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Jouni Yrjola
Number of games in database: 210
Years covered: 1982 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2343
Highest rating achieved in database: 2510

Overall record: +44 -58 =107 (46.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E32 E38 E33 E30 E20
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A57 A70 A67 A56
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D37 D35 D38
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A40 E10 D02 A41
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E15 E12 E17
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E67 E63 E91
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B50 B32 B62 B23 B69
 King's Indian (16) 
    E94 E92 E90 E80 E97
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A41 A46
 Reti System (9) 
 Pirc (8) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Dutch Defense (8) 
    A87 A81 A88 A90
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Milos vs J Yrjola, 1984 0-1
   J Yrjola vs Hebden, 1983 1-0
   J Yrjola vs Tal, 1986 1-0
   P Cramling vs J Yrjola, 1984 1/2-1/2
   J Yrjola vs L Day, 1984 1-0

   🏆 TCh-FIN -18
   J Yrjola vs T Nyback (Oct-21-17) 0-1
   A Rakhmanov vs J Yrjola (Mar-12-17) 1-0
   Kulaots vs J Yrjola (Mar-11-17) 1-0
   S Maze vs J Yrjola (Dec-13-15) 1-0
   J Ahvenjarvi vs J Yrjola (Jul-15-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-24-1959, 59 years old) Finland

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Jouni Yrjola was born in Vilppula. He was awarded the IM title in 1984 and the GM title in 1990. He was Finnish champion twice, in 1985 and 1988.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 210  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Yrjola vs H Sarink  ½-½381982corr VolmacE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. D D van Geet vs J Yrjola 1-0361982Volmac-B corr8286A00 Uncommon Opening
3. J Yrjola vs Adianto  0-1341982Chess OlympiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Yusupov vs J Yrjola  1-0381983WchT U26E92 King's Indian
5. J Yrjola vs Hebden 1-0411983ol (students) (tt) Chicago (USA)A57 Benko Gambit
6. J Yrjola vs P Lukacs  0-1391983Poutiainen MemorialD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. A Kuligowski vs J Yrjola  0-1381983Poutiainen memE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
8. J Yrjola vs V Maki  ½-½171983HelsinkiC26 Vienna
9. V Tukmakov vs J Yrjola  1-0321983Poutiainen memE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
10. J Yrjola vs Vaisser  1-0351984SochiA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
11. J Yrjola vs Sveshnikov  0-1341984SochiB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
12. Plaskett vs J Yrjola  ½-½241984SochiB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
13. Petursson vs J Yrjola  1-0571984NorwayE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
14. J Yrjola vs E Ubilava  ½-½411984SochiE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
15. Pribyl vs J Yrjola  0-1331984SochiB50 Sicilian
16. J Yrjola vs G Agzamov  ½-½211984SochiD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. U Boensch vs J Yrjola  ½-½111984SochiD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
18. Groszpeter vs J Yrjola  ½-½411984SochiD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
19. P Cramling vs J Yrjola ½-½201984GausdalB08 Pirc, Classical
20. P Lukacs vs J Yrjola  ½-½221984SochiE41 Nimzo-Indian
21. J Yrjola vs Razuvaev  0-1521984HelsinkiB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
22. Balashov vs J Yrjola  ½-½421984HelsinkiB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
23. Romanishin vs J Yrjola  ½-½181984SochiA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
24. J Yrjola vs Tal  ½-½221984SochiA53 Old Indian
25. Geller vs J Yrjola ½-½371984SochiB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-24-06  Maatalkko: No kibitzing for Yrjola! How sad...

This guy's most notable results were beating Ulf 2-0 at the Fin-Swe team match of 1991, second place at Espoo zt 1989, shared first at the Troll Master's open of 1984, and a 5/7 showing at the European Team Championship of 1999. Like many Finnish masters he seems to have played a number of unusual and interesting games.

Oct-24-06  BIDMONFA: Jouni Yrjola


Oct-24-06  FHBradley: He has been GM since 1990, so the bio needs a bit of an 'update'.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dim Weasel: <FHBradley> Yes, and I think he has won two Finnish Championships.

Also some good books (co-)authored by JY:

Oct-24-06  azaris: I've seen his book on the QID. It's an amazing tome recommended by many GMs. It had the effect on me that I vowed never to play the QID from either side.
Oct-24-06  dbquintillion: Alright, I've been biting my tongue on this for months, but can somebody explain to me BIDMONFA for cryin' out loud?! Why are you everywhere? Why do you link to your site which usually links back here?! Why?! Why?!
Oct-24-06  pilobolus: Yrjola draw with Tal 2x!

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  whiteshark: Player of the day

Sorry to say, but 'I have nothing to declare.'

Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: One of his nicest and most entertaining games is this: J Yrjola vs Hebden, 1983

A long and highly complex tactical battle (during which, admittedly, a few errors are committed by both sides´- then again, in such a crazy game this can hardly be avoided), with Yrjölä coming out on top in the end.

Oct-24-10  REXII: I always scan down for the shortest games as they show the most inventivnes to me.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <REXII: I always scan down for the shortest games as they show the most inventivnes to me.> A great idea/method. Here you go:

1) J Yrjola vs J P Haapasalo, 2001 (13moves)

2) J Yrjola vs M Sorsa, 2001 (15 moves)

3) J M Hodgson vs J Yrjola, 1987 (19 moves)

and by the way: <Player of the Day>, again.

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