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Dragoslav Andric
Number of games in database: 136
Years covered: 1946 to 1981
Overall record: +32 -51 =53 (43.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-10-1923, died May-27-2005, 81 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)

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Yugoslav and Serbian writer, dramatist, lexicographer, author and chess player.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Djaja vs D Andric  ½-½301946YUG-ch Semifinal EastD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
2. D Andric vs Gligoric  0-1331946YUG-ch Semifinal EastE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
3. D Avirovic vs D Andric  0-1251946YUG-ch Semifinal EastC17 French, Winawer, Advance
4. B Simonovic vs D Andric  1-0381946YUG-ch Semifinal EastC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
5. Mihajlo Markovic vs D Andric  0-1361947First LeagueD97 Grunfeld, Russian
6. M Subaric vs D Andric  1-0231947YUG-ch Semifinal EastC17 French, Winawer, Advance
7. Bidev vs D Andric  1-0511947YUG-ch Semifinal EastC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
8. D Andric vs A Bozic  0-1381947YUG-ch Semifinal EastE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
9. N Kulzinski vs D Andric  ½-½161948YUG-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. D Andric vs S Nedeljkovic  ½-½291948YUG-chA95 Dutch, Stonewall
11. Janosevic vs D Andric 1-0581948YUG-chC78 Ruy Lopez
12. D Andric vs B Milic  1-0571948BelgradeD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. D Andric vs Puc  0-1401948YUG-chE70 King's Indian
14. B Simonovic vs D Andric  ½-½211948YUG-chC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. D Andric vs Pirc  0-1391948YUG-chE77 King's Indian
16. P Trifunovic vs D Andric  ½-½351948YUG-chD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
17. D Andric vs S Vukovic  ½-½231948YUG-chE20 Nimzo-Indian
18. Udovcic vs D Andric  ½-½381948YUG-chA08 King's Indian Attack
19. D Andric vs B Rabar  0-1261948YUG-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. A Bozic vs D Andric  ½-½241948YUG-chC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. D Andric vs R Horvat  0-1541948YUG-chE00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. M Subaric vs D Andric  0-1501948YUG-chC55 Two Knights Defense
23. D Djaja vs D Andric  ½-½201948YUG-chD66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
24. D Andric vs A Fuderer  1-0461948YUG-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Gligoric vs D Andric  1-0591948YUG-chD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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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:

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 readers had personal recollections of Mr. Andric.

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  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

Jun-26-13  Fiona Macleod: Any relation to Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andric?
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  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.
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  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.

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  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.

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  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.
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  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.
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  cro777: This was my chess primer


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.

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  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.

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  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.
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  brankat: <Fiona> Brilliant!
Jun-29-13  Fiona Macleod: Thanks. They were more like language puzzles.
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  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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