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Tonu Oim
T Oim 
Number of games in database: 77
Years covered: 1961 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2330
Highest rating achieved in database: 2332

Overall record: +34 -21 =22 (58.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B77 B93 B40 B75 B31
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C89 C95 C92 C97 C67
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C89 C92 C95 C88 C97
 Sicilian Dragon (5) 
    B77 B76 B75
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C68 C85 C77 C81 C78
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C85 C89 C95 C98
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D85 D83 D82 D87
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (4) 
    C85 C68
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Oim vs G Sanakoev, 2003 1-0
   T Oim vs J Sloth, 2003 1-0
   T Oim vs A Mikhailov, 1977 1-0
   T Oim vs W Stern, 1977 1-0
   T Oim vs L Kristol, 1994 1-0
   G Sanakoev vs T Oim, 1994 0-1
   T Oim vs J S Morgado, 1994 1-0
   T Oim vs G Porreca, 1977 1-0

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1977-83 World correspondence chess championship by gauer
   0 == 9th Correspondence World Championship Final by crawfb5
   14th Correspondence Chess World Championship by Sleeping kitten
   Winning With 1. e4 .. Modern Lines & Great Games by KERESOV

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(born Jun-16-1941, 75 years old) Estonia

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Tonu Oim was born in Tallinn, Estonia (formerly USSR). Awarded the IMC title in 1976 and the GMC title in 1981 he is the only man to have won the World Correspondence Chess Title twice, in 1983 and 1999. FIDE spelling: Iym.

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 77  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. I Nei vs T Oim 1-035 1961 Palanga Baltic-chA04 Reti Opening
2. H Pohla vs T Oim  1-040 1966 EST-chE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
3. T Oim vs M Shereshevsky 0-133 1967 USSR ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
4. T Oim vs E Gik 1-036 1967 USSR ChampionshipB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. T Oim vs Tal  0-151 1971 PiarnuA56 Benoni Defense
6. Bronstein vs T Oim  1-040 1971 ParnuC77 Ruy Lopez
7. Stein vs T Oim  1-050 1971 Parnu itC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. T Oim vs H Karner  ½-½47 1971 Parnu itE15 Queen's Indian
9. R Etruk vs T Oim  1-041 1971 Parnu itE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. T Oim vs I Nei  ½-½15 1971 Parnu itB40 Sicilian
11. K Vark vs T Oim  ½-½47 1971 Parnu itD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
12. T Oim vs Lutikov  1-042 1971 Parnu itB83 Sicilian
13. E Kivioja vs T Oim  ½-½16 1971 Parnu itC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
14. T Oim vs Keres 0-126 1971 Parnu Inf12/278C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
15. H Pohla vs T Oim  1-042 1971 Parnu itC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
16. U Tarve vs T Oim  1-031 1971 Parnu itC46 Three Knights
17. T Oim vs A Vooremaa  1-044 1971 Parnu itD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Suetin vs T Oim  0-140 1972 USSRC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
19. V Heuer vs T Oim 1-030 1972 VilyandyC33 King's Gambit Accepted
20. T Oim vs Tal 0-133 1972 ViljandiC41 Philidor Defense
21. J Nielsen vs T Oim  0-135 1973 corr 1.EU ttD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
22. T Oim vs Nuessle  1-035 1973 corr 1.EU ttC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
23. T Oim vs Nash  1-025 1973 corr 1.EU ttC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
24. O Ekebjaerg vs T Oim  0-136 1977 corres Wch9C26 Vienna
25. T Oim vs G Porreca  1-058 1977 W-ch9 corr7783C67 Ruy Lopez
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Mar-02-04  shr0pshire: The 14th World Champion of Correspondence Chess!

XV 1996-02 Gert Timmerman Netherlands
XIV 1994-99 Tonu Oim Estonia
XIII 1989-98 Mikhail Umansky Russia
XII 1984-90 Grigory Sanakoev USSR
XI 1981-87 Fritz Baumbach East Germany
X 1978-84 Victor Palciauskas USA
IX 1977-83 Tonu Oim USSR (Estonia)
VIII 1975-80 Jorn Sloth Denmark
VII 1972-76 Jakov Estrin USSR
VI 1968-71 Horst Rittner East Germany
V 1965-68 Hans Berliner USA
IV 1962-65 Vladimir Zagorovsky USSR
III 1959-62 Alberic O'Kelly de Galway Belgium
II 1956-59 Viacheslav Ragozin USSR
I 1950-53 Cecil (C.J.S.) Purdy Australia

Jun-17-04  weirdoid: Why did their reigns overlap?
For instance, according to the table, in 1997, Umansky, Oim, ans Timmerman were all world champs.
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  Benzol: It probably depends on how long it takes to complete the tournaments.
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  Benzol: Tonu Oim born 16th June 1941 in Tallinn Estonia is the only man to have won the WCC championship twice (though V Zagorovsky came close) in 1983 and 1999. He became a CIM in 1976 and got the CGM title in 1981.
Jun-16-06  BIDMONFA: Tonu Oim

OIM, Tonu

Jun-16-07  BIDMONFA: Tonu Oim

YIM, Tonu
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Sep-11-07  centercounter: I was fortunate enough to play him in a simul (realtime, not correspondence). ICGM Oim preceded the simul with a very informative lecture (perhaps more so than OTB GMs as correspondence players look deeper into their games).

He took part in an OTB event at our club the following week. For someone who can be described as a legend, he was so very down-to-earth and friendly to everyone.

I hope he is still doing well. In a world with so many elite players behaving badly, Tony (his nickname in the US) is uniquely refreshing.

Aug-16-08  myschkin: . . .
im spielte siegreich Nahschach vor seiner Fernschachkarriere. 1959 wurde er Estlands Jugendmeister, 1967 nahm er an der 35. UdSSR-Meisterschaft teil und schlug unter anderem Ex-Weltmeister Michail Tal und Lew Polugajewski.
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  whiteshark: Bio:
Jun-16-10  SufferingBruin: Happy Birthday, Tonu. To both of us, for that matter.
Jun-16-14  BIDMONFA: Tonu Oim

IYM, Tonu

Oct-24-14  ljfyffe: "He was gold medal winner at the ICCF Olympaid XI in the team of the USSR and he won the Axelson Memorial, known as the Tournament of the Stars (1984/93)." ICCF Gold 2002
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