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Saturday, May 21, 2011

WIM Karolína Olšarová, GM Jiří Štoček win Czech National Chess Championships 2011

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Hello everyone,

WIM Karolína Olšarová
The Czech Republic Individual Chess Championships just concluded with WIM Karolína Olšarová and GM Jiří Štoček becoming the new champions. The tournaments were held from May 12-20 at Hotel Labe in Pardubice. Ten participants with an average ELO of 2517 played in a round-robin tournament. Number one of the Czech rating list and the title defender GM David Navara (2702) was away to play the Capablanca Memorial this year. The new champion is therefore , which made the race for the trophy more exciting for the remaining players. Scoring half a point less, IM Jan Krejčí, made his final GM norm. Third place went to GM Tomáš Polák. The Women Championship ended in a play-off, where WIM Karolína Olšarová beat Hana Pirklová 2-0 and became the national champion. WIM Kristýna Havlíková took the bronze medal after beating WFM Alena Kubíková. 

Final standings:

1. GM Štoček Jiří 2600 (1. Novoborský ŠK) - 6.0
2. IM Krejčí Jan 2489 (Tatran Litovel) - 5.5
3. GM Polák Tomáš 2526 (ŠK Zlín) - 5.0
4. GM Babula Vlastimil 2566 (Agentura 64 Grygov) - 5.0
5. GM Mirumian Viguen 2513 (ŠK Rapid Pardubice, o.s.) - 5.0
6. GM Votava Jan 2541 (ŠK Rapid Pardubice, o.s.) - 4.5
7. IM Kaňovský David 2472 (Agentura 64 Grygov) - 4.5
8. IM Šimáček Pavel 2462 (Agentura 64 Grygov) - 4.5
9. IM Rašík Vítězslav 2485 (Šachový klub GEOFIN Ostrava) - 3.0
10. GM Jansa Vlastimil 2518 (ŠK JOLY Lysá nad Labem) - 2.0

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