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Antti Pyhala
Number of games in database: 74
Years covered: 1977 to 1996
Overall record: +35 -22 =17 (58.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-24-1954, died Sep-15-1997, 42 years old) Finland

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Antti Pyhälä was Finnish champion in 1984 and 1989. He suffered from rheumatoid arthritis since his childhood, and died at only 42 years of age.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Pyhala vs J Salonen 1-0391977HelsinkiB42 Sicilian, Kan
2. J Aijala vs A Pyhala  1-0371980FIN-chB44 Sicilian
3. A Pyhala vs A de la Casa  1-0161984Thessaloniki OlympiadB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. A Pyhala vs N Gavrilakis  ½-½441984Thessaloniki OlympiadB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
5. A Sygulski vs A Pyhala  0-1371984Thessaloniki OlympiadA12 English with b3
6. A Pyhala vs B Toth  1-0321984Thessaloniki OlympiadC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
7. G Garcia vs A Pyhala  1-0321984Thessaloniki OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
8. A Pyhala vs A Huss  ½-½641984Thessaloniki OlympiadC16 French, Winawer
9. H Camara vs A Pyhala  ½-½481984Thessaloniki OlympiadD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. P Velikov vs A Pyhala  1-0311984Thessaloniki OlympiadD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
11. A Pyhala vs D Bryson  0-1351984Thessaloniki OlympiadC77 Ruy Lopez
12. A Pyhala vs G P Gruen  1-0401985PohjaC51 Evans Gambit
13. M Kivisto vs A Pyhala  0-1411986Ch FinlandC27 Vienna Game
14. A Pyhala vs L Christiansen  1-0571986Reykjavik opB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
15. Alburt vs A Pyhala 1-0271986Reykjavik opD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. A Pyhala vs K Christopher  1-0191986Dubai OlympiadC70 Ruy Lopez
17. A Pyhala vs M Kaabi  0-1251986Dubai OlympiadC77 Ruy Lopez
18. A Pyhala vs D Hergott  0-1311986Dubai OlympiadC05 French, Tarrasch
19. R Meulders vs A Pyhala  ½-½231986Dubai OlympiadD04 Queen's Pawn Game
20. A Pyhala vs Z Rahman  ½-½511986Dubai OlympiadC02 French, Advance
21. A Eriksson vs A Pyhala  0-1321987Rilton CupA10 English
22. J Kekki vs A Pyhala  0-1611987EspooA81 Dutch
23. P Lukacs vs A Pyhala  0-1421987EspooA81 Dutch
24. R Nevanlinna vs A Pyhala  0-1281988FIN-chA80 Dutch
25. A Pyhala vs A Hentunen  1-0691988FIN-chC42 Petrov Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-17-08  paavoh: One of the furious attackers in the Finnish chess scene in the 80s. GM Minev comments on one of his games in the latest Chesscafe column of Dec 17, 2008. Please see:
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  wordfunph: according to IM Tibor Karolyi, this guy is a very dangerous tactical player with GM scalps collection.
Dec-16-11  waustad: Here is a drawing:
Feb-21-12  paavoh: He passed away in 1997 after a severe illness. They say his appearance and calm demeanor fooled many an opponent to play too casually.

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