Viktor Laznicka Wins City of Good Wine Rapid
5th June in Hustopeče, 9 rounds, 138 participants
Report by Chessdom

The “Cup of the Mayor of the City of good wine” took place on Saturday, 5th June, in Hustopeče in the south Moravia region of the Czech Republic, known for its wine production. The mayor Luboš Kuchynka happens to be a strong chess player himself and every year he invites all the best Czech players for a nine-round rapid tournament.

The invitations were also sent out to some players from abroad, and the local fans expected to follow a fierce struggle between the top Czech and Slovak players – David Navara (2718) and Sergei Movsesian (2717). Last year it was the Slovakian player, who by the way lives in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, who won the tournament and the special prize – a valuable diamond from the Diamond International Corporation.

But GM Viktor Laznicka, member of the Novoborsky SK and third seed in the starting list, dominated the tournament and took a clear first place with the outstanding score of 8.0 points from nine games. David Navara managed to share second with GM Petr Haba, while Sergei Movsesian finished joint sixth.

138 players took part in the competition. Time control was 15 minutes per player.

Final standings (top finishers):

1 GM Láznička Viktor CZE 2636 – 8
2 GM Navara David CZE 2718 – 7.5
3 GM Hába Petr CZE 2513 – 7.5
4 IM Rašík Vítězslav CZE 2480 – 7
5 IM Sosna Jan CZE 2396 – 7
6 GM Movsesian Sergei SVK 2717 – 6.5
7 GM Sergeev Vladimir UKR 2473 – 6.5
8 FM Šklíba Martin CZE 2309 – 6.5
9 GM Cvek Robert CZE 2495 – 6.5
10 GM Plachetka Ján SVK 2348 – 6.5
11 GM Babula Vlastimil CZE 2536 – 6.5
12 IM Zpěvák Pavel CZE 2401 – 6.5
13 GM Petrík Tomas SVK 2532 – 6.5
14 IM Bernášek Jan CZE 2495 – 6.5
15 GM Polák Tomáš CZE 2525 – 6
16 GM Hráček Zbyněk CZE 2632 – 6
17 GM Štohl Igor SVK 2514 – 6
18 GM Vokáč Marek CZE 2454 – 6
19 IM Jirovský Pavel CZE 2318 – 6
20 Urbanec Ladislav CZE 2318 – 6
21 WGM Kochetková Julia SVK 2302 – 6
22 FM Holemář David CZE 2289 – 6
23 GM Velička Petr CZE 2479 – 6
24 Federič Jozef SVK 2283 – 6
25 IM Vyskočil Neklan CZE 2390 – 6

More here: http://reports.chessdom.com/news-2010/city-of-good-wine-rapid

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