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I Ivanisevic 
GM Ivan Ivanisevic with chess players Dijana (left) and
Delilah (right) during a visit to Hamburg, Germany.
Photo copyright © 2005 René Gralla; courtesy of Neues Deutschland.
Ivan Ivanisevic
Number of games in database: 549
Years covered: 1996 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2651 (2606 rapid, 2549 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2665
Overall record: +189 -94 =223 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      43 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (46) 
    E32 E20 E46 E37 E30
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A45 A46 E00 A50 E10
 King's Indian (26) 
    E71 E92 E94 E60 E90
 Slav (24) 
    D17 D10 D15 D11
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D97 D70 D98 D85 D96
 Semi-Slav (16) 
    D45 D43 D44
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (81) 
    B47 B48 B40 B23 B32
 Sicilian Taimanov (38) 
    B47 B48 B49 B46
 Semi-Slav (23) 
    D44 D45 D47 D43 D46
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    D02 A46 A40 A41 A45
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C84 C89 C63 C88 C64
 King's Indian (14) 
    E62 E94 E60 E98 E83
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sasikiran vs I Ivanisevic, 2012 0-1
   Sundararajan vs I Ivanisevic, 2014 0-1
   G Guseinov vs I Ivanisevic, 2002 0-1
   I Ivanisevic vs T Baron, 2015 1-0
   T Sanikidze vs I Ivanisevic, 2013 0-1
   I Ivanisevic vs M Dzhumaev, 2012 1-0
   I Ivanisevic vs P Oatlhotse, 2012 1-0
   I Ivanisevic vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011 1/2-1/2
   I Ivanisevic vs Onischuk, 2011 1/2-1/2
   I Simeonidis vs I Ivanisevic, 2009 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Karpos Open (2015)
   Dubai Chess Open (2015)
   Tata Steel Group C (2011)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Euro Club Cup (2008)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)

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(born Nov-23-1977, 38 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)

[what is this?]
IM (1997); Grandmaster (2000).

Ivanisevic won the Kavala Open in 2007 and the Serbian Championship in 2008 and, 2009, the latter being 11.5/13 with a TPR of 2844, and then again in 2011 and 2012. He played for Yugoslavia in the Olympiads of 1998, 2000, 2002 and for Serbia in the Olympiad of 2008. His result at the 12th European Individual Championship (2011) qualified him to play in the World Cup (2011), where he lost in the first round to US GM Alexander Onischuk.


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 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 549  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. I Ivanisevic vs V Tukmakov  1-027 1996 Weihnachts opD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. I Ivanisevic vs Movsesian  0-154 1997 Wch U20E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. I Ivanisevic vs Oll  ½-½16 1997 Maroczy memD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. I Ivanisevic vs Velimirovic  0-173 1997 YUG-ch playoffA43 Old Benoni
5. I Ivanisevic vs A Kovacevic  ½-½45 1997 YUG-ch52A66 Benoni
6. I Ivanisevic vs Adorjan 0-123 1997 Maroczy memA57 Benko Gambit
7. Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic  1-041 1997 YUG-ch playoffB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
8. I Ivanisevic vs Gligoric  ½-½21 1997 YUG-ch52E17 Queen's Indian
9. I Ivanisevic vs Velimirovic  0-143 1997 YUG-ch52A65 Benoni, 6.e4
10. I Ivanisevic vs Barlov  1-044 1998 Ch YugoslaviaE10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. A Kovacevic vs I Ivanisevic  1-047 1998 YUG-chTB57 Sicilian
12. Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic 1-084 1998 YUG-ch53B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
13. I Ivanisevic vs A Kovacevic  ½-½61 1998 YUG-ch53A67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
14. Gligoric vs I Ivanisevic  0-137 1998 YUG-ch53E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. I Ivanisevic vs A Kovacevic  1-040 1999 YUG CupB50 Sicilian
16. Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic  0-133 1999 YUG CupB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. Ponomariov vs I Ivanisevic 1-046 1999 EU-chT (Men)B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
18. I Ivanisevic vs L Comas Fabrego  0-138 1999 EU-chT (Men)E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
19. Gligoric vs I Ivanisevic  1-089 1999 YUG CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. I Ivanisevic vs V Sakalauskas  ½-½74 1999 EU-chT (Men)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. Matulovic vs I Ivanisevic  ½-½44 1999 YUG-chTB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
22. C Bauer vs I Ivanisevic  1-032 1999 EU-chT (Men)B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
23. I Ivanisevic vs A Qashashvili  1-034 1999 EU-chT (Men)E12 Queen's Indian
24. I Ivanisevic vs A Kovacevic  ½-½60 1999 YUG-chA04 Reti Opening
25. Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic  0-123 1999 YUG-chB56 Sicilian
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Nov-06-07  Goran: And he beat Magnus Carlsen in the last round of ETCC 2007 :)
Jan-23-08  jovack: Goran Ivanisevic is Croatian.
Ivan is Serbian.
you're right <isolani>, it is a long shot, and you were way off.
Premium Chessgames Member
  norami: Is it true that the only difference between Serbian and Croatian is religion? If you're Catholic, you're Croatian. If you're Orthodox, you're Serbian.
Sep-01-08  myschkin: . . .

"Ivan Ivanisevic wins 2008 Serbian Championship"

Fide Card:

Oct-22-08  KOCMOHAYT: <norami: Is it true that the only difference between Serbian and Croatian is religion? If you're Catholic, you're Croatian. If you're Orthodox, you're Serbian.>

Not quite, but it is hard to distinguish by name. I am a Croat, and someone with name Ivan ivanišević could easily be Croatian.Serbs have their own culture and history which is differnt from croatian. but it is worth saying that two nations felt ( and some individuals still feel) a strong sentiment of brotherhood and unity which (un)fortunatly didnt end in the creation of new (yugoslav) nation. so unlike protestant prussians and catholic bavarians that united into germany, catholic croats and ortodox serbs live in two separate states. Why? dont ask. maybe is better that way.

Oct-22-08  Resignation Trap: <norami> and <KOCMOHAYT> There are other differences. Serbians and Croats speak basically the same language, but Serbians prefer to use the cyrillic alphabet (which is similar to Russian), while Croats use a roman alphabet (much like English).
Oct-23-08  KOCMOHAYT: <Resignation Trap> I know, as i said i'm croatian. lands that comprise serbia today were for centuries (mostly) part of ottoman empire (Turkey), whereas croatia was part of Habsburg empire (Austria). Hence the majority of difference. Before being part of larger foreign dominated empires, both countries had their respective medieval kingdoms. Serbia at one point was a major european power. The countries and peoples where friendly for centuries with croatian king Tomislav helping serbian against bulgarians, other masters against turks, and many serbs and croats being proud of being at the same time of serbian and croatian heritage (Ivo Andrić, Nikola Tesla, Branko Katić, Brankat :-)). However things generaly worsend when the two tried to become one. And failed...
Oct-23-08  brankat: <KOCMOHAYT> <...and many serbs and croats being proud of being at the same time of serbian and croatian heritage (Ivo Andrić, Nikola Tesla, Branko Katić, Brankat :-))>

It is an honour and privilege to be mentioned in the same sentence with Nikola Tesla :-)

Seriously, I do thank You for Your well balanced and fairly expressed thoughts.

Unfortunately, back in the old country everybody lost. Which was easily predictable. I think it was Sir Winston Churchill who remarked something like: "Those involved in the quarrels of their Past, will have found out that they have lost their Future."

Perhaps some other time things will work out better.

P.S. Visit my forum sometime.

Nov-05-08  jovack: <norami: Is it true that the only difference between Serbian and Croatian is religion? If you're Catholic, you're Croatian. If you're Orthodox, you're Serbian.>

lol, quite oversimplified

i would say it is akin to the difference of being canadian vs american

similar, yet distinct -- minus the extreme animosity that still prevails with some people (unfortunately)

funny how anything balkan related always gets people talking about serbian v croatian haha

Nov-23-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Ivan!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: Ivan "Carlsen-killer" Ivanisevic is mopping the board with everyone else in the Serbian Ch.: 6.5/7 of 13 rounds and ĺ two-point lead.

Apr-12-09  praddy06: 8.5/9 he is still continuing his amazing run but missed a perfect score in a tournament...which last happened in 1978

Apr-13-09  praddy06: .

Ivan Ivanisevic...still continuing his winning spree after 11 rounds

10/11 alone in the top.....

total domination and winning the tournament with 3 rounds to go

for live games

Apr-13-09  Dredge Rivers: Do they call him Ivan Ivan for short?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: ...and that was 11 points in 12 rounds: 2571 rated Igor Miladinovic went down in 39 moves.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: After a fighting draw in the last round, Ivanisevic finished with 11.5 of 13, a +10 score!

Even if he was the highest rated player at 2649, he still had to face 5 players at 2550+ and and six more at 2450+.

Apr-16-09  hand banana: what a great performance by ivanisevic..

30 rating points up after this one, back to 2650+.
and a very, very respectable 2844 rating performance.

Apr-17-09  Raisin Death Ray: I had a mailman named Ivan once. Is this him?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: <<Raisin Death Ray> If he looks slightly like you, it is probably him.
Nov-23-10  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Ivanisevic!
Jan-22-11  Eastfrisian: With a peak rate of 2664 "only" an IM, Hm.?
Nov-05-11  Korifej: Today Ivan help Serbia to win vs Turkey 4-0.
Nov-05-11  Korifej: I hope Netherland is next:)
Nov-23-11  brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Congratz to Ivan Ivanisevic for winning the Chigorin Memorial. Entering the tournament, he was the 10th seed, but edged out 13th seed Ivan Bukavshin ( :| ) on tiebreaks 54.5-51.5. Their individual encounter was the last round, but Ivan drew Ivan (Ivan had white).* Both players finished 7.5/9 (+6,-0,=3). He also gained 17.7 rating points and had a TPR of 2772.

* Ivanisevic had white. :)

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