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Predrag Nikolic
P Nikolic 
Number of games in database: 1,629
Years covered: 1976 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2562 (2658 rapid, 2550 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2676

Overall record: +420 -270 =728 (55.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 211 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (104) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16 E19
 King's Indian (89) 
    E60 E67 E63 E62 E64
 Grunfeld (77) 
    D78 D76 D73 D79 D83
 Queen's Pawn Game (69) 
    A40 D02 A41 A46 E00
 Slav (68) 
    D10 D12 D15 D11 D18
 Queen's Gambit Declined (64) 
    D37 D39 D30 D31 D38
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (152) 
    C18 C03 C19 C02 C07
 Ruy Lopez (133) 
    C92 C91 C84 C77 C69
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (114) 
    C92 C91 C84 C89 C99
 French Winawer (74) 
    C18 C19 C15 C17 C16
 Slav (58) 
    D10 D16 D12 D11 D15
 English, 1 c4 e5 (54) 
    A25 A20 A27 A28 A29
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Nikolic vs M Gurevich, 1993 1-0
   P Nikolic vs Piket, 2000 1-0
   P Nikolic vs Huebner, 1987 1-0
   A Rosell vs P Nikolic, 2012 0-1
   P Nikolic vs Korchnoi, 1987 1-0
   P Nikolic vs Kotronias, 1991 1-0
   P Nikolic vs G A Timoshenko, 1990 1-0
   P Nikolic vs N Grandelius, 2013 1-0
   Gligoric vs P Nikolic, 1982 0-1
   Karpov vs P Nikolic, 1988 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   2nd Milk Tournament (2003)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   Leiden (2013)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   Bundesliga 2018/19 (2018)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik World Cup 1991 by suenteus po 147
   Chigorin Memorial, Sochi 1982 by Chessdreamer
   Tilburg Interpolis 1987 by suenteus po 147
   Tilburg Interpolis 1988 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1989 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1982 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1992 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 Bundesliga 2018/19
   D Kollars vs P Nikolic (Apr-07-19) 1-0
   M Stankovic vs P Nikolic (Mar-24-19) 1/2-1/2
   P Nikolic vs Falk Hoffmeyer (Mar-23-19) 1-0
   P Nikolic vs D Lobzhanidze (Mar-03-19) 1/2-1/2
   D Schuh vs P Nikolic (Mar-01-19) 0-1

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(born Sep-11-1960, 59 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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Predrag Nikolic was born September 11, 1960 in Bosanski Samac, Yugoslavia.

Awarded the IM title in 1980 and the GM title in 1983 he won the Yugoslav Championship in 1980 and 1984. In 1993 whilst playing in Argentina civil war broke out in Yugoslavia and for a while Nikolic was domiciled in Holland along with Ivan Sokolov. He won Wijk aan Zee in 1994 and was Dutch champion in 1997 and 1999. He is back home now in Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the states that made up the former Yugoslavia. In 2004 he tied for first place at the European Championship with Vassily Ivanchuk. Bosnian champion in 2007. Nikolic is also a FIDE Senior Trainer (2014).

Wikipedia article: Predrag Nikolić

Last updated: 2017-01-17 06:56:49

 page 1 of 66; games 1-25 of 1,629  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Nikolic vs Van der Wiel 1-0311976Wch U16A37 English, Symmetrical
2. P Nikolic vs Plaskett  ½-½581978EU-ch U20 7879E17 Queen's Indian
3. Dolmatov vs P Nikolic  1-0601978EU-ch U20 7879C07 French, Tarrasch
4. H Messing vs P Nikolic  ½-½181979YUG-34chC19 French, Winawer, Advance
5. Azmaiparashvili vs P Nikolic  ½-½711979YUG-URSA13 English
6. P Nikolic vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½331979YUG-URSD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
7. P Nikolic vs Azmaiparashvili 1-0561979YUG-URSA30 English, Symmetrical
8. P Nikolic vs Petursson  1-0471979Wch U20D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. P Nikolic vs Barbero 1-0261979Wch U20A52 Budapest Gambit
10. Suba vs P Nikolic  1-0551980IstanbulD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
11. P Nikolic vs Marjanovic  1-0501980YUG-chA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
12. Uhlmann vs P Nikolic  1-0591980SarajevoD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. P Nikolic vs Bagirov  1-0231980SarajevoD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. V Arapovic vs P Nikolic  1-0301980SarajevoC18 French, Winawer
15. Tringov vs P Nikolic  ½-½351980Parcetic mem 9thC77 Ruy Lopez
16. de Firmian vs P Nikolic  0-1391980Chess OlympiadC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Bukic vs P Nikolic  1-0311981N. Pavlica memD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. P Nikolic vs M Vukic  1-0411981N. Pavlica memA05 Reti Opening
19. P Nikolic vs M Cebalo  0-1541981N. Pavlica memA30 English, Symmetrical
20. Velimirovic vs P Nikolic  0-1361981N. Pavlica memB06 Robatsch
21. P Nikolic vs B Ivanovic  0-1261981YUG-chA44 Old Benoni Defense
22. P Nikolic vs I Farago  ½-½301981N. Pavlica memE17 Queen's Indian
23. P Nikolic vs N Lakic  1-0471981N. Pavlica memE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
24. P Nikolic vs B Filipovic  ½-½361981N. Pavlica memE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
25. Tseshkovsky vs P Nikolic  1-0431981N. Pavlica memC53 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-31-05  csmath: <<-ov in the last name is a little unusual in fmr yugoslavia, but not unheard of.>>

Actually it is very usual in the eastern part of the country, what used to be Yugoslavia, meaning in Serbia and Macedonia.

Jan-31-05  csmath: Nikolic and Sokolov are the last generation of Yugoslav chess. If Yugoslavia stayed together others would follow. This way they are the last products of that once powerful chess nation, now a basket case in every way.
Jul-10-05  stinky2: <csmath> There are some very good young players in ex-Yugoslavia, like Borki Predojevic (b.1987) and Ante Brkic (b.1988).
Aug-08-05  yoozum: Markus Robert (Lord Malshun on Playchess) is also quite good. He played very well in the Euro Team Championships and I expect that he will soon pass 2600.
Jan-08-06  Petrosian63: This guy is a very solid player.
He has won Corus twice.
May-18-06  BIDMONFA: Predrag Nikolic

NIKOLIC, Predrag

May-18-06  lopium: "In 1993 whilst playing in Argentina " whilst, is it my English that is too incomplete, or is it a little error?
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  ganstaman: Whilst is one of those funny little words that I don't think anyone actually uses anymore unless they are trying to sound old or smart. Unless it actually is used outside of the US, in which case I wouldn't know about it.

Ok, checking with, it says that whilst means while, and it is chiefly used in British English.

May-19-06  lopium: Nice word! Thank you ganstaman, I hope I will use it in my next exam.
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Oct-04-07  aazqua: This guy is the biggest chese puff you'll find in chess. I couldn't find a single interesting game he won on his own merits. Take a look at his notable games - four examples of inexplicable blunders but good players to hand Pedrag winning positions. Talk about damning with faint praise.
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  Tabanus: Winner of the 4th Leiden Chess Tournament (Holland) 9-18 July 2010:, congratulations!

Feb-19-11  kramputz: shows his FIDE rating as" 2019".
How ridiculous !! There must be another player with the same last name.
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  wordfunph: <kramputz> good eyes! :)
Feb-19-11  kramputz: 14400014 Nikolic, Predrag
Federation Bosnia & Herzegovina
FIDE title Grand Master
Rating: 2598
B-Year 1960
Sex Male


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  HeMateMe: I have a book by Predrag Nikolic, somewhere.
Feb-19-11  sevenseaman: I agree with <kramputz>. The general impression I have of Nicolic calibre, his TPR should be close to 2700.
Feb-19-11  AnalyzeThis: 2019 guys don't tie with Ivanchuk for first.
Feb-19-11  jovack: Bosnian Serb
Oct-31-11  waustad: His rating at the moment is 2645:
Nov-29-11  th3doctor: pretty sure if you can win this endgame against Korchnoi:

P Nikolic vs Korchnoi, 1987

you'll never be a 2032 again

Feb-18-12  AlphaMale: According to Chessmetrics, Nikolic was the strongest 10-11 year old in history:

I suspect this is due to a case of mistaken identity based on the result of this event:

Apr-03-12  Whitehat1963: At age 51, Predrag is the only player in the top 100 above the age of 50.
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  Penguincw: Happy 54th birthday to GM Predrag Nikolic.
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  Penguincw: Fast forward about 9 months from his 54th birthday:

Congrats to Predrag Nikolic for his performance at the Bosna Open. Entering as the 4th seed at 2618, he won the first game, then drew the next, and then another win, 2 more draws, 2 more wins, another draw and 1 last win to finish with 7/9 and a 5-way tie for 1st (but 5th after tiebreaks). He was also the highest placing Bosnian.

His June rating was 2601, and he gains 0.1 points, so it's going to remain there. :|

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