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Bruno Parma
Number of games in database: 737
Years covered: 1959 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2480
Highest rating achieved in database: 2530
Overall record: +168 -72 =495 (56.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      2 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (154) 
    B42 B32 B83 B47 B46
 Ruy Lopez (121) 
    C93 C72 C94 C92 C96
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (72) 
    C93 C94 C92 C96 C85
 French Defense (33) 
    C07 C18 C16 C05 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (28) 
    B96 B97 B99 B98 B94
 Sicilian Taimanov (26) 
    B47 B46 B45 B49 B48
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (84) 
    B36 B77 B32 B31 B76
 Nimzo Indian (47) 
    E55 E57 E58 E32 E21
 Pirc (40) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Sicilian Dragon (38) 
    B36 B77 B76 B70 B72
 Queen's Indian (32) 
    E17 E12 E15 E14 E19
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C63 C91 C95 C97 C94
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Parma vs G Ramirez, 1963 1-0
   Parma vs Balashov, 1971 1-0
   A Planinc vs Parma, 1976 0-1
   Ujtelky vs Parma, 1965 0-1
   Parma vs Fischer, 1961 1/2-1/2
   Parma vs Stein, 1965 1-0
   Tseshkovsky vs Parma, 1979 0-1
   Parma vs Fischer, 1965 1/2-1/2
   Parma vs Szabo, 1968 1-0
   Parma vs Larsen, 1972 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Teesside (1972)
   Bled (1961)
   Havana (1965)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Bruno Parma by TheAlchemist
   Dortmund 1973 by suenteus po 147
   Teesside 1972 by Tabanus
   1964 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww

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(born Dec-30-1941, 73 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Slovenia)

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Bruno Parma was born in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. Awarded the IM title in 1961 and the GM title in 1963, he was World Junior Champion in 1961. A fine positional player in the same mould as Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian, he has won tournaments in Bucharest 1968, Sarajevo 1970, Natanya 1971 and Vrsac 1973. Parma was Slovenian champion in 1959 and 1961.

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 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 737  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Parma vs C Bielicki 0-127 1959 World Junior ChampionshipB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
2. Parma vs Udovcic  ½-½19 1960 YUG-chB42 Sicilian, Kan
3. Parma vs M Damjanovic 0-126 1960 YugoslaviaB42 Sicilian, Kan
4. Puc vs Parma  ½-½46 1960 YUG-chB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. Parma vs V Nedeljkovic 1-030 1960 YugoslaviaC18 French, Winawer
6. Janosevic vs Parma  0-132 1960 YUG-chB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
7. Parma vs M Bertok  ½-½18 1960 YUG-chB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. A Bulat vs Parma  ½-½20 1960 YUG-chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Parma vs P Trifunovic  ½-½16 1960 YUG-chC47 Four Knights
10. Matulovic vs Parma 1-039 1960 YUG-chA34 English, Symmetrical
11. D Ciric vs Parma  ½-½23 1960 YUG-chB32 Sicilian
12. Parma vs B Tot  1-042 1960 YUG-chC46 Three Knights
13. Parma vs P Smederevac  ½-½20 1960 YUG-chB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. Kozomara vs Parma  ½-½63 1960 YUG-chB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. Parma vs Minic  1-042 1960 Tournament (candidates)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Parma vs Gligoric  0-163 1960 YUG-chC47 Four Knights
17. M Knezevic vs Parma  ½-½18 1960 YUG-chB30 Sicilian
18. M Vukovic vs Parma  0-133 1960 YUG-chE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
19. Parma vs J Sofrevski  ½-½20 1960 Tournament (candidates)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Parma vs A Shmit  1-060 1961 Belgrade (Yugoslavia)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. Parma vs K Darga  ½-½36 1961 BledC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
22. Geller vs Parma  1-031 1961 BledB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
23. Parma vs Gheorghiu  1-025 1961 Wch U20 fin-AB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. Tal vs Parma 1-029 1961 BledB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
25. Parma vs A Matanovic  ½-½30 1961 BledC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 737  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-16-04  popski: Bruno Parma, World Junior Chess Champion in 1961. One of the most talented ex. Yugoslav Grand Masters.

The Parma Variation:
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 0–0 5 Bd3 d5 6 Nf3 c5 7 0–0 dxc4 8 Bxc4 Nbd7

Nov-19-04  kostich in time: In one of his books, Golombek makes a disdainful comment about the "modern Yugoslav school", calling them 'drawing masters'. While not fair to Gligoric,( and written BEFORE the emergence of Velimirovic, Ljubjioviec and Planinc), it is fairly accurate when applied to Parma and even more so to Trifunovich. Gligoric once called him "the peaceful Parma". Still, Parma(his Italian sounding name was due to the fact that he was born on the Yugoslav/Italian border),had some nice games to his credit.
Apr-04-05  WTHarvey: Here are some critical positions from Bruno's games not given here:
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  TheAlchemist: Parma was, although he had drawn many games, a very sharp player; he always played 1.e4, he played the sharpest variations against the best players. An example:
Parma vs Fischer, 1961

The only real shame is he quit so soon (at the age of 44).

Some of his favorite games:
Parma vs C B Van den Berg, 1963
Parma vs Antoshin, 1964
Parma vs Balashov, 1971

And he had also beaten Larsen and many other great players.

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  TheAlchemist: <WTHarvey> The correct link should be
Apr-04-05  Runemaster: What a drawing percentage! According to the database, Parma drew about 68% of his games.
May-17-05  popski: <kostich in time> Heh, than you can call the same Russian players with Alekhine, Tal and Kasparov exception, or what?!
Dec-30-06  BIDMONFA: Bruno Parma

PARMA, Bruno

Dec-30-08  arsen387: this guy's notable games are very interesting
Jun-08-09  myschkin: . . .

Simultanka z Brunom Parmo + Pics (2008):

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  talisman: happy b'day Bruno!
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  wordfunph: GM Bruno Parma once said that the book "My Great Predecessors" Part 1 written by Garry Kasparov was the best chess book ever!

happy 69th birthday GM Parma!

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  Penguincw: Happy 70th birthday! Also, happy new year!
Dec-30-11  Isolani: 350 games played with the white pieces in the database, all 1.e4. This is my kind of guy.

Is there anyone else in the database who has played only one first move as white during his/her entire career? I am specifically referring to those with more than a 100 white games listed.

As black he did have a broader repertoire though.

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  Benzol: <Isolani> Robert James Fischer comes to mind.
Dec-30-11  King Death: <Benzol> Fischer doesn't make it. He played 1.c4 in some serious games, and that isn't counting the last round game in Palma against Panno with 1.c4 (1-0).
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  Phony Benoni: I'm trying to imagine a game between Parma and Wanna Zhan, but that would be cheesy.
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  Benzol: <King Death> You're right of course. There is even this collection too

Game Collection: I have never opened with the QP - on principle


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  offramp: When Slovenia joined the EU in 2008 his name was automatically changed to Bruno Parma©®™.

No one can use his name without being excommunicated from the EU.

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  waustad: <offramp> Growing up in Cuyahoga county, Parma meant a suburb of Cleveland.
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  offramp: His career plummeted after he kidnapped Lindbergh's baby.
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