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Marko Tratar
Number of games in database: 311
Years covered: 1990 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2441 (2455 rapid, 2377 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2517

Overall record: +104 -78 =129 (54.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (18) 
    A15 A17 A14 A19 A13
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 A41 A40 E00 E10
 English, 1 c4 c5 (15) 
    A30 A34 A36 A31 A33
 Slav (14) 
    D12 D11 D15 D19 D10
 King's Indian (13) 
    E97 E94 E92 E99 E91
 Catalan (10) 
    E04 E06
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (34) 
    C10 C07 C00 C11 C04
 Sicilian (34) 
    B22 B81 B92 B50 B51
 King's Indian (28) 
    E94 E92 E61 E67 E62
 French (20) 
    C10 C00 C11 C12
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A41 A45 D02 A46 E00
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C07 C04 C03 C05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Tratar vs I Kragelj, 2001 1-0
   M Tratar vs T Banusz, 2017 1-0
   Kharlov vs M Tratar, 2002 0-1
   J Behrmann vs M Tratar, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Zagreb op-A (2012)
   Pula Open (2017)
   Pula Open (2001)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Team Championship (2007)
   European Championship (2008)
   European Championship (2013)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   European Club Cup (2017)

   🏆 31st TCh-SLO NML
   M Tratar vs R Markus (Oct-16-21) 1/2-1/2
   M Tratar vs D Kadric (Sep-30-19) 1/2-1/2
   R Markus vs M Tratar (Nov-03-18) 1/2-1/2
   M Tratar vs E Vorobiov (Sep-06-18) 1/2-1/2
   Jernej Skuhala vs M Tratar (Oct-22-17) 1-0

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(born May-20-1974, 47 years old) Slovenia

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IM in 1995, GM in 2006. Champion of Slovenia in 1997 and 2015. Played in the olympiads 1992 (2nd reserve), 1998 (1st reserve), 2002 (Slovenia III, board 1), and 2006 (board 4), and in European Team Ch 2007 (board 3). Played in five Mitropa Cups (1997: team won, him having 7.5/9 on board 4). Plays in several European chess leagues (Croatia: club Pula). Slovenian vice champion 2002 and 2007 ICC: Trale

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 358  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Barsov vs M Tratar  1-0251990Pula opE90 King's Indian
2. M Tratar vs V Malaniuk  0-1271991Kecskemet GMA81 Dutch
3. Blatny vs M Tratar  1-0681991KecskemetD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Leko vs M Tratar  1-0401991KecskemetB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. M Tratar vs Pavasovic  1-0501992SLO-ch U18D02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Savon vs M Tratar  ½-½241992Bled op 13thA05 Reti Opening
7. V Kovacevic vs M Tratar  ½-½521992Bled op 13thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. M Tratar vs Savon  ½-½231992Ljubljana op 3rdE15 Queen's Indian
9. M Tratar vs Vescovi  0-1451992Wch U20A58 Benko Gambit
10. M Tratar vs M P Dreyer  0-1451992Manila OlympiadD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. M Tratar vs C Michel Yunis  0-1561992Manila OlympiadA55 Old Indian, Main line
12. M Tratar vs D Reinderman  0-1381992Wch U20E97 King's Indian
13. I Jelen vs M Tratar  ½-½481993SLO-chE97 King's Indian
14. M Tratar vs D Sermek  0-1231993Groningen OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. K Berg vs M Tratar  1-0131993Groningen OpenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
16. Yagupov vs M Tratar  1-0231993Groningen OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. S Zagrebelny vs M Tratar  0-1691994Ljubljana op 5thB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. I Jelen vs M Tratar  ½-½261994SLO-chE97 King's Indian
19. M Tratar vs Sveshnikov  0-1321994Ljubljana op 5thE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
20. H Stevic vs M Tratar  ½-½511994EUCup Gr4B22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. I Farago vs M Tratar  ½-½431994Pirc memE73 King's Indian
22. M Tratar vs I Jelen  ½-½411994Pirc memA06 Reti Opening
23. M Tratar vs Beshukov  0-1341994Ljubljana op 5thD85 Grunfeld
24. I Jelen vs M Tratar  1-0321994SLO-chTE97 King's Indian
25. Sofia Polgar vs M Tratar  1-0321994Bled op 15thB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 358  PGN Download
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May-19-06  BIDMONFA: M Tratar


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  Tabanus: GM Marko Tratar, Slovenia, born 20 May 1974. Now rated 2480,

IM in 1995. GM in 2006. ICC: Trale

Champion of Slovenia 1997. Played in the olympiads 1992 (2nd reserve), 1998 (1st reserve), 2002 (Slovenia III, board 1), and 2006 (board 4), and in European Team Ch 2007 (board 3). Played in five Mitropa Cups (1997: team won, him having 7.5/9 on board 4). Plays in several European chess leagues (Croatia: club Pula).

Slovenian vice champion 2002 and 2007. His GM norms:

Placed 4th in Open Bosnjaci 2009:

Interview (2005):,2... (in Slovenian)

Biographies: (in German) (in Polish)

Pictures: (in red)

Dec-06-09  Prugno: Physical disabilities are always a delicate subject, but I have played next to Mr. Tratar and I think it is right to add one piece of information which is not clear from the photos and texts linked by <Tabanus> (except perhaps the interview, but who understands Slovenian?). To put it very bluntly, his right arm is missing.

This only increases my admiration for him, since he has managed to achieve such good results in chess despite what must be a severe handicap!

Feb-15-10  jackpawn: <Prugno> No disrespect, but how is missing an arm a real handicap playing chess?
Feb-15-10  acirce: Because it's a handicap period. No exception for a chess player. I agree with <Prugno>.
Feb-16-10  Valmy: How a missing arm can be a handicap to play chess?
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  whiteshark: <Prugno <...but who understands Slovenian?>> Kaj misli┼í?
Feb-16-10  acirce: Might as well miss your legs too, can't make any difference, can it? As long as you have one arm left to move your pieces with.. Of course it's a handicap, seems pretty silly to deny.
Feb-16-10  Valmy: Please ACIRCE stop attacking me personally each time we disagree. I understand that you think differently in this case and it is your right.

You may well argue that a one-armed personed may have trouble to do simple things for us in everyday life like reading a book and using a chessboard at the same time for example... This is a valid argument you may use.
But you should try to understand that some people can thing differently and even be right.

I think that this obvious disability in everyday life has no or insignificant influence on the capability to play chess, a mind sport.

I know a President of Court of justice with one arm, no problem for him, exept when he must carry files;-). So, sorry but nothing silly in my opinion.

Feb-16-10  acirce: That was not a personal attack, and I don't remember having attacked you at any time before. And I left open the possibility of being wrong by saying "seems". Once you sit down at the board to actually PLAY it's probably not a significant handicap, but having to live with all those difficulties in everyday life should make it harder to become a strong player.
Feb-16-10  achieve: Speaking from experience it can also spur one on to compensate and create both physical and mental resources mostly unavailable to most able-bodied.

Yet overall acirce may be right. Case per case, individually, such claims are a different cattle of fish, and perhaps even rather irrelevant.

Feb-16-10  acirce: <achieve> That's a good point, indeed.
Feb-17-10  Prugno: Thanks to everyone who contributed to this discussion, and especially to <acirce>, for understanding my point of view.

Some handicaps (such as GM Tratar's) don't really hamper you in playing a single game of chess; but they make your everyday LIFE much more difficult, and to become a very strong chessplayer under such challenging circumstances requires either great talent or exceptional willpower.

This reminds me of a conversation I once had with IM Duilio Collutiis (who is both a former Italian Champion and World Champion for Silent Players, or whatever the deaf officially prefer to call themselves). He told me it could be no accident that the best players in those Championships were never the totally deaf, but those like him who, at least with the help of a hearing aid, had some chance to understand and interpret sounds. "During the game there is no difference, but - for them - studying and learning in an interactive manner is so much harder!"

Feb-18-10  ycbaywtb: gosh , the things people argue about, handicaps and stuff, sometimes it's a bit surprising

yet i'm not surprised people have their own opinions, and these differ often

chess is hard period

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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd today and 2616 perf. in San Sebastian Open 2010:

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  Penguincw: Congrats to 2nd seed GM Marko Tratar (2476) for winning the "29th International Open Tournament Pula" with a score of 7.5/9 (+6,-0,=3). He did finish in a 4-way tie for 1st, but edged them out on tiebreaks.
Apr-01-16  waustad: FYI, he has never been a member of one of the disabled teams, but has always represented Slovenia in international competitions, if Olimpbase is correct. I have run across him in games from some Austrian leagues.
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  alexmagnus: <Never a member of a disabled team> hm, he would be too strong for that. Or not. Who is the strongest player to ever <have> played for IPCA? Luther?
Apr-02-16  waustad: Probably, but being from Germany it is harder for him to make the national team. Luther has been national champion though if I recall.
May-20-16  TheFocus: Steak Tratar?

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