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Eero Einar Book
Number of games in database: 262
Years covered: 1925 to 1969
Overall record: +82 -70 =110 (52.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 French Defense (22) 
    C01 C10 C07 C05 C09
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C86 C71 C82 C97 C83
 Sicilian (16) 
    B55 B29 B80 B70 B30
 English (11) 
    A15 A10 A16 A17
 French Tarrasch (8) 
    C07 C09 C05
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C86 C97 C84
With the Black pieces:
 Semi-Slav (18) 
    D47 D45 D43 D49 D44
 Sicilian (17) 
    B83 B24 B90 B41 B30
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (17) 
    D23 D26 D20 D28 D27
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C98 C67 C66 C65 C95
 French Defense (13) 
    C16 C15 C01 C00 C18
 Orthodox Defense (12) 
    D55 D50 D56 D58 D53
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E E Book vs A Hiidenheimo, 1925 1-0
   E E Book vs Ingerslev, 1929 1-0
   Rellstab vs E E Book, 1937 0-1
   Keres vs E E Book, 1952 0-1
   Z Nilsson vs E E Book, 1946 0-1
   E E Book vs E Andersen, 1935 1-0
   E E Book vs Reshevsky, 1937 1-0
   Euwe vs E E Book, 1950 0-1
   P Trifunovic vs E E Book, 1948 0-1
   E E Book vs Najdorf, 1937 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Margate (1938)
   Kemeri (1937)
   Saltsjöbaden Interzonal (1948)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Games Around the World: Finland by Gottschalk
   Eliskases and Book: The Forgotten by Runemaster
   Margate 1938 by sneaky pete
   optimuswise's favorite games by optimuswise

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(born Feb-09-1910, died Jan-07-1990, 79 years old) Finland

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Eero Einar Böök (pronounced Burke) was born in Helsinki. He was awarded the IM title in 1950 and an Emeritus GM title in 1984. He won the Finnish Championship six times from 1931 to 1963 and he was also joint Nordic Champion in 1947. As an engineer by profession, he remained an amateur throughout his life but his performances in six Olympiads were notable. He qualified for the Saltsjöbaden interzonal in 1948 where he finished 11th= (with Svetozar Gligoric and Vasja Pirc) out of 20 players. Author of several books including Schackmästaren Gösta Stoltz (1947).

Wikipedia article: Eero B%C3%B6%C3%B6k

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 262  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E E Book vs A Hiidenheimo 1-016 1925 Helsinki -C27 Vienna Game
2. E E Book vs Ingerslev 1-020 1929 GothenburgC00 French Defense
3. A Niemela vs E E Book  1-022 1934 HelsinkiC55 Two Knights Defense
4. E E Book vs V Mikenas  ½-½86 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)C10 French
5. O Naegeli vs E E Book  ½-½21 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
6. Flohr vs E E Book  1-031 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Gruenfeld vs E E Book  ½-½28 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. E E Book vs B P Reilly  0-129 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
9. E E Book vs V Petrov  ½-½36 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
10. E E Book vs W Winter  ½-½30 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
11. E E Book vs Fine ½-½61 1935 Warsaw olm, POLC01 French, Exchange
12. E E Book vs E Andersen 1-013 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)C71 Ruy Lopez
13. A C Sacconi vs E E Book  0-156 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. E E Book vs Keres 0-120 1935 TallinnD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. T Ichim vs E E Book 0-138 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Tartakower vs E E Book  ½-½31 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Alekhine vs E E Book ½-½51 1935 Warsaw ol (19)D23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. E E Book vs Stahlberg 1-044 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)C01 French, Exchange
19. E E Book vs Keres  ½-½35 1935 HelsinkiC01 French, Exchange
20. E E Book vs Y Porat  ½-½37 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)C01 French, Exchange
21. E E Book vs Vidmar  1-040 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)C48 Four Knights
22. L Steiner vs E E Book ½-½35 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)C18 French, Winawer
23. V Mikenas vs E E Book  0-141 1936 Munich ol (Men)D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. E E Book vs Prins ½-½18 1936 Munich ol (Men)C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
25. J de Souza Mendes vs E E Book 1-022 1936 Munich ol (Men)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
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  suenteus po 147: Game Collection: My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
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  Calli: <suenteus po 147> Great Job! Memory may fail me, but I thought Tartakower included Alekhine/DeGosseli vs Tartakower, 1933 instead of the consult game 140 in the list.
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  suenteus po 147: <Calli> It's possible. I don't actually own the books yet. I compiled the game list from various online sources. Once I do own the books I'm sure corrections will quickly follow :)
Aug-05-07  nikolaas: Game Collection: Colle's chess masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld
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  Infohunter: <Montreal1666:
Does it have a meaning or it is just a name?>

<Sbetsho: Böök doesn't mean anything in Finnish, so I think it's just a name.>

As a matter of fact, it could not mean anything in Finnish, since the letter 'b' does not occur in native Finnish words. In words borrowed by Finnish a 'b' will typically be altered to its unvoiced counterpart 'p' in order better to assimilate the word into the language. For example, 'bank' is rendered in Finnish as 'pankki' (see also my next comment). From this it can be deduced that the name "Böök" is of relatively recent non-Finnish origin.

<fenno: <Montreal1666 & Sbetsho> I just researched what "böök" means and found that it is an old swedish word and means the same as finnish word "pyökki", which is the name of the tree species beech (Fagus silvatica).

It is funny that the new word that means beech in swedish, "bok", also have the meaning of <book>. So maybe we have a "reason" to call mr Böök as Book. :)>

It will be seen that "pyökki" is the way Finnish rendered the old Swedish word "böök" when adopting it into its lexicon, abhorring the letter 'b' as it does. (For those who do not know, Finnish and Swedish are not related to one another at all.) In modern Swedish, as <fenno> points out, "bok" means both "book" and "beech", "böök" having fallen into disuse. That "funny" phenomenon is actually a re-convergence of doublets, since "book" and "beech" were once one and the same word, not only in Swedish, but also in English, not to mention German ("Buch" = "book"; "Buche" = "beech"). Etymologists believe that this is probably because runes were first carved on beech. To make this word history complete I will end by pointing out that the Latin word "fagus", cited as part of the taxonomic name for the beech tree, is the cognate word of our own "beech" (the hypothetical Indo-European root of these is "*bhagos").

I hope this sheds some light on the subject.

Feb-06-08  Ziggurat: <Infohunter> Your name is most appropriate.
Feb-23-08  Jim Bartle: I know there are many outstanding books of great games, but one I constantly look at is the Informant collection of the best 10 games of each of the first 64 volumes (1966-1995). Many great games, of course, but it's also interesting to see how each judge voted, and how the types of "best games" varied over time.
Feb-23-08  MichAdams: Would you mind listing all 640 games?
Feb-23-08  Jim Bartle: One per day:

1. Spassky-Petrosian 0-1 1966, Torre Attack

Feb-23-08  MichAdams: At that rate, I'll be expecting them fully annotated.
Feb-23-08  Jim Bartle: Unfortunately, they're unannotated. And believe me, you don't want to read mine...
Feb-24-08  Jim Bartle: Here are the games which received the highest ratings in the first 64 Informants:

Botvinnik-Portisch, Monte Carlo 1968
Smyslov-Liberzon, USSR Ch 1968
Spassky-Petrosian WC g. 19 1969
Larsen-Spassky Belgrade 1970
Karpov-Korchnoi Candidates g. 2 1974*
Karpov-Sax Linares 1983
Kasparov-Portisch Niksic 1983
Beliavsky-Nunn Wijk aan Zee 1985
Karpov-Kasparov WC g. 16 1985
Ivanchuk-Yusupov Candidates g. 9 Brussels 1991
Kasparov-Anand PCA WC g. 10 1995

*Highest rated game of all. Only Euwe spoiled a perfect vote, rating it the second-best after...Browne-Bisguier.

Either game 2 or game 20 of the 1990 K-K match certainly would have qualified, except the two split the vote.

Jul-16-08  myschkin:
Mar-25-09  WhiteRook48: read me!
Jun-01-09  Dredge Rivers: I'll wait for the movie!
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  GrahamClayton: [Event "?"]
[Site "Finland"]
[Date "1944.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Eero Einar Book"]
[Black "Reinhold"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. d4 exd4 5. Qxd4 Bd7 6. Bxc6 Bxc6 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. Bg5 Be7 9. O-O-O O-O 10. h4 h6 11. Nd5 hxg5 12. Nxe7+ Qxe7 13. hxg5 Nxe4 14. Rh5 f5 15. g6 Qe6 16. Ne5 dxe5 17. Rdh1 Qxg6 18. Qc5 1-0

In Alekhine vs Van Mindeno, 1933, Black varied with 14...♕e6, but still lost quickly.

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Ruy Lopez Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises Inc, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 1986

May-06-11  kevins55555: Hmmm, let's read a <Book> out of <Eero Einar Book>!
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  kevin86: i am book-do you read me?
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  kevin86: Had to laugh:Book,author of several books.

How many written? How many begat?

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  belgradegambit: Of course years later Book got his revenge in this GOTD Keres vs Book, 1952
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  OhioChessFan: The Last 10 Books I've Read:

1. The Bible-God Ongoing
2. The Age of Reason-Sartre Ongoing
3. Pride and Prejudice-Austen Ongoing
4. The History of Farting-Bart
5. The Sportswriter-Ford
6. Derailed-Siegel
7. The Great Gatsby-Fitzgeral
8. 9 Stories-Salinger
9. J is For Judgment-Grafton
10. Eagle's Cry-Nevin

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  MarkFinan: I know you're all trying to book some early noms for best puns here, but you're forgetting something.. This guy was truly the first! I wonder if he has the Kindle app?

Cab for Finan 👍 lol.

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  parisattack: His best book was: 'Schachmastaren Gosta Stoltz.' Look for the Kindle version soon!
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  waustad: There is an article including several in the German version of chessbase now about him.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Eero Book.
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