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David Navara counts to 8.5 in the Czech Chess Championship

94 players, 1-9th May at the Palace of Culture in Ostrava

The 2010 Czech Chess Championship was held on 1-9th May at the Palace of Culture in Ostrava, under management by the Ostrava Chess o.s. 94 players took participation.

Czech top player David Navara crushed all barriers on the way of becoming the national champion. He collected impressive 8.5 points from nine games, conceding only one draw on the final round.

Four players who shared the second place remained full two points behind. Among them is IM Pavel Šimáček, the champion from the year 2009, who scored high rating performance but was denied of GM norm because he played only two Grandmasters during the competition (needed three).

The report should appear soon on the Novoborsky chess server. Photos courtesy of Novoborsky Chess Club and Vladimír Jagr.

Czech 10 Navara

David Navara

Czech 10 Havlíková Velicka

WFM Kristyna Havlíková, who won a WGM norm, and GM Petr Velicka

Czech 10 Kanovsky

IM David Kanovsky

Czech 10 Navara Hracek

Top two players of the championship, David Navara and Zbyněk Hráček

Round 9 top results:

GM Polák Tomáš - GM Navara David ½ – ½

IM Bernášek Jan - IM Šimáček Pavel ½ – ½

GM Hráček Zbyněk - GM Babula Vlastimil 1 – 0

IM Rašík Vítězslav - GM Votava Jan ½ – ½

IM Krejčí Jan - GM Hába Petr ½ – ½

GM Blatný Pavel - GM Štoček Jiří 0 – 1

IM Petr Martin - GM Vološin Leonid 1 – 0

FM Ramík Zdeněk - IM Žilka Štěpán 0 – 1

GM Talla Vladimír - IM Černoušek Lukáš ½ – ½

GM Velička Petr - GM Cvek Robert ½ – ½

IM Kaňovský David - IM Biolek Richard ½ – ½

IM Konopka Michal - IM Zpěvák Pavel 0 – 1

FM Ponížil Cyril - IM Orság Milan 1 – 0

GM Vokáč Marek - IM Nun Jiří 1 – 0

Final standings:

1. GM Navara David 2718 – 8.5

2-5. GM Polák Tomáš 2525, IM Šimáček Pavel 2518, GM Hráček Zbyněk 2632 and IM Bernášek Jan 2495 – 6.5

6-14. IM Rašík Vítězslav 2480, IM Krejčí Jan 2455, GM Štoček Jiří 2593, GM Votava Jan 2587, IM Petr Martin 2511, GM Hába Petr 2513, IM Zpěvák Pavel 2401, FM Ponížil Cyril 2392, IM Žilka Štěpán 2509 – 6.0

15-23. IM Kaňovský David 2489, GM Velička Petr 2479, GM Babula Vlastimil 2536, GM Vokáč Marek 2454, GM Cvek Robert 2495, IM Biolek Richard 2405, GM Talla Vladimír 2505, IM Černoušek Lukáš 2408, IM Hausner Ivan 2451 – 5.5 etc

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