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Dragoslav Andric
Number of games in database: 126
Years covered: 1948 to 1981
Overall record: +30 -44 =52 (44.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical (3 games)
A08 King's Indian Attack (3 games)
E49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System (2 games)
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DRAGOSLAV ANDRIC
(born Nov-10-1923, died May-27-2005, 81 years old) Yugoslavia (citizen of Serbia)

[what is this?]
Yugoslav and Serbian writer, dramatist, lexicographer, author and chess player.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 126  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Gligoric vs D Andric  1-059 1948 YUG-chD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. D Andric vs Puc  0-140 1948 YUG-chE70 King's Indian
3. D Djaja vs D Andric  ½-½20 1948 YUG-chD66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
4. Janosevic vs D Andric  1-058 1948 YUG-chC78 Ruy Lopez
5. D Andric vs S Nedeljkovic  ½-½29 1948 YUG-chA95 Dutch, Stonewall
6. P Trifunovic vs D Andric  ½-½35 1948 YUG-chD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
7. D Andric vs Pirc  0-139 1948 YUG-chE70 King's Indian
8. B Simonovic vs D Andric  ½-½21 1948 YUG-chC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. D Andric vs B Rabar  0-126 1948 YUG-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Udovcic vs D Andric  ½-½38 1948 YUG-chA08 King's Indian Attack
11. D Andric vs A Fuderer  1-046 1948 YUG-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. D Andric vs B Milic  1-057 1948 BelgradeD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. D Andric vs S Vukovic  ½-½23 1948 YUG-chE20 Nimzo-Indian
14. M Subaric vs D Andric  0-150 1948 YUG-chC55 Two Knights Defense
15. D Andric vs R Horvat  0-154 1948 YUG-chE00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. N Kulzinski vs D Andric  ½-½16 1948 YUG-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. A Bozic vs D Andric  ½-½24 1948 YUG-chC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. D Andric vs B Milic  1-072 1948 YUG-chA94 Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3
19. D Andric vs D Djaja 1-037 1949 BelgradeE17 Queen's Indian
20. D Andric vs P Trifunovic  ½-½40 1951 YUG-ch 6thA44 Old Benoni Defense
21. I Bajec vs D Andric  ½-½16 1951 YUG-ch 7thD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. B Simonovic vs D Andric  1-047 1951 YUG-ch 6thD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. D Andric vs Ivkov  0-130 1951 YUG-ch 7thA84 Dutch
24. D Andric vs Gligoric  ½-½39 1951 YUG-ch 7thB30 Sicilian
25. D Andric vs N Karaklajic  0-130 1951 YUG-ch 6thE49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-25-13  Prugno: It looks like this player (whose articles used to be published in several languages - in Italy they sometimes appeared in "L'Italia Scacchistica"), was much more than a mere chess master.

Here is a link from Wikipedia, hoping some of our Slav friends can help us with the translation: http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragos...

I can't say I understand any Croatian, but he seems to have been a writer, translator, journalist, etc. In other words, a true intellectual. His date of death is reported as 2005.

It would be nice if some CG.com readers had personal recollections of Mr. Andric.

Jun-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Dragoslav Andric is author of several books on chess. His highly popular primer "Chess - The Game of Millions" was one of my first chess books ("a master-piece for beginners" indeed).

A game of his, played at the Belgrade championship when he was still a student, right after he got the title of chess master, is included in Irving Chernev's anthology "The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played" in the Chapter "A Bolt from the Blue".

D Andric vs D Djaja, 1949

The long list of Andric's literary works, besides collections of his poetry, his essays and his humorous prose, includes his translations from English, French, German and Russian of about 130 books of poetry, fiction and plays, a rather rare case in any country.

More information at

http://www.dragoslavandric.com/inde...

Jun-26-13  Fiona Macleod: Any relation to Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andric?
Jun-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: No relation except the same last name. Dragoslav Andrić (1923-2005) was born in Čačak, Serbia. Ivo Andrić (1892-1975) was born in Dolac kod Travnika, Bosnia.
Jun-26-13  brankat: <cro777> Hi. I just read Your message. I'm sorry, but I don't think I can help You with this. I feel a bit embarrassed, but I don't think I've ever even heard of Dragoslav Andric until now. I do know of Djaja though.

I'll read information You posted the link to, and I'll also try to find out more about this outstanding person.

Jun-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: <brankat> We should be thankful to our Italian chess friend <Prugno>. As he mentioned you might help with the translation. A summary (in English) of his biography would be nice.

http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragos...

Jun-27-13  brankat: <cro777> Thank You for the link above. Give me some 2-3 days, and I'll have the thing translated in English and post it here. Btw, I'd like to suggest that You open Your forum, since You are a Prem.member. Anyhow, please feel free to drop by at my "place" any time.
Jun-27-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: <brankat> Thanks. I'll be glad to. I have temporarily deactivated my forum. In principle, it is dedicated to discussions on chess theoretical problems.
Jun-27-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: This was my chess primer

http://www.dragoslavandric.com/slik...

Dragoslav Andrić: "ŠAH, IGRA MILIONA" (CHESS, THE GAME OF MILLIONS).

This highly popular primer, qualified in Politika daily, the oldest daily in Balcan countries, as "a master-piece for beginners", has been published by four publishing houses in Belgrade (Serbia) and Zagreb (Croatia) in 13 editions.

Jun-27-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Chess, The Game of Millions

605 million adults play chess regularly - a number comparable to regular users of Facebook. (In an official International Olympics Committee (IOC) submission a few years ago, FIDE cited the number of chess players worldwide to be 605 million).

Most surprising is the percentage of adults who actually currently play chess (either weekly, monthly or during the past year): 12% in the UK; 15% in the U.S. 23% in Germany; 43% in Russia.

http://www.fide.com/images/stories/...

Jun-27-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Chess as a funy way to increase thinking skills.

These are 2 problems from the last section of Dragoslav Andric's primer "Chess, The Game of Millions".

Problem 1: Find a checkmate with zero moves.


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Problem 2: Checkmate with half a move.


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Jun-27-13  Fiona Macleod: Problem 1: turn the board around. Checkmate. Problem 2. Lift the knight up in the air.
Jun-28-13  brankat: <Fiona> Brilliant!
Jun-29-13  Fiona Macleod: Thanks. They were more like language puzzles.
Jun-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: "The very first chess book I had was by Andric. He was really an interesing person, spoke 12 different languages, worked in theatre, spent a decade teaching literature in the USA. It`s a shame he didn`t have more time for chess, considering the games like D Andric vs D Djaja, 1949 " (Igor Z., Belgrade, Serbia)
Jun-29-13  Fiona Macleod: "If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear."

Ivo Andric (born: October 9, 1892)

101 years later:

Wesley So (born: October 9, 1993)

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