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Mario Bertok
Number of games in database: 342
Years covered: 1951 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2282
Highest rating achieved in database: 2297
Overall record: +48 -100 =194 (42.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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E64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System (9 games)
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(born Sep-02-1929, died Aug-20-2008, 78 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality 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 14; games 1-25 of 342  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Bertok vs B Simonovic  1-018 1951 YUG-ch 6thC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
2. M Bertok vs P Trifunovic ½-½114 1951 YUG-ch 6thC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. Udovcic vs M Bertok  1-046 1951 YUG-ch 6thE60 King's Indian Defense
4. L Majstorovic vs M Bertok  0-134 1951 YUG-ch 6thB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. Vidmar vs M Bertok  ½-½64 1951 YUG-ch 6thD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
6. M Bertok vs N Karaklajic  0-153 1951 YUG-ch 6thE10 Queen's Pawn Game
7. M Bertok vs D Andric  ½-½33 1951 YUG-ch 7thC42 Petrov Defense
8. B Kostic vs M Bertok  ½-½17 1951 YUG-ch 6thC27 Vienna Game
9. M Bertok vs A Matanovic  ½-½23 1951 YUG-ch 6thC10 French
10. Janosevic vs M Bertok  1-039 1951 YUG-ch 6thB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
11. M Bertok vs D Andric  ½-½52 1951 YUG-ch 6thC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
12. M Bertok vs A Fuderer  ½-½26 1951 YUG-ch 6thC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
13. M Bertok vs B Rabar  ½-½20 1951 YUG-ch 6thD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Gligoric vs M Bertok  1-046 1951 YUG-ch 7thE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. B Tot vs M Bertok  ½-½49 1951 YUG-ch 7thA03 Bird's Opening
16. Kozomara vs M Bertok  ½-½23 1951 YUG-ch 6thB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. S Nedeljkovic vs M Bertok  1-075 1951 YUG-ch 6thE60 King's Indian Defense
18. B Milic vs M Bertok  1-047 1951 YUG-ch 6thB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. Gligoric vs M Bertok 1-026 1951 YUG-ch 6thE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
20. M Bertok vs Puc  1-058 1951 YUG-ch 6thA07 King's Indian Attack
21. M Bertok vs M Longer  ½-½58 1951 YUG-ch 7thC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. M Bertok vs J H Donner  0-172 1953 OpatijaE70 King's Indian
23. Ivkov vs M Bertok  ½-½91 1953 OpatijaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. M Bertok vs Wade  1-041 1953 OpatijaE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. J Kupper vs M Bertok  ½-½36 1953 OpatijaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
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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?
Sep-29-11  haydn20: <sneaky pete> Very nice--thx for the laugh!
Sep-29-11  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.

May-28-14  Bartacus: Bertok had a great result at Rovinj-Zagreb 1970, finishing with an even score, and only two losses (one to Fischer). In my comment to the game that he beat Korchnoi from that tournament, I said that Bertok has no notable games on; and that win deserves to be one. In that tournament he also drew such luminaries as Ivkov, Smyslov, Hort, Browne, Petrosian, Uhlmann, and Gligoric!
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