Andrija Fuderer (1931-2011)
Andrija Fuderer 1931-2011
Mark Crowther - Tuesday 11th October 2011
The death of the talented attacking player IM Andrija Fuderer of Yugoslavia has been announced. His playing career was in the 1950s.
IM Andrija Fuderer was born May 13th 1931 in Subotica, Yugoslavia, died Palamos, Spain 2nd October 2011. IM title 1952. Honarary GM 1990.
Andrija Fuderer was considered one of the most talented Yugoslav players of his generation with a style similar to that of Mikhail Tal. His results never quite lived up to this promise with his best tournament result being 3rd= behind Keres and Smyslov at Hastings 1954-5 and his 3-1 victory over David Bronstein in USSR vs Yugoslavia match 1957. He played three Olympiads Helsinki 1952 (70%), Amsterdam 1954 (71%) and Munich 1958 (77%).
He played the Goteborg Interzonal in 1955 and finished 14th equal and this failure seems to have prompted his decision to concentrate on a career in Chemical Engineering.
Of German ancestry he and his family left Yugoslavia some to the US, he settled in Belgium. He also lived in Italy and Spain in later years.
Royal Chess Circle Deurne publishes a letter from Fuderer's son at: http://www.skdeurne.be/Nieuws/Fuderer.php detailing his life.