The Croatian Grandmasters Krunoslav Hulak and Davorin Komljenovic won their games as well as the Ukrainian Evgen Chernov who defeated the former World Senior Champion Mihai Suba from Romania. Miso Cebalo did not manage to break through the defense of the Israeli Leon Lederman and William Kelleher from the USA lost elementary endgame - draw against Okhotnik Vladimir from France. Josip Rukavina once more showed excellent skills defending tough positions. But when he was in a better position in rook endgame, he made two rough mistakes which the Italian Carlo Micheli did not take advantage of. Eight players at the Championship achieved all three wins and 26 players have 2,5 points.
In the Women's Section there is already the pyramid and the Russians Lyudmila Saunina and Swietlana Miednikova are at the top. Nona Gaprindashvili did not manage to break through the defense of Sathe Thipsay from India. Saunina won the game against Tatiana Bogumil and Miednikova defeated the fourfold World Senior Champion Tamar Khmiadashvili.
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15.11.2011. THE WHOLE WORLD IN OPATIJA (by GM Vlado Kovacevic)Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2011 18:48