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Vladimir Kovacevic
  
Number of games in database: 715
Years covered: 1967 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2446
Highest rating achieved in database: 2514

Overall record: +251 -166 =298 (55.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (176) 
    A46 D02 A40 A45 D04
 Old Benoni (18) 
    A43
 King's Indian (18) 
    E61 E60 E95 E66 E64
 English (15) 
    A13 A15 A10 A16 A14
 Robatsch (11) 
    B06
 Slav (9) 
    D12 D13 D18 D11
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (96) 
    C11 C04 C03 C02 C05
 Alekhine's Defense (40) 
    B05 B02 B03 B04
 Queen's Gambit Declined (37) 
    D38 D35 D30 D31 D37
 French (35) 
    C11 C13 C10 C12 C00
 French Tarrasch (35) 
    C04 C03 C05
 Dutch Defense (19) 
    A88 A81 A86 A87 A85
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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
   V Kovacevic vs T O'Donnell, 1990 1-0
   Ermenkov vs V Kovacevic, 1990 0-1
   V Kovacevic vs B Abramovic, 1984 1-0
   L Christiansen vs V Kovacevic, 1990 0-1
   V Kovacevic vs Robert E Byrne, 1980 1-0
   V Kovacevic vs Marjanovic, 1982 1-0
   V Kovacevic vs P Nikolic, 1989 1-0

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

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

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 28th European Club Cup
   V Kovacevic vs A Mindlin (Oct-14-12) 0-1

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VLADIMIR KOVACEVIC
(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 29; games 1-25 of 715  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Kovacevic vs R Bogdanovic  ½-½151967YUG-chA48 King's Indian
2. V Kovacevic vs Minic  0-1661967YUG-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. V Kovacevic vs Ivan Buljovcic  1-0411967YUG-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. M Bertok vs V Kovacevic  ½-½341967YUG-chE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
5. M Knezevic vs V Kovacevic  1-0321967YUG-chA03 Bird's Opening
6. V Kovacevic vs D Ciric  ½-½131967YUG-chD00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Ivkov vs V Kovacevic  ½-½101967YUG-chA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
8. V Kovacevic vs A Matanovic  ½-½411967YUG-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. D Gliksman vs V Kovacevic  1-0671967YUG-chA34 English, Symmetrical
10. V Kovacevic vs Z Mestrovic  1-0451967YUG-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. V Kovacevic vs Matulovic  0-1371967YUG-chD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
12. A Bradvarevic vs V Kovacevic  ½-½411967YUG-chC10 French
13. Maric vs V Kovacevic  ½-½81967YUG-chC03 French, Tarrasch
14. V Kovacevic vs Bukic  ½-½101967YUG-chA10 English
15. V Kovacevic vs V Sokolov  ½-½121967YUG-chD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
16. M Vukic vs V Kovacevic  ½-½461967YUG-chE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
17. Janosevic vs V Kovacevic  ½-½611967YUG-chC03 French, Tarrasch
18. V Kovacevic vs Angantysson  ½-½301968Ybbs ol stA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
19. Plachetka vs V Kovacevic  1-0521968WchT U26 15th fin-AA07 King's Indian Attack
20. V Kovacevic vs M Bertok  ½-½451969ZagrebA48 King's Indian
21. V Kovacevic vs P Ostojic ½-½401969JugoslavijaA10 English
22. M Czerniak vs V Kovacevic  0-1641969ZagrebC12 French, McCutcheon
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
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 715  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-10-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron: A good number of his games start with the opening which I think has been called the 'London System": d4, Nf3, Bf4, e3, Nbd2; I play it myself sometimes. In my opinion it is a solid opening but not as aggressive as other openings for White.
Dec-10-03  ughaibu: I think it's only the London system when used as a reaction to the Kings Indian. I think it was Lasker's recommended strategy.
Oct-14-05  Silman: Hats Off to Vladimir. Not only did he beat Bobby Fischer as black in 1970. In 2005 he has just wrote the best opening book of all time...
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.
Oct-21-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  BishopBerkeley: <Gnome> I wonder if you are familiar with the excellent "Bookup" openings training software from http://www.bookup.com/ ? If you are able to watch one of their interesting training videos, it is based on the London System:

http://www.bookup.com/chessvideo4.htm

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

http://www.bookup.com/ebooks.htm#Th...

Hope this is helpful!

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

P.S. While I applaud the well-designed Bookup.com 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
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Here is that London system book that <silman> was talking about: http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/lo....
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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 http://www.fide.com/ratings/index.p... 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 http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/reviews/b... is interesting.
Mar-26-06  BIDMONFA: Vladimir Kovacevic

KOVACEVIC, Vlatko
http://www.bidmonfa.com/kovacevic_v...
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Sep-09-07  Monkey King: Acording to FIDE his current rating is 2504 not 2278. http://www.fide.com/ratings/id.phtm...
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.
Mar-26-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Mar-26-10  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.

Mar-26-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 70th birthday POTD!
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