Dragoljub Čirić

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Dragoljub Čirić
Dragoljub Čirić 1968.jpg
Full name Dragoljub Miladin Čirić
Country Yugoslavia
Born (1935-11-12)12 November 1935
Novi Sad, formerly Yugoslavia, now Serbia
Died 17 August 2014(2014-08-17) (aged 78)
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2276 (September 2009)[1]
Peak rating 2490 (July 1971)

Dragoljub Miladin Čirić (12 November 1935 – 17 August 2014) was a Serbian and former Yugoslavian chess Grandmaster.

Background[edit]

Čirić was born in Novi Sad in 1935. He gained the International Master title in 1961 and became a Grandmaster in 1965.[1]

Notable team results[edit]

Čirić played for Yugoslavia in the Olympiads of 1966 and 1968. His results were:

Čirić also played in the European Team Chess Championship twice, in 1961 and 1965. His results were as follows:

  • 2nd European Team Championship 1961 Oberhausen – Čirić scored 6½/9 on board 7, receiving an individual gold medal. Yugoslavia finished 2nd (behind USSR) receiving silver medals.[4]
  • 3rd European Team Championship 1965 Hamburg – Čirić scored 4/8 on board 9, receiving an individual silver medal. Yugoslavia again finished 2nd behind USSR for team silver.[5]

Notable individual results[edit]

Death[edit]

His death at the age of 78 was announced by the Belgrade Chess Federation on 17 August 2014.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIDE ratings card". Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "1966 Olympiad, Havana". Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  3. ^ "1968 Olympiad, Lugano". Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  4. ^ "1961 European Team Championship, Oberhausen". Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  5. ^ "1965 European Team Championship, Hamburg". Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  6. ^ "Sarajevo 1966". Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  7. ^ "Sarajevo 1968". Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  8. ^ "ИН МЕМОРИАМ". www.beochess.rs. Belgrade Chess Federation. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 

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