I remember short sci-fi story about man, who was selected to be a colonist on some planet. He hadn't any superhuman abilities, excluding one - he was extremaly unlucky. Because of some colonization paradigm, sending people like him had a purpose - it allowed to see if a "normal" man can survive on a colonized planet.

It was story from short story collection of some American writer from 70s - 80s.

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    Could it be the same as this one?
    – SQB
    Jul 7, 2014 at 13:24

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Thanks to SQB comment I found out this story - it is "Minimum Man" by Robert Sheckley. Similar question was already asked here.

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