GM Krunoslav Hulak Died After a Short Illness

Время публикации: 25.10.2015 17:29 | Последнее обновление: 25.10.2015 18:07

Croatian GM Krunoslav Hulak died on October 23, 2015 at the age of 64 after a short illness of lung cancer.

Hulak in 1977. Photo credit: Wikipedia

Krunoslav Hulak was born in Osijek on May 25, 1951. He earned his Grandmaster title in 1976 after becoming the champion of Yugoslavia. He played twice in the Interzonal tournaments in the cycle for the World Championship.

Hulak was a longtime Croatian and former Yugoslavia national team member, and has played at six Olympiads and six European championships. With the Yugoslavian team, he took silver medal at the European Championships in Haifa in 1989. In 2005, he won the Croatian national championship.

His other notable tournament performances have been:

Lublin 1976 - equal 2nd
Amsterdam IBM tournament 1977 - 2nd
Osijek 1980 - equal 1st
Sombor 1980 - equal 1st
Budva 1981 - 2nd
Banja Luka 1983 - equal 1st
Zagreb 1985 - 2nd
Wijk aan Zee-B 1986 - 1st
Banja Luka 1987 - equal 1st
Belgrade Open 1989 (an extremely strong open) - 1st
Solin 2000 - 2nd

Krunoslav Hulak worked as a trainer in Zagreb chess federation and later he also was a team captain of the Croatian national team.

He shared a big passion for blitz.

"Kruno" was very popular in chess circles and the chess world has suffered a great loss.

Info: GM Alojzije Jankovic


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