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Tomas Oral
Number of games in database: 919
Years covered: 1989 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2508 (2498 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555

Overall record: +400 -190 =325 (61.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (198) 
    B40 B52 B51 B31 B30
 French Defense (60) 
    C06 C05 C07 C03 C04
 French Tarrasch (57) 
    C06 C07 C05 C03 C04
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C69 C63 C67 C61 C60
 Caro-Kann (24) 
    B14 B15 B12 B13 B17
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (19) 
    C69 C68
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (119) 
    B47 B48 B32 B30 B40
 Grunfeld (69) 
    D85 D91 D80 D86 D94
 King's Indian (61) 
    E63 E60 E92 E97 E73
 Sicilian Taimanov (50) 
    B47 B48 B49 B46
 Pirc (26) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Reti System (21) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Biolek vs Oral, 1997 0-1
   Oral vs M Kantorik, 2000 1-0
   Oral vs Kasparov, 2001 1-0
   Oral vs Navara, 2003 1-0
   Oral vs G Vescovi, 1995 1-0
   Oral vs P Jelen, 1995 1-0
   Oral vs I Krush, 2001 1-0
   Y Shulman vs Oral, 1995 0-1
   Oral vs M Rachela, 1997 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Greenland Open (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   36th Olympiad (2004)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1995 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   2000 Capablanca memorial (elite) by gauer
   1995 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   2001 Montreal by gauer
   1994 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer

   Oral vs S Jasny (Feb-26-17) 1-0
   Oral vs V Svoboda (Jan-29-17) 1-0
   M Konopka vs Oral (Jan-28-17) 1/2-1/2
   Oral vs L Langner (Jan-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   S Vesselovsky vs Oral (Jan-09-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Dec-24-1977, 39 years old) Czech Republic

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Wikipedia article: Tom%C3%A1%C5%A1 Oral

 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 919  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Oral vs T Polak  ½-½35 1989 CZE-ch U16B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
2. V Babula vs Oral  1-036 1989 CZE-ch U16E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. M Pribyl vs Oral  1-039 1989 CZE-ch U16A46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Oral vs D Gross 0-126 1989 CZE-ch U16C50 Giuoco Piano
5. Oral vs M Horak  ½-½16 1989 CZE-ch U16B33 Sicilian
6. P Jirovsky vs Oral  1-038 1989 CZE-ch U16E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. Votava vs Oral  0-128 1989 CZE-ch U16C30 King's Gambit Declined
8. Oral vs V Rasik  0-139 1989 CZE-ch U16B86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
9. M Jirovsky vs Oral  1-051 1989 CZE-ch U16A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
10. P Belaska vs Oral  1-054 1989 CZE-ch U16C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
11. Oral vs P Cech ½-½15 1989 CZE-ch U16C06 French, Tarrasch
12. Hybl vs Oral  0-126 1990 Sumperk opD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
13. Oral vs P Folk ½-½43 1990 CSR-chT 9091B33 Sicilian
14. K Petrik vs Oral  1-032 1990 Bratislava Slovan opC44 King's Pawn Game
15. Oral vs Z Pokorny  1-039 1990 CSR-chT 9091C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
16. Oral vs J Hudecek  0-162 1990 Bratislava Slovan opB03 Alekhine's Defense
17. Oral vs R Tewski  ½-½20 1990 Sumperk opB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
18. Oral vs J Subrt  ½-½56 1990 CSR-chT 9091C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
19. Oral vs J Sorsak Sr  1-039 1990 Bratislava Slovan opC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
20. J Kourek vs Oral 1-040 1990 CSR-chT 9091D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
21. M Kebis vs Oral  0-149 1990 Bratislava Slovan opA38 English, Symmetrical
22. V Talla vs Oral  ½-½37 1990 CSR-chT 9091E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
23. M Muron vs Oral  0-158 1990 CSR-chT 9091C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
24. L Pala vs Oral  1-035 1990 Sumperk opA16 English
25. Jaroslav Vlasin vs Oral  ½-½58 1990 CSR-chT 9091D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 919  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jul-14-04  Jesuitic Calvinist: Thanks, Meloncio: it is a long (and confused) story.

I see from your CV that are from Spain, the home of the Jesuits (as well as home of the early chess greats like Ruy Lopez, of course).

I am also very interested in chess history, particularly the very old players like Greco, Philidor and Morphy.

Dec-10-06  Karpova: http://www.stuttgarter-schachfreund...

He became a hero after beating Kasparov (see notable games) in a clock simul against the czech team: <Tomas Oral, nearly 300 rating points less than Garry could have secured a draw after 20 moves by repeating the position three times, instead he decided to keep Garry busy and continued the game in order to help his compatriots. He would soon regret his decision as Garry built up a promising advantage.> <Down to his last two opponents, the Czech team was optimistic. Garry had erred badly on board four and with a flourish Oral had netted Garry's Queen for Rook and Knight! Perhaps the Czech's would manage 2-2? It wasn't to be. Babula got his Rook trapped on the a5-square and in a Bishop's of opposite colored position Garry played magnificently to score his second victory. This meant that all the pressure was on Oral to save the day. Garry held steady, doing his best to create a fortress of Rook and Knight versus Queen. Well into the sixth hour of play the experts were mixed in their view. GM Seirawan opined that Garry should win it as White but hold it as Black. "Kasparov didn't become the World's number one player by losing worse positions!" he said.

In the end, GM Seirawan was surprised. Oral earned an impressive victory to make the day a respectable 2 1/2 - 1 1/2 result.>

<Tomas Oral was the big hero for the Czechs after he defeated Kasparov in the first encounter between the world’s highest rated player and the Czech National Team. The board four player was clearly enjoying the attention that came with the success, despite the Czech team losing the first round by the narrowest of margins. Garry took his loss gracefully. He joined former prime minister Vaclav Klaus, Bessel Kok, Terrence Valeski CEO of Eurotel and a few other distinguished guests for a specially organized dinner in the museum of Antonin Dvorak>

Garry won 5.5-2.5

Dec-10-06  slomarko: Garry erred with 27...d5
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  whiteshark: Why haven't I ever heard of him?
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  whiteshark: Let's talk about ... toothpaste, Tomas Oral.
Aug-04-08  RoyalFlush: This guy is in for some obscene puns..
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  whiteshark: (* December 24, 1977 in Olomouc) is a Czech GM since 1999.


Nov-29-08  MoonlitKnight: This guy is notorious for getting into serious time trouble in every game.
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  technical draw: Not too many puns here. What a waste. When he takes a bath is that called Oral Hygiene? hahahahaha!!
Apr-10-09  Dredge Rivers: Any relation to Oral Roberts?
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  GrahamClayton: Has he ever played Gyula Sax?
May-07-10  jstufflebean: Oral is a woodpusher.
May-07-10  ozmikey: A funny guy. He and Radek Kalod stayed at my flat in Sydney for a few days before an international tournament there in 1999, and Oral LOVED being in a warm climate for once (in summer)...we took him to a pool one day and just couldn't get him out of there!

He had incredibly quick sight of the board, too. I played a blitz game with Kalod one night (he beat me, of course) and we were looking at the game afterwards, considering a defence I could have played but didn't, and wondering how he could have refuted it. We'd looked at it for a good few minutes when Oral came up (he'd been listening to some music on his walkman in another room) and INSTANTLY flashed out a brilliant tactical trick that, we later discovered, was the perfect solution.

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  diceman: <GrahamClayton: Has he ever played Gyula Sax?>

Oral Sax 1997 is one of
Bill Clinton's favorite games.

Dec-14-11  hedgeh0g: As opposed to other males who don't care for it much?

What's your point?

Jan-15-15  jrofrano: Tomas Oral is the first GM as part of my new series called the GM Spotlight!

Apr-04-15  A.T PhoneHome: After his win against Kasparov he needed no oral presentations.
Apr-04-15  A.T PhoneHome: Not too many puns? Yeah right. :P

S Gross vs Oral, 1999

Dec-24-15  Flipboard Newsstand: Tomas Oral has the Best Job in the world!
Dec-24-15  Sularus: I bet he never considered the Missionary life.
Dec-24-15  AsosLight: This guy should be a powerhouse in tropical tournaments. Warm and wet is just perfect for Oral.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Oral! <Sularus> I used to do missionary work & I must say that was the most enjoyable time in my life. I plan to get back into missions work again eventually...hopefully sometime next year!
Dec-24-15  Sularus: <eternaloptimist> awesome! people like you make this world a better place. keep it up!
Dec-24-16  BIDMONFA: Tomas Oral

ORAL, Tomas

Dec-24-16  Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Grandmaster! Merry Christmas to you and yours. Be well, and have a wonderful new year!
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