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Oleg Romanishin
Number of games in database: 2,082
Years covered: 1966 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2490
Highest rating achieved in database: 2615
Overall record: +713 -390 =975 (57.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      4 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (125) 
    B23 B40 B50 B52 B30
 Reti System (96) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Queen's Pawn Game (93) 
    A46 E00 A40 D02 A41
 Ruy Lopez (76) 
    C78 C93 C77 C72 C80
 English (69) 
    A15 A14 A13 A10 A17
 King's Indian (69) 
    E63 E60 E64 E62 E92
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (243) 
    C96 C69 C87 C85 C91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (179) 
    C96 C87 C85 C91 C84
 Queen's Indian (118) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16 E14
 Sicilian (87) 
    B46 B44 B40 B27 B22
 Nimzo Indian (84) 
    E44 E38 E34 E32 E41
 English (76) 
    A17 A13 A15 A11 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Romanishin vs Ivanchuk, 1986 1-0
   Romanishin vs Petrosian, 1975 1-0
   Romanishin vs Marjanovic, 1972 1-0
   Romanishin vs K Mueller, 1992 1-0
   Ribli vs Romanishin, 1982 1/2-1/2
   Romanishin vs T Kriebel, 2013 1-0
   Mikhalchishin vs Romanishin, 1981 0-1
   Larsen vs Romanishin, 1979 0-1
   Hort vs Romanishin, 1979 0-1
   Romanishin vs Anikaev, 1973 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   October Revolution 60th Anniversary (1977)
   Hockenheim Willingen GM (2006)
   Acropolis Tournament (2006)
   USSR Championship (1974)
   Riga Interzonal (1979)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   USSR Championship (1976)
   50th USSR Championship (1983)
   Tata Steel (Group C) (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Lone Pine (1981)
   13th Unive Tournament (Open) (2009)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   European Individual Championships (2013)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1974 by suenteus po 147
   USSR Championship 1977 by Phony Benoni
   USSR Championship 1975 by Phony Benoni
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1985 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1978 by suenteus po 147
   Reggio Emilia 1990/91 II by suenteus po 147
   Reggio Emilia 1985/86 by suenteus po 147

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OLEG ROMANISHIN
(born Jan-10-1952, 62 years old) Ukraine
PRONUNCIATION:
[what is this?]
Oleg Mikhailovich Romanishin was born in Lvov, then in the USSR. Awarded the IM title in 1973 and the GM title in 1976, he was European Junior Champion in 1972-73. A pupil of Viktor Emmauelovich Kart (born 1929), he has achieved fine tournament results such as =1st at the October Revolution 60th Anniversary (1977), 2nd at Tilburg 1979, =3rd at Sochi 1982, 1st at Moscow 1985, and =1st at Reggio Emilia 1985-86, but has never qualified as a FIDE Candidate.

He is reputed to have said that "Draws make me angry" and remains a strong GM with an aggressive style just a level below the top rank. He is also a leading chess opening theorist.

Wikipedia article: Oleg Romanishin


 page 1 of 84; games 1-25 of 2,082  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Romanishin vs M Steinberg 0-121 1966 UkraineC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. Romanishin vs B Nisman  0-134 1968 RigaC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
3. G Piesina vs Romanishin 1-029 1968 RigaC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
4. Lutikov vs Romanishin  1-027 1968 URSB30 Sicilian
5. Romanishin vs I Mikliaev  ½-½41 1968 RigaC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
6. A Lisenko vs Romanishin  ½-½21 1968 RigaA12 English with b3
7. M Steinberg vs Romanishin  ½-½14 1968 RigaD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. Romanishin vs V Kirpichnikov  0-160 1968 RigaC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
9. Karpov vs Romanishin 1-040 1968 09, Riga ttD00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Romanishin vs P Sangla  ½-½30 1968 RigaB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
11. Romanishin vs Cihelashvili 0-138 1968 RigaB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. Romanishin vs Popov  0-133 1968 RigaA25 English
13. Reimann vs Romanishin  1-038 1968 RigaE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
14. Romanishin vs V Zurakhov 1-032 1968 URSB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
15. Romanishin vs Beliavsky  0-139 1969 BeltsyB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
16. K Hulak vs Romanishin  0-135 1969 URS-JUG m U18B32 Sicilian
17. G Piesina vs Romanishin  ½-½34 1969 BeltsyB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
18. S Makarichev vs Romanishin  0-167 1969 BeltsyC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
19. Z Gofshtein vs Romanishin  1-066 1969 BeltsyE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. V Tukmakov vs Romanishin  ½-½41 1970 URS-ch U18D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. Szabo vs Romanishin  ½-½14 1971 GoteborgD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
22. Romanishin vs Lutikov  ½-½34 1971 URS-ch sfC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
23. Spassky vs Romanishin  ½-½25 1971 GoteborgD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. J Barle vs Romanishin  1-026 1971 YerevanC34 King's Gambit Accepted
25. Romanishin vs Kupreichik 1-018 1971 URSB27 Sicilian
 page 1 of 84; games 1-25 of 2,082  PGN Download
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Nov-08-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: "There Will Be Bled"

Coen Brothers take on the Alekhine legend.

Mar-26-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  suenteus po 147: Perhaps Romanishin's finest tournament performance was at this high level tournament: Game Collection: Leningrad 1977
Jul-27-11  I play the Fred: "Seirawan, Plain and Tall" - Bored in retirement, our hero wonders if he made the right choice after all

"No Country For Oll Men" - In the 1993 PCA qualifier, the Estonian quickly learns that there's no easy way out

"Pirates of the Khalifman" - A madcap adventure as 128 GMs try to take Khalifman's treasured title! A real knockout!

"On Goldin Pond" - The GM and his family return to the cabin every summer in this slice of life drama

"Fine's Rainbow" featuring the smash hit song, "How Are Things in Nakamura?"

Jul-30-11  BobCrisp: <Havana Can Wait> - Epic tale of <Lasker>'s attempts to duck a match with <Capablanca>.
Jul-31-11  BobCrisp: <One Hundred Men and a Girl> Not what you think - it's a <Judit Polgar> biopic.
Dec-12-11  vonKrolock: Kola Kwariani , aka "Nick the Wrestler", and Sterling Hayden in their Kubrick's 1956 "The Killing" Chess scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5Rz... there's also a version with subtitles in the same chanel
Jan-10-12  Penguincw: < He is reputed to have said "Draws make me angry" and remains a strong GM with an aggressive style just a level below the top rank. >

Interesting. Topalov hates draws so much he'd rather lose than draw.

Jan-22-12  King Death: <Riverbeast: There is a mistake in this bio that should be corrected: "...but has never qualified as a Candidate" Romanishin qualified for the PCA candidates matches in 1994>

It's true, he lost to Viswanathan Anand in the first round scoring -3 =4. Even if this isn't officially recognized I think it's worth mentioning in the bio.

May-31-12
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  Honza Cervenka: "Oll the President's Men"

True story of Ossip Bernstein and Timothy Woodward

May-31-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: "No Smile of Mona Lisa"

A docudrama on 1962 U.S. Women's Championship where Lisa Lane and Mona May Karff had to bow to Gisela Kahn Gresser

May-31-12  LoveThatJoker: "Colin Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"

The tragic tale of a chess expert who, without prior training in Martial Arts, enters an MMA competition to prove his theory that knowledge of a certain technique in chess called 'The Dragon' provides invincibility in fights and protection from wounds.

LTJ

May-31-12
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  Honza Cervenka: "Guelph and Ghibelline"

(Chess Historical Sci fi Thriller)

Boris Gelfand invents a time machine and visits medieval Florence, which is just in the middle of violent political strife between the Church party and the party of Empire. Boris plays a game of chess with Farinata degli Uberti and beats him, then he gives some free lessons on Giuoco Piano to some Church party disciples who are so grateful that they decide to take his name to designate their party. Later Dante lauds him a lot in his Divine Comedy and gives him Beatrice as companion in Paradise, where he visits Lasker, Capablanca and Tal, who promise to be his seconds in the next match for the World Chess champion title. Later in the ninth ring of hell Boris finds Farinata to play chess with Kirsam and Danailov.

Jun-01-12
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  Honza Cervenka: <"Oll the President's Men"

True story of Ossip Bernstein and Timothy Woodward>

Of course, I should add that the picture is directed by Tomasz Pakula and that we will see there as featured characters among others Rodney Nixon, Arnaud Colson, Scott Kissinger, Jim H Dean, Bernard W Barker, John Mitchell, G. Gordon Liddy, Adam Hunt, George Sturgis, J McCord, E Martinez, Ron Ziegler, and a lot of people from R Washington Evening Post Ladder. Of course, Bernstein and Woodward will enjoy assistance of enigmatic Deep Thought (Computer), and famous "Katie Graham 's gonna get her tit caught in a big fat wringer" scene will be there too.

Jun-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: E.T. the Extra-Torrestrial

Biographical story of Eugenio Torre.

Jun-22-12  I play the Fred: "The King and I" - Documentary wherein <IplaytheFred> describes his typical endgame
Jan-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: One of the more active older players? Good luck in Holland, Mr. Romanishin.
Jan-15-13  fisayo123: No pic? such a shame.
Feb-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  mistermac: Albertan posted a pic on p#7.

Mr Romanishin looks a thoroughly affable man, I must say.

Feb-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <mistermac> Early in Romanishin's international career, there was a piece which covered one of his tournament victories.

While I don't recall whether it was in Chess Life or BCM, that article noted that, for all his ferocity at the board, he was very much a gentleman away from it and quite a decent man to meet, unlike some other top players of the time.

May-19-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Inside Chess once dubbed him as GM Oleg "Never Say Draw" Romanishin.
Sep-23-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Funny: first 9 games here are decisive, 8 of them losses. Did Romanishin not win at all when he was a teenager? :D:D:D
Nov-01-13  RedShield: From Here to Eternity - Anna Ushenina's latest instructional DVD shows how to mate with B+N vs K.

The Bitter Tea of Jennifer Shahade - our heroine battles patriarchy, the scales and her aversion to artificial sweeteners.

Dec-19-13
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  waustad: Here's a pic from when he was young in Lviv with Mikhalchishin and Beliavsky: http://en.chessbase.com/portals/4/f...
Dec-19-13
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  keypusher: <waustad: Here's a pic from when he was young in Lviv with Mikhalchishin and Beliavsky: http://en.chessbase.com/portals/4/f>...

Ah, to be young and in Lviv!

Apr-11-14
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  tamar: "The Latvian Railway Man"

Vassily Ivanchuk is brilliant in the title role, showing his critics that revenge is never a straight line.

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