The International GM tournament “Third Saturday- Djenovici-Montenegro” took place from 18-26th November at Hotel Milena in Herceg Novi, Montenegro.
The tournament format was 9-round Round-Robin and the event was valid for FIDE title norms.
International Master Saptarshi Roy convincingly won the tournament with 7.5 points, leaving GM Nebojsa Nikcevic point and a half behind. Saptarshi Roy completed his third and final GM norm with a round to spare.
Gabriel Bick from USA shared the third place with GM Dejan Pikula and earned an IM-norm.
1. IM Saptarshi Roy IND 2449 – 7,5
2. GM Nikcevic Nebojsa MNE 2423 – 6,0
3-4. Bick Gabriel USA 2399 and GM Pikula Dejan SRB 2457 – 5,5
5. IM Golubov Saveliy RUS 2501 – 5,0
6-7. GM Pavlovic Milos SRB 2472 and FM Can Isik TUR 2265 – 4,5
8 FM Kumar Nikhil USA 2274 – 4,0
9. FM Vardan Nagpal IND 2510 – 1,5
10. WFM Okuyaz Duru TUR 2238 – 1,0
The tournaments “Third Saturday” (round robin closed tournaments) are suitable for players who want to achieve ELO points and/or GM and IM norms. The next batch of tournaments is scheduled for 15-25th December.
Interested players should contact the organizer:
FM Goran Tomic
Third Saturday Chess Tournaments organizer
Viber, WhatsApp +382 67 301 030
The Official Website of THIRD SATURDAY Chess Tournament