The 2012 Serbian Chess Championship is taking place from 23rd April to 5th May in Vrnjačka Banja. Fourteen players with average elo of 2534 compete in the round robin tournament.
After seven rounds of play the defending champion Ivan Ivanisevic emerged on the top position by defeating GM Dejan Pikula. The earlier leader Branko Damljanovic suffered a setback in the game against the former world junior champion Igor Miladinovic and dropped to the 2nd place.
Round 7 standings:
1. GM Ivanisevic Ivan SRB 2645 – 5.5
2. GM Damljanovic Branko SRB 2582 – 5.0
3-4. GM Markus Robert SRB 2625 and GM Perunovic Milos SRB 2582 – 4.5
5-6. GM Bogosavljevic Boban SRB 2523 and GM Popovic Dusan SRB 2561 – 4.0
7-9. GM Sedlak Nikola SRB 2593, IM Indjic Aleksandar SRB 2430 and GM Abramovic Bosko SRB 2460 – 3.5
10-11. GM Miladinovic Igor SRB 2555 and GM Milanovic Danilo SRB 2520 – 3.0
12. GM Pikula Dejan SRB 2525 – 2.5
13. IM Bodiroga Predrag SRB 2397 – 1.5
14. GM Markovic Miroslav SRB 2480 – 1.0
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