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Dragutin Sahovic
Number of games in database: 194
Years covered: 1969 to 2003
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +39 -63 =92 (43.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A45 A46 D02 E10 D00
 Queen's Indian (14) 
    E15 E17 E16 E18
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D91 D95 D94 D80 D90
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A70 A56 A73 A61 A58
 King's Indian (6) 
    E92 E60 E90 E94
 Sicilian (6) 
    B42 B25 B89 B80 B87
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B90 B84 B40 B52 B96
 Uncommon Opening (12) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A50 A40 D02
 King's Indian (11) 
    E92 E81 E99 E90 E62
 French Defense (8) 
    C15 C04 C16 C02 C10
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D67 D58 D53
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Ree vs Sahovic, 1979 0-1
   Polugaevsky vs Sahovic, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Sahovic vs N Gaprindashvili, 1977 1/2-1/2
   Sahovic vs L Christiansen, 1977 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine (1979)
   Lone Pine (1978)

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(born Aug-08-1940, died Nov-12-2005, 65 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia/Montenegro)

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Dragutin Sahovic was born in Kraljevo, 1940 and awarded the GM title in 1978. His best tournament results were =1st at Lone Pine 1977, 1st at Sombor 1978, =1st at Dubna 1979, 1st at Vrnjacka Banja 1984 and =1st at Montpellier 1988. Like many other Yugoslav players, he depended upon the prize money he won in open tournament to provide an income for his family. He won nearly 100 tournaments during his career. He and Aleksandar Matanovic founded the ECO codes(1) for chess openings.

Further Reading:

(1) is a list; pages like Uncommon Opening (A00) allow the user to navigate a series of 500 pages of opening codes for the kibitzer who prefer it to the Opening Explorer view.

Last updated: 2017-02-09 09:58:16

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 194  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ivkov vs Sahovic  1-0311969BelgradeA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
2. Sahovic vs Matulovic 0-1261969BelgradeA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
3. Gligoric vs Sahovic 1-0241969BelgradeA50 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Sahovic vs Geller  ½-½471969BelgradeB89 Sicilian
5. Sahovic vs Botvinnik ½-½231969BelgradeB15 Caro-Kann
6. Sahovic vs Suttles  0-1531969BelgradeA10 English
7. Sahovic vs Tringov  ½-½261969BelgradeB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
8. Polugaevsky vs Sahovic  ½-½421969BelgradeD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
9. Vaganian vs Sahovic  1-0431971Vrnjacka BanjaA04 Reti Opening
10. Stein vs Sahovic  1-0411971Vrnjacka BanjaE97 King's Indian
11. Ribli vs Sahovic  1-0391972Hoogovens-BB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
12. Sahovic vs W Schmidt  ½-½671972Hoogovens-BD80 Grunfeld
13. Sahovic vs A Planinc  0-1561975YUG-chA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Sahovic vs Velimirovic  1-0431975YUG-chA04 Reti Opening
15. Sahovic vs Diaz 1-0261976Vrnjacka BanjaE17 Queen's Indian
16. Sahovic vs I Radulov  ½-½911977VrbasD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. Sahovic vs Marjanovic 1-01061977BelgradeA04 Reti Opening
18. Sahovic vs H Messing  0-1301977YUG-chE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. Janosevic vs Sahovic  ½-½401977YUG-chC16 French, Winawer
20. R Ervin vs Sahovic  1-0681977Lone PineA47 Queen's Indian
21. Sahovic vs P Cleghorn  1-0461977Lone PineE60 King's Indian Defense
22. E Formanek vs Sahovic 0-1471977Lone PineC02 French, Advance
23. Sahovic vs N Gaprindashvili  ½-½331977Lone PineE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
24. J Kaplan vs Sahovic  ½-½181977Lone PineE81 King's Indian, Samisch
25. Sahovic vs H Olafsson  1-0541977Lone PineE92 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-22-05  Eastfrisian: According to TWIC 576 Dragutin Sahovic died on 12.11.2005 in Belgrade. He was born in Kraljevo. He should be honored in the next time as player of the day.
Aug-08-06  BIDMONFA: Dragutin Sahovic

SAHOVIC, Dragutin

Jun-04-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: I like his chessy surname. :)
Aug-05-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Subtitles for non-Slav fellas: his surname (Šahović) is like O'Chess or Chessby or Chesser or Fairchess or Chesswood or sth. like that, since 'Šah' means 'chess' in many Slav languages.
Aug-05-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Oops ... 'ć' is a bit corrupt inhere. Infact it should be written as 'c with acute', like in
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  brankat: Yes, Sahovic. Where <S> is pronounced like English <sh>, and the last letter <c>, like <ch>.

When I was a teenager, way back in 1967/68, Mr.Sahovic, an MC at the time, was in the Yugoslav Army, which was mandatory back then, and stationed in my hometown, Karlovac. He used to visit our Chess club, the oldest one in the entire Balkans (100the anniversary this year!), so I had a chance to play many games against him, all Blitz. If I remember correctly, I may have had some 2-3 wins :-)

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  whiteshark: Playing initially 1... b6 against 1. e4, he later (early 80ties) shifted to 1... Nc6. Besides Tony Miles the only GM who played Nimzowitsch Defense regularly.
Aug-08-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Hello, brankat. Karlovac? That's a close call, i'm from near neighbourhood. So how's it in Vancouver? I heard you had a heat-wave recently plus first time over 35 degrees. Must have felt like your old home, huh? ;) On the other side of Atlantic is pretty much the same thing – we've seen 40s, fellas Serbians even 44s. Must be a smart decision to go to always-tempered-climate like yours... Greets
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  Stonehenge: <brankat> < Autoreparaturwerkbau >

evo, nesto za vas:

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  brankat: <Autoreparaturwerkbau> Hi there. Nice to meet a neighbour!

This year a "heat-wave" in Vancouver was pretty short lived (so far). Actually we have hardly had any summer to speak of. Which usually means, the winter will be kind of messy, too.

Not that it's any better elsewhere. This just shows what catastrophic blows we have dealt to the planet and it's climate. I fully expect things to get worse.

Btw, drop by at my forum sometime.

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  GrahamClayton: The following variation of the QGD is known as the Sahovic Defence: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 ♗f5

Source: "Unorthodox Openings", Eric Schiller and Joel Benjamin, Batsford, 1987

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  wordfunph: <GM Dragutin Sahovic, like other Yugoslav players, played many open tournaments, looking for the prizes to provide survival for his family. He had won nearly 100 tournaments during his career.>

Happy Birthday GM Sahovic!

Aug-08-11  LIFE Master AJ: How about a picture??? (Of this player.)
Aug-08-11  rogl: He kinda have a chessy first name as well, since 'Drag' in Swedish means move.
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  whiteshark: In that case Drag♕ means move the Queen, too?
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  brankat: <He kinda have a chessy first name as well, since 'Drag' in Swedish means move.>

More than that. First 3 letters of his last name, <SAHovic>, means <Chess> (in his mother-tongue, Serbian). In English it would be something like <Chessovic).

Jul-10-16  stanleys: Sahovic playing at the European Tean Championship, 1980 -
Aug-08-16  diagonal: Dragutin Sahovic was winner of the 9th International Open Master Tournament at Biel in 1976 with 224 participants, played parallel the Interzonal at same venue. Sahovic was also co-winner at the prestigious Lone Pine Open, California in 1977, his biggest success.

He won nearly 100 events during his chess career. Mostly were open, apart from the mentioned Biel 1976, and Lone Pine 1977, he also took Zurich (Weihnachtsopen) 1981, and many further Open Festivals in Italy, France and Spain, as well as the closed invitation tournaments at Sombor (8th Ivan Parcetic Memorial) 1978, Dubna (USSR) 1979, or Vrnjacka Banja 1984.

Sahovic was a great fighter, a very inventive and original player. Together with some other Yugoslavian players, under the lead of Aleksandar Matanovic, they launched the universal ECO codes for openings, one of the most sustainable paradigm shiftings in chess!

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  brankat: R.I.P. Dragutin.
Aug-08-16  The17thPawn: Sad that so few of his games are represented here.
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