Svetozar Gligorić (1923-2012)

Edward Winter




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III° torneo internazionale di scacchi Venezia 1949 by H. Müller (Venice, 1950), opposite page 136

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Dubrovnik Olympiad, 1950, from Velemajstor Gligorić by V. Čiček and B. Ivkov (Osijek, 1973)

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Playing Reshevsky at the Dubrovnik Olympiad, 1950, Chess Review, November 1950, page 331

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Front cover inscribed by Gligorić

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Wereldschaaktoernooi Amsterdam 1950 by M. Euwe and L. Prins (Lochem, 1951), opposite page 33

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Velemajstor Gligorić by V. Čiček and B. Ivkov (Osijek, 1973)

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1953 Candidates’ tournament in Neuhausen and Zurich (original photograph in our collection)

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Schach-Elite im Kampf (Zurich, 1954)

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Chess Review, November 1958, page 323

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Chess Review, December 1959, page 373

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Kandidatenturnier für Schachweltmeisterschaft by S. Gligorić and V. Ragozin, page 41 (Belgrade, 1960)

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XIV. Schach-Olympiade Leipzig 1960, page 64

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XIV. Schach-Olympiade Leipzig 1960, page 123

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Chess Review, January 1964, page 17

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First Piatigorsky Cup (published in Los Angeles, 1965), page ix.

We own a number of books in which Svetozar Gligorić kindly wrote lengthy (personal) inscriptions. One example:

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In his final e-mail message to us, dated 22 May 2012, he mentioned that he was particularly busy and that, as a writer of music and lyrics, he was hurrying to publish his second album in July.




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From Michael Nolan (Troy, MI, USA):

‘The above photograph bears witness to my memory of Svetozar Gligorić. (I am seated on the far left. He has just made his move on my board, and I am recording it.) The simultaneous exhibition took place in Livonia, MI on 28 March 1971. I was very fortunate to win my game, and what I most remember from that day was not the victory but rather that his resignation, his congratulations and his offer to sign my score-sheet were as gracious as can be imagined. He was a true gentleman.’



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