem Duraković (Una Sana Canton Chess Fed.)
Chief Arbiter: IA Bojan Židanšek (BIH)
Teams participating: 10
Teams ranked 1-7 from 2009 Premijer Liga (TŠK Sloboda Tuzla did not arrive)
From ŠS FBiH championship: ŠK Celik Zenica, ŠK Goražde, ŠK Cazin (teams ranked 3rd, 6th, 7th in FBiH team ch.)
From ŠS RS championship: — (ŠK Lauš Banja Luka did not arrive)
From ŠS H-B championship: — (HŠK Napredak Sarajevo did not arrive)
Players participating: 70 (incl. 40 GMs, 17 IMs and 10 FMs)
Note! According to decision of the BiH Chess Union only three foreigners per team were allowed.
Games played: 270
Competition format: Six board round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Match points; 2. Game points
Time control: 90 minutes per game. + 30 sec. per move
Downloadable game file: 10bih.zip

Tournament review

The 9th Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina was held on 5-13th June in the city of Bihac, under management of Chess Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and CA of Una Sana Canton.

Nine teams competed in a round robin tournament, while Laus from Banja Luka withdrew before the beginning. The top seeded local Bihac and four-time European champion Bosna were main contenders for the title, with other teams falling far behind in the terms of average elo.

Chess Goddess Caissa arranged that two top teams meet each other in the final round, when both earlier won all seven rounds. For another curiosity, best performing players, Artiom Timofeev on first board of Bosna and Zoltán Gyimesi on third for Bihac, both sporting 6/7 that far, were defeated in the crucial match.

But Gyimesi will have nothing to regret as his Bihac came out on the top by 4-2 and won the title with perfect 16 match points. Bosna remained second with 14, while the compact team of Glasinac is third with 11.

/ taken from www.chessdom.com /

Best board results

1st Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. GM Timofeev, Artiom BOSN 6 8 75.0
2. GM Stević, Hrvoje BIHC 8 68.8
3. GM Perunović, Miloš PBJL 5 8 62.5

2nd Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. GM Kožul, Zdenko BIHC 6 75.0
2. GM Palac, Mladen SIBR 5 8 62.5
2. GM Šolak, Dragan GLSS 5 8 62.5

3rd Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. GM Gyimesi, Zoltán BIHC 8 81.3
2. GM Ivanišević, Ivan BOSN 6 8 75.0
3. GM Bogosavljević, Boban GLSS 8 68.8

4th Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. GM Šarić, Ibro BIHC 7 8 87.5
2. GM Damljanović, Branko BOSN 8 81.3
3. IM Bogut, Željko SIBR 7 64.3

5th Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. IM Stojanović, Dalibor BOSN 8 81.3
1. GM Kurajica, Bojan BIHC 8 81.3
3. IM Arapović, Vitomir SLIS 8 56.3

6th Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. GM Dizdarević, Emir BIHC 7 8 87.5
2. FM Batinić, Predrag GLSS 5 8 62.5
3. FM Terzić, Safet CEZE 3 5 60.0

Interesting games