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Josip Rukavina
Number of games in database: 257
Years covered: 1971 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2405
Highest rating achieved in database: 2480
Overall record: +67 -72 =118 (49.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 English (25) 
    A15 A13 A14 A10 A17
 Reti System (15) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian (10) 
    E66 E60 E64 E62 E70
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A20 A26 A22 A25
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A36 A30 A38 A32 A35
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 A40 D02 A46
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (25) 
    B09 B08 B07
 Robatsch (24) 
    B06
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A41 A40
 King's Indian (10) 
    E62 E91 E94 E76
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C95 C94 C79 C93 C91
 Philidor's Defense (7) 
    C41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Rukavina vs Korchnoi, 1973 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Pula Open (2003)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   21st World Seniors Championship (2011)

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JOSIP RUKAVINA
(born Oct-29-1942) Yugoslavia (citizen of Croatia)

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International Master and FIDE Trainer.

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 257  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Rukavina vs Bronstein  0-130 1971 SarajevoE15 Queen's Indian
2. M Bobotsov vs J Rukavina  1-037 1971 SarajevoE91 King's Indian
3. Matulovic vs J Rukavina  0-157 1971 SarajevoB08 Pirc, Classical
4. H Messing vs J Rukavina  1-056 1971 SarajevoB06 Robatsch
5. Minev vs J Rukavina  1-041 1971 Sarajevo 14thB06 Robatsch
6. J Rukavina vs R Hartoch  ½-½16 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A04 Reti Opening
7. Tseshkovsky vs J Rukavina  0-139 1972 YUG-URSC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. J Rukavina vs Kurajica  ½-½22 1972 JUG-chD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
9. Velimirovic vs J Rukavina  1-037 1972 Parcetic mem 5thC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
10. Ivkov vs J Rukavina  ½-½26 1972 UmagC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
11. J Rukavina vs Matulovic  ½-½49 1972 Parcetic mem 5thE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
12. Velimirovic vs J Rukavina  0-143 1972 YUG-chB06 Robatsch
13. J Rukavina vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½31 1972 YUG-URSE17 Queen's Indian
14. Ljubojevic vs J Rukavina  ½-½38 1972 UmagB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
15. J Rukavina vs Smejkal  ½-½76 1972 Vrnjacka Banja ztA15 English
16. J Rukavina vs Matulovic  1-041 1972 YUG-chA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
17. J Rukavina vs N Skalkotas  1-041 1972 ?A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
18. J Rukavina vs Tseshkovsky  1-038 1972 YUG-URSE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
19. J Rukavina vs A Planinc  ½-½18 1972 YUG-chA04 Reti Opening
20. Adorjan vs J Rukavina  ½-½31 1972 Vrnjachka Banja (Yugoslavia)B19 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. J Rukavina vs Beliavsky  ½-½28 1972 SomborA04 Reti Opening
22. Tseshkovsky vs J Rukavina  ½-½43 1972 YUG-URSC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. J Rukavina vs Adorjan  1-040 1972 Ch YugoslaviaB06 Robatsch
24. J Rukavina vs Karpov 0-149 1973 Leningrad InterzonalA17 English
25. J Rukavina vs Uhlmann  ½-½41 1973 Leningrad InterzonalA26 English
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 257  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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.
Dec-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: IM Josip Rukavina, Croatia, born 29* October 1942. Now rated 2428, http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

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

Interzonal tourn. 1973:
http://www.worldchesslinks.net/ezdn...
http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/737...

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!): http://www.chess-results.com/tnr182...

Biography:
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josip_... (in Polish)

Pictures:
http://public.carnet.hr/sk-losinj/o... http://novine.novilist.hr/images/cl...

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 http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josip_...

Oct-29-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy birthday Josip!
Oct-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: And once again: Happy Birthday!
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