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Antti Pyhala
Number of games in database: 43
Years covered: 1977 to 1996
Overall record: +23 -11 =9 (64.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-24-1954, died Sep-15-1997, 42 years old) Finland

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Antti Pyhälä was Finnish champion in 1984 and 1989. He suffered from rheumatoid arthritis since his childhood, and died at only 42 years of age.

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Pyhala vs J Salonen 1-039 1977 HelsinkiB42 Sicilian, Kan
2. J Aijala vs A Pyhala  1-037 1980 FIN-chB44 Sicilian
3. A Pyhala vs G P Gruen  1-040 1985 PohjaC51 Evans Gambit
4. A Pyhala vs L Christiansen  1-057 1986 ReykjavikB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
5. Alburt vs A Pyhala 1-027 1986 04, ReykjavikD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. M Kivisto vs A Pyhala  0-141 1986 Ch FinlandC25 Vienna
7. A Pyhala vs Z Rahman  ½-½51 1986 Dubai ol (Men)C02 French, Advance
8. A Eriksson vs A Pyhala  0-132 1987 Rilton CupA10 English
9. J Kekki vs A Pyhala  0-161 1987 EspooA81 Dutch
10. P Lukacs vs A Pyhala  0-142 1987 EspooA81 Dutch
11. A Nokso-Koivisto vs A Pyhala  0-137 1988 FIN-chC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. R Nevanlinna vs A Pyhala  0-128 1988 FIN-chA80 Dutch
13. J Paavilainen vs A Pyhala  0-137 1988 FIN-chA04 Reti Opening
14. M Schinis vs A Pyhala 1-042 1989 EU-chT (Men)A80 Dutch
15. S Smagin vs A Pyhala  0-130 1989 Kotov memC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. E Hintikka vs A Pyhala  0-150 1989 FIN-chTC77 Ruy Lopez
17. K Tikkanen vs A Pyhala  1-036 1989 ch FinlandA80 Dutch
18. A Pyhala vs Savon  0-147 1989 Kotov memB50 Sicilian
19. M Krasenkow vs A Pyhala  1-034 1989 OdessaD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. A Pyhala vs I Nei  0-152 1989 HelsinkiC02 French, Advance
21. A Pyhala vs L Hazai  ½-½31 1989 Helsinki (Finland)C50 Giuoco Piano
22. K Pulkkinen vs A Pyhala  ½-½48 1989 FIN-chTC77 Ruy Lopez
23. A Pyhala vs M Rytshagov  1-037 1989 Estonia vs. FinlandB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. M Rytshagov vs A Pyhala  0-136 1989 Estonia vs. FinlandC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
25. Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Pyhala  1-049 1989 Ch Europe (team), Haifa (Israel)B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-17-08  paavoh: One of the furious attackers in the Finnish chess scene in the 80s. GM Minev comments on one of his games in the latest Chesscafe column of Dec 17, 2008. Please see:
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  wordfunph: according to IM Tibor Karolyi, this guy is a very dangerous tactical player with GM scalps collection.
Dec-16-11  waustad: Here is a drawing:
Feb-21-12  paavoh: He passed away in 1997 after a severe illness. They say his appearance and calm demeanor fooled many an opponent to play too casually.
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