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Bogdan Lalic
B Lalic 
Number of games in database: 772
Years covered: 1979 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2402 (2424 rapid, 2569 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2590

Overall record: +246 -64 =421 (62.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 41 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (47) 
    E97 E92 E60 E94 E81
 Queen's Gambit Declined (28) 
    D30 D35 D37 D31 D36
 Slav (25) 
    D10 D17 D15 D14 D18
 Modern Benoni (24) 
    A57 A70 A56 A67 A59
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    E00 A41 A40 A46 D02
 English (21) 
    A15 A18 A13 A10 A17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (62) 
    B22 B30 B42 B93 B20
 French Defense (31) 
    C01 C18 C11 C07 C02
 Grunfeld (30) 
    D85 D97 D76 D90 D73
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C67 C80 C68 C77 C84
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    D02 A45 E10 A40 E00
 English (21) 
    A15 A13 A10 A17 A11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Lalic vs V Kovacevic, 1995 1-0
   B Lalic vs Kengis, 1997 1-0
   B Lalic vs Shirov, 1994 1/2-1/2
   S Abu Sufian vs B Lalic, 2008 0-1
   R Willmoth vs B Lalic, 2001 0-1
   B Lalic vs E Vorobiov, 2012 1-0
   R Nanjo vs B Lalic, 2014 0-1
   B Lalic vs Zherebukh, 2012 1-0
   B Lalic vs K Spraggett, 1996 1/2-1/2
   B Lalic vs J Rowson, 1999 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Liverpool op (2007)
   British Championship (2008)
   Bunratty Masters (2014)
   Hastings 2016/17 (2016)
   Hastings 2006/07 (2006)
   Hastings 2007/08 (2008)
   British Championship (2001)
   BCF-ch (1999)
   British Championship (2013)
   Gibraltar Masters (2003)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Goodricke Open (2000)
   Hastings 2017/18 (2017)
   Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)

   🏆 29th TCh-CRO Div 1a
   M Chigaev vs B Lalic (Sep-26-21) 1/2-1/2
   B Lalic vs S Brady (Feb-23-20) 1/2-1/2
   E Paehtz vs B Lalic (Feb-23-20) 1/2-1/2
   M J Turner vs B Lalic (Feb-22-20) 1/2-1/2
   Dennis Brouwer vs B Lalic (Jan-05-20) 0-1

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(born Mar-08-1964, 58 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Croatia)

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Bogdan Lalic was awarded the GM title in 1988. He was 1st= at Pleven 1987, 1st= at Sarajevo 1988 and outright 1st at the 17th Cesenatico Open in Italy. Although registered with the Croatian Federation he is now playing in England.

He was married to Susan Arkell Lalic but is now divorced. Together they have a son Peter D Lalic, born 1994.

Wikipedia article: Bogdan Lalić

Last updated: 2016-11-19 16:54:08

 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 912  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Djordjevic vs B Lalic  0-1311979YUG Team-chA22 English
2. Marjanovic vs B Lalic  1-0451983YUG-chC05 French, Tarrasch
3. B Lalic vs J Grigorov  ½-½121985VarnaA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
4. B Lalic vs Tringov  0-1361985Varna 24thA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
5. Mikhalchishin vs B Lalic  1-0331985SarajevoD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
6. K Georgiev vs B Lalic  1-0421985Bosna GM TournamentD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. B Lalic vs Marjanovic 1-0221985Bosna GM TournamentE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
8. Velimirovic vs B Lalic  ½-½311985Bosna GM TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
9. B Lalic vs P Popovic  ½-½411985Bosna GM TournamentE01 Catalan, Closed
10. E Dizdarevic vs B Lalic  ½-½191985Bosna GM TournamentA15 English
11. Lputian vs B Lalic  1-0501985Bosna GM TournamentD85 Grunfeld
12. B Lalic vs Andersson  ½-½231985Bosna GM TournamentE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
13. B Lalic vs Chandler  ½-½141985Bosna GM TournamentE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. Ribli vs B Lalic  ½-½481985Bosna GM TournamentA15 English
15. Kurajica vs B Lalic  1-0551985Bosna GM TournamentA40 Queen's Pawn Game
16. B Lalic vs Sax  1-0451985Bosna GM TournamentA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
17. B Lalic vs Drasko  ½-½141985Bosna GM TournamentD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
18. B Lalic vs J Nogueiras  ½-½111985Bosna GM TournamentE00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Mikhalchishin vs B Lalic  1-0331985Bosna GM TournamentD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
20. Z Kozul vs B Lalic  ½-½81985Bosna GM TournamentD97 Grunfeld, Russian
21. B Lalic vs A V Kharitonov  ½-½301987SochiE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
22. B Lalic vs Kosten  ½-½321987Geneve opE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
23. B Lalic vs Marjanovic  ½-½471987ZenicaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Smagin vs B Lalic  0-1601987ZenicaC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
25. B Lalic vs Velimirovic  ½-½601987ZenicaA56 Benoni Defense
 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 912  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Lalic was originally a Yugoslav GM. FIDE says he now plays for England. has him peaking at #90 in the world in 1997.

Here are critical positions from some of his games not shown here:

Mar-08-06  BIDMONFA: Bogdan Lalic

LALIC, Bogdan

Mar-08-06  alicefujimori: I quite liked Lalic's, "The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player." It demonstrated some of the themes and ideas behind many Grunfeld lines quite well. Especially when there aren't that many Grunfeld books out there.
Jun-02-08  stanleys: My game against GM Lalic in a rapid tournament last month:

Lalic (2514) - stanleys (2240)

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.d4 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 Na6 8.0-0 Ng4 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bc1 Kh8 11.a3 c6 12.b4 Nc7 13.Ra2 f5 14.h3 ed4 15.Nxd4 Nh6 16.ef5 Nxf5 17.Nxf5 Bxf5 18.Bb2 Qg5 19.Qc1 Qh4 20.Nd1 Rae8 21.Bxg7+ Kxg7 22.Qc3+ Qf6 23.Qxf6+ Kxf6 24.Ne3 Be6 25.Rd2 d5 26.cd5 Nxd5 1/2 - 1/2

Mar-08-09  brankat: Happy Birthday Bogdan!
Feb-28-11  wordfunph: excerpt from the book Smart Chip from St. Petersburg by GM Genna Sosonko..

In one of the rounds of the Leningrad Spartakiad of 1967 I was playing on the board next to Chepukaitis. During his game with Ruban, Chip kept going out to the foyer to smoke and talk with friends, coming back to the hall only to quickly make his next move. I think that if he'd had the chance to play in American tournaments, where events with classical, rapid and blitz time-controls are often held at the same time, he would have run from hall to hall, playing a few games simultaneously, as, for example, the British grandmaster Bogdan Lalic does.


Mar-08-12  brankat: <..he would have run from hall to hall, playing a few games simultaneously, as, for example, the British grandmaster Bogdan Lalic does.> That's funny.

Happy Birthday GM Lalic!

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday POTD.
Jan-19-14  MarkFinan: I've just called this guy "A fine British player!", and even though his name's hardly typically English, it says above he's Croatian! I can assure the owners of this site he's English and plays in leagues and tournaments over here. He's a British citizen, I should say.


Jun-08-16  GrandMaesterPycelle: Ah, Valery Salov's partner in insanity.
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  ketchuplover: He has a 106 game unbeaten streak! which unfortunately isn't officially recognized anywhere :(
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  MissScarlett: <Update: GM Bogdan Lalic sent us a file with 157 straight games (in PGN here) that he did not lose, played between September 5, 2010 and October 9, 2011. 133 of those were Elo rated games, 24 were not rated. It should be noted that many of these games were given a draw at a very early stage; 31 draws lasted 15 moves or less.>

May-22-21  Albertan: Lalic was defeated in a tournament game by 10 year-old Frederick Waldhausen Gordon

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