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Zvonimir Mestrovic
Number of games in database: 493
Years covered: 1963 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2254 (2283 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2430

Overall record: +54 -149 =93 (34.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 197 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Uncommon Opening (180) 
    A00 B00
 Sicilian (38) 
    B43 B22 B81 B32 B20
 French Defense (32) 
    C00 C01 C11 C15 C13
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    D01 A45 D00 A40
 French (21) 
    C00 C11 C13
 Pirc (14) 
    B07 B08
With the Black pieces:
 Uncommon Opening (31) 
    B00 A00
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C72 C75 C73 C74 C69
 Sicilian (21) 
    B61 B56 B92 B77 B89
 King's Indian (19) 
    E62 E84 E72 E79 E75
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A40 D02
 Reti System (12) 
    A04 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Z Mestrovic vs Polugaevsky, 1972 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1970/71 (1970)
   Slovenian Championship (2001)
   Sarajevo (1966)
   Zala Cup (1981)
   Sarajevo (1968)
   Sarajevo (1971)
   Sarajevo (1969)
   Zadar Open (1997)
   Yugoslav Championship (1967)
   Yugoslav Championship (1963)
   Lone Pine (1978)

   🏆 TCh-CRO Div 1b
   Z Mestrovic vs Milenko Jovanovic (Oct-11-14) 1/2-1/2
   Z Mestrovic vs Kurajica (May-30-14) 1/2-1/2
   Z Mestrovic vs N Grandelius (Jun-02-13) 0-1
   Z Mestrovic vs M Rusjan (Nov-30-12) 1-0
   Z Mestrovic vs S Orehek (Sep-24-12) 0-1

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(born Oct-17-1944, died Jun-15-2016, 71 years old) Yugoslavia

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He was an International Master.

Last updated: 2021-10-17 13:21:21

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 518  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ciric vs Z Mestrovic  1-0381963Yugoslav ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
2. Z Mestrovic vs Parma  0-1311963Yugoslav ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. M Bertok vs Z Mestrovic  1-0221963Yugoslav ChampionshipE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
4. Z Mestrovic vs Z Krzisnik  0-1281963Yugoslav ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
5. M Lutovac vs Z Mestrovic  1-0631963Yugoslav ChampionshipC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
6. Z Mestrovic vs S Nikolic  1-0421963Yugoslav ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
7. D Marovic vs Z Mestrovic  1-0311963Yugoslav ChampionshipD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. Z Mestrovic vs Janosevic  1-0261963Yugoslav ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
9. Matulovic vs Z Mestrovic  1-0361963Yugoslav ChampionshipC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
10. Z Mestrovic vs Pirc  1-0441963Yugoslav ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
11. A Bradvarevic vs Z Mestrovic 1-0261963Yugoslav ChampionshipC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
12. Z Mestrovic vs V Sokolov  ½-½231963Yugoslav ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
13. R Jovanic vs Z Mestrovic  ½-½311963Yugoslav ChampionshipD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. Z Mestrovic vs P Trifunovic  0-1281963Yugoslav ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
15. Damjanovic vs Z Mestrovic  0-1411963Yugoslav ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
16. Z Mestrovic vs L Masic  0-1411963Yugoslav ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
17. I Gojak vs Z Mestrovic  ½-½311963Yugoslav ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
18. Z Mestrovic vs Velimirovic  0-1541963Yugoslav ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Ivkov vs Z Mestrovic 1-0451963Yugoslav ChampionshipA21 English
20. Udovcic vs Z Mestrovic  ½-½311963Yugoslav ChampionshipD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. Z Mestrovic vs Bukic  1-0521963Yugoslav ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. Ciric vs Z Mestrovic 1-0271965SarajevoC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. Z Mestrovic vs Polugaevsky ½-½381965SarajevoB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
24. Tringov vs Z Mestrovic 1-0521965SarajevoA07 King's Indian Attack
25. Matulovic vs Z Mestrovic 1-0351965SarajevoC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 518  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  nasmichael: What is some of Mestrovic's history?
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  TheAlchemist: <nasmichael> According to the Slovenian Chess Federation ( he was born on October 17, 1944, is an IM, his current Elo rating is 2372 and he currently plays for Triglav Krsko in Slovenia. I know he is a great blitz player and that he has championed 1.Nc3 as White and 1.e4 Nc6 as Black, with some success as well.

His last great tournament result I know of was in Nova Gorica 2003, when he finished joint first, but got only fourth prize. There he lost the first two games, but then won 6 games in a row. In the last round, he had White against eventual winner Pavasovic, but offered (or accepted) a quick draw. He (obviously) preferred to secure fourth place than risk slipping back too far.

Jan-02-09  M.D. Wilson: I know someone with this surname. Is Mestrovic a common surname?
Feb-07-09  M.D. Wilson: He was fond of 1. Nc3. Very interesting.
Nov-28-09  KOCMOHAYT: <M.D. Wilson> Yes surname is quite often among Croats. exists also among Serbs.
Nov-28-09  vsadek: <M.D. Wilson> The Mestroviæ surname that sounds familiar to you is probably Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštroviæ. Here is the Wiki article about him:

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