Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić opened the traditional 54 at the Zagreb Chess Federation. New Year's fast-paced chess tournament - Memorial of the First Croatian Ambassador to Mijo Udovčić.

As explained by President of the Zagreb Chess Federation, Nenad Škare, this memorable tournament also brought together the strongest fast-paced players this year, including 14's multi-talented and six international masters.

- This competition is extremely strong in European frameworks, there are even four chess federations, with Slovenia there is also Slovenia, Hungary and the Federation of BiH. Three minutes are allowed for each player, which is a very attractive format. This fast form of chess fits perfectly into a modern time of life, inviting lovers to the chess to join us today and enjoy the chimes of the chess players, "said President Scratch.

Wishing the contestants the sport of happiness, mayor Bandic pointed out that this tournament is another one in a series of events that Zagreb makes of the city of sports and culture.

Final results are recorded in the FIDE list of fast-paced chess, fund reward is 10.500 kuna, and winner of first place wins 2.500 kuna, conveys zagreb.hr.