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Tomi Nyback
Number of games in database: 767
Years covered: 1997 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2579 (2576 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2656

Overall record: +278 -132 =262 (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 (69) 
    D12 D11 D15 D10 D18
 King's Indian (45) 
    E92 E94 E97 E91 E73
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    E00 A41 E10 A40 D02
 English (28) 
    A15 A13 A17 A14 A12
 Reti System (26) 
    A04 A06
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D37 D38 D30 D39 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (66) 
    C84 C92 C63 C78 C89
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (47) 
    C84 C92 C89 C96 C95
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A46 D02 E10 A45 A50
 Slav (26) 
    D12 D10 D18 D11 D14
 Pirc (25) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Grunfeld (25) 
    D85 D80 D91 D72 D97
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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 Jobava, 2009 1-0
   T Nyback vs H Kaenel, 2006 1-0
   T Nyback vs T Michalczak, 2006 1-0
   S Kosmo vs T Nyback, 2006 0-1
   T Nyback vs Svidler, 2009 1-0
   S Martinovic vs T Nyback, 2010 0-1
   J Paasikangas-Tella vs T Nyback, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   optimuswise's favorite games by optimuswise

   🏆 Bundesliga 2018/19
   T Nyback vs M Womacka (Mar-24-19) 1-0
   T Nyback vs N Nestorovic (Feb-03-19) 1/2-1/2
   C Schramm vs T Nyback (Feb-02-19) 0-1
   M Baldauf vs T Nyback (Dec-16-18) 1/2-1/2
   T Nyback vs R Vogel (Dec-15-18) 0-1

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(born Apr-03-1985, 34 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 31; games 1-25 of 767  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Navara vs T Nyback 1-0131997Wch U12B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
2. J Tuovinen vs T Nyback 0-1562000Helsinki WeB22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. A Holmsten vs T Nyback  0-146200010th OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
4. A Maltsev vs T Nyback  ½-½10200010th OpenA13 English
5. T Nyback vs T Seeman  ½-½47200010th OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. R Molander vs T Nyback  ½-½9200010th OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. T Nyback vs Y Rantanen  0-128200010th OpenA04 Reti Opening
8. T Nyback vs J Leino  1-028200010th OpenA13 English
9. T Nyback vs H Lehtinen  0-1392000TCh-FIN 00-01A04 Reti Opening
10. T Nyback vs J Ristoja  0-1572000TCh-FIN 00-01A14 English
11. V Lehto vs T Nyback  ½-½412000TCh-FIN 00-01B32 Sicilian
12. T Nyback vs J Puranen  1-0192001TCh-FIN 00-01A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
13. K Pulkkinen vs T Nyback  ½-½302001TCh-FIN 00-01B30 Sicilian
14. H Westerinen vs T Nyback 1-0152001TCh-FIN 00-01B32 Sicilian
15. T Nyback vs N Sorsa  1-0282001TCh-FIN 00-01A13 English
16. M Helin vs T Nyback  0-1392001Solett OpenA36 English
17. T Nyback vs E Berg  1-0402001Solett OpenA04 Reti Opening
18. Hector vs T Nyback 1-0412001Solett OpenB30 Sicilian
19. T Nyback vs T Hillarp Persson  1-0322001Solett OpenA04 Reti Opening
20. T Nyback vs T Porrasmaa  1-0322001Solett OpenA04 Reti Opening
21. E J Gausel vs T Nyback  1-0322001Solett OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. K Kiik vs T Nyback  ½-½322001Solett OpenA10 English
23. Sax vs T Nyback  1-0462001Solett OpenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. T Nyback vs F Lindgren  1-0342001Solett OpenA12 English with b3
25. P Sinkovics vs T Nyback  ½-½492001FSIMA MayA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 767  PGN Download
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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.

Aug-05-14  Beholder: <epistle: A Philip Seymour Hoffman lookalike.>

More like Clark Duke actually.

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  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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  whiteshark: 20 Questions to Tomi Nyback :


Q: If you could edit your past, what would you change?

A: I should have played more poker in the golden years (maybe 2003‑2008 or so), when the games were pretty easy.

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