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Juraj Nikolac
Number of games in database: 116
Years covered: 1951 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2430
Highest rating achieved in database: 2495
Overall record: +38 -50 =28 (44.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Reti System (8) 
    A04 A06
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A40 D02 A50 E00 A46
 King's Indian (5) 
    E92 E94 E73
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (5) 
    A01
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A56 A61 A57
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
    A07
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B19 B12 B14 B11 B18
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C92 C87 C96 C93
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C92 C87 C96 C93
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D51 D52 D58
 English (4) 
    A17 A14
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JURAJ NIKOLAC
(born Apr-22-1932, 82 years old) Yugoslavia (citizen of Croatia)

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Juraj Nikolac was awarded the GM title in 1979. He was 1st= at Vrnjacka Banja 1978 and 1st at Maribor 1987.

Photo: http://www.bidmonfa.com/nikolac_jur...

Wikipedia article: Juraj Nikolac


 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 116  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Longer vs J Nikolac  1-038 1951 YUG-ch 7thA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
2. B Tot vs J Nikolac  0-139 1951 YUG-ch 7thD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
3. J Nikolac vs Janosevic  0-137 1951 YUG-ch 7thA03 Bird's Opening
4. D Andric vs J Nikolac  0-143 1951 YUG-ch 7thD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. J Nikolac vs Gligoric  ½-½48 1951 YUG-ch 7thE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
6. J H Donner vs J Nikolac  1-028 1953 OpatijaD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. J Nikolac vs Gligoric  ½-½49 1953 YUG-chB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
8. J Nikolac vs A Preinfalk  1-057 1953 YUG-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
9. J Nikolac vs Wade  1-035 1953 OpatijaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. M Romi vs J Nikolac  1-043 1954 Sirmione It.-Jugosl.A47 Queen's Indian
11. Matulovic vs J Nikolac 1-033 1965 Novi SadC12 French, McCutcheon
12. J Nikolac vs A Planinc  1-028 1965 Novi SadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J Nikolac vs Gligoric  1-078 1965 Novi SadB25 Sicilian, Closed
14. J Nikolac vs M Bertok  1-040 1969 YugoslaviaA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
15. J Nikolac vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½56 1975 Rovinj/ZagrebE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
16. J Nikolac vs Ljubojevic  1-048 1975 Rovinj/ZagrebE00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. J Nikolac vs Tringov  ½-½41 1975 Rovinj/ZagrebA04 Reti Opening
18. Tseshkovsky vs J Nikolac  ½-½77 1975 Rovinj/ZagrebC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. J Nikolac vs Matulovic  0-159 1975 Rovinj/ZagrebB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
20. A Planinc vs J Nikolac 0-126 1975 Rovinj/ZagrebB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
21. J Nikolac vs Suetin  0-141 1976 Lublin (Poland)A56 Benoni Defense
22. A Kuligowski vs J Nikolac  ½-½43 1976 LublinD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. J Nikolac vs Robatsch  1-050 1976 PolandA61 Benoni
24. Christiansen vs J Nikolac  1-031 1976 Wijk aan Zee (Netherlands)D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
25. G Ligterink vs J Nikolac  ½-½58 1977 HoogovensB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 116  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-22-07  wolfmaster: A GM with no kibitzes? Now, there's a rarity!
Apr-22-07  Deceptor: He still plays in team events at the age of 75.
Apr-23-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheAlchemist: He recently published a book named (translated) "Theory of Chess Combinations", somekind of his magnum opus, although sadly it was self-published, so very few volumes are available (sadly for me :-)). Apparently he also wrote monographs about Tarrasch and Philidor, the latter was published in France. He was a university physics professor until 1997. He is married with wIM Tanja Belamaric (T Belamaric) and he's the brother-in-law of a player from my chess club (Goran Belamaric).
Apr-22-08  BIDMONFA: Juraj Nikolac

NIKOLAC, Juraj
http://www.bidmonfa.com/nikolac_jur...
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Apr-22-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Nikolac!
Apr-22-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Many happy returns GM Nikolac!

more games: http://www.365chess.com/players/Jur...

Apr-22-08  Pianoplayer: this guy is old!!! but happy b-day anyway
Apr-23-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: <Pianoplayer> Believe it or not:

-- GM A.Lilienthal is 21 years older, and still going "strong",

-- Smyslov 11 years older,

-- Gligoric 9 years older, and just a few months ago played on the first board in the old-timers team Match "USSR-Yugolsavia".

-- Korchnoi is 77 and still an active player :-)

I'm sure there are others, too.

You should hope that You'll enjoy such a long, interesting and productive life.

Apr-22-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Happy 78th Birthday GM Nikolac!
Feb-20-11  Sonny Rollins: I have known him as a cautious and very friendly man. A real gentleman. He was member of our first team Münchener SC 1836 and played there between oct 1984 - dec 1989 with Unzicker, Robatsch and later with Smejkal in the German Bundesliga. He left our club because of the beginning problems in his homecountry. I hope he is in good health.
Apr-22-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy 80th, GM Nikolac!

LTJ

Dec-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: amusing story :)

<Dortmund 1979: On the day of the Nikolac-Bohmfeldt game, the round started an hour earlier than usual. A few minutes after the start of the round all players had turned up except for Bohmfeldt. After half an hour Nikolac started to look worried. A win by default would not count towards his norm, and the norm would be mathematically impossible if Bohmfeldt were automatically defaulted for being more than an hour late. Nikolac waited nervously outside the tournament hall, and when he spotted Bohmfeldt in the distance he practically dragged the astonished German into the tournament hall. He was just in time - five minutes more and it would have been too late. Nikolac won the game easily.>

Source: Secrets of Grandmaster Chess by John Nunn

Dec-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <wordfunph> See the kibitzes to J Nikolac vs Nunn, 1979 for a little background on Nikolac's run to the title at Dortmund.

By the way, I've noticed some other passages from Secrets of Grandmaster Chess you've posted. Did Nunn rewrite that book? The quote above is certainly not something from Peter Griffiths' account in the 1980s edition.

Dec-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <perfidious> i think yes.

accounts taken from this book..

http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Grand...

..and your source from the book co-authored with Peter Griffiths.

http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Grand...

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