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Ivan Zaja
  
Number of games in database: 140
Years covered: 1993 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2441 (2406 rapid, 2392 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2516

Overall record: +39 -34 =63 (51.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (15) 
    E81 E84 E86 E80 E77
 Slav (8) 
    D17 D15 D11 D13
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D85 D83 D91
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E42 E44 E43 E47 E32
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D31 D35 D38 D39
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A41 A50
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (16) 
    C05 C18 C17 C16 C01
 English (9) 
    A10 A13 A14 A18
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C78 C77 C68 C92
 French Winawer (9) 
    C18 C17 C16 C15
 French Tarrasch (5) 
    C05
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E12 E17 E19
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 21st Bosnjaci Open
   I Zaja vs Z Jovanovic (Jan-09-16) 1/2-1/2
   E Dizdarevic vs I Zaja (Jan-07-16) 1/2-1/2
   T Mihalincic vs I Zaja (Mar-04-13) 0-1
   M Ostovic vs I Zaja (Mar-12-12) 1/2-1/2
   I Zaja vs G P Arnaudov (Mar-11-12) 1/2-1/2

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IVAN ZAJA
(born Jul-29-1965, 53 years old) Croatia

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GM in 2001. Croatian champion in 2000 and 2001. Played in the 2000 olympiad (1st reserve) and in European Team Ch 2001 (board 4).

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 140  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Zaja vs V Putanec  1-0371993CRO-chE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
2. I Zaja vs Romanishin  0-1491993HrvatskaE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
3. S Kosanski vs I Zaja  0-1321996CRO Team ChC02 French, Advance
4. I Zaja vs Pelletier  ½-½391997EU-chT (Men)D85 Grunfeld
5. I Zaja vs M Grabarczyk  ½-½481997EU-chT (Men)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. M Manninen vs I Zaja  ½-½691997EU-chT (Men)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. P Roberts vs I Zaja  0-1461997EU-chT (Men)C05 French, Tarrasch
8. R Mantovani vs I Zaja  1-0251997EU-chT (Men)C17 French, Winawer, Advance
9. I Zaja vs T Cop  1-0311999It (open), Zagreb (Croatia)E86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
10. R Urukalovic vs I Zaja  0-1391999It (open), Zagreb (Croatia)C05 French, Tarrasch
11. I Zaja vs Z Maslac  1-0391999It (open), Zagreb (Croatia)E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
12. I Zaja vs I Saric  0-1431999It (open), Zagreb (Croatia)A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
13. I Zaja vs I Sitnik  ½-½471999It (open), Zagreb (Croatia)E07 Catalan, Closed
14. I Zaja vs B Lovric  0-1351999Montecatini TermeA10 English
15. D Feletar vs I Zaja  0-1211999It (open), Zagreb (Croatia)A04 Reti Opening
16. I Zaja vs Z Crnkovic  1-0372000Umag opD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. I Zaja vs P Velikov  ½-½142000Kastav GMD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. I Zaja vs R Zelcic  ½-½142000Umag opE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
19. J Petrov vs I Zaja  ½-½122000Umag opE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
20. Sutovsky vs I Zaja  0-1282000Pula zt 1.2C16 French, Winawer
21. I Zaja vs Pavasovic  1-0402000Pula zt 1.2D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. V Sakalauskas vs I Zaja  ½-½18200034th OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
23. J E Renteria Becerra vs I Zaja  ½-½48200034th OlympiadC17 French, Winawer, Advance
24. I Zaja vs M Apicella  1-047200034th OlympiadE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
25. I Zaja vs Ganguly  ½-½44200034th OlympiadD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 140  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-13-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: GM Ivan Žaja, Croatia, born 29 July 1965. Current rating 2449, http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

Rating peak 2513 in 2000. GM in 2001. Croatian champion in 2000 and 2001. Played in the 2000 olympiad (1st reserve) and in European Team Ch 2001 (board 4).

Pictures:
http://www.sk-zagreb.hr/08Zaja.jpg
http://public.carnet.hr/sk-losinj/o... (in red) http://public.carnet.hr/sk-losinj/o... (in red)

Nov-26-10  BIDMONFA: Ivan Zaja

ZAJA, Ivan
http://www.bidmonfa.com/zaja_ivan.htm
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