The Hungarian chess players representing the University of Physical Education managed to collect two bronze medals in the EUSA Chess Championship held in Fuengirola, Span in 2017, with Ural State Mining University from Russia topping the medal standings.
Over one hundred and twenty participants representing twenty-five universities from fifteen countries took part in the EUSA Mind Sports Championship in 2017.
Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) finished fourth in the men’s open team chess championship, just fifteen points behind the Poznan University of Economics which took the bronze medal. In the women’s category, the University of Physical Education took the bronze medal with Minho University (Portugal) finishing first and the Belgrade University (Serbia) finishing second. The Hungarian chess team participants were Klára Varga and Zsuzsanna Terbe.
In the individual chess championship that was played with blitz time control, Flórián Kaczúr representing Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) proved to be the best Hungarian among men, reaching the fourth place, with Pavel Ponktratov (Russia) winning the title. As for women’s individual competition, Klára Varga representing the University of Physical Education took the bronze medal. The women’s blitz competition was won by Klaudia Kulon (Poland), while the second place went to Daria Voit (Russia).