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P Nikolic 
 
Predrag Nikolic
Number of games in database: 1,479
Years covered: 1976 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2604 (2606 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2676
Overall record: +374 -262 =684 (54.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      159 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (94) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16 E19
 King's Indian (78) 
    E60 E67 E63 E62 E64
 Grunfeld (72) 
    D78 D73 D79 D76 D77
 Queen's Pawn Game (65) 
    A40 D02 A41 E00 A46
 Orthodox Defense (63) 
    D55 D58 D62 D52 D50
 Slav (61) 
    D10 D12 D15 D11 D19
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (136) 
    C18 C03 C19 C02 C07
 Ruy Lopez (126) 
    C92 C91 C84 C77 C69
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (108) 
    C92 C91 C84 C89 C99
 French Winawer (68) 
    C18 C19 C15 C16 C17
 Slav (57) 
    D10 D16 D12 D11 D15
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (48) 
    D20 D27 D24 D21 D25
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Nikolic vs Piket, 2000 1-0
   P Nikolic vs N Grandelius, 2013 1-0
   P Nikolic vs Huebner, 1987 1-0
   P Nikolic vs M Gurevich, 1993 1-0
   P Nikolic vs Korchnoi, 1987 1-0
   P Nikolic vs G Timoshenko, 1990 1-0
   Van Wely vs P Nikolic, 1993 0-1
   Karpov vs P Nikolic, 1988 0-1
   Gligoric vs P Nikolic, 1982 0-1
   P Nikolic vs F Handke, 2012 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   2nd Milk Tournament (2003)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Greenland Open (2003)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   Leiden (2013)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   Gorenje 2007 Tournament (2007)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   European Individual Championship (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik World Cup 1991 by suenteus po 147
   Tilburg Interpolis 1987 by suenteus po 147
   Tilburg Interpolis 1988 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1982 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1989 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1984 by suenteus po 147

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PREDRAG NIKOLIC
(born Sep-11-1960, 54 years old) Yugoslavia (citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina)

[what is this?]
Predrag Nikolic was born September 11, 1960 in Bosanski Samac, Yugoslavia.

Awarded the IM title in 1980 and the GM title in 1983 he won the Yugoslav Championship in 1980 and 1984. In 1993 whilst playing in Argentina civil war broke out in Yugoslavia and for a while Nikolic was domiciled in Holland along with Ivan Sokolov. He won Wijk aan Zee in 1994 and was Dutch champion in 1997 and 1999. He is back home now in Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the states that made up the former Yugoslavia. In 2004 he tied for first place at the European Championship with Vassily Ivanchuk. Bosnian champion in 2007. Nikolic is also a FIDE Senior Trainer (2014).

Wikipedia article: Predrag Nikoli%C4%87


 page 1 of 60; games 1-25 of 1,479  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. P Nikolic vs Van der Wiel 1-031 1976 Wattignies Wch-16A37 English, Symmetrical
2. P Nikolic vs Plaskett  ½-½58 1978 EU-ch U20 7879E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
3. Dolmatov vs P Nikolic  1-060 1978 EU-ch U20 7879C08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
4. P Nikolic vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½33 1979 URSD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
5. H Messing vs P Nikolic  ½-½18 1979 YUG-34chC19 French, Winawer, Advance
6. P Nikolic vs Azmaiparashvili 1-056 1979 URSA30 English, Symmetrical
7. P Nikolic vs Barbero 1-026 1979 Mexiko-WchJA52 Budapest Gambit
8. P Nikolic vs Petursson  1-047 1979 Ch Yuniors EuropeD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Azmaiparashvili vs P Nikolic  ½-½71 1979 URSA13 English
10. V Arapovic vs P Nikolic  1-030 1980 SarajevoC18 French, Winawer
11. Uhlmann vs P Nikolic  1-059 1980 SarajevoD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Suba vs P Nikolic  1-055 1980 IstanbulD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
13. P Nikolic vs Marjanovic  1-050 1980 Skender Vakufu YUG chA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
14. DeFirmian vs P Nikolic  0-139 1980 OlympiadC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. P Nikolic vs Bagirov  1-023 1980 SarajevoD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Tringov vs P Nikolic  ½-½35 1980 Parcetic mem 9thC77 Ruy Lopez
17. P Nikolic vs M Vukic  1-041 1981 N. Pavlica memA05 Reti Opening
18. P Nikolic vs Chandler  1-050 1981 Vrsac (Yugoslavia)A32 English, Symmetrical Variation
19. Bukic vs P Nikolic  1-031 1981 N. Pavlica memD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Matulovic vs P Nikolic  1-040 1981 VrsacC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. M Simic vs P Nikolic 1-047 1981 Vrsac (Yugoslavia)C25 Vienna
22. Smejkal vs P Nikolic  1-039 1981 VrsacD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Velimirovic vs P Nikolic  0-136 1981 N. Pavlica memB06 Robatsch
24. P Nikolic vs M Cebalo  0-154 1981 N. Pavlica memA30 English, Symmetrical
25. P Nikolic vs Petrosian  ½-½25 1981 VrsacD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jun-12-04  Spectre: Number 1 Bosnian. he likes solid positional play.
Oct-04-04  tacticsjokerxxx: is this guy still playing chess?
Oct-11-04  yoozum: looks like he gained some points. i'll be rooting for him and hope that he enters the 2700 club. (i have some distant relatives in sarajevo, and i just discovered that). so now i also root for the bosnians/herzogovinans.
Oct-12-04  milanez: one of two top bosnian players for years(ivan sokolov is the other one though due to civil war he refugeed to netherlands and took their citizenship, nikolic went there as well during war, but came back and continued playing for BiH)
Oct-12-04  yoozum: i'm guessing sokolov is not native to bosnia because his name is not bosnian or yugoslavian. it sounds much more russian and ukrainian.
Oct-12-04  yoozum: and that's pretty smart of sokolov. i think most people would rather play for the netherlands than bosnia and herzegovina.
Oct-13-04  yoozum: http://schach.wienerzeitung.at/asp/...

i wonder why he's not on the bosnian team.

Oct-23-04  milanez: actually sokolov was born in bosnia, and represented it in 1994 chess olympiad where Bosnia won the silver medal and he was part of bosnian 1996 olympiad team as well

http://198.31.92.32/Olympiad/stand9...

http://198.31.92.32/Olympiad/bih_fr...

as for his last name..well people from that area are from slavic background and you will find plenty of last names that sound very russian(he might as well have some russian blood, you never know)

Oct-23-04  yoozum: -ov ending names are usually from russia, ukraine, belarus, bulgaria and typically ex-soviet areas, but not from the yugoslavian area. -ic is very common there, which is why i was initially curious.

i mean, my names ends in -ov and i'm from russia lol.

Oct-23-04  Knezh: -ic would actually be pronounced as
-itch.
Oct-23-04  yoozum: yeah, i know. morozevic...morozevich.
Oct-23-04  tex: -ov in the last name is a little unusual in fmr yugoslavia, but not unheard of.
Oct-23-04  milanez: my last name is vasilj and it comes very close to say vasily in russia, and many people find it unusual but from what i know, never heard of any russian ancestors in the family...i wonder is there a way to somehow trace the root of your family name to where it originated
Oct-23-04  yoozum: i was trying to find something like that too, but i think that mine is most nearly from russia and possibly ukraine.
Oct-25-04  mahmoudkubba: This player seems to have lota of draws..
Oct-26-04  yoozum: he doesn't seem to have many more draws than most 2600+ players on this site
Oct-26-04  Hidden Skillz: yoozum i was born in bosnia, sarajevo..n ye it does sound very much russian but there r many ivans matter fact i had a friend called ivan..im not so sure if sokolov is written wit an s or which is pronounced "sch"..
Jan-31-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Look like Nikolic is going to lose around 48 elo points based on his atrocious -5 performance at Corus B.
Jan-31-05  Champ Supernova: Sokolov is actually Kramnik's real last name as well. And there are -ov's in the former Yugoslavian countries that don't necessarily have russian roots.
Jan-31-05  hintza: <Look like Nikolic is going to lose around 48 elo points based on his atrocious -5 performance at Corus B.> If my calculations are correct Nikolic's rating change for Corus is -45.8. Certainly, things could have been worse for Morozevich it seems!
Jan-31-05  csmath: <<-ov in the last name is a little unusual in fmr yugoslavia, but not unheard of.>>

Actually it is very usual in the eastern part of the country, what used to be Yugoslavia, meaning in Serbia and Macedonia.

Jan-31-05  csmath: Nikolic and Sokolov are the last generation of Yugoslav chess. If Yugoslavia stayed together others would follow. This way they are the last products of that once powerful chess nation, now a basket case in every way.
Jul-10-05  stinky2: <csmath> There are some very good young players in ex-Yugoslavia, like Borki Predojevic (b.1987) and Ante Brkic (b.1988).
Aug-08-05  yoozum: Markus Robert (Lord Malshun on Playchess) is also quite good. He played very well in the Euro Team Championships and I expect that he will soon pass 2600.
Jan-08-06  Petrosian63: This guy is a very solid player.
He has won Corus twice.
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