Number of games in database: 418
Years covered: 1947 to 1970
Overall record: +118 -127 =173 (48.9%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic, 1951 0-1
Janosevic vs Udovcic, 1957 0-1
D Djaja vs Udovcic, 1948 1/2-1/2
Udovcic vs Vasiukov, 1957 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Yugoslav Championship (1963)
Lasker Memorial (1962)
EUR-chT (Men) 2nd (1961)
YUG-ch 6th (1951)
Capablanca Memorial (1964)
Yugoslav Championship (1959)
October Revolution 50 (1967)
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| page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 418
|1. Udovcic vs Andreja Misura
|| ||0-1||37||1947||YUG-ch Semifinal West||B01 Scandinavian|
|2. D Djaja vs Udovcic
|| ||½-½||40||1948||YUG-ch 4th 1948/49||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|3. Udovcic vs D Andric
|| ||½-½||38||1949||YUG-ch 4th 1948/49||A08 King's Indian Attack|
|4. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic
|| ||0-1||74||1949||YUG-ch 4th 1948/49||C49 Four Knights|
|5. Udovcic vs Gligoric
|| ||0-1||72||1949||YUG-ch 4th 1948/49||A15 English|
|6. Udovcic vs A Matanovic
|| ||1-0||49||1951||Yugoslavia||A04 Reti Opening|
|7. Udovcic vs P Trifunovic
|| ||0-1||34||1951||Belgrade||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|8. B Simonovic vs Udovcic
|| ||0-1||46||1951||Yugoslavia||E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno|
|9. A Fuderer vs Udovcic
|| ||1-0||36||1951||CRO-ch||B07 Pirc|
|10. Udovcic vs B Milic
|| ||½-½||48||1951||YUG-ch 6th||A15 English|
|11. B Rabar vs Udovcic
|| ||½-½||31||1951||YUG-ch 6th||C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|12. Udovcic vs Janosevic
|| ||½-½||24||1951||YUG-ch 6th||E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3|
|13. N Karaklajic vs Udovcic
|| ||½-½||70||1951||YUG-ch 6th||C42 Petrov Defense|
|14. Udovcic vs Puc
|| ||0-1||39||1951||YUG-ch 6th||E26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch|
|15. V Kozomara vs Udovcic
|| ||½-½||45||1951||YUG-ch 6th||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|16. Udovcic vs D Andric
|| ||0-1||45||1951||YUG-ch 6th||E09 Catalan, Closed|
|17. L Majstorovic vs Udovcic
|| ||0-1||49||1951||YUG-ch 6th||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|18. Udovcic vs B Simonovic
|| ||1-0||49||1951||YUG-ch 6th||D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|19. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic
|| ||0-1||41||1951||YUG-ch 6th||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|20. Udovcic vs A Fuderer
|| ||½-½||46||1951||YUG-ch 6th||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|21. Kostic vs Udovcic
|| ||½-½||49||1951||YUG-ch 6th||A02 Bird's Opening|
|22. Gligoric vs Udovcic
|| ||½-½||50||1951||YUG-ch 6th||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|23. Udovcic vs M Bertok
|| ||1-0||46||1951||YUG-ch 6th||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|24. A Matanovic vs Udovcic
|| ||½-½||48||1951||YUG-ch 6th||C42 Petrov Defense|
|25. Udovcic vs M Vidmar Jr
|| ||½-½||20||1951||YUG-ch 6th||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
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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. |
|Dec-29-04|| ||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.
|Aug-02-05|| ||aw1988: It was obviously organized, though still funny.|
|Aug-07-07|| ||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|
|Aug-07-07|| ||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:
|Aug-09-07|| ||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?:
|Sep-11-09|| ||whiteshark: Mijo Udovcic
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