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Oleg M Romanishin
Number of games in database: 3,106
Years covered: 1966 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2403 (2414 rapid, 2387 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2615

Overall record: +1139 -487 =1463 (60.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 17 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (203) 
    A46 D02 A40 A41 E10
 Reti System (176) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian (122) 
    B50 B23 B52 B30 B31
 King's Indian Attack (102) 
    A07 A08
 King's Indian (101) 
    E63 E62 E60 E64 E69
 Slav (94) 
    D11 D12 D15 D18 D17
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (302) 
    C96 C69 C87 C85 C91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (222) 
    C96 C87 C85 C91 C84
 Queen's Indian (155) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16 E14
 Sicilian (121) 
    B46 B40 B44 B22 B42
 Nimzo Indian (116) 
    E44 E34 E20 E38 E43
 English (90) 
    A17 A13 A15 A11 A12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Romanishin vs Petrosian, 1975 1-0
   Romanishin vs Ivanchuk, 1986 1-0
   Dorfman vs Romanishin, 1977 0-1
   Romanishin vs K Mueller, 1992 1-0
   J A Hedman Senarega vs Romanishin, 1977 0-1
   Romanishin vs Marjanovic, 1972 1-0
   Romanishin vs H C van Riemsdijk, 1979 1-0
   Mikhalchishin vs Romanishin, 1981 0-1
   Smyslov vs Romanishin, 1979 0-1
   Ribli vs Romanishin, 1982 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   October Revolution 60th Anniversary (1977)
   Hastings 1976/77 (1976)
   Dortmund (1976)
   Jurmala (1983)
   Keres Memorial (1977)
   Riga (1981)
   Dortmund (1982)
   Yerevan (1986)
   Yerevan (1980)
   43rd USSR Championship (1975)
   Riga Interzonal (1979)
   Kiev (1978)
   First Lady's Cup (1983)
   46th USSR Championship (1978)
   USSR Championship (1976)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Phili by fredthebear
   Chigorin Memorial, Sochi 1982 by Chessdreamer
   USSR Championship 1974 by suenteus po 147
   Tallinn 1977 by Chessdreamer
   USSR Championship 1977 by Phony Benoni
   USSR Championship 1975 by Phony Benoni

   🏆 4th Sharjah Masters
   I Saeed vs Romanishin (Sep-25-21) 0-1
   Romanishin vs M Nikolov (Sep-24-21) 1/2-1/2
   R Baskin vs Romanishin (Sep-23-21) 0-1
   Romanishin vs Adham Fawzy (Sep-22-21) 1/2-1/2
   T Harutyunian vs Romanishin (Sep-21-21) 1-0

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(born Jan-10-1952, 69 years old) Ukraine
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Oleg Mikhailovich Romanishin was born in Lvov, then in the USSR. Awarded the IM title in 1973, After winning the European Junior Championship in 1973, he became an International Master the same year. In 1974, Romanishin was a member of the victorious USSR team at the World Student Team Championship held in Teesside, England, where he scored the best result for board 4 (8/9).

The following year, he had a terrific result at the USSR Championship, sharing second place with Boris Gulko, Mikhail Tal and Rafael Vaganian, after Tigran Petrosian. In 1976, his Grandmaster title was ratified when he was European Junior Champion in 1972-73. A pupil of Viktor Emmauelovich Kart (born 1929), he has achieved fine tournament results such as =1st at the October Revolution 60th Anniversary (1977), 2nd at Tilburg 1979, =3rd at Sochi 1982, 1st at Moscow 1985, and =1st at Reggio Emilia 1985-86, but has never qualified as a FIDE Candidate.

At the Olympiads he represented the Soviet Union in 1978 and thereafter played for Ukraine through the 1990s, winning a total of 2 silver medals and 2 bronze. At the European Team Chess Championships his medal haul has amounted to an incredible 6 gold and 1 silver.


He is reputed to have said that "Draws make me angry" and remains a strong GM with an aggressive style just a level below the top rank. He is also a leading chess opening theorist.

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Last updated: 2021-11-25 04:05:55

 page 1 of 125; games 1-25 of 3,106  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Romanishin vs M Steinberg 0-1211966UKR SpartakiadC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. Lutikov vs Romanishin  1-0271968URSB30 Sicilian
3. Romanishin vs V Zurakhov 1-0321968URSB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
4. M Steinberg vs Romanishin  ½-½1419686th Soviet Team CupD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. Romanishin vs B Nisman  0-13419686th Soviet Team CupC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
6. G Piesina vs Romanishin 1-02919686th Soviet Team CupC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
7. Romanishin vs V Kirpichnikov  0-16019686th Soviet Team CupC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
8. A Lisenko vs Romanishin  ½-½2119686th Soviet Team CupA12 English with b3
9. Romanishin vs Giorgi Tsikhelashvili 0-13819686th Soviet Team CupB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
10. Romanishin vs N Popov 0-13319686th Soviet Team CupA25 English
11. A Reiman vs Romanishin  1-03819686th Soviet Team CupE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
12. Romanishin vs I Mikliaev  ½-½4119686th Soviet Team CupC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
13. Karpov vs Romanishin 1-04019686th Soviet Team CupD00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Romanishin vs P Sangla  ½-½3019686th Soviet Team CupB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
15. Vaganian vs Romanishin  ½-½1419686th Soviet Team CupD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. Romanishin vs D Cox  1-0381969Schilde op U18 5thA25 English
17. Romanishin vs T Horvath  ½-½401969Schilde op U18 5thA56 Benoni Defense
18. Romanishin vs R Walter L Moberly  ½-½271969Schilde op U18 5thE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. Romanishin vs Hug  1-0731969Schilde op U18 5thA57 Benko Gambit
20. G Piesina vs Romanishin  ½-½341969BeltsyB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
21. Makarichev vs Romanishin  0-1671969BeltsyC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
22. Romanishin vs Beliavsky  0-1391969BeltsyB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
23. Z Gofshtein vs Romanishin  1-0661969BeltsyE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
24. K Hulak vs Romanishin 0-1351969URS-YUG U18B32 Sicilian
25. Romanishin vs J Barle  0-1261970SukhumiB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
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  tpstar: <yoozum> Cute! You must be too young for "Svidler's List." And I'm pretty sure the original "Spyderman" was this guy = Spyridon Skembris
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  suenteus po 147: Don't forget "Averbakh to the Future!"
Dec-01-04  iron maiden: I'm surprised no one's yet mentioned Patch Adams, or 20,000 Lekos Under the Sea.
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Dec-02-04  yoozum: <tpstar>, i can't believe i forgot about schindler's list!
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  suenteus po 147: <iron maiden>, <perceyblakeney>, <arifattar> ROTFLMAO!
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  suenteus po 147: Something tells me in the coming months this page is going to be a goldmine for <>'s Game of the Day puns ;)
Dec-02-04  admiralnemo: Sorry, can't resist, but isn't, "Another Day in Paradis" a bit well, how should I say it...wink, wink
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Dec-04-04  poktirity: AdrianP <Another Day in Paradis>

Is that a porn movie? ;)

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Kasim meets Gazza, and tells trainer, "I've a feeling we're not in Uzbekistan anymore."

Dec-04-04  vonKrolock: <tamar> lol - and how would You spell this Dutch film's title: "The Wizard of Euwe"?!
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