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Milan Matulovic
Number of games in database: 1,842
Years covered: 1953 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2394
Highest rating achieved in database: 2525

Overall record: +611 -323 =901 (57.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (384) 
    B42 B32 B91 B45 B47
 Ruy Lopez (211) 
    C84 C92 C72 C81 C67
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (120) 
    C84 C92 C94 C95 C96
 French Defense (107) 
    C05 C07 C09 C18 C03
 Sicilian Najdorf (76) 
    B91 B96 B98 B99 B97
 French Tarrasch (70) 
    C05 C07 C09 C03 C04
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (307) 
    B47 B48 B32 B44 B31
 Sicilian Taimanov (172) 
    B47 B48 B45 B49
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (73) 
    D25 D20 D23 D27 D24
 Modern Benoni (57) 
    A57 A56 A79 A78 A76
 English, 1 c4 c5 (51) 
    A36 A33 A32 A30 A31
 Reti System (48) 
    A04 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Matulovic vs Suttles, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Matulovic vs L Segi, 1953 1-0
   Matulovic vs V Kozomara, 1957 1-0
   Fischer vs Matulovic, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Matulovic vs Asfary, 1972 1-0
   Matulovic vs A Tsvetkov, 1965 1-0
   Matulovic vs Tringov, 1970 1-0
   Matulovic vs Z Vospernik, 1955 1-0
   Matulovic vs V Sokolov, 1953 1-0
   Matulovic vs G Del Pezzo, 1954 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Yugoslav Championship (1967)
   Reggio Emilia 1967/68 (1967)
   Netanya (1961)
   Yugoslav Championship (1961)
   Skopje (1967)
   Halle Zonal (1967)
   Yugoslav Championship (1960)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-A (1964)
   Yugoslav Championship (1957)
   Yugoslav Championship (1963)
   Havana Olympiad Final-A (1966)
   Yugoslav Championship (1972)
   Yugoslav Championship (1959)
   Yugoslav Championship (1955)
   Sousse Interzonal (1967)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Yugoslav Chess Triumphs, Part 1 by Chessdreamer
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1974 by suenteus po 147
   D25 by Chessdreamer
   Smith-Morra Gambit games by vasileios

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(born Jun-10-1935, died Oct-09-2013, 78 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)

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Milan Matulovic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

Awarded the IM title in 1961 and the GM title in 1965, Matulovic won the Yugoslav Championship in 1965 and 1967. He represented Yugoslavia in five Olympiads: 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970 and 1972, winning two silver and two bronze team medals, and one gold and two silver individual medals. He also played in four European Team Championships between 1961 and 1973 (winning three silver medals) and in the USSR vs Rest of the World match in 1970 where he faced the Soviet Union's Mikhail Botvinnik. (1). He had a distinguished tournament record, including: 1st or =1st at Netanya 1961, Vršac 1964, Novi Sad 1965, Belgrade 1965, Reggio Emilia 1967/68, Athens Zonal 1969, Belgrade 1969, Skopje 1969, Sarajevo 1971, Birmingham 1975, Bajmok 1975 and 1978, Majdanpek 1976, Vrbas 1976, Belgrade 1977, Odzaci 1978, Osijek 1980, Borovo 1980, Helsinki 1981 and Vrnjacka Banja 1985 and 1990.

Possessing a clear and forceful style and liking sharp play, he made some notable contributions to opening theory, particularly in the Morra Gambit in the Sicilian Defence.

Wikipedia article: Milan Matulović; (1)

Last updated: 2020-12-24 08:32:52

 page 1 of 76; games 1-25 of 1,900  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Matulovic vs V Sokolov 1-0291953ItalyB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
2. Matulovic vs L Segi 1-0351953YUGB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
3. Matulovic vs G Del Pezzo 1-0201954SirmioneB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
4. A Fuderer vs Matulovic  1-0281954Yugoslav First LeagueA16 English
5. N Karaklajic vs Matulovic 1-0361955Yugoslav ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
6. Matulovic vs Z Vospernik 1-0531955Yugoslav ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
7. A Matanovic vs Matulovic  1-0431955Yugoslav ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
8. Matulovic vs B Milic  ½-½461955Yugoslav ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
9. Gligoric vs Matulovic  1-0521955Yugoslav ChampionshipE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
10. R Bogdanovic vs Matulovic 0-1611955Yugoslav ChampionshipB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
11. Matulovic vs Janosevic  1-0581955Yugoslav ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
12. B Rabar vs Matulovic  ½-½121955Yugoslav ChampionshipE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
13. Matulovic vs Ivkov  ½-½211955Yugoslav ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. A Lukic vs Matulovic  ½-½111955Yugoslav ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
15. Matulovic vs M Trajkovic  ½-½241955Yugoslav ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. M Bertok vs Matulovic  0-1531955Yugoslav ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
17. Matulovic vs P Smederevac  0-1741955Yugoslav ChampionshipC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
18. S Puc vs Matulovic  ½-½181955Yugoslav ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
19. Matulovic vs B Djurasevic  ½-½321955Yugoslav ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
20. L Segi vs Matulovic  0-1431955Yugoslav ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
21. Matulovic vs M Udovcic  1-0801955Yugoslav ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. Matulovic vs M Longer  1-0381955Yugoslav First LeagueB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
23. Matulovic vs P Vuletic  0-1481955Yugoslav First LeagueC02 French, Advance
24. Matulovic vs G Rinder  ½-½421955Zagreb-BC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Matulovic vs E Bhend  0-1351955Zagreb-BB15 Caro-Kann
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Jan-02-11  wordfunph: funny but true.. :)

1971 Banja: According to Pal Benko, GM Milan Matulovic, who is well-known for his opening knowledge has said that it does not matter so much to him if he loses the game, as long as he won the battle of the opening!

Oct-09-11  brankat: I would take that with a grain (at least) of salt :-)
Jun-10-13  brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday!
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  FSR: Surely the most beloved of all GMs.
Jun-11-13  brankat: <FSR> With a possible exception of a future GM from Florida :-)
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  FSR: <brankat> When hell freezes over. :-)
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  perfidious: The one virtue of that coming off would be to give hope to we fifty-plus types.

Time to pick up tonight's guaranteed Powerball winner; that will happen before the above-mentioned phenomenon.

Oct-11-13  Lovuschka: According to several sources (including people in Belgrade) Milan Matulović died recently, apparently also after battling for half a year with Parkinson's Disease. An obituary is published already or soon in Politika.

Here is an internet source:

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  Stonehenge: RIP GM Matulovic.
Oct-11-13  Karpova: Rest in Peace, GM Matulović.
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  Natalia Pogonina: RIP...
Oct-11-13  Nina Myers: Gawd's final <j’adoube>
Oct-13-13  twinlark: RIP GM Matulovic.
Oct-19-13  wordfunph: GM, rest in peace..
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  monopole2313: Memory eternal.
Oct-19-13  The Last Straw: RIP GM Matulovic. What a pity.
Oct-22-13  Nina Myers:
Nov-06-13  Eastfrisian: RIP GM Matulovic.
Feb-01-14  Granny O Doul: Aside from his "J'adoubovic" nickname, the book "Yugoslav Chess Triumphs" said he was also known as "Dr. Marinelli". Does anyone know what that is about?
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  perfidious: <FSR: <brankat> When hell freezes over.>

As <that> has recently happened, is an application by USCF imminent, in the name of a certain player from the Gulf Coast, for the GM title?

Jun-10-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Milan Matulovic.
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  FSR: <perfidious> Judging by the date of your comment, you must have been referring to this story:
Jun-10-16  Hans Kastorp: <Granny O Doul> Matulovic took nickname Mario Marinelli in order to avoid to be confused in media with his collegue Aleksandar Matanovic.
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  MissScarlett: <<WMD> True is that Matulovic had a car accident in which a woman died and that he was sentenced to nine months in jail. The rest looks like a silly gossip or rather a silly piece of anti-Serb war propaganda. If I am not wrong, the car accident occurred in early 1960s and I never heard of alleged Matulovic's comment of his sentence before 1990s succession wars in former Yugoslavia broke out. And of course, such a statement in Tito's era would be almost suicidal. I am afraid that Fox and James simply swallowed a fabricated story.>

Milan Matulovic

Fabricated or not, the same allegation, and possibly Fox and James's source, is made by David Levy in <Chess>, May 1979, p.202.

Sep-23-16  brankat: <MissScarlett> You do seem to enjoy beating a dead horse.
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