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Bogdan Lalic
B Lalic 

Number of games in database: 1,288
Years covered: 1979 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2402 (2424 rapid, 2569 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2600
Overall record: +418 -93 =733 (63.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 44 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (94) 
    E97 E94 E92 E60 E81
 Queen's Gambit Declined (43) 
    D35 D30 D31 D37 D36
 Nimzo Indian (41) 
    E21 E32 E38 E44 E53
 Slav (37) 
    D10 D17 D15 D11 D14
 Modern Benoni (36) 
    A57 A58 A70 A67 A56
 Queen's Indian (35) 
    E15 E12 E17 E14 E13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (99) 
    B22 B30 B33 B93 B25
 Grunfeld (55) 
    D85 D91 D76 D97 D94
 French Defense (51) 
    C07 C01 C11 C19 C02
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C69 C67 C80 C77 C84
 English (39) 
    A15 A13 A10 A17 A16
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    D02 A45 A40 E00 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Lalic vs V Kovacevic, 1995 1-0
   B Lalic vs E 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 K Spraggett, 1996 1/2-1/2
   B Lalic vs J C Hannet, 1998 1-0
   B Lalic vs J Rowson, 1999 1-0
   B Lalic vs Zherebukh, 2012 1-0
   J Rowson vs B Lalic, 1998 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Isle of Man Open (1994)
   Sarajevo (1988)
   Yugoslav Championship 1987 (1986)
   Croatian Championship (1995)
   British Championship (1999)
   Dresden Open (1998)
   Toulouse Open (1990)
   Copenhagen Open (1989)
   Seville Open (2001)
   Moratalaz Open (2001)
   Yugoslav Championship (1989)
   Hastings 2007/08 (2008)
   Goodricke Open (2000)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   4NCL 2011/12 (2012)

   🏆 Croatian Cup
   B Lalic vs Predojevic (May-14-23) 1/2-1/2
   S Tica vs B Lalic (May-13-23) 1/2-1/2
   B Lalic vs D Doric (May-12-23) 1/2-1/2
   D Kadric vs B Lalic (May-11-23) 1/2-1/2
   G Nagy vs B Lalic (Jan-06-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-08-1964, 59 years old) 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 Lalic but is now divorced. Together they have a son Peter D Lalic, born 1994.

Wikipedia article: Bogdan Lalić

Last updated: 2022-06-04 20:17:42

 page 1 of 52; games 1-25 of 1,289  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Nenadovic vs B Lalic  1-0441979Yugoslav First LeagueC15 French, Winawer
2. M Boric vs B Lalic  ½-½681979Yugoslav First LeagueA48 King's Indian
3. Djordjevic vs B Lalic  0-1311979Yugoslav First LeagueA22 English
4. I Zivanovic vs B Lalic  ½-½381979Yugoslav First LeagueA05 Reti Opening
5. Marjanovic vs B Lalic  1-0451983YUG-chC05 French, Tarrasch
6. A Mikhalchishin vs B Lalic  1-0331985SarajevoD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
7. B Lalic vs J Grigorov  ½-½121985VarnaA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
8. B Lalic vs G Tringov  0-1361985Varna 24thA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
9. E Dizdarevic vs B Lalic  ½-½191985Bosna GM TournamentA15 English
10. B Lalic vs Marjanovic 1-0221985Bosna GM TournamentE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. Velimirovic vs B Lalic  ½-½311985Bosna GM TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
12. Ribli vs B Lalic  ½-½481985Bosna GM TournamentA15 English
13. B Lalic vs P Popovic  ½-½411985Bosna GM TournamentE01 Catalan, Closed
14. Lputian vs B Lalic  1-0501985Bosna GM TournamentD85 Grunfeld
15. K Georgiev vs B Lalic  1-0421985Bosna GM TournamentD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
16. B Lalic vs Sax  1-0451985Bosna GM TournamentA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
17. B Lalic vs Andersson  ½-½231985Bosna GM TournamentE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
18. B Kurajica vs B Lalic  1-0551985Bosna GM TournamentA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. B Lalic vs Chandler  ½-½141985Bosna GM TournamentE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
20. B Lalic vs J Nogueiras  ½-½111985Bosna GM TournamentE00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. A Mikhalchishin vs B Lalic  1-0331985Bosna GM TournamentD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
22. B Lalic vs M Drasko  ½-½141985Bosna GM TournamentD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
23. Z Kozul vs B Lalic  ½-½81985Bosna GM TournamentD97 Grunfeld, Russian
24. B Lalic vs A I Petrushin  1-0551985Trud - Bosna Sarajevo MatchE97 King's Indian
25. A I Petrushin vs B Lalic  ½-½221985Trud - Bosna Sarajevo MatchC19 French, Winawer, Advance
 page 1 of 52; games 1-25 of 1,289  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!

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: He has a 106 game unbeaten streak! which unfortunately isn't officially recognized anywhere :(
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Jun-04-22  BogdanLalic: GM Bogdan Lalić lost that game to 10 years old in a rapid game online it was 15 minutes per player so do not exaggerate please.
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: How about sending us the PGN?

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