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IM Beat Zueger

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2023 7:48 pm
by Simon Rogers
The sad news has been reported that Swiss International Master Beat Zueger passed away on 26th July 2023 at the age of 62.
Beat was born on 3rd July 1961 in Switzerland and played in the World Junior Championship of 1980.
He became an International Master in 1984 and FIDE Trainer in 2018.
Beat became Swiss Champion in 1989, represented Switzerland in numerous Chess Olympiads and played in a number of European Championships,
RIP

Re: IM Beat Zueger

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2023 11:30 am
by LawrenceCooper
Simon Rogers wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2023 7:48 pm
The sad news has been reported that Swiss International Master Beat Zueger passed away on 26th July 2023 at the age of 62.
Beat was born on 3rd July 1961 in Switzerland and played in the World Junior Championship of 1980.
He became an International Master in 1984 and FIDE Trainer in 2018.
Beat became Swiss Champion in 1989, represented Switzerland in numerous Chess Olympiads and played in a number of European Championships,
RIP
I played him at the Lloyds Bank Masters in 1987 in what was probably my best ever tournament. That said, he was a convincing winner against me in round 3:

[Event "Lloyds Bank Masters"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1987.08.24"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Zuger, B."]
[Black "Cooper, Lawrence"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E70"]
[WhiteElo "2405"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "1987.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 d6 4. Nc3 g6 5. e4 Bg7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. h3 Na6 8. Nf3 Nc7 9. O-O Rb8 10. a4 e5 11. dxe6 Nxe6 12. Be3 Nh5 13. Re1 Bd7 14. Ra2 Nhf4 15. Bf1 Bxc3 16. bxc3 Bc6 17. Nd2 Qf6 18. Qc2 Rfe8 19. g3 Nh5 20. Bg2 Rbd8 21. Nf1 Ng5 22. Bxg5 Qxg5 23. Raa1 Qe7 24. Qd2 Nf6 25. f3 Qe5 26. Kh2 Kg7 27. a5 Qe7 28. Ne3 Qc7 29. Nd5 Nxd5 30. cxd5 Bd7 31. f4 Bc8 32. c4 f6 33. Qc3 Re7 34. g4 Kf7 35. g5 fxg5 36. e5 gxf4 37. e6+ Kg8 38. Be4 Ree8 39. Rg1 Qg7 40. Qc2 Kh8 41. Bxg6 hxg6 42. Rxg6 Qf8 43. Rag1 Re7 44. R1g5 1-0

Re: IM Beat Zueger

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2023 11:19 am
by Owen Phillips
Yes nice chap played Table Tennis with him during the Halsberg European Junior event of 1978-79. Event where Pia Cramling first broke through!
Owen.

Re: IM Beat Zueger

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2023 4:59 pm
by James Plaskett
Sad news. Any insight as to the cause of death?
I played him in a double round event in Geneva in 1988 and it featured an instance of telepathy -

https://james-plasketts-coincidence-dia ... t-one.html

Re: IM Beat Zueger

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2023 5:49 pm
by John Saunders
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2023 11:30 am
I played him at the Lloyds Bank Masters in 1987 in what was probably my best ever tournament. That said, he was a convincing winner against me in round 3:


Thanks for posting that game, Lawrence. I've now added it to BritBase file of games from the 1987 Lloyds Bank Masters. I am still missing four of your games from this event, namely rd 1 (win v Gareth Haslinger), rd 2 (win v Ravi Lanka), rd 4 (draw with W Hartston) and rd 5 (win v Harandi). Any chance of sending me the scores of those games to add to the collection?

EDIT: Lawrence has kindly supplied me with the scores of three of the games mentioned in the above paragraph and they are now included in the BritBase file. The exception is the round 1 game, the score of which he doesn't have. Many thanks, Lawrence.