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Mladen Palac
Number of games in database: 679
Years covered: 1989 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2573 (2614 rapid, 2646 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2618

Overall record: +213 -90 =364 (59.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 12 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (118) 
    B90 B42 B47 B57 B85
 Ruy Lopez (74) 
    C67 C78 C92 C88 C65
 French Defense (36) 
    C10 C18 C07 C05 C04
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (32) 
    C92 C88 C84 C96 C99
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B12 B18 B19 B17 B14
 Sicilian Najdorf (20) 
    B90 B92 B91
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (119) 
    B90 B22 B92 B67 B51
 Queen's Pawn Game (44) 
    D02 E00 A45 E10 D00
 Sicilian Najdorf (44) 
    B90 B92 B91 B97 B94
 Nimzo Indian (36) 
    E46 E32 E21 E58 E52
 Queen's Gambit Declined (26) 
    D38 D39 D31 D30 D37
 Queen's Indian (22) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Palac vs S Djuraev, 2012 1-0
   M Palac vs E Berg, 2012 1-0
   M Palac vs D de Graaf, 2011 1-0
   S Martinovic vs M Palac, 2013 1/2-1/2
   M Palac vs P Govciyan, 2011 1-0
   M Palac vs Ftacnik, 1998 1/2-1/2
   M Palac vs B Filipovic, 2006 1-0
   M Palac vs I Saric, 2006 1/2-1/2
   N Clery vs M Palac, 2009 0-1
   B Bente vs M Palac, 2005 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   Zürich Meister (2004)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   28th European Club Cup (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Team Championship (2013)
   Karpos Open (2015)

   M Palac vs E Koksal (Mar-12-17) 1/2-1/2
   Emre Emin Dedebas vs M Palac (Mar-12-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Palac vs O Kanmazalp (Mar-11-17) 1/2-1/2
   U S Arat vs M Palac (Mar-11-17) 0-1
   M Palac vs Emre Emin Dedebas (Mar-10-17) 1-0

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(born Feb-18-1971, 46 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Croatia)

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This FIDE trainer and grandmaster was the winner of Biel 1998. Croatian champion in 2001, 2004 and 2012.

Wikipedia article: Mladen Palac

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 679  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Palac vs G Andruet 1-040 1989 Chianciano ttB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. M Palac vs G Andruet  1-051 1989 Cannes opB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
3. V Kovacevic vs M Palac  1-045 1989 Vinkovci ;CBM 16D02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Korchnoi vs M Palac 1-054 1990 Val MaubueeE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
5. Emms vs M Palac  0-132 1990 Toulouse opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. M Palac vs J Lechtynsky 0-124 1990 Rimavska SobotaB08 Pirc, Classical
7. I Rogers vs M Palac  ½-½9 1990 PrahaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. M Palac vs P Haba  ½-½16 1990 BohemiansC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. M Palac vs I Stohl  1-033 1990 Rimavska SobotaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. M Palac vs Kupreichik  0-138 1990 Rimavska SobotaC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
11. A Kovacevic vs M Palac  1-025 1990 Pula tt2B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
12. M Palac vs W Schmidt  ½-½74 1990 BohemiansC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
13. Plachetka vs M Palac  1-036 1990 Rimavska SobotaD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
14. Uhlmann vs M Palac  ½-½52 1991 WerfenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
15. Savon vs M Palac  0-156 1991 BorovoB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. M Palac vs Plachetka  1-023 1991 Hartberg opB06 Robatsch
17. Blatny vs M Palac  0-144 1991 KecskemetD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Leko vs M Palac  ½-½31 1991 KecskemetB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. Plachetka vs M Palac  ½-½17 1991 BorovoE00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Ilincic vs M Palac  ½-½12 1991 Borovo (Yugoslavia)C55 Two Knights Defense
21. Razuvaev vs M Palac  ½-½35 1991 Hartberg opE01 Catalan, Closed
22. R Shcherbakov vs M Palac  1-048 1992 BledA13 English
23. M Palac vs Veljko Kovacevic  0-145 1992 Pula ttB54 Sicilian
24. V Kovacevic vs M Palac  1-044 1992 OsijekA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Igor Ivanov vs M Palac  ½-½12 1992 Forli opD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 679  PGN Download
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May-06-07  dark dario: this men really understand chess but as i can see he mess up many winning positions maybe he has problem with time trouble
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  Tabanus: GM Mladen Palac, Croatia, born 18 February 1971. Current rating 2576,

GM in 1993. Winner in Biel 1998. Croatia champion 2001, 2004 and 2008. Played in the 1996 (2nd reserve), 2006 (board 2) and 2008 (board 1) olympiads, and in World Team Ch 1997 (board 3). Placed 3rd in European Blitz Ch 2006. Rating peaks 2610 in 1999 and 2605 in 2001.


Biography: (in Polish)

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  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in the 25th Schwarzacher Open (Austria) 21-29 August 2010:

Feb-07-12  Calar: Recently won Croatian Championshp of 2012:

CRO-ch 12th (2012)

Jul-12-12  BIDMONFA: Mladen Palac

PALAC, Mladen

Jul-12-12  Calar: Winner of Croatian individual championship, with games here:

CRO-ch 12th (2012)

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  Penguincw: Congrats to Mladen Palac for his performance at the Bosna Open. Overall, he scored 7/9 (+5,-0,=4) as he started with 3 wins, then 3 draws, a win, a draw and then another win to finish in a 5-way tie for 1st (3rd overall).

He entered the tournament rated 2561, but gained 7.2 points and is now at 2576.2 (2569 is his June rating).

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM and Player of the Day Mladen Palac.
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  TheAlchemist: Rule of Thumb, Under My Thumb would be possible puns for GotD. Or maybe something with inch.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to the 3-time Croatian champion GM Palac!
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