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Juraj Nikolac
Number of games in database: 209
Years covered: 1951 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2434
Highest rating achieved in database: 2495

Overall record: +72 -78 =59 (48.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (12) 
 Reti System (12) 
    A04 A05 A06
 King's Indian (9) 
    E92 E73 E69 E94 E91
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A57 A56 A60 A61
 Queen's Indian (5) 
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B18 B13 B12 B10 B11
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C92 C87 C96 C60 C89
 Orthodox Defense (11) 
    D51 D52 D58
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C92 C87 C89 C96 C93
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    D02 A45 D00
 English (6) 
    A17 A14 A15 A13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Saric vs J Nikolac, 2001 0-1
   J Nikolac vs C Cuartas Bedoya, 1977 1/2-1/2
   A Planinc vs J Nikolac, 1975 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1977)
   Eerbeek (1978)
   Dortmund (1979)
   Maribor (1980)
   Hoogovens (1977)
   Pula Open (2001)
   Yugoslav Championship (1979)
   Hoogovens (1979)
   Amsterdam IBM (1978)
   Zadar Open (1997)

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(born Apr-22-1932, 90 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Croatia)

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Juraj Nikolac was awarded the GM title in 1979. He was 1st= at Vrnjacka Banja 1978 and 1st at Maribor 1987.


Wikipedia article: Juraj Nikolac

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 211  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Nikolac vs Gligoric  ½-½481951YUG-ch 7thE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
2. B Tot vs J Nikolac  0-1391951YUG-ch 7thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J Nikolac vs Janosevic  0-1371951YUG-ch 7thA03 Bird's Opening
4. D Andric vs J Nikolac  0-1431951YUG-ch 7thD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. M Longer vs J Nikolac  1-0381951YUG-ch 7thA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
6. J Nikolac vs B Milic  ½-½571953OpatijaB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
7. J Nikolac vs R G Wade  1-0351953OpatijaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. J H Donner vs J Nikolac  1-0281953OpatijaD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. J Nikolac vs A Preinfalk  1-0571953YUG-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
10. D Dimc vs J Nikolac  0-1561953YUG-chA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. J Nikolac vs Gligoric  ½-½491953YUG-chB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. B Milic vs J Nikolac  1-0371953YUG-chC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. M Romi vs J Nikolac  1-0431954Sirmione It.-Jugosl.A47 Queen's Indian
14. S Leban vs J Nikolac  1-0391965Novi SadB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
15. J Nikolac vs A Planinc  1-0281965YUG-ch 20thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. J Nikolac vs Gligoric  1-0781965YUG-ch 20thB25 Sicilian, Closed
17. Matulovic vs J Nikolac 1-0331965YUG-ch 20thC12 French, McCutcheon
18. J Nikolac vs M Bertok  1-0401969YugoslaviaA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
19. A Planinc vs J Nikolac 0-1261975Rovinj/ZagrebB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
20. J Nikolac vs Tringov ½-½411975Rovinj/ZagrebA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
21. J Nikolac vs Andersson  ½-½561975Rovinj/ZagrebE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
22. J Nikolac vs Ljubojevic 1-0481975Rovinj/ZagrebA60 Benoni Defense
23. Tseshkovsky vs J Nikolac  ½-½771975Rovinj/ZagrebC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. J Nikolac vs Matulovic  0-1591975Rovinj/ZagrebB08 Pirc, Classical
25. L Christiansen vs J Nikolac  1-0311976Hoogovens-BD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-22-07  wolfmaster: A GM with no kibitzes? Now, there's a rarity!
Apr-22-07  Deceptor: He still plays in team events at the age of 75.
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  TheAlchemist: He recently published a book named (translated) "Theory of Chess Combinations", somekind of his magnum opus, although sadly it was self-published, so very few volumes are available (sadly for me :-)). Apparently he also wrote monographs about Tarrasch and Philidor, the latter was published in France. He was a university physics professor until 1997. He is married with wIM Tanja Belamaric (T Belamaric) and he's the brother-in-law of a player from my chess club (Goran Belamaric).
Apr-22-08  BIDMONFA: Juraj Nikolac


Apr-22-08  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Nikolac!
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  whiteshark: Many happy returns GM Nikolac!

more games:

Apr-22-08  Pianoplayer: this guy is old!!! but happy b-day anyway
Apr-23-08  brankat: <Pianoplayer> Believe it or not:

-- GM A.Lilienthal is 21 years older, and still going "strong",

-- Smyslov 11 years older,

-- Gligoric 9 years older, and just a few months ago played on the first board in the old-timers team Match "USSR-Yugolsavia".

-- Korchnoi is 77 and still an active player :-)

I'm sure there are others, too.

You should hope that You'll enjoy such a long, interesting and productive life.

Apr-22-10  wordfunph: Happy 78th Birthday GM Nikolac!
Feb-20-11  Sonny Rollins: I have known him as a cautious and very friendly man. A real gentleman. He was member of our first team M√ľnchener SC 1836 and played there between oct 1984 - dec 1989 with Unzicker, Robatsch and later with Smejkal in the German Bundesliga. He left our club because of the beginning problems in his homecountry. I hope he is in good health.
Apr-22-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy 80th, GM Nikolac!


Dec-28-12  wordfunph: amusing story :)

<Dortmund 1979: On the day of the Nikolac-Bohmfeldt game, the round started an hour earlier than usual. A few minutes after the start of the round all players had turned up except for Bohmfeldt. After half an hour Nikolac started to look worried. A win by default would not count towards his norm, and the norm would be mathematically impossible if Bohmfeldt were automatically defaulted for being more than an hour late. Nikolac waited nervously outside the tournament hall, and when he spotted Bohmfeldt in the distance he practically dragged the astonished German into the tournament hall. He was just in time - five minutes more and it would have been too late. Nikolac won the game easily.>

Source: Secrets of Grandmaster Chess by John Nunn

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  perfidious: <wordfunph> See the kibitzes to J Nikolac vs Nunn, 1979 for a little background on Nikolac's run to the title at Dortmund.

By the way, I've noticed some other passages from Secrets of Grandmaster Chess you've posted. Did Nunn rewrite that book? The quote above is certainly not something from Peter Griffiths' account in the 1980s edition.

Dec-29-12  wordfunph: <perfidious> i think yes.

accounts taken from this book..

..and your source from the book co-authored with Peter Griffiths.

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