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Vladimir Kovacevic
Number of games in database: 715
Years covered: 1967 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2454
Highest rating achieved in database: 2514
Overall record: +252 -165 =298 (56.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-26-1942, 76 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Croatia)

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Vladimir (Vlatko or Vlado) Kovacevic was awarded the GM title in 1976. He has been 1st or 1st= in the following events; Sombor 1976, Virovitica 1976, Zagreb 1979, Maribor 1980, Tuzla 1981, Vinkovci 1982 and Zagreb 1986. He was also 2nd at Hastings 1982-83 and 2nd at Zenica 1986. He played on the Yugoslav Olympiad teams of 1982 and 1984.

Wikipedia article: Vlatko Kovačević

Last updated: 2017-02-05 10:36:29

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 715  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Kovacevic vs A Matanovic  ½-½411967YUG-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. V Kovacevic vs R Bogdanovic  ½-½151967YUG-chA48 King's Indian
3. V Kovacevic vs Minic  0-1661967YUG-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. V Kovacevic vs Ivan Buljovcic  1-0411967YUG-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. M Bertok vs V Kovacevic  ½-½341967YUG-chE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
6. M Knezevic vs V Kovacevic  1-0321967YUG-chA03 Bird's Opening
7. V Kovacevic vs D Ciric  ½-½131967YUG-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Ivkov vs V Kovacevic  ½-½101967YUG-chA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
9. M Vukic vs V Kovacevic  ½-½461967YUG-chE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
10. Janosevic vs V Kovacevic  ½-½611967YUG-chC03 French, Tarrasch
11. D Gliksman vs V Kovacevic  1-0671967YUG-chA34 English, Symmetrical
12. V Kovacevic vs Z Mestrovic  1-0451967YUG-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
13. A Bradvarevic vs V Kovacevic  ½-½411967YUG-chC10 French
14. Maric vs V Kovacevic  ½-½81967YUG-chC03 French, Tarrasch
15. V Kovacevic vs Matulovic  0-1371967YUG-chD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
16. V Kovacevic vs Bukic  ½-½101967YUG-chA10 English
17. V Kovacevic vs V Sokolov  ½-½121967YUG-chD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
18. Plachetka vs V Kovacevic  1-0521968WchT U26 15th fin-AA07 King's Indian Attack
19. V Kovacevic vs Angantysson  ½-½301968WchT U26 15th fin-AA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
20. V Kovacevic vs P Ostojic ½-½401969JugoslavijaA10 English
21. M Czerniak vs V Kovacevic  0-1641969ZagrebC12 French, McCutcheon
22. V Kovacevic vs M Bertok  ½-½451969ZagrebD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Hort vs V Kovacevic  ½-½201969ZagrebA25 English
24. A Matanovic vs V Kovacevic 1-0381970Yugoslav Team ChC05 French, Tarrasch
25. Kurajica vs V Kovacevic  ½-½411970Rovinj/ZagrebB15 Caro-Kann
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Oct-21-05  Gnome: Silman, would you elaborate please. I assume you refer to his book "Win with the London System". My local chess dealer promises to have a copy in on Monday, but I am curious.
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  BishopBerkeley: <Gnome> I wonder if you are familiar with the excellent "Bookup" openings training software from ? If you are able to watch one of their interesting training videos, it is based on the London System:

If you are unable to view the video, you might check out some facts on the "London II" ebook by FM Charles Schulien :

Hope this is helpful!

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

P.S. While I applaud the well-designed software, I think that spending more than, say, 15% of ones "Chess time" on openings training is probably not a very good investment of time. What's nice about the Bookup software is that it enables you to spend such time as you wish to spend on openings training with near-optimal efficiency, in my opinion.

Oct-21-05  Gnome: Actually I prefer books, as I spend 50 hours a week in front of my office computer.

Oct-21-05  Gnome: Just one other thing. It seems that it here may be a mix-up between two Kovacevics: Vlatko and the much weaker Vladimir (actually there are three IMs and 2 GMs with the name Kovacevic).
Nov-09-05  sharpnova: that means five counts of suicide wouldn't fair very well in chess. maybe three that couldn't earn a title and 2 that couldn't even push a pawn.
Nov-14-05  notyetagm: Here is that London system book that <silman> was talking about:
Nov-14-05  Ivan23: <gnome> Vladimir Kovacevic is a same person as Vlatko Kovacevic and Vlado Kovacevic - those are just shorter variations of his name. There is a Croatian IM named BLAZimir Kovacevic, not VLADimir, and he is not related to Vladimir/Vlado/Vlatko Kovacevic.
Nov-14-05  notyetagm: <Ivan23> I figured as much since the GAMBIT book author Vlatko beat Fischer in 1970 and here is that game is referenced on Vladimir's page. I found it hard to believe that Fischer could lose to two different unknown Kovacevics.


Nov-15-05  Gnome: Try a search at and you will find that there in another Vladimir Kovacevic, 13 years younger and from Serbia, not Croatia. I doubt that Vlatko, in this case, is short for Vladimir.
Nov-15-05  Gnome: The review of the book at is interesting.
Mar-26-06  BIDMONFA: Vladimir Kovacevic


Sep-09-07  Monkey King: Acording to FIDE his current rating is 2504 not 2278.
Sep-09-07  Monkey King: The fide rating of Kovacevic, Vladimir(Serbia, born 1955) is 2278; however, these are different people so his rating should be changed to 2504.
Mar-01-08  jovack: Gnome, Vlatko is a Croatian name, where Vladimir is more commonly used by Serbs. The reason there are all these mix-ups is that it is uncommon for Serbs to carry a middle name.
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  brankat: Happy birthday Vladimir!
Apr-26-08  KarAkter: VLADO KOVACEVIC.Born 26.03.1942 in Dubrovnik!
Mar-26-09  WhiteRook48: I've been to this page before! Happy birthday!
Dec-29-09  technical draw: A master of the French Defense. Maybe I'll review his games and try it out again. (last time I tried the French I got clobbered (hello OD))
Dec-30-09  Red October: Hi <TD> I think the same thing happened in your Ruy Exchange Game :)
Dec-30-09  technical draw: <Hi <TD> I think the same thing happened in your Ruy Exchange Game :)>

Hmmm, there must be a pattern here but I can't quite figure it out. Maybe I should (gasp!) become a 1.d4 player.

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  wordfunph: GM Vlatko Kovacevic co-authored "Win with the London System" with Sverre Johnsen..

happy birthday Vlatko! hope you write a new book on London soon.

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  Penguincw: Happy 70th birthday POTD!
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  brankat: Happy Birthday Vlado!
Mar-26-15  Karposian: Happy Birthday mr. Kovacevic! The book you wrote with Sverre Johnsen about the London System is terrific. Definitely the greatest book ever written about the London.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Vladimir Kovacevic.
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