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Zvonko George Vranesic,
a Croatian–Canadian chess and correspondence chess international master [1] , electrical engineer, and Professor Emeritus from Depature of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering Research Group, University of Toronto. His research interests covers Multiple-Valued Logic Systems and FPGA, beside other books on that topics, along with Stephen Brown [2], he co-authored Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VHDL (2000) and Verilog Design.

In the 70s, along with his student Michael Valenti, Zvonko Vranesic was co-author of Chute (CHess, University of Toronto, Engineering). He supervised Valenti's 1974 Masters Thesis [3] , and co-authored Experiences with Chute after the WCCC 1977 in the Proceedings of the 1977 annual ACM conference [4] .
Zvonko George Vranesic [5]


Zvonko Vranesic, 1969 [6]

Chess Player

Zvonko Vranesic represented Canada at five Chess Olympiads [7] , he scored a Grandmaster norm at the 19th Chess Olympiad in Siegen [8] . Notable are his wins against Leonid Stein at the 16th Olympiad in Tel Aviv 1964 [9] , and versus David Levy in Lone Pine 1975 [10] .
[Event "Olympiad"]
[Site "Tel Aviv (Israel)"]
[Date "1964.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Dr. Zvonko Vranesic"]
[Black "Leonid Stein"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 d6 4.Nc3 g6 5.e4 Bg7 6.Nf3 O-O 7.Be2 e6 8.O-O exd5 9.cxd5 Re8
10.Nd2 Na6 11.Re1 Nc7 12.Qc2 Rb8 13.a4 Na6 14.Bxa6 bxa6 15.Nc4 Rb4 16.Na2 Nxd5 17.Bd2 Rxc4
18.Qxc4 Nb6 19.Qc2 Qh4 20.Bc3 Bh6 21.Rad1 Nc4 22.Qe2 Be6 23.Nc1 Bf8 24.Nd3 Nb6 25.Qc2 Bd7
26.g3 Qg4 27.Nf4 Nxa4 28.Nd5 Re6 29.f3 Qg5 30.f4 Qd8 31.f5 gxf5 32.exf5 Rh6 33.Bd2 Rh5
34.Rf1 Bg7 35.Be3 Bc6 36.Qe4 Kh8 37.Qg4 Rh6 38.f6 Rxf6 39.Nxf6 Bxf6 40.Rxf6 Qxf6 41.Qc8+ Kg7

[Event "Lone Pine"]
[Site "Lone Pine"]
[Date "1975.??.??"]
[Round "08"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "David Neil Lawrence Levy"]
[Black "Dr. Zvonko Vranesic"]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bc4 Nf6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qe2 a6 9.Bb3 O-O
10.O-O-O Qc7 11.Kb1 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.e5 dxe5 14.Bxe5 Qc6 15.f3 Bb7 16.Rd4 Rfd8
17.Rhd1 Rxd4 18.Rxd4 Rd8 19.Rxd8+ Bxd8 20.Qd3 Be7 21.Qd4 Qc5 22.Ne2 Qxd4 23.Bxd4 Bd6
24.h3 e5 25.Be3 e4 26.f4 Nd5 27.Bxd5 Bxd5 28.b3 f5 29.Kb2 Kf7 30.Kc3 g6 31.Kd4 Ke6
32.Kc3 Bb7 33.Nd4+ Kd5 34.b4 Bc8 35.h4 Be7 36.g3 Bf6 37.a3 Be6 38.Bg1 h6 39.Be3 Bf7
40.Bg1 g5 41.hxg5 hxg5 42.fxg5 Be5 43.Bf2 Bg6 44.Be3 Bxg3 45.Ne2 Be5+ 46.Kb3 Bh5

Selected Publications

External Links


  1. ^ Biography - Z.G. Vranesic
  2. ^ Professor Stephen Brown - University of Toronto
  3. ^ Michael Valenti (1974). CHUTE I, An Easily Modifiable Chess Playing Program. M.A.Sc. thesis, Depature of Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto
  4. ^ Michael Valenti, Zvonko Vranesic (1977). Experiences with CHUTE. Proceedings of the ACM conference
  5. ^ Z.G. Vranesic homepage
  6. ^ Photo of Zvonko Vranesic: 1969 Canadian Championship Playoff Match, Hart House, Toronto. Chess Canada, April, 1970, hosted by David Cohen from Canadian Chess Biographies
  7. ^ Zvonko Vranesic - Olympiads
  8. ^ Zvonko Vranesic from Wikipedia
  9. ^ Dr. Zvonko Vranesic vs Leonid Stein from chessgames.com
  10. ^ David Neil Lawrence Levy vs Dr. Zvonko Vranesic from chessgames.com

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