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Enver Bukic
E 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 23; games 1-25 of 569  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Bukic vs J Sofrevski  1-0511962Yugoslav ChampionshipE96 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line
2. Damjanovic vs E Bukic  0-1311962Yugoslav ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. E Bukic vs M Mihaljcisin  ½-½301962Yugoslav ChampionshipD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
4. D Ugrinovic vs E Bukic  ½-½301962Yugoslav ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
5. E Bukic vs D Minic  1-0501962Yugoslav ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
6. Pirc vs E Bukic  1-0451962Yugoslav ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
7. E Bukic vs A Matanovic  ½-½241962Yugoslav ChampionshipE14 Queen's Indian
8. V Kozomara vs E Bukic  ½-½211962Yugoslav ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
9. E Bukic vs D Marovic  ½-½301962Yugoslav ChampionshipE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
10. H Smailbegovic vs E Bukic  ½-½211962Yugoslav ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
11. E Bukic vs I Buljovcic  1-0581962Yugoslav ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
12. P Ostojic vs E Bukic  1-0491962Yugoslav ChampionshipB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. E Bukic vs V Sokolov  ½-½171962Yugoslav ChampionshipE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. E Bukic vs Janosevic  ½-½461962Yugoslav ChampionshipD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
15. E Bukic vs D Ciric  ½-½271962Yugoslav ChampionshipD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. P Mejic vs E Bukic  0-1431962Yugoslav ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. E Bukic vs M Udovcic  0-1711962Yugoslav ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
18. A Lukic vs E Bukic  0-1461962Yugoslav ChampionshipE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
19. M Bertok vs E Bukic  ½-½471962Yugoslav Championship 1963A25 English
20. E Bukic vs V Panov  1-0341962Yugoslav Championship 1963D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. E Bukic vs J Sofrevski  1-0401962Yugoslav Championship 1963E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
22. Velimirovic vs E Bukic  ½-½381962Yugoslav Championship 1963B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. E Bukic vs I Nemet  ½-½471962Yugoslav Championship 1963A10 English
24. D Minic vs E Bukic  1-0301962Yugoslav Championship 1963C16 French, Winawer
25. Ivkov vs E Bukic  ½-½271962Yugoslav Championship 1963A04 Reti Opening
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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.

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

Here the news is from the 23rd:

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