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Mijo Udovcic
M 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 25; games 1-25 of 613  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Udovcic vs Andreja Misura  0-1371947YUG-ch Semifinal WestB01 Scandinavian
2. M Subaric vs M Udovcic  1-0411948Yugoslav Championship 1948/49A56 Benoni Defense
3. M Udovcic vs B Rabar  0-1371948Yugoslav Championship 1948/49E09 Catalan, Closed
4. P Trifunovic vs M Udovcic  ½-½341948Yugoslav Championship 1948/49A46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. M Udovcic vs S Puc  0-1311948Yugoslav Championship 1948/49D94 Grunfeld
6. N Kulzinski vs M Udovcic  0-1271948Yugoslav Championship 1948/49A43 Old Benoni
7. M Udovcic vs A Fuderer  ½-½261948Yugoslav Championship 1948/49C49 Four Knights
8. D Djaja vs M Udovcic  ½-½401948Yugoslav Championship 1948/49D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. M Udovcic vs D Andric  ½-½381949Yugoslav Championship 1948/49A08 King's Indian Attack
10. S Vukovic vs M Udovcic  0-1411949Yugoslav Championship 1948/49A57 Benko Gambit
11. S Nedeljkovic vs M Udovcic  0-1741949Yugoslav Championship 1948/49C49 Four Knights
12. M Udovcic vs B Simonovic  0-1371949Yugoslav Championship 1948/49A46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. M Udovcic vs Gligoric  0-1721949Yugoslav Championship 1948/49A15 English
14. R Horvat vs M Udovcic  0-1541949Yugoslav Championship 1948/49C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
15. A Bozic vs M Udovcic  0-1391949Yugoslav Championship 1948/49A59 Benko Gambit
16. M Udovcic vs Pirc  0-1411949Yugoslav Championship 1948/49B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
17. Janosevic vs M Udovcic  1-0351949Yugoslav Championship 1948/49C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. M Udovcic vs B Milic  0-1321949Yugoslav Championship 1948/49C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. B Simonovic vs M Udovcic  0-1461951YugoslaviaE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
20. M Udovcic vs P Trifunovic  0-1341951BelgradeB02 Alekhine's Defense
21. A Fuderer vs M Udovcic  1-0361951CRO-chB07 Pirc
22. M Udovcic vs B Milic  ½-½481951Yugoslav Championship 1950A15 English
23. B Rabar vs M Udovcic  ½-½311951Yugoslav Championship 1950C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
24. M Udovcic vs Janosevic  ½-½241951Yugoslav Championship 1950E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
25. N Karaklajic vs M Udovcic  ½-½701951Yugoslav Championship 1950C42 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.
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  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?:


Sep-11-09  whiteshark: Mijo Udovcic
Birthdate 11-9-1920
<Deceased 8-4-1984>

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