2017 Mitropa Cup in Balatonszarszo, Hungary


The 36th edition of the Mitropa Cup is being held in Balatonszarszo, Hungary from September 17th to 25th. The traditional team event this year brings together 10 nations competing against each other in an Open and a Women section on 4 boards each. The word Mitropa itself stems from the German “Mittel (Central) Europe” so no wonder we will see European squads fighting against each other in the upcoming days. Even though Mitropa Cup is not being part of the official FIDE Calendar it has a rich history amongst the participating countries giving the opportunity to get the very much needed practice for talented youngsters and more
experienced players as well in a friendly atmosphere.

Rules and Regulations


Each team will be composed of

  • 4 players plus one reserve player (for open section)
  • 4 women players plus one reserve woman player (for women section)
  • one of them acts as a team captain.

Time control:

90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment for each move from move one.

Tournament Director:

  • IM Tamas Horvath
    Deputy President of the Hungarian Chess Federation


The first three teams will be awarded trophies and gold, silver and bronze medals.

Standings after 4 rounds

Round 4 results