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Robert D Zuk
  
Number of games in database: 44
Years covered: 1969 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2270
Overall record: +13 -18 =13 (44.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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ROBERT D ZUK
(born May-14-1947, 75 years old) Canada

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Robert Dennis Zuk is an FM. He won the 1970 British Columbia championship and tied for 1st again in 1984. He won the Ottawa RA club championship in 1983. User: thelittleboyblue can sometimes be seen chatting about his own games.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 44  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Zuk vs R Kerr  ½-½381969British Columbia-chD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
2. Suttles vs R Zuk  1-0451970New Westminster chBCA00 Uncommon Opening
3. Spassky vs R Zuk 1-0431971CanadaE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
4. B Harper vs R Zuk 0-1391971Halloween OpenE97 King's Indian
5. R Zuk vs Suttles 0-1571971B C OpenB06 Robatsch
6. Suttles vs R Zuk  1-0371971Vancouver op-CANA00 Uncommon Opening
7. R Zuk vs R Hanlen 1-03319719th Canadian OpenB40 Sicilian
8. R Cardoso vs R Zuk 0-14419719th Canadian OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. R Zuk vs S Wuntschek 1-03719719th Canadian OpenC87 Ruy Lopez
10. R Zuk vs S Pakosta  1-05819719th Canadian OpenC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
11. R Zuk vs C Barnes  1-03219719th Canadian OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
12. B Harper vs R Zuk  1-0671972British Columbia ChampionshipE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
13. R Zuk vs G Fuster  ½-½191972Canadian ChampionshipB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
14. P Selick vs R Zuk  1-0901972Canadian ChampionshipE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
15. R Zuk vs R Smook  1-0371972Canadian ChampionshipB57 Sicilian
16. B Markov vs R Zuk  1-0371972Canadian ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. R Zuk vs Kuprejanov  ½-½351972Canadian ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
18. J Labelle vs R Zuk  0-1401972Canadian ChampionshipB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
19. R Zuk vs Z Vranesic  ½-½721972Canadian ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
20. R Zuk vs L Piasetski  1-0571972Canadian ChampionshipB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
21. E Macskasy vs R Zuk  ½-½561972Canadian ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. R Zuk vs P Biyiasas  0-1481972Canadian ChampionshipC71 Ruy Lopez
23. C Coudari vs R Zuk  ½-½381972Canadian ChampionshipE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
24. R Zuk vs B Amos  1-0451972Canadian ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. R Zuk vs L Witt  0-1311972Canadian ChampionshipB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-14-04  ruylopez900: Sweet, another Canadian. His game against Harper is known as the tomb game...his little claim to fame I guess :)
Jun-14-04  Woodpusher: This guy doesn't like to draw!
Jun-14-04  ruylopez900: And that's a good thing! Does anyone know if this guy was titled?
Jun-14-04  refutor: FIDE Master - http://www.fide.com/ratings/card.ph...
Jun-15-04  ruylopez900: Thanks refutor. From that ID card: current/last rating:  2270
Jun-16-06  Theologue: He played in B.C. until 2004, then I don't know where he went. You could ask Stephen Wright (http://www.chessbc.ca/).
Jan-20-08  mack: Am I right in thinking that this chappie once went an incredibly long period without losing a competitive game? 115, or somesuch?
Jul-13-08  Boomie: <mack: Am I right in thinking that this chappie once went an incredibly long period without losing a competitive game? 115, or somesuch?>

Yasser perpetuates this story to emphasize how formidable Bob was in the early 70's. He seemed to win every Northwest tourney for about 3 years. Unfortunately illness interrupted his progress and he was never able to return to his former strength. I knew Bob pretty well in those days. He, Peter Biyiasis and other BC luminaries crashed at my pad when they were in Seattle.

Jul-13-08  brankat: <Boomie> Since You knew Bob Zuk, perhaps You could write a short Bio and submit it to CG.com guys.
Jul-13-08  whiskeyrebel: I got paired with Mr. Zuk once at an Oregon open around 30 years ago. Ordinarily I'm eager to play a strong master, but after having watched him win tournament after tournament for years in Portland as a kid, I was terrified. I played a feeble center-counter against him and got wiped off the board.
Jul-13-08  Boomie: <brankat: <Boomie> Since You knew Bob Zuk, perhaps You could write a short Bio and submit it to CG.com guys.>

Someone from BC chess would be a better choice. I don't have any info which usually goes into bios here.

Jul-18-08  ForeverYoung: I recall that Mr. Zuk played an impressive game vs. Jay Collins from an Oregon Open in the early '80s.
Dec-13-08
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  whiteshark: D Zuk sounds like <express train> in German.
Mar-24-12  wordfunph: "Yasser, control the e5-square and all good things will flow."

- FM Robert Zuk (to youngster Yasser Seirawan)

Source: Learn from the Grandmasters by GM Raymond Keene

Dec-17-12  thelittleboyblue: Wondering about Zuk Winter. I played in Washington open in January 1970 and won 7-0. In that period I play many tournaments in Washington, Oregon, and B.C. Canada. I had better success in US than I did in Canada. There are a lot of myths going around about the number of games that I supposedly won in a row. I don't recall how many it was but as I had success in that period the number of won games grew like pinnocio's nose. Still alive and hanging tuff. Bob Zuk

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