Number of games in database: 275
Years covered: 1948 to 1970
Overall record: +68 -96 =111 (44.9%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic, 1951 0-1
Udovcic vs Geller, 1961 1/2-1/2
Ivkov vs Udovcic, 1961 1/2-1/2
Udovcic vs Najdorf, 1961 1/2-1/2
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| page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 275
|1. Udovcic vs Gligoric
|2. D Djaja vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|3. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch||C49 Four Knights|
|4. Udovcic vs D Andric
||YUG-ch||A08 King's Indian Attack|
|5. Gligoric vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 6th||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|6. M Longer vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 7th||E65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O|
|7. Udovcic vs M Bertok
||YUG-ch 6th||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|8. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 7th||C41 Philidor Defense|
|9. A Fuderer vs Udovcic
|10. N Karaklajic vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 6th||C42 Petrov Defense|
|11. Udovcic vs A Fuderer
||YUG-ch 6th||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|12. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 6th||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|13. Udovcic vs P Trifunovic
||Belgrade||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|14. Udovcic vs Janosevic
||YUG-ch 6th||E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3|
|15. D Andric vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 7th||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|16. P Trifunovic vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 6th||C49 Four Knights|
|17. Udovcic vs B Simonovic
||YUG-ch 6th||D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|18. Udovcic vs B Tot
||YUG-ch 7th||D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|19. B Rabar vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 6th||C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|20. Udovcic vs D Andric
||YUG-ch 6th||E09 Catalan, Closed|
|21. Udovcic vs Vidmar
||YUG-ch 6th||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|22. Udovcic vs Puc
||YUG Ch 6th||E26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch|
|23. A Fuderer vs Udovcic
|24. L Majstorovic vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 6th||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|25. B Kostic vs Udovcic
||YUG-ch 6th||A02 Bird's Opening|
| page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 275
|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
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