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Dusan Popovic
Number of games in database: 231
Years covered: 2001 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2500 (2568 rapid, 2565 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2583

Overall record: +85 -43 =103 (59.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (51) 
    B30 B51 B48 B50 B25
 King's Indian Attack (16) 
 French Defense (12) 
    C05 C07 C03 C00 C04
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B12 B14 B10
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C65 C77 C60 C63 C91
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (45) 
    E92 E62 E70 E94 E97
 Sicilian (25) 
    B90 B52 B22 B55 B91
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B97 B95 B91 B93
 Philidor's Defense (10) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 A46 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Dusan Popovic vs B Zueger, 2006 1-0
   Leventic vs Dusan Popovic, 2007 1/2-1/2
   Dusan Popovic vs Predojevic, 2002 1/2-1/2
   C Rossen vs Dusan Popovic, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Najdorf Memorial Open A (2019)
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   European Championship (2012)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   GRENKE Chess Open (2017)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 33rd Roquetas de Mar Open
   Dusan Popovic vs D Dardha (Jan-06-22) 1/2-1/2
   Dusan Popovic vs B Csonka (Oct-10-21) 1/2-1/2
   Dusan Popovic vs L Livaic (Sep-15-21) 1/2-1/2
   Dusan Popovic vs M Markovic (Sep-13-21) 1-0
   M Ratkovic vs Dusan Popovic (Sep-11-21) 1-0

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(born Feb-28-1983, 39 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Serbia)

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Dusan Popovic became a GM in 2007. He won the international tournament in Bizovac, Croatia in 2008. He is also a FIDE Trainer (2015).

Last updated: 2017-02-28 04:40:02

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 272  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dusan Popovic vs A Walden-Jones 1-0272001EYCC B18B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
2. I N Bozkurt vs Dusan Popovic  0-1472001EYCC B18B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
3. Dusan Popovic vs J Werle  ½-½602001EYCC B18B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. Z Izoria vs Dusan Popovic  1-0442001EYCC B18E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
5. Dusan Popovic vs S Guliev  1-0382001EYCC B18B25 Sicilian, Closed
6. Lupulescu vs Dusan Popovic  1-0462001EYCC B18B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. Dusan Popovic vs A S Rasmussen 0-1272001EYCC B18B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
8. P Govciyan vs Dusan Popovic  0-1532001EYCC B18E70 King's Indian
9. Dusan Popovic vs Z Izoria  ½-½162001WYB18E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
10. Jobava vs Dusan Popovic  1-0412001WYB18E86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
11. Dusan Popovic vs B Tomic ½-½372001WYB18C05 French, Tarrasch
12. Ni Hua vs Dusan Popovic  ½-½422001WYB18B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Dusan Popovic vs D Schneider  ½-½252001WYB18C45 Scotch Game
14. M Paragua vs Dusan Popovic 1-0482001WYB18A48 King's Indian
15. I Buljovcic vs Dusan Popovic  0-1372001VII Sreiber MemB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. Dusan Popovic vs S Drazic  ½-½152001VII Sreiber MemB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
17. R Fontaine vs Dusan Popovic  ½-½462001VII Sreiber MemB54 Sicilian
18. B Badea vs Dusan Popovic  ½-½142001VII Sreiber MemA05 Reti Opening
19. Dusan Popovic vs Sedlak 0-1332001VII Sreiber MemB56 Sicilian
20. A Jakab vs Dusan Popovic  1-0362001VII Sreiber MemE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
21. Dusan Popovic vs B Andonov  1-0312001VII Sreiber MemB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
22. M Popchev vs Dusan Popovic  1-0532001VII Sreiber MemA45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Dusan Popovic vs Sanduleac  ½-½212001VII Sreiber MemB06 Robatsch
24. M Savic vs Dusan Popovic  1-0372001VII Sreiber MemB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. Dusan Popovic vs R Markus  ½-½132001VII Sreiber MemC41 Philidor Defense
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Apr-17-08  brankat: A sad story indeed. So far. Hopefully there will be a happy end to it.
Apr-17-08  Edwin Meyer: Maybe if we all donated some there will!
Apr-17-08  brankat: <Edwin Meyer> Very true. I'll try to squeeze $50 out of my tiny budget, this coming Monday.
Apr-17-08  Karpova: From the Serbian Chess Federation and the “Svi za Duleta” team members":

<The departure of this chess player, who is in top ten chess players in Serbia, to the European Championship, was unexpectedly canceled due to the cruel game of destiny, when both his kidneys stopped working in the middle of March. His health situation is also difficult because of his blood group O–, which is the reason why none of the family members could be the organ donators.

Yet, there is a solution: a transplantation from an unknown donator, which should be performed in Russia. For this operation, financial assets of 70,000 Euros need to be provided.

We ask you to be part of team which will enable Dušan successful continuation of life by making a payment to one of the following accounts:

Foreign currency account of Komercijalna Banka with codes: SWIFT code: KOBBRSBGNS
IBAN code: RS35205200122725837328

Serbian dinar (RSD) account of Komercijalna Banka
No : 205-1001525128000-14>

Apr-17-08  Goran: Brankat, thank you for helping.
For some reason, Chessbase revoked the article and Chessvibes did the same after raising certain suspicion. I have no second thoughts and already made a donation. Serbia Chess Federation says that people and clubs from Spain and Montenegro have responded on the same day and GM Svetozar Gligoric also supported the action. List of donations (and counter) will be posted on the website tomorrow or on Monday. I talked to Dusan briefly over the phone, he is filling better than last month when failure occurred and will remain in the hospital for at least another 10 days. He is grateful for the support received from international chess community.
Apr-17-08  Goran: Chessbase will publish the address after the review of EU legislature
Apr-18-08  brankat: <Goran> Thank You for the update Goran.

It is good to see the support our young GM is getting. More importantly, good news is Dusan is feeling better!

I'll stay tuned.

Btw, are You the same Goran from Chessville? :-) If so, You are doing a fine job there. Thank You.

Apr-18-08  ikipemiko: Good luck to Dusan!!
Hope he recovers well!

Chessbase are again a disgrace :(

Apr-18-08  cbpatzer: Thank you <Goran>! Keep us updated please. Did you talk to Dusan today? Is he in Serbia hospital or already in Russia?

Btw. very nice by GM Svetozar Gligoric, a true gentleman.

Apr-20-08  Goran: He will go to Russia after the funding is completed, hopefully June or July. There will be a series of weekend tournaments in Serbia where all entry fees are going to Dusan's fund, and our GMs are taking flyers to the European championship in Plovdiv.

Chess Federation will open a special page with updates. I hope Chessbase will be able to publish the appeal soon, Dusan was very active on Playchess and many people know him there.

Again thank you everyone for your support.

Apr-21-08  stanleys: If you could help GM Dusan Popovic,please do it!!!!!!!!!

Apr-24-08  Goran: Please note that Swift code has been modified. Hopefully, people from abroad won't be having problems with transfer anymore. See

Here is a list of weekend events from where all subscriptions and other donations will go to Dusan's fund:

Čačak (Preljina) - Rapid tournament - 28.04.2008. Sombor - 13th 13th Vojvodina Rapid Championship - 03.05.2008. Beograd, Studentski grad - The Best Blitz tournament - 10.05.2008. Niš - Blitz tournament - 13.05.2008.

Apr-25-08  Goran: GM Alexei Shirov donated to the fund and offered his help and contacts.
Aug-07-08  dumbgai: Apparently Magnus Carlsen will be playing a simul on ICC in order to raise funds for GM Popovic's treatment.

According to the news on ICC, six seats will be offered for a fixed fee of $500 which includes a package of other stuff (like subscription to NIC and the program Junior) and twelve will be put on auction.

Kudos to Carlsen for doing this as a friend and colleague. To my knowledge Magnus will not be receiving any of the money; all of it will go to the fund for GM Popovic's treatment.

Aug-10-08  myschkin: . . .
The simul will start online on Monday, August 11, 2pm U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (7pm in the U.K. (BST) and 8pm in Norway and central Europe (CET).
Nov-08-08  sallom89: how is he doing right now? I just heard about it :S
Nov-14-08  shortsight: Yeah, I just got to know about this too. Hope GM Dusan Popovic is doing fine. I could still remember that he used to frequent the playchess server.
Feb-28-09  Markovic Darko: srecan rodjendan
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  Tabanus: He's back. This must be him winning this tournament in August 2009:

Feb-27-10  Poisonpawns: Happy Birthday Dusan!!
Apr-25-10  Caissanist: From Chessdom: <After two years of waiting and hoping, GM Dušan Popović was finally subjected to kidney transplantation this Wednesday in Moscow, Serbia Chess Federation announced on its website. The surgery preparation lasted for almost three months, as Dušan flew to Moscow in late January this year.

Once again thanks to the international chess community and everyone who had helped collecting the funds necessary for the transplantation. The cause was supported by the World Chess Champion Vishy Anand, Alexei Shirov, former Women World Champion Susan Polgar, American radio personality Howard Stern, Internet Chess Club and Magnus Carlsen, among many other good people.

We wish him quick recovery and express return to chess arena.>

Nov-20-10  BIDMONFA: Dusan Popovic


Jul-21-11  wordfunph: Popovic wins First Science Park Amsterdam Chess Tournament

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  Troller: Popovic is currently playing in Politiken Cup in Elsinore. After 3/3 he is facing Erik Blomqvist in 4th round. Live games available from 13.00 CET on this site:
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Dusan Popovic for his performance at the Bosna Open. He scored 7/9 (+5,-0,=4) which was 3 wins, 4 draws and then 2 more wins. He finishes in a 5-way tie for 1st, but is 4th on tiebreaks.

Rated 2492 (now 2498 for June) he gained 16.3 points, as he re-enters the 2500 club.

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