Ljubomir Ljubojević

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Ljubomir Ljubojević
Ljubojević in 2010
Full nameЉубомир Љубојевић
CountryYugoslavia → Serbia
Born (1950-11-02) 2 November 1950 (age 72)
Titovo Užice, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
TitleGrandmaster (1971)
FIDE rating2571 (June 2023)
Peak rating2645 (January 1983)

Ljubomir Ljubojević (Serbian Cyrillic: Љубомир Љубојевић; born November 2, 1950) is a Serbian chess grandmaster. He won the Yugoslav Chess Championship in 1977 (tied) and 1982.

Life and career[edit]

Ljubojević was born on 2 November 1950 in Titovo Užice, Yugoslavia (now Užice, Serbia).[1] He was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1970 and the Grandmaster (GM) title in 1971.[1] Ljubojević 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,[2] 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).[3]

Ljubojević tied for first place with Robert Hübner at Linares 1985.[4] He has defeated almost every top grandmaster active during his career, including world champions Garry Kasparov,[5] Anatoly Karpov,[6][7][8] and Viswanathan Anand.[9]

Tournament victories[edit]

Notable games[edit]


  1. ^ a b Gaige, Jeremy (1987). Chess Personalia: A Bioblibliography. McFarland. p. 253.
  2. ^ "All Time Rankings". Archived from the original on 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2007-06-07.
  3. ^ OlimpBase Men's Chess Olympiads Ljubomir Ljubojević. Olimpbase.org. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.
  4. ^ Linares 1985. Chessgames.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.
  5. ^ Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Garry Kasparov (1987). Chessgames.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.
  6. ^ Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Anatoli Karpov (1982). Chessgames.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.
  7. ^ Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Anatoli Karpov (1986). Chessgames.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.
  8. ^ Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Anatoli Karpov (1991) Chessgames.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.
  9. ^ Viswanathan Anand vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic Anatoli Karpov (Blindfold, 2001). Chessgames.com. Retrieved on 2014-02-28.
  10. ^ Reggio Emilia 1985–86. Ippogrifoscacchi.it. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.
  11. ^ Reggio Emilia 1990–91. Ippogrifoscacchi.it. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.

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