IM Zdenko Krnic 1947-2010

NM GreenLaser
Jul 31, 2010, 12:00 AM |
6 | Opening Theory

The chess world has lost Zdenko Krnic, the editor-in-chief and director of Chess Informant. He died on July 23, 2010 a week after a motorcycle struck him in a crosswalk. Although he was an international master, he was best known for his work for Informant for some forty years. His best result as a player was clear second place in the 1980 Yugoslav Championship in Skender Vakuf. His score of 10.5/15 was only a half point behind Predrag Nikolic. The following year they both played in the same event in Borovo, but it had a stronger field and they did not do well. However, the game I selected to show is from that event. It is the win achieved by Krnic over the winner, Bozidar Ivanovic, who scored 12.5/19.
The opening was the Sicilian Defense. Krnic, playing the black pieces, used the Taimanov Variation. I have included main lines at move seven and a number of games in which Krnic played this system. The main game has additional notes.

 

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