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Bruno Parma
Compiled by TheAlchemist

Parma was Junior world champion in 1961 and became a GM in 1963. He competed in 8 Olympiads and won 6 medals with the Yugoslav team, and lost only three games altogether (against Kavalek, Smejkal and Spassky). It may seem like a surprise, but he considers his greatest achievement that he played in over 400 games over a period of 20 years for his club in the Yugoslav league, mostly on the first board, and didn't lose a single game. A nice anecdote about him from the 1992 Manila Olympiad, where he was the coach of the Slovenian national team, which competed as a sovereign nation for the first time... at their arrival, Parma quickly seeked the smoker's lounge and began waiting. Soon, everybody was stopping by to greet him, from FIDE officials to players to old Russian players, then coaches already. Until his retirement as national coach in 1997, he was always the star of the team.

Parma punishes Black's carelessness
Parma vs C van den Berg, 1963 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

Parma's favorite game
Parma vs Antoshin, 1964
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

The classic Bishop sacrifice on e6 in the Sicilian
Parma vs Szabo, 1968 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Development above all
Parma vs Balashov, 1971 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

A brutal Kingside attack
Parma vs G Ramirez, 1963 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

A piece sacrifice for a sustained initiative
Parma vs K Langeweg, 1963
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

The Queen beats three pieces
Polugaevsky vs Parma, 1964 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

A nice miniature
E Canal vs Parma, 1966 
(B07) Pirc, 16 moves, 0-1

The positional exchange sacrifice on c3
Matulovic vs Parma, 1965
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Watch your back rank
V Ciocaltea vs Parma, 1968 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 28 moves, 0-1

Parma had a plus score against Larsen
Parma vs Larsen, 1972 
(B83) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

His last brilliant win
Gligoric vs Parma, 1982 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

A nice win with Black
Kupreichik vs Parma, 1975 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Demolishing the Sicilian
Parma vs F Olafsson, 1961
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

On his way to the World junior championship win
Parma vs A Vinje Gulbrandsen, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

Eising on the cake
Parma vs J Eising, 1962
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 1-0

An original opening leads to big complications
A Planinc vs Parma, 1976 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 0-1

Parma vs J Sofrevski, 1968
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

The Queen beats three pieces again
Velimirovic vs Parma, 1962
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

Exploiting the pinned f7-Pawn
Parma vs Velimirovic, 1963
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Two generations
Parma vs Pirc, 1963
(B32) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Parma vs J H Donner, 1963 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Parma vs J Kostro, 1964
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

B Vladimirov vs Parma, 1965
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 68 moves, 0-1

Parma vs G Szilagyi, 1965
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Parma vs R Bogdanovic, 1966
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Parma vs H Messing, 1968
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Parma vs D Mohrlok, 1968 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1-0

Parma vs G Capelan, 1968
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 1-0

Parma vs U Kunsztowicz, 1973 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

V Liberzon vs Parma, 1976
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 33 moves, 0-1

I said watch your back rank
Parma vs Forintos, 1977 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

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