Slava Cup: February 21 – 23, 2014 in the Danilovskaya Hotel. Thank You to Slawek Latala for the photos!
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The Slava Cup in honor of the disappeared Russian bridge player, Slava Grinuk, has become one of the most prestigious events in Russia.
Team tournament: TOP 8
The team tournament consists of two stages. On the first stage the teams play a complete round-robin. The result of each match is calculated in IMPs and then converted into VP in accordance with the official scale of World Bridge Federation. The two first teams in the round-robin will play the final. The 3rd and 4th will play a match for the third place.
3er Day: Sunday, February 23
This is how Mark Horton described the last day of the 2014 Slava Cup: After trailing for the first three sessions of the final The Netherlands found a different gear and in the last set restricted Auken to just two IMPS whilst scoring fortyeight of their own to secure a convincing victory. It was another golden moment for Th e Netherlands following
the record-breaking success of their speed skaters in the Sochi Winter Olympics. Their victory prevented Roy Welland from acheiving a notable double as he won the Top16 Event with Zia Mahmood in 2010. It was Monaco who secured third place by winning a closely contested match against fourth-placed Real, while Israel won the round robin contest to determine fifth place. Dmitry Prokhorov and Karlis Rubins won the Top36 Pairs Event by thirteen VPs from Alexey Bogach & Igor Churlin who were twelve VPs ahead of Alexey Bogach & Igor Churlin.
The Final Match
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3rd & 4th Match
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Round-Robin for 5th place.
2nd Day: Saturday February 22
After the first set of the final, Auken leads the final by 35 IMPs. Tomorrow the teams will play three sets.
Round Robin last results:
Adding 36 IMPs in the last 5 boards of the match, Netherlands won his last Round Robin match to the Auken team to end at the top of the field. Auken finished second and both teams will be fighting in the final for the 2014 Slava Cup
Monaco and Real 3rd and 4th positions, will be playing for the third position.
Netherlands: Sjoert BRINK, Berend van de BOS, Sebastiaan DRIJVER, Jiris van LANKVELD, Herman DRENKELFORD
Auken: Sabine AUKEN, Roy WELLAND, Juan Carlos VENTIN, Dragan MARKOVICH, Mustafa Cem TOKAY
Monaco: Pierre ZIMMERMANN, Frank MULTON, Geir HELGEMO, Tor HELNESS, Fulvio FANTONI, Claudio NUNES
Real: Alexander DUBININ, Andrey GROMOV, Evgeny GLADYSH, Mikhail KRASNOSSELSKI, Alejandro BIANCHEDI