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|May-30-05|| ||TheAlchemist: <Hidden Skillz> Well, sorry. I wasn't trying to excuse their behavior, just explain it. I condemn it as much as you do.|
|May-30-05|| ||Honza Cervenka: <the killing of arch duke ferdinand wasnt a random incident> Yes, it wasn't. It was a consequence of Austria's occupation (1878) and anexation (1908) of Bosnia and Herzegovina. But Young Bosnia (it had nothing to do with the Black Hand, whatever Austro-Hungarian propaganda in the past and Croatian or Bosnian Muslim propaganda today are suggesting) was not an exclusive Serb organisation. Or Muhamed Mehmedbasic was a Serb? And Serbs were not the only people who resisted the occupation. For example, remember Hadzi Loja's uprising.|
|May-30-05|| ||Hidden Skillz: ur right honza.. it wasnt exclusive but it was a big majority in their favor.. its not hard to see tho what the plan was (big serbia).. 80 yrs later milosevic trid the same.. but i myself think if the aus-hung empire was untouched everybody would have had a good future in yugoslavia..|
|Sep-18-05|| ||bomb the bishop: weird, Matulovic employs the same opening repertoir which I use.. I have to start analyzing more of his games..|
|Jan-18-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Milan Matulovic|
|Jun-13-06|| ||OhioChessFan: I'm surprised such a relatively minor player has such a large number of games on the site. Is there any particular reason why?|
|Jun-14-06|| ||MrSifter: He is not a minor player in any fashion; he represented the world in the great 1970 USSR-World match facing Mikhail Botvinnik.|
|Jun-15-06|| ||brankat: His career has spanned more than 50 years, so there is a large number of games in the database. Participated in Interzonals 1967, '70, '73. In '67 came very close to qualifying for the Candidates tournament.|
|May-08-07|| ||dark dario: Also there were situations in tourmantes where Matulovic adoujerd games with queen less than his opponnent. Very sad for player of this strenght.|
|Jun-10-07|| ||Caissanist: <I'm surprised such a relatively minor player has such a large number of games on the site. Is there any particular reason why?> When you look at ChessGames.com Statistics Page for players with the most games in the database, a disproportionate number are from the former Czechoslovakia and the former Yugoslavia. What this probably means is that we have at least one Czechoslovakian (perhaps Honza) and at least one Yugoslav (Alchemist?) who was willing and able to do the hard work to get the correct scores of those games compiled and uploaded. I would hope that they got some kind of reward--a free premium membership or something--because they've helped make this a much better site.|
|Aug-16-07|| ||brankat: There is another reason for a "disproportionately" large number of games by many players from Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. Aside from USSR (Russia) Chess has been more popular in the 2 countries than anywhere else. Which meant, especially in case of Yugoslavia, a large number of tournaments.|
I remember that during the '60s and '70 there were tourneys going on year round, often a few taking place at the same time in different cities.
|Sep-26-08|| ||johnfagg: I feel that I've stumbled into the political forum! Tito was a splendid "strong man" - when Stalin sent yet another assassin to him he sent him back and told Stalin to stop doing it - otherwise there would be one for him... Stalin took the hint. Tito's leadership in the war was exemplary - he always took care of the partisan wounded...What do we do nowadays...? Gligoric also comes into the tales...|
In a recent book a Sarojevoian taxi driver was asked about a memorial to Princeps. "Princeps..." he grumbled. "If it wasn't for him we'd still be Austrians!"
Matulovic was a very competent tactician. I've always enjoyed his games.
|Nov-08-08|| ||brankat: <johnfagg> <In a recent book a Sarojevoian taxi driver was asked about a memorial to Princeps. "Princeps..." he grumbled. "If it wasn't for him we'd still be Austrians!">|
The taxi driver was obviously exaggerating. The Austro-Hungarian Empire would have fallen apart anyway, The assassination of the Archduke and the ensuing WWI just helped speed up the process.
Btw, it is not "Princeps", but "Princip", Gavrilo Princip.
|Mar-19-09|| ||whiteshark: "One of the participants [of Sen WC 1995] was Matulovic. In his prime, he was the symbol of all that was bad in chess. He would take back moves after making them, he was buying and selling games, and in generell used all the dirty tricks in the book. Everybody knew his nickname <J'adoubovic>..."|
Hans Ree in 'The human Comedy of Chess'
|Mar-02-10|| ||Troller: In a recent interview, Larsen is asked if he has had any personal problems with other top players to which he answers something like: <"No, not really...Matulovic, but he was insane of course...">|
|Mar-17-10|| ||wordfunph: When Yugoslav GM Milan Matulovic was asked by an amateur why he didn't make the obvious simplification into a winning king and pawn endgame he replied, "I haven't studied
|Jun-10-10|| ||wordfunph: In his later years, GM Milan Matulovic still was applying his tricks, setting his clock back when he had overstepped the time limit and setting his opponent's clock ahead to make up for the lost time. It was not for the money, just cheating for the fun of it.|
happy birthday Milan!
|Jun-10-10|| ||mike1: I dont know him and never played any
tournament with him either. But I can say that I played a lot of tournaments with players from Yugoslavia (yes, at that time it was)
attending. Many of them were not educated; others were highly qualified. All of them were not able to make a living at their place.
After I saw some GMs (ok, not the superstars) sleeing on park benches
because they could not pay even the cheapest accomodation I knew that becoming a chess pro was certainly not
my thing (even though a lot of other
youn guns did precisely that!). Talking about the beginning-mid 80s.
|Jun-10-10|| ||KokeFischer: Hello:
I got puzzled by the position shown in the photo of Matulovic's biography...
May you help me the original game where the position was played, please?
Thanks and regards, JG
|Jun-10-10|| ||theodor: dear friends, I always like to do a comparison betwin history (politics) and a chessgame position, in which you dont see one or two pieces: that means - you cannot evaluate any position, without knowing every detail! I saw a movie a coupple of years ago, concerning the mid ninties in the former yougoslavia; an european unity of a douzain of cuirassed vehicules, supposed to deffend the local population, faces a situation, in which some 300 people are hyding in a cave, fearing a struggle
; the commanding oficer orders to let in the vehicules the refuges, then phones to the superiors reporting what's going on: the answer is astonishing!: ''withdraw immediatly, and let the refuges on the spot''! they execute the order and, after few hours, passing bay the spot, they see 300 corps, brutally assasinated! I let you the comment!|
|Jun-10-10|| ||tpstar: <KokeFischer> That position looks like it came from the French Defense, Fort Knox Variation (1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3/Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bd7) with Black's lsb ending up on c6:|
click for larger view
Of course the first rank is a complete guess. =)
Matulovic only has one Fort Knox game here = D Ciric vs Matulovic, 1968 and he always met 3. Nc3 with 3 ... Bb4 instead of 3 ... dxe4. Therefore the picture is likely from a recent event (our age of digitized photography) where the specific game is not in our database.
|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? http://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?ev... shows his FIDE rating in 2001 at 2420, as per the picture.|
|Jun-13-10|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
" A man that will take back a move at chess will pick a pocket. "
|Jan-02-11|| ||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 :-)|
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