Bojan Kurajica wanted to win the gold medal one round before the end of the Championship and refused a draw, but Anatoly Vaisser managed to go through the rook endgame. Kovacevic and Timoscenko ended in a draw as well, while Vladimir Okhotnik won the game against Vladimir Zhelnin and joined Bojan Kurajica at the leading position. Davorin Komljenovic won the game against Georg Danner and joined the fight for medals as well as Miso Cebalo who won the game against Viktor Turikov. A former World Senior Champion Mihai Suba is a candidate for the Guinness World Record Book after the game against Bent Sorensen from Denmark â€“ he won seven and lost three games without a single draw!
One round before the end of the Championship, Kurajica and Okhotnik are leading with 8 points, while Vaisser, Komljenovic, Timoscenko, Kovacevic, Cebalo and Leskovar have 7.5 points. 11 players have 7 points.
In the Womenâ€™s Section, the Russian Galina Strutinskaya won the endgame against Swietlana Miednikova and one round before the end she has 7.5 points. Melashvili, Gaprindashvili and Saunina have 7 points, while Thipsay and Fatalibekova have 6.5 points.
26.11.2011. VLADIMIR OKHOTNIK AND GALINA STRUTINSKAYA NEW WORLD CHAMPIONS (by GM Vlado Kovacevic)
25.11.2011. ANOTHER HULAK'S MISTAKE (by GM Vlado Kovacevic)
24.11.2011. FABULOUS KURAJICA TOOK OVER THE LEADING POSITION (by GM Vlado Kovacevic)
23.11.2011. TIMOSCENKO AND KURAJICA AMONG THE TOP PLAYERS (by GM Vlado Kovacevic)
22.11.2011. KOMLJENOVIC AT THE TOP WITH VAISSER (by GM Vlado Kovacevic)
21.11.2011. VAISSER AT THE TOP (by GM Vlado Kovacevic)
19.11.2011. THE LAST THREE MUSKETEERS STOPPED (by GM Vlado Kovacevic)
18.11.2011. TRIO AT THE TOP (by GM Vlado Kovacevic)
17.11.2011. THE THIRD ROUND BROUGHT TIREDNESS (by GM Vlado Kovacevic)
16.11.2011. UNRELENTING SEEDED PLAYERS (by GM Vlado Kovacevic)
15.11.2011. THE WHOLE WORLD IN OPATIJA (by GM Vlado Kovacevic)