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Number of games in database: 477
Years covered: 1949 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2303
Highest rating achieved in database: 2365
Overall record: +135 -105 =235 (53.2%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
N Karaklajic vs A Fuderer, 1955 1-0
N Karaklajic vs Robatsch, 1956 1-0
N Karaklajic vs S Nedeljkovic, 1957 1-0
N Karaklajic vs D Andric, 1961 1-0
N Karaklajic vs Rellstab, 1956 1/2-1/2
Tal vs N Karaklajic, 1968 1/2-1/2
N Karaklajic vs A Matanovic, 1968 1/2-1/2
N Karaklajic vs Matulovic, 1955 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Yugoslav Championship (1955)
Yugoslav Championship (1957)
Parcetic Memorial (1966)
Yugoslav Championship (1979)
Reggio Emilia 1979/80 (1979)
YUG-ch 6th (1951)
21st Belgrade Trophy (2008)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Sofia Zonal 1957 by Chessical
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(born Feb-24-1926, died Dec-16-2008, 82 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)
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He was awarded the IM title in 1955.He was 1st in the "Masters" section at Beverwijk Hoogovens 1967. The "Grandmasters" section was won by Boris Spassky.
He is the first notable exponent and probably inventor of the Belgrade Gambit. He won the Yugoslav Chess Championship in 1955, competed in the 12th Chess Olympiad, Belgian Chess Championship, European Team Chess Championship and played notable games with Hans Berliner, Borislav Ivkov and others as part of the peer group of strong Yugoslav players contemporary with Borislav Milić.
Aside from chess Karaklajić is also known as a radio personality on Radio Belgrade (1957-1982) and for his interest in rock music featured in the documentary Rockovnik. He was first editor in chief of Džuboks (i.e. Jukebox) magazine and once arranged visas for Zlatni Dečaci by representing the band members as young chess players. He organized the first concert of YU grupa and featured on YU 100: najbolji albumi jugoslovenske rok i pop muzike. His radio show Nedeljom u devet i pet (Sunday at 9:05), which he produced and hosted, introduced bands such as Samonikli.
Wikipedia article: Nikola Karaklajić
Gino Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967" pp.358-359
Jeremy Gaige, "Chess Personalia" p.204
| page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 623
|1. D Andric vs N Karaklajic
|| ||0-1||54||1949||Smederevska Palanka||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|2. A Matanovic vs N Karaklajic
|| ||1-0||27||1949||Belgrade Championship||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|3. S Vukovic vs N Karaklajic
|| ||1-0||31||1949||Belgrade Championship||D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
|4. N Karaklajic vs B Simonovic
|| ||1-0||34||1949||Yugoslav Championship||E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5|
|5. S Vukovic vs N Karaklajic
|| ||1-0||43||1949||Yugoslav Championship||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|6. N Karaklajic vs A Matanovic
|| ||0-1||48||1949||Yugoslav Championship||B10 Caro-Kann|
|7. Kostic vs N Karaklajic
|| ||0-1||36||1949||Yugoslav Championship||B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation|
|8. N Karaklajic vs Gligoric
|| ||0-1||37||1949||Yugoslav Championship||C13 French|
|9. P Trifunovic vs N Karaklajic
|| ||1-0||54||1949||Yugoslav Championship||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|10. N Karaklajic vs M Germek
|| ||0-1||64||1949||Yugoslav Championship||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|11. Ivkov vs N Karaklajic
||½-½||23||1949||Yugoslav Championship||C42 Petrov Defense|
|12. N Karaklajic vs A Fuderer
|| ||0-1||41||1949||Yugoslav Championship||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|13. D Avirovic vs N Karaklajic
|| ||0-1||53||1949||Yugoslav Championship||B01 Scandinavian|
|14. N Karaklajic vs Janosevic
|| ||1-0||41||1949||Yugoslav Championship||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|15. N Karaklajic vs B Milic
|| ||½-½||30||1949||Yugoslav Championship||E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3|
|16. Pirc vs N Karaklajic
|| ||1-0||29||1949||Yugoslav Championship||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|17. N Karaklajic vs B Tot
|| ||1-0||51||1949||Yugoslav Championship||B10 Caro-Kann|
|18. V Tomovic vs N Karaklajic
|| ||0-1||51||1949||Yugoslav Championship||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|19. N Karaklajic vs B Rabar
|| ||½-½||20||1949||Yugoslav Championship||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|20. S Puc vs N Karaklajic
|| ||1-0||63||1949||Yugoslav Championship||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|21. S Nedeljkovic vs N Karaklajic
|| ||1-0||59||1949||Yugoslav Championship||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|22. N Karaklajic vs B Rabar
|| ||0-1||40||1951||Yugoslav Championship 1950||B07 Pirc|
|23. Janosevic vs N Karaklajic
|| ||1-0||91||1951||Yugoslav Championship 1950||C81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack|
|24. N Karaklajic vs M Udovcic
|| ||½-½||70||1951||Yugoslav Championship 1950||C42 Petrov Defense|
|25. S Puc vs N Karaklajic
|| ||1-0||53||1951||Yugoslav Championship 1950||E20 Nimzo-Indian|
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