Chess Festival Sport Summer 2010

GM Branko Damljanovic leading after seven rounds

The 3rd International Chess Festival “Sport Summer 2010″ is taking place from 9th to 16th July in Paraćin, Serbia. The main event is 9-round Swiss tournament with FIDE time control which is valid for FIDE rating and GM/IM norms.

126 players from 18 chess federations are participating, among them are 9 Grandmasters and 18 International Masters. The legendary leader of the Serbian national team, GM Branko Damljanovic, was very convincing in the first seven rounds, having conceded only one draw to GM Bosko Abramovic. Damljanovic is alone on the top of the crosstable with 6.5 points, followed by GM Evgeni Janev of Bulgaria who has six points.

Branko Damljanovic

GM Branko Damljanovic

Round 7 standings:

1. GM Damljanovic Branko SRB 2541 – 6.5

2. GM Janev Evgeni BUL 2463 – 6.0

3-5. IM Nikolov Sasho BUL 2409, GM Simantsev Mikhail UKR 2539 and GM Savic Miodrag R SRB 2477 – 5.5

6-18. GM Abramovic Bosko SRB 2491, GM Kryakvin Dmitry RUS 2603, FM Popovic Aleksandar M SRB 2244, GM Stanojoski Zvonko MKD 2487, IM Nestorovic Dejan SRB 2423, IM Pavlov Sergey UKR 2524, IM Ardeleanu Alin ROU 2399, FM Bojovic Dusan SRB 2330, Nestorovic Lazar SRB 2310, FM Pantelic Sasa SRB 2335, IM Pancevski Filip MKD 2402, FM Zlatanovic Boroljub SRB 2422 and IM Weinzettl Ernst AUT 2325 – 5.0

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Getting ready for the games

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The playing hall in Hotel “Petrus”

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The trophies are waiting for the winners

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