5th Yugoslav Team Chess Championship: Zagreb 1950

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Basic data

5th Yugoslav Team Chess Championship
(see all-time tournament summary)
Dates: 13th - 17th November 1950
City: Zagreb, Croatian SR, Yugoslavia
Tournament Director:
Chief Arbiter: Vladimir Vuković
Teams participating: 8
Top six from 1949 Yugoslav league
Top two from 1950 qualification tournament
Players participating: 78 (incl. 1 GM, 3 IMs, 21 masters, 17 candidates, 26 cat.I, 10 cat.II, 2 cat.III)
Games played: 228
Competition format: Eight board round robin.
Bottom two were relegated from the league.
Final order decided by: Game points
Time control: 40 moves in 120 minuts, then every next 20 moves in 60 minutes
Downloadable game file: 50yugoslavia.zip

Tournament review

It was played in the hall of the Croatian Craftsmen House in Zagreb. Current champions Partizan came without Gligorić (who was in Amsterdam), Trifunović (joined them before the league), Marković (transferred to BUŠK) and Šiška, and could not defend the title. The team of Belgrade University Chess Club Milan Vidmar was celebrating. They showed good level of home analysis won most of the adjourned games. Their defeat in the last round came as a result of securing first place. Mladost surprised in second place, while Partizan took third and Krim came fourth. Fifth and sixth, Belgrade ŠK and Novi SadŠK will have to play in the qualifiers, while the last two teams, Zagreb and Borac, were relegated.

Best board results

1st Board
bd name flag code pts gms %
1. IM Vidmar, Milan jr Yugoslavia KRLJ 4 6 66.7
2. IM Puc, Stojan Yugoslavia KRLJ 4 6 66.7
3. Šubarić, Mladen Yugoslavia DINZ 6 58.3
4. Vuković, Sava Yugoslavia CZBE 5 7 71.4
5. Đurašević, Božidar Yugoslavia MTLB 5 7 71.4
6. Smederevac, Petar Yugoslavia CZBE 6 7 85.7
7. Licul, Ferdo Yugoslavia DINZ 4 6 66.7
8. Miholić, Vladimir Yugoslavia MLAZ 7 92.9