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49th Mijo Udovcic Memorial

The 49th Mijo Udovčić Memorial was organized by the Zagreb Chess Union on 2nd January. The round robin blitz tournament had 32 participants from Croatia, Slovenia and BIH. The prize fund was 2100 EUR.

GM Zoran Jovanovic narrowly edged IM Matej Sebenik to take a clear first place with 23 points. Standings bellow.

Mijo Udovčić (September 11, 1920 – September 8, 1984) was a Yugoslavian chess player, who became the first Croatian Grandmaster in 1962.

Udovčić was part of the Yugoslavian team who won silver medals behind USSR at the 16th Chess Olympiad held in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1964.

Udovčić also played for Yugoslavia in two European Team Championships, scoring 7/10 in Oberhausen in 1961 and 6/9 in Hamburg in 1965. Yugoslavia won silver medals behind USSR in both events.

Final standings:

1 GM Jovanović Zoran CRO 2556 – 23
2 IM Šebenik Matej SLO 2529 – 22.5
3 GM Šarić Ante CRO 2528 – 22
4 GM Brkić Ante CRO 2578 – 22
5 GM Stević Hrvoje CRO 2624 – 21
6 IM Lončar Robert CRO 2410 – 21
7 GM Palac Mladen CRO 2572 – 21
8 GM Mohr Georg SLO 2492 – 20.5
9 GM Kožul Zdenko CRO 2601 – 20.5
10 GM Zelčić Robert CRO 2558 – 20.5
11 GM Bosiočić Marin CRO 2580 – 20.5
12 GM Cvitan Ognjen CRO 2528 – 19.5
13 GM Janković Alojzije CRO 2568 – 18.5
14 GM Jovanić Ognjen CRO 2483 – 18.5
15 GM Kuljašević Davorin CRO 2569 – 17.5
16 GM Vukić Milan BIH 2411 – 16.5
17 IM Mrđa Milan CRO 2389 – 16.5
18 FM Đurović Goran CRO 2361 – 16
19 IM Dorić Darko CRO 2511 – 15.5
20 IM Rogulj Branko CRO 2390 – 15
21 GM Hulak Krunoslav CRO 2484 – 13.5
22 GM Martinović Saša CRO 2505 – 13.5
23 FM Krištović Marijan CRO 2269 – 12.5
24 NM Pavičić Željko CRO 2395 – 12.5
25 IM Hrešć Vladimir CRO 2399 – 11
26 FM Pandurević Miro CRO 2243 – 10
27 MK Mravunac Damir CRO 2211 – 10
28 MK Muslija Idris CRO 2228 – 9
29 IM Biti Ozren CRO 2406 – 6.5
30 MK Hrupački Milan CRO 2099 – 4.5
31 MK Vajić Hrvoje CRO 2071 – 3
32 MK Brajković Željko CRO 1969 – 2

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