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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 A10 A13 A14 A17
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 A46 A40
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
    A30 A37 A39 A34
 King's Indian Attack (5) 
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A61 A56 A57
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B47 B42 B43 B28 B40
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B42 B43 B41
 King's Indian (10) 
    E62 E97 E92 E91 E77
 Philidor's Defense (7) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A41 A45
 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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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 161  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. Marjanovic vs Paunovic  ½-½41 1983 It (cat.8)B83 Sicilian
4. Paunovic vs Matulovic  ½-½42 1983 Vrnjacka BanjaA37 English, Symmetrical
5. W Schmidt vs Paunovic  1-038 1983 Vrnjacka BanjaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
6. Paunovic vs Skembris  0-159 1983 Vrnjacka BanjaA56 Benoni Defense
7. Paunovic vs DeFirmian  1-041 1983 Vrnjacka BanjaA61 Benoni
8. B Ivanovic vs Paunovic 1-021 1984 Meudon op 1stB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
9. Paunovic vs Matulovic  ½-½15 1985 Vrnjacka BanjaB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
10. Plachetka vs Paunovic  1-042 1985 Vrnjacka BanjaA16 English
11. Joel Benjamin vs Paunovic  ½-½76 1986 It (cat.7)E12 Queen's Indian
12. Kupreichik vs Paunovic  1-054 1986 MinskB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. Balashov vs Paunovic  ½-½20 1986 MinskB24 Sicilian, Closed
14. Paunovic vs Khalifman  ½-½53 1986 It (cat.9)E15 Queen's Indian
15. Paunovic vs Gelfand  0-153 1986 It (cat.9)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
16. Psakhis vs Paunovic 1-040 1986 Minsk 43/4 (Psakhis,L)B40 Sicilian
17. Paunovic vs Ftacnik  ½-½76 1987 New York opA34 English, Symmetrical
18. Paunovic vs I Stohl  ½-½16 1987 NamestovoA21 English
19. Ftacnik vs Paunovic  1-057 1987 Beograd (open) 44/743 (Ftacnik,L)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. Paunovic vs Silman  1-069 1987 It New YorkE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. Paunovic vs L Shamkovich  1-042 1987 New York OpenD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
22. Murey vs Paunovic  ½-½38 1987 New York OpenB44 Sicilian
23. Paunovic vs D Gurevich  ½-½72 1987 New York opA61 Benoni
24. Plachetka vs Paunovic  ½-½24 1987 NamestovoB20 Sicilian
25. Paunovic vs I Morovic  0-148 1987 New York opE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 161  PGN Download
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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 ! :-)
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  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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