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Zvonimir Mestrovic
Number of games in database: 173
Years covered: 1963 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2254 (2283 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2430

Overall record: +34 -99 =40 (31.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B43 B47 B89 B20 B32
 Uncommon Opening (16) 
    A00 B00
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A45 D01 D00
 French Defense (9) 
    C00 C15 C01 C11 C13
 French (5) 
    C00 C11 C13
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B47 B46 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Uncommon Opening (17) 
    B00 A00
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C72 C73 C75 C74 C71
 King's Indian (10) 
    E62 E72 E79 E71 E98
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A05
 Sicilian (9) 
    B61 B92 B95 B57 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Z Mestrovic vs Polugaevsky, 1972 1-0
   Z Mestrovic vs G Stefanov, 1966 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1970/71 (1970)
   Lone Pine (1978)

   🏆 Osijek-ch op
   Z Mestrovic vs S Kovacevic (Feb-23-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-17-1944, died Jun-15-2016, 71 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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He was an International Master.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 173  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Mestrovic vs Z Krzisnik  0-1281963YUG-ch 19thA07 King's Indian Attack
2. M Bertok vs Z Mestrovic  1-0221963YUG-ch 19thE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
3. Z Mestrovic vs Parma  0-1311963YUG-ch 19thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. D Ciric vs Z Mestrovic  1-0381963YUG-ch 19thC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
5. Z Mestrovic vs L Masic  0-1411963YUG-ch 19thB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
6. Z Mestrovic vs Velimirovic  0-1541963YUG-ch 19thB25 Sicilian, Closed
7. Z Mestrovic vs Pirc  1-0441963YUG-ch 19thB32 Sicilian
8. M Damjanovic vs Z Mestrovic  0-1411963YUG-ch 19thC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
9. Z Mestrovic vs Janosevic  1-0261963YUG-ch 19thB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
10. Matulovic vs Z Mestrovic  1-0361963YUG-ch 19thC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
11. Z Mestrovic vs P Trifunovic  0-1281963YUG-ch 19thA07 King's Indian Attack
12. Z Mestrovic vs Bukic  1-0521963YUG-ch 19thB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. D Marovic vs Z Mestrovic  1-0311963YUG-ch 19thD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. R Jovanic vs Z Mestrovic  ½-½311963YUG-ch 19thD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. Udovcic vs Z Mestrovic  ½-½311963YUG-ch 19thD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. Z Mestrovic vs S Nikolic  1-0421963YUG-ch 19thC48 Four Knights
17. Z Mestrovic vs V Sokolov  ½-½231963YUG-ch 19thC49 Four Knights
18. I Gojak vs Z Mestrovic  ½-½311963YUG-ch 19thA04 Reti Opening
19. M Lutovac vs Z Mestrovic  1-0631963YUG-ch 19thC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
20. A Bradvarevic vs Z Mestrovic 1-0261963YUG-ch 19thC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
21. Ivkov vs Z Mestrovic 1-0451964ZenicaA21 English
22. Hort vs Z Mestrovic 1-0441965SarajevoE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. Suetin vs Z Mestrovic  1-0371965SarajevoB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
24. Matulovic vs Z Mestrovic  1-0351965Sarajevo 8thC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
25. Tringov vs Z Mestrovic  1-0521965Sarajevo 8thA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 173  PGN Download
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  nasmichael: What is some of Mestrovic's history?
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  TheAlchemist: <nasmichael> According to the Slovenian Chess Federation ( he was born on October 17, 1944, is an IM, his current Elo rating is 2372 and he currently plays for Triglav Krsko in Slovenia. I know he is a great blitz player and that he has championed 1.Nc3 as White and 1.e4 Nc6 as Black, with some success as well.

His last great tournament result I know of was in Nova Gorica 2003, when he finished joint first, but got only fourth prize. There he lost the first two games, but then won 6 games in a row. In the last round, he had White against eventual winner Pavasovic, but offered (or accepted) a quick draw. He (obviously) preferred to secure fourth place than risk slipping back too far.

Jan-02-09  M.D. Wilson: I know someone with this surname. Is Mestrovic a common surname?
Feb-07-09  M.D. Wilson: He was fond of 1. Nc3. Very interesting.
Nov-28-09  KOCMOHAYT: <M.D. Wilson> Yes surname is quite often among Croats. exists also among Serbs.
Nov-28-09  vsadek: <M.D. Wilson> The Mestrović surname that sounds familiar to you is probably Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović. Here is the Wiki article about him:
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