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Ljubojevic 
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Ljubomir Ljubojevic
Number of games in database: 1,987
Years covered: 1966 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2571 (2602 rapid, 2589 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2635
Overall record: +525 -344 =861 (55.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      257 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (270) 
    B44 B81 B33 B32 B96
 Ruy Lopez (135) 
    C92 C95 C82 C90 C84
 French Defense (89) 
    C00 C07 C09 C18 C16
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (81) 
    C92 C95 C90 C84 C96
 Caro-Kann (80) 
    B10 B14 B11 B19 B12
 Sicilian Najdorf (46) 
    B96 B97 B92 B99 B98
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (268) 
    B90 B92 B93 B51 B47
 Sicilian Najdorf (96) 
    B90 B92 B93 B96 B97
 Queen's Indian (83) 
    E12 E15 E16 E14 E17
 Queen's Pawn Game (63) 
    E00 A46 E10 A40 D02
 Nimzo Indian (54) 
    E32 E55 E20 E58 E42
 English, 1 c4 c5 (54) 
    A30 A34 A31 A33 A35
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ljubojevic vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 1-0
   Ljubojevic vs J Durao, 1974 1-0
   Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 0-1
   Tarjan vs Ljubojevic, 1969 0-1
   Ljubojevic vs Korchnoi, 1985 1-0
   Ljubojevic vs Miles, 1986 1-0
   Ljubojevic vs Gulko, 1989 1-0
   Ljubojevic vs Tringov, 1982 1-0
   S Marangunic vs Ljubojevic, 1970 0-1
   Uhlmann vs Ljubojevic, 1975 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Buenos Aires (Konex) (1979)
   Teesside (1972)
   Manila (1973)
   Palma de Mallorca (1971)
   2nd AVRO (1973)
   Milan (1975)
   Montreal (1979)
   Bugojno (1978)
   IBM Amsterdam (1972)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   Brussels World Cup (1988)
   Palma de Mallorca (1972)
   Madrid (1973)
   Petropolis Interzonal (1973)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Melody Amber 1992 (Rapid DRR) by amadeus
   Milan 1975 by suenteus po 147
   Melody Amber 1993 by amadeus
   Montreal 1979 by suenteus po 147
   Brussels Blitz 1987 by KingG
   Szirak Interzonal 1987 by zanzibar

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LJUBOMIR LJUBOJEVIC
(born Nov-02-1950, 64 years old) Yugoslavia (citizen of Serbia)
PRONUNCIATION:
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Ljubomir Ljubojevic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He was awarded the IM title in 1970 and the GM title in 1971. He placed first in the Canadian Open of 1974. He was Yugoslav Champion in 1977 (jointly) and 1982.

By the early 1980's he was ranked third in the Elo rating list but he never succeeded in reaching the Candidates stage of the World Championship. This was partly due to unsteadiness and opening experimentation. On his day he was dangerous to anyone but a lack of consistency prevented him from making an impact on world championship cycles. He did achieve a number of strong tournament victories, including Linares 1985 (shared with Robert Huebner), Brussels 1987 (shared with Garry Kasparov), Belgrade 1987, Barcelona 1989, and Melody-Amber 1993.

Wikipedia article: Ljubomir Ljubojevi%C4%87


 page 1 of 80; games 1-25 of 1,987  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Neri vs Ljubojevic  ½-½38 1966 Venice ttC18 French, Winawer
2. F Arni vs Ljubojevic  0-146 1966 Venice ttA15 English
3. Ljubojevic vs A Rosino  0-133 1966 Venice ttC22 Center Game
4. M Vujovic vs Ljubojevic  1-055 1966 Venice ttC18 French, Winawer
5. Ljubojevic vs G Grozdanic  0-146 1966 Venice ttB27 Sicilian
6. Ljubojevic vs S Barbulovic  0-150 1966 Venice ttB40 Sicilian
7. G Timoshchenko vs Ljubojevic  0-161 1969 URS-JUG m U18B56 Sicilian
8. Ljubojevic vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½17 1969 WchT U26 fin-A 16thC44 King's Pawn Game
9. J Aijala vs Ljubojevic 0-124 1969 Dresden WchT stB56 Sicilian
10. Ljubojevic vs H Messing  1-028 1969 YUG-ch 24thC44 King's Pawn Game
11. Ljubojevic vs T Rakic 1-027 1969 JugoslavienB06 Robatsch
12. Ljubojevic vs A Planinc 0-139 1969 YUG-ch 24thB01 Scandinavian
13. Ljubojevic vs M Bertok  1-045 1969 YUG-ch 24thB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
14. Ljubojevic vs V Jakovljevski  1-023 1969 JugoslavienB03 Alekhine's Defense
15. R G Eales vs Ljubojevic  0-141 1969 European Junior ChA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
16. B Ivanovic vs Ljubojevic  ½-½42 1969 YUG-ch 24thB06 Robatsch
17. R Djordjevic vs Ljubojevic 0-152 1969 JugoslavienA02 Bird's Opening
18. Tarjan vs Ljubojevic 0-127 1969 WchT U26 fin-A 16thB57 Sicilian
19. B Jacobsen vs Ljubojevic 0-120 1970 Nederland 9/177A00 Uncommon Opening
20. Ljubojevic vs R Milovanovic  ½-½29 1970 CacakB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
21. Ljubojevic vs A Planinc 1-040 1970 SarajevoC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
22. Quinteros vs Ljubojevic  1-042 1970 JugoslavienA04 Reti Opening
23. Ghizdavu vs Ljubojevic  0-133 1970 BucharestB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
24. Ljubojevic vs K Miklos  1-033 1970 SarajevoC44 King's Pawn Game
25. A Planinc vs Ljubojevic 0-119 1970 JugoslavienB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
 page 1 of 80; games 1-25 of 1,987  PGN Download
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Jan-01-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Costa del Sol 1971: During his game with Ciocaltea, Lubomir Ljubojevic debated with the tournament director claiming that he could castle even though he had moved his King, since it had been returned to its original square!

i was looking for that game here in CG but nada..

Jun-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  grasser: Well at least I know what his left ear looks like. :)
Jul-28-11  brankat: Probably the same as the right one.
Oct-16-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: finally a Ljubojevic book..

http://www.ebay.ph/itm/Ljubomir-Lju...

..by Milan Bjelajac

Oct-21-11  brankat: <wordfunph> It may make a nice addition to Your modest little collection :-)
Nov-02-11  brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday Ljubo!
Nov-02-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  talisman: happy birthday Ljubo! (tell Mrs. to take the tags off the pants). :)
Nov-02-11  bronkenstein: Happy birthday to mr <No. I'm not interested> (being a world champ that is) =)
Nov-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: The famous Serbian grandmaster Ljubomir Ljubojevic in 1997 interview expressed the following view:

< "Fischer is a man ahed of his time and his ideas are road markings for the 21st century. Fischer's proposal of changing the starting positions of the pieces, making more room for CREATIVITY, is the only way that the human race can retain its vitality in the face of inevitable technological progress. Like his chess clock, which is used more and more, his idea of a chess game will be accepted - whether in twenty or fifty years is immaterial." >

Nov-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Ljubomir Ljubojevic:

< "My generation ( Karpov, Timman, Miles.. ) fought at the chessboard - nowadays that job is being done by home analysis.

The changes in chess concern the perfection of computers and the breakthrough of high technology.

Under this influence the game is losing its charm and reducing more and more the number of creative players.

Before, one played on intuition, feeling; now, TECHNIQUE, especially at the highest level, is more important." >

There's some truth in it. /ws

Nov-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Ljubomir Ljubojevic:

<" The ancient game is EXHAUSTED, computers have put an end to imagination, there will be no more creativity, PRE-PLANNED moves are being made on the chessboards. " >

Nov-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Ljubomir Ljubojevic:

< "I do not think that Kasparov's defeat with Deep Blus is so vital. He lost to Deep Blue because he entered into a fight against a very powerful machine which had not been used like this before. Chess is a mathematically limited game and that automatically gives an advantage to the computer. Quite simply, I think that the game of chess has been EXHAUSTED and that it is near its end." >

Nov-15-11  bronkenstein: <...exhausted...something something...exhausted...> sounds like that good old Capablanco-Grischukian tune.
Nov-16-11  brankat: Re: a recently published book about Lj.Ljubojevic. The link was posted here a month ago. This in case You guys have missed it:

http://www.ebay.ph/itm/Ljubomir-Lju...

Dec-20-11  brankat: Wishing You a very happy Holiday season!
Nov-02-12  zev22407: A great creative playe.
Nov-02-12  midknightblue: happy birthday GM LJUBOJEVIC. One of the great contributors to the hedgehog.
Nov-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  talisman: happy birthday L.L.
Jun-30-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: On Ljubojevic, from a post at Wesley So:

<GM Ljubomir Ljubojevic is fluent in several languages and is capable of talking at an amazing speed in all of them so much so that he has acquired the nickname "Motormouth". Having a post-portem with Ljubojevic is usually great fun; he will try to defend any position, no matter how bad, saying over and over "It's not so simple". If you find a nice tactic, he will remark, "You're very trickful". Late news has it that Ljubo no longer says "trickful". The other players had carefully avoided correcting him for years, but some spoilsport must have told Ljubo that the word is "tricky".>

This excerpt originated from John Nunn's Best Games, in the annotations to Ljubojevic vs Nunn, 1987.

Jul-08-13  LIFE Master AJ: http://www.tatasteelchess.com/news/...

Found the above piece on the 'net on "LUBO" ... thought I would share it.

Jul-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Ljubojevic's impressions about the influence of computers on chess.

"In terms of openings, chess has developed a lot. But, it is my impression that the middlegame and endgame are still an Achilles’ heel of professionals. This begs the question:

<Has the quality of those game phases stagnated because people got used to relying on computer knowledge?

Or could this be because people get tired faster than before, because they spend less time on exercising their mental skills leaving that to technology?>

In the period when chess relied on personal analyses and when it was difficult to find the information about the latest games played in tournaments worldwide, we depended on how fast we could get these pieces of information. That's why we would analyse for days, sometimes even for months, to be sure if some line is playable or not."

http://belgrade2013.org/index.php/e...

Jul-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I always think of him as a more scientific and better version of Velimirovic.
Nov-02-13  Penguincw: Happy 53rd birthday to GM <Ljubomir Ljubojevic>.
Nov-02-13  chesswar1000: happy birthday Ljubojevic!
Nov-02-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  DrNyet: This would be his *63rd* birthday according to the date of birth given in the bio. :)
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