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Nikola Karaklajic
Number of games in database: 289
Years covered: 1949 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2303
Highest rating achieved in database: 2365

Overall record: +68 -71 =148 (49.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (50) 
    B44 B42 B76 B93 B56
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C78 C71 C84 C63 C77
 French Defense (12) 
    C01 C02 C05 C09 C03
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B93 B92 B90
 King's Indian (8) 
    E79 E81 E77 E78 E71
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C84 C85 C86 C90
With the Black pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E55 E54 E46 E59 E22
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C67 C77 C79 C82 C81
 Scandinavian (16) 
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D38 D39 D30 D31
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D46 D45 D47 D44
 English (6) 
    A13 A12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N Karaklajic vs A Fuderer, 1955 1-0
   Tal vs N Karaklajic, 1968 1/2-1/2
   N Karaklajic vs Robatsch, 1956 1-0
   N Karaklajic vs A Matanovic, 1968 1/2-1/2
   N Karaklajic vs Rellstab, 1956 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   21st Belgrade Trophy (2008)

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(born Feb-24-1926, died Dec-16-2008, 82 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)

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Nikola Karaklajic was born on the 24th of February 1926. He was awarded the IM title in 1955 and became Yugoslav Champion in the same year. In tournaments he was 1st at Laibach 1955 and 1st in the "Masters" section at Beverwijk Hoogovens 1967. The "Grandmasters" section was won by Boris Spassky.

Wikipedia article: Nikola Karaklajić

Gino Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967" pp.358-359

Jeremy Gaige, "Chess Personalia" p.204

Last updated: 2017-01-30 07:50:12

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 289  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Kostic vs N Karaklajic  0-1361949YUG-chB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
2. N Karaklajic vs Gligoric  0-1371949YUG-chC13 French
3. N Karaklajic vs B Tot  1-0511949YUG-chB10 Caro-Kann
4. N Karaklajic vs B Rabar  0-1401951YUG-ch 6thB07 Pirc
5. Janosevic vs N Karaklajic  1-0911951YUG-ch 6thC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
6. N Karaklajic vs Udovcic  ½-½701951YUG-ch 6thC42 Petrov Defense
7. Puc vs N Karaklajic  1-0531951YUG-ch 6thE20 Nimzo-Indian
8. N Karaklajic vs Kozomara  ½-½591951YUG-ch 6thC22 Center Game
9. D Andric vs N Karaklajic  0-1301951YUG-ch 6thE49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
10. N Karaklajic vs L Majstorovic  1-0301951YUG-ch 6thA28 English
11. B Simonovic vs N Karaklajic  ½-½641951YUG-ch 6thA06 Reti Opening
12. N Karaklajic vs S Nedeljkovic  ½-½601951YUG-ch 6thD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
13. A Fuderer vs N Karaklajic  ½-½601951YUG-ch 6thD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
14. N Karaklajic vs B Kostic  ½-½101951YUG-ch 6thC42 Petrov Defense
15. N Karaklajic vs Gligoric  ½-½231951YUG-ch 6thB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
16. M Bertok vs N Karaklajic  0-1531951YUG-ch 6thE10 Queen's Pawn Game
17. N Karaklajic vs A Matanovic  ½-½351951YUG-ch 6thB55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
18. M Vidmar Jr vs N Karaklajic  ½-½481951YUG-ch 6thD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
19. N Karaklajic vs P Trifunovic  ½-½341951YUG-ch 6thB30 Sicilian
20. B Milic vs N Karaklajic  ½-½351951YUG-ch 6thA03 Bird's Opening
21. P Trifunovic vs N Karaklajic  1-0361951YUG-ch 7thD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
22. D Andric vs N Karaklajic  ½-½341951YUG-ch 7thB01 Scandinavian
23. N Karaklajic vs M Longer  0-1451951YUG-ch 7thC52 Evans Gambit
24. Gligoric vs N Karaklajic  ½-½611951YUG-ch 7thD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
25. B Tot vs N Karaklajic  0-1361951YUG-ch 7thD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 289  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Robin01: Looks like Korchnoi gave him problems. However, he did get a draw against Tal.
Feb-03-06  John Abraham: At first I thought that this person was female, given the name.
Feb-04-06  chessmaster pro: <John Abraham> No, Nikola is a name common used for boys in Yugoslavia.Well atleast in those times i don't know if they still like to use that name in Yugoslavia.
Feb-24-06  BIDMONFA: Nikola Karaklajic


Dec-18-08  Parelius: I was very priveliged to meet this great gentleman in Obrenovac just recently , very sad to hear he has passed . Rest in peace Nikola .
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  SteinitzLives: Karaklajic had a fascinating opening repertoire, always willing to try different stuff!
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