GM Stevic Wins 2008 Croatian Championship

GM Stevic Wins 2008 Croatian Championship

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Jan 30, 2008, 2:25 PM |
6 | Chess Event Coverage

The 2008 Croatian Championship was held from January 16-29, 2008 in Split, Croatia. The event included the European U18 champion IM Ivan Saric, 2006 European Champion GM Zdenko Kozul, and three former World Junior Champions GM Hrvoje Stevic, GM Bojan Kurajica and GM Ognjen Cvitan. This was a category 12 event and had an average rating of 2538.

GM Hrvoje Stevic won the event with a score of 8/12, a full point ahead of second place! Lets take a look at one of his key games which lead him to win the event. Here is GM Zelcic - GM Stevic with full annotations and commentary:

 

 

Final Standings:

1) GM Stevic (8/12)

2) GM Zelcic (7/12)

3-6) GM Jovanovic, GM Jankovic, GM Hulak, GM Kurajica (6.5/12)

7-8) IM Saric, GM Cvitan (6/12)

9-10) GM Dizdar, GM Palac (5.5/12)

11) GM Kozul (5/12)

12-13)  IM Rezan, GM Brkic (4.5/12)


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