Serbian Grandmaster Aleksandar Inđić achieved his fifth consecutive victory at the 2022 Serbia Open and thus reached the second place. Tomorrow, he will have the opportunity to play for the title at the strongest chess open tournament in Southeast Europe. His opponent will be the Greek international master Evgenios Ioannidis, who has 7 points and half a point more.
As many as 13 players are in the position between 4th and 16th place with 6 points and very interesting battles can be expected tomorrow for the best possible position in the table, and therefore for a better prize money. Grandmaster Luka Budisavljević is also in that group, who showed that he is in excellent shape with today's victory over the Israeli Parkhova.
Teodora Injac suffered her first defeat in the tournament, but in spite of that she kept her chances for the women's first prize, and perhaps more importantly, by winning the last round she won the norm for the male grandmaster. Regardless of the result, the men's intermaster norm is secured.
The other members of the men's Olympic team of Serbia, Ivanišević, Perunović and Ivić, have a total of 5.5 points.
The last 9th round of the Serbian Open will be played tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., and the closing ceremony is scheduled after the end of the last games (not before 3:30 p.m.).