Bruno Parma
Number of games in database: 695
Years covered: 1959 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2480
Highest rating achieved in database: 2530
Overall record: +160 -68 =465 (56.6%)*
   * 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 (146) 
    B42 B32 B83 B47 B96
 Ruy Lopez (116) 
    C93 C72 C92 C94 C96
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (69) 
    C93 C92 C94 C96 C84
 French Defense (32) 
    C07 C18 C05 C16 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (27) 
    B96 B97 B99 B94 B98
 Sicilian Taimanov (25) 
    B47 B46 B45 B49 B48
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (70) 
    B36 B77 B31 B76 B70
 Nimzo Indian (45) 
    E55 E54 E58 E32 E21
 Pirc (39) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Sicilian Dragon (33) 
    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 E 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 Szabo, 1968 1-0
   Tseshkovsky vs Parma, 1979 0-1
   Parma vs Portisch, 1961 1/2-1/2
   Smyslov vs Parma, 1962 1/2-1/2
   Parma vs F Olafsson, 1961 1-0

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

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Bruno Parma by TheAlchemist
   Palma de Mallorca 1969 by Tabanus
   1964 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   Dortmund 1973 by suenteus po 147

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(born Dec-30-1941) Yugoslavia (citizen of 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 28; games 1-25 of 695  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 M Damjanovic 0-126 1960 YugoslaviaB42 Sicilian, Kan
3. Matulovic vs Parma 1-039 1960 YUG-chE61 King's Indian
4. Parma vs Minic  1-042 1960 Tournament (candidates)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Parma vs Gligoric  0-163 1960 YUG-chC47 Four Knights
6. Parma vs J Sofrevski  ½-½20 1960 Tournament (candidates)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. Parma vs B Tot  1-042 1960 YUG-chC46 Three Knights
8. Parma vs V Nedeljkovic  1-030 1960 YugoslaviaC18 French, Winawer
9. A Shmit vs Parma  ½-½36 1961 BelgradB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
10. J H Donner vs Parma  ½-½30 1961 BledE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
11. Parma vs A Vinje-Gulbrandsen  1-026 1961 Hague (Netherlands)C18 French, Winawer
12. Parma vs Gheorghiu  1-025 1961 Wch U20 fin-AB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Parma vs O Pavlenko  ½-½31 1961 Belgrade (Yugoslavia)B01 Scandinavian
14. Parma vs F Olafsson  1-029 1961 BledB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
15. Geller vs Parma  1-031 1961 BledB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
16. Najdorf vs Parma  ½-½34 1961 BledE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. A Shmit vs Parma  ½-½70 1961 BelgradB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
18. Parma vs Gligoric ½-½70 1961 BledB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. Udovcic vs Parma  0-137 1961 BledA30 English, Symmetrical
20. Parma vs G Larusson  1-024 1961 Wch U20 fin-AC14 French, Classical
21. Parma vs O Pavlenko  1-067 1961 Belgrade (Yugoslavia)C11 French
22. Bisguier vs Parma  ½-½24 1961 BledD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. Parma vs Portisch  ½-½59 1961 BledC18 French, Winawer
24. Petrosian vs Parma 1-033 1961 BledE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
25. Parma vs P Trifunovic  ½-½22 1961 Bled (Slovenia)C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 695  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 00 5 Bd3 d5 6 Nf3 c5 7 00 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!

Dec-30-11  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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