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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: 1,947
Years covered: 1990 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2604 (2575 rapid, 2525 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2665

Overall record: +781 -300 =719 (63.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 147 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (123) 
    E32 E20 E37 E34 E21
 Queen's Pawn Game (114) 
    A45 A46 E00 A50 A41
 King's Indian (104) 
    E71 E94 E92 E97 E70
 Slav (92) 
    D17 D10 D15 D11 D16
 Queen's Gambit Declined (60) 
    D35 D31 D30 D38 D37
 Semi-Slav (48) 
    D45 D43 D44
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (260) 
    B47 B48 B40 B56 B22
 Sicilian Taimanov (98) 
    B47 B48 B49 B46 B45
 Queen's Pawn Game (86) 
    D02 A46 E10 A45 A41
 King's Indian (70) 
    E62 E94 E60 E91 E92
 Semi-Slav (62) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47 D48
 Ruy Lopez (61) 
    C84 C64 C63 C70 C69
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Ivanisevic vs Marjanovic, 2013 1-0
   I Ivanisevic vs D Derakhshani, 2016 1-0
   Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic, 1999 0-1
   I Ivanisevic vs P Oatlhotse, 2012 1-0
   I Ivanisevic vs P Ascic, 2007 1-0
   G Guseinov vs I Ivanisevic, 2002 0-1
   I Ivanisevic vs A Gabrielian, 2012 1-0
   I Ivanisevic vs Onischuk, 2011 1/2-1/2
   Sundararajan vs I Ivanisevic, 2014 0-1
   Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic, 1999 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Serbia and Montenegro Championship (2005)
   Yugoslav Championship (2000)
   Karpos Open (2015)
   Tata Steel Group C (2011)
   Dubai Chess Open (2015)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Chigorin Memorial (2018)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2016)
   European Championship (2011)
   European Championship (2009)
   European Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2015)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   European Championship (2017)
   European Championship (2018)

   🏆 Chennai Olympiad
   I Ivanisevic vs V Durarbayli (Aug-09-22) 1/2-1/2
   Kazhgaleyev vs I Ivanisevic (Aug-07-22) 1/2-1/2
   H A Gretarsson vs I Ivanisevic (Aug-06-22) 1/2-1/2
   D Kollars vs I Ivanisevic (Aug-05-22) 1-0
   M Ervan vs I Ivanisevic (Aug-02-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-23-1977, 45 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, 2017 and 2019. He played for Yugoslavia in the Olympiads of 1998, 2000, 2002 and for Serbia in the Olympiads of 2008, 2012, 2014; three times first board. His result at the European Championship (2011) qualified him to play in the World Cup (2011), where he lost in the first round to US GM Alexander Onischuk. Also in 2011 he won the 3rd Balkan Individual Chess Championship in Podgorica. In 2014 Ivan won the Chigorin Memorial in Saint Petersburg. In the Chigorin Memorial (2018) he was clear second with 7.5/9 half point behind winner Pouya Idani

Ivan also participated in World Cup (2021) and reached the second round via walkover, where he was eliminated by Alexander Areshchenko. He also took part in the European Team Championship (2021) where he scored 4.5/9.


Wikipedia article: Ivan Ivanišević

Last updated: 2021-11-23 02:27:15

 page 1 of 79; games 1-25 of 1,973  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sveshnikov vs I Ivanisevic  1-0201990Pula opB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. I Ivanisevic vs M Ulybin  0-1381990Pula opA07 King's Indian Attack
3. B Knezevic vs I Ivanisevic  1-0421992YUG-chTA36 English
4. S S Popov vs I Ivanisevic  0-1651992YUG-chTB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. S Jovanovic vs I Ivanisevic  ½-½431992YUG-chTA07 King's Indian Attack
6. I Ivanisevic vs P Jacimovic  0-1671992YUG-chTC10 French
7. I Ivanisevic vs Milos Terzic  1-0151993YUG-chTD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. M Milenkovic vs I Ivanisevic  ½-½121993YUG-chTB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
9. B Tadic vs I Ivanisevic  0-1331993YUG-chTA04 Reti Opening
10. I Ivanisevic vs D Milanovic  1-0361993YUG-chTB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. M Savic vs I Ivanisevic  0-1391993YUG-chTE91 King's Indian
12. S Brenjo vs I Ivanisevic  1-0521993YUG-chTB10 Caro-Kann
13. P Djuric vs I Ivanisevic  1-0691993YUG-chTB07 Pirc
14. I Ivanisevic vs B Knezevic  1-0381993YUG-chTB25 Sicilian, Closed
15. B Lajthajm vs I Ivanisevic  ½-½481994YUG-chTE91 King's Indian
16. D Dimov vs I Ivanisevic  0-1661994BalkaniadC41 Philidor Defense
17. I Ivanisevic vs M Savic  1-0471994YUG-chTE15 Queen's Indian
18. I Ivanisevic vs B Mihic  0-1601994YUG-chTA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
19. M Scekic vs I Ivanisevic  ½-½231994YUG-chTE91 King's Indian
20. I Ivanisevic vs S Halkias  1-0521994BalkaniadA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. I Ivanisevic vs S Kovacevic  0-1411994YUG-chTC19 French, Winawer, Advance
22. I Ivanisevic vs M Tare  1-0251994BalkaniadC14 French, Classical
23. I Ivanisevic vs Nikola Borozan  1-0401994YUG-chTA43 Old Benoni
24. D Solak vs I Ivanisevic  0-1221994YUG-chTC41 Philidor Defense
25. M Perunovic vs I Ivanisevic  0-1381994YUG-chTB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Jan-23-08  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"

Fide Card:

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 ivaniševiæ 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 Andriæ, Nikola Tesla, Branko Katiæ, Brankat :-)). However things generaly worsend when the two tried to become one. And failed...
Oct-23-08  brankat: <KOCMOHAYT> <...and many serbs and croats being proud of being at the same time of serbian and croatian heritage (Ivo Andriæ, Nikola Tesla, Branko Katiæ, 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

Nov-23-08  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 å 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.
Nov-23-10  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:)
Nov-23-11  brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday!
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  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.

Nov-23-16  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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