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Ivan Saric
Number of games in database: 770
Years covered: 2001 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2689 (2660 rapid, 2572 blitz)

Overall record: +250 -121 =266 (60.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 133 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (122) 
    B90 B48 B30 B42 B32
 Ruy Lopez (61) 
    C67 C65 C92 C78 C96
 French Defense (49) 
    C11 C18 C16 C10 C12
 Caro-Kann (47) 
    B18 B12 B10 B15 B11
 Sicilian Najdorf (39) 
    B90 B92
 French (29) 
    C11 C10 C13 C12
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (84) 
    E81 E94 E97 E92 E90
 Sicilian (81) 
    B30 B33 B90 B56 B22
 Ruy Lopez (42) 
    C78 C69 C96 C77 C92
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (20) 
    C96 C91 C92 C95 C93
 Reti System (18) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Slav (18) 
    D12 D10 D11 D14 D13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Saric vs Carlsen, 2014 1-0
   I Saric vs M Bosiocic, 2018 1-0
   I Saric vs T Batchuluun, 2014 1-0
   I Saric vs Van Wely, 2015 1/2-1/2
   I Saric vs A Sharafiev, 2015 1-0
   I Saric vs A Mastrovasilis, 2016 1-0
   O Abdulov vs I Saric, 2017 0-1
   I Saric vs E Paehtz, 2017 1-0
   I Saric vs M Gurevich, 2007 1-0
   I Saric vs Shirov, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tata Steel Group B (2014)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   Xtracon Chess Open (2017)
   European Individual Championship (2014)
   European Individual Championship (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2018)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

   🏆 Blitz World Championship
   Le Quang Liem vs I Saric (Dec-30-18) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   I Saric vs M Antipov (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   I Saric vs H Melkumyan (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   Wang Hao vs I Saric (Dec-30-18) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   I Saric vs B Savchenko (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz

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(born Aug-17-1990, 28 years old) Croatia

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International Master (2007); Grandmaster (2008). He was Croatian Champion in 2009, 2013 (tournament held in February 2014), 2017 and 2018.

Ivan Šarić won the 2007 U18 European Championship and the 2008 World U18 championship, the latter held in Vung Tau, Vietnam. In 2009 he won the Pula Open and was second in the Zadar Open (Croatia) Group A. In 2011 he tied for 2nd at the 31st Villa de Benasque Open. In 2014, he stunned the field at the category 14 Tata Steel Group B (2014) by winning the event with a round to spare (final score 10/13 - +7 =6), which not only entitled him an invitation to the Tata A Group in 2015 but raised his rating sufficiently to lift him into the world's top 100. Followed up in February 2014 by winning the Croatian Championship outright with 7/9. Saric's equal second placement with 8/11 at the European Individual Championship (2014) qualified him to play in the World Cup (2015), where he was eliminated from the event in the first round by Egyptian GM Bassem Amin. Winner of the European Individual Chess Championship (2018).

Wikipedia article: Ivan Šarić (chess player)

Last updated: 2018-04-28 13:43:14

 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 806  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Papp vs I Saric 1-0202001EYCC B12C56 Two Knights
2. M Vachier-Lagrave vs I Saric  1-0222002WYb12C77 Ruy Lopez
3. Kurajica vs I Saric  ½-½47200510th Father Ivan Cvitanovic MemorialA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
4. I Saric vs S Feller  ½-½2620057th Festival IMA07 King's Indian Attack
5. V Vepkhvishvili vs I Saric  0-1562005Tournoi MID02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. I Saric vs M Schuette  1-0382005Open AB01 Scandinavian
7. V Faibisovich vs I Saric  0-1322005Open AE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
8. P Dobrowolski vs I Saric  ½-½122005Open AB30 Sicilian
9. I Saric vs Alen Markovic  1-0412005Kostrena ZNG111 8thB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
10. B Predojevic vs I Saric  1-047200612th Bosnjaci OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. O Cvitan vs I Saric 1-040200612th Bosnjaci OpenD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
12. Sedlak vs I Saric  ½-½462006Zagreb OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. I Saric vs L'Ami 0-16520067th European Individual ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
14. E Postny vs I Saric  1-05220067th European Individual ChampionshipE81 King's Indian, Samisch
15. I Saric vs A Duman  ½-½7320067th European Individual ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
16. H Ziska vs I Saric  ½-½4520067th European Individual ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
17. I Saric vs P Makoli  ½-½4720067th European Individual ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
18. S Yeke vs I Saric  0-13020067th European Individual ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
19. I Saric vs Iskusnyh  ½-½6120067th European Individual ChampionshipB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
20. S Guliev vs I Saric  1-03120067th European Individual ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
21. I Saric vs Blatny 1-08020067th European Individual ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
22. C Weiss vs I Saric  1-04220067th European Individual ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
23. I Saric vs J M Lopez Martinez  ½-½3820067th European Individual ChampionshipC16 French, Winawer
24. L Klima vs I Saric  ½-½242006Mitropa CupE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. I Saric vs P Cech 1-0382006Mitropa CupC10 French
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May-15-14  paavoh: Continuing his success at Poikovsky with 3.5/4 so far.
May-23-14  paavoh: ... and finishing with 0.5/4, unfortunately. Nevertheless, an interesting player for sure.
Aug-12-14  Conrad93: Defeating Carlsen in a mere 33 moves.


Aug-12-14  Conrad93: 37 moves. My mistake.
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  cro777: GM Ivan Saric after his win against the World Champion: "The biggest win of my career"
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  cro777: The story of the day.

In the game Saric - Carlsen, the ceremonial first move was made by the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg ... and the best Croatian grandmaster won.

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  cro777: 15 pictures by Chess Club Live of Ivan Saric and his wife WFM Zrinka Deur Saric.

Aug-13-14  freakclub: Carlsen deserved to lose that game. I think he learned a lesson from that one. Not to fool around with lower-rated GMs.
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  Penguincw: Happy 23rd Birthday to GM and rising star Ivan Saric.

At the Chess Olympiad (2014), he went a solid +5,-2,=4. His only 2 losses came to the black pieces, so good job! He also beat Carlsen. By my unofficial count, he gained 5.3 rating points to jump to (presumably) a career high 2676. He's getting there!

Aug-17-14  csmath: Pretty very Slavic looking lady. Nice looking couple and obviously fine people. Happy birthday!
Nov-02-14  waustad: Perhaps he'll get more notice soon, since he'll be playing in Tata A this year, according to TWIC.
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  MissScarlett: Yes, simply beating the world champion is evidently insufficient to garner wide acclaim. I suggest one or more of the following: i)be accused of cheating; ii)be punched to the ground by a lovelorn rival; ii)be told to 'speak normal' and stop smiling.
Nov-02-14  waustad: Earning the spot in Tata A by winning Tata B was an important stepping stone. Another would be reaching 2700 elo. Each of these could help make him better known. After a period of stable 2650ish rating he has added some elo recently, which could help get more high visibility invitations. Those seem to be getting harder to find since many big tournaments are getting smaller. Tata, for example, now only has two groups instead of three.
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  cro777: Tata Steel Masters 2015

Drawing of lots

Ivan got number 5.

In Round 1 he meets Aronian with the white pieces.

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  WannaBe: Wow, why can't all chess tournament do drawing of the lots that way? Instead of some stupid blitz tournament!!??!!
Jan-09-15  twinlark: Probably that the blitz events provide some pre-game entertainment.
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  cro777: <WannaBe: Wow, why can't all chess tournament do drawing of the lots that way?>


Oct-17-17  The Boomerang: Ivan now one has commented over 2 years so I will:)

Sve ti najbolje!:)

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  whiteshark: Conratulations for winning <European Individual Chess Championship 2018>!
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  cro777: 2018 European Championship was held from 17 to 28 March in Batumi (Georgia). Ivan Saric defeated David Navara in the last round and won the title with 8,5 points out of 11.

Top 23 finishers qualify for the World Cup.

Mar-29-18  Calar: Congrats on winning European Individual Chess Championship (2018)

Probably the greatest success in his chess career so far :)

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  Penguincw: Congrats to Ivan Saric, highest rated player in his country, and Croatian champion. He won with 7.5/11 (a full point).

Apr-30-18  The Boomerang: Heading for 2700....

2692 Live :)

May-07-18  mistreaver: Recent interview with Ivan

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  sonia91: Yesterday he broke into the 2700 club after beating Ivan Cheparinov in the Tournament of Peace, currently underway in Zagreb, Croatia. Vassily Ivanchuk also plays in this event.
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