Italy wins double crown at Mitropa Cup 2021
Teams of Italy conquered the top of Mitropa Chess Cup 2021 winning in both Women’s and Open sections!
A dramatic finish marked the Open section’s last round. Three teams were in a race for the top: Italy, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Team of Italy took a narrow 2.5-1.5 victory over Austria to clinch the Winner’s title thanks to a better board points criteria, since Slovakia had the same score of 14 match points.
Slovakia took silver medal, while Czech Republic and France tied for bronze, scoring 13 match points, each, but board points decided that the Czech Republic got third place.
In Women’s section, team of Italy convincingly won the Championship scoring 17 match points to be the sole winner of the event. Second place came to Hungary with 14 match points, while Germany took bronze with 13 match points.
This year, the traditional teams’ event was played in a hybrid format, gathering 10 nations: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland.
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