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Dusan Popovic
Number of games in database: 272
Years covered: 2001 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2500 (2568 rapid, 2565 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2583

Overall record: +95 -54 =122 (57.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B30 B50 B51 B25 B48
 King's Indian Attack (19) 
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C65 C67 C77 C84 C91
 French Defense (13) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04 C00
 French Tarrasch (12) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B12 B14 B10
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (53) 
    E92 E97 E70 E62 E71
 Sicilian (29) 
    B90 B22 B53 B52 B95
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B90 B93 B95 B91 B97
 Philidor's Defense (10) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 A46 A41 A40
 English (5) 
    A10 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Dusan Popovic vs B Zueger, 2006 1-0
   Leventic vs Dusan Popovic, 2007 1/2-1/2
   C Gulbas vs Dusan Popovic, 2006 0-1
   Dusan Popovic vs Przemyslaw Piotrowski, 2019 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Najdorf Memorial Open A (2019)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   European Championship (2012)
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   GRENKE Chess Open (2017)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2014)

   🏆 33rd Roquetas de Mar Open
   D Popovic vs D Dardha (Jan-06-22) 1/2-1/2
   D Popovic vs B Csonka (Oct-10-21) 1/2-1/2
   D Popovic vs L Livaic (Sep-15-21) 1/2-1/2
   D Popovic vs M Markovic (Sep-13-21) 1-0
   M Ratkovic vs D Popovic (Sep-11-21) 1-0

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(born Feb-28-1983, 39 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)

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Dusan Popovic became a GM in 2007. He won the international tournament in Bizovac, Croatia in 2008. He is also a FIDE Trainer (2015).

Last updated: 2017-02-28 04:40:02

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 279  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Popovic vs D Dinic  ½-½472000Serbia-chC22 Center Game
2. D Popovic vs A Walden-Jones 1-0272001EYCC B18B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
3. I N Bozkurt vs D Popovic  0-1472001EYCC B18B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
4. D Popovic vs J Werle  ½-½602001EYCC B18B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
5. Z Izoria vs D Popovic  1-0442001EYCC B18E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
6. D Popovic vs S Guliev  1-0382001EYCC B18B25 Sicilian, Closed
7. Lupulescu vs D Popovic  1-0462001EYCC B18B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
8. D Popovic vs A S Rasmussen 0-1272001EYCC B18B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
9. P Govciyan vs D Popovic  0-1532001EYCC B18E70 King's Indian
10. D Popovic vs Z Izoria  ½-½162001WYB18E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
11. Jobava vs D Popovic  1-0412001WYB18E86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
12. D Popovic vs B Tomic ½-½372001WYB18C05 French, Tarrasch
13. Ni Hua vs D Popovic  ½-½422001WYB18B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. D Popovic vs D Schneider  ½-½252001WYB18C45 Scotch Game
15. M Paragua vs D Popovic 1-0482001WYB18A48 King's Indian
16. I Buljovcic vs D Popovic  0-1372001VII Sreiber MemB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. D Popovic vs S Drazic  ½-½152001VII Sreiber MemB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
18. R Fontaine vs D Popovic  ½-½462001VII Sreiber MemB54 Sicilian
19. B Badea vs D Popovic  ½-½142001VII Sreiber MemA05 Reti Opening
20. D Popovic vs Sedlak 0-1332001VII Sreiber MemB56 Sicilian
21. A Jakab vs D Popovic  1-0362001VII Sreiber MemE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
22. D Popovic vs B Andonov  1-0312001VII Sreiber MemB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
23. M Popchev vs D Popovic  1-0532001VII Sreiber MemA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. D Popovic vs Sanduleac  ½-½212001VII Sreiber MemB06 Robatsch
25. M Savic vs D Popovic  1-0372001VII Sreiber MemB22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Apr-17-08  brankat: A sad story indeed. So far. Hopefully there will be a happy end to it.
Apr-17-08  Edwin Meyer: Maybe if we all donated some there will!
Apr-17-08  brankat: <Edwin Meyer> Very true. I'll try to squeeze $50 out of my tiny budget, this coming Monday.
Apr-17-08  Karpova: From the Serbian Chess Federation and the “Svi za Duleta” team members":

<The departure of this chess player, who is in top ten chess players in Serbia, to the European Championship, was unexpectedly canceled due to the cruel game of destiny, when both his kidneys stopped working in the middle of March. His health situation is also difficult because of his blood group O–, which is the reason why none of the family members could be the organ donators.

Yet, there is a solution: a transplantation from an unknown donator, which should be performed in Russia. For this operation, financial assets of 70,000 Euros need to be provided.

We ask you to be part of team which will enable Dušan successful continuation of life by making a payment to one of the following accounts:

Foreign currency account of Komercijalna Banka with codes: SWIFT code: KOBBRSBGNS
IBAN code: RS35205200122725837328

Serbian dinar (RSD) account of Komercijalna Banka
No : 205-1001525128000-14>

Apr-17-08  Goran: Brankat, thank you for helping.
For some reason, Chessbase revoked the article and Chessvibes did the same after raising certain suspicion. I have no second thoughts and already made a donation. Serbia Chess Federation says that people and clubs from Spain and Montenegro have responded on the same day and GM Svetozar Gligoric also supported the action. List of donations (and counter) will be posted on the website tomorrow or on Monday. I talked to Dusan briefly over the phone, he is filling better than last month when failure occurred and will remain in the hospital for at least another 10 days. He is grateful for the support received from international chess community.
Apr-17-08  Goran: Chessbase will publish the address after the review of EU legislature
Apr-18-08  brankat: <Goran> Thank You for the update Goran.

It is good to see the support our young GM is getting. More importantly, good news is Dusan is feeling better!

I'll stay tuned.

Btw, are You the same Goran from Chessville? :-) If so, You are doing a fine job there. Thank You.

Apr-18-08  ikipemiko: Good luck to Dusan!!
Hope he recovers well!

Chessbase are again a disgrace :(

Apr-18-08  cbpatzer: Thank you <Goran>! Keep us updated please. Did you talk to Dusan today? Is he in Serbia hospital or already in Russia?

Btw. very nice by GM Svetozar Gligoric, a true gentleman.

Apr-20-08  Goran: He will go to Russia after the funding is completed, hopefully June or July. There will be a series of weekend tournaments in Serbia where all entry fees are going to Dusan's fund, and our GMs are taking flyers to the European championship in Plovdiv.

Chess Federation will open a special page with updates. I hope Chessbase will be able to publish the appeal soon, Dusan was very active on Playchess and many people know him there.

Again thank you everyone for your support.

Apr-21-08  stanleys: If you could help GM Dusan Popovic,please do it!!!!!!!!!

Apr-24-08  Goran: Please note that Swift code has been modified. Hopefully, people from abroad won't be having problems with transfer anymore. See

Here is a list of weekend events from where all subscriptions and other donations will go to Dusan's fund:

Čačak (Preljina) - Rapid tournament - 28.04.2008. Sombor - 13th 13th Vojvodina Rapid Championship - 03.05.2008. Beograd, Studentski grad - The Best Blitz tournament - 10.05.2008. Niš - Blitz tournament - 13.05.2008.

Apr-25-08  Goran: GM Alexei Shirov donated to the fund and offered his help and contacts.
Aug-07-08  dumbgai: Apparently Magnus Carlsen will be playing a simul on ICC in order to raise funds for GM Popovic's treatment.

According to the news on ICC, six seats will be offered for a fixed fee of $500 which includes a package of other stuff (like subscription to NIC and the program Junior) and twelve will be put on auction.

Kudos to Carlsen for doing this as a friend and colleague. To my knowledge Magnus will not be receiving any of the money; all of it will go to the fund for GM Popovic's treatment.

Aug-10-08  myschkin: . . .
The simul will start online on Monday, August 11, 2pm U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (7pm in the U.K. (BST) and 8pm in Norway and central Europe (CET).
Nov-08-08  sallom89: how is he doing right now? I just heard about it :S
Nov-14-08  shortsight: Yeah, I just got to know about this too. Hope GM Dusan Popovic is doing fine. I could still remember that he used to frequent the playchess server.
Feb-28-09  Markovic Darko: srecan rodjendan
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  Tabanus: He's back. This must be him winning this tournament in August 2009:

Feb-27-10  Poisonpawns: Happy Birthday Dusan!!
Apr-25-10  Caissanist: From Chessdom: <After two years of waiting and hoping, GM Dušan Popović was finally subjected to kidney transplantation this Wednesday in Moscow, Serbia Chess Federation announced on its website. The surgery preparation lasted for almost three months, as Dušan flew to Moscow in late January this year.

Once again thanks to the international chess community and everyone who had helped collecting the funds necessary for the transplantation. The cause was supported by the World Chess Champion Vishy Anand, Alexei Shirov, former Women World Champion Susan Polgar, American radio personality Howard Stern, Internet Chess Club and Magnus Carlsen, among many other good people.

We wish him quick recovery and express return to chess arena.>

Nov-20-10  BIDMONFA: Dusan Popovic


Jul-21-11  wordfunph: Popovic wins First Science Park Amsterdam Chess Tournament

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  Troller: Popovic is currently playing in Politiken Cup in Elsinore. After 3/3 he is facing Erik Blomqvist in 4th round. Live games available from 13.00 CET on this site:
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Dusan Popovic for his performance at the Bosna Open. He scored 7/9 (+5,-0,=4) which was 3 wins, 4 draws and then 2 more wins. He finishes in a 5-way tie for 1st, but is 4th on tiebreaks.

Rated 2492 (now 2498 for June) he gained 16.3 points, as he re-enters the 2500 club.

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