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Dragoljub Ciric
D Ciric 
Youth World Championship Antwerpen 1955. Source:  
Number of games in database: 677
Years covered: 1955 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2269
Highest rating achieved in database: 2294
Overall record: +164 -106 =407 (54.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-12-1935, died Aug-17-2014, 78 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)

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Dragoljub Miladin Ciric was awarded the IM title in 1961 and the GM title in 1965. In tournaments his best results were 1st= with Mikhail Tal at Sarajevo 1966, 1st= with Anatoly Lein at Sarajevo 1968 and 1st= at Saint Felin de Guixols in 1975. He played on two Yugoslav Olympiad teams, in 1966 (+8-0=0 at 2nd reserve board (2)) and 1968 but his health began to decline and so too did his results.

References: (1) Wikipedia article: Dragoljub Čirić, (2) Wikipedia article: World records in chess

Last updated: 2017-01-30 10:24:55

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 677  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Ciric vs E Mednis  ½-½551955Wch U20 prel-CC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
2. Matulovic vs D Ciric  ½-½421956Yugoslav ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
3. Janosevic vs D Ciric  1-0451956Yugoslav ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. D Ciric vs B Djurasevic  ½-½321956Yugoslav ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
5. V Tomovic vs D Ciric  1-0611956Yugoslav ChampionshipD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
6. D Ciric vs M Udovcic  ½-½291956Yugoslav ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. A Matanovic vs D Ciric  ½-½211956Yugoslav ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
8. D Ciric vs Ivkov  ½-½241956Yugoslav ChampionshipB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
9. B Rabar vs D Ciric  ½-½281956Yugoslav ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
10. D Ciric vs A Lukic  ½-½151956Yugoslav ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
11. R Jovanic vs D Ciric  ½-½221956Yugoslav ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. D Ciric vs B Tot  0-1281956Yugoslav ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
13. V Sokolov vs D Ciric  ½-½261956Yugoslav ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. A Bradvarevic vs D Ciric  ½-½181958YUG-ch sfA21 English
15. D Ciric vs R A Redolfi  0-1301958WchT U26 fin-A 05thC67 Ruy Lopez
16. P Trifunovic vs D Ciric  ½-½401958Yugoslav ChampionshipD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
17. D Ciric vs A Matanovic  1-0401958Yugoslav ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. B Djurasevic vs D Ciric  0-1411958Yugoslav ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
19. D Ciric vs D Dimc  1-0341958Yugoslav ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
20. J Sofrevski vs D Ciric  1-0541958Yugoslav ChampionshipA13 English
21. D Ciric vs V Vukovic  1-0381958Yugoslav ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. N Karaklajic vs D Ciric  ½-½701958Yugoslav ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. D Ciric vs D Ivkovic  ½-½571958Yugoslav ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
24. Gligoric vs D Ciric  ½-½251958Yugoslav ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. D Ciric vs R Bogdanovic  ½-½211958Yugoslav ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Nov-12-06  BIDMONFA: Dragoljub M Ciric

CIRIC, Dragoljub M.

Nov-13-06  ahmadov: <BIDMONFA:> It is really good that you remind us some forgetten players.

By the way, do you plan to add more links in your web site, as recommended by a user here?

Nov-13-06  BIDMONFA: AHMADOV, That type of connections?
Nov-14-06  ahmadov: <BIDMONFA: AHMADOV, That type of connections?> Sorry, but I do not understand the meaning of your post.
Nov-12-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Dragoljub!
Jan-26-11  wordfunph: At the Chess Olympiad in Havana, GM Dragoljub Ciric adjourned his game against Argentina's Sanguinetti. Ciric's position was bad and everybody expected his defeat. Most critical about Ciric's chances was his team-mate GM Matulovic. When the game resumed, Sanguinetti at some point blundered. When Ciric checkmated him, he exclaimed: "Mat….ulovic!"

unfortunately, i couldn't find the Ciric-Sanguinetti game here in CG.

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  Phony Benoni: <wordfunph> From Olimpbase,

[Event "17th Olympiad, Final A"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "1966.11.08"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "5"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Sanguineti, Raul"]
[Black "Ciric, Dragoljub M"]
[ECO ""]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 dxe5 5.Nxe5 Nbd7 6.Nc4 a6 7.a4 Nb6 8.b3 e6 9.Nxb6 Qxb6 10.Bd3 Bd6 11.Qe2 0-0 12.Bb2 e5 13.0-0 Bg4 14.Qe3 Bh5 15.Qg3 Bg6 16.Bxg6 hxg6 17.d3 Rfe8 18.Rfe1 Qc6 19.Ne4 Bc7 20.a5 Nh5 21.Qf3 Nf4 22.Nd2 Qxf3 23.Nxf3 f6 24.Nd2 Ne6 25.Nc4 Bd8 26.Bc3 Be7 27.Rab1 Nc7 28.Nb6 Rad8 29.Bd2 Nb5 30.f4 exf4 31.Bxf4 Bf8 32.Kf1 g5 33.Be3 Kf7 34.Bf2 Na3 35.Rxe8 Rxe8 36.Rb2 Bd6 37.c4 Be5 38.Ra2 Nb1 39.Bxc5 Bc3 40.b4 Re1+ 41.Kf2 Rd1 42.Nd5 Be5 43.Ke2 Rc1 44.h3 Nc3+ 45.Nxc3 Rxc3 46.b5 axb5 47.Rb2 bxc4 48.Rxb7+ Ke6 49.d4 Bf4 50.Re7+ Kd5 51.a6 Rc2+ 52.Kf3 Ra2 53.g3 Bd6 54.Bxd6 Kxd6 55.Rxg7 Rxa6 56.h4 Ra3+ 57.Kg4 gxh4 58.gxh4 Rd3 59.h5 c3 60.Rg8 Rxd4+ 61.Kf5 c2 0-1

Position after <40...Re1+> (probable adjournment)

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Final position:

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Not yet mate, but there is no guarantee Olimpbase has the full score.

Jan-26-11  wordfunph: thanks <Phony Benoni>..
Aug-18-14  cro777: R.I.P. GM Dragoljub Æiriæ:

Aug-19-14  tjipa: So sad that I learn of this player just on the day of his passing. I have noticed that the games of every player that has reached GM level are full of interesting ideas, even if he/she never reaches the very top. Chess is so rich a world thanks to these people that have devoted their lives to it. Rest in peace, Dragoljub.
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  Stonehenge: RIP GM Ciric.
Aug-19-14  Lovuschka:
Serbian article about the death of Dragoljub Ćirić For later investigators: The news was published on 17 August 2014. The translation is horrible from Google, so I reprint here the important parts for the saddening news in Serbian:

<Драгољуб Ћирић 1935-2014

Шаховски савез Београда и шаховски клуб Раднички обавештавају јавност да је преминуо истакнути велемајстор Драгољуб Ћирић.>

Aug-19-14  cro777: In Memoriam

<Драгољуб Ћирић 1935-2014

Шаховски савез Београда и шаховски клуб Раднички обавештавају јавност да је преминуо истакнути велемајстор Драгољуб Ћирић>

"Dragoljub Æiriæ 1935-2014

Belgrade Chess Federation and Chess Club "Radnièki" Èaèak have the sad duty to inform that the prominent Grandmaster Dragoljub Æiriæ passed away."

Sep-12-14  Eastfrisian: Read it just now. R.I.P.
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  Gottschalk: He showed a good form in 1963.

D Ciric vs V Sokolov, 1963

D Ciric vs Velimirovic, 1963

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