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Dragoslav Andric
Number of games in database: 136
Years covered: 1946 to 1981
Overall record: +32 -51 =53 (43.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6 games)
E77 King's Indian (6 games)
B55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack (3 games)
C43 Petrov, Modern Attack (3 games)
D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical (3 games)
E17 Queen's Indian (2 games)
D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense (2 games)
D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (2 games)
E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein) (2 games)
A08 King's Indian Attack (2 games)

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(born Nov-10-1923, died May-27-2005, 81 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)

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Yugoslav and Serbian writer, dramatist, lexicographer, author and chess player.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 136  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Djaja vs D Andric  ½-½301946YUG-ch Semifinal EastD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
2. D Andric vs Gligoric  0-1331946YUG-ch Semifinal EastE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
3. D Avirovic vs D Andric  0-1251946YUG-ch Semifinal EastC17 French, Winawer, Advance
4. B Simonovic vs D Andric  1-0381946YUG-ch Semifinal EastC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
5. Mihajlo Markovic vs D Andric  0-1361947First LeagueD97 Grunfeld, Russian
6. M Subaric vs D Andric  1-0231947YUG-ch Semifinal EastC17 French, Winawer, Advance
7. P Bidev vs D Andric  1-0511947YUG-ch Semifinal EastC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
8. D Andric vs A Bozic  0-1381947YUG-ch Semifinal EastE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
9. D Andric vs B Milic  1-0571948BelgradeD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. D Djaja vs D Andric  ½-½201948YUG-ch 4th 1948/49D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
11. A Bozic vs D Andric  ½-½241948YUG-ch 4th 1948/49C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. D Andric vs S Vukovic  ½-½231948YUG-ch 4th 1948/49E20 Nimzo-Indian
13. B Simonovic vs D Andric  ½-½211948YUG-ch 4th 1948/49C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. D Andric vs S Nedeljkovic  ½-½291948YUG-ch 4th 1948/49A95 Dutch, Stonewall
15. Gligoric vs D Andric  1-0591948YUG-ch 4th 1948/49D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. D Andric vs R Horvat  0-1541948YUG-ch 4th 1948/49E00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. D Andric vs D Djaja 1-0371949Belgrade-chE17 Queen's Indian
18. Udovcic vs D Andric  ½-½381949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49A08 King's Indian Attack
19. D Andric vs Pirc  0-1391949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49E77 King's Indian
20. Janosevic vs D Andric 1-0581949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49C78 Ruy Lopez
21. D Andric vs B Milic  1-0721949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49A94 Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3
22. M Subaric vs D Andric  0-1501949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49C53 Giuoco Piano
23. D Andric vs B Rabar  0-1261949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. P Trifunovic vs D Andric  ½-½351949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
25. D Andric vs Puc  0-1401949YUG-ch 4th 1948/49E70 King's Indian
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Jun-25-13  Prugno: It looks like this player (whose articles used to be published in several languages - in Italy they sometimes appeared in "L'Italia Scacchistica"), was much more than a mere chess master.

Here is a link from Wikipedia, hoping some of our Slav friends can help us with the translation:

I can't say I understand any Croatian, but he seems to have been a writer, translator, journalist, etc. In other words, a true intellectual. His date of death is reported as 2005.

It would be nice if some readers had personal recollections of Mr. Andric.

Jun-26-13  cro777: Dragoslav Andric is author of several books on chess. His highly popular primer "Chess - The Game of Millions" was one of my first chess books ("a master-piece for beginners" indeed).

A game of his, played at the Belgrade championship when he was still a student, right after he got the title of chess master, is included in Irving Chernev's anthology "The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played" in the Chapter "A Bolt from the Blue".

D Andric vs D Djaja, 1949

The long list of Andric's literary works, besides collections of his poetry, his essays and his humorous prose, includes his translations from English, French, German and Russian of about 130 books of poetry, fiction and plays, a rather rare case in any country.

More information at

Jun-26-13  Fiona Macleod: Any relation to Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andric?
Jun-26-13  cro777: No relation except the same last name. Dragoslav Andriæ (1923-2005) was born in Èaèak, Serbia. Ivo Andriæ (1892-1975) was born in Dolac kod Travnika, Bosnia.
Jun-26-13  brankat: <cro777> Hi. I just read Your message. I'm sorry, but I don't think I can help You with this. I feel a bit embarrassed, but I don't think I've ever even heard of Dragoslav Andric until now. I do know of Djaja though.

I'll read information You posted the link to, and I'll also try to find out more about this outstanding person.

Jun-26-13  cro777: <brankat> We should be thankful to our Italian chess friend <Prugno>. As he mentioned you might help with the translation. A summary (in English) of his biography would be nice.

Jun-27-13  brankat: <cro777> Thank You for the link above. Give me some 2-3 days, and I'll have the thing translated in English and post it here. Btw, I'd like to suggest that You open Your forum, since You are a Prem.member. Anyhow, please feel free to drop by at my "place" any time.
Jun-27-13  cro777: <brankat> Thanks. I'll be glad to. I have temporarily deactivated my forum. In principle, it is dedicated to discussions on chess theoretical problems.
Jun-27-13  cro777: This was my chess primer


This highly popular primer, qualified in Politika daily, the oldest daily in Balcan countries, as "a master-piece for beginners", has been published by four publishing houses in Belgrade (Serbia) and Zagreb (Croatia) in 13 editions.

Jun-27-13  cro777: Chess, The Game of Millions

605 million adults play chess regularly - a number comparable to regular users of Facebook. (In an official International Olympics Committee (IOC) submission a few years ago, FIDE cited the number of chess players worldwide to be 605 million).

Most surprising is the percentage of adults who actually currently play chess (either weekly, monthly or during the past year): 12% in the UK; 15% in the U.S. 23% in Germany; 43% in Russia.

Jun-27-13  cro777: Chess as a funy way to increase thinking skills.

These are 2 problems from the last section of Dragoslav Andric's primer "Chess, The Game of Millions".

Problem 1: Find a checkmate with zero moves.

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Problem 2: Checkmate with half a move.

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Jun-27-13  Fiona Macleod: Problem 1: turn the board around. Checkmate. Problem 2. Lift the knight up in the air.
Jun-28-13  brankat: <Fiona> Brilliant!
Jun-29-13  Fiona Macleod: Thanks. They were more like language puzzles.
Jun-29-13  cro777: "The very first chess book I had was by Andric. He was really an interesing person, spoke 12 different languages, worked in theatre, spent a decade teaching literature in the USA. It`s a shame he didn`t have more time for chess, considering the games like D Andric vs D Djaja, 1949 " (Igor Z., Belgrade, Serbia)
Jun-29-13  Fiona Macleod: "If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear."

Ivo Andric (born: October 9, 1892)

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Wesley So (born: October 9, 1993)

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