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Josip Rukavina
Number of games in database: 268
Years covered: 1971 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2384 (2417 rapid, 2315 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2480
Overall record: +71 -74 =123 (49.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-29-1942, 76 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Croatia)

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 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 268  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Messing vs J Rukavina  1-0561971SarajevoB07 Pirc
2. M Bobotsov vs J Rukavina  1-0371971SarajevoA56 Benoni Defense
3. J Rukavina vs Bronstein  0-1301971SarajevoE15 Queen's Indian
4. Matulovic vs J Rukavina  0-1571971SarajevoB08 Pirc, Classical
5. N Minev vs J Rukavina  1-0411971SarajevoB06 Robatsch
6. J Rukavina vs Tseshkovsky  1-0381972YUG-URSA14 English
7. Tseshkovsky vs J Rukavina  ½-½431972YUG-URSC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Tseshkovsky vs J Rukavina  0-1391972YUG-URSC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. J Rukavina vs N Skalkotas  1-0411972?A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
10. Velimirovic vs J Rukavina  1-0371972Parcetic Memorial 5thC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
11. J Rukavina vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½311972YUG-URSE17 Queen's Indian
12. J Rukavina vs Beliavsky  ½-½281972Parcetic Memorial 5thA04 Reti Opening
13. Ljubojevic vs J Rukavina  ½-½381972YUG-chB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
14. J Rukavina vs Matulovic  1-0411972YUG-chA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
15. Ivkov vs J Rukavina  ½-½261972YUG-chC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
16. J Rukavina vs Kurajica  ½-½221972YUG-chD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
17. Velimirovic vs J Rukavina  0-1431972YUG-chB06 Robatsch
18. J Rukavina vs A Planinc  ½-½181972YUG-chA04 Reti Opening
19. J Rukavina vs Smejkal  ½-½761972Vrnjacka Banja ZonalA15 English
20. Adorjan vs J Rukavina  ½-½311972Vrnjacka Banja ZonalB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. J Rukavina vs N Skalkotas  ½-½5319724th Balkaniad (men)D74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
22. Ghitescu vs J Rukavina  1-05019724th Balkaniad (men)A77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
23. I Radulov vs J Rukavina  0-13719724th Balkaniad (men)C45 Scotch Game
24. J Rukavina vs S Bilyap  ½-½4119724th Balkaniad (men)A12 English with b3
25. J Rukavina vs R Hartoch  ½-½161972Chess Olympiad Final-AA04 Reti Opening
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Sep-16-08  Poisonpawns: Yugoslavian/Croatian IM Defeated Tal and Korchnoi in 1973 Interzonal tournament.Chessmetrics has him at 2591 in 1973 and he was #82 on 1973 ratings list.
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  Tabanus: IM Josip Rukavina, Croatia, born 29* October 1942. Now rated 2428,

IM in 1972. Chessmetrics (today): 2554 in 1972 (world no. 66).

Interzonal tourn. 1973:

Played in the olympiad 1972 (2nd reserve) and in Mitropa Cup 1978 (board 2). Co-winner of Biel Master Open 1980.

Placed 15th in World Senior Ch 2009, 120th in European Individual Ch 2009 (see who's no. 121!):

Biography: (in Polish)


Hort is also on his list. But not Spassky:

[Event "Chigorin Memorial"]
[Site "Sochi"]
[Date "1973.09.??"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Spassky, Boris V"]
[Black "Rukavina, Josip"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2660"]
[BlackElo "2460"]

1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.f4 O-O 6.Be3 c6 7.Bd3 a6 8.Nge2 b5 9.O-O Nbd7 10.Kh1 Rb8 11.b3 e5 12.Rc1 Re8 13.d5 cxd5 14.cxd5 Nh5 15.Qd2 Nc5 16.Bb1 Bd7 17.g4 Nf6 18.Ng3 Qa5 19.g5 Nh5 20.Nxh5 gxh5 21.Qf2 Rbc8 22.Ne2 Qa3 23.Ng3 Rc7 24.Nxh5 Rec8 25.Qh4 Kh8 26.Nxg7 1-0

*I assume 29, not 27 as in

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  brankat: Happy birthday Josip!
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  brankat: And once again: Happy Birthday!
Oct-29-15  BIDMONFA: Josip Rukavina


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