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Borki Predojevic
Number of games in database: 602
Years covered: 1998 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2601 (2587 rapid, 2632 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2654

Overall record: +185 -64 =345 (60.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (111) 
    B90 B30 B50 B40 B33
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C65 C91 C67 C78 C69
 French Defense (26) 
    C02 C11 C10 C18 C03
 Sicilian Najdorf (22) 
    B90 B91 B96 B97 B99
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B12 B13 B10 B18 B11
 French (10) 
    C11 C10 C00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (63) 
    B43 B42 B56 B90 B22
 Slav (29) 
    D12 D17 D10 D11 D18
 Sicilian Kan (24) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    A46 A41 A45 E10 D04
 Grunfeld (17) 
    D80 D76 D97 D82 D87
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C67 C83 C72 C95 C77
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Azarov vs Predojevic, 2006 1/2-1/2
   Predojevic vs A Seyb, 2016 1-0
   Predojevic vs M T Popovic, 2008 1-0
   Carlsen vs Predojevic, 2006 1/2-1/2
   D Svetushkin vs Predojevic, 2008 0-1
   Wojtaszek vs Predojevic, 2001 0-1
   Predojevic vs Mamedyarov, 2011 1-0
   Short vs Predojevic, 2010 1/2-1/2
   Predojevic vs J Arroyo Lizano, 2001 1-0
   Blatny vs Predojevic, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   EU-ch U14 (2001)
   Aeroflot Open (2009)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Pacific Northwest Chess Center Masters (2020)
   26th Zadar Open A (2019)
   Bundesliga 2019/20 (2019)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   European Championship (2008)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   European Club Cup (2018)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   European Club Cup (2019)

   🏆 37th European Chess Club Cup
   Daniel Weber vs Predojevic (Oct-03-22) 0-1,
   F Blohberger vs Predojevic (Mar-25-22) 1/2-1/2
   Predojevic vs N Nestorovic (Oct-16-21) 1-0
   P Zelbel vs Predojevic (Oct-16-21) 1/2-1/2
   H Sonntag vs Predojevic (Oct-15-21) 0-1

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(born Apr-06-1987, 35 years old) Bosnia and Herzegovina

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FM (2000); IM (2002); GM (2004); European U12 Champion (1999); European U14 Champion (2001); World U16 Champion (2003); FIDE Trainer (2016).

Borki Predojevic was born in the town of Teslic (Теслић) in Bosnia and Herzegovina in an area now known as Republika Srpska. He learned to play chess when he was eight years old and arose to claim the IM and GM titles while still a teenager. He soon became the strongest player his country has produced in recent times. He reached a peak soon after he crossed the 2600 mark, receiving invitations to high level tournaments, but apart from a brief stint in the top 100 and some good tournament results, his ratings and rankings have plateaued. Time will tell when this talented player will take another leap in development.

Master norms

He won an IM norm when he won the Third Saturday IM tournament in March 2002 with 9/12, ahead of a field that included 3 IMs. Another IM norm came at the First Saturday IM event in July 2002. His third IM norm came with his 7.5/11 result at the 15th Belgrade "Obrenovac" Open which wound up on 28 November 2002. He was therefore 15 years 7 months and 22 days old when he won his title.

It is unclear when Predojevic acquired his first GM norm, but his second - a 20 game norm - was acquired for his results at the 36th Olympiad (2004). He therefore fulfilled all the criteria for a GM title on 30 October 2004 when he was 17 years 6 months and 24 days old.


<Age> Predojevic competed in the European and World U12 Championships in 1998. In 1999, he competed in the World U12 Championship and won the European U12 Championship. In 2000, he competed in the World U14 Championship and in 2001, he again competed in the World U14 Championship and won the European U14 Championship ahead of Sergey Karjakin and Sergiy Zavgorodniy. In November 2003, he won the World U16 Championship staged in Kallithea Halkidiki in Greece.

<Junior> In 2001, he scored 8/13 to place equal fourth in the 53rd Yugoslavian Junior Championship and in January 2002, he was runner up to Veljko Jeremic in the 54th Yugoslavian Junior Championship. The following year he was third behind Jeremic and Nikola Djukic respectively at the 55th Yugoslavian Junior Championship. He competed in the World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005) scoring 7.5/13.

<National> He first competed in the national championship when he participated in the Serbian Championship of 2002, scoring 4.5/8 against rated players, and probably 5.5/9 for a likely =5th placement. (1) At the end of 2007, he was runner up to Predrag Nikolic in the Bosnia and Herzegovina Championship.

<Continental> Predojevic first competed in a continental championship when he participated in the 7th European Individual Championship (2006), scoring 5.5/11. He also competed in the European Individual Championships (2007), scoring 6.5/11. He repeated that score in the following two years at the European Individual Championship (2008) and the European Individual Championships (2010). At the European Individual Championships (2010), he scored 6/11.

Team Events (2)

<Olympiads> Predojevic has played for Bosnia and Herzegovina in all Olympiads from 2004 to 2010, and in 2014. His best results were in 2004, when he earned the Grandmaster title after scoring 8 points from 11 games and in 2008 when he scored 8.5/11 on board two toplace fourth for his board. His complete tally in Olympiads to date is 36.5/57 (+21 =31 -5) for a 65% result.

<Other National Team Events> He played reserve for Yugoslavia in the 2002 European U18 Team Championship, helping his team to fifth place in the event. He played one game for Bosnia and Herzegovina in the European Team Chess Championships (2007).

<Continental and National Leagues> He first played in the Yugoslavian Team Championship in 1998 and in the European Club Cup (ECC) in 2004 when he played a game as second reserve for the ŠK Bosna Sarajevo club in the 20th European Club Cup (2004). To date, he has played three more seasons in the ECC, for the same club, in 2007, 2008 and 2011. His game tally in the ECC is 13.5/22 (+7 =13 -2) for a 61.4% overall result. Predojevic has also played in the Bosnia and Herzegovina league, starting in 2003, the Serbian League and North Bundesliga, starting in 2006, the Croatian League starting in 2007, the Hungarian League in 2008, the Slovenian National League in 2009, the Austrian Bundesliga and the Norwegian Eastern League in 2012, the Norwegian Premier League in 2013 and the German Oberliga Wuerttemberg in 2015.


<2002-2005> In 2002, he won the Third Saturday IM tournament held in Novi Sad in Yugoslavia in July of that year, also winning his first IM norm. Later that year he was equal first at the First Saturday IM tournament in July, winning his second IM norm. His 7.5/11 result at the 15th Belgrade "Obrenovac" Open which wound up on 28 November 2002 earned him his third IM norm. Predojevic's first experience of a super-tournament was at the category 15 XXXIV Bosnia (2004), where he scored a par-for-rating 3/9. In the following year he scored 4/9 at the XXXV Bosnia GM International (2005). He was equal second at the Pula Open in 2005 with 7/9.

<2006-2007> Predojevic won the 13th Metalis International Open that was held in Croatia in February and early March 2006 and then placed fourth at Bosna Sarajevo Tournament (2006). Later in the year in September, he took equal first at the Lausanne Young Masters (2006) alongside Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Koneru Humpy. He was equal first at the Zagreb Open 2007 alongside Filip Ljubicic and Miso Cebalo. In May 2007, he scored 5.5/10 at the Sarajevo International. In June 2007, he scored 6/9, a half point from the lead, at the 35th Annual World Open held in the USA.

<2008-2009> Winner of the HIT Open 2008 in Slovenia in February 2008 and the strong 24th Acropolis tournament (Greece) in August 2009. Fifth at Bosnia Sarajevo Tournament (2008). Equal second with 7/9, half a point behind Ivan Saric, at the Open 'Mediterranean 2017' Rijeka 2008 held in Croatia. Equal second with 5.5/9 at Bosnia (2009) behind Pavel Eljanov and alongside Wang Hao. He scored 6.5/9, half a point from the lead, at the Kavala Open staged in Greece in August 2009. Predojevic placed equal second, half a point from the lead, at the 3th Open Mediterranean 2017 Rijeka 2009 that was staged in Croatia in late November and early December.

<2010-2014> Equal third at the 40th International Tournament Bosnia 2010, half a point behind the winners Wang Hao and Zahar Efimenko. A year later at the 41st edition of that tournament, Predojevic placed =2nd with 7/9, half a point behind the winner Baadur Jobava. Winner of Zadar Open 2012 and equal first at the Zadar Open 2013 alongside Ivan Saric, Robert Zelcic and Andrey Sumets.

<2015> Equal third at Zadar 2015, half a point behind Sasa Martinovic and Zdenko Kozul.


In April 2008, Predojevic played a four-game match against Nikola Djukic, winning by 2.5-1.5 (+2 -1 =1). In June 2013, he played in a curtain raiser to the Norwegian Championship, narrowly losing the Carlsen - Predojevic Rapid Match (2013) by 1.5-2.5 (-1 =3). The match was organized by the "Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue" to celebrate the long-standing relationship between Lillehammer and Sarajevo. (3)


Predojevic breached the 2600 rating mark in April 2007 and has remained on or above 2600 since. His peak rating to date was 2652 in April 2009 when he was ranked #76 in the world. Conversely, his peak ranking to date was world #68 in April 2008 when he was rated 2651.

Predojevic was a leading junior in 2006 and 2007, ranked in the top 20 from April 2006 to October 2007, peaking at world junior #7 in October 2007. He graduated to the top 100 players in the world in July 2007 and remained there until September 2008. After a brief hiatus, he re-entered the top 100 in January 2009, remaining there until January 2011. (4)


Wikipedia article: Borki Predojević


(1); (2); (3); (4)

Last updated: 2017-04-06 14:45:54

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 614  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Cheparinov vs Predojevic  ½-½661998Wch U12B86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
2. Predojevic vs Stellwagen  ½-½321999EU-ch U12C02 French, Advance
3. Predojevic vs A Pashikian  ½-½231999EU-ch U12B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. Predojevic vs N Dimovski  1-0232001EU-ch U14C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
5. Predojevic vs D Ramesa  1-0312001EU-ch U14B32 Sicilian
6. L Gerzhoy vs Predojevic  ½-½582001EU-ch U14A04 Reti Opening
7. Wojtaszek vs Predojevic 0-1442001EU-ch U14A57 Benko Gambit
8. Predojevic vs V Papin  1-0352001EU-ch U14B42 Sicilian, Kan
9. Predojevic vs D Baramidze 1-0192001EU-ch U14B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
10. Karjakin vs Predojevic  ½-½222001EU-ch U14B42 Sicilian, Kan
11. Predojevic vs R Mamedov  0-1352001EU-ch U14B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Predojevic vs J Arroyo Lizano  1-0192001WYB14C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
13. K Bordi vs Predojevic  ½-½542001WYB14A45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Predojevic vs G Quparadze  ½-½362001WYB14B42 Sicilian, Kan
15. J G Costa vs Predojevic  0-1382001WYB14B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. Predojevic vs T Gareyev  1-0282001WYB14B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
17. G Jones vs Predojevic  0-1272001WYB14A57 Benko Gambit
18. Predojevic vs A Brkic  0-1432001WYB14B50 Sicilian
19. S Megaranto vs Predojevic  ½-½412001WYB14B42 Sicilian, Kan
20. Predojevic vs R Mankeyev  1-0442001WYB14B50 Sicilian
21. Nakamura vs Predojevic  1-0362001WYB14B42 Sicilian, Kan
22. S Zhigalko vs Predojevic  1-0562001WYB14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. Predojevic vs V Blesic  1-041200254th ch-YUG YouthB50 Sicilian
24. A Dimitrijevic vs Predojevic  0-135200254th ch-YUG YouthB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. Predojevic vs Milos Nikolic  1-023200254th ch-YUG YouthB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 614  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-19-04  AdrianP: Here's Predojevic's game from round 1 in Bosnia 2004. Eagle-eyed viewers should spot that with 39 Rxf3, black overlooks mate in 1. Oops.

[Event ""]
[Site ""]
[Date ""]
[Round "1"]
[White "Movsesian"]
[Black "Predojevic"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2647"]
[BlackElo "2503"]
[WhiteCountry "SVK"]
[BlackCountry "BIH"]
[ECO "???"]
[Board "1"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. f4 Nc6 7. Nb3 d6 8. Bd3 Nf6 9. O-O Be7 10. Kh1 O-O 11. Bd2 b5 12. Qf3 b4 13. Ne2 e5 14. c4 a5 15. f5 Bb7 16. Rad1 Rac8 17. Be3 h6 18. Qg3 Kh8 19. Nd2 Nb8 20. Qh3 Nbd7 21. Ng3 Qd8 22. Nf3 Nh7 23. Nh5 Rg8 24. b3 Nc5 25. Bc2 Qf8 26. Ng3 Bf6 27. Qg4 Qe7 28. Nh5 Rgd8 29. Bc1 Bc6 30. Rde1 Rc7 31. Re3 Rg8 32. Bd2 g6 33. Nxf6 Qxf6 34. fxg6 fxg6 35. Ree1 h5 36. Qg3 Qe6 37. Ng5 Nxg5 38. Qxg5 Rf7 39. Rf3 Rxf3 1-0

May-09-06  BIDMONFA: Borki Predojevic


May-11-06  Priyadharshan: briliant work done by adrian p
May-12-06  VishyFan: Gud game by Predojevic against Naiditsch today......

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 Bg4 7. f3 e5 8. fxg4 exd4 9. Qxd4 Nxg4 10. Bf4 Nc6 11. Qd2 Nge5 12. O-O-O Qa5 13. Qd5 Qb6 14. Qb3 Qxb3 15. axb3 O-O-O 16. Nd5 h5 17. Kb1 Re8 18. b4 Ng4 19. Rd2 Rxe4 20. Bg2 Re8 21. c4 Nce5 22. c5 Kb8 23. h3 Nh6 24. cxd6 Bxd6 25. Nb6 Nf5 26. Rxd6 Nxd6 27. Bxe5 Ka7 28. Bd4 Nf5 29. Bc5 Nxg3 30. Nd5+ Ka8 31. Rd1 Rd8 32. Bb6 Rdf8 33. Bf2 1-0

May-12-06  niemzo: Strange play by Naiditsch.I didn't like his exchanging the bishop so early and his entire plan for castling long is suspicious.Just look how Predojevic uses the bishop pair and goes for queenside pawn assault.
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Borki picked up 21 rating points in the last quarter to find his way into the top 10 FIDE Juniors' list.

Here are some winning combinations from his games:

May-23-07  Nezhmetdinov: I like Borki.He is good with knights, seems fearless, has a funny name - what more do you want?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: <Borki> is certainly not a common name in former Yugoslavia. He's probably named after his father Borislav.
Jan-21-08  grasser: Why did Borki not simply take Shorts Queen at move 25?

Borki Predojevic vs Nigel Short (2007)
B Predojevic vs Short, 2007

May-30-08  Xeroxx: He has a 2640 rating but no notable games?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Winner of the strong 24th Acropolis tournament (Greece) in August 2009:

Apr-06-10  wordfunph: he's currently toting a respectable 2639 elo card...and still young at 23, happy birthday Borki!
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is an interview with Borki:

Dec-25-12  Calar: Winner of Zadar Open 2012:

19th Open A (2012)

Premium Chessgames Member
  MoonlitKnight: Currently the highest rated Bosnian player. He plays a rapid match against Carlsen with two rounds today and another two tomorrow.
May-09-16  sonia91: <It is unclear when Predojevic acquired his first GM norm,...>

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