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Ivan Saric
I Saric 
Number of games in database: 1,006
Years covered: 2001 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2646 (2650 rapid, 2560 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2689

Overall record: +294 -151 =336 (59.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 225 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (154) 
    B90 B48 B32 B30 B42
 Ruy Lopez (93) 
    C65 C67 C95 C92 C78
 Caro-Kann (59) 
    B18 B12 B10 B15 B11
 French Defense (58) 
    C11 C18 C16 C10 C13
 Sicilian Najdorf (44) 
    B90 B92
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (37) 
    C95 C92 C89 C96 C97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (120) 
    B51 B90 B33 B31 B30
 King's Indian (97) 
    E81 E94 E97 E90 E92
 Ruy Lopez (45) 
    C78 C77 C69 C96 C91
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B92 B94 B91
 Reti System (23) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Slav (23) 
    D12 D10 D11 D14 D13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Saric vs M Bosiocic, 2018 1-0
   I Saric vs M Gurevich, 2007 1-0
   Sergio Miguel vs I Saric, 2021 0-1
   I Saric vs A Suleymanli, 2019 1-0
   I Saric vs Carlsen, 2014 1-0
   I Saric vs A Sharafiev, 2015 1-0
   I Saric vs Van Wely, 2015 1/2-1/2
   I Saric vs T Batchuluun, 2014 1-0
   I Saric vs A Mastrovasilis, 2016 1-0
   I Saric vs E Paehtz, 2017 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tata Steel Challengers (2014)
   European Championship (2018)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   European Championship (2014)
   Xtracon Chess Open (2017)
   Bundesliga 2019/20 (2019)
   49th Biel Master Open (2016)
   European Championship (2016)
   European Championship (2011)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Gibraltar Masters (2018)
   European Championship (2017)

   🏆 European Individual Championship
   Bluebaum vs I Saric (Apr-06-22) 1/2-1/2
   I Saric vs N Abasov (Apr-05-22) 1-0
   I Saric vs G Sargissian (Apr-04-22) 1/2-1/2
   Indjic vs I Saric (Apr-03-22) 0-1
   M Yilmaz vs I Saric (Apr-02-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-17-1990, 31 years old) Croatia

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International Master (2007); Grandmaster (2008). European U18 Champion (2007); World U18 Champion (2008); Croatian Champion (2009, 2013, 2017, 2018); European Champion (2018)

Ivan Šarić won the 2007 U18 European Championship and the 2008 World U18 championship, the latter held in Vung Tau, Vietnam. In 2009 he won the Pula Open and was second in the Zadar Open (Croatia) Group A. In 2011 he tied for 2nd at the 31st Villa de Benasque Open. In 2014, he stunned the field at the category 14 Tata Steel Challengers (2014) by winning the event with a round to spare (final score 10/13 - +7 =6), which not only entitled him an invitation to the Tata A Group in 2015 but raised his rating sufficiently to lift him into the world's top 100. Followed up in February 2014 by winning the Croatian Championship outright with 7/9. Saric's equal second placement with 8/11 at the European Individual Championship (2014) qualified him to play in the World Cup (2015), where he was eliminated from the event in the first round by Egyptian GM Bassem Amin. Winner of the European Individual Chess Championship (2018).

Wikipedia article: Ivan Šarić (chess player)

Last updated: 2019-03-02 08:58:27

 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,114  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Papp vs I Saric 1-0202001EYCC B12C56 Two Knights
2. I Saric vs E Can  0-1542002EU-ch U12B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. I Saric vs J Tomczak  1-0302002Wch U12B01 Scandinavian
4. Vachier-Lagrave vs I Saric  1-0222002Wch U12C77 Ruy Lopez
5. S Rakuljic vs I Saric  1-0382003Stobrec Epetium OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. I Saric vs E Can  0-1382004EU-ch U14C15 French, Winawer
7. G Margvelashvili vs I Saric  ½-½192004EU-ch U14D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
8. Kurajica vs I Saric  ½-½47200510th Father Ivan Cvitanovic MemorialA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
9. S Cossin vs I Saric  1-0342005St Lorrain IM 7thE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
10. I Saric vs V Poley  1-0432005St Lorrain IM 7thB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
11. N Ninov vs I Saric  1-0542005St Lorrain IM 7thB33 Sicilian
12. J Mullon vs I Saric  0-1402005St Lorrain IM 7thB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
13. I Saric vs N Coursaget  ½-½122005St Lorrain IM 7thB02 Alekhine's Defense
14. A Shalamberidze vs I Saric  ½-½312005St Lorrain IM 7thE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
15. I Saric vs H Daurelle  1-0382005St Lorrain IM 7thB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
16. V Vepkhvishvili vs I Saric  0-1562005St Lorrain IM 7thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. I Saric vs S Feller  ½-½262005St Lorrain IM 7thA07 King's Indian Attack
18. I Saric vs M Schuette  1-0382005Open AB01 Scandinavian
19. V Faibisovich vs I Saric  0-1322005Open AE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
20. P Dobrowolski vs I Saric  ½-½122005Open AB30 Sicilian
21. T Warakomski vs I Saric  ½-½492005EU-ch U16C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. E Can vs I Saric  0-1292005EU-ch U16B40 Sicilian
23. I Saric vs N Sulava  0-1502005Omis opB33 Sicilian
24. I Saric vs Alen Markovic  1-0412005Kostrena ZNG111 8thB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. Predojevic vs I Saric  1-047200612th Bosnjaci OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,114  PGN Download
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  cro777: GM Ivan Saric after his win against the World Champion: "The biggest win of my career"
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  cro777: The story of the day.

In the game Saric - Carlsen, the ceremonial first move was made by the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg ... and the best Croatian grandmaster won.

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  cro777: 15 pictures by Chess Club Live of Ivan Saric and his wife WFM Zrinka Deur Saric.

Aug-13-14  freakclub: Carlsen deserved to lose that game. I think he learned a lesson from that one. Not to fool around with lower-rated GMs.
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  Penguincw: Happy 23rd Birthday to GM and rising star Ivan Saric.

At the Chess Olympiad (2014), he went a solid +5,-2,=4. His only 2 losses came to the black pieces, so good job! He also beat Carlsen. By my unofficial count, he gained 5.3 rating points to jump to (presumably) a career high 2676. He's getting there!

Aug-17-14  csmath: Pretty very Slavic looking lady. Nice looking couple and obviously fine people. Happy birthday!
Nov-02-14  waustad: Perhaps he'll get more notice soon, since he'll be playing in Tata A this year, according to TWIC.
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  MissScarlett: Yes, simply beating the world champion is evidently insufficient to garner wide acclaim. I suggest one or more of the following: i)be accused of cheating; ii)be punched to the ground by a lovelorn rival; ii)be told to 'speak normal' and stop smiling.
Nov-02-14  waustad: Earning the spot in Tata A by winning Tata B was an important stepping stone. Another would be reaching 2700 elo. Each of these could help make him better known. After a period of stable 2650ish rating he has added some elo recently, which could help get more high visibility invitations. Those seem to be getting harder to find since many big tournaments are getting smaller. Tata, for example, now only has two groups instead of three.
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  cro777: Tata Steel Masters 2015

Drawing of lots

Ivan got number 5.

In Round 1 he meets Aronian with the white pieces.

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  WannaBe: Wow, why can't all chess tournament do drawing of the lots that way? Instead of some stupid blitz tournament!!??!!
Jan-09-15  twinlark: Probably that the blitz events provide some pre-game entertainment.
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  cro777: <WannaBe: Wow, why can't all chess tournament do drawing of the lots that way?>


Oct-17-17  The Boomerang: Ivan now one has commented over 2 years so I will:)

Sve ti najbolje!:)

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  whiteshark: Conratulations for winning <European Individual Chess Championship 2018>!
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  cro777: 2018 European Championship was held from 17 to 28 March in Batumi (Georgia). Ivan Saric defeated David Navara in the last round and won the title with 8,5 points out of 11.

Top 23 finishers qualify for the World Cup.

Mar-29-18  Calar: Congrats on winning European Individual Chess Championship (2018)

Probably the greatest success in his chess career so far :)

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  Penguincw: Congrats to Ivan Saric, highest rated player in his country, and Croatian champion. He won with 7.5/11 (a full point).

Apr-30-18  The Boomerang: Heading for 2700....

2692 Live :)

May-07-18  mistreaver: Recent interview with Ivan

Nov-20-18  sonia91: Yesterday he broke into the 2700 club after beating Ivan Cheparinov in the Tournament of Peace, currently underway in Zagreb, Croatia. Vassily Ivanchuk also plays in this event.
Mar-02-19  sonia91: He is finally over 2700 in the March 2019 FIDE rating list, thanks to a victory over GM V. Onischuk in the Hungarian league.
Oct-22-19  The Boomerang: Congrats Ivan! First Croatian ever over 2700!!
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to the man who got a win vs Carlsen in the 2014 Olympiad...GM Saric!! I’m sure that Carlsen learned that the Bird’s Defense isn’t 1 of the best options for black in the Ruy Lopez after that game. In fact I haven’t seen a single game from Carlsen since then where he played the black side of a Bird’s Defense
Apr-15-22  Stanco: Moje čestitke na osvojenom 3 mjestu na Europskom prvenstvu 2022.g. i ponovnom ulazu u 2700+ My Congratulations for the 3rd place at European championship 2022 and entering 2700+ again
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