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Duncan Suttles: Born in San Francisco in 1945. Moved to Vancouver in 1951.

Early OTB career (1960 - 1966): He began playing chess in 1960. In his first tournament, the 1960 British Columbia (BC)High School Championship, he placed second. From 1960 - 1966 he played in approx. 32 tournaments, winning 9 of them. In the BC Championships of 1961 and 1962 he came in second and won the 1963 Championship. Also in 1963 he won the Junior title at the US Open with a score of 9-4 and placed first in the California Central Open. He placed third in the 1964 Canadian Open and fifth in the US Open , while winning the Southern California Open and the Cincinnatti Open. He was a member of the 1964 Canadian Olympic team in Tel Aviv, where he achieved a 58% score. He was a member of the 1966 team in Havana.

(I don't have his OTB career after 1966. I don't know when or where he earned his OTB GM title. I suspect, however it may have been for his performances in these Oympiads. The above was taken from GM D.A. Yanofsky's book "100 Years of Chess In Canada".)

CC Career: From what I could find, Duncan Suttles' only CC experience was his participation in the EINO HEILIMO MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL II (Section II), (1978-1982) which he won and earned his CC GM title as well. These two tournaments were of special significance because it marked the fisrt time that OTB GM's were invited to compete in a correspondence chess event alongside well known CC experts. (This is according to John F. Cleeve, writing in the August 1982, #438, issue of CHECK!. I'm not sure how accurate this is, though.) Duncan also became Canada's first CC GM.

The final standings was: GM-FIDE Duncan Suttles, (CAN) 12.0, Olli Koskinen (FIN) 10.5, GM Pavao keglevic (YUG) 10.0, IM-FIDE Kaarle Ojanen (FIN) 10.0, GM Kornelis D.M. van leens Dijkstra (NLD) 9.5, IM Gustavo Bartis (ARG) 9.0, GM Matvas Berta (YUG) 8.5, Walter J. Mooy (NLD) 8.0, WIM Juliane Hund (BRD) 8.0, IM Manfred Madler (BRD) 7.5, GM Igor Morosow (RUS) 7.5, Kalevi Kaunonen (FIN) 7.5, IM Torsten Hultquist (S?) 7.0, IM Stevan Letic (YUG) 6.0, GM Lucius Endzelins (AUS) 6.0, IM Fazil Atabek (TUN) 6.0, Pekka Nikkanen (FIN) 3.0.

The following is a selection of Duncan Suttles' games from this event:

( These games were published in CHECK! # 439, OCT. 1982 , without notes.) Suttles seems to have opened all his games with White with 1.g3.

White: D. Suttles

Black: O. Koskinen

1.g3 Nf6 2.d3 e5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bg2 d5 5.0-0 Be7 6.a3 0-0 7.b4 e4 8.Nfd2 exd3 9.cxd3 Be6 10.Nf3 Nd7 11.Bb2 Bf6 12.Qc2 Nde5 13.Nbd2 Nxf3 14.Nxf3 Nxf3 Bxb2 15,Qxb2 a6 16.Rfc1 Qd6 17.Rc2 Rfe8 18.Rac1 h6 19.Nd4 Nxd4 20.Qxd4 c6 21.Rc5 Bf5 22.e4 Be6 23.exd5 Red8 24.a4 cxd5 25.a5 Rac8 26.Rxc8 Bxc8 27.Qb6 Bf5 28.Qxd6 Rxd6 29.Rc5 Be6 30.d4 Kf8 31.f4 g6 32.Bf3 Ke8 33.Rc7 Rd7 34.Rxd7 Kxd7 35.f5 gxf5 36.Kf2 Kd6 37.Ke3 Bd7 ½ - ½ .

White: Ducan Suttles

Black: Lucius Endzelins

King's Indian Attack

1.g3 Nf6 2.Bg2 d5 3.d3 e5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.0-0 0-0 6.Ndd2 h6 7.e4 dxe4 8.dxe4 Be6 9.Qe2 Qd7 10.b3 Qc6 11.Bb2 Nbd7 12.Rfc1 b6 13.h3 a5 14.a3 Nh7 15.Kh2 f6 16.Nh4 Rfe8 17.Nf5 Bf8 18.h4 Nc5 19.Nf1 Kh8 20.N1e3 Rad8 21.Rd1 Bf7 22.Nd5 Qb7 23.Qf1 c6 24.Nc3 Ne6 25.Rxd8 Rxd8 26.Rd1 Rxd1 27.Qxd1 Qc7 28.Qd2 h5 29.Ne2 g6 30.Ne3 Nf4 31.gxf4 exf4 32.Nc4 f3 33.Qf4 Qxf4 34.Nxf4 fxg2 35.Kxg2 Bc5 36.a4 Kg8 37.Nd3 Bxc4 38.bxc4 Bd6 39.c5 Bc7 40.cxb6 Bxb6 41.Bc3 Kf7 42.Nb2 Nf8 43.Nc4 Nd7 44.Bxa5 Bxa5 45.Nxa5 Nc5 46.Nxc6 Nxa4 47.Nd4 1-0.

White: K. Kaunonen

Black: Duncan Suttles


1.e4 g6 2.d4 d6 3.c3 Nf6 4.Bd3 e5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.h3 Bg7 7.Be3 0-0 8.d5 Ne7 9.g4 c6 10.c4 cxd5 11.cxd5 Nexd5 12.exd5 e4 13.Be2 exf3 14.Bxf3 Nd7 15.Nc3 f5 16.Be2 Qh4 17.Qd2 fxg4 18.Bxg4 Ne5 19.0-0-0 Bxg4 20.hxg4 Qxg4 21.Rdg1 Qf5 22.Rg5 Qf3 23.Rh4 Rac8 24.Qc2 Nc4 0-1.

White: Duncan Suttles

Black: M. Berta

1.g3 g6 2.Bg2 Bg7 3.e4 e5 4.Ne2 Nc6 5.0-0 Nge7 6.f4 d6 7.d3 0-0 8.Nbc3 Be6 9.a4 d5 10.a5 a6 11.Kh1 b5 12.axb6 cxb6 13.exd5 Nxd5 14.fexe5 Nxe5 15.d4 Nc4 16.Nf4 Nxf4 17.Rxf4 g5 18.Rf1 Bxd4 19.Ne4 Bxb2 20.Qh5 f6 21.Bxb2 Nxb2 22.Nxg5 fxg5 23.Rf8+ Qxf8 24.Qxg5+ Qg7 25.Qxg7+ Kxg7 26.Bxa8 a5 27.Rb1 Nc4 28.Be4 Kf6 29.Bxh7 1-0.

White: P. Nikkanen

Black: Duncan Suttles

1.e4 g6 2.d4 d6 3.Nc3 a6 4.a4 Bg7 5.Be3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2 e5 8.d5 Nce7 9.0-0 Bc8 10.Nd2 f5 11.exf5 gxf5 12.f4 e4 13.Bh5+ Kf8 14.Nb3 Nf6 15.Be2 Qe8 16.Qd2 Rg8 17.Kh1 Bh8 18.Bc4 Rg6 19.Nd4 Rh6 20.Bg1 Qg6 21.Ra3 Nh5 0-1.

White: Duncan Suttles

Black: Juliane Hund

King's Indian Attack

1.g3 e5 2.Bg2 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.0-0 0-0 6.Nbd2 h6 7.e4 dxe4 8.dxe4 Be6 9.Qe2 Qd7 10.Nc4 Qb5 11.b3 Bxc4 12.bxc4 Qc6 13.Nd4 Qa6 14.Nf5 Re8 15.Kh1 Nbd7 16.Rg1 Bf8 17.g4 g5 18.h4 Nh7 19.hxg5 hxg5 20.Kh2 Nc5 21.Rh1 Ne6 22.Kg1 Nf4 23.Qf3 Rad8 24.Bf1 Bg7 25.Rb1 Qc6 26.Rb3 b6 27.Qg3 Rd1 28.Bxf4 1-0.

White: Duncan Suttles

Black: S. Letic

Siclian Defense

1.g3 c5 2.Bg2 Nc6 3.e4 g6 4.Ne2 Bg7 5.0-0 d6 6.c3 Nf6 7.d4 0-0 8.dxc5 dxc5 9.Be3 Nd7 10.f4 Qc7 11.a4 Rd8 12.Na3 a6 13.Qc2 b6 14.b4 Bb7 15.Rab1 Rab8 16.Rfd1 Na7 17.b5 Nf6 18.h3 Rxd1+ 19.Rxd1 axb5 20.axb5 Ne8 21.Qd3 Nd6 22.e5 Nf5 23.Bf2 Bxg2 24.Kxg2 Bf8 25.Qd7 Qd7+ 26.Qxb7 Rxb7 27.g4 Ng7 28.Bh4 h6 29.c4 Ne6 30.f5 Ng7 31.Ng3 g5 32.Bxg5 hxg5 33.Rd8 f6 34.Ne4 fxe5 35.Nb1 Rc7 36.Nbc3 Rc8 37.Rd7 Ra8 38.f6 Nc8 39.fxg7 Kxg7 40.Rd8 1-0.

White: Igor Morosow

Black: Duncan Suttles

1.e4 g6 2.d4 d6 3.Nc3 a6 4.f4 b5 5.Nf3 Bb7 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.0-0 c5 8.d5 c4 9.Be2 Ngf6 10.a3 Nc5 11.Qd4 Bg7 12.e5 Nfd7 13.a4 b4 14.Ne4 dxe5 15.fxe5 Nxe4 16.Qxe4 e6 17.Bxc4 Nb6 18.Bb3 Nxd5 19.Rf2 a5 20.Bg5 Qb6 21.Bxd5 Bxd5 22.Qf4 Bxf3 23.Qxf3 0-0 24.Be7 Bxe5 25.Bxf8 Rxf8 26.c3 bxc3 27.bxc3 Qc7 28.g3 Qxc3 29.Qxc3 Bxc3 30.Rd1 ½ - ½ .

Jonathan Berry: Born September 11, 1953 in Chilliwack, BC (Canada). By trade he's a chess journalist(I believe he is also active in Chess publishing at the moment.) with a keen interest in micro-computers. In otb chess, he won the 1974 Mexican Open and placed 2nd in 1981 Canadian Open. His best results was a 9-6 in the Canadian Zonal, 1975. He won the Championship of Ottawa three years in a row from 1976 to 1978. He won the 1990 Keres Memorial and BC Open.

He was business manager of the Chess Federation of Canada from 1975 to 1985. An Arbiter at the Pan American Championship in 1974, Vancouver 1975, Chess Olympics 1984, World Blitz and Active Championship 1988. He earned his IA title in 1975.

He started CC in his early teens. He played for a short while, then quite. He returned at age 22. He won the Canadian CC Championship twice in three tries and he won the 3rd NAICCC. He placed second in CCCA-60 behind Erik Bang and took 4th place in 13th WCCC Candidates (3/4) and qualified for the Final. He's also played on Canadian teams in the North Atlantic Team Tournament and the CC Olympiads 10 & 11 and 12. He earned his ICCF IM title in 1983 and his ICCF GM title in 1985, as a result of his performance in Canada's CCCA-60 tournament.

(This fairly up to date).

Jean Hébert: Born 11 November 1957 in Montreal, Quebec. He's been a chess professional since 1980. He was chess columnist for the French newspaper La Presse and he recently released instructional chess videos both in French and English (around 1989 or 1990), He is currently the Editor of Echec + and columnist , the magazine of the Quebec Chess Federation. He started CC play at age of 16, but he still sees himself as primarily an OTB player. In 1978 he gained the OTB IM, by winning the Canadian Closed Championship. Since then his successes have included an 8 ½ - 3 ½ score at the Lucerne Olympics, missing a GM norm by a half a point.

In CC his successes include a second place finish in the 1976 Canadian CC Championship, two wins in ICCF master class tournaments, a second place finish in the 3rd NAICCC and a 4th place finish in the CCC-60, which earned him the ICCF GM title in 1984.(I believe he has also participated in a WCCC ¾ Final, but I have no information on this. In addition he may participated in other Invitional tournaments, that I'm not aware of.) He is currently experimenting with email chess with the IECC. He is also a member of the CCCA executive without portforlio, and was a one time Vice-President of the CCCA and CHECK! Editor (French Edition).

Robert Kiviaho: Born in Sudbury, Ontario in 1950. In his Diamond Dust Bio he mentions that he teaches piano to a number of students.

CC Career: He started to seriously play in 1976, but had played a bit back in 1972, without much success. His first victory of note was his winning of the Canadian CC Closed Championship (K-35) with a remarkable score of 13-0! He then went on to win his board in the 3rd Pan American Team tournament with 7 wins and two draws. He has subsequently won a few more Canadian CC Championships. By placing 3rd in CCCA-60 he earned the ICCF GM title. Since the CCCA-60 tournament Robert Kiviaho has played on the CCCA Teams in the CC Oympiads and NATT and has participated in a number of Invitationals. (I don't have his results in these events on hand. I believe has also played in a WCCC ½ or ¾ Final or both.)