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Yrjo A Rantanen
Number of games in database: 196
Years covered: 1972 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2294 (2288 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2465

Overall record: +59 -82 =55 (44.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B93 B90 B83 B95 B56
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B93 B90 B95 B99 B96
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C91 C65 C70 C96 C72
 French Defense (13) 
    C18 C02 C19 C13 C07
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B13 B14 B15
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C91 C96 C84
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (23) 
    B27 B22 B42 B51 B25
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C68 C75 C70 C64 C60
 Reti System (8) 
    A04 A06
 King's Indian (7) 
    E81 E91 E96 E90 E83
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (7) 
    D20 D27 D21 D22 D23
 English (7) 
    A10 A13 A19 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Rantanen vs T Tuomala, 1992 1-0
   Y Rantanen vs B Denman, 1972 1-0
   Y Rantanen vs B Ivanovic, 1979 1-0
   W Schmidt vs Y Rantanen, 1989 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   World Senior Teams Championship (50+) (2017)

   🏆 TCh-FIN -18
   T Seeman vs Y Rantanen (Oct-21-17) 1-0
   Y Rantanen vs Huzman (May-01-17) 0-1
   Vaganian vs Y Rantanen (Apr-30-17) 1-0
   H J Cordes vs Y Rantanen (Apr-29-17) 1-0
   Y Rantanen vs Short (Apr-28-17) 0-1

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(born Apr-23-1950, 69 years old) Finland

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Yrjö Aukusti Rantanen was born in Tampere. Awarded the IM title in 1977 and the GM title in 1981, he won the Finnish Championship in 1978 and 1986. In tournaments he was 3rd at Helsinki 1981 and 1st at Järvenpää in 1982.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 196  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Hernandez vs Y Rantanen 1-0201972SkopjeE81 King's Indian, Samisch
2. Y Rantanen vs B Denman 1-0201972SkopjeB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
3. Savon vs Y Rantanen  1-0411972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 1A15 English
4. M Christoph vs Y Rantanen  0-1721973Ribe 6 Nations chTA07 King's Indian Attack
5. Y Rantanen vs T Wibe  0-1291973Ribe 6 Nations chTB06 Robatsch
6. B Jansson vs Y Rantanen 1-0131973Ribe 6 Nations chTE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
7. Y Rantanen vs S Fedder  0-1401973Ribe 6 Nations chTB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. I Johannsson vs Y Rantanen  1-0501973Ribe 6 Nations chTA04 Reti Opening
9. E Kristiansen vs Y Rantanen ½-½431974Radio MatchB42 Sicilian, Kan
10. Y Rantanen vs Reshevsky  0-1241974Olympiad Final-AB89 Sicilian
11. Y Rantanen vs I Bilek  0-1211974Olympiad Final-AB06 Robatsch
12. Y Rantanen vs R Lontoc  1-0741974Olympiad Final-AB15 Caro-Kann
13. Y Rantanen vs Keres  0-1231975TallinnC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. L Lengyel vs Y Rantanen  ½-½171975TallinnA34 English, Symmetrical
15. Bronstein vs Y Rantanen  1-0341975TallinnE08 Catalan, Closed
16. Hort vs Y Rantanen  1-0191975TallinnD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. I Nei vs Y Rantanen  1-0351975TallinnA35 English, Symmetrical
18. D Marovic vs Y Rantanen  ½-½441975TallinnD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
19. Y Rantanen vs Lombardy  0-1311975TallinnC57 Two Knights
20. Y Rantanen vs L Espig  0-1431975TallinnA55 Old Indian, Main line
21. Y Rantanen vs Gipslis  ½-½491975TallinnE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. Taimanov vs Y Rantanen  ½-½461975TallinnD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Spassky vs Y Rantanen  1-0481975TallinnB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. J Ost-Hansen vs Y Rantanen  ½-½171976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. Y Rantanen vs A H Williams  1-0301976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-23-06  BIDMONFA: Yrjo A Rantanen


Feb-02-09  cruiseyleemorph: Not that relevant but this guy has the lowest bullet and blitz rating of any GM on ICC. Interesting stat anyway. His handle is Rahjus.
Apr-23-09  WhiteRook48: Hello, and happy birthday... Mr...Who?
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: i have my record that Yrjo is from Costa Rica but why his bio says Finland... anyone? he turns 60 today..
Apr-23-10  FHBradley: To the best of my knowledge, Yrjö is as Finn as a Finn can be. Happy birthday, BTW!
Mar-14-19  Ilkka Salonen: He also won individual gold medal on board 2 at the chess olympiad of 1980.
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