NSK DDOR Novi Sad wins Serbian League

9/22/2008 – The Serbian Chess League took place in Subotica, from September 1 to 12, 2008. Fifty-one participating grandmasters make it one of the world’s strongest leagues. The well deserved victory went to NSK DDOR from Novi Sad. Second was Beograd Beopublikum, which chould not catch Novi Sad in spite of a 6/10 result and 2704 performance by Arkadij Naiditsch. Report and games.

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Prva Šahovska Liga Srbije Za Muškarce I Žene 2008
First Serbian League For Men And Women 2008

Report by Milorad Lazic, director of NSK DDOR Novi Sad

Here are the final standings:

Rk. SNo Team

Gms

  + 
  = 
  –

 TB1 

 TB2 

1 5 NSK DDOR Novi Sad

10

9
1
0

19

40.5

2 9 SK Beograd Beopublikum

10

8
0
2

16

37.0

3 10 VSK Sveti Nikolaj

10

7
1
2

15

34.5

4 7 SK Spartak

10

6
2
2

14

33.0

5 3 SK Sloga Amiga

10

4
1
5

9

32.0

6 11 SK Radnicki

10

4
1
5

9

29.0

7 1 SK Nis

10

0
6
4

6

26.5

8 2 SK Beogradski Vodovod

10

2
2
6

6

26.0

9 4 SK Lasta

10

2
2
6

6

25.0

10 8 SK Stara Pazova

10

2
2
6

6

24.0

11 12 SK Mladenovac

10

1
2
7

4

22.5

12 6 SK Partizan

0

0
0
0

0

0.0

The Novi Sad Chess Club was founded in 1922 and participated regularly in National Team Championships. However, after 86 years, this is its first victory! Thanks to new sponsor, DDOR Novi Sad, the club has two new members, Emil Sutovsky and Dusan Popovic.

Bo.  Ti. Name Rtg FED FideID Pts. Rp
1 GM Sutovsky Emil 2654 ISR 2802007 5.5 2669
2 GM Solak Dragan 2596 SRB 916811 6.5 2621
3 GM Kovacevic Aleksandar 2585 SRB 903124 6.5 2594
4 GM Markus Robert 2572 SRB 921637 7.5 2661
5 GM Popovic Dusan 2551 SRB 927031 4.5 2598
6 GM Lazic Miroljub 2528 SRB 900788 4.0 2510
7 GM Popovic Petar 2478 SRB 900109 5.0 2594
8 FM Jevtic Miodrag 2316 SRB 902276 1.0 0
9 GM Nevednichy Vladislav 2577 ROU 1205730 0.0 0

A link for the games is given at the bottom of this page


The champions. Back row Robert Markus, Miroljub Lazic, Petar Popovic, Emil Sutovsky, Aleksandar Kovacevic; front row Dragan Solak, Dusan Popovic, Miodrag Jevtic (captain)


The crucial match: Emil Sutovsky (2654) and Dragan Solak (2596) vs.
Ivan Ivanisevic (2664) and Branko Damljanovic (2579)


Arkadij Naiditsch (2665) vs Borki Predojevic (2634). Naiditsch’s 6/10 result (performace 2704) couldn’t take Beograd Beopublikum further then second place


Kiril Georgiev (2671, old haircut) vs Dimitrios Mastrovasilis (2563) in round one – draw in 70 moves


Arkadij Naiditsch vs Kiril Georgiev, 1-0 in 52 moves (so the new haircut didn’t help)


Women's league: IM Alisa Maric (2412) vs WGM Verica Nedeljkovic (1914): 1-0 in 34 moves


A theoretic battle between talented girls: Sandra Djukic (2178) and Ljilja Drljevic (2264)


WIM Marijana Savic, 2163


An irregular opening...


The official hotel of the tournament

A small quiz


1. How many of the world’s top three Gruenfeld experts can you spot in this picture?


2. Who is Professor Petar Popovic (GM 2478, right) talking to?

Damljanovic,Branko (2579) - Solak,Dragan (2596) [D11]
First Serbia League 2008 Subotica (3), 03.09.2008


3. Black to move – how should he continue?
Also: what was White treatening?

Solutions to the quiz questions

  1. Two experts, Emil Sutovsky and Petar Popovic (standing second and third from left)
  2. Professor Popovic is talking to Peter Leko's father
  3. In the Damljanovic-Solak position Black played 37...Ne2#. White was threatening 38.Qc8+ Nd7 39.Qxd7+ Kxd7 40.Rhxe7#.

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