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Dragan Kosic leads at the Durres International Open 2013

The Albanian Chess Federation is organizing the International Chess Tournament Durres 2013 that is being played from 4 to 11 May 2013.

It is a 9-round Swiss System open in the Conference hall of Bleart Hotel in Durres, Albania.

The prize fund is € 8,650 and it will be divided into 15 regular  and 10 special prizes: 1st place - € 1,50o; 2nd place - € 1,20o; 3rd place - € 80o, etc.

The GM from Montenegro Dragan Kosic is leading the event with 4.5 points after 5 rounds. No less than 9 players are half a point behind, so everything is yet to be decided in the upcoming days.

Ten countries are represented in this event, with 11 Grandmasters and 3 International Masters among the 70 participants.

Tournament website

Durres seen from above

Durres seen from above

Standings after 5 rounds:

1 GM Kosic Dragan MNE 2500 4.5
2 GM Dervishi Erald ALB 2549 4.0
3 GM Dizdarevic Emir BIH 2511 4.0
4 IM Pancevski Filip MKD 2499 4.0
5 GM Blagojevic Dragisa MNE 2520 4.0
6 GM Drazic Sinisa SRB 2468 4.0
7 GM Genov Petar BUL 2475 4.0
8 Petritaj Fotjon ALB 2239 4.0
9 GM Kurajica Bojan BIH 2514 4.0
10 IM Mehmeti Dritan ALB 2413 4.0
11 IM Seitaj Ilir ALB 2392 3.5
12 Pasko Llambi ALB 2191 3.5
13 GM Drasko Milan MNE 2468 3.5
14 GM Starostits Ilmars LAT 2477 3.5
15 CM Paci Aleksander ALB 2191 3.5
16 Shabanaj Saimir ALB 2135 3.5
17 GM Kosanovic Goran A SRB 2369 3.5
18 Ashiku Franc ALB 2225 3.5
19 GM Dobrov Vladimir RUS 2541 3.0
20 Nazarko Shpetim GER 2327 3.0
21 Bekurti Mehmet ALB 2071 3.0
22 Zekaj Dritan ALB 2043 3.0
23 FM Rama Lorenc ALB 2300 3.0
24 Disha Beshim ALB 2020 3.0
25 Bedalli Erind ALB 0 3.0
26 Noka Gezim ALB 0 3.0
27 Arben Avdiu SRB 2015 3.0
28 Rudakov Aleksandr RUS 2144 3.0
29 Oltian Vata ALB 1916 3.0
30 Bregu Riza ALB 0 2.5
31 Veleshnja Ajet ALB 0 2.5
32 Saraci Nderim TUR 1872 2.5
33 Hoxha Altin ALB 0 2.5
34 Pasku Sotir ALB 0 2.5
35 Mihasi Lime ALB 2043 2.5
36 Draci Robert ALB 2176 2.5
37 Kaja Estref ALB 0 2.5
38 Blagojevic Tijana MNE 2048 2.5
39 Spiru Devid ALB 1561 2.5
40 Tavasja Elvis ALB 2118 2.5
41 Mihasi Erald ALB 1846 2.5
42 Bushi Edmond ALB 1970 2.5
43 Petro Nertil ALB 0 2.0
44 Tairi Krenar MKD 1875 2.0
45 Veleshnja Zino ALB 1595 2.0
46 WCM Driza Arta ALB 1912 2.0
47 WFM Pasku Roela ALB 1909 2.0
48 Masha Rexhep ALB 0 2.0
49 Cani Selman ALB 0 2.0
50 Ajrula Adnan MKD 1878 2.0
51 WCM Gjergji Rozana ALB 1938 2.0
52 Mico Timoleo ALB 0 2.0
53 Male Ervin ALB 0 2.0
54 Caushi Alket ALB 0 2.0
55 Limanaj Osman ALB 1836 1.5
56 Dashi Vasillaq ALB 0 1.5
57 WCM Tuzi Bruna ALB 1617 1.5
58 Gjura Jetjon ALB 0 1.5
59 Asllani Ibrahim ALB 0 1.5
60 Mejdini Murat ALB 2032 1.5
61 Bajraktari Fatmir ALB 0 1.0
62 Boshku Konstantin ALB 0 1.0
63 Buzra Kreshnik ALB 0 1.0
64 Xhimo Samuel ALB 0 1.0
65 Daka Ermir ALB 0 1.0
66 Koci Clirim ALB 0 1.0
67 Caka Olta ALB 1402 1.0
68 Lakusic Zoran MNE 1663 0.5
69 Hoxha Eduard ALB 0 0.5
70 Balla Fjodor ALB 2008 0.0

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