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Ivan Ivanisevic
I Ivanisevic 
GM Ivan Ivanisevic with chess players Dijana (left) and
Delilah (right) during a visit to Hamburg, Germany.
Photo copyright © 2005 René Gralla; courtesy of Neues Deutschland.
Number of games in database: 657
Years covered: 1996 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2598 (2617 rapid, 2620 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2665

Overall record: +228 -115 =271 (59.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 43 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (56) 
    E32 E20 E21 E37 E34
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    A45 E00 A46 A50 E10
 Slav (31) 
    D17 D10 D15 D11
 King's Indian (30) 
    E71 E60 E92 E94 E90
 Grunfeld (21) 
    D97 D70 D85 D80 D96
 Semi-Slav (18) 
    D45 D43 D44
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (89) 
    B47 B48 B40 B32 B56
 Sicilian Taimanov (41) 
    B47 B48 B49 B46
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C84 C89 C63 C64 C60
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    D02 A46 A40 A41 D04
 Semi-Slav (23) 
    D44 D45 D47 D43 D48
 Modern Benoni (22) 
    A56 A70 A58 A57 A62
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic, 1999 0-1
   L Pasko vs I Ivanisevic, 2017 0-1
   I Ivanisevic vs P Oatlhotse, 2012 1-0
   I Ivanisevic vs D Derakhshani, 2016 1-0
   I Ivanisevic vs Marjanovic, 2013 1-0
   Sasikiran vs I Ivanisevic, 2012 0-1
   Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic, 1999 0-1
   I Ivanisevic vs Onischuk, 2011 1/2-1/2
   G Guseinov vs I Ivanisevic, 2002 0-1
   M Sebag vs I Ivanisevic, 2008 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Karpos Open (2015)
   Dubai Chess Open (2015)
   European Club Cup (2018)
   Chigorin Memorial (2018)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   I Ivanisevic vs Svidler (Dec-30-19) 0-1, blitz
   A Predke vs I Ivanisevic (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz
   Aydin Suleymanli vs I Ivanisevic (Dec-30-19) 0-1, blitz
   I Ivanisevic vs C Aravindh (Dec-30-19) 0-1, blitz
   K Alekseenko vs I Ivanisevic (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz

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(born Nov-23-1977, 42 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)

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IM (1997); Grandmaster (2000).

Ivanisevic won the Kavala Open in 2007 and the Serbian Championship in 2008 and, 2009, the latter being 11.5/13 with a TPR of 2844, and then again in 2011, 2012 and 2017. He played for Yugoslavia in the Olympiads of 1998, 2000, 2002 and for Serbia in the Olympiad of 2008. His result at the 12th European Individual Championship (2011) qualified him to play in the World Cup (2011), where he lost in the first round to US GM Alexander Onischuk.


Wikipedia article: Ivan Ivanišević

Last updated: 2017-09-08 06:12:03

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 693  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Ivanisevic vs V Tukmakov  1-0271996Weihnachts opD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. I Ivanisevic vs A Kovacevic  ½-½451997YUG-ch52A66 Benoni
3. I Ivanisevic vs Velimirovic  0-1731997YUG-ch playoffA43 Old Benoni
4. Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic  1-0411997YUG-ch playoffB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
5. I Ivanisevic vs Velimirovic  0-1431997YUG-ch52A65 Benoni, 6.e4
6. I Ivanisevic vs Gligoric  ½-½211997YUG-ch52E17 Queen's Indian
7. I Ivanisevic vs Movsesian  0-1541997Wch U20E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
8. I Ivanisevic vs Oll  ½-½161997Maroczy memD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. I Ivanisevic vs Adorjan 0-1231997Maroczy memA57 Benko Gambit
10. Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic 1-0841998YUG-ch53B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
11. I Ivanisevic vs Barlov  1-0441998YUG-ch53E10 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Gligoric vs I Ivanisevic  0-1371998YUG-ch53E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
13. Miroslav Markovic vs I Ivanisevic  ½-½91998YUG-ch53B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. I Ivanisevic vs A Kovacevic  ½-½611998YUG-ch53A67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
15. A Kovacevic vs I Ivanisevic  1-0471998YUG-chTB57 Sicilian
16. Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic  0-1331999YUG CupB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. Matulovic vs I Ivanisevic  ½-½441999YUG-chTB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
18. Gligoric vs I Ivanisevic  1-0891999YUG CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. I Ivanisevic vs A Kovacevic  ½-½601999YUG-chA04 Reti Opening
20. I Ivanisevic vs A Kovacevic  1-0401999YUG CupB50 Sicilian
21. Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic 0-1231999YUG-chB56 Sicilian
22. Ponomariov vs I Ivanisevic 1-0461999EU-chT (Men)B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. I Ivanisevic vs L Comas Fabrego  0-1381999EU-chT (Men)E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
24. I Ivanisevic vs T Balogh  1-0281999EU-chT (Men)E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
25. I Ivanisevic vs A Qashashvili  1-0341999EU-chT (Men)E12 Queen's Indian
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  norami: Is it true that the only difference between Serbian and Croatian is religion? If you're Catholic, you're Croatian. If you're Orthodox, you're Serbian.
Sep-01-08  myschkin: . . .

"Ivan Ivanisevic wins 2008 Serbian Championship"

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Oct-22-08  KOCMOHAYT: <norami: Is it true that the only difference between Serbian and Croatian is religion? If you're Catholic, you're Croatian. If you're Orthodox, you're Serbian.>

Not quite, but it is hard to distinguish by name. I am a Croat, and someone with name Ivan ivanišević could easily be Croatian.Serbs have their own culture and history which is differnt from croatian. but it is worth saying that two nations felt ( and some individuals still feel) a strong sentiment of brotherhood and unity which (un)fortunatly didnt end in the creation of new (yugoslav) nation. so unlike protestant prussians and catholic bavarians that united into germany, catholic croats and ortodox serbs live in two separate states. Why? dont ask. maybe is better that way.

Oct-22-08  Resignation Trap: <norami> and <KOCMOHAYT> There are other differences. Serbians and Croats speak basically the same language, but Serbians prefer to use the cyrillic alphabet (which is similar to Russian), while Croats use a roman alphabet (much like English).
Oct-23-08  KOCMOHAYT: <Resignation Trap> I know, as i said i'm croatian. lands that comprise serbia today were for centuries (mostly) part of ottoman empire (Turkey), whereas croatia was part of Habsburg empire (Austria). Hence the majority of difference. Before being part of larger foreign dominated empires, both countries had their respective medieval kingdoms. Serbia at one point was a major european power. The countries and peoples where friendly for centuries with croatian king Tomislav helping serbian against bulgarians, other masters against turks, and many serbs and croats being proud of being at the same time of serbian and croatian heritage (Ivo Andrić, Nikola Tesla, Branko Katić, Brankat :-)). However things generaly worsend when the two tried to become one. And failed...
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  brankat: <KOCMOHAYT> <...and many serbs and croats being proud of being at the same time of serbian and croatian heritage (Ivo Andrić, Nikola Tesla, Branko Katić, Brankat :-))>

It is an honour and privilege to be mentioned in the same sentence with Nikola Tesla :-)

Seriously, I do thank You for Your well balanced and fairly expressed thoughts.

Unfortunately, back in the old country everybody lost. Which was easily predictable. I think it was Sir Winston Churchill who remarked something like: "Those involved in the quarrels of their Past, will have found out that they have lost their Future."

Perhaps some other time things will work out better.

P.S. Visit my forum sometime.

Nov-05-08  jovack: <norami: Is it true that the only difference between Serbian and Croatian is religion? If you're Catholic, you're Croatian. If you're Orthodox, you're Serbian.>

lol, quite oversimplified

i would say it is akin to the difference of being canadian vs american

similar, yet distinct -- minus the extreme animosity that still prevails with some people (unfortunately)

funny how anything balkan related always gets people talking about serbian v croatian haha

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  brankat: Happy Birthday Ivan!
Apr-09-09  Appaz: Ivan "Carlsen-killer" Ivanisevic is mopping the board with everyone else in the Serbian Ch.: 6.5/7 of 13 rounds and ĺ two-point lead.

Apr-12-09  praddy06: 8.5/9 he is still continuing his amazing run but missed a perfect score in a tournament...which last happened in 1978

Apr-13-09  praddy06: .

Ivan Ivanisevic...still continuing his winning spree after 11 rounds

10/11 alone in the top.....

total domination and winning the tournament with 3 rounds to go

for live games

Apr-13-09  Dredge Rivers: Do they call him Ivan Ivan for short?
Apr-14-09  Appaz: ...and that was 11 points in 12 rounds: 2571 rated Igor Miladinovic went down in 39 moves.
Apr-15-09  Appaz: After a fighting draw in the last round, Ivanisevic finished with 11.5 of 13, a +10 score!

Even if he was the highest rated player at 2649, he still had to face 5 players at 2550+ and and six more at 2450+.

Apr-16-09  hand banana: what a great performance by ivanisevic..

30 rating points up after this one, back to 2650+.
and a very, very respectable 2844 rating performance.

Apr-17-09  Raisin Death Ray: I had a mailman named Ivan once. Is this him?
May-10-09  Appaz: <<Raisin Death Ray> If he looks slightly like you, it is probably him.
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Ivanisevic!
Jan-22-11  Eastfrisian: With a peak rate of 2664 "only" an IM, Hm.?
Nov-05-11  Korifej: Today Ivan help Serbia to win vs Turkey 4-0.
Nov-05-11  Korifej: I hope Netherland is next:)
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  brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Congratz to Ivan Ivanisevic for winning the Chigorin Memorial. Entering the tournament, he was the 10th seed, but edged out 13th seed Ivan Bukavshin ( :| ) on tiebreaks 54.5-51.5. Their individual encounter was the last round, but Ivan drew Ivan (Ivan had white).* Both players finished 7.5/9 (+6,-0,=3). He also gained 17.7 rating points and had a TPR of 2772.

* Ivanisevic had white. :)

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  Penguincw: Congrats to Ivan Ivanisevic for winning the Zalakaros Chess Festival with a score of 7/9 (+5,-0,=4). He finished in sole first. He entered the tournament as the 3rd seed.

Ivanisevic also gained 13.4 points (now up to 2656.4) and is now #96 on the live rankings after rising 24 positions.

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  diagonal: <Ivan Ivanisevic> is twice winner at the traditional Kostic Memorial, a pretty strong series of international invitation tournaments:

Borislav Kostic (1887 - 1963) was born in Vrsac and the first serbian grandmaster, awarded in 1950 on its inaugural list of only 27 players.

The 1st Kostic Memorial has been held in 1964, the 17th (and last to-date) in 2012, mostly in a two years cycle, with a longer break, all played in Vrsac.

<Milan Matulovic> won the inaugural edition of the Kostic Memorial in 1964. Brazilian prodigy <Henrique Mecking> won ahead of <Lajos Portisch> in 1971, <Michael Stean> won at Vrsac in 1979. <James Tarjan>, <Georgy Agzamov>, and <Predrag Nikolic> shared for first in 1983. <Dmitry Svetushkin> won the 17th edition in 2012 outright and convincingly.

The most prominent participant at Vrsac was former World Chess Champion <Tigran Petrosian> in 1981 (won by <Gyula Sax> ahead of <Jan Smejkal> who won it in 1977).

Tournament record winners at Vrsac, Kostic Memorial, are <Dragoljub Velimirovic> (in 1985, and 1987 shared with <Jaan Ehlvest>) and <Ivan Ivanisevic> (2006, and 2010 shared with <Aleksandar Kovacevic>), both with two tournament wins each.

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