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Montenegro gets a new Grandmaster after 17 years

The 2021 Montenegrin Chess Champion Luka Draskovic yesterday earned the last needed norm to become a Grandmaster. He competed in the Grandmasters tournament in Cetinje, a part of the Montenegro Chess Festival, scoring unbeaten 6.5 points (4 victories and 5 draws) to win the third GM norm. Luka Draskovic is the 8th player in the country to have the most prestigious chess title. He is first Montenegrin player who became a grandmaster after 17 years, if not counting GM Denis Kadric who recently switched from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Montenegro Chess Federation, and became a grandmaster in 2015 while playing under the Bosnian flag. Both Draskovic and Kadric will represent Montenegro at the upcoming 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai.

Opponents and results of Luka Draskovic:

1FMSukovic Andrej2318MNE4,01102,70
2GMSaric Ibro2555BIH5,01105,90
3IMSaraci Nderim2487KOS5,5½100,00
4Vujovic Savo2153MNE1,01101,20
5GMDelchev Aleksander2490BUL5,5½100,00
6IMRamoutar Alan-Safar2480TTO3,0½10-0,10
7IMKalezic Blazo2431MNE4,01104,20
8GMBlagojevic Dragisa2501MNE5,5½100,20
9IMDudin Gleb2495FID6,0½100,10


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