The 5th International Chess Festival “Sport Summer 2012″
is scheduled to take place on 6-13th July in Hotel “Petrus” in Paraćin, Serbia.

The main event is Open A – International Championship of Central Serbia, a 9-round Swiss tournament with FIDE time control which will be valid for FIDE rating and GM/IM norms.

There are two groups, OPEN A for the players rated higher then 2100 and OPEN B for the lower rated players.

In addition, the 8th “Uroš Dinić” Memorial will commence as a 15-minute per player rapid tournament on the main event’s rest day – Sunday, 8th July.

Last year winner of the Open A was Russian Grandmaster Mikhail Ulibin.

Currently 215 players are signed to take participation, among them are 15 Grandmasters and 22 International Masters. Full lists bellow.

“Extraordinary location, near highway E-75 and cross-road which connects east and west Serbia, will attract many chess players and visitors to participate in this event. Possibility to obtain norms for international chess titles, to stay in a solid hotel with an unusual architectural design, on more then affordable rates, will encourage professional and amateur chess players to participate and accomplish their goals.” – the chief organizer Saša Jevtić stated for Chessdom.

For the participants will be provided, free of charge, bus transportation from Belgrade to Paraćin, on Friday, July 6th and back from Paraćin to Belgrade on Friday, July 13th. For detailed information contact the organizer.

The prize fund in Open A is 580.000 din. (approx. 5000 €), with the first prize being 1300 EUR. The prize fund in Open B is 165.000 din.

For all further information about Chess Festival and for accommodation reservation, please contact the organizer:
Saša Jevtić +381 63 439497 or via e-mail: or

Official website is

Participants – Open A (top seeds):

1 GM Atalik Suat TUR 2608
2 GM Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2570
3 GM Kovačević Aleksandar SRB 2557
4 GM Damljanović Branko SRB 2548
5 GM Pap Gyula HUN 2543
6 GM Del Rio De Angelis, S. G. ESP 2542
7 GM Cvitan Ognjan CRO 2541
8 GM Ulibin Mikhail RUS 2519
9 GM Savić Miodrag R SRB 2515
10 IM Dorić Darko CRO 2513
11 GM Drenchev Petar BUL 2496
12 GM Lajthajm Borko SRB 2493
13 IM Pavlov Sergey UKR 2460
14 IM Matsenko Sergei RUS 2459
15 GM Abramović Boško SRB 2456
16 IM Arsović Zoran SRB 2455
17 GM Bogdanovski Vlatko MKD 2454
18 GM Martinović Slobodan SRB 2441
19 IM Ostojić Nikola SRB 2439
20 IM Nestorović Nikola SRB 2437
21 IM Inđić Aleksandar SRB 2432
22 IM Stojanovski Dejan MKD 2430
23 FM Zlatanović Boroljub SRB 2428
24 IM Kislik Erik Andrew USA 2415
25 IM Radlovački Jovan SRB 2412
26 GM Sanduleac Vasile MDA 2405
27 IM Battey Alexander USA 2403
28 IM Nestorović Dejan SRB 2390
29 IM Vukoje Vladmir CRO 2388
30 IM Nikolov Sasho BUL 2384

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