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Mijo Udovcic
Number of games in database: 279
Years covered: 1948 to 1970

Overall record: +69 -97 =113 (45.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (28) 
    E62 E67 E63 E60 E69
 English (16) 
    A15 A10 A14 A17
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D78 D77 D94 D93 D82
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E26 E36 E39 E57 E50
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D50 D60 D56 D52 D61
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (33) 
    E64 E97 E80 E66 E96
 Sicilian (32) 
    B40 B42 B80 B43 B90
 Old Indian (9) 
    A54 A55 A53
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C73 C75 C94 C99 C78
 Pirc (8) 
    B09 B07 B08
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic, 1951 0-1
   Janosevic vs Udovcic, 1957 0-1
   Udovcic vs Geller, 1961 1/2-1/2
   Ivkov vs Udovcic, 1961 1/2-1/2

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).

Wikipedia article: Mijo Udovčić

Last updated: 2017-02-06 08:01:33

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 279  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. D Djaja vs Udovcic  ½-½40 1948 YUG-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic  0-174 1948 YUG-chC49 Four Knights
3. Udovcic vs D Andric  ½-½38 1948 YUG-chA08 King's Indian Attack
4. Udovcic vs Gligoric  0-172 1948 YUG-chA15 English
5. Gligoric vs Udovcic  ½-½50 1951 YUG-ch 6thE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. Udovcic vs B Simonovic  1-049 1951 YUG-ch 6thD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. P Trifunovic vs Udovcic  ½-½48 1951 YUG-ch 6thC49 Four Knights
8. Udovcic vs B Milic  ½-½48 1951 YUG-ch 6thA15 English
9. L Majstorovic vs Udovcic  0-149 1951 YUG-ch 6thB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. Udovcic vs Vidmar  ½-½20 1951 YUG-ch 6thD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
11. Kozomara vs Udovcic  ½-½45 1951 YUG-ch 6thB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. Udovcic vs P Trifunovic  0-134 1951 BelgradeB02 Alekhine's Defense
13. A Matanovic vs Udovcic  ½-½48 1951 YUG-ch 6thC42 Petrov Defense
14. A Fuderer vs Udovcic  1-041 1951 SarajevoB07 Pirc
15. Udovcic vs Puc  0-139 1951 YUG Ch 6thE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
16. N Karaklajic vs Udovcic  ½-½70 1951 YUG-ch 6thC42 Petrov Defense
17. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic 0-160 1951 YUG-ch 7thC41 Philidor Defense
18. Udovcic vs B Tot  0-153 1951 YUG-ch 7thD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. Udovcic vs M Bertok  1-046 1951 YUG-ch 6thE60 King's Indian Defense
20. D Andric vs Udovcic  1-081 1951 YUG-ch 7thE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
21. Udovcic vs Janosevic  ½-½24 1951 YUG-ch 6thE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
22. Udovcic vs Gligoric  1-027 1951 YUG-ch 7thE60 King's Indian Defense
23. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic  0-141 1951 YUG-ch 6thE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. B Kostic vs Udovcic  ½-½49 1951 YUG-ch 6thA02 Bird's Opening
25. Udovcic vs A Fuderer  ½-½46 1951 YUG-ch 6thD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
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 ♗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. Brilliant, eh?
Aug-02-05  aw1988: It was obviously organized, though still funny.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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


Premium Chessgames Member
  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:

Premium Chessgames Member
  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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