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Vladimir Kovacevic
Number of games in database: 700
Years covered: 1967 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2454
Highest rating achieved in database: 2514

Overall record: +249 -164 =287 (56.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (171) 
    A46 D02 A40 A45 D04
 King's Indian (18) 
    E61 E60 E95 E66 E98
 Old Benoni (18) 
 English (14) 
    A15 A13 A14 A10 A16
 Robatsch (11) 
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (93) 
    C11 C04 C03 C02 C05
 Alekhine's Defense (40) 
    B05 B02 B03 B04
 Queen's Gambit Declined (37) 
    D38 D35 D30 D31 D37
 French (34) 
    C11 C13 C10 C12 C00
 French Tarrasch (33) 
    C04 C03 C05
 Dutch Defense (19) 
    A88 A81 A86 A85 A87
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 0-1
   V Kovacevic vs H Ree, 1980 1-0
   V Kovacevic vs S Martinovic, 1981 1-0
   Ermenkov vs V Kovacevic, 1990 0-1
   V Kovacevic vs B Abramovic, 1984 1-0
   V Kovacevic vs T O'Donnell, 1990 1-0
   V Kovacevic vs Marjanovic, 1982 1-0
   L Christiansen vs V Kovacevic, 1990 0-1
   V Kovacevic vs P Nikolic, 1989 1-0
   V Kovacevic vs Robert E Byrne, 1980 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rovinj/Zagreb (1970)
   21st World Seniors Championship (2011)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Soltis - London by skybluesky

   V Kovacevic vs A Mindlin (Oct-14-12) 0-1
   D Komljenovic vs V Kovacevic (Nov-26-11) 1-0
   V Kovacevic vs G Timoshchenko (Nov-25-11) 1/2-1/2
   W Kelleher vs V Kovacevic (Nov-24-11) 0-1
   V Kovacevic vs O Chernikov (Nov-23-11) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-26-1942, 75 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 28; games 1-25 of 700  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Knezevic vs V Kovacevic  1-032 1967 KraljevoA03 Bird's Opening
2. V Kovacevic vs Matulovic  0-137 1967 YUG-ch 22thD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
3. Plachetka vs V Kovacevic  1-052 1968 WchT U26 15th fin-AA07 King's Indian Attack
4. V Kovacevic vs Angantysson  ½-½30 1968 Ybbs ol stA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
5. M Czerniak vs V Kovacevic  0-164 1969 ZagrebC12 French, McCutcheon
6. V Kovacevic vs M Bertok  ½-½45 1969 ZagrebA48 King's Indian
7. Hort vs V Kovacevic  ½-½20 1969 ZagrebA25 English
8. V Kovacevic vs P Ostojic ½-½40 1969 JugoslavijaA10 English
9. A Matanovic vs V Kovacevic 1-038 1970 Yugoslav Team ChC05 French, Tarrasch
10. Kurajica vs V Kovacevic  ½-½41 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebB15 Caro-Kann
11. V Kovacevic vs Hort  0-144 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
12. Browne vs V Kovacevic  1-030 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebB15 Caro-Kann
13. V Kovacevic vs Petrosian 0-150 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
14. R Nicevski vs V Kovacevic  ½-½15 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebB32 Sicilian
15. V Kovacevic vs D Marovic  ½-½47 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebA00 Uncommon Opening
16. Uhlmann vs V Kovacevic  0-140 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
17. Fischer vs V Kovacevic 0-130 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebC15 French, Winawer
18. V Kovacevic vs Gligoric  ½-½18 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Udovcic vs V Kovacevic  0-140 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebE10 Queen's Pawn Game
20. V Kovacevic vs M Bertok  1-057 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebA04 Reti Opening
21. Korchnoi vs V Kovacevic  1-041 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebA25 English
22. V Kovacevic vs Parma  ½-½15 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebA04 Reti Opening
23. Minic vs V Kovacevic  ½-½13 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebC05 French, Tarrasch
24. V Kovacevic vs Ivkov  ½-½14 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Ghitescu vs V Kovacevic  ½-½57 1970 Rovinj/ZagrebD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
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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!
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  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 :)
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  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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