Nils Grandelius (*1993) from Sweden, made his third and final GM norm to become a Chess Grandmaster in Sarajevo at Bosna
40th Bosna Open in Sarajevo BIH 2010
Wang Hao took first place with 23 points (3 points for a win, 1 for a draw / 10 rounds) ahead of 2./3. Zahar Efimenko, Viktor Bologan (22 p.) and 4.-8. Zahar Timofeev, Liviu-Dieter
Nisipeanu, Borki Predojevic, Geetha Narayanan Gopal, Vladislav Nevednichy (21 p.), Further top-players included Richard Rapport, Jan Gustafsson, Chanda Sandipan, and Nadezhda Kosintseva. It was also very successful for Nils Grandelius who made
his third and final GM norm in the event and became a Grandmaster.
41st Bosna Open in Sarajevo BIH 2011
Leading players: Arkadij Naiditsch, Baadur Jobava, Kiril Georgiev, Ivan Ivanisevic, Jan Smeets, Dragan Solak,
Hrant Melkumyan, and Nils Grandelius. Second favourite Baadur Jobava won outright with 21/27 (3 points for a win, 1 for a draw).
42nd Bosna Open in Sarajevo BIH 2012
Leading players included legendary
Alexander Beliavsky, Alexander Ipatov, Hrant Melkumyan, Mladen Palac, Zdenko Kozul, Bojan Kurajica, Tamir Nabaty, Ognjen Cvitan, and Borki Predojevic. Viktor Erdos won the Open as first on tie-break, shared with 15 years young (born 1997)
and promising IM Mikhail Antipov and Evgeny Postny. There were two sections: ”A” tournament for players with rating of ELO 2300 or higher – “B” tournament for players with rating of ELO 2299 or
43rd Bosna Open in Sarajevo BIH 2013
Ledaing players in the nine-round Swiss Open included Viktor Erdos, Gabor Papp, Mikhail Antipov, Zdenko Kozul, Borki Predojevic, Emre Can, and again Nils Grandelius.
Robert Markus came in first on tie-break, shared with Aleksandar Kovacevic and Predrag Nikolic. The tournament with sections “A” and “B” brought together 107 players from
44th Bosna Open in Sarajevo BIH 2014
Aleksandr Rakhmanov convincing winner in Open “A”. The Russian Grandmaster emerged clear first with 7/9 points, performing at 2773 ELO. The
44th International Chess Tournament Bosna 2014 took place in Sarajevo at the conference hall of the Hotel “Radon Plaza” from 30th May to 6th June 2014, organized
by the Chess Club "Bosna", quadruple European champion. 134 players from 13 countries, playing for nine rounds according to the Swiss system, FIDE variant. The event had two sections again (“A” for players rated over ELO 2300).
players: Hrvoje Stevic, Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Benjamin Bok, Zdenko Kozul, Mladen Palac, Mustafa Yilmaz, Aleksandar Kovacevic, Evgeny Gleizerov, Bojan Kurajica, and in “B” veteran IM Rajko Bogdanovic (born in 1931). The novice
of the Bosna tournament 2014 was Ana Sakotic (born in 2003), in the Open section “B” section.
45th Bosna Open in Sarajevo BIH 2015
International Chess Tournament Bosna 2015 took place from 30th May to 6th June at the Hotel Holiday in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina as a nine round swiss system. This time the Open was consisting entirely of one section (122 players
from 11 countries, mostly form former Yugoslavia). Zdenko Kozul edged out Hrvoje Stevic, Mladen Palac, Dusan Popovic and Predrag Nikolic after all scored 7/9. The tournament
is organized by the Chess Club Bosna Sarajevo and sponsored by Canton Sarajevo and Federation BIH.
Leading players: U-18 GM Mikhail Antipov (RUS), Borki Predojevic (BIH), Predrag Nikolic (BIH), Emir Dizdarevic (BIH), Bojan Kurajica
(BIH), Zdenko Kozul (CRO), Mladen Palac (CRO), Hrvoje Stevic (CRO), Robert Markus (SRB), Aleksandar Kovacevic (SRB), Dušan Popovic (SRB), and Bartlomiej Heberla (POL). Attending again at "Bosna" is also legendary IM Rajko Bogdanovic (BIH), on
the road to chess eternity in Sarajevo!
46th Bosna Open in Sarajevo BIH 2016
Denis Kadric (BIH) won the 46th International
Chess Tournament “Bosna 2016″, held from 28th May to 3rd June at the Hotel Saraj in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, sponsored by Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canton Sarajevo, Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry
of Civils Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, City of Sarajevo and Center Municipality.
Top-seeded was Predrag Nikolic (BIH) as one of only two players ranked above of 2600 ELO. Further prominent participants: Zdenko Kozul (CRO), Mustafa Yilmaz (TUR),
Emre Can (TUR), and Bojan Kurajica (CRO).
135 competitors from different 12 countries (among them most participants from the Balkans) played in one section. The tournament format was again a 9-round swiss system in classical chess with
the rate of play 90 minutes per 40 moves, plus 15 minutes till end of game,with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.
The total prize fund was 14,200 EUR, divided in 42 prizes. The participants rated under ELO 2300 were requested
to bring their own chess electronic clock!
Since 2010 Sarajevo, Bosna is no longer played as an invitation tournament and unfortunately has lost at the moment its character as a supertournament. Still an honour to win that traditional
event, congratulation to young Denis Kadric (born in 1995, GM since 2015), clear first in 2016.