|Jul-02-04|| ||Jesuitic Calvinist: He's a good man, is Tomas - I particularly like the way he plays the Bb5 lines against the Sicilian. |
|Jul-02-04|| ||meloncio: <Jesuitic Calvinist> I like your nickname :-D |
|Jul-14-04|| ||Jesuitic Calvinist: Thanks, Meloncio: it is a long (and confused) story.
I see from your CV that are from Spain, the home of the Jesuits (as well as home of the early chess greats like Ruy Lopez, of course).
I am also very interested in chess history, particularly the very old players like Greco, Philidor and Morphy.
|Dec-10-06|| ||Karpova: http://www.stuttgarter-schachfreund...|
He became a hero after beating Kasparov (see notable games) in a clock simul against the czech team:
<Tomas Oral, nearly 300 rating points less than Garry could have secured a draw after 20 moves by repeating the position three times, instead he decided to keep Garry busy and continued the game in order to help his compatriots. He would soon regret his decision as Garry built up a promising advantage.>
<Down to his last two opponents, the Czech team was optimistic. Garry had erred badly on board four and with a flourish Oral had netted Garry's Queen for Rook and Knight! Perhaps the Czech's would manage 2-2? It wasn't to be. Babula got his Rook trapped on the a5-square and in a Bishop's of opposite colored position Garry played magnificently to score his second victory. This meant that all the pressure was on Oral to save the day. Garry held steady, doing his best to create a fortress of Rook and Knight versus Queen. Well into the sixth hour of play the experts were mixed in their view. GM Seirawan opined that Garry should win it as White but hold it as Black. "Kasparov didn't become the World's number one player by losing worse positions!" he said.
In the end, GM Seirawan was surprised. Oral earned an impressive victory to make the day a respectable 2 1/2 - 1 1/2 result.>
<Tomas Oral was the big hero for the Czechs after he defeated Kasparov in the first encounter between the world’s highest rated player and the Czech National Team. The board four player was clearly enjoying the attention that came with the success, despite the Czech team losing the first round by the narrowest of margins. Garry took his loss gracefully. He joined former prime minister Vaclav Klaus, Bessel Kok, Terrence Valeski CEO of Eurotel and a few other distinguished guests for a specially organized dinner in the museum of Antonin Dvorak>
Garry won 5.5-2.5
|Dec-10-06|| ||slomarko: Garry erred with 27...d5|
|Jan-01-08|| ||whiteshark: Why haven't I ever heard of him?|
|May-15-08|| ||whiteshark: Let's talk about ... toothpaste, Tomas Oral.|
|Aug-04-08|| ||RoyalFlush: This guy is in for some obscene puns..|
|Nov-29-08|| ||whiteshark: (* December 24, 1977 in Olomouc) is a Czech GM since 1999. |
|Nov-29-08|| ||MoonlitKnight: This guy is notorious for getting into serious time trouble in every game.|
|Nov-29-08|| ||technical draw: Not too many puns here. What a waste. When he takes a bath is that called Oral Hygiene? hahahahaha!!|
|Apr-10-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: Any relation to Oral Roberts?|
|Apr-22-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Has he ever played Gyula Sax?|
|May-07-10|| ||jstufflebean: Oral is a woodpusher.|
|May-07-10|| ||ozmikey: A funny guy. He and Radek Kalod stayed at my flat in Sydney for a few days before an international tournament there in 1999, and Oral LOVED being in a warm climate for once (in summer)...we took him to a pool one day and just couldn't get him out of there!|
He had incredibly quick sight of the board, too. I played a blitz game with Kalod one night (he beat me, of course) and we were looking at the game afterwards, considering a defence I could have played but didn't, and wondering how he could have refuted it. We'd looked at it for a good few minutes when Oral came up (he'd been listening to some music on his walkman in another room) and INSTANTLY flashed out a brilliant tactical trick that, we later discovered, was the perfect solution.
|May-07-10|| ||diceman: <GrahamClayton: Has he ever played Gyula Sax?>|
Oral Sax 1997 is one of
Bill Clinton's favorite games.
|Dec-14-11|| ||hedgeh0g: As opposed to other males who don't care for it much?|
What's your point?