Mitropa Cup 2023 starts in Mali Losinj, Croatia

The 2023 edition of the Mitropa Cup starts this Monday in Mali Losinj, Croatia. The event will be played from 10th – 20th April at Hotel Aurora in the well-known tourist destination in Croatia.

The event is played in Open and Women’s sections separately, with participation of 10 federations: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. The Championships are played in 9 rounds, round-robin system, with time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment for each move from move one.

Each team is composed of 4 players plus one reserve player (for open section), 4 women players plus one reserve woman player (for women section), one of them acts as a team captain.

The best-rated players who will represent their federations at the tournament are: GM Jergus Pechac (SVK, 2610), GM Yannick Gozzoli (FRA, 2585), GM Viktor Erdos (HUN, 2583), GM Maxime Lagarde (FRA, 2579) and GM Adam Kozak (HUN, 2568), as well as IM Anastasia Savina (FRA, 2343), IM Marina Brunello (ITA, 2340), IM Laura Unuk (SLO, 2310), WIM Zala Urh (SLO, 2278), and WIM Natacha Benmesbah (FRA, 2256).

Starting list of teams and players can be found here.

Live broadcast of the games can be followed through the following link.

Official website of the event

Tournament schedule:

About the Mitropa Cup:

The Mitropa Cup is the annual team chess tournament for national teams from Central Europe. The traditional team event this year brings together 10 nations competing against each other in an Open and a Women section on 4 boards each. Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland. The event commenced in 1976 in Innsbruck.