Number of games in database: 171
Years covered: 1953 to 1988
Overall record: +41 -40 =90 (50.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Maric vs Petrosian, 1970 1-0
Maric vs Matulovic, 1956 1-0
Janosevic vs Maric, 1968 0-1
V Panov vs Maric, 1967 0-1
Gheorghiu vs Maric, 1968 1/2-1/2
L Popov vs Maric, 1967 1/2-1/2
B Soos vs Maric, 1967 1/2-1/2
Maric vs Janosevic, 1967 1-0
K Danov vs Maric, 1967 0-1
Bukic vs Maric, 1967 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Parcetic Memorial (1966)
Novi Sad (1972)
Solidarity Tournament 2nd (1968)
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(born May-13-1927, died Aug-26-1990, 63 years old) Yugoslavia
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Rudolf Maric was awarded the IM title in 1964. His best international result was 6th place at Skopje 1967.
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| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 172
|1. Maric vs Gligoric
|| ||½-½||75||1953||YUG-ch||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|2. B Milic vs Maric
|| ||½-½||22||1953||YUG-ch||C03 French, Tarrasch|
|3. Maric vs D Dimc
|| ||½-½||15||1953||YUG-ch||C01 French, Exchange|
|4. Maric vs Matulovic
||1-0||30||1956||YUG-ch||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|5. N Karaklajic vs Maric
|| ||½-½||41||1957||Yugoslav Championship||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|6. Maric vs V Cuderman
|| ||½-½||68||1957||Yugoslav Championship||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|7. S Nedeljkovic vs Maric
|| ||1-0||28||1957||Yugoslav Championship||C70 Ruy Lopez|
|8. Maric vs B Rabar
|| ||½-½||32||1957||Yugoslav Championship||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|9. Puc vs Maric
|| ||1-0||57||1957||Yugoslav Championship||C16 French, Winawer|
|10. Maric vs P Trifunovic
|| ||0-1||51||1957||Yugoslav Championship||B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation|
|11. Vukcevich vs Maric
||1-0||22||1957||Yugoslav Championship||C18 French, Winawer|
|12. Maric vs R Bogdanovic
|| ||½-½||14||1957||Yugoslav Championship||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|13. A Bradvarevic vs Maric
|| ||½-½||71||1957||Yugoslav Championship||C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense|
|14. Maric vs B Tot
|| ||½-½||24||1957||Yugoslav Championship||B01 Scandinavian|
|15. B Djurasevic vs Maric
|| ||½-½||20||1957||Yugoslav Championship||C03 French, Tarrasch|
|16. Maric vs B Milic
|| ||½-½||42||1957||Yugoslav Championship||C56 Two Knights|
|17. T Rakic vs Maric
|| ||½-½||16||1957||Yugoslav Championship||C16 French, Winawer|
|18. Maric vs Gligoric
|| ||½-½||22||1957||Yugoslav Championship||C56 Two Knights|
|19. Udovcic vs Maric
|| ||1-0||41||1957||Yugoslav Championship||A04 Reti Opening|
|20. Maric vs S Vukovic
|| ||0-1||40||1957||Yugoslav Championship||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|21. Janosevic vs Maric
|| ||½-½||85||1957||Yugoslav Championship||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|22. Maric vs Ivkov
|| ||½-½||18||1957||Yugoslav Championship||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|23. Smailbegovic vs Maric
|| ||½-½||41||1957||Yugoslav Championship||C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense|
|24. Maric vs Pirc
|| ||0-1||41||1957||Yugoslav Championship||B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4|
|25. Matulovic vs Maric
||1-0||36||1957||Yugoslav Championship||C16 French, Winawer|
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 172
|May-13-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Rudolf Maric|
|May-13-10|| ||wordfunph: maybe an IM with GM norms, famous scalps include Lein, Tringov, Polugaevsky, Planinc, Petrosian, Savon, Uhlmann, Janosevic, Paoli, Czerniak, and Matulovic..|
|May-13-13|| ||brankat: R.I.P. IM Maric.|
|May-13-15|| ||Calar: One of the wittiest chess author I've ever read. In his books and articles, he mostly wrote about popularly interesting side of chess: miniatures, great combinations, unusual positions, awesome endgames with analyses...|
Even a person totally ignorant of chess could learn to love and appreciate it after reading his books.
|Dec-25-15|| ||diagonal: IM Rudolf Maric is also <Honorary Grandmaster>, apparently awarded shortly after his death in 1990.|
From 1977 until 2003, FIDE awarded Honorary Grandmaster titles to 31 strong players based on their past successes and other contributions to chess. In the Pre-ELO era of the 1950s and the 1960s, the chess world counted less than hundred living grandmasters, today there are more than thousand grandmasters.
The GM title (inauguration in 1950) then was granted primarily on winning strong international tournament(s); in some cases it was debatable whether or whether not an achievement (no ELO performance metrics / norms that time) was sufficient.
That's why the Honorary Grandmaster was given retrospectively to some strictly selected strong (IM) players, all born before WWI and career peaking in the mentioned period around late 1940s to early 1970s, who had just missed the GM title but would deserve it. Of course, there are still a few "forgotten" players left out.
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