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Braslav Rabar
B Rabar 
Number of games in database: 416
Years covered: 1938 to 1967

Overall record: +113 -87 =216 (53.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (29) 
    E75 E67 E86 E80 E81
 Sicilian (28) 
    B80 B90 B96 B62 B64
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E53 E48 E33 E41 E56
 Orthodox Defense (19) 
    D50 D51 D61 D63 D62
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C86 C82 C67 C84 C73
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D70 D87 D94 D84 D85
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (46) 
    B93 B94 B67 B22 B44
 Nimzo Indian (23) 
    E59 E55 E37 E51 E47
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C97 C84 C98 C76 C83
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B93 B94 B95 B91 B90
 King's Indian (16) 
    E66 E64 E94 E70 E67
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C97 C84 C98 C86 C91
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Rabar vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1949 1-0
   V Castaldi vs B Rabar, 1954 0-1
   B Rabar vs G Barcza, 1952 1-0
   B Rabar vs Geller, 1955 1-0
   E Lundin vs B Rabar, 1952 1/2-1/2
   B Rabar vs Bogoljubov, 1941 1-0
   E Lundin vs B Rabar, 1941 1/2-1/2
   B Rabar vs B Tot, 1956 1-0
   B Rabar vs Najdorf, 1955 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Yugoslav Championship (1955)
   Rio de Janeiro (1952)
   Helsinki Olympiad qual-2 (1952)
   YUG-ch 6th (1951)
   Munich (1941)
   Dubrovnik Olympiad (1950)
   Yugoslav Championship (1945)
   Zagreb (1955)
   Marianske Lazne (1959)
   Yugoslav Championship (1957)
   Munich (1942)
   Yugoslav Championship (1946)
   Gothenburg Interzonal (1955)
   Helsinki Olympiad Final-A (1952)

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(born Sep-27-1919, died Dec-06-1973, 54 years old) Yugoslavia

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Braslav Rabar was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (Croatia). Awarded the IM title in 1950, he was Yugoslav Champion in 1951 and 1953 (jointly) and he played on three Yugoslav Olympiad teams (1950, 1952, 1954). He played in 13 Yugoslav championships. He is best remembered for designing the opening classification system that was used in the Chess Informant. He coedited the monthly chess magazine Sahovski Glasnik.

He passed away in Zagreb in 1973.

Wikipedia article: Braslav Rabar

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 429  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Lesnik vs B Rabar  1-0541938YugoslaviaE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
2. Gligoric vs B Rabar 1-0281939ZagrebE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
3. J Szily vs B Rabar  1-0401941Trencianske TepliceC10 French
4. Foltys vs B Rabar  1-0481941Trencianske TepliceC10 French
5. M Milan vs B Rabar  1-0341941Trencianske TepliceD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
6. B Rabar vs Ahues  0-1281941Trencianske TepliceE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
7. B Rabar vs G Fuster  0-1301941Trencianske TepliceD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. H Meyer vs B Rabar  0-1331941Trencianske TepliceD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
9. B Rabar vs Opocensky  0-1301941Trencianske TepliceD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Saemisch vs B Rabar  0-1481941Trencianske TepliceE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
11. K Hucl vs B Rabar  0-1461941Trencianske TepliceC29 Vienna Gambit
12. B Rabar vs G Fuster  0-1531941MunichB40 Sicilian
13. P Rethy vs B Rabar  0-1491941MunichE12 Queen's Indian
14. Opocensky vs B Rabar  ½-½181941MunichC10 French
15. B Rabar vs P Leepin  ½-½291941MunichE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. B Rabar vs Bjorn Nielsen  1-0581941MunichE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. E Lundin vs B Rabar  ½-½511941MunichE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
18. B Rabar vs Mross 0-1631941MunichE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
19. Alekhine vs B Rabar 1-0341941MunichC07 French, Tarrasch
20. B Rabar vs Bogoljubov 1-0421941MunichB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. G Kieninger vs B Rabar  ½-½311941MunichD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
22. B Rabar vs Stoltz 0-1571941MunichD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. I V Rohacek vs B Rabar  ½-½451941MunichB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
24. B Rabar vs N Cortlever  1-0671941MunichD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
25. Foltys vs B Rabar  ½-½301941MunichC29 Vienna Gambit
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 429  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Resignation Trap: Yugoslavia hosted the first Olimpiad after World War II in Dubrovnik. The host team finished first, and Rabar, with the score of eight wins and two draws, had the best overall percentage of the event.
Sep-27-07  pawnofdoom: Player of the Day!
Happy Birthday Rabar! Today's almost over and I'm surprised no one else kitibtzed

An impressive game by him that got the game of the day. Too bad he wasn't the one who won it

B Rabar vs Stoltz, 1941

Aug-10-08  myschkin: . . .

Sep-27-10  BIDMONFA: Braslav Rabar

RABAR, Braslav

Premium Chessgames Member
  YoungEd: Perhaps the strongest player with a palindromic name?
Sep-27-10  TheTamale: <YoungEd>: I always thought Level 12 was the strongest player with a palindromic name, but then I realized the 12 at the end disqualifies it.
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  GrahamClayton: <Resignation Trap>Yugoslavia hosted the first Olimpiad after World War II in Dubrovnik. The host team finished first, and Rabar, with the score of eight wins and two draws, had the best overall percentage of the event.

<Resignation Trap>,
Rabar won the Gold Medal for the best score on Board 4. Larry Evans also scored 90%, but did not play as many games as Rabar.

Sep-27-12  brankat: R.I.P. old friend.
Sep-27-13  brankat: The same.
Oct-08-20  login:

Some years ago our 'colleagues' at have created an informative thread (special shoutout to user perovk, vsadek) about this memorable Croatian player and prominent chess figure from Zagreb

'.. Braslav was a great erudite, a great player, a brilliant radio and television commentator, an excellent coach and pedagogue, he was the greatest promoter of the ancient game in the history of Croatian chess. ..'

Article in Croatian by GM Vladimir Kovacevic

5 Chess Players Who Should Get Posthumous Grandmaster Title

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