Regina Pokorna is second, Sophie Millet third
WGM Mirjana Medic won a photo finish final to take the first place at the Mediterranean Flowers chess tournament in Rijeka. Medic collected a total of 7,0/9 points, the same as the second WGM Pokorna, and it was the second tiebreak (Sonneborn-Berger) that separated the two players.
The whole tournament WGM Regina Pokorna was leading the event, closely followed by WIM Adriana Nikolova and WGM Mirjana Medic. A penultimate round of multiple draws left the final round wide open. Pokorna was the leader with half a point over Nikolova and Medic, who had a direct match.
Regina Pokorna settled for an early draw against Iulia Ionica, as she did not want to risk with the black pieces her position. However, she did not expect the dramatic turn of events. Nikolova blundered a piece in the endgame, and despite struggling for a few moves could not recover. Mirjana Medic took the victory with black and thus the tournament title on tiebreak.
Sophie Millet, who has just become an IM jumped on the opportunity, won against Sara Jacimovic, and clinched the third place.
1 WGM Medic Mirjana CRO 2303 7,0 pts
2 WGM Pokorna Regina SVK 2384 7,0 pts
3 WGM Milliet Sophie FRA 2364 6,5 pts
4 WIM Nikolova Adriana BUL 2310 6,0 pts
5 WIM Jelica Mara CRO 2222 5,0 pts
6 WGM Ionica Iulia-Ionela ROU 2279 4,5 pts
7 WFM Videnova Iva BUL 2193 3,0 pts
8 Purgar Ivona CRO 2088 2,5 pts
9 Vujnovic Patricija CRO 1831 2,0 pts
10 Jacimovic Sara BIH 1791 1,5 pts
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Mirjana Medic on board 1 for Croatia at the ETCC in Crete