Thursday, June 11, 2009
The Intrepid Dragan
This game is currently in the January/March 2009 issue of Atlantic Chess News , where the link can be found on Jim West On Chess.
The game was played in the World Amateur East Team Championship in February 2009 at Parisippany, New Jersey.
Dragan ( born in Bosnia, previously known as Yugoslavia ) was new to the HCC in November, 1999. He entered his first tourney (Game 15 Championship) and came out 4-0 in First Place. Since that time, we have not seen this Club Champion lose more than 2 or 3 games
Continuing his excellence in Club Competitions, Dragan became a Co-Champion of HCC along with Vlad Vainberg in the Millenium year, as they both played to identical records in our Annual Tournment. But in 2001 Dragan won the sole Championship title, and repeated in 2002 thru 2009 inclusive, nine consecutive years total, also in the year 2000, he was co-champion. He is our first Club Champion to win in nine consecutive years. Pete Peterson's Five Championships was tied in 2004 by Dragan. Dragan's current USCF rating is 2221. His brother who lives in Dallas Texas, Rade Milovanovic is even a stronger player ... perhaps he'll visit us sometime.
In addition to being a very strong Chess player, Dragan is perhaps the softest spoken high rated player I've ever known ... a true gentleman