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Mladen Zelic
Number of games in database: 125
Years covered: 1981 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2244 (2247 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2328

Overall record: +36 -57 =32 (41.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B21 B22 B40
 French Defense (10) 
    C15 C11 C10
 King's Gambit Accepted (9) 
    C34 C36 C35
 French Winawer (5) 
 French (5) 
    C11 C10
 King's Gambit Declined (5) 
    C30 C32
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D85 D83 D94 D80 D86
 Dutch Defense (4) 
    A81 A89
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Zelic vs I Perkovic, 2008 1-0
   M Zelic vs M Kantorik, 2011 1-0
   M Zelic vs G Milonakis, 2010 1-0
   M Zelic vs D Brumen, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Paks Atom Cup IM 6th (2001)
   European Championship (2010)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   B21 Smith-Morra Gambit [White] by chess.master
   SMITH-MORRA GAMBIT by timtiger

   🏆 26th Zadar Open A
   M Zelic vs F Guttenthaler (Dec-22-19) 0-1
   S Rezan vs M Zelic (Dec-21-19) 1-0
   J Stocko vs M Zelic (Dec-20-19) 1/2-1/2
   M Zelic vs Amit Doshi Moksh (Dec-19-19) 1/2-1/2
   K De Francesco vs M Zelic (Dec-18-19) 0-1

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(born Feb-18-1959, 62 years old) Croatia

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Last updated: 2021-10-03 18:56:52

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 126  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Zelic vs D Vajs  1-0201981YUG corrC34 King's Gambit Accepted
2. M Zelic vs D Musta  ½-½431982YUG corrC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
3. M Zelic vs Z Kalanj  1-0211990SibenikC11 French
4. M Zelic vs Z Takac  1-0221993CRO-chB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
5. M Zelic vs L Mazi 1-0411994Bled op 15thB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
6. D Bastijanic vs M Zelic  1-0301994Tournament (team)C25 Vienna
7. M Zelic vs I Farago  1-0621994Bled op 15thB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
8. V Arapovic vs M Zelic  ½-½291995MakarskaC25 Vienna
9. M Zelic vs M Franic  0-1381995ZadarC34 King's Gambit Accepted
10. M Zelic vs M Cebalo 1-0271995MakarskaB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
11. M Zelic vs M Cebalo 1-02419953rd Portoroz OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
12. Tukmakov vs M Zelic  1-03919953rd Portoroz OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
13. M Zelic vs B Babic  1-0231996Pula OpenC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
14. M Zelic vs Z Grdinic  0-1581996Ch Croatia team 2ndC30 King's Gambit Declined
15. M Zelic vs T Lukic ½-½1151996Zadar OpenC30 King's Gambit Declined
16. M Zelic vs M Radolovic  1-0251996Ch CroatiaC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
17. J Krivec vs M Zelic  0-1191996Pula op 10thC25 Vienna
18. M Zelic vs D Bubalovic  0-1271997Ch Croatia team 2ndC30 King's Gambit Declined
19. M Zelic vs B Juric  0-1371997Zadar opC34 King's Gambit Accepted
20. Tukmakov vs M Zelic  1-0361999CRO-CupA80 Dutch
21. Romanishin vs M Zelic  1-0431999Pula op 13thA81 Dutch
22. V Dimitrov vs M Zelic  1-0362001Ivan Cvitanovic MemorialA81 Dutch
23. I Zaja vs M Zelic  ½-½432001Ivan Cvitanovic MemorialD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
24. M Zelic vs I Armanda  1-0402001Ivan Cvitanovic MemorialB01 Scandinavian
25. V Bukal Jr vs M Zelic  1-0222001Ivan Cvitanovic MemorialA57 Benko Gambit
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 126  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-18-08  Zygalski: This guy really knows how to win with the Morra gambit. A shame more of his Morra games aren't on here.
Jun-28-08  hitman84: <Zygalski>I second that. He is just too good. Look at the way he thrashes IMs and GMs with the Morra - UNBELIEVABLE!
Jun-28-08  hitman84: He is an FM from Croatia.

You can find more of his Morra Gambit games here:

Jun-28-08  Zygalski: His record there with the Morra is
But doing a quick calculation, the average Elo of his opponents for the losses is 2460 - around 200 points higher than Zelic's own rating. In other words, here you have a reasonably strong FIDE Master testing the gambit against strong opposition and more than holding his own.

Jun-28-08  hitman84: Yeah I've always thought that Morra is a playable opening at the GM level. But you need sound endgame knowledge. Most of the time you're bound to reach an ending a pawn down. Take a look at his losses -- many are well over 60 moves.
Jun-28-08  Zygalski: GM Afromeev has probably the best record with the Morra
Jul-01-08  Zygalski: Zelic is playing very well at the moment, virtually certain to increase his highest FIDE rating of 2316. Must be all those Morra's :)
Jul-08-08  hitman84: Yes indeed, good luck to him. Long Live the Morra!

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