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Dragoljub Janosevic
Number of games in database: 434
Years covered: 1948 to 1989

Overall record: +124 -162 =147 (45.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (98) 
    B93 B32 B59 B27 B43
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C71 C95 C78 C67 C81
 Sicilian Najdorf (27) 
    B93 B92 B95 B94
 Vienna Opening (17) 
    C29 C28
 French Defense (16) 
    C09 C03 C04 C05 C16
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C95 C92 C97 C86 C89
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (77) 
    B47 B85 B48 B44 B30
 Sicilian Taimanov (27) 
    B47 B48 B49
 King's Indian (23) 
    E87 E62 E67 E60 E98
 Modern Benoni (18) 
    A56 A79 A76 A75 A77
 Sicilian Scheveningen (16) 
    B85 B84 B82 B81
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C78 C63 C81 C85 C97
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Janosevic vs Botvinnik, 1969 1-0
   A Matanovic vs Janosevic, 1953 0-1
   Janosevic vs Fischer, 1967 1-0
   Tal vs Janosevic, 1966 0-1
   Janosevic vs Jansa, 1966 1-0
   Janosevic vs Petrosian, 1954 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Skopje (1967)
   Lone Pine (1978)
   Lone Pine (1979)

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(born Jul-08-1923, died May-20-1993, 69 years old) Yugoslavia

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Dragoljub Janosevic became an International Master in 1964 and earned the grandmaster title the following year. In the 1950's and 1960's he played several times in the final of the Yugoslav Championship, and in international events during this period he scored victories over World Champions Robert James Fischer, Mikhail Tal, and Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian. However, he was never able to string enough first-class results together to join the ranks of the world's elite.

Wikipedia article: Dragoljub Janošević

Last updated: 2017-01-30 09:55:41

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 434  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Janosevic vs Gligoric  0-131 1948 YUG-chB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
2. D Djaja vs Janosevic  1-047 1948 YUG-chB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. Janosevic vs D Andric 1-058 1948 YUG-chC78 Ruy Lopez
4. B Tot vs Janosevic  0-136 1949 YUG-chB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
5. Janosevic vs B Kostic  ½-½52 1949 YUG-chC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
6. Janosevic vs Gligoric  0-160 1949 YUG-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
7. Janosevic vs Puc  0-134 1949 YUG-chB33 Sicilian
8. Gligoric vs Janosevic  ½-½16 1951 YUG-ch 7thE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
9. B Tot vs Janosevic  1-054 1951 YUG-ch 7thE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. Kozomara vs Janosevic  ½-½44 1951 YUG-ch 6thE10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Janosevic vs M Bertok  1-039 1951 YUG-ch 6thB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. Gligoric vs Janosevic  1-042 1951 YUG-ch 6thE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
13. B Rabar vs Janosevic  1-028 1951 YUG-ch 6thE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
14. J Nikolac vs Janosevic  0-137 1951 YUG-ch 7thA03 Bird's Opening
15. Janosevic vs Puc  0-162 1951 YUG-ch 6thB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
16. Janosevic vs A Fuderer  1-045 1951 YUG-ch 6thB50 Sicilian
17. Janosevic vs D Andric  1-047 1951 YUG-ch 7thA08 King's Indian Attack
18. Janosevic vs B Milic  ½-½55 1951 YUG-ch 6thD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
19. B Kostic vs Janosevic 1-082 1951 YUG-ch 6thA03 Bird's Opening
20. Udovcic vs Janosevic  ½-½24 1951 YUG-ch 6thE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
21. S Nedeljkovic vs Janosevic  1-070 1951 YUG-ch 6thE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. Janosevic vs D Andric  1-029 1951 YUG-ch 6thD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. P Trifunovic vs Janosevic  ½-½40 1951 YUG-ch 6thE60 King's Indian Defense
24. Janosevic vs N Karaklajic  1-091 1951 YUG-ch 6thC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
25. Janosevic vs B Simonovic  0-145 1951 YUG-ch 6thC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 434  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-12-04  serge the serb: The last game(184) is not by Janosevic, but Jacimovic. Please correct that.
Jun-18-04  iron maiden: A very inconsistent player, but brilliant on his day. He scored victories against Fischer, Tal, Petrosian, Reshevsky, and Larsen, among others.
Dec-24-04  DanielBryant: And he also drew Geller in brilliant fashion: Janosevic vs Geller, 1968
Dec-17-05  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Drago's games not shown here:
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  brankat: May You have a Happy 85th Birthday GM Janosevic! And many more to come!
Jan-03-09  WhiteRook48: happy new year GM Janosevic!
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  brankat: Wishing You a very Happy Birthday!
Jul-08-09  BIDMONFA: Dragoljub Janosevic

JANOSEVIC, Dragoljub

Jul-08-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday GM Janosevic!
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  wordfunph: The only 3 players to have had a plus record against Bobby Fischer in international chess:

Dragoljub Janosevic (Yug) +1, =2, -0 (2-1)
Efim Geller (USSR) +5, =2, -3 (6-4)
Mikhail Tal (USSR) +4, =5, -2 (6.5-4.5)

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  TheFocus: Did you forget these?

Fox, Maurice (Canada) +1=0-0
Montreal Open 1956

Jauregui, Carlos (Chile) +1=0-0
Santiago 1959

Keller, Dieter (Switzerland) +1=0-0
Zurich 1959

Kovacevic, Vlatko (Yugoslavia) +1=0-0
Rovinj-Zagreb 1970

Munoz, Cesar (Ecuador) +1=0-0
Leipzig Olympiad 1960

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  brankat: R.I.P. GM Janosevic.
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  brankat: The same once again, Dragoljub.
Apr-17-14  Petrosianic: <Jul-08-11
brankat: R.I.P. GM Janosevic.

brankat: The same once again, Dragoljub.>

So, what gives? Were you mad at him in 2012?

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  perfidious: There were no posts by <brankat> for a nine-day span, between 2nd-11th July 2012.
Aug-13-15  fisayo123: <The only 3 players to have had a plus record against Bobby Fischer in international chess: Dragoljub Janosevic (Yug) +1, =2, -0 (2-1)
Efim Geller (USSR) +5, =2, -3 (6-4)
Mikhail Tal (USSR) +4, =5, -2 (6.5-4.5)>

Pretty impressive accomplishment.

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