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Miso Cebalo
M Cebalo 
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Number of games in database: 2,016
Years covered: 1963 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2160 (2344 rapid, 2176 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2570

Overall record: +404 -276 =416 (55.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 920 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (132) 
    A45 A40 A41 D02 A46
 King's Indian (84) 
    E94 E97 E76 E91 E70
 Nimzo Indian (81) 
    E20 E25 E42 E48 E21
 Slav (78) 
    D15 D17 D11 D18 D16
 Queen's Gambit Declined (65) 
    D37 D30 D31 D38 D35
 English (57) 
    A15 A10 A13 A14 A16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (466) 
    B22 B83 B76 B51 B81
 Sicilian Dragon (105) 
    B76 B78 B70 B36 B77
 King's Indian (89) 
    E91 E60 E62 E73 E92
 Modern Benoni (87) 
    A61 A70 A65 A62 A67
 Sicilian Scheveningen (82) 
    B83 B81 B80 B82
 Queen's Pawn Game (74) 
    A46 E10 A45 A41 A50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014 1-0
   N Illijin vs M Cebalo, 1999 0-1
   M Guid vs M Cebalo, 2004 0-1
   B Ivanovic vs M Cebalo, 1986 0-1
   B Kovacevic vs M Cebalo, 1999 1/2-1/2
   A Mesa vs M Cebalo, 1966 0-1
   M Cebalo vs Romanishin, 1985 1/2-1/2
   M Cebalo vs L'Ami, 2003 1/2-1/2
   M Cebalo vs Tal, 1985 1/2-1/2
   M Cebalo vs Beliavsky, 2009 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Mitropa Cup (1983)
   Bern (1988)
   Trofeo Intel Pentium (2001)
   Budva Zonal (1981)
   Reggio Emilia 1993/94 (1993)
   Estensi Open (2001)
   Yugoslav Championship (1981)
   Bratto Festival (2007)
   21st World Seniors Championship (2011)
   Yugoslav Championship (1984)
   Croatian Championship (2002)
   Croatian Championship (1995)
   Yugoslav Championship (1980)
   Geneve Open (1996)
   World Senior Championship (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Taxco Interzonal 1985 by Tabanus
   Taxco Interzonal 1985 by suenteus po 147
   Corus Invitation Tens 2003 by Tabanus

   🏆 4th Krunoslav Hulak Mem
   B G Smith vs M Cebalo (Dec-08-19) 1-0
   H E Nielsen vs M Cebalo (Dec-22-18) 1-0
   M Cebalo vs Kumar Pradeep Karthik (Dec-21-18) 1-0
   Kim Yew Chan vs M Cebalo (Dec-20-18) 1/2-1/2
   M Cebalo vs T Blagojevic (Dec-19-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-06-1945, died Sep-02-2022, 77 years old) Croatia

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Miso Cebalo was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (Croatia). He was awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1985. He won the 2009 World Senior Chess Championship. Cebalo was also a FIDE Senior Trainer.

Wikipedia article: Mišo Cebalo

Last updated: 2022-09-03 18:28:37

 page 1 of 81; games 1-25 of 2,015  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Ivanovic vs M Cebalo  ½-½641963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
2. M Cebalo vs I Jelen  0-1381963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipA14 English
3. B Zidansek vs M Cebalo  0-1321963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. M Cebalo vs O Rubinic  1-0411963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. R Ceglar vs M Cebalo  0-1421963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. M Cebalo vs M Rujevic  1-0471963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipA21 English
7. I Bratko vs M Cebalo  0-1321963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. M Cebalo vs S Cvetkovic  0-1441963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipA16 English
9. G Antunac vs M Cebalo  1-0421963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipA44 Old Benoni Defense
10. M Cebalo vs S Martinovic  1-0461963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
11. D Kovac vs M Cebalo  1-0661963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
12. I Zagar vs M Cebalo  ½-½301963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
13. M Cebalo vs I Ujhazi  1-0521963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipA36 English
14. P Ostojic vs M Cebalo  0-1291963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
15. M Cebalo vs R Nicevski  ½-½301963Yugoslav Junior ChampionshipA10 English
16. S Nikolic vs M Cebalo  0-1551965Yugoslav Championship 1966B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. M Cebalo vs Rajkovic  0-1481965Yugoslav Championship 1966A46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. I Susic vs M Cebalo  0-1381965Yugoslav Championship 1966B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
19. M Cebalo vs A Bradvarevic  0-1811965Yugoslav Championship 1966D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Minic vs M Cebalo  1-0441965Yugoslav Championship 1966B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. M Cebalo vs Parma  0-1431965Yugoslav Championship 1966E17 Queen's Indian
22. Matulovic vs M Cebalo  1-0471965Yugoslav Championship 1966B42 Sicilian, Kan
23. M Cebalo vs Maric  ½-½381965Yugoslav Championship 1966D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
24. I Buljovcic vs M Cebalo  0-1541965Yugoslav Championship 1966B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. M Cebalo vs A Matanovic  1-0571965Yugoslav Championship 1966E61 King's Indian
 page 1 of 81; games 1-25 of 2,015  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Miso Cebalo
Born 6th February 1945 in Zagreb
Awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1985.
Feb-06-06  BIDMONFA: Miso Cebalo


Feb-06-07  GrandPatzerSCL: Good job, BIDMONFA!!
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: I wonder if we can say "NO SOUP FOR YOU!".
Feb-06-07  Prugno: Happy birthday, Miso! Not only a strong GM but also an excellent writer and coach. He is very well-known in Italy, where he has played dozens of tournaments and is appreciated for his sportsmanship and fighting spirit (which shows no sign of fading - Cebalo is extremely fit for his age!) A worthy Player of the Day.

Also speaks many languages fluently and was chosen as editor of the bulletin for last year's Olympiad in Torino.

Feb-06-08  jperr75108: How do you pronounce Miso Cebalo's last name?... ..


Feb-06-08  jperr75108: or is it just as it's written?

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <jperr75108> I wonder how you dealt this uncertainty? :D
Feb-06-09  brankat: Happy Birthday Miso!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: News from Condino, Valle del Chiese (Italy): Cebalo, the World Senior Champion 2009!

Nov-08-09  redwhitechess: World Senior Champ 2009 winner! Short article and few PGN of Kaufman's games.

Nov-08-09  GalileoPiccolino: A Championship Title at the young age of 64 Years, in the Game of 64 Squares, with 32 odd-looking but mysterious Pieces!!!
Feb-06-10  wordfunph: Happy Birthday Miso!
Feb-06-10  kramputz: Game# 472 and #477 are the same games.
Posting error. Double "Miso soup".
Feb-06-12  brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday!
Feb-06-13  TheTamale: Oops, Miso is still alive! I deleted my last comment (a delightful pun) that was a little off-color. Happy birthday, GM Cebalo.
Apr-11-14  ketchuplover: He recently played a gem vs. Evgeny Vasyukov at Sibenik 2014 European Senior Team Championship
Nov-20-14  waustad: He is one of 5 Croatians playing for SV Wolfsberg in the Austrian Bundesliga 1 this season. In his first game he drew with FM Christoph Singer.
Feb-06-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Miso Cebalo.
Sep-03-22  philmsu: RIP GM Miso Cebalo (6.02.1945 — 3.09.2022)
Sep-10-22  Eastfrisian: RIP Master Cebalo.
Sep-10-22  ndg2: I always assumed he was Italian, when by chance I read his name somewhere. Only found out now, on this sad occasion, he hailed from Croatia, actually.

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