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Dragan Paunovic
Number of games in database: 260
Years covered: 1976 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2449 (2410 rapid, 2431 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2556

Overall record: +66 -77 =103 (47.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (21) 
    A15 A13 A10 A17 A14
 Reti System (18) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A46 D02 A40
 King's Indian (11) 
    E92 E62 E69 E66 E94
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A37 A30 A34 A39
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B47 B42 B43 B28 B40
 King's Indian (21) 
    E97 E73 E62 E71 E80
 Sicilian Taimanov (11) 
    B47 B46 B48
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A41 A45
 Philidor's Defense (8) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Shirov vs Paunovic, 2002 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Ibercaja Open (1991)
   Superstars Hotel Bali (2002)
   San Sebastian Open (1991)
   Vrnjacka Banja (1983)
   New York Open (1987)

   🏆 4th Tilve Mem
   A Strikovic vs Paunovic (Dec-30-15) 1-0
   Paunovic vs J Ferreira (Nov-07-15) 1/2-1/2
   Paunovic vs S Buscara (Dec-19-14) 1/2-1/2
   Paunovic vs J Ferreira (Nov-08-14) 1/2-1/2
   S Buscara vs Paunovic (Apr-20-14) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-08-1961, died May-19-2016, 54 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)

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He was a Grandmaster.

Last updated: 2022-11-08 14:06:28

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 262  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Hodgson vs Paunovic 1-0201976London vs Belgrade Telex MatchB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
2. S Martinovic vs Paunovic  1-0411983Vrnjacka BanjaA13 English
3. W Schmidt vs Paunovic  1-0381983Vrnjacka BanjaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
4. Paunovic vs Matulovic  ½-½421983Vrnjacka BanjaA04 Reti Opening
5. Z Krnic vs Paunovic  1-0471983Vrnjacka BanjaA00 Uncommon Opening
6. Z Nikolic vs Paunovic  1-0411983Vrnjacka BanjaA07 King's Indian Attack
7. Paunovic vs S Skembris 0-1591983Vrnjacka BanjaA56 Benoni Defense
8. Marjanovic vs Paunovic  ½-½411983Vrnjacka BanjaB83 Sicilian
9. B Maksimovic vs Paunovic  0-1511983Vrnjacka BanjaB07 Pirc
10. Paunovic vs Jansa  0-1831983Vrnjacka BanjaD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
11. Paunovic vs I Radulov  ½-½121983Vrnjacka BanjaD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
12. B Abramovic vs Paunovic  1-0461983Vrnjacka BanjaB83 Sicilian
13. Paunovic vs N Ristic  ½-½721983Vrnjacka BanjaD85 Grunfeld
14. Paunovic vs Barlov  1-0681983Vrnjacka BanjaA61 Benoni
15. Paunovic vs de Firmian  1-0411983Vrnjacka BanjaA61 Benoni
16. Z Franco Ocampos vs Paunovic  ½-½431983Vrnjacka BanjaD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
17. B Ivanovic vs Paunovic 1-0211984Meudon op 1stB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
18. Paunovic vs Matulovic  ½-½151985Vrnjacka BanjaB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
19. Plachetka vs Paunovic  1-0421985Vrnjacka BanjaA16 English
20. Benjamin vs Paunovic ½-½761986Rio Gallegos fin-AE12 Queen's Indian
21. Dorfman vs Paunovic  1-0701986MinskE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. Balashov vs Paunovic  ½-½201986MinskA07 King's Indian Attack
23. Paunovic vs Khalifman  ½-½531986MinskE15 Queen's Indian
24. Paunovic vs S Gross  ½-½151986MinskA55 Old Indian, Main line
25. Psakhis vs Paunovic 1-0401986MinskA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 262  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-06-06  KingG: Depending on how this is pronounced, it could be a great name for a chess player.
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheAlchemist: I thik it should be Pah-ooh'-no-vich
Jan-09-08  BIDMONFA: Dragan Paunovic


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  Tabanus: GM Dragan Paunovic, Serbia, born 8 November 1961. Now rated 2554,

IM in 1984. GM in 2007. Rated 2556 in Sept. 2009. ICC: Paun

Played in Mitropa Cup 1984 (board 4). Lives now in Spain, or at least plays most of his tournaments there.

Winner of XVIII Ferrol Open 2002, 9th in Malaga Open 2004, 2nd in Magistral de Elgoibar 2007, 3rd in Figueira da Foz 2007, 8th (shared 1st) in World Open León 2008, 1st in Malaga Open July 2009, 5th in Torneio Internacional da Figueira Foz 2009.

Pictures: (& Hugo Lima Santos)

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  Tabanus: Today he was 6th in the Andorra Open 17-25 July 2010:

Nov-08-10  brankat: Happy Birthday Dragan!
Nov-08-11  brankat: And another one ! :-)
Nov-08-14  ketchuplover: + 3 more :)
May-19-16  sonia91: RIP:
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  Stonehenge: RIP

He already had a heart attack in 2011:

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: It seems that he played his last tournament (the V Open Internacional LLucmajor 2016) on the island of Mallorca from 8th-15th May 2016:

Paunovic's opponents there:

Photos of participants:

Photo from rd 6 game vs Ori Kobo (left):

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  chancho: It appears that Dragan Paunovic died on the 17th of May if as it says at the chessdom site, <he passed away a couple of days after completing the open tournament in LLucmajor.>

<the 5th Open Internacional de LLucmajor was held from 8-15th May at the Club Nautico de LLucmajor, Mallorca, Spain.>

In Memoriam:

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  Stonehenge: 19th of May here:

May-20-16  sonia91: <Stonehenge> 19th of May is the publication date of the Chessdom article...
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  Stonehenge: My Spanish isn't too good (Paunovic lived in Spain) but he died Wednesday night. That can be early Thursday morning:

Nov-08-16  Marmot PFL: <It appears that Dragan Paunovic died on the 17th of May if as it says at the chessdom site, <he passed away a couple of days after completing the open tournament in LLucmajor.>

Two players died during the 2014 Olympiad, and with players like Purdy and Tate dying at the board it could be that the stress of a chess tournament is equal to that of running a marathon, with similar health risks.

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  Check It Out: Dragon Pawnovich is a terrific chess stage name.

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