|Jun-01-04|| ||unsound: The first Croatian grandmaster. He seems to have had the pleasure of losing to every great player of his era (hence the winning percentage). One of his losses to Korchnoi is a doozy: Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 |
|Dec-29-04|| ||nikolaas: According to chessbase he's from the former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia and not from croatia. |
|Dec-29-04|| ||Benzol: Mijo Udovcic
Born 11th September 1920 in Stara Josava
An IM in 1952 and a GM in 1957 he was Yugoslav Champion in 1963.
|Aug-02-05|| ||RSD770: The story about him goes that he once agreed to play a blindfold simul. on ten boards in small village in Yugoslavia.
Being white he made several different opening moves so as to differentiate in his mind quickly between games.
He was quite suprised when all 10 of his opponents played b6.
He made various second moves, to which 5 of his opponents played ♗b7, and 5 of them ♗a6.
In growing consternation he played radically different 3rd moves (so as to remember which game was which).
Now, those who had played ♗b7 now played ♗a6, and those who had played ♗a6 played ♗c8.
Udovcic was now completely befuddled.
He excused himself to use the bathroom, climbed out the window, and sped back to Zagreb.
|Aug-02-05|| ||aw1988: It was obviously organized, though still funny.|
|Aug-07-07|| ||brankat: <According to chessbase he's from the former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia and not from Croatia.>|
The name of his birthplace may be either Croatian, or Serbian or Macedonian. could be in Montenegro, or Bosnia, too.
But his name, therefore the nationality, is definitely Croatian. And he lived (and played Chess) almost all of his life in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. I happen to know this because I had lived in Zagreb at the same time, and had met Mr.Udovcic many times.
Not that any of this matters, just to have the record straight.
|Aug-07-07|| ||BIDMONFA: Mijo Udovcic|
|Aug-07-07|| ||TheAlchemist: Stara Jošava is a village in Slavonia (Slavonija), Croatia, near the town of Orahovica:|
There was a chess club named after Udovčić there as well:
|Aug-09-07|| ||brankat: <TheAlchemist> Thank You for the links. The information there reminded me of how much I have forgotten :-)|
|Sep-11-08|| ||jovack: funny how you can find the serb/cro users by visiting serb/cro players pages|
|May-13-09|| ||returnoftheking: Is this the same player?:
|Sep-11-09|| ||whiteshark: Mijo Udovcic