Serbian Chess Federation is organizing International Open Chess Championship of Serbia, called "Serbia OPEN 2022" from June 28th – July 6th, 2022. The playing venue is Master Centar, Hajduk Veljkova 11, Novi Sad. The organizer has provided a total prize fund of 35.000 EUR in the net amount, distributed in 47 prizes that will be awarded to the pafrticipants.

Šahovski savez Srbije od 28. Juna – 6. jula 2022. godine organizuje 2. MEĐUNARODNO OTVORENO PRVENSTVO SRBIJE U ŠAHU pod nazivom "SRBIJA ŠAH OPEN 2022". Turnir će se održati u Master Centru, Hajduk Veljkova 11, Novi Sad. Organizator je obezbedio nagradni fond u ukupnom iznosu od 35.000 EUR u neto iznosu, u dinarskoj protivvrednosti, po srednjem kursu NBS, na dan isplate i raspoređen u 47 nagrada.

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Definitely the biggest surprise of the Serbia Open 2022 is the Greek international master Evgenios Ioannidis.  Today, in the seventh round, he outplayed the Indian grandmaster Harsha with white pieces and thus retained the leading position.  He has half a point more than his closest follower, another Indian Grandmaster Arjan Chopra.  Those two will play against each other tomorrow.

Among our players, it is worth mentioning the victory of Aleksandar Inđić, which puts him at the top of the table, then the draw of Teodora Injac, who is playing an excellent tournament, and the draw of Luka Budisavljević.  Ivanišević, Perunović and Damljanović played draws, and Ivić suffered his first defeat in the tournament. 

A great victory was achieved by the young FIDE master Andrej Ljepić who celebrated with white pieces against the experienced grandmaster Miša Papa. 

In the Amateur group, our best placed chess players are in a group with half a point less than the leaders.  Five players have 6 points each, and Pantelić, Živković, Dragojlović and Brajić each have 5.5. 

 The 8th round of the tournament is on the program tomorrow from 16:00. 

Excitement awaits us tomorrow from 16:00, follow the matches live on the following links

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