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Enver Bukic
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Number of games in database: 443
Years covered: 1962 to 2000
Last FIDE rating: 2383
Highest rating achieved in database: 2495

Overall record: +93 -83 =267 (51.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E14 E17 E15 E19 E16
 King's Indian (36) 
    E92 E91 E94 E93 E98
 Modern Benoni (19) 
    A56 A79 A58 A57 A77
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A41 A40 E10 E00 A46
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D90 D85 D97 D94 D92
 Orthodox Defense (13) 
    D68 D58 D55 D59 D60
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (99) 
    B93 B99 B90 B92 B43
 Sicilian Najdorf (45) 
    B93 B99 B90 B92 B95
 King's Indian (42) 
    E97 E60 E98 E81 E92
 Caro-Kann (16) 
    B18 B17 B11 B14 B10
 Sicilian Scheveningen (10) 
    B81 B80 B83 B84
 English, 1 c4 c5 (10) 
    A34 A38 A39 A36 A35
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Bukic vs Tal, 1967 1-0
   Bukic vs Romanishin, 1977 1-0
   Bukic vs M Cebalo, 1980 1-0
   K Danov vs Bukic, 1967 0-1
   Smejkal vs Bukic, 1979 0-1
   Bukic vs M Mihaljcisin, 1981 1-0
   Larsen vs Bukic, 1978 1/2-1/2
   Bukic vs A Urzica, 1975 1/2-1/2
   Bukic vs N Gaprindashvili, 1973 1/2-1/2
   Bukic vs Maric, 1967 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Belgrade (1968)
   Yugoslav Championship (1969)
   Yugoslav Championship (1980)
   Skopje (1967)
   Yugoslav Championship (1967)
   Banja Luka (1976)
   Yugoslav Championship (1972)
   Yugoslav Championship (1981)
   Pula Zonal (1975)
   11th Balkaniad (men) (1979)
   Banja Luka (1979)
   Sarajevo (1964)
   Asztalos Memorial (1966)
   Vrnjacka Banja Zonal (1972)
   Yugoslav Championship (1963)

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(born Dec-02-1937, died Feb-22-2017, 79 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Slovenia)

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Enver Bukic was awarded the IM title in 1964 and the GM title in 1976. He performed very well in the Yugoslav Championships but his best results were 1st= at the Kostic Memorial in Vrsac 1975, 1st= at Stip 1976 and 1st= at Uljma 1976.

Last updated: 2018-12-02 05:00:50

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 461  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Smailbegovic vs Bukic  ½-½211962YUG-ch 17thB41 Sicilian, Kan
2. Velimirovic vs Bukic  ½-½381962YUG-ch 18thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. Bukic vs I Nemet  ½-½471962YUG-ch 18thA10 English
4. Ivkov vs Bukic  ½-½271962YUG-ch 18thA04 Reti Opening
5. Bukic vs B Rabar 1-0311962YUG-ch 18thE14 Queen's Indian
6. Gligoric vs Bukic  ½-½541962YUG-ch 18thE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
7. Krogius vs Bukic  ½-½231963SochiB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. J Kozma vs Bukic  0-1371963Chigorin Memorial E61 King's Indian
9. Polugaevsky vs Bukic  1-0561963Chigorin Memorial E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
10. Bukic vs Smyslov  ½-½291963Chigorin Memorial E14 Queen's Indian
11. Bukic vs Bobotsov  ½-½221963Chigorin Memorial E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. Bukic vs Kholmov  ½-½411963Chigorin Memorial E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
13. Bukic vs Antoshin  ½-½381963Chigorin Memorial E14 Queen's Indian
14. Bukic vs Udovcic  0-1231963Yugoslav ChampionshipE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
15. Bukic vs Ciric  ½-½301963Yugoslav ChampionshipD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
16. Parma vs Bukic  1-0391963Yugoslav ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. Bukic vs M Bertok  1-0571963Yugoslav ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
18. Z Krzisnik vs Bukic  1-0451963Yugoslav ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
19. Bukic vs M Lutovac  1-0411963Yugoslav ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. S Nikolic vs Bukic  ½-½571963Yugoslav ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. Bukic vs D Marovic  ½-½301963Yugoslav ChampionshipE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
22. Janosevic vs Bukic  1-0571963Yugoslav ChampionshipB07 Pirc
23. Bukic vs Matulovic  ½-½411963Yugoslav ChampionshipA36 English
24. Pirc vs Bukic  ½-½301963Yugoslav ChampionshipA38 English, Symmetrical
25. Bukic vs A Bradvarevic  ½-½301963Yugoslav ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 461  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-02-06  BIDMONFA: Enver Bukic

BUKIC, Enver

Dec-02-06  Bobak Zahmat: Unbelievable, this guy has played an incredible game against Mikhail Tal and defeated him, and he hadn't any kibitz till today.
Dec-02-08  brankat: <Bobak Zahmat> I assume You're referring to this gem of a game by E,Bukic:

Bukic vs Tal, 1967

Dec-02-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Enver!
Dec-02-10  Skakalec: I can not find data about it, but I recall of hearding that he became blind due some exotic tropical disease after working as coach for UAE. Anyone who can (dis)confirm this?
Dec-02-12  brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday!
Mar-02-17  cro777: I am deeply saddened by the news that GM Enver Bukić passed away in Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 24th of February 2017 at the age of 79.

Bukic was born in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia). Since 1991 he lived in Ljubljana, Slovenia with his wife Vera Kržišnik Bukić, a renowned Slovenian historian and a national woman master in chess.

Bukic played on the Yugoslav team in three European Team Chess Championships (1970, 1973 and 1977). In 1977 in Moscow he won a gold medal on board 7. In that championship Yugoslavia (Ljubojević, Gligorić, Matanović, Velimirović, Parma, Ivkov, Bukić, Hulak, Knezevic, Marangunić) took the bronze madal, behind Soviet Union and Hungary.

His win over Tal in Budva 1967, in "Tal style", was recognized as one of the best games of the year Bukic vs Tal, 1967

When we were young chess players we played for the same chess club.

Rest in piece my friend. You will be remembered as a great player and gentle soul.

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  Stonehenge: <passed away in Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 24th of February>

Here the news is from the 23rd:

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