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Yrjo Rantanen
Y Rantanen 
Number of games in database: 1,120
Years covered: 1971 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2321 (2288 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2465

Overall record: +117 -119 =96 (49.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 788 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (187) 
    B93 B42 B83 B33 B74
 Ruy Lopez (68) 
    C91 C65 C72 C63 C82
 French Defense (53) 
    C18 C17 C19 C10 C14
 Sicilian Najdorf (41) 
    B93 B90 B95 B98 B92
 Caro-Kann (40) 
    B14 B13 B12 B15 B11
 French Winawer (30) 
    C18 C17 C19 C16 C15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (132) 
    B22 B27 B76 B51 B42
 Ruy Lopez (57) 
    C78 C70 C64 C75 C60
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (53) 
    D20 D24 D27 D26 D21
 King's Indian (44) 
    E91 E81 E96 E69 E67
 Sicilian Dragon (40) 
    B76 B38 B70 B34 B35
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    D02 D00 A45 E00 D05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rantanen vs T Tuomala, 1992 1-0
   Rantanen vs B Denman, 1972 1-0
   J Horvath vs Rantanen, 1989 0-1
   L Day vs Rantanen, 1980 1/2-1/2
   Rantanen vs B Ivanovic, 1979 1-0
   W Schmidt vs Rantanen, 1989 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Skopje Olympiad Final-C (1972)
   2nd Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1978)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)
   Kringsja (1978)
   Solett Open (2001)
   Tallinn (1975)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)
   Nice Olympiad Final-A (1974)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   EUR-chT (Men) 9th (1989)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   World Senior Teams Championship (50+) (2017)

   🏆 TCh-FIN -20
   Jussi Upero vs Y Rantanen (Nov-23-19) 1/2-1/2
   E Suomalainen vs Y Rantanen (Oct-20-19) 0-1
   Y Rantanen vs O Wartiovaara (Oct-19-19) 1/2-1/2
   T Luukkonen vs Y Rantanen (Sep-15-19) 1-0
   Y Rantanen vs K Kiik (Apr-07-19) 0-1

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(born Apr-23-1950, died Jan-14-2021, 70 years old) Finland

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Yrjö Aukusti Rantanen was born in Tampere. Awarded the IM title in 1977 and the GM title in 1981, he won the Finnish Championship in 1978 and 1986. In tournaments he was 3rd at Helsinki 1981 and 1st at Järvenpää in 1982.

Wikipedia article: Yrjö Rantanen

Last updated: 2021-01-15 13:55:40

 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,102  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Rantanen vs A Lahti  1-0351971Finnish OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
2. K Bachmann vs Y Rantanen  1-0391972Stockholm opE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
3. Y Rantanen vs P Berkell  1-0291972Stockholm opB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
4. Timman vs Y Rantanen  1-0351972Stockholm opE81 King's Indian, Samisch
5. Y Rantanen vs G Pena  1-0571972Skopje Olympiad qual-1C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
6. Hernandez vs Y Rantanen 1-0201972Skopje Olympiad qual-1E81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. Savon vs Y Rantanen  1-0411972Skopje Olympiad qual-1A15 English
8. Y Rantanen vs Dagoberto Cardoso  1-0201972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB06 Robatsch
9. Y Rantanen vs P W Stuart  1-0531972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB33 Sicilian
10. C Uzman vs Y Rantanen  0-1331972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. F Sacarello vs Y Rantanen  ½-½211972Skopje Olympiad Final-CA07 King's Indian Attack
12. Y Rantanen vs B Denman 1-0201972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
13. Y Rantanen vs P Toth  ½-½461972Skopje Olympiad Final-CC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
14. Y Rantanen vs F Padilla  1-0731972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. J Carvajal vs Y Rantanen  0-1371972Skopje Olympiad Final-CE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
16. D J James vs Y Rantanen  0-1341972Skopje Olympiad Final-CE81 King's Indian, Samisch
17. Nakamori vs Y Rantanen  0-1151972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB32 Sicilian
18. Y Rantanen vs F Alvarez  1-0611972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB54 Sicilian
19. Y Rantanen vs A Drira  1-0551972Skopje Olympiad Final-CC60 Ruy Lopez
20. I Bilek vs Y Rantanen  1-0351973Rilton CupA15 English
21. Y Rantanen vs H Hurme 1-0231973FIN-ch opB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
22. Y Rantanen vs P Saariluoma  1-0241973FIN-ch opB89 Sicilian
23. P Poutiainen vs Y Rantanen  1-0391973FIN-ch opE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. A Sorensen vs Y Rantanen  0-1281973Nordic-chB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. S Hamann vs Y Rantanen  1-0381973Nordic-chB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,102  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-23-06  BIDMONFA: Yrjo A Rantanen


Feb-02-09  cruiseyleemorph: Not that relevant but this guy has the lowest bullet and blitz rating of any GM on ICC. Interesting stat anyway. His handle is Rahjus.
Apr-23-09  WhiteRook48: Hello, and happy birthday... Mr...Who?
Apr-23-10  wordfunph: i have my record that Yrjo is from Costa Rica but why his bio says Finland... anyone? he turns 60 today..
Apr-23-10  FHBradley: To the best of my knowledge, Yrjö is as Finn as a Finn can be. Happy birthday, BTW!
Mar-14-19  Ilkka Salonen: He also won individual gold medal on board 2 at the chess olympiad of 1980.
Jan-14-21  Olavi: Yrjö Rantanen 23.4.1950 - 14.1.2021
Jan-15-21  Olavi: A favourite combination from Yrjö's games, starting with 24...Re6: I Farago vs Y Rantanen, 1982
Jan-15-21  Eastfrisian: R.I.P. GM Rantanen

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