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Mijo Udovcic
Number of games in database: 267
Years covered: 1948 to 1970
Overall record: +64 -95 =108 (44.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (27) 
    E62 E67 E69 E63 E60
 English (14) 
    A15 A10 A14 A17
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    E10 A46 A41
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D78 D77 D94 D93 D82
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E43 E54 E36 E26 E32
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (32) 
    E64 E97 E80 E96 E81
 Sicilian (30) 
    B42 B40 B80 B90 B45
 Old Indian (9) 
    A55 A54 A53
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C73 C94 C75 C78 C85
 Sicilian Kan (7) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Pirc (7) 
    B09 B08 B07
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic, 1951 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rovinj/Zagreb (1970)

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(born Sep-11-1920, died Sep-08-1984, 63 years old) Yugoslavia

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Mijo Udovcic was born in Stara Josava, Yugoslavia. Awarded the IM title in 1952 and the GM title in 1957, he was Yugoslav champion in 1963 (=Borislav Ivkov).

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 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 267  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. D Djaja vs Udovcic  ½-½40 1948 YUG-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Udovcic vs D Andric  ½-½38 1948 YUG-chA08 King's Indian Attack
3. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic  0-174 1948 YUG-chC49 Four Knights
4. Udovcic vs Gligoric  0-172 1948 YUG-chA15 English
5. A Matanovic vs Udovcic  ½-½48 1951 YUG-ch 6thC42 Petrov Defense
6. Kozomara vs Udovcic  ½-½45 1951 YUG-ch 6thB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. Udovcic vs D Andric  0-145 1951 YUG-ch 6thE09 Catalan, Closed
8. M Longer vs Udovcic  0-142 1951 YUG-ch 7thE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
9. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic 0-160 1951 YUG-ch 7thC41 Philidor Defense
10. Udovcic vs M Bertok  1-046 1951 YUG-ch 6thE60 King's Indian Defense
11. Udovcic vs Gligoric  1-027 1951 YUG-ch 7thE60 King's Indian Defense
12. A Fuderer vs Udovcic  1-041 1951 SarajevoB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
13. N Karaklajic vs Udovcic  ½-½70 1951 YUG-ch 6thC42 Petrov Defense
14. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic  0-141 1951 YUG-ch 6thE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. Udovcic vs A Fuderer  ½-½46 1951 YUG-ch 6thD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Udovcic vs P Trifunovic  0-134 1951 BelgradeB02 Alekhine's Defense
17. Gligoric vs Udovcic  ½-½50 1951 YUG-ch 6thE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
18. Udovcic vs Janosevic  ½-½24 1951 YUG-ch 6thE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
19. P Trifunovic vs Udovcic  ½-½48 1951 YUG-ch 6thC49 Four Knights
20. Udovcic vs B Simonovic  1-049 1951 YUG-ch 6thD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. Udovcic vs B Tot  0-153 1951 YUG-ch 7thD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. B Rabar vs Udovcic  ½-½31 1951 YUG-ch 6thC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. Udovcic vs Vidmar  ½-½20 1951 YUG-ch 6thD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
24. Udovcic vs Puc  0-139 1951 YUG Ch 6thE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
25. A Fuderer vs Udovcic  1-036 1951 CRO-chB07 Pirc
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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.
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  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 Bb7, and 5 of them Ba6. In growing consternation he played radically different 3rd moves (so as to remember which game was which). Now, those who had played Bb7 now played Ba6, and those who had played Ba6 played Bc8. Udovcic was now completely befuddled.
He excused himself to use the bathroom, climbed out the window, and sped back to Zagreb. Brilliant, eh?
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


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  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?:


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  whiteshark: Mijo Udovcic
Birthdate 11-9-1920
<Deceased 8-4-1984>
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