Croatian Tennis Legend Ivan Ljubičić Plays Chess

#agadmator Ivan Ljubičić, born 19 March 1979) is a retired Croatian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world No. 3 singles ranking on May 1, 2006. His career highlights include reaching a Grand Slam semifinal at the 2006 French Open, and a ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the Indian Wells Masters in 2010 as well as 3 other finals, 2 of them coming in 2005 at Madrid and Paris, and the other at the Miami Masters in 2006.

Since retiring, Ljubičić has coached ATP top 3 players Milos Raonic and Roger Federer. He was credited with Federer’s improved backhand, especially evident on high shots, and tactical change of taking shots much earlier, taking more time, pace, and rhythm off his opponents at the same time making his overall game more offensive.

Read more here about Ljubičić here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Ljubi%C4%8Di%C4%87

Igor Rosior vs Ivan Ljubičić
Online Game on Chess.com (2018), 10min + 0
Van’t Kruijs Opening (A00)

1. e3 d5 2. d4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. h3 Bd6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. a3 Bd7 7. Bd2 O-O 8. Nb5 Be7 9. Ne5 Nxe5 10. dxe5 Ne8 11. f4 f6 12. Bc3 a6 13. Nd4 fxe5 14. fxe5 Bg5 15. Qe2 Bh6 16. O-O-O Qg5 17. Nf3 Qxe3+ 18. Qxe3 Bxe3+ 19. Kb1 c5 20. Bd2 Bxd2 21. Rxd2 c4 22. Rd4 Nc7 23. Rh4 b5 24. Ng5 h6 25. Nf3 a5 26. Nd4 b4 27. axb4 axb4 28. g4 Rf4 29. Ne2 Re4 30. Rh2 Rxe5 31. Nc1 Re1 32. Be2 b3 33. Rg2 Ra1+ 34. Kxa1 Rxc1#

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