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Dragan Paunovic
Number of games in database: 161
Years covered: 1976 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2449 (2410 rapid, 2431 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2556

Overall record: +43 -46 =58 (49.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (15) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English (15) 
    A15 A13 A10 A14 A17
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 A46 A40
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
    A37 A30 A39 A34
 King's Indian Attack (5) 
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A61 A57 A56
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B42 B47 B43 B40 B28
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B42 B43 B41
 King's Indian (10) 
    E91 E62 E71 E77 E94
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A41 A45
 Philidor's Defense (7) 
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B47 B46
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   A Strikovic vs Paunovic (Dec-30-15) 1-0
   D Popovic vs Paunovic (Aug-26-13) 1/2-1/2
   Paunovic vs I Solomunovic (Aug-25-13) 1-0
   Paunovic vs I Sarenac (Aug-24-13) 0-1
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs Paunovic (Dec-29-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-08-1961, died May-19-2016, 54 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)

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He was a Grandmaster.

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Last updated: 2017-11-08 05:43:31

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 161  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J M Hodgson vs Paunovic 1-0201976London vs Belgrade Telex MatchB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
2. Paunovic vs Matulovic  ½-½421983Vrnjacka BanjaA37 English, Symmetrical
3. W Schmidt vs Paunovic  1-0381983Vrnjacka BanjaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
4. Paunovic vs Jansa  0-1831983Vrnjacka BanjaD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. Marjanovic vs Paunovic  ½-½411983Vrnjacka BanjaB83 Sicilian
6. Paunovic vs Skembris  0-1591983Vrnjacka BanjaA56 Benoni Defense
7. Paunovic vs DeFirmian  1-0411983Vrnjacka BanjaA61 Benoni
8. B Ivanovic vs Paunovic 1-0211984Meudon op 1stB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
9. Plachetka vs Paunovic  1-0421985Vrnjacka BanjaA16 English
10. Paunovic vs Matulovic  ½-½151985Vrnjacka BanjaB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
11. Paunovic vs Gelfand  0-1531986It (cat.9)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. Psakhis vs Paunovic 1-0401986MinskB40 Sicilian
13. Joel Benjamin vs Paunovic  ½-½761986It (cat.7)E12 Queen's Indian
14. Balashov vs Paunovic  ½-½201986MinskB24 Sicilian, Closed
15. Kupreichik vs Paunovic  1-0541986MinskB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. Paunovic vs Khalifman  ½-½531986It (cat.9)E15 Queen's Indian
17. Jansa vs Paunovic  ½-½471987NamestovoB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
18. Joel Benjamin vs Paunovic  1-0371987New York op ,CBM 02E73 King's Indian
19. Paunovic vs Ftacnik  ½-½761987New York opA34 English, Symmetrical
20. Paunovic vs I Stohl  ½-½161987NamestovoA21 English
21. Ftacnik vs Paunovic  1-0571987Belgrade opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. Paunovic vs Silman  1-0691987It New YorkE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
23. Paunovic vs L Shamkovich  1-0421987New York OpenD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
24. Murey vs Paunovic  ½-½381987New York OpenB44 Sicilian
25. Plachetka vs Paunovic  ½-½241987NamestovoB20 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  KingG: Depending on how this is pronounced, it could be a great name for a chess player.
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  TheAlchemist: I thik it should be Pah-ooh'-no-vich
Jan-09-08  BIDMONFA: Dragan Paunovic


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  Tabanus: GM Dragan Paunovic, Serbia, born 8 November 1961. Now rated 2554,

IM in 1984. GM in 2007. Rated 2556 in Sept. 2009. ICC: Paun

Played in Mitropa Cup 1984 (board 4). Lives now in Spain, or at least plays most of his tournaments there.

Winner of XVIII Ferrol Open 2002, 9th in Malaga Open 2004, 2nd in Magistral de Elgoibar 2007, 3rd in Figueira da Foz 2007, 8th (shared 1st) in World Open León 2008, 1st in Malaga Open July 2009, 5th in Torneio Internacional da Figueira Foz 2009.

Pictures: (& Hugo Lima Santos)

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  Tabanus: Today he was 6th in the Andorra Open 17-25 July 2010:

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  brankat: Happy Birthday Dragan!
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  brankat: And another one ! :-)
Nov-08-14  ketchuplover: + 3 more :)
May-19-16  sonia91: RIP:
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  Stonehenge: RIP

He already had a heart attack in 2011:

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  whiteshark: It seems that he played his last tournament (the V Open Internacional LLucmajor 2016) on the island of Mallorca from 8th-15th May 2016:

Paunovic's opponents there:

Photos of participants:

Photo from rd 6 game vs Ori Kobo (left):

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  chancho: It appears that Dragan Paunovic died on the 17th of May if as it says at the chessdom site, <he passed away a couple of days after completing the open tournament in LLucmajor.>

<the 5th Open Internacional de LLucmajor was held from 8-15th May at the Club Nautico de LLucmajor, Mallorca, Spain.>

In Memoriam:

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  Stonehenge: 19th of May here:

May-20-16  sonia91: <Stonehenge> 19th of May is the publication date of the Chessdom article...
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  Stonehenge: My Spanish isn't too good (Paunovic lived in Spain) but he died Wednesday night. That can be early Thursday morning:

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  Marmot PFL: <It appears that Dragan Paunovic died on the 17th of May if as it says at the chessdom site, <he passed away a couple of days after completing the open tournament in LLucmajor.>

Two players died during the 2014 Olympiad, and with players like Purdy and Tate dying at the board it could be that the stress of a chess tournament is equal to that of running a marathon, with similar health risks.

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  Check It Out: Dragon Pawnovich is a terrific chess stage name.
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