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Oleg Romanishin
  
Number of games in database: 2,093
Years covered: 1966 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2452
Highest rating achieved in database: 2615

Overall record: +722 -382 =980 (58.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 9 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (127) 
    B23 B40 B50 B52 B30
 Reti System (99) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Queen's Pawn Game (96) 
    A46 E00 A40 D02 A41
 Ruy Lopez (75) 
    C93 C78 C77 C72 C80
 English (70) 
    A15 A14 A13 A10 A17
 King's Indian (68) 
    E63 E60 E62 E64 E66
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (243) 
    C96 C69 C87 C85 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (179) 
    C96 C87 C85 C91 C84
 Queen's Indian (120) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16 E14
 Sicilian (86) 
    B46 B44 B40 B27 B22
 Nimzo Indian (84) 
    E44 E38 E34 E32 E41
 English (77) 
    A17 A13 A15 A11 A12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Romanishin vs Petrosian, 1975 1-0
   Romanishin vs Ivanchuk, 1986 1-0
   I D Dorfman vs Romanishin, 1977 0-1
   J A Hedman Senarega vs Romanishin, 1977 0-1
   Romanishin vs Marjanovic, 1972 1-0
   Smyslov vs Romanishin, 1979 0-1
   Romanishin vs K Mueller, 1992 1-0
   Ribli vs Romanishin, 1982 1/2-1/2
   Mikhalchishin vs Romanishin, 1981 0-1
   Romanishin vs Plaskett, 1977 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)
   50th USSR Championship (1983)
   USSR Championship (1976)
   13th Unive Tournament (Open) (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Hastings Chess Congress 2015/16 (2015)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   Isle of Man Open (2016)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1977 by Phony Benoni
   USSR Championship 1974 by suenteus po 147
   USSR Championship 1975 by Phony Benoni
   Amsterdam IBM 1978 by suenteus po 147
   Tallinn 1987 by Chessdreamer
   B23; B24; B25 and B26 white/black by 5nizza
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1985 by suenteus po 147

RECENT GAMES:
   Romanishin vs Epishin (Dec-23-16) 1/2-1/2
   E Vorobiov vs Romanishin (Dec-22-16) 1/2-1/2
   Romanishin vs T Beerdsen (Dec-21-16) 1-0
   Daniel Garcia Ramos vs Romanishin (Dec-20-16) 1/2-1/2
   Romanishin vs Gerard Ayats Llobera (Dec-19-16) 1-0

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OLEG ROMANISHIN
(born Jan-10-1952, 65 years old) Ukraine
PRONUNCIATION:
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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 2,093  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Romanishin vs M Steinberg 0-121 1966 UkraineC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. Romanishin vs V Zurakhov 1-032 1968 URSB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
3. Lutikov vs Romanishin  1-027 1968 URSB30 Sicilian
4. Romanishin vs P Sangla  ½-½30 1968 RigaB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
5. Reimann vs Romanishin  1-038 1968 RigaE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
6. Romanishin vs Popov  0-133 1968 RigaA25 English
7. Karpov vs Romanishin 1-040 1968 09, Riga ttD00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. G Piesina vs Romanishin 1-029 1968 RigaC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
9. Romanishin vs B Nisman  0-134 1968 RigaC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
10. A Lisenko vs Romanishin  ½-½21 1968 RigaA12 English with b3
11. Romanishin vs I Mikliaev  ½-½41 1968 RigaC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
12. Romanishin vs V Kirpichnikov  0-160 1968 RigaC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
13. M Steinberg vs Romanishin  ½-½14 1968 RigaD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. Romanishin vs Cihelashvili 0-138 1968 RigaB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
15. S Makarichev vs Romanishin  0-167 1969 BeltsyC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
16. K Hulak vs Romanishin  0-135 1969 URS-JUG m U18B32 Sicilian
17. Z Gofshtein vs Romanishin  1-066 1969 BeltsyE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. Romanishin vs Beliavsky  0-139 1969 BeltsyB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
19. G Piesina vs Romanishin  ½-½34 1969 BeltsyB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
20. V Tukmakov vs Romanishin  ½-½41 1970 URS-ch U18D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. Romanishin vs Lutikov  ½-½34 1971 URS-ch sfC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
22. J Barle vs Romanishin  1-026 1971 YerevanC34 King's Gambit Accepted
23. E Mukhin vs Romanishin  ½-½22 1971 VilniusC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
24. Romanishin vs Beliavsky  0-154 1971 SukhumiB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
25. Romanishin vs Vaganian 1-056 1971 USSR 11/185C19 French, Winawer, Advance
 page 1 of 84; games 1-25 of 2,093  PGN Download
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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.

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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
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Biographical story of Eugenio Torre.

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Jan-15-13
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  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  mistermac: Albertan posted a pic on p#7.

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

Feb-15-13
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  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
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  wordfunph: Inside Chess once dubbed him as GM Oleg "Never Say Draw" Romanishin.
Sep-23-13
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  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  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.

Mar-05-15  tessathedog: Gee...I sought out this page because I spotted GM Romanishin playing here at Bad Worishofen and really wanted to read up on him...only to have to wade through pages of totally irrelevant postings. I can see that they are amusing, but surely there is a better place for them? is it not disrespectful to a prominent Grandmaster to litter his pages with material of no relevance to him or his achievements? I do not mean to offend anyone, but would like people to reflect a little on how trivial postings might be compromising the pages of highly esteemed players.
Mar-05-15  torrefan: We apologize. That's a very rare occurrence here at CG. It won't happen again.
Mar-05-15
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  zanzibar: Here's an interview, and I believe the picture from the broken link above can be found there as well:

http://www.grandcoach.com/en/coach/...

Mar-06-15  tessathedog: Many thanks Zanzibar for that fantastic Romanishin interview! Exactly what I was looking for. I really appreciate your taking the trouble to post it. Thank you. Now, my immediate ambition is to try and get a photo with Romanishin at the closing ceremony tomorrow. I am glad to read in the interview he speaks English, so he will understand my request...I couldn't manage it in Russian!
May-16-15
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  TheFocus: <A win gives one a feeling of self-affirmation, and success - a feeling of self-expression, but only a sensible harmonization between these urges can bring really great achievements in chess> - Oleg Romanishin.
Jan-10-16
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  TheFocus: Happy Birthday, Oleg!!
Oct-07-16
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  diagonal: priceless picture from the Isle of Man Open 2016: https://www.facebook.com/iominterna... (maybe it takes a second until to the corresponding photo)

His master's voice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0z...:

"A sit down with Oleg Romanishin", video interview with a living legend, recorded at the Univé Chess Open in 2014 by Chess.com

Jan-10-17
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  diagonal: Happy birthday, Oleg Romanishin. Good health, best wishes for you and many more inspiring Open Festivals to come!

Forty years ago, he achieved his biggest success, winning the international <October Revolution 60th Anniversary> tournament at Leningrad in 1977, together with Tal (Romanishin best on tie-break), ahead of 3. Smyslov, 4./5. Vaganian and Karpov, then reigning World Champion, etc. (18 players): October Revolution 60th Anniversary (1977)

In 1977, Romanishin was ranked third in the annual Chess Oscar Award (only behind Karpov and Korchnoi, ahead of 4. Tal, 5. Miles, 6. Larsen, 7. Spassky, 8. Hort, 9. Portisch, 10. Petrosian).

Jan-10-17
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  diagonal: Born 10 January 1952 in Lviv. Ukrainian Grandmaster (1976). Graduated in foreign languages. <European Junior Champion 1972-73 at Groningen>. Member of the Soviet team which won the World Student Team Championship in 1974 and 1976.

Member also of the team which won the match USSR-Rest of the World in 1984 (as substitute player with three different appearances). A participant in the Olympiad of 1978 for the USSR (team silver behind Hungary) and from 1992 until 2000 consecutively for Ukraine (one silver and two bronze team medals). In the European Team Championship, he won in 1977, 1980 and 1983 six gold medals, three times in a row with the USSR (both team and individual board gold).

In nine appearances in the USSR Championships between 1974 and 1983, his best place was Vice-Champion in 1975 (+7=5-3) shared with Boris Gulko, Mikhail Tal, and Rafael Vaganian, half a point behind Tigran Petrosian, and clear third in 1981 (behind joint winners Psakhis and Kasparov).

Notable tournament victories (selection): Odessa (USSR-championship semifinal) 1974, Novi Sad 1975, Yerevan International 1976 (ahead of joint Gulko and Savon), <Dortmund 1976> (ahead of Flesch, followed by Miles), <Hastings 1976-77> outright, <Leningrad (October Revolution 60th Anniversary)> 1977 (best on tie-break, tied with Tal, ahead of Smyslov, Vaganian and reigning World Champion Anatoly Karpov), Gausdal (Open) 1979 clear first, <Polanica Zdroj (Rubinstein Mem) 1980> as clear first, Lvov 1981 (joint with Tal), Jurmala 1983 (+9=4), <Moscow International 1985> outright (above Vaganian, Tukmakov, Sveshnikov, Geller, Razuvaev, Polugaevsky, Dolmatov, Ivkov, Ftacnik, Speelman), <Reggio Emilia 1985-86> equal first (with Andresson as best on tie-break and Ljubojevic), Yerevan International 1986, Debrecen GM 1990, Gyor (HUN-ch Open) 1990 finishing a clear two points above the rest, <Polanica Zdroj (Rubinstein Mem) 1992> (ahead of Korchnoi), Debrecen GM 1992, followed by some wins of moderate strong or smaller events on the grandmaster chess circuit, eg. Solin / Split GM 2004, Calcutta (Open, Alekhine Chess Club) 2004 (Abhijit Kunte, India was first on tie-break, Romanishin alongside the co-winners Aleksej Aleksandrov, Belarus, Ni, Hua, China, Ehsam, Ghaem Maghami, Iran, and Surya Sekhar Ganguly, India), Roma Hotel Petra 2005, Heviz, Hungary, GM Mini tournament 2010 (joint with Miton), Roseto International Chess Festival (Open) 2010, clear first, <Warsaw (MetLife Najdorf Mem, Open)> 2012 clear first.

At Tilburg in 1979, Romanishin was clear runner-up half a point only behind Karpov (and ahead of many great players of its time, namely Portisch, Sax, Larsen, Spassky, Timman, Sosonko, Huebner, Hort, Kavalek, and Smyslov on sole last place in this twelve player round robin super-tournament). At Dortmund in 1982, Romanishin took sole second (after Hort).

However, Oleg Romanishin has never made it into the FIDE Candidates but was a PCA Candidate in 1993 (via PCA Qualifying Tournament in Groningen, then losing in New York 1994 the quarter-final to Anand who won 5:2, and went on to win the whole cycle 1993-1995 to become Challenger of Kasparov in 1995). Romanishin remains a regular competitor in Open Festivals.

Best Elo rating: 2615 in 1993 (FIDE), 2735 in 1975 (SONAS chessmetrics)

Best Elo ranking: 11th, January 1977 (FIDE then yearly list), 5th, January 1975 (SONAS monthly list)

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