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Beat Zueger
Number of games in database: 302
Years covered: 1977 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2388 (2357 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2480

Overall record: +53 -108 =140 (40.9%)*
   * 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:
 English, 1 c4 e5 (32) 
    A29 A20 A25 A26 A21
 English (26) 
    A15 A10 A13 A11 A16
 Modern Benoni (11) 
    A57 A56 A58 A70
 King's Indian (9) 
    E63 E70 E95 E99 E67
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A30 A36 A34
 Benko Gambit (7) 
    A57 A58
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (38) 
    E90 E91 E60 E81 E73
 French Defense (33) 
    C05 C11 C14 C01 C02
 Sicilian (24) 
    B30 B54 B22 B63 B43
 Benko Gambit (17) 
    A57 A58
 Modern Benoni (17) 
    A57 A58
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A46 A45 A41 D02 D05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Zueger vs B Filipovic, 2002 1/2-1/2
   I Ivanisevic vs B Zueger, 2009 0-1
   Blatny vs B Zueger, 1996 0-1
   Ftacnik vs B Zueger, 1984 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Swiss Championship (2004)
   Swiss Championship (2005)
   Swiss Championship (2006)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)

   🏆 112th ch-SUI
   J Gallagher vs B Zueger (Jul-20-12) 1-0
   B Zueger vs A Domont (Jul-19-12) 0-1
   B Zueger vs M Klauser (Jul-17-12) 1/2-1/2
   O Kurmann vs B Zueger (Jul-17-12) 1/2-1/2
   Pelletier vs B Zueger (Jul-16-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jun-03-1961, 58 years old) Switzerland

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IM Zueger was Swiss champion in 1989.

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 302  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Whitehead vs B Zueger 1-0291977Wch CadetsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
2. B Zueger vs I Rogers  0-1441979Wch U20E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
3. B Zueger vs I E Morovic-Fernandez  ½-½181980WchJE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. Jansa vs B Zueger  ½-½371980Chess OlympiadB69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
5. Hort vs B Zueger  1-0411981BielE73 King's Indian
6. M Zupe vs B Zueger  1-0601982Caorle opB30 Sicilian
7. B Zueger vs I Rogers  1-0411984BielA16 English
8. B Zueger vs Huebner  0-1431984BielA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
9. E Lobron vs B Zueger  1-0341984BielB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
10. B Zueger vs J Eslon  ½-½411984BielA21 English
11. P Cramling vs B Zueger  ½-½211984BielB58 Sicilian
12. B Zueger vs F Gobet  ½-½101984BielE08 Catalan, Closed
13. G Garcia Gonzalez vs B Zueger  0-1391984BielE91 King's Indian
14. B Zueger vs Korchnoi  0-1351984BielA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
15. Ftacnik vs B Zueger 0-1391984BielE91 King's Indian
16. B Zueger vs Nunn  ½-½2019848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA26 English
17. Short vs B Zueger  ½-½7319848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
18. B Zueger vs P Ostermeyer  ½-½431984BielA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
19. Hort vs B Zueger  1-0321984BielE70 King's Indian
20. Sosonko vs B Zueger  1-0401984Zuerich opE91 King's Indian
21. Korchnoi vs B Zueger  1-0371984Zuerich opA04 Reti Opening
22. Spassky vs B Zueger  ½-½201984Zuerich opE91 King's Indian
23. B Zueger vs Adorjan  0-1411984Chess OlympiadA36 English
24. I Abdelnabbi vs B Zueger 1-0411984Chess OlympiadB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
25. Kudrin vs B Zueger  ½-½451985WchT U26B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 302  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-10-06  Jim Bartle: No Pun of the Day with Zueger? I remember years ago a US team was going to play the Swiss team, and they adopted the battle cry "Beat Zueger!"
Jul-12-08  Jason Frost: Shariyazdanov vs B Zueger, 1998
Jan-09-09  WhiteRook48: someone should make a game collection of "Players with funny names" or does that collection already exist?
Feb-21-09  WhiteRook48: no, I don't think it does
Mar-12-09  Whitehat1963: His names sounds like a cheer or a challenge.
Mar-17-09  dx9293: It looks like he made a GM norm at the European Championship with a TPR of exactly 2601! (6 points out of 11)
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: I think his name is a Swiss thing.
Mar-24-09  Dredge Rivers: We got the Beat! Yeah!
Jul-11-13  epistle: if you can!
Oct-08-13  Cemoblanca: Hi!
I'm looking for the game Zueger VS Landenbergue played in Chiasso 1991.

Here is the final position (and indeed a wonderful "puzzle" to solve):

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After 1.Qxg3?? Black immediately mated the White Monarch with 1...Qh1. There was only one problem: White had very good chances to winning this. The winning line was really difficult to imagine and begins with 1.Rg7+! Well, I do not wish to give away too much at this point. ;) I will add only this: After a long roller coaster ride White would have laughed last. :)

By the way: Please could someone send me the "uncut" version of this game? Thanks in advance.


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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Cemoblanca: Hi!
I'm looking for the game Zueger VS Landenbergue played in Chiasso 1991.>

Posted here by <crawfb5>: hms123 chessforum

Oct-08-13  Cemoblanca: Thank you very much <SwitchingQuylthulg>. I'll check this out now.
Sep-21-19  epistle: to send him home!
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: It would be nice to see a game where a team of players beats Zueger. Then we could use this pun:
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