GM Miroslav Markovic is 2016 Serbian Chess Champion

The Serbian Individual Chess Championship took place from 11-19th April, 2016, in Pirot. The event was a 10 player round robin with classical time control.

GM Miroslav Markovic is the new champion after concluding the tournament with 7,0/9 points. Markovic was 1998 Yugoslav champion and world top-100 player in 1999, but he hasn’t played much in the recent years.

GM Branko Damljanovic tried to catch the winner but he over-pushed in the last round and lost to GM Danilo Milanovic.

Talented juniors Milan Zajic and Vuk Djordjevic finished in the middle of the crosstable.

Miroslav Markovic champion

Miroslav Markovic receives the trophy

Final standings:

1. GM Markovic Miroslav 2440 SRB – 7
2. GM Damljanovic Branko 2588 SRB – 6
3-5. GM Milanovic Danilo 2485 SRB, GM Bogosavljevic Boban 2527 SRB and GM Savic Miodrag R 2526 SRB – 5
6-7. IM Zajic Milan 2491 SRB and Djordjevic Vuk 2410 SRB – 4.5
8. GM Todorovic Goran M 2462 SRB – 4
9. GM Miljkovic Miroslav D 2490 SRB – 2.5
10. GM Antic Dejan 2478 SRB – 1.5

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