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Dragan Paunovic
Number of games in database: 160
Years covered: 1976 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2427 (2420 rapid, 2431 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2556
Overall record: +43 -45 =58 (49.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      14 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (15) 
    A15 A10 A13 A14 A17
 Reti System (15) 
    A04 A06 A05
 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) 
    B47 B42 B43 B28 B40
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B42 B43 B41
 King's Indian (10) 
    E92 E98 E77 E62 E71
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A41 A45
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B47 B46
 Philidor's Defense (6) 
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(born Nov-08-1961, died May-19-2016, 54 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)

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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 160  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J M Hodgson vs Paunovic 1-020 1976 London vs Belgrade Telex MatchB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
2. Paunovic vs Jansa  0-183 1983 Vrnjacka BanjaD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
3. Paunovic vs Skembris  0-159 1983 Vrnjacka BanjaA56 Benoni Defense
4. Paunovic vs DeFirmian  1-041 1983 Vrnjachka Banja (Yugoslavia)A61 Benoni
5. Paunovic vs Matulovic  ½-½42 1983 Vrnjacka BanjaA37 English, Symmetrical
6. W Schmidt vs Paunovic  1-038 1983 Vrnjacka BanjaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. Marjanovic vs Paunovic  ½-½41 1983 It (cat.8)B83 Sicilian
8. B Ivanovic vs Paunovic 1-021 1984 Meudon op 1stB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
9. Plachetka vs Paunovic  1-042 1985 Vrnjacka BanjaA16 English
10. Paunovic vs Matulovic  ½-½15 1985 Vrnjacka BanjaB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
11. Kupreichik vs Paunovic  1-054 1986 MinskB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. Psakhis vs Paunovic 1-040 1986 Minsk 43/4 (Psakhis,L)B40 Sicilian
13. Joel Benjamin vs Paunovic  ½-½76 1986 It (cat.7)E12 Queen's Indian
14. Paunovic vs Khalifman  ½-½53 1986 It (cat.9)E15 Queen's Indian
15. Balashov vs Paunovic  ½-½20 1986 MinskB24 Sicilian, Closed
16. Paunovic vs Gelfand  0-153 1986 It (cat.9)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. Paunovic vs Ftacnik  ½-½76 1987 New York opA34 English, Symmetrical
18. Plachetka vs Paunovic  ½-½24 1987 NamestovoB20 Sicilian
19. Joel Benjamin vs Paunovic  1-037 1987 New York op ,CBM 02E73 King's Indian
20. Murey vs Paunovic  ½-½38 1987 ?B44 Sicilian
21. Ftacnik vs Paunovic  1-057 1987 Beograd (open) 44/743 (Ftacnik,L)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. Paunovic vs I Morovic  0-148 1987 New York opE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
23. Paunovic vs I Stohl  ½-½16 1987 NamestovoA21 English
24. Paunovic vs D Gurevich  ½-½72 1987 New York opA61 Benoni
25. Paunovic vs Silman  1-069 1987 It New YorkE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-06-06  KingG: Depending on how this is pronounced, it could be a great name for a chess player.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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:

Nov-08-10  brankat: Happy Birthday Dragan!
Nov-08-11  brankat: And another one ! :-)
Nov-08-14  ketchuplover: + 3 more :)
May-19-16  sonia91: RIP:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: RIP

He already had a heart attack in 2011:

Premium Chessgames Member
  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):

Premium Chessgames Member
  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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