Svetozar Gligorić, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Svetozar Gligorić

Serbian and Yugoslavian chess grandmaster

Date of Birth: 02-Feb-1923

Place of Birth: Belgrade, Belgrade District

Date of Death: 14-Aug-2012

Profession: writer, journalist, chess player, autobiographer

Nationality: Serbia

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Svetozar Gligorić

  • Svetozar Gligoric (Serbian Cyrillic: ???????? ????????, 2 February 1923 – 14 August 2012) was a Serbian and Yugoslav chess grandmaster.
  • He won the championship of Yugoslavia a record twelve times, and is considered the best player ever from Serbia.
  • In 1958, he was declared the best athlete of Yugoslavia. In the 1950s and 1960s, Gligoric was one of the top players in the world.
  • He was also among the world's most popular players, owing to his globe-trotting tournament schedule and a particularly engaging personality, reflected in the title of his autobiography, I Play Against Pieces (i.e., without hostility toward the opponent, and not differently against different players for "psychological" reasons; playing "the board and not the man").

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