Duncan Suttles

Duncan Suttles, chess grandmaster (b at San Francisco, Calif 21 Dec 1945). He moved to Vancouver as a child and became Canada's second grandmaster in 1972.

Duncan Suttles, chess grandmaster (b at San Francisco, Calif 21 Dec 1945). He moved to Vancouver as a child and became Canada's second grandmaster in 1972. He played on 6 Canadian national teams in the World Olympiads beginning at Tel Aviv (1964), and represented Canada in the Interzonal tournaments of 1967 and 1970. He won the Canadian Closed Championship in 1969 and the Canadian Open in Ottawa in 1973. In 1975 he retired from tournaments to concentrate on stock analysis and correspondence chess. In 1981 he received the title of correspondence grandmaster and returned to over-the-board play to share first place in international competition in Vancouver. Suttles is also a pioneer of modern chess strategy, particularly the King's Fianchetto Defence.