|Jun-14-04|| ||ruylopez900: Sweet, another Canadian. His game against Harper is known as the tomb game...his little claim to fame I guess :) |
|Jun-14-04|| ||Woodpusher: This guy doesn't like to draw! |
|Jun-14-04|| ||ruylopez900: And that's a good thing! Does anyone know if this guy was titled? |
|Jun-14-04|| ||refutor: FIDE Master - http://www.fide.com/ratings/card.ph... |
|Jun-15-04|| ||ruylopez900: Thanks refutor. From that ID card: current/last rating: 2270 |
|Jun-16-06|| ||Theologue: He played in B.C. until 2004, then I don't know where he went. You could ask Stephen Wright (http://www.chessbc.ca/).|
|Jan-20-08|| ||mack: Am I right in thinking that this chappie once went an incredibly long period without losing a competitive game? 115, or somesuch?|
|Jul-13-08|| ||Boomie: <mack: Am I right in thinking that this chappie once went an incredibly long period without losing a competitive game? 115, or somesuch?>|
Yasser perpetuates this story to emphasize how formidable Bob was in the early 70's. He seemed to win every Northwest tourney for about 3 years. Unfortunately illness interrupted his progress and he was never able to return to his former strength. I knew Bob pretty well in those days. He, Peter Biyiasis and other BC luminaries crashed at my pad when they were in Seattle.
|Jul-13-08|| ||brankat: <Boomie> Since You knew Bob Zuk, perhaps You could write a short Bio and submit it to CG.com guys.|
|Jul-13-08|| ||whiskeyrebel: I got paired with Mr. Zuk once at an Oregon open around 30 years ago. Ordinarily I'm eager to play a strong master, but after having watched him win tournament after tournament for years in Portland as a kid, I was terrified. I played a feeble center-counter against him and got wiped off the board.|
|Jul-13-08|| ||Boomie: <brankat: <Boomie> Since You knew Bob Zuk, perhaps You could write a short Bio and submit it to CG.com guys.>|
Someone from BC chess would be a better choice. I don't have any info which usually goes into bios here.
|Jul-18-08|| ||ForeverYoung: I recall that Mr. Zuk played an impressive game vs. Jay Collins from an Oregon Open in the early '80s.|
|Dec-13-08|| ||whiteshark: D Zuk sounds like <express train> in German.|
|Mar-24-12|| ||wordfunph: "Yasser, control the e5-square and all good things will flow."|
- FM Robert Zuk (to youngster Yasser Seirawan)
Source: Learn from the Grandmasters by GM Raymond Keene
|Dec-17-12|| ||thelittleboyblue: Wondering about Zuk Winter. I played in Washington open in January 1970 and won 7-0.
In that period I play many tournaments in Washington, Oregon, and B.C. Canada. I had better success in US than I did in Canada. There are a lot of myths going around about the number of games that I supposedly won in a row. I don't recall how many it was but as I had success in that period the number of won games grew like pinnocio's nose. Still alive and hanging tuff.