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Riho Liiva
Number of games in database: 89
Years covered: 1992 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2456 (2477 rapid, 2528 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2460
Overall record: +19 -6 =16 (65.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      48 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (23) 
    B22 B40 B54 B23 B52
 Vienna Opening (7) 
    C28 C25 C27 C26
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B10 B17 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (10) 
    D11 D10 D12
 Petrov (7) 
    C42 C43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D31 D30
 Scandinavian (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Liiva vs U Haavisto, 1993 1-0
   R Liiva vs Ulf Andersson, 1997 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Team Chess Championships (2007)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Olympiad (2008)

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(born Jul-04-1975, 40 years old) Estonia

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He is an IM.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 89  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Liiva vs I V Danilov  ½-½32 1992 Ch World (cadets) (under 18)C25 Vienna
2. R Liiva vs Y Shulman  0-143 1992 Wch U18B23 Sicilian, Closed
3. R Liiva vs Y Shulman  ½-½62 1993 EU-ch U18B40 Sicilian
4. R Liiva vs U Haavisto 1-019 1993 Hyvinkaa OpenC25 Vienna
5. R Liiva vs R Skrebnevskis 1-019 1993 Ch Europe (juniors)C27 Vienna Game
6. Barsov vs R Liiva  ½-½22 1994 Bern opD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. R Liiva vs P Haba  ½-½60 1995 Weilburg NBG opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. R Liiva vs A Kveinys  0-138 1996 Keres mem BB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. Smyslov vs R Liiva  ½-½35 1996 It (cat.13) (active), Tallinn (Estonia)B30 Sicilian
10. Shirov vs R Liiva  ½-½38 1996 It (cat.13) (active)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. R Liiva vs Z Gyimesi 1-061 1996 Memorial P.Keres (b) (cat.10)C28 Vienna Game
12. H Westerinen vs R Liiva  0-144 1996 Memorial P.Keres b cC30 King's Gambit Declined
13. R Liiva vs O Sepp  ½-½46 1996 Keres mem BC48 Four Knights
14. E Kengis vs R Liiva  1-073 1996 Keres mem BA06 Reti Opening
15. Chiburdanidze vs R Liiva 0-164 1997 Keres memD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. R Liiva vs Ulf Andersson 1-014 1997 Kalev Keres mem rapid, Tallinn ESTB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. Oll vs R Liiva 0-129 1998 EST-chTD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. R Liiva vs Pavasovic  0-115 2000 qual blitzC48 Four Knights
19. R Liiva vs T Gelashvili  0-143 2002 ICC-ch blitz finC41 Philidor Defense
20. T Gelashvili vs R Liiva  1-039 2002 ICC-ch blitz finC48 Four Knights
21. R Liiva vs T Gelashvili  0-143 2002 ICC-ch blitz finB07 Pirc
22. Ivanchuk vs R Liiva 1-041 2006 Keres Memorial RapidD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. R Liiva vs Jin Hai Jonathan Chuah  1-034 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB54 Sicilian
24. Shirov vs R Liiva 0-139 2006 Keres Memorial RapidC42 Petrov Defense
25. A Istratescu vs R Liiva  1-043 2006 37th Chess OlympiadD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 89  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-26-04  fasting: only 9 games in th database? Seems like a very strong player - who is this?? Beats todays player Oll among other strong GMs
Dec-26-04  iron maiden: Riho Liiva is an International Master from Estonia who recently won a rapid tournament ahead of (among others) Khalifman.
Dec-29-04  fasting: Nice link. - Handicap time, a funny way to run tournaments. Of course it gives better chances to lower rated players! Suddently they can win big tournaments and beat the strong GMs. All though I don't think it is that fair for the game; that because you are higher rated you'll get less time.
Jul-24-06  duu: Riho Liiva is one of the fastest players ever... I mean, I've seen him live playing blitz and what can I say... Wow.
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  wordfunph: Estonian IM with current rating of 2451 and a high of 2460..

his collection includes victories against Oll, Chiburdanidze, Ulf Andersson, Westerinen, Gyimesi, Shirov, Agrest, Arizmendi, Sedlak, Perelshteyn, Sasikiran, Gopal..

Jul-04-10  BIDMONFA: Riho Liiva


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