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European Tourbullon Championship

The first European Tourbullon (Bughouse, Atomac) Championship was held on 16th November at Scacchistica Milanese in Milan, Italy.

The event was organized by the TIF. 23 teams with 46 players competed for the prize fund of 15,000 EUR.

The tournament was completed over two stages: 23-rounds of RR followed by knockout between top four teams.

After the round robin the team champion of the Czech Republic “Black Dragon” composed of Pavel Menčík and Jiří Jezbera took the first place.

Second were Marcello Malloni and Marco Parpinel as “Latina”, third was German team “Berlin Architekt” with Bernd Boetzel and André Sorder, and fourth was “Dadabus” with GM Danyyil Dvirnyy (current Italian chess champion) and IM Daniele Genocchio.

In the knockout Dadabus convincingly won the bronze medal by beating Berlin Architekt 3-0.

The final was thrilling for the kibitzers. Black Dragons took a quick lead 2-0, but then Latina completely turned the table to win the match by 3-2 and claim the title of European Tourbullon Champion.

Tournament website

Latina - Marcello Malloni and Marco Parpinel

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