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|Dec-19-09|| ||Tabanus: And 2nd today in the strong Zadar Open (Croatia) Group A:|
|Jan-25-14|| ||RedShield: Who is this cat?|
|Jan-25-14|| ||cro777: The strongest Croatian Grandmaster Ivan Saric won the Tata Steel B (Challengers) with a round to spare. After 12 rounds he has a commanding 1.5-point lead at 9.5, making him the victor.|
In 2009 he was invited to Topalov's team, prior to his title match against Anand in 2010. Besides chess, Saric is known to be a math genius.
|Jan-25-14|| ||Aleksandar Li: Greetings comunity! Here, I would like a share a sort of closer information concerning Ivan Saric. My native town Livno is just a 80 km from Ivan's-Split, and Miljenko Jergovic has published story about a man who travels from Split to Livno and something about the war in Bosnia eventually (haven't red it, yet) I gues, which is just by the way (for some readers maybe), and something less important for this post of mine here. I want to say some things about Ivan. Me and my chess friends follow him for more than 10 years, and we have been expecting Ivan to show up globally. So this is the time and young lion and my neighbour in a way is about to play in the prime section next year. Congratulations for him and his father and brother, his wife and all chess family and friends. But my point here is next: Mr. Ivan Saric is able to become one of the few on the top, and, as I see it, he will take this and next year to make some considerable growth in his rating status and global chess affirmation. And, as I am predicting it, I am looking forward that we will be one of his followers and comentators. In the end, I would like to mention that Ivan's treatment of peaces seems to me like a very serious thing, and I am happy for him for this success in Netherlands! My positiveness and best regards to all the chess lovers world wide!|
|Jan-26-14|| ||cro777: Jon Ludvig Hammer: "Saric definitely earned his spot in the top group next year. He's born in 1990 - a decent crop of chess players!"|
|Jan-26-14|| ||Penguincw: Congratulations to Ivan Saric for winning the Tata Steel (Group B) (2014) with a round to spare. His final score is 10/13 (+7, -0, =6), which is +7. He was the only undefeated player in the tournament. Saric finished 1.5 points ahead of runner-ups Baadur Jobava and Jan Timman (he drew both of them, but could've beaten Jobava).|
Saric gained 24 points, bumping his rating to 2661, which is a career high. 24 points is the largest increase for both tournaments.
Great performance, and let's see how he'll do next year.
|Jan-27-14|| ||cro777: Saric's impressions on his win of the tournament and next year's challenge.|
"I'm very happy that next year I will play in the Tata Steel A tournament. I've never played such strong players before."
|Feb-10-14|| ||cro777: After 8 rounds Saric leads Croatian Championship by a full point. (12 players are competing in 11 rounds, from 3 - 13 February 2014).|
|Feb-13-14|| ||twinlark: Congratulations to Ivan Saric, winning the Croatian Championship so soon after his splendid win at Tata B.|
|Feb-14-14|| ||cro777: Croatian championship has finished in Porec. 12 grandmasters determined the champion in a round-robin. Ivan Saric finished first scoring 7/11.|
As <twinlark> pointed out, this is Saric's second big sucess this year - recently he became the winner of the Tata Steel B (Challengers) in Wijk aan Zee. This gives him the opportunity to compete in A-group in the next year.
Ivan Saric is 23 years old and his current rating is 2661.
|Mar-19-14|| ||cro777: Ivan Saric was chosen by the Association of Chess Professions to participate at 15th Poikovsky, the International Chess Tournament named after the former world champion Anatoly Karpov , which will take place from May 11 to 20.|
Saric's achievements were not left unnoticed by ACP: he won Wijk aan Zee B-Group, became champion of Croatia and shared 2nd place at European championship.
|Apr-04-14|| ||Calar: Games from Croatian Chapionship of 2014, won by Saric:|
Croatian championship (2014)
|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.|
|Aug-12-14|| ||cro777: GM Ivan Saric after his win against the World Champion: "The biggest win of my career"|
|Aug-12-14|| ||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.
|Aug-12-14|| ||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.|
|Aug-17-14|| ||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.|
|Nov-02-14|| ||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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