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Mijo Udovcic
Number of games in database: 325
Years covered: 1947 to 1970

Overall record: +82 -109 =134 (45.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (31) 
    E62 E63 E67 E69 E60
 English (17) 
    A15 A10 A14 A17
 Reti System (11) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D78 D94 D82 D85 D77
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E36 E40 E26 E38 E32
 Tarrasch Defense (9) 
    D32 D34
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (39) 
    B40 B42 B43 B95 B80
 King's Indian (38) 
    E64 E80 E69 E75 E97
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C73 C99 C72 C78 C75
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B95 B91 B90 B92 B93
 Sicilian Kan (9) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Old Indian (8) 
    A54 A55 A53
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic, 1951 0-1
   Udovcic vs Vasiukov, 1957 1/2-1/2
   Janosevic vs Udovcic, 1957 0-1
   Udovcic vs M Bertok, 1954 1-0
   D Djaja vs Udovcic, 1948 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rovinj/Zagreb (1970)

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(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).

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Last updated: 2017-02-06 08:01:33

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 325  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Udovcic vs Andreja Misura  0-1371947YUG-ch Semifinal WestB01 Scandinavian
2. D Djaja vs Udovcic  ½-½401948YUG-ch 4th 1948/49D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Udovcic vs D Andric  ½-½381949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49A08 King's Indian Attack
4. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic  0-1741949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49C49 Four Knights
5. Udovcic vs Gligoric  0-1721949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49A15 English
6. Udovcic vs A Matanovic  1-0491951YugoslaviaA04 Reti Opening
7. A Fuderer vs Udovcic  1-0361951CRO-chB07 Pirc
8. Udovcic vs P Trifunovic  0-1341951BelgradeB02 Alekhine's Defense
9. Udovcic vs B Milic  ½-½481951YUG-ch 6thA15 English
10. B Rabar vs Udovcic  ½-½311951YUG-ch 6thC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
11. Udovcic vs Janosevic  ½-½241951YUG-ch 6thE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
12. N Karaklajic vs Udovcic  ½-½701951YUG-ch 6thC42 Petrov Defense
13. Udovcic vs Puc  0-1391951YUG-ch 6thE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. Kozomara vs Udovcic  ½-½451951YUG-ch 6thB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Udovcic vs D Andric  0-1451951YUG-ch 6thE09 Catalan, Closed
16. L Majstorovic vs Udovcic  0-1491951YUG-ch 6thB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. Udovcic vs B Simonovic  1-0491951YUG-ch 6thD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic  0-1411951YUG-ch 6thE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. Udovcic vs A Fuderer  ½-½461951YUG-ch 6thD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. B Kostic vs Udovcic  ½-½491951YUG-ch 6thA02 Bird's Opening
21. Gligoric vs Udovcic  ½-½501951YUG-ch 6thE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
22. Udovcic vs M Bertok  1-0461951YUG-ch 6thE60 King's Indian Defense
23. A Matanovic vs Udovcic  ½-½481951YUG-ch 6thC42 Petrov Defense
24. Udovcic vs M Vidmar Jr  ½-½201951YUG-ch 6thD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
25. P Trifunovic vs Udovcic  ½-½481951YUG-ch 6thC49 Four Knights
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 325  PGN Download
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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.
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  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 ♗b7, and 5 of them ♗a6. In growing consternation he played radically different 3rd moves (so as to remember which game was which). Now, those who had played ♗b7 now played ♗a6, and those who had played ♗a6 played ♗c8. 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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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


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  TheAlchemist: Stara Jošava is a village in Slavonia (Slavonija), Croatia, near the town of Orahovica:

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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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?:


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  whiteshark: Mijo Udovcic
Birthdate 11-9-1920
<Deceased 8-4-1984>
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