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🏆 Skopje (1967) Chess Event Description
Following the rebuilding of the Macedonian capital Skopje, Yugoslavia organized the first in a series of international chess tournaments to be held in Skopje, as well as the two nearby villages of Krusevo and Ochrid, in 1967. The first "Turnir solidarnosti" featured a field of twelve Yugoslavian chess masters headed by grandmaster Milan Matulovic. Visiting participants included Peter Dely from Hungary, Luben Popov from Bulgaria, and Bela Soos from Romania. As was expected, the Soviet Union sent emissaries t ... [more]

Player: Dragoljub Janosevic

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Ilievski vs Janosevic  0-1521967SkopjeB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. R Nicevski vs Janosevic  0-1371967SkopjeA07 King's Indian Attack
3. Minic vs Janosevic  0-1451967SkopjeB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
4. Bukic vs Janosevic  1-0351967SkopjeA56 Benoni Defense
5. Janosevic vs V Panov  0-1431967SkopjeD94 Grunfeld
6. Janosevic vs P Dely  1-0311967SkopjeE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
7. Janosevic vs Soos  0-1301967SkopjeB27 Sicilian
8. Kholmov vs Janosevic  ½-½201967SkopjeE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
9. Janosevic vs J Sofrevski  ½-½411967SkopjeB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
10. Janosevic vs Geller  ½-½391967SkopjeA10 English
11. M Damjanovic vs Janosevic  1-0401967SkopjeD94 Grunfeld
12. Maric vs Janosevic  1-0451967SkopjeA03 Bird's Opening
13. Janosevic vs Fischer 1-0691967SkopjeB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. Janosevic vs M Knezevic 0-1311967SkopjeB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. L Popov vs Janosevic  1-0401967SkopjeA56 Benoni Defense
16. K Danov vs Janosevic  0-1571967SkopjeA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
17. Janosevic vs Matulovic  0-1551967SkopjeC07 French, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  zydeco: The Yugoslav players actually put up a pretty good show against Fischer in this tournament -- they seemed to come up with all kinds of opening schemes to wrong-foot Fischer; and Fischer had to work hard for his points.

This tournament must have been a major disappointment for Kholmov. He was always a bit suspect with the Soviet chess bureaucrats for his heavy drinking. Then he beat Fischer at Havana 1965, and the aparatchiks seemed to come up with a role for Kholmov as a Fischer-killer -- sort of the way that, in baseball, a pitcher like Frank Lary could have a profitable sideline as a 'yankee-killer'. Unfortunately for Kholmov, chess doesn't really work that way, and, after this disaster, Kholmov vs Fischer, 1967, he probably lost much of his usefulness from the perspective of the Soviet sports federation. Not too many more international appearances for Kholmov after Skopje.

Jul-06-16  Resignation Trap: Interesting article about Fischer at Skopje:
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  WannaBe: <Resignation Trap>!!!!!

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