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B Lalic 
Bogdan Lalic
Number of games in database: 639
Years covered: 1983 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2425 (2550 rapid, 2501 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2590
Overall record: +208 -55 =338 (62.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      38 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (36) 
    E97 E92 E81 E94 E60
 Queen's Gambit Declined (26) 
    D30 D37 D35 D31 D36
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A40 E00 A41 D02 A46
 Slav (22) 
    D17 D10 D15 D14 D13
 Modern Benoni (21) 
    A57 A70 A59 A56 A61
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E15 E12 E17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (55) 
    B22 B30 B90 B42 B93
 Grunfeld (25) 
    D85 D97 D76 D90 D94
 French Defense (25) 
    C01 C11 C18 C02 C09
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C77 C67 C91 C88 C65
 English (18) 
    A15 A13 A10 A17 A11
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D02 A40 A45 E10 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Lalic vs V Kovacevic, 1995 1-0
   R Willmoth vs B Lalic, 2001 0-1
   B Lalic vs E Kengis, 1997 1-0
   B Lalic vs J C Hannet, 1998 1-0
   C Theocharides vs B Lalic, 2003 0-1
   B Lalic vs Y Zherebukh, 2012 1-0
   B Lalic vs A Summerscale, 1999 1-0
   B Lalic vs L Trent, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   XV Carlos Torre (2002)
   British Championship (2008)
   Bunratty Masters (2014)
   British Championship (2006)
   Hastings Chess Congress (2007)
   83rd Hastings Chess Congress (2008)
   100th British Championship (2013)
   Hastings Chess Congress (2006)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   Gibraltar Masters (2004)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   Cappelle la Grande (2009)
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)

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(born Mar-08-1964, 52 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Croatia)

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Bogdan Lalic was awarded the GM title in 1988. He was 1st= at Pleven 1987, 1st= at Sarajevo 1988 and outright 1st at the 17th Cesenatico Open in Italy. Although registered with the Croatian Federation he is now playing in England.

He was married to Susan Arkell Lalic but is now divorced. Together they have a son Peter D Lalic, born 1994.

Wikipedia article: Bogdan Lali%C4%87

 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 639  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Marjanovic vs B Lalic  1-045 1983 Ch YugoslaviaC05 French, Tarrasch
2. B Lalic vs Tringov  0-136 1985 Varna 24thA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
3. Velimirovic vs B Lalic  ½-½31 1985 Bosna GM TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
4. Kurajica vs B Lalic  1-055 1985 Bosna GM TournamentA40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Z Kozul vs B Lalic  ½-½8 1985 Bosna GM TournamentD97 Grunfeld, Russian
6. B Lalic vs J Grigorov  ½-½12 1985 VarnaA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
7. B Lalic vs Sax  1-045 1985 Bosna GM TournamentA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
8. B Lalic vs J Nogueiras  ½-½11 1985 Bosna GM TournamentE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Ribli vs B Lalic  ½-½48 1985 Bosna GM TournamentA15 English
10. B Lalic vs Marjanovic  1-022 1985 Bosnia & HerzegovinaE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. Mikhalchishin vs B Lalic  1-033 1985 Bosna GM TournamentD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
12. B Lalic vs Chandler  ½-½14 1985 Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
13. B Lalic vs P Popovic  ½-½41 1985 Bosna GM TournamentE01 Catalan, Closed
14. Kiril D Georgiev vs B Lalic  1-042 1985 Bosna GM TournamentD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
15. B Lalic vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½23 1985 Bosnia & HerzegovinaE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
16. Lputian vs B Lalic  1-050 1985 Bosna GM TournamentD85 Grunfeld
17. B Lalic vs Drasko  ½-½14 1985 Bosna GM TournamentD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
18. E Dizdarevic vs B Lalic  ½-½19 1985 Bosna GM TournamentA15 English
19. Bareev vs B Lalic  1-041 1987 SochiE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
20. V Tukmakov vs B Lalic  ½-½50 1987 SochiD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
21. S Smagin vs B Lalic  0-160 1987 ZenicaC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
22. B Lalic vs Velimirovic  ½-½60 1987 ZenicaA56 Benoni Defense
23. B Lalic vs Marjanovic  ½-½47 1987 Zenica (Bosnia & Herzegovina)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Lputian vs B Lalic  1-031 1987 SochiD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
25. Razuvaev vs B Lalic  ½-½27 1987 SochiD89 Grunfeld
 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 639  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-20-05  WTHarvey: Lalic was originally a Yugoslav GM. FIDE says he now plays for England. has him peaking at #90 in the world in 1997.

Here are critical positions from some of his games not shown here:

Mar-08-06  BIDMONFA: Bogdan Lalic

LALIC, Bogdan

Mar-08-06  alicefujimori: I quite liked Lalic's, "The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player." It demonstrated some of the themes and ideas behind many Grunfeld lines quite well. Especially when there aren't that many Grunfeld books out there.
Jun-02-08  stanleys: My game against GM Lalic in a rapid tournament last month:

Lalic (2514) - stanleys (2240)

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.d4 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 Na6 8.0-0 Ng4 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bc1 Kh8 11.a3 c6 12.b4 Nc7 13.Ra2 f5 14.h3 ed4 15.Nxd4 Nh6 16.ef5 Nxf5 17.Nxf5 Bxf5 18.Bb2 Qg5 19.Qc1 Qh4 20.Nd1 Rae8 21.Bxg7+ Kxg7 22.Qc3+ Qf6 23.Qxf6+ Kxf6 24.Ne3 Be6 25.Rd2 d5 26.cd5 Nxd5 1/2 - 1/2

Mar-08-09  brankat: Happy Birthday Bogdan!
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  wordfunph: excerpt from the book Smart Chip from St. Petersburg by GM Genna Sosonko..

In one of the rounds of the Leningrad Spartakiad of 1967 I was playing on the board next to Chepukaitis. During his game with Ruban, Chip kept going out to the foyer to smoke and talk with friends, coming back to the hall only to quickly make his next move. I think that if he'd had the chance to play in American tournaments, where events with classical, rapid and blitz time-controls are often held at the same time, he would have run from hall to hall, playing a few games simultaneously, as, for example, the British grandmaster Bogdan Lalic does.


Mar-08-12  brankat: <..he would have run from hall to hall, playing a few games simultaneously, as, for example, the British grandmaster Bogdan Lalic does.> That's funny.

Happy Birthday GM Lalic!

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday POTD.
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  MarkFinan: I've just called this guy "A fine British player!", and even though his name's hardly typically English, it says above he's Croatian! I can assure the owners of this site he's English and plays in leagues and tournaments over here. He's a British citizen, I should say.


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