|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|
|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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%86.|
|Aug-08-07|| ||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 :-)
|Aug-08-07|| ||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|
|Aug-08-07|| ||Stonehenge: <brankat> < Autoreparaturwerkbau >|
evo, nesto za vas:
|Aug-09-07|| ||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.
|Oct-03-08|| ||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
|Aug-08-09|| ||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
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.|
|Aug-08-11|| ||whiteshark: In that case Drag♕ means move the Queen, too?|
|Nov-18-11|| ||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 - https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmDX5fs...|
|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!
|Aug-08-16|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Dragutin.|
|Aug-08-16|| ||The17thPawn: Sad that so few of his games are represented here.|