Bojan Kurajica

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Bojan Kurajica
Bojan Kurajica 1977.jpg
Kurajica (Hoogovens, 1977)
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Born (1947-11-15) November 15, 1947 (age 69)
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2525 (June 2017)
Peak rating 2595 (July 1995)

Bojan Kurajica (born 15 November 1947 in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian chess grandmaster (GM).

Kurajica grew up in Split.[1] He earned the International Master (IM) title in 1965 by winning the World Junior Championship. He moved to Zagreb in 1966 to study Italian and English at the Faculty of Philosophy, graduating in 1972.[1]

Kurajica was awarded the GM title in 1974. He played chess in Zagreb until 1979, when he relocated to Sarajevo in order to play for ŠK Bosna.[1] He played for Yugoslavia in Chess Olympiads at Valletta 1980 (won team bronze medal) and Thessaloniki 1984. One of his notable tournament successes was joint 3rd/4th place at the 1976 Wijk aan Zee.[1]

After the collapse of Yugoslavia, he represented Bosnia and Herzegovina eight times between 1992 and 2006 (won team silver medal at Moscow 1994).[2]

In December 2005 Kurajica won the 13th Salona Tournament in Solin.[3] In the same year he was awarded the title of FIDE Trainer.[4] As of 2006, he shared his residence between Sarajevo and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.[1]

On the September 2016 FIDE list his Elo rating is 2529.


  1. ^ a b c d e Kalanj, Mirko (28 October 2006). "Povratak šahovskim korijenima" (PDF). Vjesnik (in Croatian). Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  2. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Bojan Kurajica". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (19 December 2005). "TWIC 580: 13th Salona Tournament". London Chess Center. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Arbiters - Trainers: Bojan Kurajica". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 

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