Katarina Blagojević

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Katarina Blagojević (née Jovanović; 31 October 1943 — 15 November 2021), also known as Katarina Blagojević-Jovanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Катарина Благојевић-Јовановић) was a Serbian chess player. She held the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM, 1986). She shared 4th-5th place in the Women's World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament in 1964. She was born in Belgrade, Occupied Serbia, occupied Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Blagojević was a three-time winner of the Yugoslav Women's Chess Championship (1961, 1972, 1974). She won a team silver medal and bronze individual medal at the Women's Chess Olympiads in 1963 and 1966.[1][2]

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  1. "Meets and Performances". Sport in the USSR. No. 3–12, 95–106. Soviet Union magazine. 1971. p. 22. Women's world chess champion Nona Gaprindashvili from Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, won all 13 games at an international tournament in Yugoslavia whose entrants included such strong players as Nicolau of Rumania, Asenova of Bulgaria and the Jovanovic sisters of Yugoslavia.
  2. "Chess Life & Review". Vol. 26. United States Chess Federation. August 1971. p. 437. It is also interesting to note that in this tournament all three Jovanovic sisters took part and that, between their scores, there is but a small difference in points. The youngest sister, Gordana, threatens to crowd out her elder, Katarina. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)

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