Remembering Gligoric
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 1:35PM
Dennis Monokroussos in Svetozar Gligoric

I hope there will be many tributes to the great Yugoslav/Serbian grandmaster Svetozar Gligoric, who passed away last week at age of 89. He was one among the world's very best players for at least a couple of decades, and one mark of his greatness is that Garry Kasparov included a mini-chapter to him in volume three of the My Great Predecessors series. The nicest tribute I've seen so far comes from Kiril Penušliski, a young man who grew up in the former Yugoslavia with Gligoric as his hero. (This is part one; I'll keep you posted as subsequent parts are published.) Two of Gligoric's best games (with his own notes) are presented, and they are worth replaying, but one also gets a good sense of just how loved the man was by his countrymen. It's worth a look!

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