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Zvonko Vranesic
  
Number of games in database: 166
Years covered: 1961 to 1995
Last FIDE rating: 2320

Overall record: +48 -57 =61 (47.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Modern Benoni (14) 
    A79 A56 A78 A77 A70
 King's Indian (13) 
    E80 E83 E84 E87 E82
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E46 E41 E42 E32 E47
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D94 D84 D82 D93
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D50 D51 D59 D58
 Dutch Defense (5) 
    A88 A99 A93 A84
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B43 B44 B21 B83 B46
 Sicilian Kan (9) 
    B43 B42
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B14 B16 B18 B11 B12
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A46 A45 D01 D02
 Modern Benoni (5) 
    A57 A73 A65
 Orthodox Defense (5) 
    D55 D59 D50 D58
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Silman vs Z Vranesic, 1975 1/2-1/2
   B Berger vs Z Vranesic, 1964 0-1
   E Formanek vs Z Vranesic, 1971 1/2-1/2
   Z Vranesic vs K Spraggett, 1981 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Siegen Olympiad Final-A (1970)
   Canadian Championship (1969)
   Canadian Championship (1972)
   Havana Olympiad Final-B (1966)
   Lone Pine (1975)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1972 Canadian championship by gauer
   1961 Canadian championship by gauer

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ZVONKO VRANESIC
(born Oct-04-1938, 82 years old) Croatia (federation/nationality Canada)

[what is this?]
An electrical engineering professor at U of Toronto and an IM, he represented Canada as high as 2nd board at 5 Olympiads (1964-6, 1970-2, and 1980, the most latter as captain), accumulating 41 points in 70 team games. He tied for 1st-2nd with Duncan Suttles (the latter won the play-off) in the 1969 Canadian Championship and assisted the Chute chess program build its dataset input. He was Ontario Champion in 1963. Also, in 1963, he won both the Ontario and Toronto Championships and repeated with wins of the Toronto City Championships in 1967, 1970 and 1972.

References: (1) http://www.olimpbase.org/ , (2) http://vur.ca/harthousechess/histor... , (3) Wikipedia article: Zvonko Vranesic


 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 166  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Kalotay vs Z Vranesic 1-0411961CAN-chA04 Reti Opening
2. Z Vranesic vs L Joyner  ½-½641961CAN-chD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Suttles vs Z Vranesic  0-1581961CAN-chB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
4. Z Vranesic vs G Fuster  1-0741961CAN-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Z Vranesic vs Yanofsky  ½-½451963CAN-chE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. Suttles vs Z Vranesic  ½-½251963CAN-chB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. Z Vranesic vs Y Porat  ½-½561964Amsterdam InterzonalE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
8. F J Perez Perez vs Z Vranesic  1-0341964Amsterdam InterzonalE12 Queen's Indian
9. Z Vranesic vs Benko  ½-½461964Amsterdam InterzonalD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
10. B Berger vs Z Vranesic  0-1411964Amsterdam InterzonalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
11. Z Vranesic vs I Bilek  ½-½361964Amsterdam InterzonalA56 Benoni Defense
12. Lengyel vs Z Vranesic  1-0591964Amsterdam InterzonalA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Z Vranesic vs Reshevsky 0-1401964Amsterdam InterzonalA73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
14. Larry Evans vs Z Vranesic  ½-½301964Amsterdam InterzonalD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Z Vranesic vs Portisch 0-1351964Amsterdam InterzonalE46 Nimzo-Indian
16. Z Vranesic vs Ivkov  0-1401964Amsterdam InterzonalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. H Rossetto vs Z Vranesic  1-0841964Amsterdam InterzonalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Z Vranesic vs Larsen 0-1321964Amsterdam InterzonalA53 Old Indian
19. O Quinones Carrillo vs Z Vranesic 1-0391964Amsterdam InterzonalB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
20. Z Vranesic vs K Darga  ½-½331964Amsterdam InterzonalE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
21. Tringov vs Z Vranesic  1-0481964Amsterdam InterzonalA07 King's Indian Attack
22. Z Vranesic vs Bronstein 0-1401964Amsterdam InterzonalA53 Old Indian
23. Tal vs Z Vranesic 1-0301964Amsterdam InterzonalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
24. Z Vranesic vs Stein 0-1341964Amsterdam InterzonalE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
25. Spassky vs Z Vranesic 1-0311964Amsterdam InterzonalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 166  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-20-05  aw1988: Who is this? Very strong opposition.
Jun-20-05  Resignation Trap: <chessgames.com> First, let us unify all of these players: Vranesic Zvonko = Vranesic Zvonko (CAN) = Vranesic = Z Vranesic = www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer... .

Dr. Zvonko Vranesic was born October 4, 1938 in Zagreb, Croatia (then Yugoslavia). He won the Junior Championship of Yugoslavia in 1957. He immigrated to Canada in October 1958.

He represented Canada in the Chess Olympiads of 1964, 1966, 1970, 1972 and 1980. He was also the Canadian representative at the 1964 Interzonal in Amsterdam.

He was awarded the IM title in 1969.

For a non-chess biography and a photograph, I suggest this: http://www.cs.utoronto.ca/DCS/Peopl... . Good background for his photo!

IM Lawrence Day can undoubtedly tell you more about Vranesic than I can. See, for example, Lawrence's page and his post of June 29, 2004 (his page three).

Jul-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Vranesic finished second with 13/17 in 1969 Canadian Championship..
Jan-24-11  kevins55555: <Resignation Trap>

They do not even exist.

Nov-21-17  reztap: If my memory is correct he played first board on the A team's in the Cleveland Toronto chess match in Feb 1975. He lost to Vukcevich. I was eighth board on that team and won because my opponent made an unsound sacrifice. The drive back was very rugged and my wife was not very happy.
Jun-28-18  Mike75018: @reztap: I was 19th board at the 1972 Cleveland-Toronto chess match, held in Niagara Falls. That time also, Vukcevich defeated Vranesic on first board. I lost my game because I played stupidly. The drive back was insane due to a snowstorm. Two other CWRU students and I were driven by Dr. Nasvitis, a Lithuanian immigrant who did not believe in slowing down to take driving conditions in to account. An exciting day all around.

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