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Andrija Fuderer
A Fuderer 
FIDE Revue 4/1955  
Number of games in database: 255
Years covered: 1948 to 1998

Overall record: +104 -54 =97 (59.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C77 C84 C70 C78 C73
 Sicilian (17) 
    B91 B63 B56 B85 B65
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E28 E59 E50 E39 E49
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B18 B15 B16 B12 B14
 French Defense (7) 
    C14 C01 C07 C00
 King's Indian (7) 
    E79 E94 E77 E78 E85
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B58 B50 B52 B32 B62
 King's Indian (16) 
    E64 E66 E95 E60 E80
 Semi-Slav (14) 
    D45 D43 D49 D47 D46
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C77 C67 C60 C81 C92
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
 Reti System (5) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Fuderer vs J H Donner, 1952 1-0
   A Fuderer vs Najdorf, 1955 1-0
   Bronstein vs A Fuderer, 1959 0-1
   Bisguier vs A Fuderer, 1955 0-1
   A Fuderer vs Tartakower, 1950 1-0
   A Fuderer vs B Milic, 1955 1-0
   Zarko Popovic vs A Fuderer, 1949 0-1
   Golombek vs A Fuderer, 1954 0-1
   Keres vs A Fuderer, 1955 0-1
   A Fuderer vs Bronstein, 1959 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Belgrade (1952)
   Hastings 1954/55 (1954)
   URS-YUG (1959)
   Zagreb (1964)
   Amsterdam Olympiad qual-3 (1954)
   YUG-ch 6th (1951)
   Munich Olympiad qual-4 (1958)
   Zagreb (1955)
   Gothenburg Interzonal (1955)
   Amsterdam Olympiad Final-A (1954)
   Munich Olympiad Final-A (1958)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1952 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   Hastings 1954/55 by suenteus po 147

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(born May-13-1931, died Oct-02-2011, 80 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Belgium)

[what is this?]
Andrija Fuderer was born in Subotica, Yugoslavia (Northern Serbia). He was awarded the IM title in 1952 and the Honorary GM title in 1990. By 1968, his family moved out of Yugoslavia. In the late eighties he moved to Brussels, and later to Spain, where he died in 2011.

Obituary by his son:

Wikipedia article: Andrija Fuderer

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 255  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Fuderer vs Prins 0-1551948Rogaska SlatinaC52 Evans Gambit
2. A Bozic vs A Fuderer  0-1561948Rogaska SlatinaD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
3. Gligoric vs A Fuderer 1-0591948YUG-ch 4th 1948/49A52 Budapest Gambit
4. Zarko Popovic vs A Fuderer  0-1351949Vojvodina-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Kostic vs A Fuderer  ½-½751949Team Vojvodina-chA07 King's Indian Attack
6. A Fuderer vs M Subaric  1-0361949YUG-ch sfC78 Ruy Lopez
7. Kostic vs A Fuderer  0-1901949Team Vojvodina-chA90 Dutch
8. A Fuderer vs Puc 1-0371949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49C40 King's Knight Opening
9. A Fuderer vs D Djaja  1-0351949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49C56 Two Knights
10. D Andric vs A Fuderer  1-0461949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Kostic vs A Fuderer  1-0501949YUG-chA07 King's Indian Attack
12. A Fuderer vs Gligoric 0-1411949YUG-chB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
13. A Fuderer vs B Tot 0-1301949YUG-chB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. Ivkov vs A Fuderer  0-1361949YUG-chC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
15. P Trifunovic vs A Fuderer  1-0361949YUG-chD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
16. B Tot vs A Fuderer  ½-½291950YUG-chTD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. B Tot vs A Fuderer  ½-½501950Training tourneyD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. A Fuderer vs B Rabar  0-1301950Training tourneyB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
19. A Fuderer vs S Nedeljkovic  1-0231950YUG-chTB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
20. A Fuderer vs S Nedeljkovic  1-0341950Serbia-VojvodinaE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
21. Ivkov vs A Fuderer  0-1301950BledB58 Sicilian
22. A Fuderer vs O'Kelly  1-0211950BledC70 Ruy Lopez
23. A Fuderer vs Rellstab  0-1341950BledC78 Ruy Lopez
24. B Milic vs A Fuderer  ½-½281950BledA07 King's Indian Attack
25. A Fuderer vs Tartakower 1-0321950BledC70 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 255  PGN Download
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  whiteshark: <brankat> Thanks for sharing. :D

I also found that <Andrija Fuderer> is mentioned in a book written by Bora Tot here:

with reference to this game: A Fuderer vs B Tot, 1949

I don't understand the text, but maybe you do. :D

May-22-08  brankat: <whiteshark> Thank You for the link. I do understand the language of the book, although it is somewhat archaic. Nobody speaks like that any more :-)

I had not heard of the book before: "Our Masters". The book was written in 1936 by Bora Tot, an old Yugoslav master.

It must have been a very limited edition, since by the 1960s only a few samples were known to exist. The person who posted the text on the net, Vojin Vujosevic, bought a sample in an "antique books" store in Belgrade in 1964. He said he had paid 20 dinars for it. According to Vujosevic, in 1964 the amount of money was the equivalent to a labourer's 10 days wages.

The work includes brief biographies and some games by the best known pre-WW2 Yugoslav masters, starting with Dr.Milan Vidmar. I suppose the major value is probably in a number of first hand accounts the author got from the masters, who he knew personally.

Especially interesting is the part dealing with old GM Boris Kostic, a very colourful personality. There are a few anecdotes relating to Kostic there. I'll try to translate some later, and post them on Kostic page.

One which I find particularly interesting has to do with the famous Stefan Zwieg novel, "The Chess Player". For decades there has been a controversy about which master did Zweig "use" as a model for his novel character, "Centovic" (?).

Prior to WW1 Kostic lived in Vienna, as did S.Zweig, and they became good friends. Kostic basically supported himself by playing chess in coffee-houses for stakes. One of his regular "customers" was Zweig, who, apparently, didn't take losses lightly, especially because B.Kostic liked to joke about it. So one day S.Zweig told him: "My revenge will be in writing!".

The text You provided the link to is actually a combination of the original Bora Tot work, and comments, together with some of the anecdotes, V.Vujosevic added some 3-4 decades later.

That is why there are references to the names and games of people like Gligoric, Matanovic, Fuderer. Mr.Tot could not have written about them in 1936.

I mostly just flipped through the pages. When I have more time I'll try to do a more thorough job, and give You more information then.

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  whiteshark: Thank you again, <brankat>! That is all very impressive. Tot's book must be a fascinating read (maybe is it comparable to Milan Vidmar's <The Golden Times of Chess> ?)

It is thrilling that Vojin Vujosevic paid such a high price for a book. It must be his "Precious".

I always thought that Capablanca has been used for the description of Mirko Czentovic in Stefan Zweig's The Royal Game. If it is Kostic than it's indeed a late revenge in writing.

The final moves in Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1922 have been described Zweig's novel when Dr.B. appeared for the first time. (not much attention so far)

May-23-08  brankat: <whiteshark> I've never read M.Vidmar's "The Golden Times of Chess".

I assume it was written sometime in the 1950s or so. Would You know if it is still in print, available anywhere?

Thank You.

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  keypusher: <brankat> if this is it, there was an edition published in 2005.

May-23-08  brankat: <Keypusher> The link You provided has to do with another one of Vidmar's chess books:

-- "Razgovori o šahu z zacetnikom", 1946 in Slovene

= (Conversations about Chess with a Beginner). I assume it is a "Primer". I don't know if there is an English edition.

His best known chess book was:

-- "Pol stoletja ob šahovnici", 1951 in Slovene

= (Half a century at the chessboard), really an Autobiography.

I've been trying to get this one for years. Have read only a few passages, ages ago. Apparently, the book was re-issued in Slovenia sometime in the late 1990s, a small edition, and was sold out fast. There are probably English samples available.

The book I asked <whiteshark> about was actually published in German:

-- "Goldene Schachzeiten" (The Golden Times of Chess), sometime soon after WW2. I don't know of any translations.

Dr.Vidmar also wrote extensively on topics relating to his profession, electrical engineering.

Other books:

-- "Med Evropo in Ameriko" (Between Europe and America). About Yugoslavia, geo-politics, political philosophy.

-- "Moj pogled na svet" (My World View)

-- "Oslovski most" (Pons asinorum), Slovenia, 1936.
Sounds like a novel!?

I'm sorry, and embarrassed to say that I have not read any of the above. So now, rather than trying to look for them on the Net, I'll see what I can find in libraries. To begin with.

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  keypusher: <brankat> Look here. But this makes it seem that "Golden Times" is just a version of his autobiography?

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  whiteshark: <brankat: <"The Golden Times of Chess">>

Vidmar's memoirs were published in German only as 'Goldenen Schachzeiten', 1st ed. 1961, 2nd edition 2006

reviews in German: with the 1st story 'Alekhine, in Nottingham 1936'

4 reviews you can find here:

May-25-08  brankat: <keypusher> <But this makes it seem that "Golden Times" is just a version of his autobiography?>

Sounds quite probable. But, I'd still like to read both :-)

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  whiteshark: Happy Birthday GM Fuderer!
May-13-09  WhiteRook48: Happy Birthday!
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  wordfunph: enjoy your 79th birthday Andrija!
Jan-22-11  alfiepa: in the very well site
there is a beautiful article about this intriguing strong player .
May-08-11  vsadek: I am looking for the game between Andrija Fuderer and Ossip Bernstein played in Saarbruecken 1953. Christmas Tourney (19. – 31. XII 1953).

Somehow, the whole event is missing from Chessgames database.

Other participants were: Friedrich Samisch, Jan Hein Donner, Stephan A Popel, Arthur Dunkelblum, Hans Mueller, Otto Benkner, Gerhard Lorson, Walter Morena, Wolfgang Heidenfeld, and Jacob Franz.

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  roberts partner: A photo of this game and another group photo of the competitors are in Edward Winter's Chess Notes, Nos 6467 and 6474. It's possible the complete games were not published, just a selection in the Fide revue.
May-08-11  vsadek: @<roberts partner> Thank you. I know about these photos on Winter's Chess Notes.

The tourney crosstable is also included in the book: „Chess Results: 1951-1955, A Comprehensive Record with 1,620 Tournament“ but actual games are nowhere to be found!

Fuderer won this game with Bernstein in excellent pawn ending. Actually, Andrija (Andrew) won the tournament with 9/11 result.

May-13-11  vsadek: Dear Andrija, Happy Birthday! Hope you celebrate in good health and high spirits.

Your brilliant chess mastery is still remembered and praised after 60 years!

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  jessicafischerqueen: <chessmetrics> ranks him 18th in the world at his peak strength.
Oct-24-11  Eastfrisian: According to Chesspedia GM (hon.) Dr. Andrija Fuderer died on 2. October 2011. R.I.P.
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  Stonehenge: Rest In Peace, HGM Fuderer.
Oct-24-11  brankat: R.I.P.
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  roberts partner: A tribute to Andrija Fuderer from the Guardian:

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  GrahamClayton: Here is an entertaining win by Fuderer that I have just uploaded to the database:

[Event "YUG-ch"]
[Site "Belgrade"]
[Date "1948.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Andrija Fuderer"]
[Black "Stojan Puc"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♕e7 3. ♘c3 c6 4. ♗c4 b5 5. ♗b3 d6 6. O-O a6 7. a4 ♗b7 8. d4 b4 9. ♘e2 h6 10. ♘d2 ♘d7 11. f4 ♘gf6 12. ♘g3 g6 13. ♘c4 O-O-O 14. c3 exd4 15. ♕xd4 ♘c5 16. ♗d1 ♘e6 17. ♕a7 d5 18. ♘b6+ ♔c7 19. ♗e3 ♕c5 20. ♗f2 dxe4 21. cxb4 e3 22. bxc5 ♗xc5 23. a5 exf2+ 24. ♔h1 h5 25. ♖c1 h4 26. ♖xc5 hxg3

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27. ♖xc6+ ♔xc6 28. ♗f3+ ♔b5 29. ♗e2+ ♔c6 30. ♖c1+ ♘c5 31. ♖xc5+ ♔xc5 32. ♘c8+ ♔d5 33. ♕xb7+ ♔d4 34. ♕b6+ ♔e4 35. ♗f3+ ♔xf4 36. ♕xf6+ ♔e3 37. ♕e5+ 1-0

May-13-13  brankat: It was an honour and a privilege to know You GM Fuderer!
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  Chessical: A revealing quote from the obituary written by his son:

<"Andrija did not have a real passion for chess, he just played well.That served him well, since his studies were actually paid for by smuggling goods while traveling to international tournaments.">

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