Number of games in database: 175
Years covered: 1961 to 1995
Last FIDE rating: 2320
Overall record: +50 -60 =65 (47.1%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Silman vs Z Vranesic, 1975 1/2-1/2
E Formanek vs Z Vranesic, 1971 1/2-1/2
B Berger vs Z Vranesic, 1964 0-1
Z Vranesic vs K Spraggett, 1981 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Canadian Championship (1969)
Siegen Olympiad Final-A (1970)
Canadian Championship (1972)
Havana Olympiad Final-B (1966)
1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1977)
Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972)
Lone Pine (1975)
Valletta Olympiad (1980)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
1961 Canadian championship by gauer
1972 Canadian championship by gauer
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(born Oct-04-1938, 83 years old) Croatia (federation/nationality Canada)
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|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 8; games 1-25 of 190
|1. A Kalotay vs Z Vranesic
||1-0||41||1961||CAN-ch||A04 Reti Opening|
|2. Z Vranesic vs L Joyner
|| ||½-½||64||1961||CAN-ch||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|3. Suttles vs Z Vranesic
|| ||0-1||58||1961||CAN-ch||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|4. Z Vranesic vs G Fuster
|| ||1-0||74||1961||CAN-ch||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|5. Z Vranesic vs Yanofsky
|| ||½-½||45||1963||CAN-ch||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|6. Suttles vs Z Vranesic
|| ||½-½||25||1963||CAN-ch||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|7. Z Vranesic vs Y Porat
|| ||½-½||56||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)|
|8. F J Perez Perez vs Z Vranesic
|| ||1-0||34||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||E12 Queen's Indian|
|9. Z Vranesic vs Benko
|| ||½-½||46||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||D84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted|
|10. B Berger vs Z Vranesic
||0-1||41||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|11. Z Vranesic vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||36||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||A56 Benoni Defense|
|12. Lengyel vs Z Vranesic
|| ||1-0||59||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|13. Z Vranesic vs Reshevsky
||0-1||40||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||A73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O|
|14. Evans vs Z Vranesic
|| ||½-½||30||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|15. Z Vranesic vs Portisch
||0-1||35||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||E46 Nimzo-Indian|
|16. Z Vranesic vs Ivkov
|| ||0-1||40||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|17. Rossetto vs Z Vranesic
|| ||1-0||84||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|18. Z Vranesic vs Larsen
||0-1||32||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||A53 Old Indian|
|19. O Quinones Carrillo vs Z Vranesic
||1-0||39||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|20. Z Vranesic vs K Darga
|| ||½-½||33||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||E84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line|
|21. Tringov vs Z Vranesic
|| ||1-0||48||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|22. Z Vranesic vs Bronstein
||0-1||40||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||A53 Old Indian|
|23. Tal vs Z Vranesic
||1-0||30||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|24. Z Vranesic vs Stein
||0-1||34||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||E82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation|
|25. Spassky vs Z Vranesic
||1-0||31||1964||Amsterdam Interzonal||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190
|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|| ||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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