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Paraćin International Chess Festival

GM Zvonko Stanojoski taking the lead after seven rounds

After seven rounds of the 2nd International Chess Festival “Sport Summer 2009″, GM Zvonko Stanojoski from FYROM is leading the contest with 6.0 points. Stanojoski conceded two draws against lower rated players, but then he added steam and beat the then-leader IM Filip Pančevski and Bulgarian GM Evgeni Janev. For the next round, Stanojoski is paired against the experienced Grandmaster Boško Abramović.

IM Filip Pančevski is still in competition for the GM norm as he is currently sharing second place with 5.5 points, together with GM Abramović and GM Tosić. FM Boroljub Zlatanović and FM Dejan Branković are pushing strong for IM norms. The tournament is taking place in Hotel Petrus in Paraćin, Serbia, and finishes on 26th August.

Round 7 standings:

1. GM Stanojoski Zvonko MKD 2483 – 6.0

2-4. IM Pančevski Filip MKD 2422, GM Abramović Boško SRB 2465 and GM Tošić Miroslav SRB 2438 – 5.5

5-11. GM Kasparov Sergey BLR 2487, IM Ivanov Jordan BUL 2431, FM Zlatanović Boroljub SRB 2413, IM Kojović Dragan SRB 2373, GM Janev Evgeni BUL 2461, FM Branković Dejan SRB 2358 and IM Nestorović Dejan SRB 2405 – 5.0

Full list

Round 4 report

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The tournament flyer

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IM Filip Pančevski and GM Slobodan Martinović

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Lazar Nestorović to play against his mother WFM Irena Nestrović

Uroš Dinić Memorial

The 5th Memorial Chess Tournament “Uroš Dinić” was held on Saturday, 22nd August, which was a rest day for the main event. This rapid tournament attracted 93 participants and among them 8 Grandmasters, 7 International masters and 13 FIDE Masters.

After 9 exciting rounds, rapid specialist FM Boroljub Zlatanović emerged as sole winner, having collected 7.5 points. GM Miroslav Tošić, IM Jordan Ivanov, GM Slobodan Martinović and IM Miroslav Miljković shared 2-5th with 7.0 points each.

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The playing hall as arranged for the rapid tournament

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FM Boroljub Zlatanović receiving the trophy

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FM Mladen Milenković and FM Slobodan Coba Radosavljević

Chessdom Executive Board

On Friday, 21st August, the Chessdom Executive Board held a meeting on the boat “Bela Ladja” in nearby Ćuprija. This was a good opportunity to visit Paraćin in the afternoon, reunite with many old friends and get to know new people.

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Anton Mihailov and Tzveta Karavelova with Paraćin Chess Festival chief organizer Saša Jevtić

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Tzveta Karavelova and Goran Urošević in front of “Bela Ladja”

Photos by Nebojša Baralić and Tzveta Karavelova. Round by round results and plenty of photos are available on the official website.

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