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Mijo Udovcic
Number of games in database: 468
Years covered: 1947 to 1970

Overall record: +135 -144 =189 (49.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (40) 
    E62 E63 E67 E60 E69
 English (23) 
    A15 A10 A14 A17
 Reti System (17) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E52 E43 E55 E32 E59
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D78 D77 D82 D97 D94
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    E10 A46 A41 E00 D02
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (58) 
    E64 E80 E66 E95 E97
 Sicilian (46) 
    B42 B80 B43 B40 B90
 Pirc (13) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C73 C72 C85 C84 C75
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B90 B95 B91 B93 B92
 Sicilian Kan (11) 
    B42 B43 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic, 1951 0-1
   Janosevic vs Udovcic, 1957 0-1
   D Djaja vs Udovcic, 1948 1/2-1/2
   Udovcic vs Vasiukov, 1957 1/2-1/2
   Udovcic vs M Bertok, 1954 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Yugoslav Championship (1963)
   Lasker Memorial (1962)
   Dortmund (1961)
   Yugoslav Championship (1961)
   Zagreb (1969)
   EUR-chT (Men) 2nd (1961)
   YUG-ch 6th (1951)
   Amsterdam IBM (1963)
   Yugoslav Championship (1960)
   Belgrade (1952)
   Yugoslav Championship (1957)
   Zagreb (1964)
   Maribor (1967)
   Capablanca Memorial (1964)
   Yugoslav Championship (1955)

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(born Sep-11-1920, died Sep-08-1984, 63 years old) Yugoslavia

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Mijo Udovcic was born in Stara Josava, Yugoslavia. Awarded the IM title in 1952 and the GM title in 1957, he was Yugoslav champion in 1963 (=Borislav Ivkov). Udovčić was part of the Yugoslavian team who won silver medals behind USSR at the 16th Chess Olympiad held in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1964. Udovcic also played for Yugoslavia in two European Team Chess Championships, scoring 7/10 in Oberhausen in 1961 and 6/9 in Hamburg in 1965. Yugoslavia won silver medals behind USSR in both events.

Wikipedia article: Mijo Udovčić

Last updated: 2022-07-04 15:55:27

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 473  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Udovcic vs Andreja Misura  0-1371947YUG-ch Semifinal WestB01 Scandinavian
2. S Vukovic vs Udovcic  0-1411948YUG-chA57 Benko Gambit
3. D Djaja vs Udovcic  ½-½401948YUG-ch 4th 1948/49D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Udovcic vs D Andric  ½-½381949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49A08 King's Indian Attack
5. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic  0-1741949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49C49 Four Knights
6. Udovcic vs Gligoric  0-1721949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49A15 English
7. A Fuderer vs Udovcic  1-0361951CRO-chB07 Pirc
8. Udovcic vs P Trifunovic  0-1341951BelgradeB02 Alekhine's Defense
9. B Simonovic vs Udovcic  0-1461951YugoslaviaE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
10. Udovcic vs A Matanovic  1-0491951YugoslaviaA04 Reti Opening
11. Udovcic vs B Milic  ½-½481951Yugoslav ChampionshipA15 English
12. B Rabar vs Udovcic  ½-½311951Yugoslav ChampionshipC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
13. Udovcic vs Janosevic  ½-½241951Yugoslav ChampionshipE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
14. N Karaklajic vs Udovcic  ½-½701951Yugoslav ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
15. Udovcic vs Puc  0-1391951Yugoslav ChampionshipE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
16. V Kozomara vs Udovcic  ½-½451951Yugoslav ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. Udovcic vs D Andric  0-1451951Yugoslav ChampionshipE09 Catalan, Closed
18. L Majstorovic vs Udovcic  0-1491951Yugoslav ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. Udovcic vs B Simonovic  1-0491951Yugoslav ChampionshipD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic  0-1411951Yugoslav ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
21. Udovcic vs A Fuderer  ½-½461951Yugoslav ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Kostic vs Udovcic  ½-½491951Yugoslav ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
23. Gligoric vs Udovcic  ½-½501951Yugoslav ChampionshipE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
24. Udovcic vs M Bertok  1-0461951Yugoslav ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
25. A Matanovic vs Udovcic  ½-½481951Yugoslav ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-01-04  unsound: The first Croatian grandmaster. He seems to have had the pleasure of losing to every great player of his era (hence the winning percentage). One of his losses to Korchnoi is a doozy: Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967
Dec-29-04  nikolaas: According to chessbase he's from the former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia and not from croatia.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Mijo Udovcic
Born 11th September 1920 in Stara Josava
An IM in 1952 and a GM in 1957 he was Yugoslav Champion in 1963.
Aug-02-05  RSD770: The story about him goes that he once agreed to play a blindfold simul. on ten boards in small village in Yugoslavia. Being white he made several different opening moves so as to differentiate in his mind quickly between games. He was quite suprised when all 10 of his opponents played b6. He made various second moves, to which 5 of his opponents played ♗b7, and 5 of them ♗a6. In growing consternation he played radically different 3rd moves (so as to remember which game was which). Now, those who had played ♗b7 now played ♗a6, and those who had played ♗a6 played ♗c8. Udovcic was now completely befuddled.
He excused himself to use the bathroom, climbed out the window, and sped back to Zagreb. Brilliant, eh?
Aug-02-05  aw1988: It was obviously organized, though still funny.
Aug-07-07  brankat: <According to chessbase he's from the former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia and not from Croatia.>

The name of his birthplace may be either Croatian, or Serbian or Macedonian. could be in Montenegro, or Bosnia, too.

But his name, therefore the nationality, is definitely Croatian. And he lived (and played Chess) almost all of his life in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. I happen to know this because I had lived in Zagreb at the same time, and had met Mr.Udovcic many times.

Not that any of this matters, just to have the record straight.

Aug-07-07  BIDMONFA: Mijo Udovcic


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  TheAlchemist: Stara Jošava is a village in Slavonia (Slavonija), Croatia, near the town of Orahovica:

There was a chess club named after Udovčić there as well:

Aug-09-07  brankat: <TheAlchemist> Thank You for the links. The information there reminded me of how much I have forgotten :-)
Sep-11-08  jovack: funny how you can find the serb/cro users by visiting serb/cro players pages
May-13-09  returnoftheking: Is this the same player?:


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  whiteshark: Mijo Udovcic
Birthdate 11-9-1920
<Deceased 8-4-1984>

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