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Hrvoje Stevic Claims Zadar Open

International Chess Tournament Zadar Open took place on 11-17th December at the Falkensteiner Hotels & Resorts Borik in Zadar, Croatia.

The tournament consisted of two groups, Open A for the players rated above 2300 FIDE and Open B for the players rated U2200. Players rated between 2200-2300 were choosing the group in which they would prefer to compete.

GM Hrvoje Stević, Croatia’s top board from the recent European Team Chess Championships, scored two victories in the final rounds that secured him a clear first place with 7.0 points from nine games.

IM Matej Šebenik, who dictated the pace throughout the tournament, finished second with 6.5 points and claimed a GM norm in an impressive fashion with the rating performance of 2714!

IM Milan Franić and IM Denis Kadrić also earned GM norms. Full standings bellow.

Open B had 80 participants. MK Ivo Jelečević, Senior IM Rikard Medančić and MK Marko Stipić shared the first place with 7.0 points each. MK Josip Stočko was the top placed junior with 6.5 points.

Hrvoje Stevic

GM Hrvoje Stevic

Final standings:
1. GM Stević Hrvoje CRO 2612 – 7
2. IM Šebenik Matej SLO 2518 – 6.5
3. GM Kožul Zdenko CRO 2577 – 6
4. GM Šarić Ante CRO 2497 – 6
5. GM Predojević Borki BIH 2642 – 6
6. IM Franić Milan CRO 2381 – 6
7. GM Šarić Ivan CRO 2648 – 5.5
8. GM Šolak Dragan SRB 2629 – 5.5
9. GM Sedlak Nikola SRB 2592 – 5.5
10. GM Berczes David HUN 2555 – 5.5
11. GM Pap Gyula HUN 2492 – 5.5
12. GM Janković Alojzije CRO 2564 – 5.5
13. GM Kulaots Kaido EST 2577 – 5.5
14. GM Cvitan Ognjen CRO 2523 – 5.5
15. IM Kadric Denis BIH 2403 – 5
16. GM Szabo Krisztian HUN 2548 – 5
17. GM Bosiočić Marin CRO 2593 – 5
18. GM Kuljašević Davorin CRO 2560 – 5
19. GM Zelčić Robert CRO 2568 – 5
20. GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2621 – 4.5
21. GM Brkić Ante CRO 2605 – 4.5
22. IM Bukal Vladimir Jr. CRO 2423 – 4.5
23. GM Kovačević Aleksandar SRB 2563 – 4.5
24. GM Martinović Saša CRO 2504 – 4.5
25. IM Mazi Leon SLO 2353 – 4.5
26. GM Jovanović Zoran CRO 2581 – 4.5
27. FM Jakić Ivan CRO 2398 – 4.5
28. GM Dražić Siniša SRB 2537 – 4
29. IM Režan Saša CRO 2435 – 4
30. GM Jovanić Ognjen CRO 2476 – 4
31. IM Kovačević Blažimir CRO 2460 – 4
32. WGM Pokorna Regina SVK 2362 – 4
33. NM Matko Ognjen CRO 2244 – 4
34. FM Mandekić Ivan CRO 2288 – 4
35. FM Biliškov Vjekoslav CRO 2338 – 4
36. IM Rukavina Josip CRO 2421 – 4
37. GM Hecht Hans-Joachim GER 2379 – 3.5
38. IM Stojanović Dalibor BIH 2487 – 3.5
39. WGM Videnova Iva BUL 2297 – 3.5
40. FM Zelić Mladen CRO 2248 – 3.5
41. FM Brigljević Milan CRO 2291 – 3.5
42. IM Feletar Darko CRO 2385 – 3.5
43. FM Paljušaj Edmond CRO 2352 – 3
44. NM Vukelić Tomislav CRO 2236 – 2.5
45. CM Arjun Bharat IND 2178 – 2

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