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Marko Tratar
Number of games in database: 301
Years covered: 1990 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2459 (2449 rapid, 2315 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2517

Overall record: +100 -73 =128 (54.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English, 1 c4 c5 (16) 
    A30 A34 A36 A31 A37
 English (15) 
    A15 A14 A17 A19 A12
 Slav (14) 
    D11 D12 D19 D10 D15
 King's Indian (12) 
    E97 E94 E92 E91 E90
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A41 D02 D00 A46 A40
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (34) 
    B22 B92 B23 B81 B82
 French Defense (33) 
    C10 C07 C00 C11 C04
 King's Indian (27) 
    E94 E92 E61 E67 E62
 French (19) 
    C10 C00 C11
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A41 A45 D02 E00 A46
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C07 C04 C05 C03
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kharlov vs M Tratar, 2002 0-1
   M Tratar vs I Kragelj, 2001 1-0
   J Behrmann vs M Tratar, 2001 0-1
   M Tratar vs T Banusz, 2017 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Pula Open (2017)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Team Chess Championships (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   European Club Cup (2017)
   European Individual Championships (2013)

   🏆 27th TCh-SLO
   Jernej Skuhala vs M Tratar (Oct-22-17) 1-0
   M Tratar vs B Kosmac (Oct-21-17) 1-0
   P Riegler vs M Tratar (Oct-20-17) 0-1
   G O'Connell vs M Tratar (Oct-14-17) 0-1
   M Tratar vs P K Wells (Oct-12-17) 1-0

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(born May-20-1974, 43 years old) Slovenia

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IM in 1995, GM in 2006. Champion of Slovenia in 1997 and 2015. Played in the olympiads 1992 (2nd reserve), 1998 (1st reserve), 2002 (Slovenia III, board 1), and 2006 (board 4), and in European Team Ch 2007 (board 3). Played in five Mitropa Cups (1997: team won, him having 7.5/9 on board 4). Plays in several European chess leagues (Croatia: club Pula). Slovenian vice champion 2002 and 2007 ICC: Trale

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 301  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Barsov vs M Tratar  1-0251990Pula opE90 King's Indian
2. Leko vs M Tratar  1-0401991KecskemetB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. Blatny vs M Tratar  1-0681991KecskemetD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Savon vs M Tratar  ½-½241992Bled op 13thA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
5. V Kovacevic vs M Tratar  ½-½521992Bled op (07) ;CBM 29A45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. M Tratar vs Pavasovic  1-0501992SLO-ch U18D02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. M Tratar vs Savon  ½-½231992Ljubljana op 3rdE15 Queen's Indian
8. M Tratar vs D Sermek  0-1231993Groningen Chess Festival; GM openA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. K Berg vs M Tratar  1-0131993Groningen Chess Festival; GM openB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
10. I Yagupov vs M Tratar  1-0231993Groningen Chess Festival; GM openB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. Zsofia Polgar vs M Tratar  1-0321994It (open), Bled (Slovenia)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
12. M Tratar vs Sveshnikov  0-1321994LjubljanaE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
13. V Tukmakov vs M Tratar  ½-½581995Bled op 16thB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
14. M Tratar vs Psakhis  ½-½561995Groningen opE20 Nimzo-Indian
15. M Tratar vs V Tukmakov  1-0631996Bled op 17thE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
16. C Lutz vs M Tratar  1-0351996OpenB83 Sicilian
17. M Tratar vs P Haba  ½-½471996Ceske Budejovice opD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Kharlov vs M Tratar  1-0321996Vienna opB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
19. Pavasovic vs M Tratar  ½-½151997SLO-chB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. M Tratar vs Pavasovic  ½-½651997Portoroz opD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. V Malakhov vs M Tratar  ½-½481998Montecatini Terme opB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
22. Pavasovic vs M Tratar  0-1601998Radenci opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. M Tratar vs Ftacnik  ½-½411998It (open), Ljubljana (Slovenia)A34 English, Symmetrical
24. S Guffart vs M Tratar  ½-½411999Jacques Lemans opB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
25. B Vigh vs M Tratar  1-0361999Schwarzach op-AE70 King's Indian
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May-19-06  BIDMONFA: M Tratar


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  Tabanus: GM Marko Tratar, Slovenia, born 20 May 1974. Now rated 2480,

IM in 1995. GM in 2006. ICC: Trale

Champion of Slovenia 1997. Played in the olympiads 1992 (2nd reserve), 1998 (1st reserve), 2002 (Slovenia III, board 1), and 2006 (board 4), and in European Team Ch 2007 (board 3). Played in five Mitropa Cups (1997: team won, him having 7.5/9 on board 4). Plays in several European chess leagues (Croatia: club Pula).

Slovenian vice champion 2002 and 2007. His GM norms:

Placed 4th in Open Bosnjaci 2009:

Interview (2005):,2... (in Slovenian)

Biographies: (in German) (in Polish)

Pictures: (in red)

Dec-06-09  Prugno: Physical disabilities are always a delicate subject, but I have played next to Mr. Tratar and I think it is right to add one piece of information which is not clear from the photos and texts linked by <Tabanus> (except perhaps the interview, but who understands Slovenian?). To put it very bluntly, his right arm is missing.

This only increases my admiration for him, since he has managed to achieve such good results in chess despite what must be a severe handicap!

Feb-15-10  jackpawn: <Prugno> No disrespect, but how is missing an arm a real handicap playing chess?
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  acirce: Because it's a handicap period. No exception for a chess player. I agree with <Prugno>.
Feb-16-10  Valmy: How a missing arm can be a handicap to play chess?
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  whiteshark: <Prugno <...but who understands Slovenian?>> Kaj misliš?
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  acirce: Might as well miss your legs too, can't make any difference, can it? As long as you have one arm left to move your pieces with.. Of course it's a handicap, seems pretty silly to deny.
Feb-16-10  Valmy: Please ACIRCE stop attacking me personally each time we disagree. I understand that you think differently in this case and it is your right.

You may well argue that a one-armed personed may have trouble to do simple things for us in everyday life like reading a book and using a chessboard at the same time for example... This is a valid argument you may use.
But you should try to understand that some people can thing differently and even be right.

I think that this obvious disability in everyday life has no or insignificant influence on the capability to play chess, a mind sport.

I know a President of Court of justice with one arm, no problem for him, exept when he must carry files;-). So, sorry but nothing silly in my opinion.

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  acirce: That was not a personal attack, and I don't remember having attacked you at any time before. And I left open the possibility of being wrong by saying "seems". Once you sit down at the board to actually PLAY it's probably not a significant handicap, but having to live with all those difficulties in everyday life should make it harder to become a strong player.
Feb-16-10  achieve: Speaking from experience it can also spur one on to compensate and create both physical and mental resources mostly unavailable to most able-bodied.

Yet overall acirce may be right. Case per case, individually, such claims are a different cattle of fish, and perhaps even rather irrelevant.

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  acirce: <achieve> That's a good point, indeed.
Feb-17-10  Prugno: Thanks to everyone who contributed to this discussion, and especially to <acirce>, for understanding my point of view.

Some handicaps (such as GM Tratar's) don't really hamper you in playing a single game of chess; but they make your everyday LIFE much more difficult, and to become a very strong chessplayer under such challenging circumstances requires either great talent or exceptional willpower.

This reminds me of a conversation I once had with IM Duilio Collutiis (who is both a former Italian Champion and World Champion for Silent Players, or whatever the deaf officially prefer to call themselves). He told me it could be no accident that the best players in those Championships were never the totally deaf, but those like him who, at least with the help of a hearing aid, had some chance to understand and interpret sounds. "During the game there is no difference, but - for them - studying and learning in an interactive manner is so much harder!"

Feb-18-10  ycbaywtb: gosh , the things people argue about, handicaps and stuff, sometimes it's a bit surprising

yet i'm not surprised people have their own opinions, and these differ often

chess is hard period

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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd today and 2616 perf. in San Sebastian Open 2010:

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  Penguincw: Congrats to 2nd seed GM Marko Tratar (2476) for winning the "29th International Open Tournament Pula" with a score of 7.5/9 (+6,-0,=3). He did finish in a 4-way tie for 1st, but edged them out on tiebreaks.
Apr-01-16  waustad: FYI, he has never been a member of one of the disabled teams, but has always represented Slovenia in international competitions, if Olimpbase is correct. I have run across him in games from some Austrian leagues.
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  alexmagnus: <Never a member of a disabled team> hm, he would be too strong for that. Or not. Who is the strongest player to ever <have> played for IPCA? Luther?
Apr-02-16  waustad: Probably, but being from Germany it is harder for him to make the national team. Luther has been national champion though if I recall.
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  TheFocus: Steak Tratar?
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