Mario Bertok
Number of games in database: 259
Years covered: 1951 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2282
Highest rating achieved in database: 2297
Overall record: +31 -85 =143 (39.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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E64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System (7 games)
B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4 (7 games)
E70 King's Indian (5 games)
E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno (5 games)
E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto (5 games)
B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7 (5 games)
B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation (5 games)
A21 English (4 games)
A48 King's Indian (4 games)
E79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line (4 games)

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(born Sep-02-1929, died Aug-20-2008) Yugoslavia (citizen of Croatia)

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Mario Bertok was born in Zagreb. He was awarded the IM title in 1957 and represented Yugoslavia in the Leipzig Olympiad in 1960. He played in the Stockholm interzonal in 1962 but his best over the board result was at Rovinj-Zagreb 1970 where he finished 9th= with Vladimir Kovacevic and Wolfgang Uhlmann.

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 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 259  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Bertok vs D Andric  ½-½33 1951 YUG-ch 7thC42 Petrov Defense
2. Gligoric vs M Bertok  1-046 1951 YUG-ch 7thE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. B Kostic vs M Bertok  ½-½17 1951 YUG-ch 6thC27 Vienna Game
4. M Bertok vs D Andric  ½-½52 1951 YUG-ch 6thC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
5. Gligoric vs M Bertok 1-026 1951 YUG-ch 6thE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
6. B Tot vs M Bertok  ½-½49 1951 YUG-ch 7thA03 Bird's Opening
7. M Bertok vs M Longer  ½-½58 1951 YUG-ch 7thC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. J Kupper vs M Bertok  ½-½36 1953 OpatijaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. M Bertok vs Wade  1-041 1953 OpatijaE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. M Bertok vs Vidmar  ½-½24 1953 OpatijaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
11. Ivkov vs M Bertok  ½-½91 1953 OpatijaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. Udovcic vs M Bertok 1-018 1954 YugoslaviaC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
13. Gligoric vs M Bertok  ½-½14 1955 YUG-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
14. M Bertok vs Geller 0-141 1955 ZagrebC18 French, Winawer
15. M Bertok vs E Paoli  1-068 1955 LjubljanaB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. M Bertok vs R Bogdanovic  ½-½40 1955 JUG-chE73 King's Indian
17. Ivkov vs M Bertok  ½-½36 1955 Novi SadB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. Minev vs M Bertok  1-061 1955 ZagrebB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. Smyslov vs M Bertok 1-040 1955 ZagrebA21 English
20. M Bertok vs Matulovic  0-153 1955 YUG-chB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
21. M Bertok vs Filip  ½-½39 1955 ZagrebC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
22. Gligoric vs M Bertok  1-034 1955 ZagrebE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
23. Ivkov vs M Bertok  ½-½42 1955 ZagrebC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. M Bertok vs F Blatny  ½-½21 1957 EU-chT (Men)C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
25. A Prameshuber vs M Bertok  0-135 1957 BratislavaE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
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Jan-14-05  Dillinger: Born in Zagreb, 1929. Yugoslav IM 1957.
Sep-29-06  BIDMONFA: Mario Bertok


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  whiteshark: His wife <Semka Sokolova-Bertok> died last week
Mar-14-08  Udit Narayan: So his wife was an actress?
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  whiteshark: <Udit Narayan: <So his wife was an actress?>> Yes!
Aug-26-08  Eastfrisian: According to "The Week in Chess" Mario Bertok died himself on 20. August 2008 after drowing in the Jarun Lake near Zagreb. R.I.P.
Aug-27-08  myschkin: . . .


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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

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Sep-29-08  Alphastar: RIP Mario.
Sep-29-08  ravel5184: aeiou!
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  Stonehenge: <whiteshark> <Dutch> Low German language rather. Die Niederdeutsche Sprache :)
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  Richard Taylor: Was Bertok related to Bartok the musician?
Sep-29-11  sneaky pete: Is The Great Goldsby related to The Great Gatsby?
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  haydn20: <sneaky pete> Very nice--thx for the laugh!
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  Shams: <sneaky pete><Is The Great Goldsby related to The Great Gatsby?>

You be the judge, this is Chapter 1:

<In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”

He didn’t say any more, but we’ve always been unusually communicative in a reserved way, and I understood that he meant a great deal more than that. In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores...>

I love that novel. Everything in it Fitzgerald just nailed.

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