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Davor Palo
Number of games in database: 154
Years covered: 1997 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2556
Highest rating achieved in database: 2562

Overall record: +52 -37 =65 (54.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (10) 
    E97 E94 E61 E69 E63
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E32 E34 E38 E44
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17
 Slav (8) 
    D11 D19 D14 D17 D15
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A57 A65 A70 A67 A58
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    E00 E10 A41 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B12 B18 B14 B10 B17
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E32 E46 E39 E30 E40
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E12 E14 E17 E15 E16
 English (6) 
    A15 A17 A14 A10
 Sicilian (6) 
    B83 B32 B25 B39 B31
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A45 A46 D02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Palo vs R Ruck, 2003 1-0
   D Palo vs A S Hagen, 2001 1-0
   Karsten Larsen vs D Palo, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Danish Championship (2003)
   Sigeman & Co (2005)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2003)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Team Championship (2005)
   European Championship (2003)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   European Team Championship (2013)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)

   🏆 Tromso Olympiad
   I Yarmonov vs D Palo (Aug-14-14) 1-0
   T Nedev vs D Palo (Aug-12-14) 1/2-1/2
   D Palo vs Adams (Aug-11-14) 1/2-1/2
   D Palo vs E Lie (Aug-10-14) 1-0
   N Djukic vs D Palo (Aug-09-14) 1-0

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(born Nov-02-1985, 37 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Denmark)

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Davor Palo was born in Sarajevo. He now lives in Denmark and, in 2005, became the youngest ever Danish Grandmaster. Danish champion in 2013.

Wikipedia article: Davor Palo

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 156  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Palo vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½691997Wch U12B01 Scandinavian
2. S Bekker-Jensen vs D Palo  ½-½672000Politiken CupE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
3. D Palo vs M Matthiesen  1-0362000Politiken CupE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
4. D Palo vs B Brinck-Claussen  ½-½82000Politiken CupD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
5. D Bekker-Jensen vs D Palo  ½-½772000Politiken CupE46 Nimzo-Indian
6. K Jakubowski vs D Palo  ½-½292000Hallsberg op U18D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. C Christensen vs D Palo  0-1332001Politiken CupA07 King's Indian Attack
8. D Palo vs A S Hagen 1-0442001Politiken CupA90 Dutch
9. P B Petersen vs D Palo  0-1662001Politiken CupB83 Sicilian
10. D Palo vs de Firmian  0-1632001Politiken CupA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
11. J Akesson vs D Palo  0-1462001Politiken CupD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. D Palo vs C Ward  0-1462001Politiken CupE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
13. N S Nilsson vs D Palo  0-1632001Politiken CupB83 Sicilian
14. D Palo vs H Molvig  ½-½322001Politiken CupD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. C K Pedersen vs D Palo  1-0822001Politiken CupA07 King's Indian Attack
16. D Palo vs H Kongsted  1-0452001Politiken CupD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
17. K Larsen vs D Palo  0-1402001Politiken CupA04 Reti Opening
18. D Palo vs G Grecescu  1-0292001EYCC B16E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
19. E Inarkiev vs D Palo  0-1412001EYCC B16B12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. D Palo vs G Antal  0-1592001EYCC B16D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Mamedyarov vs D Palo 1-0352001EYCC B16E17 Queen's Indian
22. D Palo vs J C Ibarra Jerez  ½-½402001EYCC B16E97 King's Indian
23. G Daubenfeld vs D Palo  ½-½562001EYCC B16B32 Sicilian
24. D Palo vs J Bernasek  1-0312001EYCC B16D85 Grunfeld
25. D Palo vs Carlsen 1-0342001Nordic Junior Team ChE16 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-30-04  percyblakeney: Palo needs a draw in the last round in Gausdal for a GM norm, he can win the tournament if he wins the last game against current leader Erwin L'Ami, but a draw is no bad guess. Palo's only loss has been against Carlsen.
Nov-02-06  BIDMONFA: Davor Palo

PALO, Davor

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  Troller: Davor Palo came to Denmark as a refugee in 1993. He grew up in Skanderborg, Jutland, but now resides in Copenhagen. I presume he is studying, as he has not been very active for the last year.
Jul-15-07  whiteshark: Looks as fierce as a dragon
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  Troller: After several years of inactivity (chesswise at least), Davor has appeared in the first two rounds of the Danish League this season, winning against Sebastian Nilsson and Bjorn Ahlander.
Nov-17-12  Naniwazu: One of my friends knew Davor Palo. He used to attend my school. I knew he was a chess player, but I never knew he was this good. My local chess club 'Skanderborg Skakklub' seems to produce some quite talented chess players.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Troller: Davor won the Danish Championship during Easter, ahead of (among others) GMs Sune Berg Hansen, Lars Schandorff, Allan Stig Rasmussen and Jens Kristiansen. Quite impressive after only a few league games since his comeback.


Mar-01-14  RedPillMatrix: Troller, the link seems to be broken. I suppose you meant:

There's a video of Davor Palo and Lars Schandorff battling it out in the last round on youtube:

Davor Palo needed a draw and got it. Lars Schandorff was the only undefeated played in the event.

Mar-01-14  RedPillMatrix: Davor Palo won the Player of The Year Award:

He recently launched his personal blog:

Bloglovin seems to be an interesting way to subscribe:

Mar-30-14  Dalle: Many of his photos seem a bit old, perhaps because he had such a long break.

I found a recent one of Davor Palo:

Premium Chessgames Member
  Natalia Pogonina: Davor Palo on becoming Denmark's player of the year, upcoming Tromso Olympiad, Magnus Carlsen, sports nutrition and other topics:

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