National Championships Round-Up

National Championships Round-Up

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The world chess championship crowded some tournaments out of the chess headlines, so by way of a round-up here are the results of three recent national championships.

Czech Chess Championships

david-navara2.jpgDavid Navara won his fourth Czech Championship with an undefeated score of 7/9 points.

The 2012 event was a 9-round Swiss with 47 players held in Kouty nad Desnou from 12-20 May. 

Navara just edged out Alexej Kislinsky by virtue of a superior tie-break score.

More details can be found at the official website.

The top finishers were:

Name Elo Pts TB
1 Navara David  2706 7.0 40.5
2 Kislinsky Alexej  2532 7.0 38.5
3 Babula Vlastimil  2563 6.5 40.5
4 Cvek Robert  2563 6.0 37.5
5 Bernášek Jan  2476 6.0 35.5
6 Rašík Vítězslav  2495 6.0 31.0
7 Černoušek Lukáš  2440 6.0 29.0

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Cuban Chess Championships

leinier dominguez 1 smaller.jpgLeinier Dominguez won his fourth Cuban Championship when he defeated rival Lazaro Bruzon in the second game of their final match to win by a score of 1½-½.

Despite his victory, Dominguez is still one short of Bruzon's haul of 5 national titles.

Defending champion Quesada Yuniesky won the 3/4th place playoff match to finish 3rd.

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Georgian Chess Championships

Baadur Jobava1 smaller.jpgBaadur Jobava achieved his third national title with a crushing victory in the 71st Georgian Championships. 

Jobava was a heavy ratings favourite, but even so his undefeated score of 10/11 in the 12 player single round-robin event was an excellent result.

Merab Gagunashvili took second place after winning a blitz playoff with Davit Zarkua 1½-½.

The final standings:

Name  Elo  Pts 
1 Jobava, Baadur  2721 10.0
2 Gagunashvili, Merab 2570 7.5
3 Zarkua, Davit 2446 7.5
4 Paichadze, Luka  2480 7.5
5 Shanava, Konstantine  2589 6.5
6 Beradze, Irakli  2298 6.0
7 Lomsadze, Davit  2345 5.5
8 Arutinian, David  2561 4.5
9 Quparadze, Giga  2471 4.0
10 Javakhadze, Zurab  2418 4.0
11 Pantsulaia, Levan  2581 1.5
12 Chighladze, Iveri  2390 1.5

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