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Franciszek Sulik
Number of games in database: 28
Years covered: 1935 to 1941
Overall record: +8 -12 =8 (42.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1908, died Jul-16-1997, 89 years old) Poland (federation/nationality Australia)

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He played at the reserve board in the 8th Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires 1939, where the Polish team (Tartakower, Najdorf, Frydman, Regedziński, Sulik) won the silver medal. In September 1939, when WWII broke out, he decided like many other players to stay in Argentina. Then, Sulik migrated to Australia, where he won seven times the South Australian Championship.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Najdorf vs F Sulik 1-0321935Warszawa ch-POLD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. H Max vs F Sulik  0-1531936Munich OlympiadC01 French, Exchange
3. F Sulik vs A A Candolin  0-1341936Munich OlympiadD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. E Zelinski vs F Sulik 0-1271936Munich OlympiadD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. T Regedzinski vs F Sulik  1-0641938LodzD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. F Sulik vs Tartakower  ½-½471938LodzD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. J Kolski vs F Sulik ½-½781938LodzD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. F Sulik vs I Appel  1-0451938LodzE15 Queen's Indian
9. P Frydman vs F Sulik  1-0431938LodzD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. F Sulik vs Stahlberg  0-1361938LodzD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. E Eliskases vs F Sulik  1-0281938LodzC10 French
12. Foltys vs F Sulik  ½-½391938LodzD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
13. F Sulik vs J A Seitz  ½-½581938LodzA44 Old Benoni Defense
14. E Gerstenfeld vs F Sulik  ½-½551938LodzA13 English
15. F Sulik vs Pirc  0-1571938LodzD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. L Steiner vs F Sulik  1-0711938LodzC10 French
17. F Sulik vs Vladimir Petrov  0-1521938LodzD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
18. Najdorf vs F Sulik  ½-½381938LodzC11 French
19. F Sulik vs Menchik  1-0381938LodzC14 French, Classical
20. E Reed Valenzuela vs F Sulik  1-0421939Buenos Aires ol (Men) f-AC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. A Gromer vs F Sulik  1-0201940Buenos AiresC48 Four Knights
22. F Sulik vs J Ojeda  1-0261940Buenos AiresD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. M Czerniak vs F Sulik  0-1641940Buenos Aires ARGD00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Graf-Stevenson vs F Sulik  0-1231941Mar del PlataD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. V Winz vs F Sulik  0-1411941Mar del PlataA06 Reti Opening
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Aug-21-06  Mibelz: Franciszek (Frank) Sulik lived, before WW II, in Lvov (Lviv, Lwów, Lemberg). He played at reserve board in the 8th Chess Olympiad at Buenos Aires 1939, where Polish team (Tartakower, Najdorf, Frydman, Regedziński, Sulik) won silver medal.

In September 1939, when the war was broke out, he had decided like many other players to stay in Argentina. Then, Sulik migrated to Australia, where he won seven times the South Australian Championship.

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  GrahamClayton: Sulik scored 7/13 at Buenos Aires in 1940, followed by 8/17 at Mar Del Plata in 1941. Sulik then left for England where he enlisted in the Polish Army. He would take part in the Allied advance through Italy.

Source: Anthony Wright "Australian Chess - 1949 to 1960", Melbourne 2004

Jul-23-10  ozmikey: Sulik was still playing in the Australian Championship in 1980, at age 73...and he made a quite reasonable score (+3=4-5).
May-15-11  SvetlanaBabe: I'll never forget his almost picket fence score in the 1976 South Australian Championship.I watched his last round game when he graciously drew quickly with his relieved opponent. He was obviously an IM strength player well into his senior years.
Sep-24-12  Antiochus: [Event "?"]
[Site "Buenos Aires"]
[Date "1940.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Sulik"]
[Black "Ojeda"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D46"]
[PlyCount "51"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. e3 c6 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. e4 dxe4 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. Bxe4 h6 11. Bc2 Qc7 12. Qd3 f5 13. c5 Be7 14. Qc4 Kh7 15. Re1 Nf6 16. Ne5 Nd5 17. Qe2 g6 18. Bd1 Bf6 19. a4 b6 20. Nxg6 Kxg6 21. Qh5+ Kg7 22. Bxh6+ Kg8 23. Ra3 f4 24. Re5 Bxe5 25. dxe5 Qh7 26. Qg5+ 1-0

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  GrahamClayton: South Australian champion in 1954, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973(=1st), 1974 (after playoff), 1976, 1977 and 1978.
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