Number of games in database: 101
Years covered: 1953 to 1988
Overall record: +22 -27 =52 (47.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
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Maric vs Petrosian, 1970 1-0
Maric vs Matulovic, 1956 1-0
Gheorghiu vs Maric, 1968 1/2-1/2
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(born May-13-1927, died Aug-26-1990, 63 years old) Yugoslavia
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|Rudolf Maric was awarded the IM title in 1964. His best international result was 6th place at Skopje 1967.|
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 101
|1. Maric vs Gligoric
|| ||½-½||75||1953||YUG-ch||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|2. Maric vs D Dimc
|| ||½-½||15||1953||YUG-ch||C01 French, Exchange|
|3. Maric vs Matulovic
||1-0||30||1956||YUG-ch||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|4. Vukcevich vs Maric
||1-0||22||1957||YUG-ch||C18 French, Winawer|
|5. A Bradvarevic vs Maric
|| ||½-½||71||1957||YUG-ch||C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense|
|6. Maric vs B Tot
|| ||½-½||24||1957||YUG-ch||B01 Scandinavian|
|7. Maric vs Gligoric
|| ||½-½||22||1957||YUG-ch||C56 Two Knights|
|8. Maric vs Ivkov
|| ||½-½||18||1957||YUG-ch||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|9. Matulovic vs Maric
|| ||1-0||36||1957||YUG-ch||C16 French, Winawer|
|10. Maric vs E Eliskases
|| ||½-½||22||1958||Sarajevo||B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4|
|11. Maric vs Smailbegovic
|| ||½-½||34||1958||Sarajevo||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|12. Matulovic vs Maric
|| ||½-½||40||1958||Sarajevo||A92 Dutch|
|13. Maric vs Ivkov
||½-½||20||1958||Sarajevo||C56 Two Knights|
|14. D Djaja vs Maric
|| ||0-1||44||1959||Belgrade||A96 Dutch, Classical Variation|
|15. Ivkov vs Maric
|| ||1-0||81||1959||Belgrade||B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation|
|16. Maric vs D Andric
|| ||1-0||59||1961||Belgrade op||A02 Bird's Opening|
|17. Maric vs Gligoric
||0-1||20||1962||Belgrade||B97 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|18. Maric vs Ivkov
|| ||½-½||32||1962||Belgrade||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|19. Maric vs M Czerniak
|20. Maric vs K Darga
||½-½||23||1964||Bordeaux op||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|21. Maric vs Tringov
|| ||½-½||24||1964||Bordeaux op||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|22. Gligoric vs Maric
|| ||1-0||49||1965||YUG-ch 21st||A80 Dutch|
|23. Maric vs Velimirovic
|| ||0-1||57||1965||YUG-ch||A02 Bird's Opening|
|24. Matulovic vs Maric
|| ||½-½||57||1965||YUG-ch 21st||B01 Scandinavian|
|25. Ivkov vs Maric
|| ||1-0||57||1965||YUG-ch 21st||D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 101
|May-13-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Rudolf Maric|
|May-13-10|| ||wordfunph: maybe an IM with GM norms, famous scalps include Lein, Tringov, Polugaevsky, Planinc, Petrosian, Savon, Uhlmann, Janosevic, Paoli, Czerniak, and Matulovic..|
|May-13-13|| ||brankat: R.I.P. IM Maric.|
|May-13-15|| ||Calar: One of the wittiest chess author I've ever read. In his books and articles, he mostly wrote about popularly interesting side of chess: miniatures, great combinations, unusual positions, awesome endgames with analyses...|
Even a person totally ignorant of chess could learn to love and appreciate it after reading his books.
|Dec-25-15|| ||diagonal: IM Rudolf Maric is also <Honorary Grandmaster>, apparently awarded shortly after his death in 1990.|
From 1977 until 2003, FIDE awarded Honorary Grandmaster titles to 31 strong players based on their past successes and other contributions to chess. In the Pre-ELO era of the 1950s and the 1960s, the chess world counted less than hundred living grandmasters, today there are more than thousand grandmasters.
The GM title (inauguration in 1950) then was granted primarily on winning strong international tournament(s); in some cases it was debatable whether or whether not an achievement (no ELO performance metrics / norms that time) was sufficient.
That's why the Honorary Grandmaster was given retrospectively to some strictly selected strong (IM) players, all born before WWI and career peaking in the mentioned period around late 1940s to early 1970s, who had just missed the GM title but would deserve it. Of course, there are still a few "forgotten" players left out.
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