Number of games in database: 191
Years covered: 1948 to 1970
Overall record: +39 -86 =66 (37.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic, 1951 0-1
Ivkov vs Udovcic, 1961 1/2-1/2
Udovcic vs Najdorf, 1961 1/2-1/2
Udovcic vs Pachman, 1961 1/2-1/2
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| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 191
|1. Udovcic vs D Andric
||YUG-ch||A08 King's Indian Attack|
|2. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch||C49 Four Knights|
|3. Udovcic vs Gligoric
|4. D Djaja vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|5. M Longer vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 7th||E65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O|
|6. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 7th||C41 Philidor Defense|
|7. Udovcic vs Gligoric
||YUG-ch 7th||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|8. A Fuderer vs Udovcic
||Sarajevo||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|9. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 6th||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|10. Gligoric vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 6th||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|11. Udovcic vs P Trifunovic
||Belgrade||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|12. Udovcic vs B Tot
||YUG-ch 7th||D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|13. Udovcic vs Puc
||YUG Ch 6th||E26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch|
|14. A Fuderer vs Udovcic
|15. D Andric vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 7th||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|16. B Kostic vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 6th||A02 Bird's Opening|
|17. Udovcic vs D Andric
||YUG-ch 6th||E09 Catalan, Closed|
|18. Udovcic vs Bogoljubov
||Belgrade||A06 Reti Opening|
|19. Udovcic vs R Toran Albero
||Zuerich LB||E43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation|
|20. D Andric vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch||C43 Petrov, Modern Attack|
|21. D Andric vs Udovcic
||Belgrade||E70 King's Indian|
|22. D Djaja vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch||C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|23. Udovcic vs Gligoric
||YUG-ch||E03 Catalan, Open|
|24. Gruenfeld vs Udovcic
||Belgrade||E64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System|
|25. Udovcic vs Wade
||Opatija||E64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System|
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 191
|Jun-01-04|| ||unsound: The first Croatian grandmaster. He seems to have had the pleasure of losing to every great player of his era (hence the winning percentage). One of his losses to Korchnoi is a doozy: Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 |
|Dec-29-04|| ||nikolaas: According to chessbase he's from the former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia and not from croatia. |
|Dec-29-04|| ||Benzol: Mijo Udovcic
Born 11th September 1920 in Stara Josava
An IM in 1952 and a GM in 1957 he was Yugoslav Champion in 1963.
|Aug-02-05|| ||RSD770: The story about him goes that he once agreed to play a blindfold simul. on ten boards in small village in Yugoslavia.
Being white he made several different opening moves so as to differentiate in his mind quickly between games.
He was quite suprised when all 10 of his opponents played b6.
He made various second moves, to which 5 of his opponents played b7, and 5 of them a6.
In growing consternation he played radically different 3rd moves (so as to remember which game was which).
Now, those who had played b7 now played a6, and those who had played a6 played c8.
Udovcic was now completely befuddled.
He excused himself to use the bathroom, climbed out the window, and sped back to Zagreb.
|Aug-02-05|| ||aw1988: It was obviously organized, though still funny.|
|Aug-07-07|| ||brankat: <According to chessbase he's from the former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia and not from Croatia.>|
The name of his birthplace may be either Croatian, or Serbian or Macedonian. could be in Montenegro, or Bosnia, too.
But his name, therefore the nationality, is definitely Croatian. And he lived (and played Chess) almost all of his life in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. I happen to know this because I had lived in Zagreb at the same time, and had met Mr.Udovcic many times.
Not that any of this matters, just to have the record straight.
|Aug-07-07|| ||BIDMONFA: Mijo Udovcic|
|Aug-07-07|| ||TheAlchemist: Stara Jošava is a village in Slavonia (Slavonija), Croatia, near the town of Orahovica:|
There was a chess club named after Udovčić there as well:
|Aug-09-07|| ||brankat: <TheAlchemist> Thank You for the links. The information there reminded me of how much I have forgotten :-)|
|Sep-11-08|| ||jovack: funny how you can find the serb/cro users by visiting serb/cro players pages|
|May-13-09|| ||returnoftheking: Is this the same player?:
|Sep-11-09|| ||whiteshark: Mijo Udovcic
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