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Robert Gruchacz
Number of games in database: 30
Years covered: 1970 to 1987
Last FIDE rating: 2335

Overall record: +5 -15 =10 (33.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B20 B41 B82 B56 B77
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C69 C60
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (6) 
    B40 B33 B98 B39
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   E Schiller vs R Gruchacz, 1986 1/2-1/2

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   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1978)

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(born Nov-30-1953, died Mar-07-2006, 52 years old) United States of America

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IM (1980) Gruchacz won the state of New Jersey championship in 1970 and 1971.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Gruchacz vs E Schiller ½-½371970New York Junior ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
2. R Gruchacz vs S Sloan  0-1261970Eastern Amateur ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
3. M Diesen vs R Gruchacz  0-132197273rd US OpenB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. R Gruchacz vs P Biyiasas  1-0451976Lone PineC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
5. Najdorf vs R Gruchacz  1-0431976Lone PineA08 King's Indian Attack
6. K Rogoff vs R Gruchacz 1-0411976Lone PineA13 English
7. R Gruchacz vs C N Barnes  1-0921976Lone PineB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
8. J L Watson vs R Gruchacz  1-0451976Lone PineA22 English
9. R Gruchacz vs M Sisniega  0-1651976Lone PineB56 Sicilian
10. D Fritzinger vs R Gruchacz  ½-½341976Lone PineB40 Sicilian
11. V Zaltsman vs R Gruchacz  1-0471978Lone PineA30 English, Symmetrical
12. R Gruchacz vs Lombardy  1-0441978Lone PineC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
13. H Westerinen vs R Gruchacz  1-0481978Lone PineB40 Sicilian
14. R Gruchacz vs Z Mestrovic  0-1421978Lone PineB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
15. S Odendahl vs R Gruchacz  1-0301978Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
16. G Garcia vs R Gruchacz 0-1341978Lone PineB33 Sicilian
17. R Gruchacz vs W Morris  0-1401978Lone PineC26 Vienna
18. R Gruchacz vs Fedorowicz  ½-½101978Lone PineB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
19. R C Balinas vs R Gruchacz  ½-½161978Lone PineB33 Sicilian
20. E Schiller vs R Gruchacz  ½-½171979HuntingtonE12 Queen's Indian
21. R Gruchacz vs Joel Benjamin  ½-½441979New York MarshallC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
22. R Gruchacz vs Miles 0-1481980USAB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
23. R Gruchacz vs Joel Benjamin 0-1341980Philidor InternationalB02 Alekhine's Defense
24. Alburt vs R Gruchacz  ½-½601980NYC InvitationalB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
25. R Gruchacz vs L Shamkovich  ½-½341980NYC InvitationalB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-15-06  Caissanist: IM Robert Gruchacz has died. Here is the obituary from the Chicago Tribune:

Robert S. Gruchacz of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away March 7, 2006. Bob was born in Newark, New Jersey on November 30, 1953. He is survived by his wife, Jean, and mother, Nola. Bob was a graduate of St. Peter's Prep and also Columbia University. After college, he played chess in Europe for five years. He was an International Master in Chess. In 1981 he moved to Chicago and traded on the Chicago Options Exchange until 1999. Bob was full of life and loved by all.

Aug-15-06  belgradegambit: Robert Gruchacz along with Salvatore Matera, Gary Klein, and Julius Loftson were Columbia's championship team at the Pan-American Intercollegiate in 1971. Gruch was a classmate of mine at Columbia. We had a dorm chess championship (Carmen) and I played Gruch in the last round for the championship and lost badly. My favorite remembrance of him was at a tournament in New York. He was playing an ending with N + pawns versus N + pawns in a closed position. I gave him a look like "why are you playing on in a drawn position?" Later I saw his winning plan. After an inaccuracy by his oppponent, he shrewdly sacrificed his knight for 2 pawns and won.
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  GrahamClayton: 1970 and 1971 New Jersey state champion, and =1st Illinois Open Champion in 1985.
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