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Pula Open Chess Tournament 2010

GM Robert Zelcic takes the trophy on superior tiebreak

The 24th Pula Open chess tournament took place on 19-26th June at the hotel “Histria”, under management of the Croatian Chess Federation and local Chess Club “Pula”. The competition was held over nine rounds of Swiss system and with time control of 90 min + 30 sec increment. Former World Champion Boris Spassky was the special guest of the tournament.

The event saw a massive turnout as 287 players from 23 countries signed to participate. After Croatia, the largest groups arrive from Austria (38) and Slovenia (30). Twelve Grandmasters and 15 International Masters fought for the 11.000 EUR worth prize fund.

Croatian Grandmasters Robert Zelcic and Ognjen Jovanic and Serbian Sinisa Drazic shared the first place with 7.5 points each. Drazic had a furious finish with five straight victories, but the trophy went to Zelcic who had the best tiebreak score.

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The top seed Borki Predojevic finished on shared 4th place

Round 9 top results:

GM Zelcic Robert CRO 2538 – GM Cvitan Ognjen CRO 2534 ½ – ½

GM Predojevic Borki BIH 2628 – GM Jovanic Ognjen CRO 2530 ½ – ½

GM Saric Ivan CRO 2580 – GM Drazic Sinisa SRB 2531 0 – 1

IM Martinovic Sasa CRO 2515 – IM Kuljasevic Davorin CRO 2539 ½ – ½

GM Felgaer Ruben ARG 2585 – FM Stokke Kjetil NOR 2399 1 – 0

IM Biti Ozren CRO 2376 – GM Kovacevic Aleksandar SRB 2573 0 – 1

GM Fercec Nenad CRO 2492 – FM Guenthner Oliver GER 2270 1 – 0

IM Rukavina Josip CRO 2397 – GM Saric Ante CRO 2489 1 – 0

GM Likavsky Tomas SVK 2473 – Bajramovic Halid BIH 2211 1 – 0

FM Fahrner Kurt AUT 2302 – IM Kovacevic Blazimir CRO 2471 ½ – ½

Mihalincic Tomislav CRO 2232 – IM Doric Darko CRO 2452 0 – 1

Wanderer Thomas AUT 2216 – FM Fodor Tamas Jr HUN 2420 0 – 1

IM Barle Janez SLO 2404 – FM Bykov Alexey RUS 2255 1 – 0

FM Plenca Julijan CRO 2286 – IM Feletar Darko CRO 2390 ½ – ½

Final standings:

1-3. GM Zelcic Robert CRO 2538, GM Jovanic Ognjen CRO 2530 and GM Drazic Sinisa SRB 2531 – 7.5

4-11. IM Kuljasevic Davorin CRO 2539, GM Kovacevic Aleksandar SRB 2573, GM Predojevic Borki BIH 2628, GM Fercec Nenad CRO 2492, GM Felgaer Ruben ARG 2585, IM Rukavina Josip CRO 2397, GM Cvitan Ognjen CRO 2534 and IM Martinovic Sasa CRO 2515 – 7.0

12-23. FM Sklyarov Dmitry V RUS 2373, GM Saric Ivan CRO 2580, Nordenbaek Jan DEN 2215, IM Doric Darko CRO 2452, FM Fodor Tamas Jr HUN 2420, IM Barle Janez SLO 2404, FM Sandhu Mario AUT 2324, IM Doric Nenad CRO 2320, Osmanovic Faruk GER 2093, IM Molnar Bela HUN 2340, IM Franic Milan CRO 2390 and GM Likavsky Tomas SVK 2473 – 6.5 etc

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