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Octavio Troianescu
Number of games in database: 136
Years covered: 1947 to 1971

Overall record: +31 -64 =41 (37.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B50 B23 B62 B48 B99
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C85 C64 C75 C91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C85 C91
 Semi-Slav (4) 
    D46 D47
With the Black pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E56 E57 E38 E39 E45
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B58 B91 B57 B27
 King's Indian (11) 
    E64 E62 E95 E61 E87
 French Defense (7) 
    C02 C17 C03 C01 C15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Troianescu vs Wade, 1954 1-0
   O Troianescu vs Velimirovic, 1971 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bucharest (1954)
   Netanya (1968)
   Budapest (1952)

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(born Feb-04-1916, died Oct-08-1980, 64 years old) Romania

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Octavio Troianescu was born in Cernauti, Romania (then part of Austria-Hungary). Awarded the IM title in 1950 he was Romanian champion in 1946, 1954, 1956, 1957, and 1968. He passed away in Bucharest in 1980.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 136  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Troianescu vs Szabo 0-1231947SofiaC00 French Defense
2. Gligoric vs O Troianescu  1-0521947Balkaniad ttD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
3. Tartakower vs O Troianescu 0-1791948Karlovy VaryB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
4. O Troianescu vs Golombek  0-1471948Karlovy VaryB10 Caro-Kann
5. O Troianescu vs Yanofsky  1-0781948It, Karlovy Vary/Marianske Lazne (Czech RepubliD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. G Barcza vs O Troianescu 1-0231948Karlovy VaryA06 Reti Opening
7. Sajtar vs O Troianescu  ½-½391948Karlovy VaryD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
8. O Troianescu vs Pachman  0-1481949BucharestC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Bondarevsky vs O Troianescu  0-1421950Przepiorka MemorialA56 Benoni Defense
10. O Troianescu vs F Koberl  ½-½131950Przepiorka MemorialB10 Caro-Kann
11. G Barcza vs O Troianescu  1-0571950Przepiorka MemorialD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
12. J Pogats vs O Troianescu  1-0491950Przepiorka MemorialB58 Sicilian
13. O Troianescu vs E Arlamowski  1-0381950Przepiorka MemorialB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. O Troianescu vs Simagin  0-1401950Przepiorka MemorialD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. A Pytlakowski vs O Troianescu  1-0451950Przepiorka MemorialE91 King's Indian
16. O Troianescu vs I Grynfeld  1-0571950Przepiorka MemorialD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. C Kottnauer vs O Troianescu  0-1631950Przepiorka MemorialA34 English, Symmetrical
18. Szabo vs O Troianescu 1-0311950Przepiorka MemorialC05 French, Tarrasch
19. Foltys vs O Troianescu  ½-½411950Przepiorka MemorialB58 Sicilian
20. O Troianescu vs Averbakh  0-1371950Przepiorka MemorialC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
21. O Troianescu vs A Tarnowski  1-0551950Przepiorka MemorialD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
22. O Troianescu vs Taimanov  0-1311950Przepiorka MemorialD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. O Troianescu vs S Gawlikowski  1-0361950Przepiorka MemorialE10 Queen's Pawn Game
24. H Szapiel vs O Troianescu  ½-½401950Przepiorka MemorialA56 Benoni Defense
25. O Troianescu vs Geller  0-1421950Przepiorka MemorialB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
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Feb-04-06  BIDMONFA: Octavio Troianescu


Aug-22-08  myschkin: . . .

Bio in Polski:

<Cernauti, Romania> in the is a little "treasure":

<Czerniowce, Cernăuți, Tschernowitz, Tscherniwzi, Chernitvtsi, ...>

In 1916, Octavio's date of birth, the city was part of "Austria-Hungary" and when he was two years old, the Empire dissolved in 1918*, the city and its surrounding area became a part of the "Kingdom of Romania" (1881-1947). In 1940, Red Army occupied the area and it subsequently became a part of the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union. Romania liberated the city and much of southern Ukraine in 1941 as part of the Axis attack on the Soviet Union during World War II. When Axis forces were driven out by the Red Army, the city was occupied once again, and rejoined the Ukrainian SSR in 1944. At a age of thirty years <Octavio Troianescu> has already "seen" (I guess he and his family soon headed towards the heartland) massive cultural upheaval .... he shared that experience with a whole generation.

Since 1991, Chernitvtsi has been a part of independent western Ukraine located in the historic Northern Bukovyna region.

According to the latest All-Ukrainian population census in 2001, the population of Chernivtsi was approximately 236,700 people of 65 nationalities. Among them 4.4% Romanians. As a cultural and architectural center, Chernivtsi was dubbed as Little Vienna, Jerusalem upon the Prut and the European Alexandria!

* see "Treaty of Trianon"

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  FSR: Another player who died at 64, like Fischer, Staunton, Steinitz, Mednis, and Planinc.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Octavio Troianescu.
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  moronovich: <FSR> Please dont say more ! I just turned 63 yesterday ;)

OTOH,many fine moments can occur in one year...

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  FSR: <moronovich> Not to worry! The "death at 64" thing only applies to players who are at least IMs.
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  perfidious: <moronovich> and <FSR> Guess we can breathe a large sigh of relief that we are merely competent players and not titled, else that number of doom might well rise to haunt us.
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  moronovich: I have one IM norm,but now I am glad that it was all :)
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