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Croatian Championship Tournament

Hrvoje Stevic8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Robert Zelcic7/12(+4 -2 =6)[games]
Zoran Jovanovic6.5/12(+3 -2 =7)[games]
Bojan Kurajica6.5/12(+2 -1 =9)[games]
Alojzije Jankovic6.5/12(+4 -3 =5)[games]
Krunoslav Hulak6.5/12(+3 -2 =7)[games]
Ognjen Cvitan6/12(+1 -1 =10)[games]
Ivan Saric6/12(+2 -2 =8)[games]
Goran Dizdar5.5/12(+1 -2 =9)[games]
Mladen Palac5.5/12(+0 -1 =11)[games]
Zdenko Kozul5/12(+1 -3 =8)[games]
Ante Brkic4.5/12(+2 -5 =5)[games]
Sasa Rezan4.5/12(+1 -4 =7)[games]

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 78  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Cvitan vs M Palac  ½-½212008Croatian ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
2. R Zelcic vs I Saric  1-0422008Croatian ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
3. H Stevic vs K Hulak  1-0402008Croatian ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. Z Kozul vs S Rezan  ½-½682008Croatian ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
5. G Dizdar vs Z Jovanovic  ½-½192008Croatian ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
6. Kurajica vs A Jankovic  ½-½552008Croatian ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
7. A Brkic vs O Cvitan  ½-½252008Croatian ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. M Palac vs R Zelcic  ½-½152008Croatian ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. I Saric vs H Stevic  1-0382008Croatian ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
10. K Hulak vs Z Kozul  ½-½112008Croatian ChampionshipD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
11. S Rezan vs G Dizdar  ½-½322008Croatian ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
12. Z Jovanovic vs Kurajica  ½-½612008Croatian ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
13. A Jankovic vs Z Jovanovic  ½-½242008Croatian ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. Kurajica vs S Rezan  1-0532008Croatian ChampionshipA13 English
15. G Dizdar vs K Hulak 0-11262008Croatian ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
16. Z Kozul vs I Saric  ½-½712008Croatian ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. H Stevic vs M Palac  ½-½152008Croatian ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
18. R Zelcic vs A Brkic  ½-½602008Croatian ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
19. O Cvitan vs R Zelcic  0-1832008Croatian ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. A Brkic vs H Stevic 0-1332008Croatian ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
21. M Palac vs Z Kozul  ½-½562008Croatian ChampionshipB57 Sicilian
22. I Saric vs G Dizdar  ½-½382008Croatian ChampionshipC11 French
23. K Hulak vs Kurajica  ½-½172008Croatian ChampionshipC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. S Rezan vs A Jankovic  0-1412008Croatian ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
25. Z Jovanovic vs S Rezan  ½-½292008Croatian ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-02-08  pawnofdoom: Wow. Congrats to Stevic. Unfortunately, the only player here Ive heard of before was Kozul
Feb-02-08  cade: Interesting play by Stevic with all his draws very short and all his other games being decisive. I would recommend he fights it out more.
Feb-02-08  THE pawn: <all his draws very short and all his other games being decisive.>

I really don't wanna spoil your fun, but if it's not a draw, the game has to be decisive ;)

Feb-02-08  percyblakeney: Not a good tournament for Kozul, it's less than two years since he won the European Championship ahead of Ivanchuk, and now he finished 11th of 13 as the highest rated player in the Croatian Championship.
Feb-04-08  cade: <I really don't wanna spoil your fun, but if it's not a draw, the game has to be decisive ;)>

You do know such a thing as a long draw exists right? Or are you unaware that a long game can end in a draw?

Feb-04-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: <cade> THE pawn is a true gentleman. He is in a habit of resigning early :-)
Feb-05-08  Pianoplayer: <brankat> HUh?
Feb-05-08  DevastatioN: <cade> He was making fun of the logic, the exact quote is "All his draws were very short and all his other games (aka being non-draws by the logic presented) were decisive" meaning if it was a draw, it was short, and if it wasn't a draw, it was decisive.

All non-draws are decisive :)

Feb-06-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: It's really a matter of a linguistic "aerobics". When the last move is made, a decision (result) has been reached: win, lose or draw. So, a Draw is a decisive outcome, too :-)

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