The 18-years old Danilo Besedes emerged surprising winner of the Silver Star Blitz tournament, leaving as many as 12 Grandmasters behind.

A total of 63 players competed. Besedes concluded the event with 7,5/9 points.

The Silver Star Blitz tournament was held on 23rd June on the “Silver Star” Danube sightseeing boat, as a part of the Silver Lake Chess Festival.

Final standings:
1. Besedes Danilo SRB – 7½​
2-5. GM Kovacevic Aleksandar SRB, GM Savic Miodrag R SRB, GM Popovic Dusan SRB and GM Damljanovic Branko SRB – 7,0
6-7. GM Atalik Suat TUR and GM Milanovic Danilo SRB – 6½​
8-14. IM Saric Sinisa SRB, GM Abramovic Bosko SRB, IM Nestorovic Dejan SRB, CM Cvetanovic Uros SRB, Radovanovic Nikola SRB, Markidis Konstantinos GRE and WGM Stojanovic Andjelija SRB – 6,0 etc

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Danilo Besedes receiving the prize

Danilo Besedes receiving the prize