Mihael Roiz wins Gorenje 2007, Karpov third

6/22/2007 – The chess legend did not quite make it: with three wins and a loss the 12th world champion Anatoly Karpov scored 5.5/9 points and only came third in the Gorenje tournament in Valjevo, Serbia. Israeli GM Michael Roiz and GM Suat Atalik of Turkey both scored a full point more, with the former winning on tiebreak.

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Gorenje 2007 in Valjevo, Serbia

This tournament, which was played under standard time controls, was noteworthy because of the participation of the 12th world champion Anatoly Karpov, who has practically abandoned active chess these days, concentrating instead on a range of charitable and other engagements. However, this month the chess legend was tempted out of his near-retirement, to take part in the ten-player closed tournament, in the Serbian town of Valjevo.

Anatoly Karpov vs Mihajlo Stojanovic in round eight (1-0)

The event was sponsored by the Gorenje Group, an international company, which specialises in the manufacture and sale of large household appliances. In the end the winner was Israeli GM Michael Roiz, who like Turkey's Suat Atalik scored 6.5/9 points but was better on tiebreak.

Ivan Ivanisevic vs Mihael Roiz in round eight (0-1)

Suat Atalik vs Branko Damljanovic in round eight (1-0)

Final standings

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