Vladimir Vuković

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Vladimir Vuković
Born (1898-08-26)26 August 1898
Zagreb, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, (now Croatia)
Died 18 November 1975(1975-11-18) (aged 77)
Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croat

Vladimir Vuković (26 August 1898, Zagreb – 18 November 1975, Zagreb) was a Croatian Jewish[1][2] chess writer, theoretician, player, arbiter, and journalist.[3]

His tournament record includes the following achievements:[4]

He played for Yugoslavia on second board in the 1st Chess Olympiad at London 1927, posting a record of +7−6=2.[5]

Vuković edited the monthly chess magazine Šahovski Glasnik (Chess Journal), the official periodical of the Yugoslavian chess federation.[6] He is the author of The Art of Attack in Chess (Oxford-London 1963),[7] which is widely regarded as a classic of chess literature.[8][9][10] Other books he wrote include Razvoj šahovskih ideja [The development of chess ideas] (Zagreb 1928) and The Chess Sacrifice (London-New York 1968).

He also served as the vice-president of the Croatian Chess Federation.[11]

Vladimir Vuković was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1951 and International Arbiter (IA) in 1952.[3][12]

He died on November 18, 1975 in Zagreb and was buried at the Mirogoj Cemetery.[13]


  1. ^ Martin H. Greenberg (1987, pp. 210–214)
  2. ^ Fred Skolnik (1978, pp. 401–410)
  3. ^ a b Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 452, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6 
  4. ^ http://www.anders.thulin.name/SUBJECTS/CHESS/CTCIndex.pdf Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables, An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01
  5. ^ OlimpBase :: 1st Chess Olympiad, London 1927, information
  6. ^ Brace, Edward R. (1977), An Illustrated Dictionary of Chess, Hamlyn Publishing Group, p. 301, ISBN 1-55521-394-4 
  7. ^ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1857444000/ref=oss_product
  8. ^ The Art of Attack in Chess
  9. ^ Chessville - Reviews - Art of Attack in Chess
  10. ^ http://www.chesscafe.com/text/aac.txt
  11. ^ 95. obljetnica Hrvatskoga šahovskog saveza
  12. ^ Sunnucks, Anne (1970), The Encyclopaedia of Chess, St. Martin's Press, p. 522, LCCN 78106371 
  13. ^ (Croatian) Gradska groblja Zagreb: Vladimir Vuković, Mirogoj RKT-4-I-47


  • Greenberg, Martin H. (1987). Jewish Lists. New York City: Schocken Books. ISBN 978-080-523-711-5. 
  • Skolnik, Fred (1978). Encyclopedia Judaica. Volume 5. Jerusalem: Keter Publishing Company. ISBN 978-002-865-928-2. 

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