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Milan Matulovic
Number of games in database: 1,821
Years covered: 1953 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2394
Highest rating achieved in database: 2525
Overall record: +607 -317 =890 (58.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      7 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (382) 
    B42 B91 B81 B44 B33
 Ruy Lopez (208) 
    C88 C81 C92 C67 C94
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (123) 
    C88 C92 C94 C96 C98
 French Defense (107) 
    C09 C06 C18 C07 C05
 Caro-Kann (70) 
    B19 B15 B17 B16 B18
 Sicilian Najdorf (70) 
    B91 B99 B96 B98 B97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (318) 
    B47 B48 B49 B31 B22
 Sicilian Taimanov (163) 
    B47 B48 B49 B45
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (75) 
    D25 D20 D22 D23 D24
 Modern Benoni (65) 
    A57 A65 A56 A79 A62
 English, 1 c4 c5 (60) 
    A36 A37 A30 A33 A32
 Caro-Kann (41) 
    B19 B18 B13 B14 B15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Matulovic vs Suttles, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Matulovic vs L Segi, 1953 1-0
   Matulovic vs Asfary, 1972 1-0
   Matulovic vs Tringov, 1970 1-0
   Matulovic vs V Sokolov, 1953 1-0
   Matulovic vs A Tsvetkov, 1965 1-0
   Matulovic vs Botvinnik, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Fischer vs Matulovic, 1970 1/2-1/2
   K H Podzielny vs Matulovic, 1977 0-1
   Matulovic vs G Del Pezzo, 1954 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Vinkovci (1968)
   Skopje (1967)
   Palma de Mallorca (1967)
   Sousse Interzonal (1967)
   Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1974 by suenteus po 147
   Smith-Morra Gambit games by vasileios

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(born Jun-10-1935, died Oct-09-2013, 78 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)

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Milan Matulovic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

Awarded the IM title in 1961 and the GM title in 1965, Matulovic won the Yugoslav Championship in 1965 and 1967. He represented Yugoslavia in five Olympiads: 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970 and 1972, winning two silver and two bronze team medals, and one gold and two silver individual medals. He also played in four European Team Championships between 1961 and 1973 (winning three silver medals) and in the USSR vs Rest of the World match in 1970 where he faced the Soviet Union's Mikhail Botvinnik. (1). He had a distinguished tournament record, including: 1st or =1st at Netanya 1961, Vršac 1964, Novi Sad 1965, Belgrade 1965, Reggio Emilia 1967/68, Athens Zonal 1969, Belgrade 1969, Skopje 1969, Sarajevo 1971, Birmingham 1975, Bajmok 1975 and 1978, Majdanpek 1976, Vrbas 1976, Belgrade 1977, Odzaci 1978, Osijek 1980, Borovo 1980, Helsinki 1981 and Vrnjacka Banja 1985 and 1990.

Possessing a clear and forceful style and liking sharp play, he made some notable contributions to opening theory, particularly in the Morra Gambit in the Sicilian Defence.

Wikipedia article: Milan Matulovi%C4%87; (1)

 page 1 of 73; games 1-25 of 1,821  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Matulovic vs L Segi 1-035 1953 YugoslaviaB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
2. Matulovic vs V Sokolov 1-029 1953 ItalyB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
3. A Fuderer vs Matulovic  1-028 1954 Team YUG-chA16 English
4. Matulovic vs G Del Pezzo 1-020 1954 SirmioneB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
5. Matulovic vs Z Vospernik 1-053 1955 YUG-chB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
6. M Bertok vs Matulovic  0-153 1955 YUG-chB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
7. Matulovic vs E Rinder  ½-½42 1955 Zagreb-BC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. R Bogdanovic vs Matulovic  0-161 1955 YUG-chB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
9. L Segi vs Matulovic  0-143 1955 YUG-chB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
10. N Karaklajic vs Matulovic  1-036 1955 YUG-chB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
11. Matulovic vs M Trajkovic  ½-½24 1955 YUG-chC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Matulovic vs E Bhend  0-135 1955 Zagreb-BB15 Caro-Kann
13. Gligoric vs Matulovic  1-052 1955 YUG-chE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
14. Matulovic vs B Djurasevic  ½-½32 1955 YUG-chC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
15. D Suboticanec vs Matulovic  1-052 1955 Zagreb-BB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
16. A Lukic vs Matulovic  ½-½11 1955 YUG-chB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
17. Larsen vs Matulovic 0-160 1955 Zagreb-BA05 Reti Opening
18. Matulovic vs B Milic  ½-½46 1955 YUG-chB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
19. Puc vs Matulovic  ½-½18 1955 YUG-chE77 King's Indian
20. Matulovic vs A Zaradic 1-036 1955 Zagreb-BC13 French
21. B Rabar vs Matulovic  ½-½12 1955 YUG-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
22. Durgo vs Matulovic  0-121 1955 Zagreb-BC47 Four Knights
23. Matulovic vs Ivkov  ½-½21 1955 Novi SadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. A Matanovic vs Matulovic  1-043 1955 YUG-chB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
25. Matulovic vs P Smederevac  0-174 1955 YUG-chC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
 page 1 of 73; games 1-25 of 1,821  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jun-11-10  gauer: <tpstar, KokeFischer> Probably the game is more likely to be D Milanovic vs Matulovic, 2001 - black's 14th - 1/2. Why? shows his FIDE rating in 2001 at 2420, as per the picture.
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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

" A man that will take back a move at chess will pick a pocket. "

-- Fenton

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  wordfunph: funny but true.. :)

1971 Banja: According to Pal Benko, GM Milan Matulovic, who is well-known for his opening knowledge has said that it does not matter so much to him if he loses the game, as long as he won the battle of the opening!

Oct-09-11  brankat: I would take that with a grain (at least) of salt :-)
Jun-10-13  brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday!
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  FSR: Surely the most beloved of all GMs.
Jun-11-13  brankat: <FSR> With a possible exception of a future GM from Florida :-)
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  FSR: <brankat> When hell freezes over. :-)
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  perfidious: The one virtue of that coming off would be to give hope to we fifty-plus types.

Time to pick up tonight's guaranteed Powerball winner; that will happen before the above-mentioned phenomenon.

Oct-11-13  Lovuschka: According to several sources (including people in Belgrade) Milan Matulović died recently, apparently also after battling for half a year with Parkinson's Disease. An obituary is published already or soon in Politika.

Here is an internet source:

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  Stonehenge: RIP GM Matulovic.
Oct-11-13  Karpova: Rest in Peace, GM Matulović.
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  Natalia Pogonina: RIP...
Oct-11-13  Nina Myers: Gawd's final <j’adoube>
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  twinlark: RIP GM Matulovic.
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  wordfunph: GM, rest in peace..
Oct-19-13  monopole2313: Memory eternal.
Oct-19-13  The Last Straw: RIP GM Matulovic. What a pity.
Oct-22-13  Nina Myers:
Nov-06-13  Eastfrisian: RIP GM Matulovic.
Feb-01-14  Granny O Doul: Aside from his "J'adoubovic" nickname, the book "Yugoslav Chess Triumphs" said he was also known as "Dr. Marinelli". Does anyone know what that is about?
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  perfidious: <FSR: <brankat> When hell freezes over.>

As <that> has recently happened, is an application by USCF imminent, in the name of a certain player from the Gulf Coast, for the GM title?

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Milan Matulovic.
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  FSR: <perfidious> Judging by the date of your comment, you must have been referring to this story:
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  Hans Kastorp: <Granny O Doul> Matulovic took nickname Mario Marinelli in order to avoid to be confused in media with his collegue Aleksandar Matanovic.
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