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Johannes Turn
Number of games in database: 20
Years covered: 1928 to 1945
Overall record: +4 -14 =2 (25.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-27-1899, died Mar-08-1993, 93 years old) Estonia

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Johannes Türn was Estonian champion in 1925, 1941 and 1944 (=August Eller).

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Last updated: 2017-10-10 03:15:48

 page 1 of 1; 20 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vladimir Petrov vs J Turn  1-0641928Match Riga univ. - Tartu univ.B02 Alekhine's Defense
2. J Turn vs Vladimir Petrov  0-1311929Match Tartu univ. - Riga univ.D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Vladimir Petrov vs J Turn  ½-½651929Match Riga univ. - Tartu univ.D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. J Turn vs Keres 1-0371935Tallinn, Est chC12 French, McCutcheon
5. J Turn vs Keres  0-1411935TallinnD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
6. P F Schmidt vs J Turn 1-0201936EstoniaA12 English with b3
7. Keres vs J Turn ½-½291936Tallinn ttB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. Szabo vs J Turn 1-0131936Munich OlympiadD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
9. J Turn vs Hromadka 0-1531936Munich OlympiadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
10. J Turn vs K Makarczyk  1-0351936Munich OlympiadD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Rellstab vs J Turn  1-0581936Munich OlympiadB24 Sicilian, Closed
12. N Voinov vs J Turn  0-1371936Munich OlympiadE00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Keres vs J Turn  1-0401936Tallinn ttB50 Sicilian
14. J Turn vs Golombek  0-13019377th olm finalA47 Queen's Indian
15. J Turn vs K S Ojanen  0-15619377th olm finalD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. J Turn vs T Regedzinski  1-0701939Buenos Aires ol f-AB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
17. J Turn vs Keres  0-1551940Tallinn, Est team chC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. Keres vs J Turn 1-0321942Tallinn, Est chC10 French
19. Keres vs J Turn 1-0561943EST-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
20. J Turn vs Keres  0-1421945Tallinn, Est op chB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
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Aug-21-08  myschkin: . . .

uɹnʇ sǝuuɐɥoɾ

Aug-21-08  myschkin: . . .

<Johannes Türn>
(27 May 1899 – 8 March 1993)

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  whiteshark: He also won the 2nd EST-ch in Tallinn, 1925.


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  whiteshark: Here is a photo of the Estonian team taken during the 1939 Olympiad:
Jan-31-12  King Death: That skinny kid next to Turn wasn't a bad player.
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  OhioChessFan: They must have been eating right since all the suit jackets appear very tight.
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  whiteshark: Enter Stranger, but take heed
Of what awaits the sin of greed
For those who take but do not earn,
Must pay dearly in their <Turn>.
Oct-17-13  Karpova: Estonian Championship match, September 6 to October 22, 1925: Türn beats Rinne +6 -1 =7 (Rinne had become Estonian Champion in an All-Estonian tournament at the beginning of 1923, half a point ahead of Türn).

Source: Page 312 of the October 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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  perfidious: If you messed with this player, your affairs could take a bad Turn.
May-27-15  TheFocus: To everything, Turn, Turn, Turn.
May-27-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Johannes Turn.
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  WannaBe: A bit surprised they had the time to host an Estonian Championship during WWII...
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  alexmagnus: <A bit surprised they had the time to host an Estonian Championship during WWII...>

Yes, it was played each year with the exception of 1940. Somehow they managed to organize it even during the Nazi occupation in 1941-44.

May-27-16  nimh: Why is it surprising that there were Chess Championships in Estonia during the Nazi occupation? Nazis are indeed known for having been indifferent to chess, but they surely did not ban it in their occupied territories.
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  WannaBe: <nimh> Guess you are right,

I probably shouldn't be surprised that amidst of a major conflict people will do anything to achieve a sense of normalcy.

During the Siege of Leningrad, orchestra still practiced and tried to put on performances.

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  alexmagnus: <nimh> The Soviet Championship, f.x., was not played as long as parts of the Soviet Union were occupied - after 1940, then next one followed in the summer of 1944.
May-28-16  nimh: <alexmagnus>

I see, I guess they had their own reasons. Also the situation in Estonia wasn't as bad as it was in the SU; battles took place only when Nazis took the land from soviets, and again in 1944 when the SU reinvaded. There were no known mass starvations nor mass murders committed against civilians, except jews, gypsies and others deemed racially inferior by nazis. On account of the rise of Paul Keres chess was very popular.

It made no sense to cancel the championships altogether.

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