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Kaarle-Sakari Ojanen
Number of games in database: 139
Years covered: 1936 to 1998
Last FIDE rating: 2335

Overall record: +35 -44 =60 (46.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (14) 
    E73 E95 E86 E75 E81
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E51 E41 E48 E40 E49
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D94 D95 D97 D88
 Orthodox Defense (5) 
    D58 D51 D63
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (4) 
    D25 D22 D20 D26
 Reti System (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (10) 
    E70 E94 E77 E73 E67
 Sicilian (9) 
    B83 B50 B99 B94 B62
 Dutch Defense (7) 
    A91 A98 A95 A97
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C97 C90 C85 C77
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E19 E12 E17
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C97 C90 C85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K S Ojanen vs Keres, 1960 1-0
   K S Ojanen vs C Pulcherio, 1936 1/2-1/2

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(born Dec-04-1918, died Jan-09-2009, 90 years old) Finland

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Kaarle Sakari Ojanen was born in Helsinki. Awarded the IM title in 1952 and the IMC title in 1981, he has been Finnish champion in 1950, 1951, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1972 and 1983 (after a play-off).

Wikipedia article: Kaarle Ojanen

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 139  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K S Ojanen vs C Pulcherio  ½-½29 1936 Munich OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. K S Ojanen vs G Barcza 0-137 1936 Munich OlympiadD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. Gilg vs K S Ojanen  ½-½21 1936 Munich OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. P Bohosiewicz vs K S Ojanen  ½-½49 1936 Munich OlympiadE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
5. K S Ojanen vs A Staehelin  ½-½40 1936 Munich OlympiadE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
6. L Kremer vs K S Ojanen  1-021 1936 Munich OlympiadE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
7. K S Ojanen vs Saemisch  ½-½38 1936 Munich OlympiadE17 Queen's Indian
8. K S Ojanen vs A Snaevarr  1-033 1936 Munich OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
9. K S Ojanen vs V Mezgailis  ½-½17 1936 Munich OlympiadE17 Queen's Indian
10. L Abramavicius vs K S Ojanen  ½-½60 1936 Munich OlympiadD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
11. Leopold Lenner vs K S Ojanen  0-146 1936 Munich OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. M Broeder vs K S Ojanen  ½-½27 1936 Munich OlympiadE60 King's Indian Defense
13. Yury Toshev vs K S Ojanen  ½-½31 1936 Munich OlympiadE91 King's Indian
14. K S Ojanen vs J Rasmussen  1-031 1936 Munich OlympiadD94 Grunfeld
15. I Pleci vs K S Ojanen  1-030 1937 Stockholm ol (Men)A34 English, Symmetrical
16. K S Ojanen vs H C Christoffersen  1-051 1937 7th olm finalA04 Reti Opening
17. K S Ojanen vs A Vajda  1-042 1937 7th olm finalE81 King's Indian, Samisch
18. T Regedzinski vs K S Ojanen  1-022 1937 7th olm finalD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
19. K S Ojanen vs F Zita  1-033 1937 7th olm finalD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
20. A D de Groot vs K S Ojanen  ½-½31 1937 7th olm finalE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
21. J Turn vs K S Ojanen  0-156 1937 7th olm finalD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. K S Ojanen vs E E Book  1-062 1946 HelsinkiD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. K S Ojanen vs Golombek  0-184 1949 Trencianske TepliceE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
24. K S Ojanen vs O'Kelly ½-½54 1949 Tr.TepliceE41 Nimzo-Indian
25. C Kottnauer vs K S Ojanen  ½-½32 1949 Trencianske TepliceA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 139  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  biglo: His FIDE card says he was born 1918
Nov-10-08  FHBradley: He was, indeed, born 1918 (December 4th, Helsinki, according to all reliable sources that I have checked)
Dec-04-08  fich: Oh my! My late grandfather was born on December 4, 1918 also.
Dec-04-08  BIDMONFA: Kaarle-Sakari Ojanen

OJANEN, Kaarle S.

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  brankat: IM Kaarle-Sakari Ojanen was Finish Champion 13 times! last time at the age of 65. If he is still alive, Mr.Ojanen would be 90 today.

Happy Birthday Sir!

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  brankat: <fich> I see You are relatively new around here, still learning the ropes :-)

About 6 inches down from the top of the screen there is a short (2 lines) biography of the player :-)

It is so on every players' page, with some exceptions where there is no Bios.

Dec-04-08  FHBradley: Known as "Charles XIII" for winning the Finnish Championship for thirteen times, Ojanen's most influential game was a win against Paul Keres, May 1960, a game whose ideas Jonathan Penrose made use of when he defeated Tal in a famous game at the Chess Olympiad, Leipzig 1960. Penrose's game (though, possibly, not Ojanen's) was recently discussed by Dennis Monokroussos:
Ojanen's original game:
Ojanen vs Keres, 1960
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Hmmm, Mr<fich> has deleted his question about the Bio-data, and I'm too late to delete my response :-)

<FHBradley> Yes, a nice win against P.Keres.

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  whiteshark: Personal views + picture: :D
Dec-04-08  Ezzy: Happy birthday to me and to you.
Dec-05-08  fich: Thank you <Mr. Brankat>. From the looks of it, you are a longtime user here.
Jan-09-09  Sbetsho: It seems that Kaarle has left this world :(
Jan-13-09  FHBradley: That's right. The morning newspaper tells that Kaarle Ojanen died in Helsinki, on January 9th.
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  Penguincw: Happy 93rd birthday.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Penguincw: Happy 93rd birthday.> I'm not sure if he celebrates it grandiosely. ;)
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < whiteshark: <Penguincw: Happy 93rd birthday.> I'm not sure if he celebrates it grandiosely. ;) >

Same. I think I posted once about me not being sure.

< Mar-07-11
Penguincw: "Happy Birthday" Miroslav Katetov.I put <Happy Birthday> because I'm not sure if people who passed away still have birthdays. >

Miroslav Katetov

Dec-27-12  leka: Kaarle Ojanen died at age 90 years old.But his the famous win over Paul Keres in 1960 Ojanen killed the Benoni defence.Ojanen layed bishop d3knight e2 pawn ff!! The brtish have robbed this line from the great Ojanen.They called it a Perose Tal line.It is not right.Spassky played WC match against Fischer in the Benoni queen c2? and lost.Korchnoi played against Kasparov g2 bishop g2? and lost.These pro players Spassky and Korchnoi studied chess 15 times more time than Ojanen.Ojanen should have a chance to play pro chess.Ojanen got a draw in chess olympiad in 1952 against Vassily Smyslov it was in Finland
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