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Tomi Nyback
Number of games in database: 733
Years covered: 1997 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2583 (2576 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2656

Overall record: +264 -125 =249 (60.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 95 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (67) 
    D12 D11 D15 D19 D10
 King's Indian (42) 
    E92 E97 E94 E91 E84
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    E00 A41 E10 A40 D02
 Reti System (28) 
    A04 A06
 English (27) 
    A15 A13 A17 A10 A12
 Grunfeld (22) 
    D85 D86 D90 D87 D91
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (61) 
    C84 C92 C63 C78 C89
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (42) 
    C84 C92 C89 C96 C95
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A46 E10 A45 E00 D02
 Slav (26) 
    D12 D10 D18 D11 D14
 Pirc (25) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Sicilian (23) 
    B32 B30 B76 B22 B23
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Nyback vs Carlsen, 2008 1-0
   T Nyback vs U Von Herman, 2009 1-0
   Gligoric vs T Nyback, 2004 0-1
   T Nyback vs H Kaenel, 2006 1-0
   T Nyback vs Jobava, 2009 1-0
   T Nyback vs T Michalczak, 2006 1-0
   T Nyback vs Svidler, 2009 1-0
   S Martinovic vs T Nyback, 2010 0-1
   T Nyback vs J Henrichsen, 2007 1-0
   T Nyback vs K Puusepp, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (2006)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   32nd Rilton Cup (2002)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   optimuswise's favorite games by optimuswise
   98_E10_Blumenfelder Gegenmaßnahmen by whiteshark

   Novik vs T Nyback (Mar-12-17) 1/2-1/2
   O Kauppila vs T Nyback (Mar-11-17) 0-1
   Kanep vs T Nyback (Mar-10-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Nyback vs A Neiksans (Feb-04-17) 1-0
   M Zumsande vs T Nyback (Dec-11-16) 0-1

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(born Apr-03-1985, 32 years old) Finland

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Tomi Nybäck was born in Järvenpää. He became the youngest ever Finnish grandmaster in 2003. With his strong 8/11 performance in the European Individual Championship (2008), just half a point behind winner Sergei Tiviakov, Nybäck qualified for the World Cup (2009). In 2008, Nybäck won the Finnish championship with an unprecedented score of 9/9. In the 10th European Individual Championship (2009) he again scored 8/11, sharing 1st place in regulation, but was knocked out in the 1st round of an 11-player playoff to decide the medals. He was knocked out in the second round of the World Cup (2009) by Peter Svidler.

Wikipedia article: Tomi Nybäck

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 733  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Navara vs T Nyback 1-013 1997 Wch U12B72 Sicilian, Dragon
2. J Tuovinen vs T Nyback 0-156 2000 Helsinki WeB22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. A Holmsten vs T Nyback  0-146 2000 10th OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
4. A Maltsev vs T Nyback  ½-½10 2000 10th OpenA13 English
5. T Nyback vs T Seeman  ½-½47 2000 10th OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. R Molander vs T Nyback  ½-½9 2000 10th OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. T Nyback vs Y Rantanen  0-128 2000 10th OpenA04 Reti Opening
8. T Nyback vs J Leino  1-028 2000 10th OpenA13 English
9. T Nyback vs H Lehtinen  0-139 2000 TCh-FIN 00-01A04 Reti Opening
10. T Nyback vs J Ristoja  0-157 2000 TCh-FIN 00-01A14 English
11. V Lehto vs T Nyback  ½-½41 2000 TCh-FIN 00-01B32 Sicilian
12. T Nyback vs J Puranen  1-019 2001 TCh-FIN 00-01A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
13. K Pulkkinen vs T Nyback  ½-½30 2001 TCh-FIN 00-01B30 Sicilian
14. H Westerinen vs T Nyback 1-015 2001 TCh-FIN 00-01B32 Sicilian
15. T Nyback vs N Sorsa  1-028 2001 TCh-FIN 00-01A13 English
16. M Helin vs T Nyback  0-139 2001 Solett OpenA36 English
17. Hector vs T Nyback 1-041 2001 Solett OpenB30 Sicilian
18. T Nyback vs E Berg  1-040 2001 Solett OpenA04 Reti Opening
19. T Nyback vs T Hillarp Persson  1-032 2001 Solett OpenA04 Reti Opening
20. T Nyback vs T Porrasmaa  1-032 2001 Solett OpenA04 Reti Opening
21. E J Gausel vs T Nyback  1-032 2001 Solett OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. K Kiik vs T Nyback  ½-½32 2001 Solett OpenA10 English
23. Sax vs T Nyback  1-046 2001 Solett OpenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. T Nyback vs F Lindgren  1-034 2001 Solett OpenA12 English with b3
25. P Sinkovics vs T Nyback  ½-½49 2001 FSIMA MayA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 733  PGN Download
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Jan-27-10  paavoh: Actually, <frogbert> had a nice comment on Nakamura page after him losing to Karjakin that could apply to Tomi as well:

" conclusion, i think it's about two things: 1) increasing the accuracy of your play - which comes rather naturally if you experience being punished for small mistakes more often, and 2) learning to judge more correctly when a position can be pressed for more, and when one should be comfortable with a draw as the most likely outcome..."

Well said!

Jan-27-10  licuan: Corus B. Wesley So vs Tomi Nyback this AM
Mar-11-10  paavoh: A rather horrible start for Tomi in the EICC 2010 +1, -1, =2. The poor streak from Corus B is extended. Perhaps he is playing poker a lot and this shows in his game now?
Mar-11-10  Shams: <paavoh> 50% is not "horrible".
Mar-11-10  paavoh: @shams: look at the opponent ratings, he seems to be underperforming considering that he has been among the top 10 in previous editions of EICC. Beating Kamsky and drawing with Shirov and Bacrot in one earlier tourney appears to be a bit better, don't you think?
Mar-11-10  FHBradley: Obviously, with a rating performance of 2383 after four rounds Nybäck has done rather poorly so far. In a recent interview he said uneven results are due to failing to do as much jogging as in the past. I hope he'll draw the appropriate conclusions from this diagnosis.
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  wordfunph: gm tomi nyback deserves a pic here..

happy birthday to Finland's Numero Uno Tomi Nyback!

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  Tabanus: 2nd in the annual Heart of Finland tournament (in Jyväskylä) 5-11 July 2010:

Sep-22-10  paavoh: First appearance in 39th Olympiad against the Peruvian GM Granda Zuniga later today.
Sep-27-10  paavoh: A nice start at the Olympiad: TPR 2861 with 3,5/4.
Oct-08-10  crazybird: Bundesliga: GM Tomi Nyback (2635/Black) loses to IM Michal Luch (2385/White)
Feb-08-11  paavoh: @crazybird: Yes, a dismal start at 0/2 but +3 = 2 since.
Mar-01-11  paavoh: March 2011 FIDE rating at #93 with 2656.
Jan-09-12  timhortons: another exciting game from keres memorial.

I upload this game in the databse.

position after 45.Nc5

Fedoseev,V - Nyback,T, XXI Paul Keres Memorial Main Tournament 2012

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1. (2.20): 45...Be7 46.Be6+[] Ke5 47.f4+[] Kf6 48.Ne4+[] Kxe6 49.Nxd2[] Kf5[] 50.Kd7 Ng6 2. (3.30): 45...Ke5 46.Re4+[] Kf5[] 47.Be6+[] Kg6 48.Rg4+[] Kh6[] 49.Ne4[] Re2 50.Kd6 Nf3 51.Nxf6 Ng5 52.Bd5 3. (3.37): 45...Bd4 46.Rxh4 Bxf2 47.Rxb4 Be3 48.Ne4 Rg2 49.Nd6+ Kg6 50.Re4 Bd2[] 51.Re8 Kh7[] 52.Bc2+ Kg7

Nyback blundered moving 45.Nf3

<He didnt realize mate in 2 is coming.>

1. (#2): 46.Be6+
2. = (0.09): 46.Kb6 Bd4
3. = (0.05): 46.Kb7 Bh4 47.Be6+ Ke5

<position after Nf3>

<mate in two>

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Mar-22-12  paavoh: A 2/2 start in the 13th edition of EICC.
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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Nyback!
Apr-03-12  waustad: Happy b'day. You were born the day I turned 35!
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  wordfunph: <waustad> happy 62nd birthday!

Happy Birthday GM Nyback!

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to perhaps the greatest Finnish GM ever!
May-07-13  paavoh: A nice start 3/3 in EICC 2013. A good endgame win over Petrosian with White.
Apr-03-14  paavoh: Let me add my best wishes to Tomi! I hope he will get more active, more successful, and receive more than one kibitz per year :-)
Aug-05-14  epistle: Plays board 1 vs. Philippine team next.

A Philip Seymour Hoffman lookalike.

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  Beholder: <epistle: A Philip Seymour Hoffman lookalike.>

More like Clark Duke actually.

Aug-08-14  minasina: Chess Olympiad (2014)/Tomi Nyback
Nov-17-15  paavoh: Tough start at 0/3 in ETCC 2015: facing Shirov, Leko, Navara...
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