Pancevo International Women Chess Tournaments

Pancevo Chess Union and IO Miladin Mitrovic organized two concurrent International Women Chess Tournaments from 9th to 18th September in Pancevo, Serbia.

The average rating of the Grandmaster tournament corresponded to FIDE 10th category, while the IM tournament was of 1st FIDE category. Legendary Grandmaster Svetozar Gligoric attended the opening ceremony.

Both events were six-player double round robins. WGM Jovana Vojinovic won the Grandmaster tournament with 6.5 points from ten games. It turned that the victory was convincing as WGM Iva Videnova lost in the final round and slipped a full point behind.

Romanian WIM Ioana-Smaranda Padurariu demolished the competition in the IM tournament and took the first place with impressive 9 points, leaving the nearest followers full three points behind.

Organizers with the winners WIM Ioana-Smaranda Padurariu and WGM Jovana Vojinovic

Participants of the GM tournament in group photo

Participants of the IM tournament in group photo

WGM Iva Videnova and WIM Sandra Djukic

Earlier, Pancevo hosted To Gligoric With Love tournament, celebrating Grandmaster’s 85th birthday, the first Bobby Fischer Memorial and the 2010 Serbian Women’s Championship.

GM Final standings:
1. WGM Vojinovic Jovana MNE 2299 – 6.5
2. WGM Videnova Iva BUL 2314 – 5.5
3. WGM Benderac Ana SRB 2311 – 5.5
4. WIM Djukic Sandra SRB 2212 – 4.5
5. WGM Stojanovic Andjelija SRB 2300 – 4.5
6. WIM Eric Jovana SRB 2245 – 3.5

IM Final standings:
1. WIM Padurariu Ioana-Smaranda ROU 2211 – 9.0
2. WIM Dragomirescu Angela ROU 2216 – 6.0
3. WIM Domany Zsofia HUN 2215 – 5.5
4. Tadic Katarina SRB 2101 – 5.0
5. Tomin Ksenija SRB 1857 – 3.0
6. Milanovic Maja SRB 1851 – 1.5

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