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Tomi Nyback
Number of games in database: 698
Years covered: 1997 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2579 (2576 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2656
Overall record: +255 -122 =240 (60.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      81 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (66) 
    D12 D11 D15 D19 D10
 King's Indian (39) 
    E92 E97 E94 E91 E84
 Reti System (28) 
    A04 A06
 English (27) 
    A15 A13 A17 A14 A10
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    E00 A41 E10 A40 D02
 Grunfeld (21) 
    D85 D86 D91 D87 D80
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (57) 
    C84 C63 C92 C78 C89
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (39) 
    C84 C92 C89 C96 C95
 Queen's Pawn Game (26) 
    A46 E10 A45 A50 E00
 Pirc (25) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Sicilian (23) 
    B32 B30 B76 B21 B22
 Slav (23) 
    D12 D10 D18 D11 D14
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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 Svidler, 2009 1-0
   T Nyback vs J Henrichsen, 2007 1-0
   Kasimdzhanov vs T Nyback, 2010 0-1
   T Nyback vs A Berelowitsch, 2013 1-0
   S Kosmo vs T Nyback, 2006 0-1
   T Nyback vs Kamsky, 2009 1-0
   M Krasenkow vs T Nyback, 2009 0-1

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

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

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(born Apr-03-1985, 31 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 28; games 1-25 of 698  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Navara vs T Nyback 1-013 1997 Wch U12B72 Sicilian, Dragon
2. T Nyback vs H Lehtinen  0-139 2000 TCh-FIN 00-01A04 Reti Opening
3. A Holmsten vs T Nyback  0-146 2000 10th OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
4. R Molander vs T Nyback  ½-½9 2000 10th OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. T Nyback vs Y Rantanen  0-128 2000 10th OpenA04 Reti Opening
6. V Lehto vs T Nyback  ½-½41 2000 TCh-FIN 00-01B32 Sicilian
7. A Maltsev vs T Nyback  ½-½10 2000 10th OpenA13 English
8. J Tuovinen vs T Nyback 0-156 2000 Helsinki WeB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. T Nyback vs J Ristoja  0-157 2000 TCh-FIN 00-01A14 English
10. T Nyback vs T Seeman  ½-½47 2000 10th OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. T Nyback vs J Leino  1-028 2000 10th OpenA13 English
12. T Nyback vs M Galyas  ½-½57 2001 FSIMA MayA09 Reti Opening
13. T Nyback vs H Rau  1-050 2001 EYCC B16A04 Reti Opening
14. T Nyback vs J Blauert  ½-½4 2001 III ShakkiNet GMA09 Reti Opening
15. R Hardarson vs T Nyback  0-127 2001 Jonsson Mem OpenB20 Sicilian
16. T Nyback vs I Hartio  1-030 2001 Heart of Finland OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
17. T Nyback vs J F Pierrot  ½-½89 2001 FSGMB DecemberA04 Reti Opening
18. E J Gausel vs T Nyback  1-032 2001 Solett OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. T Nyback vs Xu Hanbing  ½-½43 2001 FSIMA MayA35 English, Symmetrical
20. T Nyback vs E Solozhenkin  ½-½15 2001 III ShakkiNet GMA04 Reti Opening
21. T Nyback vs J C Ibarra Jerez  1-040 2001 EYCC B16A09 Reti Opening
22. K Pulkkinen vs T Nyback  ½-½30 2001 TCh-FIN 00-01B30 Sicilian
23. T Nyback vs L Piarnpuu  1-047 2001 Keres mem openA04 Reti Opening
24. G Thorhallsson vs T Nyback  0-154 2001 Jonsson Mem OpenB32 Sicilian
25. T Seeman vs T Nyback  ½-½24 2001 Heart of Finland OpenB30 Sicilian
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 698  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?
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  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!
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  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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