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Risto Kauranen
Number of games in database: 34
Years covered: 1968 to 1984
Overall record: +12 -8 =14 (55.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-06-1937, 81 years old) Finland

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He is a GMC.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 34  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Kauranen vs Estrin  0-14519686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. R Kauranen vs D Stern  ½-½3619686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC77 Ruy Lopez
3. V Zagorovsky vs R Kauranen  1-05319686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
4. R Kauranen vs H De Carbonnel  ½-½4419686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
5. R Kauranen vs Sevecek  1-05119686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. H Rittner vs R Kauranen  ½-½5019686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
7. N Karker vs R Kauranen  1-06219686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
8. R Kauranen vs G Sanakoev  ½-½4019686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. S Nyman vs R Kauranen  ½-½4319686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
10. Hybl vs R Kauranen  ½-½2619686th Correspondence World Championship FinalE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
11. R Kauranen vs J Ljungdahl  ½-½5219686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC18 French, Winawer
12. J Kellner vs R Kauranen  0-14819686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB20 Sicilian
13. S Aarseth vs R Kauranen  1-05419686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
14. R Kauranen vs C Jansen  1-04419686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC12 French, McCutcheon
15. R Kauranen vs E Thiele  ½-½1819686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
16. R Kauranen vs J Krzyszton  1-0341973corr 1.EU ttB44 Sicilian
17. F Atabek vs R Kauranen  0-1391973corr 1.EU ttA37 English, Symmetrical
18. J Boey vs R Kauranen  0-1281973corr 1.EU ttB69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
19. A Hollis vs R Kauranen  1-0451977Heilimo mem-B corr7782A07 King's Indian Attack
20. J A Muhana vs R Kauranen  0-154197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. J Svenningsson vs R Kauranen  1-027197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
22. J Boey vs R Kauranen  ½-½43197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
23. R Kauranen vs Estrin 1-020197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
24. K H Maeder vs R Kauranen  ½-½80197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
25. W Seeliger vs R Kauranen  ½-½28197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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<Risto Kauranen>: born in Jyraskyla on the <6th July 1937>. Started to play chess Christmas 1948. Started playing correspondence chess in 1955. His route to the World Championship Final VI (where he was 9th with 7 points out of 15 and got the title International correspondence chess master) was 1st with 5.5/6 in the European Higher Class No. 96; first with 6/6 in European Master Class No. 99 and second with 10/14 in the First European Championship, and now he has good prospects of winning the 11th European Championship.

Kauranen has twice taken part in the Finnish Correspondence Chess Championship; 1965 and 1967. Both times he came second. He also had the best top board result in the first European Team Championship prelimary with 5/6.

About c.c. he says: < correspondence chess is very exciting and improves one's play. It gives an enterprising player good chances to reach national and international top level.>

Source: The Potter Memorial Tournament book (1976(?)) by K Messere

Aug-03-07  pyryk: I'd just like to add to whitesharks account that Risto Kauranen seems to be a GM in correspondence chess and his national cc rating (KELO) is 2605 as of 25.6.2007, making him the 2nd highest ranked player in Finland.

Also, I spotted one minor mistake in whiteshark's account: he was very likely born not in Jyraskyla but Jyväskylä, a medium-sized town in central Finland.

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  whiteshark: Thank you <pyryk>!

My british source ended in 1976 and I didn't check other sources. This also caused the a/ä difference regarding Jyväskylä. Sorry for my bad research.

Link to the Chess homepage of Correspondence Chess Grandmaster Pertti Lehikoinen:


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