Former European champion Zdenko Kozul is new Croatian champion

GM Zdenko Kozul (photo credit: Croatian chess federation)

GM Zdenko Kozul (photo credit: Croatian chess federation)

The 2016 Croatian Men’s Chess Championship was taking place from 19-29 January, at Valamar Diamant Hotel, in Porec, Croatia.

The event was a 10-player single round robin tournament with an average Elo rating of 2560.

After tense fight three players shared the first place with 6.5/11 points each, but 2006 European champion GM Zdenko Kozul emerged a winner based on a better tie-break criteria (number of wins).

GM Ante Brkic took the silver, while GM Ivan Saric remained third.

Standings and statistics/ LIVE games with analysis


Final standings:

1 GM Kožul Zdenko 2607 6.5
2 GM Brkić Ante 2593 6.5
3 GM Šarić Ivan 2650 6.5
4 GM Jovanović Zoran 2507 6
5 GM Stević Hrvoje 2600 6
6 GM Palac Mladen 2574 6
7 GM Šarić Ante 2600 6
8 GM Cvitan Ognjen 2497 5.5
9 GM Janković Alojzije 2560 5.5
10 GM Bosiočić Marin 2567 4.5
11 IM Kovačević Blažimir 2488 4.5
12 GM Žaja Ivan 2475 2.5

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