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Ognjena Marija weekender

GM Slobodan Martinovic wins the trophy on better tiebreak

Chess club “Zeleznicar” and director Zivota Markovic have organized a weekend tournament to celebrate the Ognjena Marija holiday. Nine rounds of Swiss system were played and time rate was 15 minutes for the entire game. The event took place on July 29th in Lajkovac, Serbia.

Among 86 participants, there were 5 GMs, 10 IMs and 8 FMs. GM Slobodan Martinovic continues to play in wonderful shape after St. Prokopije weekender. He took the winner’s trophy on better tiebreak after finishing on seven points together with four other players.

Lajkovac Slobodan Martinovic

GM Slobodan Martinovic receiving prize

Final standings:

1-5. GM Slobodan Martinovic 2447, IM Goran Arsovic 2470, GM Goran Cabrilo 2496, IM Sasa Velickovic 2404 and GM Borko Lajthajm 2511 with 7.0/9

6-11. IM Radovan Govedarica 2394, Dusan Radovanovic 2327, IM Dragan Ilic 2318, IM Zoran Arsovic 2451, FM Ivan Sredojevic 2357 and GM Vladimir Kostic 2395 with 6.5
12-15. Dejan Zivkovic 2191, Miroslav Misojcic 2244, Slobodan Novakovic 2173 and Ljubisa Nenadovic 2200 6.0 etc

GM Dejan Pikula and IMs Branko Tadic, Nikola Ostojic, Ante Brkljaca and Dejan S. Pavlovic have finished with 5.5 points.

Lajkovac Goran Arsovic

2nd place on tiebreak – IM Goran Arsovic

Lajkovac Goran Cabrilo

3rd place – GM Goran Cabrilo

Lajkovac playing hall

Playing hall

Report by IA Petar Katanic-Vujic

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