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Vladimir Vukovic
V Vukovic 

Number of games in database: 101
Years covered: 1921 to 1958
Overall record: +35 -41 =25 (47.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (8) 
    D63 D64 D52
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E12 E15 E16
 King's Indian (6) 
    E60 E97 E67 E76 E61
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E47 E20 E38 E32
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (9) 
    C12 C13 C17 C11
 Alekhine's Defense (8) 
    B02 B05 B03
 French (8) 
    C12 C13 C11
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D02 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Vukovic vs A Vajda, 1925 1-0
   V Vukovic vs S Deutsch, 1923 1-0
   V Vukovic vs L Endzelins, 1936 1-0
   G Arnlaugsson vs V Vukovic, 1936 0-1
   Maroczy vs V Vukovic, 1922 1/2-1/2
   Saemisch vs V Vukovic, 1922 0-1
   V Vukovic vs Alekhine, 1922 1/2-1/2
   Tarrasch vs V Vukovic, 1922 0-1
   Gruenfeld vs V Vukovic, 1922 0-1
   H Mattison vs V Vukovic, 1925 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Gyor (1924)
   Debrecen (1925)
   Vienna (1922)
   Kecskemet (1927)
   Yugoslav Championship (1958)
   London Olympiad (1927)
   non-FIDE Munich Olympiad (1936)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Debrecen 1925 by Phony Benoni

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(born Aug-26-1898, died Nov-18-1975, 77 years old) Yugoslavia

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Vladimir Vukovic was awarded the IM title in 1951 and became an International Arbiter in 1952. He was also a chess writer and journalist.

His tournament achievements include:

3rd at Celje 1921, behind Stefan Erdélyi and Imre König =4–7th at Vienna 1921 tied with Ernst Grünfeld, Savielly Tartakower, and Árpád Vajda; won by Friedrich Sämisch 1st at Vienna 1921
=10–11th at Vienna 1922; won by Akiba Rubinstein =4–5th at Györ 1924 (Hungarian Chess Championship); won by Géza Nagy =4–5th at Debrecen 1925; won by Hans Kmoch
7th at Kecskemét 1927 (elim., group B); won by Lajos Steiner =6–7th at Kecskemét 1927 (final B); won by Savielly Tartakower 3rd at Ramsgate 1929, behind Adolf Seitz and Árpád Vajda He played for Yugoslavia on second board in the 1st Chess Olympiad at London 1927, posting a record of +7−6=2. He played for two Yugoslav Olympiad teams in 1927 and 1936.

He is best known as an author. He edited "Sahovski Glasnik" for many years and wrote two major works, "The Art of Attack in Chess" (1965) and "The Chess Sacrifice" (1968).

Wikipedia article: Vladimir Vuković

Last updated: 2023-02-22 18:34:40

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 101  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Vukovic vs S Deutsch  1-0181920Yugoslav Amateur ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
2. T Gruber vs V Vukovic 0-1531921ViennaC11 French
3. V Vukovic vs H Mueller  0-1381921ViennaE12 Queen's Indian
4. V Vukovic vs Tartakower 0-1381921ViennaA84 Dutch
5. Euwe vs V Vukovic  ½-½501921ViennaD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
6. A Vajda vs V Vukovic 1-0401921ViennaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A Erdelji vs V Vukovic  1-0351921Yugoslav Amateur ChampionshipC26 Vienna
8. F Fischer vs V Vukovic 1-0361922Team MatchA47 Queen's Indian
9. S R Wolf vs V Vukovic 0-1391922Elimination TtC54 Giuoco Piano
10. V Vukovic vs Bogoljubov 0-1391922ViennaD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. Tarrasch vs V Vukovic 0-1401922ViennaB03 Alekhine's Defense
12. V Vukovic vs I Koenig  1-0421922ViennaC66 Ruy Lopez
13. Rubinstein vs V Vukovic 1-0541922ViennaC12 French, McCutcheon
14. V Vukovic vs Tartakower 0-1561922ViennaC01 French, Exchange
15. Maroczy vs V Vukovic ½-½271922ViennaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. V Vukovic vs Alekhine ½-½761922ViennaE10 Queen's Pawn Game
17. H Wolf vs V Vukovic  1-0641922ViennaC12 French, McCutcheon
18. V Vukovic vs Spielmann 0-1311922ViennaE10 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Reti vs V Vukovic 1-0361922ViennaC12 French, McCutcheon
20. V Vukovic vs Kmoch 1-0281922ViennaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. Saemisch vs V Vukovic 0-1381922ViennaD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
22. V Vukovic vs S Takacs 0-1371922ViennaE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
23. Gruenfeld vs V Vukovic  0-1511922ViennaA47 Queen's Indian
24. V Vukovic vs S Ciric 0-1301924YUGA15 English
25. G Nagy vs V Vukovic  1-0731924GyorB02 Alekhine's Defense
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  JointheArmy: <kackhander> The accuracy of the annotations for its time was considered to be phenomenal. Even with the John Nunn edition where he doubled checked it with a computer, there's only a few corrections he makes every chapter. Plus he made original annotations and improvements among famous games such as Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936
Jan-31-08  micartouse: I almost think a player has to be pretty tough already to get much from <Art of Attack>. Any well written strategy book should be useful if you can remember the positions and reproduce them OTB, but here the attacking formations and variations are complex.

I've been doing well with Pawn Structure Chess because you can easily create the situations on the board. I hope to revisit Art of Attack someday and get more from it - it's inspiring!

Jan-31-08  Shams: <micartouse> <Pawn Structure Chess> taught me more about chess than any other book. I can't say enough good things about it. Hands down Soltis' best book.
Jan-31-08  DarthStapler: I was able to apply the lessons in Art of Attack to my games. For example I've pulled of at least 3 successful Greek Gift sacrifices since I read it
Jan-31-08  euripides: Many middle game books handle static features like pawn structure and the propoerties of the pieces well, but are much less convincing on dynamics. Attack is hard to write about and Vukovic's old book (the Pergamon edition doesn't look that old until you notice almost all the examples are from the 1930s or before) tackles it exceptionally well. Jonathan Speelman is one author who strongly recommends it.
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  takchess: Thank you Karpova ! I am slowly working through this book and find it interesting and a little above me.

I am writing about this trek here

I just learned that Ken Smith wrote a follow on book to this with the same chapter themes : The Modern Art of Attack with games of Tal, Fischer and Kasparov in the 80's

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  takchess: In the 80's Ken Smith and John Hall wrote a booklet called the Modern Art of Attack. This was a games collection of Attacking Games in the spirit of the teachings of Vukovic. Each Game is published in it's entirety and is nicely but not over anotated. Chapters are themed simalarly to the Art of Attack. I created this games collection here.

Game Collection: Modern Art of Attack Game Collection

This is an inexpensive book available from ebay/amazon.

Feb-10-08  brankat: I still have the original issue of V.Vukovic's "The Art of Attack in Chess", in Croatian: "Umjece sahovskog napada", by Sahovska Naklada, Zagreb, 1959.

In the Preface to the edition, December 1958, Vukovic states that the work on the book was basically completed in 1951,

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  takchess: Vukovic in chapter 9 of the Art of Attack spoke about the thematic Knight f5 sacrifice which is common in attacks on the Kingside fianchetto positions. The blogger Dave Transformation http://dk-transformation.blogspot.c... kindly sent me a series of games where the knight is posted on f5 against the fianchetto many which are sacrifices I have posted a collection of these games here Game Collection: Nf5 sac against the kingside castled fianchetto
Apr-21-08  brankat: <takchess> A great, and very educational collection! Thank You.
May-11-08  Knight13: I hate attacking style, and I never attack an opponent's king, but I learned that positional chess often needs king-side attack back-ups, and if a weak king exists one needs to know how to attack (since that's the ONLY PLACE that your advantage lies), so now I'm forced to read "The Art of Attack In Chess" which I never wanted to at all.
May-12-08  brankat: <Knight13> <<so now I'm forced to read "The Art of Attack In Chess" which I never wanted to at all.>

Should You persist with this book, not just by reading it flipping through the pages, but actually conscientiously STUDYING the material, You will not regret the time and effort!

Whatever Your chess skills-level is at the moment, the study of Vukovic's work will help You greatly in better understanding of the essence and dynamics of the "pro-active" approach to the game. It will definitively improve Your game.

Aug-26-08  whiteshark: After reading the Art of Attack I never castled again. :D
Aug-26-08  brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Vukovic.

<whiteshark> As a general rule, V.Vukovic does suggest (even urges) a timely castling, with a number of exceptions ;-)

Aug-26-08  akapovsky: at what rating would it be fine to read the art of attack in chess
Aug-26-08  brankat: <akapovsky> As V.Vukovic remarked in the Preface to the original edition, the book material is organized and presented in such a way as to be useful to any level, from beginners to masters.

I would estimate that the book is ideal for the so-called intermediate level of players.

Re: the original edition. It is in Croatian/Serbian, published in Zagreb, Croatia in 1959, although, as Vukovic says, the manuscript was basically ready as far back as 1951. I've never read an English edition.

Hope this helps.

May-15-09  dumbgai: I'm generally not an attacking style player, but Art of Attack is really an excellent book. I'm around 1700 USCF rating.
May-15-09  dumbgai: <Knight13: I hate attacking style> Surely there's SOME sort of attacking that you like to do, otherwise you're like a boxer who hates to punch.
Aug-26-09  wordfunph: To the man behind the book "Art of Attack in Chess"....GM Vladimir Vukovic Happy Birthday!
Aug-26-11  BIDMONFA: Vladimir Vukovic

VUKOVIC, Vladimir

Oct-15-11  Karpova: C.N. 7062

Vuković vs. N.N.

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1.Nf5 Qxh4 2.Qh5 1-0

Aug-26-12  Tal7777777: Player of the day 8/26/12.
Aug-26-13  brankat: R.I.P. Mr Vukovic.
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. IM Vladimir Vukovic.
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  ketchuplover: Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Mr.Vukovic
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