by GM Alex Baburin

Today Serbian GM Svetozar Gligoric celebrates his 85th birthday. In the 1950s and 1960s Gligoric was one of the world’s leading chess players. He won the Yugoslav championship 12 times. Gligoric made a considerable contribution to opening theory, in particular in the King’s Indian Defence and the Nimzo-Indian Defence. Gligoric wrote several books – the best known of them is I play Against Pieces. He also served as an arbiter at some high profile chess events.

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