The chess club “Junior” from Rijeka, Croatia, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a rapid chess tournament on 8th December.
36 club members and friends participated in the 9-round Swiss event.
The time control was 10 minutes + 5 seconds per move. However, even the additional time increment proved to be insufficient in some of the key games, which were decided by overstepping the time limit. Fortunately for the public that gathered around the tables, the games were exciting until the last round.
Rijeka chess club, where the tournament took place, is regularly visited by many lovers of the game, youngest participants, and their parents, and this praiseworthy tournament was no exception.
WGM Iva Videnova from Bulgaria convincingly won the event with 8,0/9 points. International Masters Darko Doric and Boris Golubovic finished point and a half behind behind the winner.
Instead of cash prizes, the organizers provided 14 vouchers for different kinds of relaxation for the best players – wellness and Spa, accommodation in 4-star hotels and the top prize – cruise voucher for the winner, sponsored by Jadroagent travel agency.
You can meet WGM Iva Videnova this week on the online chess playing platform for rapid games and Master Challenges, she is also available for online classes in the Chessdom chess shop.