Marko Tratar20. May 1974
Marko Tratar has held the title of chess Grandmaster since 2006. He is a two-time absolute national champion (1997, 2015). He made his debut for the Slovenian national team at the Chess Olympics in 1992. He also participated in the Olympics in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2014. He is the author of several chess articles published in the Slovenian media.
Duško Pavasović15. October 1976
Duško Pavasović was a member of the Slovenian men’s national team for many years, in which he made his debut in 1998. A year later he became a Grandmaster. He competed in seven chess Olympics from 1998 to 2010. From 2012 to 2014, he was also the national team selector. He is a multiple national member chess champion and winner of open international chess tournaments in Ljubljana and Nova Gorica. In 2007, he achieved an outstanding 4th place at the European Member Championships and qualified for the World Cup.
Dr. Jana Krivec30. May 1980
Jana Krivec, a PhD in psychology, described chess as her second life passion, the title of Woman Grandmaster has belonged to her since 2007. She is a seven-time member national champion. She made her debut in the Slovenian Olympic team in 1996 in Yerevan and was its member until 2018, at a total of 12 Olympics. In Turin in 2006, the team finished 9th. With the Slovenian women’s national team, she also won 6th and 9th place at the European Championships in 2007 and 2009.
Darja Kapš26. November 1981
Darja Kapš became a national member champion for the first time in 2001 and qualified for the women’s national team. She has two medals from the European team chess championships (2001 and 2003) for the individual result. She has held the title of Woman Grandmaster since 2006. She competed in five chess Olympics in 2002-2006, 2010 and 2018. In 2006, she and her team finished 9th. Since 2019, she has been the Vice-President of the Slovenian Chess Federation.
Matej Šebenik28. August 1983
Matej Šebenik has been a Grandmaster since 2012 and the selector of the junior national team. In 1994 he won 2nd place at the European Under-12 Championships in fast chess. In 2009, he achieved the best result on his chessboard at the team EC. At the 2010 Chess Olympics in Russia, he performed for the first time for the Slovenian national team; he has a total of 6 Olympic appearances. In 2014, he became the national champion among the members. He also proved himself in fast chess when he won 9th place at the European Championships (Tallinn, 2019). He’s been coaching the best Slovenian chess player Laura Unuk for several years.