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Davorin Kuljasevic
Number of games in database: 232
Years covered: 2000 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2554 (2549 rapid, 2481 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2591

Overall record: +78 -47 =107 (56.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (17) 
    E60 E94 E63 E71 E97
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E32 E43 E48 E30 E44
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D78 D97 D85 D76 D79
 Slav (13) 
    D18 D17 D12 D11 D15
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A40 D02 A46 E10 A41
 Semi-Slav (9) 
    D45 D44
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (23) 
    D17 D15 D11 D10 D12
 Sicilian (14) 
    B33 B30 B25 B23 B20
 French Defense (11) 
    C11 C07 C02 C19 C12
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C96 C78 C92 C70 C85
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E20 E30 E32 E21 E54
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C96 C92 C85 C95 C94
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Stopa vs D Kuljasevic, 2007 1/2-1/2
   R Sertic vs D Kuljasevic, 2012 0-1
   D Kuljasevic vs L Cernousek, 2002 1/2-1/2
   S Martinovic vs D Kuljasevic, 2009 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   United States Chess League (2008)
   Spice Cup (Group B) (2010)
   UTD GM Invitational (2006)
   Berkeley International (2011)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championship (2014)
   European Individual Championship (2013)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   GRENKE Chess Open (2018)

   🏆 GRENKE Chess Open
   D Kuljasevic vs A Parvanyan (Apr-02-18) 1/2-1/2
   C Philippe vs D Kuljasevic (Apr-02-18) 0-1
   D Kuljasevic vs A P Horton (Apr-01-18) 1/2-1/2
   L Engel vs D Kuljasevic (Apr-01-18) 1/2-1/2
   P Barbot vs D Kuljasevic (Mar-31-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-22-1986, 33 years old) Croatia

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He became a Grandmaster in 2010 and a FIDE Trainer in 2016.

Last updated: 2017-10-22 06:26:08

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 232  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Kuljasevic vs C Seel  0-1642000t-EuCh U18E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. R Buss vs D Kuljasevic  0-1402000t-EuCh U18E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
3. D Kuljasevic vs Z Szarvas  ½-½432000t-EuCh U18D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
4. A Flumbort vs D Kuljasevic 0-1562000t-EuCh U18E73 King's Indian
5. D Kuljasevic vs G Novak  0-1432000t-EuCh U18D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
6. D Kuljasevic vs H Halldorsson  1-0322000t-EuCh U18D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
7. D Doric vs D Kuljasevic  ½-½672001Rijeka IM-2E81 King's Indian, Samisch
8. J Palkovi vs D Kuljasevic  1-0432001Rijeka IM-2B30 Sicilian
9. I Zaja vs D Kuljasevic  1-0402001PulaE81 King's Indian, Samisch
10. B Sudar vs D Kuljasevic  1-0282001PulaA15 English
11. Kholmov vs D Kuljasevic  1-0342001Czech OpenB30 Sicilian
12. D Kuljasevic vs A Cioara  0-1412001Czech OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. D Doric vs D Kuljasevic  1-0202001TCh-CRO JunA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. D Kuljasevic vs A Brkic  1-0282001TCh-CRO JunA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. R Sertic vs D Kuljasevic  1-0412001TCh-CRO JunE81 King's Indian, Samisch
16. D Kuljasevic vs S Krkljes  1-0342001TCh-CRO JunA43 Old Benoni
17. Z Zufic vs D Kuljasevic  ½-½432001TCh-CRO JunE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
18. D Kuljasevic vs A Saric  0-1462001TCh-CRO JunA10 English
19. Enes Muslic vs D Kuljasevic  ½-½252001TCh-CRO JunB33 Sicilian
20. D Kuljasevic vs S Horvat  ½-½172001TCh-CRO JunA43 Old Benoni
21. D Kuljasevic vs L Cernousek ½-½3520023rd Mitropa Cup JuniorD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. D Kuljasevic vs M Sebag  0-1562002Stork Young MastersD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. I Zaja vs D Kuljasevic  ½-½272002TCh-CROD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. J Vidali vs D Kuljasevic  0-1422004Kranj op 1stA04 Reti Opening
25. Plachetka vs D Kuljasevic  ½-½502004Mitropa CupA35 English, Symmetrical
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 232  PGN Download
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Sep-23-09  BIDMONFA: Davorin Kuljasevic


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  Tabanus: IM Davorin Kuljasevic, Croatia, born 22 October 1986. Now rated 2544,

Has two GM norms. ICC: crotexan2210

Lives in Dallas, Texas. UTD graduate, doing Masters in Finance at TTU. Played in USCL 2007 and 2008 for Dallas Destiny, who became US champions both years.

Shared 1st in Dallas Invitational 2007 (1st GM norm): Placed 12th in Kavala Open 2008 (2nd GM norm). Texas vice champion 2009. Shared 6th in Spice Cup B 2009.

Getting mated in blitz:

Interviews: (23 Nov. 2007) (25 Nov. 2008)


Co-author of US Chess League Game of the Year 2007:

[Event "USCL Final"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2007.11.28"]
[Round "13"]
[White "Sammour Hasbun,J"]
[Black "Kuljasevic,D"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Nf3 Be7 9.a3 f6 10.h4 O-O 11.Rh3 cxd4 12.cxd4 Na5 13.b4 Nc4 14.Ng3 fxe5 15.fxe5 Ndxe5 16.dxe5 Nxe5 17.Ra2 Nxf3+ 18.gxf3 e5 19.Rhh2 Be6 20.Rag2 Rf7 21.Bb2 a5 22.bxa5 Rxa5 23.Qd3 Bd6 24.Nh5 Qc7 25.Rg5 d4 26.Rhg2 Bf8 27.Qe4 Bd5 28.Qxe5 Re7 29.Rxg7+ Bxg7 30.Rxg7+ Kf8 31.Rxe7 Qxe7 32.Qxe7+ Kxe7 33.f4 Be6 34.Ng3 Kd6 35.Bd3 h6 36.Kd2 Ra8 37.Ne2 Rg8 38.Bxd4 Rg4 39.Bf2 Ke7 40.Be4 b5 41.Ke3 Bc4 42.Nd4 Rg8 43.Nf5+ Kd7 44.Nxh6 Re8 45.Ng4 Kd6 1-0

Jul-02-10  talisman: Congratulations! on becoming a Grandmaster. Texas Tech is becoming some hotbed of chess.
Aug-29-13  Karpova: Congratulations on winning the 3rd International Split Open 2013 (August 10 to 18) with 8.0/9!

Report by WGM Iva Videnova:

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: GM Davorin Kuljasevic (2564) is a Croatian GM, born 1986 in Zagreb, who lives in Rijeka, Croatia recently. Davorin graduated from Texas Tech University with MS in Finance and has been an International Grandmaster since 2010.

He is an experienced coach and a winner of many tournaments: Castelfranco Veneto 2014, Split Open 2013, Mitropa Cup 2013 with the team of Croatia, Lubbock Spice Cup Spring 2011, Rijeka Open 2011, etc.

His peak rating was 2591 (Sep – Dec 2013).


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  cro777: GM Davorin Kuljasevic and his bride IM Iva Videnova.

Congrats to marriage!

Oct-22-17  waustad: Will she change her name? If so it will cause confusion for years on chess sites. I confess I wouldn't know a lot of players at first with their married names, like Deimantė Daulytė recently or perhaps Melanie Ohme. I guess there is a reason, since both often play in the same event as their husband, and Marta Batel got a spellable name (though M Bartel is now ambiguous), but it will take a while before I know who they mean by Iva Kulasevic.
Jul-07-18  PJs Studio: Just watched one of his instructional videos. Good stuff! But, what else should we expect from a GM and FIDE coach?!

Keep up the good work GM.

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <TACTICAL Mastery with <GM Davorin Kuljasevic>>

... You can't build a great building on a weak foundation. The same principle applies to chess. You can't become a great player being a weak tactician.

It took <GM Davorin Kuljasevic> over a decade to develop a special methodology covering both tactics and calculation - ultimately leading to the Tactics Mastery video course.

This course has a very different perspective on improving your tactics. Instead of taking a usual route of solving 1000s of tactical problems, you'll learn tactics from a more comprehensive angle combining it with strategical motifs. That’s a far more efficient way of studying tactics, because in the actual games tactics and strategy are always interconnected, following one another.

If you ever wanted to learn how to become a world-class tactician and start finding tactics subconsciously on an autopilot here is your real chance!

What this course is about?

<GM Kuljasevic> provides you with the full arsenal of all the necessary tools, theory and practical exercises for tactical mastery. By applying his specifically developed calculation and pattern recognition models you will be able to identify most common "tactical triggers" and spot tactics almost instantly. ...

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