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Mladen Palac
Number of games in database: 706
Years covered: 1989 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2555 (2614 rapid, 2612 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2618

Overall record: +220 -94 =377 (59.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (125) 
    B90 B42 B47 B57 B30
 Ruy Lopez (74) 
    C67 C78 C88 C92 C65
 French Defense (37) 
    C10 C18 C07 C05 C04
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (32) 
    C88 C92 C84 C96 C99
 Caro-Kann (26) 
    B12 B18 B19 B17 B14
 Sicilian Najdorf (22) 
    B90 B92 B91
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (125) 
    B90 B22 B92 B51 B67
 Sicilian Najdorf (46) 
    B90 B92 B91 B97 B94
 Queen's Pawn Game (44) 
    D02 E00 A45 E10 D00
 Nimzo Indian (37) 
    E46 E32 E21 E58 E55
 Queen's Gambit Declined (27) 
    D38 D39 D31 D37 D30
 Queen's Indian (22) 
    E15 E12 E17 E14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Palac vs S Djuraev, 2012 1-0
   Emms vs M Palac, 1990 0-1
   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
   Aronian vs M Palac, 2005 0-1
   M Palac vs V Kovacevic, 1995 1-0
   M Palac vs A Santos, 2000 1-0
   Short vs M Palac, 2003 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   28th European Club Cup (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   Karpos Open (2015)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   European Club Cup (2017)

   🏆 European Club Cup
   Alexander Olkhovskiy vs M Palac (Oct-14-17) 0-1
   M Palac vs A Valsecchi (Oct-13-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Palac vs Bekir Serkan Basgonul (Oct-12-17) 1-0
   Jakovenko vs M Palac (Oct-11-17) 1-0
   M Palac vs A J Walton (Oct-10-17) 1-0

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(born Feb-18-1971, 47 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 29; games 1-25 of 706  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Palac vs G Andruet  1-0511989Cannes opB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
2. V Kovacevic vs M Palac  1-0451989Vinkovci ;CBM 16D02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. M Palac vs G Andruet 1-0401989Chianciano ttB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. M Palac vs I Stohl  1-0331990Rimavska SobotaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Plachetka vs M Palac  1-0361990Rimavska SobotaD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
6. M Palac vs Kupreichik  0-1381990Rimavska SobotaC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
7. A Kovacevic vs M Palac  1-0251990Pula tt2B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
8. M Palac vs W Schmidt  ½-½741990BohemiansC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
9. M Palac vs J Lechtynsky 0-1241990Rimavska SobotaB08 Pirc, Classical
10. Korchnoi vs M Palac 1-0541990Val MaubueeE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
11. Emms vs M Palac  0-1321990Toulouse opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. M Palac vs P Haba  ½-½161990BohemiansC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. I Rogers vs M Palac  ½-½91990BohemiansD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M Palac vs Plachetka  1-0231991Hartberg opB06 Robatsch
15. Savon vs M Palac  0-1561991BorovoB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Plachetka vs M Palac  ½-½171991BorovoE00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Blatny vs M Palac  0-1441991KecskemetD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Leko vs M Palac  ½-½311991KecskemetB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. Ilincic vs M Palac  ½-½121991Borovo (Yugoslavia)C55 Two Knights Defense
20. Razuvaev vs M Palac  ½-½351991Hartberg opE01 Catalan, Closed
21. Uhlmann vs M Palac  ½-½521991WerfenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
22. M Palac vs Veljko Kovacevic  0-1451992Pula ttB54 Sicilian
23. V Kovacevic vs M Palac  1-0441992OsijekA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Igor Ivanov vs M Palac  ½-½121992Forli opD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
25. R Shcherbakov vs M Palac  1-0481992BledA13 English
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 706  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to the 3-time Croatian champion GM Palac!
Sep-04-17  ketchuplover: 9 move draw today. shame on ye!
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