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Oleg Neikirch
Number of games in database: 143
Years covered: 1939 to 1977

Overall record: +36 -40 =67 (48.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (13) 
    E70 E92 E91 E63 E85
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E59 E47 E30 E40 E24
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A37 A35 A38
 Sicilian (5) 
    B70 B93 B39 B29 B88
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D67 D56 D57 D50
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C86 C75
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C67 C75 C99 C89 C98
 Semi-Slav (6) 
    D44 D46 D48 D47
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E46 E49 E42 E33 E54
 Sicilian (4) 
    B90 B45 B72 B56
 King's Indian (4) 
    E70 E94 E67 E62
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C92 C98 C89 C99
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L A Gulla vs O Neikirch, 1939 0-1
   Petrosian vs O Neikirch, 1958 1/2-1/2
   O Neikirch vs Tal, 1958 1/2-1/2
   O Neikirch vs A Matanovic, 1957 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Portoroz Interzonal (1958)

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(born Mar-08-1914, died Aug-26-1985, 71 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality Bulgaria)

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Oleg Nikolaev Neikirch was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. Awarded the IM title in 1957, he was Bulgarian champion in 1937, 1938, 1940 (=Alexandar Tsvetkov), 1943, 1948 (=Tsvetkov), 1953 (=Nikolay N Minev) and 1957. By virtue of finishing equal second at the Sofia Zonal in 1957, he qualified for the Interzonal at Portoroz in 1958, where he finished 15th. He also represented Bulgaria in the Olympiads of 1939, 1954, 1958 and 1960.

Wikipedia article: Oleg Neikirch

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 143  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L A Gulla vs O Neikirch 0-1251939Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BB72 Sicilian, Dragon
2. O Neikirch vs L Engels  ½-½301939Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
3. O Neikirch vs P Baender  0-1431939Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BA35 English, Symmetrical
4. F Apsenieks vs O Neikirch  1-0321939Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BC55 Two Knights Defense
5. O Neikirch vs A Gromer  ½-½371939Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BA25 English
6. O Neikirch vs A Tsvetkov  ½-½251945YUG-chD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
7. B Tot vs O Neikirch  1-0561945YUG-chA03 Bird's Opening
8. O Neikirch vs Zarko Popovic 1-0381945YUG-chC05 French, Tarrasch
9. B Kazic vs O Neikirch  0-1371945YUG-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. O Neikirch vs P Trifunovic  ½-½241945YUG-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
11. M Radojcic vs O Neikirch  0-1341945YUG-chC47 Four Knights
12. O Neikirch vs D Avirovic  0-1571945YUG-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
13. J Fajer vs O Neikirch  ½-½341945YUG-chD04 Queen's Pawn Game
14. O Neikirch vs S Vukovic  ½-½411945YUG-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
15. M Filipcic vs O Neikirch  0-1411945YUG-chD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
16. O Neikirch vs D Poljakov  ½-½141945YUG-chD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
17. Gligoric vs O Neikirch  1-0481945YUG-chC71 Ruy Lopez
18. O Neikirch vs V Tomovic  1-0401945YUG-chB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
19. A Preinfalk vs O Neikirch  0-1691945YUG-chD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. O Neikirch vs B Kostic  ½-½171945YUG-chC42 Petrov Defense
21. M Subaric vs O Neikirch  0-1381945YUG-chD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. O Neikirch vs M Vidmar Jr  1-0331945YUG-chB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
23. B Milic vs O Neikirch  1-0381945YUG-chD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. O Neikirch vs Pirc  ½-½311945YUG-chB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
25. V Popovic vs O Neikirch  ½-½181945YUG-chA16 English
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 143  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-06-04  Ribeiro: Neikirch, from Bulgaria, played the Portoroz Interzonal (1958). He finished in 15th place, having won his games against Olafsson, Szabó, Rossetto, Cardoso and Fuster.
Feb-05-07  Mibelz: Oleg Neikirch (Nejkirch, Neykirch) (1914-1985) was one of the best Bulgarian chess players. He won 6-times Bulgarian championships (1937, 1938, 1940, 1948, 1953, and 1957). He represented Bulgaria in four Chess Olympiads (1939, 1954, 1958, and 1960). He tied for 2nd-4th at Sofia 1957 (zonal), and took 15th at Portoroz 1958 (interzonal). Awarded the IM title in 1957.
Feb-05-07  nescio: Perhaps someone should mention to <> that Oleg Neikirch, O Nejkirch, Oleg Neikirkh and Nejkirch are all the same player and can safely be merged into one page.
Feb-05-07  Mibelz: <nescio> I have already send a message to <>. I would like to add an information on Neikirch. He won BUL-ch in 1937, 1938 (joint), 1940 (joint), 1943, 1948 (joint), 1953, and 1957.
Feb-05-07  nescio: <Mibelz> I see. But the biographies are not written by the administrators, but by some designnated users. You could try to contact User: benzol or User: iron maiden on their forum to see if they know who is responsible for Neikirch's biography.
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  brankat: It appears the duplication, or quadriplication, has been corrected :-)
Mar-08-10  BIDMONFA: Oleg Neikirch


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  perfidious: Bobby Fischer's very first opponent in a world title qualifying event, even if the game did not presage the mighty achievements to come for the young aspirant.
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  gars: Happy Birthday, GM Neikirch! Tomorrow we will all be saying the same thing to Bobby Fischer.
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