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Drazen Sermek
D Sermek 
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Number of games in database: 672
Years covered: 1988 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2471
Highest rating achieved in database: 2595
Overall record: +260 -96 =315 (62.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (165) 
    B22 B40 B83 B30 B50
 French Defense (47) 
    C05 C03 C07 C10 C09
 French Tarrasch (41) 
    C05 C03 C07 C09
 Two Knights (18) 
    C55 C57 C59
 Giuoco Piano (18) 
    C53 C50
 Robatsch (16) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (64) 
    B45 B40 B33 B22 B30
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (48) 
    D20 D21 D24 D26 D28
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    D02 A46 A45 A40 E10
 Modern Benoni (28) 
    A57 A58 A56 A59
 Benko Gambit (26) 
    A57 A58 A59
 Scandinavian (22) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Sermek vs M Varini, 1999 1-0
   D Sermek vs A Scetinin, 1992 1-0
   T Petrik vs D Sermek, 2005 0-1
   D Sermek vs R J Dive, 2000 1-0
   D Sermek vs M Tratar, 2001 1-0
   D Sermek vs N Fercec, 1989 1-0
   D Sermek vs J Grigorov, 1989 1-0
   D Sermek vs V Bukal Sr, 2001 1-0
   D Sermek vs Minasian, 1996 1-0
   R Zelcic vs D Sermek, 2005 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bled Open (1992)
   Slovenian Championship (1998)
   Pula Open (2001)
   Fencible Masters (1997)
   Toscolano Open (1995)
   Velden Open (1993)
   107th New Zealand Championship (1999)
   Malaysian Open (2008)
   Ptuj (1995)
   Queenstown Classic (2006)
   Bled Open (1996)
   Groningen Open (1994)
   Pula Open (1998)
   Groningen Open (1993)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Fencible Masters Tt 1997 by Benzol

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(born Jan-30-1969, 54 years old) Slovenia (federation/nationality Croatia)

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GM Drazen Sermek was Slovenian champion in 1993 and 1998 and a member of the Slovenian Olympic team in 1994, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006.

Wikipedia article: Dražen Sermek

Last updated: 2018-01-30 16:21:27

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 672  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Sermek vs S Sale  0-1331988ItC44 King's Pawn Game
2. D Sermek vs N Fercec  1-0381989Bled opC44 King's Pawn Game
3. D Sermek vs A Kovacevic  1-0401989Belgrade opB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. Marjanovic vs D Sermek 0-1231989BledC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
5. Vasiukov vs D Sermek 1-0271989Bled opB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. D Sermek vs S Vratonjic  ½-½121989Belgrade opB83 Sicilian
7. D Sermek vs T Ghitescu  ½-½541989Bled opB83 Sicilian
8. D Sermek vs V Raicevic  ½-½591989Bled opB30 Sicilian
9. D Sermek vs S H Grunberg  ½-½451989Bled opB02 Alekhine's Defense
10. D Sermek vs J Grigorov 1-0751989Belgrade opB06 Robatsch
11. D Sermek vs D Nestorovic  1-0611989Belgrade opC44 King's Pawn Game
12. D Sermek vs M Tosic  ½-½601989Belgrade opB83 Sicilian
13. D Sermek vs D Polajzer  1-0231990Pula tt2B01 Scandinavian
14. D Sermek vs R Zelcic  1-0331990Pula tt2B03 Alekhine's Defense
15. D Sermek vs F Begovac  ½-½151990Pula tt2B22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. D Sermek vs V Kovacevic  ½-½141990Pula tt IIC05 French, Tarrasch
17. D Sermek vs D Indjic  ½-½301990Pula tt2B30 Sicilian
18. D Sermek vs G M Todorovic  0-1211990Caorle opB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
19. D Sermek vs Z Galic  ½-½331991YUG-Cup 34thB50 Sicilian
20. D Sermek vs K Orlov  ½-½781991YUG-Cup 34thB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. D Sermek vs T Marinelli  1-0251991Caorle opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. D Sermek vs Smagin  ½-½681991PulaC44 King's Pawn Game
23. A Kohlhauser vs D Sermek  ½-½531991Hartberg opB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
24. D Sermek vs S Polgar  1-0381991Vienna OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. Smagin vs D Sermek 1-0331991Vienna OpenC45 Scotch Game
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  Benzol: Anybody know what Drazen is doing at the moment?
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  Benzol: <AdrianP> OK mate, here it is, my first and so far only encounter with a Grandmaster.

Event : Simultaneous Display in the Howick Mall.
Site : Auckland, New Zealand.
Date : 1st February 2003.
Result : 1/2-1/2.
White : Sermek, Drazen.
Black : Morten, Paul.
ECO : D56
WhiteElo : 2577
BlackElo : ????
PlyCount : 82

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 h6 6.Bh4 0-0 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.Bd3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 c5 10.dxc5 Nxc5 11.Qxd8 Rxd8 12.Ke2 Bd7 13.Ne5 g5 14.Bg3 Be8 15.f3 a6 16.a4 Rac8 17.a5 Ncd7 18.Bd3 Nh5 19.Nxd7 Bxd7 20.Be5 Bf6 21.Bxf6 Nxf6 22.Rhd1 Bc6 23.Rd2 Nd5 24.Nxd5 Rxd5 25.Bc2 Bb5+ 26.Ke1 Rdc5 27.Be4 Rc1+ 28.Rxc1 Rxc1+ 29.Rd1 Rxd1+ 30.Kxd1 Bc6 31.Bxc6 bxc6 32.Kd2 Kf8 33.Kd3 Ke7 34.Kd4 Kd6 35.b4 e5+ 36.Kc4 f5 37.g4 e4 38.gxf5 exf3 39.Kd3 g4 40.e4 Ke5 41.Ke3 h5 1/2-1/2.

After I made my 41st move I offered my opponent a draw. He thought about for a few seconds and then nodded his agreement. During the game I was considering 27...f5 but was only looking at 28.Bxb7 Rb8. As my powerful opponent was polishing off his partners on the other boards so his appearance at mine became more frequent and I had no time to think. It was only later that it occurred to me that Black can play 28...Rc7. Still I was very pleased to draw this game. Let me know your opinion.

Mar-19-04  Lawrence: Benzol, nice. In case you haven't got a silicon friend here are a few points from Junior 8, for what they're worth. Your 18...Nh5 was one move too late, should have been 17...Nh5 giving you a nice edge. His 25.Bc2 was not strong, J8 does not know what he was thinking about. Finally, you're quite right, 27...f5 would have been very good. If White takes the pawn it's not 28...Rc7 but 28...Rb8. Congratulations on an excellent game.
Premium Chessgames Member Benzol, very good, feel free to submit the game to our database if you like.
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  Benzol: < & Lawrence> Thanks for the 'thumbs up', analysis and compliments. I'll post the game properly in the near future.
Mar-22-04  AdrianP: <Benzol> Great game... that K and pawn endgame did not look trivial - I would have been sweating a bit there! I can run the game through Fritz 8 if you like...?
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  Benzol: OK if you want to mate. <Lawrence> had Junior 8 go through it but it might be interesting to see what Fritz 8 says. Drazen nodded in approval when I played 37...e4, he is a nice and generous man. Afterward he told me that he thought 37.g4 was going to give him a perhaps decisive edge but that my 37th was a fine rejoiner. A few days later he gave a lecture at the Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club and featured the only game he lost in the New Zealand Championship against Leonard McLaren. See L McLaren vs D Sermek, 2003
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Correction to my last post. It was the Auckland Open not the New Zealand Championship.
Mar-29-04  AdrianP: <Benzol> Here you go... it pretty much all passes Fritz's beady eye.

D56: Queen's Gambit Declined: Lasker Defence 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 h6 6.Bh4 0–0 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.Bd3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 c5 10.dxc5 [ 10.0–0 a6 ( 10...b6 11.Re1 Bb7 12.Bg3 Ne4 13.Nxe4 Bxe4 14.Bd3 Nf6 15.Bxe4 Nxe4 16.Qd3 Nxg3 17.hxg3 Qd6 18.Rac1 Rac8 19.Red1 Rfd8 20.Rc2 cxd4 21.Rxc8 Rxc8 22.Qa6 Qc7 23.Nxd4 Rd8 24.f4 Bc5 25.Qa4 Janiesch,M-Kletzin,M/Winterberg 2002/CBM 88 ext/1–0 (56)) 11.a4 b6 12.Qe2 Bb7 13.Rfd1 Ne4 14.Nxe4 Bxe4 15.Bg3 Qc8 16.dxc5 Bxc5 17.Nd4 Nf6 18.Be5 Be7 19.Rac1 Qb7 20.f3 Bc6 21.Bxe6 Bxa4 22.Rc7 Bxd1 23.Qxd1 Qxc7 24.Bxc7 fxe6 Ostenstad,B-Grotnes,N/Kristiansand 1987/EXT 97/1–0 (34)] 10...Nxc5 11.Qxd8N
[11.0–0 a6 12.a4 Nfe4 13.Qxd8 Bxd8 14.Nxe4 Nxe4 15.Bxd8 Rxd8 16.Rfd1 Bd7 17.Rd4 Bc6 18.a5 Nf6 19.Rad1 Rxd4 20.Rxd4 Rc8 21.Kf1 Bxf3 22.gxf3 e5 23.Rh4 g5 24.Rxh6 Kg7 25.Rxf6 Kxf6 Sziraki,T-Lengyel,B/Hungary 1996/EXT 2000/0–1 (43)] 11...Rxd8 White cannot castle queen side 12.Ke2 Bd7 13.Ne5 g5 14.Bg3 Be8 15.f3 Covers e4 15...a6 Controls b5 16.a4 Rac8 17.a5 Ncd7 [ 17...Nh5 18.Rhd1=+] 18.Bd3 Nh5 19.Nxd7 Bxd7 20.Be5 Bf6 21.Bxf6 Nxf6 22.Rhd1 Bc6 23.Rd2 Nd5 24.Nxd5 Rxd5 25.Bc2 [ 25.e4 Rd4+=] 25...Bb5+ 26.Ke1 Rdc5 27.Be4 Rc1+ [ 27...f5!? 28.Bd3 Bxd3 29.Rxd3 Rb5=+] 28.Rxc1+= Rxc1+ 29.Rd1 Rxd1+ 30.Kxd1 Bc6 31.Bxc6 bxc6 32.Kd2 Kf8 33.Kd3 Ke7 34.Kd4 Kd6 35.b4 e5+ 36.Kc4 [ 36.Ke4!?+= must be considered] 36...f5 37.g4 e4 38.gxf5 exf3 39.Kd3 g4 40.e4 Ke5 41.Ke3 h5 ½–½

Mar-29-04  AdrianP: <Benzol> Out of 587 games played by Drazen with white in my database, 584 started with 1. e4 and 1 started with 1. d4... looks like you caught him out of his opening preparation early on!!

As Black, he sometimes plays 1. ...d5 in response to 1.d4 but pretty much invariably plays the Queen's Gambit Accepted.

Mar-29-04  AdrianP: Here's a very nice win by Drazen

D Sermek vs Zsofia Polgar, 1994

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  Benzol: <AdrianP> Thanks for the analysis and other game references mate. Looks like it must have been my lucky day when he opened 1.d4!
Jan-30-06  BIDMONFA: Drazen Sermek

SERMEK, Drazen

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  Benzol: Happy Birthday Drazen.
Dec-23-08  whiteshark: Player of the Day

... and I wonder why?

Dec-23-08  kramputz: <Dec-23-08 whiteshark: Player of the Day

... and I wonder why?>
,,,,,,,because he played this brilliant miniature; game #436 Drazen Sermek vs Susanto Megaranto ....

Have a happy


Dec-23-08  theodor: <kramputz: <Dec-23-08 whiteshark: Player of the Day ... and I wonder why?>
,,,,,,,because he played this brilliant miniature; game #436 Drazen Sermek vs Susanto Megaranto ....

Have a happy> christmas and new year. the game in question is 434.

Dec-23-08  kramputz: <Dec-23-08 kramputz: <Dec-23-08 whiteshark: Player of the Day ... and I wonder why?> ,,,,,,,because he played this brilliant miniature; game #436 Drazen Sermek vs Susanto Megaranto ....> I was refering to #428, the short draw in 6 moves, just to be funny
Jul-21-09  whiteshark: Sermek was Slovene champion in 1993 and 1998.
Sermek was a member of Slovenia Olympic team in 1994, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006.

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  Penguincw: Not his birthday, but player of the day.
Jan-30-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Drazen Sermek!!

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