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In 1271 Svetoslav Surinj beat the Venetian Doge, Peter II, in a chess match and won the right to rule the Dalmatian towns of Yugoslavia. A chessboard appears in the Croation coat of arms. The first Yugoslav championship was held in 1945, and won by Peter Trifunovic. In 1950, Yugoslavia issued its first chess stamp.