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Mijo Udovcic
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.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (34) 
    E62 E67 E63 E69 E60
 English (22) 
    A15 A10 A14 A17
 Reti System (16) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E52 E43 E55 E38 E26
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D78 D85 D82 D94 D93
 Tarrasch Defense (9) 
    D32 D34
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (51) 
    E64 E80 E66 E61 E75
 Sicilian (43) 
    B42 B40 B43 B95 B90
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C73 C94 C78 C84 C69
 Pirc (11) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B90 B95 B91 B93 B92
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B42 B43 B41
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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)
   Dortmund (1961)
   Lasker Memorial (1962)
   Zagreb (1969)
   EUR-chT (Men) 2nd (1961)
   YUG-ch 6th (1951)
   Belgrade (1952)
   Zagreb (1964)
   Venice (1953)
   Capablanca Memorial (1964)
   Yugoslav Championship (1959)
   October Revolution 50 (1967)
   Rovinj/Zagreb (1970)
   Zagreb (1955)
   Zagreb (1965)

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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).

Wikipedia article: Mijo Udovčić

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

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 418  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. Udovcic vs P Trifunovic  0-1341951BelgradeB02 Alekhine's Defense
8. B Simonovic vs Udovcic  0-1461951YugoslaviaE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
9. A Fuderer vs Udovcic  1-0361951CRO-chB07 Pirc
10. Udovcic vs B Milic  ½-½481951YUG-ch 6thA15 English
11. B Rabar vs Udovcic  ½-½311951YUG-ch 6thC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
12. Udovcic vs Janosevic  ½-½241951YUG-ch 6thE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
13. N Karaklajic vs Udovcic  ½-½701951YUG-ch 6thC42 Petrov Defense
14. Udovcic vs Puc  0-1391951YUG-ch 6thE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
15. V Kozomara vs Udovcic  ½-½451951YUG-ch 6thB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. Udovcic vs D Andric  0-1451951YUG-ch 6thE09 Catalan, Closed
17. L Majstorovic vs Udovcic  0-1491951YUG-ch 6thB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. Udovcic vs B Simonovic  1-0491951YUG-ch 6thD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic  0-1411951YUG-ch 6thE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. Udovcic vs A Fuderer  ½-½461951YUG-ch 6thD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Kostic vs Udovcic  ½-½491951YUG-ch 6thA02 Bird's Opening
22. Gligoric vs Udovcic  ½-½501951YUG-ch 6thE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
23. Udovcic vs M Bertok  1-0461951YUG-ch 6thE60 King's Indian Defense
24. A Matanovic vs Udovcic  ½-½481951YUG-ch 6thC42 Petrov Defense
25. Udovcic vs M Vidmar Jr  ½-½201951YUG-ch 6thD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
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.
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


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  TheAlchemist: Stara JoŇ°ava 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?:


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

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