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Matulovic 
 
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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (382) 
    B42 B91 B81 B44 B33
 Ruy Lopez (208) 
    C88 C92 C81 C84 C67
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (130) 
    C88 C92 C84 C94 C96
 French Defense (107) 
    C09 C06 C18 C07 C05
 Caro-Kann (70) 
    B19 B15 B17 B16 B18
 Sicilian Najdorf (70) 
    B91 B99 B96 B97 B98
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (317) 
    B47 B48 B49 B31 B22
 Sicilian Taimanov (163) 
    B47 B48 B49 B45
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (75) 
    D25 D20 D22 D23 D24
 English, 1 c4 c5 (60) 
    A36 A37 A30 A33 A32
 Modern Benoni (51) 
    A65 A79 A56 A62 A76
 King's Indian (45) 
    E90 E74 E64 E61 E70
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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 A Tsvetkov, 1965 1-0
   Matulovic vs Fischer, 1958 1-0
   Matulovic vs Botvinnik, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Matulovic vs V Sokolov, 1953 1-0
   Podzielny vs Matulovic, 1977 0-1
   Fischer vs Matulovic, 1970 1/2-1/2

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
   1968 Vinkovci by TheFocus
   Smith-Morra Gambit games by vasileios

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MILAN MATULOVIC
(born Jun-10-1935, died Oct-09-2013, 78 years old) Yugoslavia (citizen of Serbia)

[what is this?]
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) http://www.chessdom.com/in-memoriam...


 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. Matulovic vs G Del Pezzo 1-020 1954 SirmioneB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
4. A Fuderer vs Matulovic  1-028 1954 Team YUG-chA16 English
5. Matulovic vs Udovcic  1-080 1955 YUG-chC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Matulovic vs Z Vospernik 1-053 1955 YUG-chB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
7. M Bertok vs Matulovic  0-153 1955 YUG-chB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
8. Matulovic vs E Rinder  ½-½42 1955 Zagreb-BC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. R Bogdanovic vs Matulovic  0-161 1955 YUG-chB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
10. L Segi vs Matulovic  0-143 1955 YUG-chB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
11. N Karaklajic vs Matulovic  1-036 1955 YUG-chB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
12. Matulovic vs M Trajkovic  ½-½24 1955 YUG-chC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Matulovic vs E Bhend  0-135 1955 Zagreb-BB15 Caro-Kann
14. Gligoric vs Matulovic  1-052 1955 YUG-chE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
15. Matulovic vs B Djurasevic  ½-½32 1955 YUG-chC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
16. D Suboticanec vs Matulovic  1-052 1955 Zagreb-BB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
17. A Lukic vs Matulovic  ½-½11 1955 YUG-chB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
18. Larsen vs Matulovic 0-160 1955 Zagreb-BE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
19. Matulovic vs B Milic  ½-½46 1955 YUG-chB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
20. Puc vs Matulovic  ½-½18 1955 YUG-chE70 King's Indian
21. Matulovic vs A Zaradic 1-036 1955 Zagreb-BC13 French
22. B Rabar vs Matulovic  ½-½12 1955 YUG-chE74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
23. Durgo vs Matulovic  0-121 1955 Zagreb-BC47 Four Knights
24. Matulovic vs Ivkov  ½-½21 1955 Novi SadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. A Matanovic vs Matulovic  1-043 1955 YUG-chB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
 page 1 of 73; games 1-25 of 1,821  PGN Download
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

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

-- Fenton

Jan-02-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: I would take that with a grain (at least) of salt :-)
Jun-10-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday!
Jun-10-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Surely the most beloved of all GMs.
Jun-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: <FSR> With a possible exception of a future GM from Florida :-)
Jun-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <brankat> When hell freezes over. :-)
Jun-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  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:
http://www.chessdom.com/in-memoriam...

Oct-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: RIP GM Matulovic.
Oct-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Rest in Peace, GM Matulović.
Oct-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Natalia Pogonina: RIP...
Oct-11-13  Nina Myers: Gawd's final <j’adoube>
Oct-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: RIP GM Matulovic.
Oct-19-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: GM, rest in peace..
Oct-19-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  monopole2313: Memory eternal.
Oct-19-13  The Last Straw: RIP GM Matulovic. What a pity.
Oct-22-13  Nina Myers: http://breakbrunch.com/lol/12064
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?
Feb-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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