The 22nd International Open "Belgrade Trophy" took place from 24th November - 2nd December in Obrenovac, 40km west from Belgrade, Serbia. The traditionally massive event gathered 212 players from 15 countries to compete over nine rounds with Swiss pairing system for the prize fund of 6850 EUR. Eighteen Grandmasters entered the competition and top-seeded was GM Mihajlo Stojanovic.
The Polish Grandmaster Marcin Dziuba won against the Spanish GM Luis Arizmendi Martinez in the final ninth round and emerged as the tournament sole winner, having collected 7.5 points. The Romanian IM Gergely-Andras-Gyula Szabo, who was joint leader for most of the event, could not achieve more than a draw against the experienced GM Aleksa Strikovic, and finished on the shared 2nd place, together with six other players.
After the main rated tournament, the Belgrade blitz championship will be held on Thursday, 3rd of December, at the same venue.
Last round top results:
GM Dziuba Marcin 1 - 0 GM Arizmendi Martinez Julen Luis
GM Strikovic Aleksa ½ - ½ IM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula
IM Nikolov Momchil ½ - ½ GM Frolyanov Dmitry
GM Blagojevic Dragisa ½ - ½ GM Ivanov Mikhail M
GM Parligras Mircea 1 - 0 IM Vassallo Barroche Mauricio
GM Stanojoski Zvonko ½ - ½ GM Drasko Milan
WFM Videnova Iva 0 - 1 GM Djukic Nikola
IM Ninov Nikolai 1 - 0 IM Nestorovic Nikola
IM Govedarica Radovan 0 - 1 GM Abramovic Bosko
GM Stojanovic Mihajlo 1 - 0 FM Enchev Ivajlo
FM Jovanovic Zoran Z ½ - ½ IM Stojanovic Dalibor
IM Gunnarsson Jon Viktor ½ - ½ IM Nestorovic Dejan
Final Ranking after 9 Rounds:
1. GM Dziuba Marcin POL 2573 - 7.5
2-8. IM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula ROU 2535, GM Strikovic Aleksa SRB 2519, IM Nikolov Momchil BUL 2529, IM Ninov Nikolai BUL 2521, GM Abramovic Bosko SRB 2492, GM Parligras Mircea ROU 2552 and GM Djukic Nikola MNE 2524 - 7.0
9-16. GM Stojanovic Mihajlo SRB 2585, GM Stanojoski Zvonko MKD 2509, GM Drasko Milan MNE 2527, Nadj Hedjesi Balind SRB 2432, GM Arizmendi Martinez Julen Luis ESP 2534, GM Frolyanov Dmitry RUS 2571, GM Blagojevic Dragisa MNE 2557 and GM Ivanov Mikhail M RUS 2461 - 6.5 etc.
More information on the official website http://www.beochess.rs/2009/trofej_beograda2009/english_bgopen2009.html