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Slim Bouaziz
Number of games in database: 205
Years covered: 1966 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2260 (2323 rapid, 2272 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420

Overall record: +35 -90 =79 (36.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B97 B56 B87 B83 B84
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C78 C77 C99 C96 C90
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B97 B90 B92 B91
 Sicilian Scheveningen (6) 
    B83 B84 B82
 King's Indian (6) 
    E77 E97 E62 E67 E90
 French Defense (6) 
    C01 C10 C03 C05 C19
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (26) 
    E92 E63 E80 E99 E87
 Sicilian (17) 
    B92 B93 B87 B90 B96
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B92 B93 B90 B96
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A30 A35 A39 A34
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B10 B12 B14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Bouaziz vs V Tukmakov, 1982 1/2-1/2
   S Bouaziz vs Tarjan, 1979 1-0
   S Bouaziz vs F Trois, 1979 1-0
   Browne vs S Bouaziz, 1982 0-1
   Tal vs S Bouaziz, 1979 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Riga Interzonal (1979)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

   🏆 Sunway Sitges Open
   S Bouaziz vs S Matsenko (Dec-14-15) 0-1

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(born Apr-16-1950, 68 years old) Tunisia

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Slim Bouaziz was awarded the IM title in 1975 and the GM title in 1993. He was Arab champion in 1986 and 1991. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer and an International Organizer.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 205  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Bouaziz vs G Stefanov  ½-½371966Orebro Stud olm prelim5B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
2. N Spiridonov vs S Bouaziz  1-0261966Orebro Stud olm prelim5A05 Reti Opening
3. S Bouaziz vs Kolbak  0-1341966Orebro Stud olm prelim5B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
4. B Brinck-Claussen vs S Bouaziz 0-1421966Orebro Stud olm prelim5A30 English, Symmetrical
5. R Wostyn vs S Bouaziz  ½-½271966Orebro Stud olm prelim5C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
6. S Bouaziz vs R Verstraeten  1-0411966Orebro Stud olm prelim5A43 Old Benoni
7. D Rivera vs S Bouaziz 1-0441966Orebro Stud olm fBB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. S Bouaziz vs R Verstraeten  ½-½311966Orebro Stud olm fBE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. S Bouaziz vs H J Illi  ½-½381966Orebro Stud olm fBC71 Ruy Lopez
10. S Bouaziz vs G Lebredo  ½-½461966Orebro Stud olm fBB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. D Levy vs S Bouaziz  1-0431966Orebro Stud olm fBC44 King's Pawn Game
12. P Hohler vs S Bouaziz  ½-½281966Orebro Stud olm fBB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. S Bouaziz vs J R R Cordoba  1-0431966Orebro Stud olm fBA43 Old Benoni
14. P Jamieson vs S Bouaziz  1-0481966Orebro Stud olm fBD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. S Bouaziz vs J Thor  1-0381966Orebro Stud olm fBC70 Ruy Lopez
16. E Whiteside vs S Bouaziz  0-1461966Orebro Stud olm fBE73 King's Indian
17. S Bouaziz vs T Bjornsson  ½-½411966Orebro Stud olm fBA07 King's Indian Attack
18. S Bouaziz vs H MacGrillen  1-0411966Orebro Stud olm fBE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. F Nordstrom vs S Bouaziz  1-0481966Orebro Stud olm fBE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
20. S Bouaziz vs Ivkov 0-1221967Sousse InterzonalB06 Robatsch
21. A Matanovic vs S Bouaziz  ½-½481967Sousse InterzonalB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. S Bouaziz vs Matulovic  0-1411967Sousse InterzonalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. I Bilek vs S Bouaziz  1-0571967Sousse InterzonalA07 King's Indian Attack
24. S Bouaziz vs L Barczay  0-1351967Sousse InterzonalB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
25. Portisch vs S Bouaziz  1-0411967Sousse InterzonalE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 205  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-28-05  who: He didn't get along well with Muchas and Laurent Large.
Sep-25-06  sneaky pete: On the other hand, we Dutchies know he isn't Dom.
Jun-11-08  Xeroxx: Will the real Slim Bouaziz please stand up.
Oct-26-08  rjfsworstnightmare: According to the FIDE page, He's an IGM @ 2338...
Nov-29-08  ILikeFruits: they call him...
the slim faze...
Mar-02-09  sallom89: <Xeroxx: Will the real Slim Bouaziz please stand up.>


May-16-09  myschkin: . . .




Oct-17-09  waustad: <nightmare>He is almost 60. It gets harder as one ages. Look at Karpov's game now compared to 30 years ago.
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  wordfunph: Bouaziz's handle in ICC is Gentelman..

happy 60th birthday Slim!

Nov-25-11  alshatranji: Interesting spelling of the name. It makes it sound Anglo-American. A spelling more accurate to the Arabic pronunciation would be something like Saleem, Seleem, or, especially in North Africa, Sleem.
Jun-25-12  Abdel Irada: <A Tunisian named "Slim"?>

Not to rain on the pun parade, but Mr. Bouaziz's sobriquet as shown on this page is likely the result of confounding romanization.

When Maghribi (North African) Arabic is transliterated into the Latin alphabet, short vowels are often omitted, and the phonetic system used is French (thanks to the colonial history) rather than English. Therefore, Bouaziz's first name is almost certainly really Salim (which we sometimes write as Saleem), and means "peaceful."

Jun-25-12  kasputine: Bouaziz first name is "Salim" which means "healthy, in good shape", however Tunisians pronounce it "Slim" and transcribe it that way also with latin letters.
Jun-25-12  Abdel Irada: <kasputine>: You are essentially correct: The Tunisian pronunciation would be phonetically represented in English as "Sleem." However, the meaning is "peaceful," as shown on this page ( among others.
Jun-25-12  King Death: His play doesn't look too peaceful though! There's a lot of fight in his games.
Jun-25-12  Abdel Irada: Except for the odd 10-move draw. :-D
Jun-25-12  kasputine: <Abdel Irada>
The meaning provided in the website above is not correct. "Salim" or "Saleem" means "healthy", they're probably confusing it with "Salam" which means "peace". I know what I'm talking about, arabic is my native language :)
Jun-25-12  kasputine: Both tunisian GMs are Slim :))
The other one being Slim Belkhodja
Jun-26-12  Abdel Irada: <kasputine>: Kalima li-'l-hakim:

I also know a bit of Arabic, and "salim/saleem" does indeed mean "peaceful." The putative "confusion" with "salaam" is actually a real etymological relationship, since "salim" is the adjectival form of "salaam."

Now, it is quite possible that "salim" has a secondary definition corresponding to your interpretation. Arabic is a rich language -- at least as much so as English -- and it is hardly uncommon for words to have multiple meanings. It is therefore not implausible that we are both right.

Jun-26-12  kasputine: The word for "peaceful" in arabic is "silmi" or "musalim" derived from the nouns "silm" or "salam".

I definitely assure you that "salim" does not mean "peaceful".

Check it out:

Jun-27-12  Abdel Irada: <kasputine>: Mea culpa. I have been mistaken all this time.

I couldn't get the page from the link you supplied to work with my browser, but I did look up the name on Wikipedia, which shows it as meaning "safe," from the verbal root "salima": "to be safe."

I am now interested, however, in the etymology of that root as it pertains to "salam," since both appear to use the same triliteral, s-l-m. Do you happen to know anything more about that connection, if any?

Jun-28-12  kasputine: There are actually two different arabic words that can be transcribed as "salim":

1- "Salim" with a long "a" and a short "i" --> "Saalim" with the meaning "safe"

2- "Salim" with a short "a" and a long "i" --> "Saleem" with the meaning "healthy" or "in good shape"

You are correct, all these words as well as silm, silmi, mussalim, salama, sallama, aslama, islam, muslim, etc... are derived from the verbal root s-l-m (salima: to become safe). They all either reflect health, safety, peace or surrender.

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  Benzol: It must have been an incredible experience being a teenager playing with and watching the legends like Gligoric, Geller, Korchnoi, Larsen and Fischer at the Sousse interzonal in 1967.
Nov-09-13  Azazel11: Oh yeh what a brillant player . he is my contryman and i beated him in one game ...
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