Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Borislav Ivkov

 The first World Junior Champion, Borislav Ivkov has passed away at the age of 88. He won the title in 1951, which also signalled the start of a successful career. He qualified for the Candidates Matches in 1964 (losing to Larsen in the 1st round), and represented Yugoslavia in the Chess Olympiad 12 times. He also had the distinction of beating 5 World Champions (including Fischer) and being Yugoslavian Champion 3 times.


Ivkov,Borislav - Penrose,Jonathan [D15]
Wch U20 final-A Copenhagen (6), 1953

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