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Mijo Udovcic
Number of games in database: 268
Years covered: 1948 to 1970
Overall record: +64 -96 =108 (44.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (27) 
    E62 E67 E69 E63 E60
 English (15) 
    A15 A10 A14 A17
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    E10 A46 A41
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D78 D77 D82 D94 D93
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E43 E57 E32 E36 E50
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (32) 
    E64 E97 E80 E81 E96
 Sicilian (30) 
    B42 B80 B40 B90 B45
 Old Indian (9) 
    A54 A55 A53
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C73 C99 C94 C90 C75
 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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MIJO UDOVCIC
(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 Udov%C4%8Di%C4%87


 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 268  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic  0-174 1948 YUG-chC49 Four Knights
2. Udovcic vs Gligoric  0-172 1948 YUG-chA15 English
3. D Djaja vs Udovcic  ½-½40 1948 YUG-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Udovcic vs D Andric  ½-½38 1948 YUG-chA08 King's Indian Attack
5. P Trifunovic vs Udovcic  ½-½48 1951 YUG-ch 6thC49 Four Knights
6. Udovcic vs B Simonovic  1-049 1951 YUG-ch 6thD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. Udovcic vs B Tot  0-153 1951 YUG-ch 7thD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. B Rabar vs Udovcic  ½-½31 1951 YUG-ch 6thC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
9. Udovcic vs Vidmar  ½-½20 1951 YUG-ch 6thD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
10. Udovcic vs Puc  0-139 1951 YUG Ch 6thE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. A Fuderer vs Udovcic  1-036 1951 CRO-chB07 Pirc
12. L Majstorovic vs Udovcic  0-149 1951 YUG-ch 6thB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. D Andric vs Udovcic  1-081 1951 YUG-ch 7thE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. B Kostic vs Udovcic  ½-½49 1951 YUG-ch 6thA02 Bird's Opening
15. Udovcic vs B Milic  ½-½48 1951 YUG-ch 6thA15 English
16. A Matanovic vs Udovcic  ½-½48 1951 YUG-ch 6thC42 Petrov Defense
17. Kozomara vs Udovcic  ½-½45 1951 YUG-ch 6thB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. Udovcic vs D Andric  0-145 1951 YUG-ch 6thE09 Catalan, Closed
19. M Longer vs Udovcic  0-142 1951 YUG-ch 7thE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
20. Udovcic vs M Bertok  1-046 1951 YUG-ch 6thE60 King's Indian Defense
21. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic 0-160 1951 YUG-ch 7thC41 Philidor Defense
22. Udovcic vs Gligoric  1-027 1951 YUG-ch 7thE60 King's Indian Defense
23. N Karaklajic vs Udovcic  ½-½70 1951 YUG-ch 6thC42 Petrov Defense
24. A Fuderer vs Udovcic  1-041 1951 SarajevoB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
25. Udovcic vs A Fuderer  ½-½46 1951 YUG-ch 6thD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 268  PGN Download
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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.
Dec-29-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

UDOVCIC, Mijo
http://www.bidmonfa.com/udovcic_mij...
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Aug-07-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheAlchemist: Stara Jošava is a village in Slavonia (Slavonija), Croatia, near the town of Orahovica:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orahov...

There was a chess club named after Udovčić there as well:

http://web.vip.hr/vsarcevic.vip/

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?:

Udovic

Sep-11-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Mijo Udovcic
Birthdate 11-9-1920
<Deceased 8-4-1984>
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