Vasja Pirc

1907 - 1980

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Vasja Pirc ( PEERTS; Slovene pronunciation: [ˈʋâːsja ˈpîːɾt͡s]) (December 19, 1907 – June 2, 1980) was a Yugoslav chess player. He is best known in competitive chess circles as a strong exponent of the hypermodern defense now generally known as the Pirc Defence. Pirc was champion of Yugoslavia five times: 1935, 1936, 1937, 1951, and 1953. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasja Pirc has received more than 67,596 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Vasja Pirc is the 115th most popular chess player (down from 106th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Slovenia (down from 68th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Slovene Chess Player.

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Among chess players, Vasja Pirc ranks 115 out of 461Before him are William Lombardy, Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant, Ljubomir Ljubojević, Ernst Falkbeer, Nicolas Rossolimo, and Sonja Graf. After him are Daniel Harrwitz, Jackson Showalter, Alexander McDonnell, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa, Edgard Colle, and Gedeon Barcza.

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Among people born in 1907, Vasja Pirc ranks 252Before him are Nikolai Gastello, Ragnar Nurkse, László Szollás, Kinue Hitomi, Sven Andersson, and Antonín Vodička. After him are Fritz Wotruba, Martín Marculeta, Ludwig Biermann, John McIntire, Ramón de la Fuente Leal, and Sigmund Ruud. Among people deceased in 1980, Vasja Pirc ranks 197Before him are Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff, Uttam Kumar, Petar Trifunović, Ben Sharpsteen, Charley Borah, and László Szollás. After him are Helmut Käutner, Gaetano Belloni, Héctor Socorro, Jim Fouché, Louis Daquin, and Haydée Santamaría.

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In Slovenia

Among people born in Slovenia, Vasja Pirc ranks 87 out of 340Before him are Miro Cerar (1963), Rihard Jakopič (1869), György Almásy (1867), Matjaž Kek (1961), Primož Roglič (1989), and Tina Maze (1983). After him are Andrej Bajuk (1943), Jure Franko (1962), Fran Levstik (1831), Mima Jaušovec (1956), Alenka Bratušek (1970), and Primož Ulaga (1962).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Slovenia

Among chess players born in Slovenia, Vasja Pirc ranks 2Before him are Milan Vidmar (1885). After him are Albin Planinc (1944).