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Otto Borik
  
Number of games in database: 100
Years covered: 1968 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2363
Highest rating achieved in database: 2425

Overall record: +20 -42 =38 (39.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B41 B52 B46 B43 B57
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E12 E13 E16
 King's Indian (4) 
    E90 E92
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B22 B23 B33 B91 B59
 Benko Gambit (6) 
    A57 A59 A58
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A57 A59 A58
 English (5) 
    A14 A12
 King's Indian (4) 
    E99 E92 E67 E82
 Petrov (4) 
    C42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Borik vs C Renner, 1999 1-0
   A Huss vs O Borik, 1982 0-1
   O Borik vs Novak, 1969 1-0

GAMES ANNOTATED BY BORIK: [what is this?]
   Kasparov vs Nunn, 1982

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OTTO BORIK
(born Sep-25-1947, 70 years old) Czech Republic (federation/nationality Germany)

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International Master (1982). He is married to Ruzena Borik.


 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 100  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Borik vs Keene 0-1271968Team MatchC18 French, Winawer
2. O Borik vs Novak 1-0191969CzechoslovakiaC40 King's Knight Opening
3. E Paoli vs O Borik  0-1371974DortmundB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
4. O Borik vs Manfred Hermann  1-0341976FRG-chC45 Scotch Game
5. O Borik vs K Wockenfuss  0-1731976FRG-chB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. C Silva Sanchez vs O Borik  1-0741978OlympiadB83 Sicilian
7. O Borik vs Tarjan  0-1311978OlympiadB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
8. O Borik vs Miles  0-1491979DortmundB42 Sicilian, Kan
9. Nunn vs O Borik  1-0281979DortmundB33 Sicilian
10. O Borik vs Jansa  ½-½201979DortmundA15 English
11. Keene vs O Borik  ½-½221980EEC Team Ch BerlinA57 Benko Gambit
12. O Borik vs Spassky  ½-½361980BLE07 Catalan, Closed
13. O Borik vs Petursson  0-1361980Chess OlympiadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. O Borik vs D H Campora  0-1321981Dortmund GERD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. Manfred Hermann vs O Borik  ½-½471981BL 8182 Delmenhorst-BochumC02 French, Advance
16. O Borik vs Suba 0-1421981DortmundD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. S Tatai vs O Borik  ½-½211981Dortmund GERE15 Queen's Indian
18. H Vetter vs O Borik  0-1291981BL 8182 D,sseldorf-BochumB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. Ftacnik vs O Borik  1-0401981DortmundA14 English
20. O Borik vs S Kindermann  1-0281981Dortmund GERE90 King's Indian
21. O Borik vs Miles  ½-½231981BL 8182 Bochum-PorzE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
22. Huebner vs O Borik 1-0421981Bundesliga 8081C42 Petrov Defense
23. O Borik vs Speelman  0-1291981It (cat.9)E13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
24. O Borik vs Chandler  0-1431981Bundesliga 1980/81E12 Queen's Indian
25. Sznapik vs O Borik  1-0521981Dortmund GERC42 Petrov Defense
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 100  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-13-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <IM Ota Borik has been living in Germany these last several years. But many years ago, when he was walking home from some junior tournament in Prague with some friends, they marked time by playing blindfold games. Right after they passed via the Zizkov tunnel to Karlin, one of the players started to complain that his oponent play was too slow. The solution was not difficult to find: one of the players had chess clock in his bag. It must have certainly been a grand spectacle: chess clock perched on the side of an appartment complex in Karlin, two youngsters excitedly dancing around, and while their friends shouted encouragements, they were pounding the clock with uncomprehensible slogans such as "knight moves to f3". The whole group became realy suspicious also to Prague police; three times the group was cicrled by a patrol car. So suspicious they were, that the fourth time, instead of patrol car of the police, it was the car of a nearby mental hospital that stopped by the curb. A doctor got out and watched the comotion around the chess clock for a time. But since chess probably was not completely foreign to him, after a while he quietly closed the door of the car and drove off.> Ivan Hausner, "Good Night Tales in Black and White".
Nov-13-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eric Schiller: <gypsy> Similar story: when I took Billy Colias, a young master who died prematurely in 1993, to Biel in 1985, we were not allowed to deplane at the Bern airport. The police had removed luggage to the tarmac and were surrounding it. One of the bags was ticking. It turned out to be Billy's chess clock. I explained things to the police, who were unamused but realized there was no threat.

I'm surprised that American chessplayers don't run into this more, given the number of analog clocks still in circulation.

Nov-13-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <Eric Schiller> That is a good story! Btw, his can also happen when cordless power-tools are transported in one's lugage...

As for spooks: At one point in my life my father and were sending each other chessgames in our letters accross the Iron Curtain. Those letters would take several months (as long as 1/2-year the first few) to reach me. They were first thoroughly checked by the code-breakers.

Nov-13-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: I've considered the possibilities of chess games as codes. If done correctly, it could be almost impossible to detect, even to an experienced chess player who knows a nonsense game when he sees one.

Consider if both spies had identical computers and copies of Shredder. All of the letters are ordered in the order of frequency (ETAOINSHRLDU etc.), so that 1=E, 2=T, 3=A, etc. Now for each move of the game, you let Shredder show you the #1 best move, the #2 move, the #3 move, etc. To transmit a certain letter, e.g. the letter "A", you transmit the 3rd best move because "A" is the third most frequent letter. As long as your message doesn't contain too many J's, Q's, and X's, all of the moves should be fairly reasonable.

Every now and then this method will yield a move so ridiculous that it would spoil the integrity of the game, or perhaps there aren't even enough legal moves in the position to comply with the code. No problem, just append any chess notation (!, or !?, or ?!) to the end of the move and that's the clue to the spy on the other end to ignore that move and use the next.

If the game goes on for 50 moves, a message of up to 100 characters could be encoded in it. A letter might contain several chess games from a fictious tournament to encode quite a long document.

The process of encoding and decoding could, of course, be conducted by computer software.

Nov-13-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <Sneaky> You are a .... well, sneaky ... genius!! Quite clever.

The correspondence I had with my father was before PC's and publicly awailable chess programs. Although it may now all sound like an urban leggend, this kind of extra dilligence was rather common in the eastern block back then. Talking once with some climbers from Krkonose Mountains on the Czech-Polish border, they related a similar story of their local aparatchiks analysing the hell out of a chessgame in one of their letters. Of course, snooping through letters was normally a clandestine operation back then, for the apearances purposes though hardly a secret to the public. But here it all came out with a drunken party official accosting these guys in local pub, shouting not to be so giddy, that the chief (police chief, that is) would soon be done, just another week or two, with breaking their code! Even after all the years since, or maybe exactly because of all those years under the bridge, these guys had tears of laughter in their eyes when they recounted the story.

Sep-25-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Yappy burst-tay two shoes!
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