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Rudolf Maric
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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B22 B62 B21 B97 B45
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B18 B17 B15
 Bird's Opening (5) 
    A02 A03
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C77 C73
 Robatsch (4) 
 Pirc (4) 
    B08 B09
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (13) 
    C03 C07 C16 C09 C18
 Dutch Defense (12) 
    A96 A90 A92 A84 A97
 French Tarrasch (8) 
    C03 C07 C09
 Reti System (5) 
 Scandinavian (4) 
 French Winawer (4) 
    C16 C18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Maric vs Petrosian, 1970 1-0
   Maric vs Matulovic, 1956 1-0
   Gheorghiu vs Maric, 1968 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Skopje (1967)

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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  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Maric vs Gligoric  ½-½751953YUG-chB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. Maric vs D Dimc  ½-½151953YUG-chC01 French, Exchange
3. Maric vs Matulovic 1-0301956YUG-chB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. Vukcevich vs Maric 1-0221957YUG-chC18 French, Winawer
5. A Bradvarevic vs Maric  ½-½711957YUG-chC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
6. Maric vs B Tot  ½-½241957YUG-chB01 Scandinavian
7. Maric vs Gligoric  ½-½221957YUG-chC56 Two Knights
8. Maric vs Ivkov  ½-½181957YUG-chB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
9. Matulovic vs Maric  1-0361957YUG-chC16 French, Winawer
10. Maric vs E Eliskases  ½-½221958SarajevoB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
11. Maric vs Smailbegovic  ½-½341958SarajevoB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. Matulovic vs Maric  ½-½401958SarajevoA92 Dutch
13. Maric vs Ivkov ½-½201958SarajevoC56 Two Knights
14. D Djaja vs Maric  0-1441959BelgradeA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
15. Ivkov vs Maric  1-0811959BelgradeB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
16. Maric vs D Andric  1-0591961Belgrade opA02 Bird's Opening
17. Maric vs Gligoric 0-1201962BelgradeB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Maric vs Ivkov  ½-½321962BelgradeB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
19. Maric vs M Czerniak 1-0481962BelgradeB06 Robatsch
20. Maric vs K Darga ½-½231964Bordeaux opB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
21. Maric vs Tringov  ½-½241964Bordeaux opC77 Ruy Lopez
22. Gligoric vs Maric  1-0491965YUG-ch 21stA80 Dutch
23. Maric vs Velimirovic  0-1571965YUG-chA02 Bird's Opening
24. Matulovic vs Maric  ½-½571965YUG-ch 21stB01 Scandinavian
25. Ivkov vs Maric  1-0571965YUG-ch 21stD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
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May-13-06  BIDMONFA: Rudolf Maric

MARIC, Rudolf

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: maybe an IM with GM norms, famous scalps include Lein, Tringov, Polugaevsky, Planinc, Petrosian, Savon, Uhlmann, Janosevic, Paoli, Czerniak, and Matulovic..
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  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.

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  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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