CZECH REPUBLIC AND GERMANY WIN MITROPA CUP 2016
Czech Republic A in Open section and Germany in Women section are the winners of the Mitropa Cup 2016, which took place in Prague/Czech Republic, 19-27 June, 2016.
IN the Open section the last round was crucial and decided the Champion. Germany tied the match against Hungary, while Czech Republic A defeated Slovenia, so the both teams finished the competition with 13 match points. Thanks to better tie-breaks, Czech Republic triuphed with with total 23.5 points,while Germany had 22.5.
The third place went to the team of Italy with 12 match points and 19.5 points in total.
In Women section German team became the Champion after playing 1-1with the Hungarian team and scoring 15 match points.
Silver medal went to Italy with 14 match points, while Hungary took bronze with 12 match points.
Ten Chess Federations participate in this event: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland, and compete in Open and Women sections.
Each team is composed of 4 players + one reserve player in Open section, and 2 women players + one reserve player in Women section.
The tournament was organized by the Czech Chess Federation, in cooperation with AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o. and Hotel Olympik ****.
The tournament was played in 9 rounds with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, + 30 seconds increment for each move starting from move one.