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News ‘April, 2009’

Serbia Chess Championship

Serbia Chess Championship

Grandmaster Ivan Ivanisevic drew a difficult last round game with GM Boban Bogosavljevic and convincingly won the Serbian Chess Championship, his second in a row. With ten wins and only three draws against very strong opposition, Ivanisevic left GM Sinisa Drazic and two-times national champion GM Milos Perunovic lagging three points behind.

Serbia Chess Championship – Round 9

Serbia Chess Championship – Round 9

Grandmaster Ivan Ivanisevic is crushing one opponent after another at the 2009 Serbia Chess Championship, having conceded only one draw over nine rounds, for a fantastic run that leaves him two points clear ahead of the nearest follower. GM Sinisa Drazic, who scored fine victories against Grandmasters Rajkovic and Sedlak in the recent rounds, is the only player with the glimpse of hope of catching Ivanisevic.

Serbia Chess Championship – Round 7

Serbia Chess Championship – Round 7

Grandmaster Ivan Ivanisevic continued his domination at the 2009 Serbia Chess Championship and is now two points ahead of the rest of the field, after only seven rounds have been played. GM Dejan Antic, who scored three consecutive wins against higher rated opposition, and GM Milos Perunovic with two straight victories, have joined GM Sinisa Drazic on the second place tie.

Serbia Chess Championship – Round 5

Serbia Chess Championship – Round 5

Ivanisevic (photo) won a difficult game against GM Dejan Antic in round four and then proceeded to win against FM Aleksandar Popovic in round five. GM Antic quickly recovered on the next day and scored an important victory with Black against GM Igor Miladinovic.

Serbia Chess Championship – Round 3

Serbia Chess Championship – Round 3

The fireworks in this Championship continue… Boban Bogosavljevic got more from the complicated game against Branko Damljanovic and eventually claimed a full point. Igor Miladinovic took an early advantage in the Czech Benoni and then executed a nice piece sacrifice to reach a better endgame, which he later converted into win…

Serbia Chess Championship – Round 2

Serbia Chess Championship – Round 2

GM Ivan Ivanisevic wins another game to take an early lead after two rounds of the 2009 Serbian Chess Championship. Playing the Black side of his favourite Sicilian defence, Ivanisevic calmly reacted to IM Zlatic’s eccentric 16. Nf5 by taking over the central files and diagonals, forcing his opponent to resignation after further eight moves.

Serbia Chess Championship – Round 1

Serbia Chess Championship – Round 1

The 2009 Serbian Chess Championship started on Thursday and already in the first round it was clear that most of the players arrived to Kragujevac eager to fight for the title. The defending champion Ivan Ivanisevic won with White against his team-mate from VSK Sveti Nikolaj, Branko Damljanovic. Veteran GM Dusan Rajkovic played a beautiful attacking game against his former student and 2007 Serbian champion Milos Perunovic.

Reykjavik Open 2009

Reykjavik Open 2009

The Reykjavik Open 2009, organized by Icelandic Chess Federation and Reykjavik Chess Academy, in which 110 players took participation, finished yesterday with a four-way tie on the first place. The local chess fans are pleased that GM Steingrimsson Hedinn and GM Stefansson Hannes are among the top finishers, together with GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy and GM Marin Mihail.

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