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Vladimir Kovacevic
V Kovacevic 
Number of games in database: 846
Years covered: 1961 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2466
Highest rating achieved in database: 2514

Overall record: +293 -193 =360 (55.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (213) 
    D02 A46 A40 A45 D04
 Old Benoni (24) 
 English (19) 
    A15 A10 A13 A14 A16
 King's Indian (18) 
    E61 E60 E95 E66 E64
 Reti System (16) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A21 A22 A26 A27 A25
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (109) 
    C11 C03 C04 C02 C05
 Alekhine's Defense (48) 
    B05 B02 B03 B04
 Queen's Gambit Declined (42) 
    D38 D35 D31 D30 D37
 French (41) 
    C11 C13 C10 C00 C12
 French Tarrasch (38) 
    C04 C03 C05
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    D02 A46 E10 A45 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 0-1
   V Kovacevic vs Ree, 1980 1-0
   V Kovacevic vs S Martinovic, 1981 1-0
   V Kovacevic vs T O'Donnell, 1990 1-0
   Ermenkov vs V Kovacevic, 1990 0-1
   V Kovacevic vs R Byrne, 1980 1-0
   L Piasetski vs V Kovacevic, 1977 0-1
   V Kovacevic vs B Abramovic, 1984 1-0
   V Kovacevic vs Fressinet, 2000 1-0
   V Kovacevic vs P Nikolic, 1989 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Maribor (1980)
   Stara Pazova (1988)
   Hastings 1982/83 (1983)
   Zenica (1986)
   EUR-chT (Men) 8th (1983)
   Karlovac (1979)
   Croatian Championship (1995)
   Rovinj / Zagreb (1970)
   Yugoslav Championship (1979)
   21st World Seniors Championship (2011)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   GMA Baleares Open (1989)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Soltis - London by skybluesky
   Soltis - London by Chess4Him

   🏆 25th TCh-CRO Div 1a
   V Kovacevic vs H Stevic (Oct-13-16) 0-1
   M Mrdja vs V Kovacevic (Oct-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   V Kovacevic vs A Mindlin (Oct-14-12) 0-1
   N Sulava vs V Kovacevic (Sep-24-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-26-1942, 80 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Croatia)

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Vladimir (Vlatko or Vlado) Kovacevic was awarded the GM title in 1976. He has been 1st or 1st= in the following events; Sombor 1976, Virovitica 1976, Zagreb 1979, Maribor 1980, Tuzla 1981, Vinkovci 1982 and Zagreb 1986. He was also 2nd at Hastings 1982-83 and 2nd at Zenica 1986. He played on the Yugoslav Olympiad teams of 1982 and 1984.

Wikipedia article: Vlatko Kovačević

Last updated: 2017-02-05 10:36:29

 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 952  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Kovacevic vs A Shmit  0-1551961Junior International TournamentB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. A Tomson vs V Kovacevic  1-0351961Junior International TournamentB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. V Kovacevic vs U Vaskans  ½-½421961YUG-URSB41 Sicilian, Kan
4. O Pavlenko vs V Kovacevic  ½-½391961YUG-URSE70 King's Indian
5. A Shmit vs V Kovacevic  0-1431961YUG-URSB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. V Kovacevic vs D Minic  0-1661967Yugoslav ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. M Bertok vs V Kovacevic  ½-½341967Yugoslav ChampionshipE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
8. Ivkov vs V Kovacevic  ½-½101967Yugoslav ChampionshipA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
9. V Kovacevic vs A Matanovic  ½-½411967Yugoslav ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. V Kovacevic vs I Buljovcic  1-0411967Yugoslav ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. M Knezevic vs V Kovacevic  1-0321967Yugoslav ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
12. V Kovacevic vs R Bogdanovic  ½-½151967Yugoslav ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
13. V Kovacevic vs D Ciric  ½-½131967Yugoslav ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. V Kovacevic vs Matulovic  0-1371967Yugoslav ChampionshipD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
15. V Kovacevic vs E Bukic  ½-½101967Yugoslav ChampionshipA10 English
16. V Kovacevic vs V Sokolov  ½-½121967Yugoslav ChampionshipD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
17. M Vukic vs V Kovacevic  ½-½461967Yugoslav ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
18. Maric vs V Kovacevic  ½-½81967Yugoslav ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
19. Janosevic vs V Kovacevic  ½-½611967Yugoslav ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
20. A Bradvarevic vs V Kovacevic  ½-½411967Yugoslav ChampionshipC10 French
21. D Gliksman vs V Kovacevic  1-0671967Yugoslav ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
22. V Kovacevic vs Z Mestrovic  1-0451967Yugoslav ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Plachetka vs V Kovacevic  1-0521968WchT U26 15th fin-AA07 King's Indian Attack
24. V Kovacevic vs H Angantysson  ½-½301968WchT U26 15th fin-AA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
25. V Kovacevic vs P Ostojic ½-½401969YUGA10 English
 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 952  PGN Download
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Oct-21-05  Gnome: Silman, would you elaborate please. I assume you refer to his book "Win with the London System". My local chess dealer promises to have a copy in on Monday, but I am curious.
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  BishopBerkeley: <Gnome> I wonder if you are familiar with the excellent "Bookup" openings training software from ? If you are able to watch one of their interesting training videos, it is based on the London System:

If you are unable to view the video, you might check out some facts on the "London II" ebook by FM Charles Schulien :

Hope this is helpful!

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

P.S. While I applaud the well-designed software, I think that spending more than, say, 15% of ones "Chess time" on openings training is probably not a very good investment of time. What's nice about the Bookup software is that it enables you to spend such time as you wish to spend on openings training with near-optimal efficiency, in my opinion.

Oct-21-05  Gnome: Actually I prefer books, as I spend 50 hours a week in front of my office computer.

Oct-21-05  Gnome: Just one other thing. It seems that it here may be a mix-up between two Kovacevics: Vlatko and the much weaker Vladimir (actually there are three IMs and 2 GMs with the name Kovacevic).
Nov-09-05  sharpnova: that means five counts of suicide wouldn't fair very well in chess. maybe three that couldn't earn a title and 2 that couldn't even push a pawn.
Nov-14-05  notyetagm: Here is that London system book that <silman> was talking about:
Nov-14-05  Ivan23: <gnome> Vladimir Kovacevic is a same person as Vlatko Kovacevic and Vlado Kovacevic - those are just shorter variations of his name. There is a Croatian IM named BLAZimir Kovacevic, not VLADimir, and he is not related to Vladimir/Vlado/Vlatko Kovacevic.
Nov-14-05  notyetagm: <Ivan23> I figured as much since the GAMBIT book author Vlatko beat Fischer in 1970 and here is that game is referenced on Vladimir's page. I found it hard to believe that Fischer could lose to two different unknown Kovacevics.


Nov-15-05  Gnome: Try a search at and you will find that there in another Vladimir Kovacevic, 13 years younger and from Serbia, not Croatia. I doubt that Vlatko, in this case, is short for Vladimir.
Nov-15-05  Gnome: The review of the book at is interesting.
Mar-26-06  BIDMONFA: Vladimir Kovacevic


Sep-09-07  Monkey King: Acording to FIDE his current rating is 2504 not 2278.
Sep-09-07  Monkey King: The fide rating of Kovacevic, Vladimir(Serbia, born 1955) is 2278; however, these are different people so his rating should be changed to 2504.
Mar-01-08  jovack: Gnome, Vlatko is a Croatian name, where Vladimir is more commonly used by Serbs. The reason there are all these mix-ups is that it is uncommon for Serbs to carry a middle name.
Mar-26-08  brankat: Happy birthday Vladimir!
Apr-26-08  KarAkter: VLADO KOVACEVIC.Born 26.03.1942 in Dubrovnik!
Mar-26-09  WhiteRook48: I've been to this page before! Happy birthday!
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  technical draw: A master of the French Defense. Maybe I'll review his games and try it out again. (last time I tried the French I got clobbered (hello OD))
Dec-30-09  Red October: Hi <TD> I think the same thing happened in your Ruy Exchange Game :)
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  technical draw: <Hi <TD> I think the same thing happened in your Ruy Exchange Game :)>

Hmmm, there must be a pattern here but I can't quite figure it out. Maybe I should (gasp!) become a 1.d4 player.

Mar-26-10  wordfunph: GM Vlatko Kovacevic co-authored "Win with the London System" with Sverre Johnsen..

happy birthday Vlatko! hope you write a new book on London soon.

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  Penguincw: Happy 70th birthday POTD!
Mar-26-12  brankat: Happy Birthday Vlado!
Mar-26-15  Karposian: Happy Birthday mr. Kovacevic! The book you wrote with Sverre Johnsen about the London System is terrific. Definitely the greatest book ever written about the London.
Mar-26-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Vladimir Kovacevic.
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