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GM Miroslav Tosic winner of Crna Trava Rapid

The 9-round rapid chess tournament “Chess returns to Crna Trava” was held on 11th October in Crna Trava, Serbia.

The event was organized by SO Crna Trava, chess clubs Komren Niš and Radnički Ćuprija, and sponsored by Chessdom.com.

Crna Trava suffers from heavy depopulation, chiefly for economic reasons, and is one of the poorest municipalities in the country. The chess tournament was held to encourage organization of sports and cultural happenings in the village.

The first positive step is the promise of the local administration that the chess club will be revived and ready to compete in the next season. 10 chess sets and clocks are being purchased for the club.

44 players from 10 cities participated in the tournament. Grandmasters Miroslav Tosic and Miroslav Miljkovic shared the first place with 7,5/9 points each. Tosic took the winner’s trophy and top prize on better tie-break score.

Chief Arbiter was IA Dragan Zivic. Full standings below.

Facebook gallery by Goran Djuric

The playing venue was at the local High School

The playing venue was at the local High School

Crna Trava is place of exceptional natural beauty

Crna Trava is place of exceptional natural beauty

Kids from the local kindergarten making the moves

Kids from the local kindergarten making the moves

Trophies, medals, books and gifts

Trophies, medals, books and gifts

GM Miroslav Tosic with the winner's trophy

GM Miroslav Tosic with the winner’s trophy

2nd place - GM Miroslav Miljkovic

2nd place – GM Miroslav Miljkovic

3rd place - IM Boroljub Zlatanovic

3rd place – IM Boroljub Zlatanovic

WIM Maja Velickovski-Nejkovic

WIM Maja Velickovski-Nejkovic

Andjela Dinic from Vlasotince is best placed girl in children's tournament

Andjela Dinic from Vlasotince is best placed girl in children’s tournament

Dusan Dimitrijevic is best placed boy in children's tournament

Dusan Dimitrijevic is best placed boy in children’s tournament

IM Branimir Maksimovic, co-author of the excellent book "The Modern Bogo" by NIC

IM Branimir Maksimovic, co-author of the excellent book “The Modern Bogo” by NIC

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Final standings:

1 GM Tosic Miroslav SRB 2368 Svrljig – 7.5
2 GM Miljkovic Miroslav D SRB 2518 Niš – 7.5
3 IM Zlatanovic Boroljub SRB 2411 Ćuprija – 7
4 FM Biljanic Ljubomir SRB 2290 Niš – 6.5
5 WIM Velickovski-Nejkovic Maja SRB 2102 Niš – 6
6 IM Maksimovic Branimir SRB 2346 Niš – 6
7 mk Mladenovic Stefan SRB 2347 Niš – 6
8 mk Zivkovic Nemanja SRB 2307 Niš – 6
9 mk Livaja Mario SRB 2242 Niš – 5.5
10 mk Susulic Zivan SRB 2103 Vlasotince – 5.5
11 mk Ostojic Nikola M SRB 2062 Niš – 5.5
12 mk Zdravkovic Dragan S SRB 1913 Niš – 5.5
13 FM Ristic Nebojsa B SRB 2309 Vranje – 5
14 I Ivanovic Veljko SRB 1889 Trupale – 5
15 mk Ristic Milan SRB 2129 Vranje – 5
16 FM Petkovic Dragoslav SRB 2205 Vlasotince – 5
17 mk Puzic Slobodan SRB 2054 Vlasotince – 5
18 mk Vukasinovic Sasa SRB 2078 Surdulica – 5
19 mk Krstic Ranko SRB 2228 Leskovac – 5
20 I Mijajlovic Jovan SRB 1560 Ćuprija – 4.5
21 FM Radenkovic Dragan SRB 2068 Knjaževac – 4.5
22 III Stanojevic Nikola SRB 960 Vlasotince – 4.5
23 Manasijevic Zoran SRB 0 Vranje – 4.5
24 III Sinadinovic Ilija SRB 1853 Vlasotince – 4.5
25 Djedovic Radivoje SRB 0 Vranje – 4.5
26 I Stefanovic Dejan SRB 980 Vranje – 4
27 I Djikic Vladimir SRB 980 Vlasotince – 4
28 II Milic Slobodan SRB 970 Surdulica – 4
29 Stanimirovic Stanislav SRB 0 Vranje – 4
30 Savic Ljubisa SRB 0 Crna Trava – 4
31 mk Stojanovic Zoran H SRB 2170 Vranje – 3.5
32 I Djuric Goran J SRB 1751 Niš – 3.5
33 III Zvezdanovic Darko SRB 960 Vlasotince – 3.5
34 I Micovic Nikola SRB 980 Leskovac – 3.5
35 III Nikolic Vladimir I SRB 960 Vlasotince – 3.5
36 III Dinic Dejan SRB 960 Vlasotince – 3.5
37 Stankovic Stanko SRB 0 Vranje – 3
38 Ilic Dragan I SRB 0 Crna Trava – 3
39 Stefanovic Ugljesa SRB 0 Vranje – 3
40 III Stamenkovic Viktor SRB 960 Vlasotince – 3
41 Zlatanovic Miroljub SRB 0 Ćuprija – 2.5
42 Stefanovic Nemanja S SRB 0 Crna Trava – 2
43 Nikolic Milos SRB 0 Crna Trava – 1
44 Nikov Petrovic Snezana SRB 0 Vranje – 0

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