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. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2007. Retrieved July 4, 2007.  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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