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Ljubomir Ljubojević : biography

2 November 1950 -

Ljubomir Ljubojević (Serbian Cyrillic: Љубомир Љубојевић) is a Grandmaster of chess. He was born on 2 November 1950 in Titovo Užice, Yugoslavia (now Užice, Serbia). Ljubojević was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1970 and the GM title in 1971. He was Yugoslav champion in 1977 (jointly) and 1982. He won the 1974 Canadian Open Chess Championship. In 1983 he was ranked third in the Elo rating list, but he never succeeded in reaching the Candidates Tournament stage of the World Championship.

He played for Yugoslavia in twelve Chess Olympiads, nine times on top board, with an overall result of 63.5% (+66 −22 =75). He won an individual gold medal on third board at Skopje 1972 and three bronze medals (one individual and two team).. Olimpbase.org. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.

Ljubojević tied for first place with Robert Hübner at Linares 1985.. Chessgames.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-07. He has defeated almost every top Grandmaster active during his career, including world champions Garry Kasparov. Chessgames.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-07. and Anatoly Karpov.. Chessgames.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.. Chessgames.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.. Chessgames.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-07. He plays for Serbia, but is currently living in Spain.

Tournament victories

  • Palma de Majorca 1971
  • Las Palmas 1975
  • Manila 1975
  • Wijk aan Zee 1976
  • São Paulo 1979
  • Buenos Aires 1979
  • Linares 1985
  • Reggio Emilia 1985–86. Ippogrifoscacchi.it. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.
  • Belgrade 1987
  • Brussels 1987
  • Barcelona 1989
  • Reggio Emilia 1990–91. Ippogrifoscacchi.it. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.

Notable games

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