The 2013 edition of Mitropa Cup is taking place on 1st – 9th June in Meissen, Dr.-Eberle-Platz 1 in the fourth floor. It is a team event played in two categories: Open and Women.

The event is played according to FIDE Laws of Chess and the Team Round Robin system of play, with 9 rounds for both competitions.

In the open section, each federation is represented by a team of four players and one reserve; in the women’s section, each team presents two players and one reserve plus one team captain.

Nine out of ten teams have presented line-ups in both categories: Croatia, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and Slovenia.

France is participating only in the open section, while Poland is doing so only in the women’s category.

After five rounds, Croatia and Slovakia are leading the open and women’s category, respectively, both with 9 points out of 10 possible.

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Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar