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Ivan Šarić - chess player

Ivan Šarić and Valentina Golubenko at the World Youth Chess Championship in Vũng Tàu, Vietnam, 30 October 2008
Country Croatia
Born 17 August 1990
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2680 (November 2014)

Ivan Šarić (born 17 August 1990, in Split) is a Croatian chess Grandmaster. He first became known internationally by winning the 2007 Under-18 division at the European Youth Chess Championship. The following year he earned the grandmaster title and won the 2008 U18 World Youth Chess Championship.

He is a two-time Croatian Champion (2010 and 2014), and a member of the Croatian national team since 2009.

In 2011 he tied for 2nd-7th with Julio Granda, Aleksander Delchev, Maxim Turov, Pablo Almagro Llamas and Mihail Marin the 31st Villa de Benasque Open.

Šarić won the Tata Steel Challengers tournament in 2014, scoring 10/13, a point and half ahead of the second Baadur Jobava. As a result, he qualified for the 2015 Tata Steel Masters, where he finished in 12th place with 3.5/11.

His most notable result to date was defeating World Champion Magnus Carlsen in the 2014 Chess Olympiad, where Šarić finished with 7/11.

He has a Bachelor's degree in Informatics (Computer Science), from the University of Split, where he graduated in 2013, and he lives in Omiš, Croatia, with his wife and daughter.