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Tomas Oral
T Oral 
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Number of games in database: 952
Years covered: 1989 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2494 (2498 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555
Overall record: +413 -191 =344 (61.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (205) 
    B40 B52 B51 B31 B30
 French Defense (60) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04 C09
 French Tarrasch (57) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04 C09
 Ruy Lopez (39) 
    C69 C67 C63 C61 C60
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B14 B13 B15 B12 B17
 Scotch Game (19) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (121) 
    B47 B48 B30 B32 B40
 Grunfeld (71) 
    D85 D91 D86 D80 D94
 King's Indian (64) 
    E63 E60 E92 E73 E97
 Sicilian Taimanov (58) 
    B47 B48 B49 B46
 Pirc (28) 
    B08 B07 B09
 English, 1 c4 c5 (19) 
    A37 A33 A30 A36 A38
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Oral vs M Kantorik, 2000 1-0
   T Oral vs G Vescovi, 1995 1-0
   T Oral vs P Jelen, 1995 1-0
   R Biolek vs T Oral, 1997 0-1
   T Oral vs J Pribyl, 2002 1-0
   T Oral vs Kasparov, 2001 1-0
   T Oral vs Navara, 2003 1-0
   W Hanewinkel vs T Oral, 1999 0-1
   A Jakubiec vs T Oral, 1994 0-1
   T Oral vs I Krush, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   TSV Willsbach (1997)
   Komercni Banka Open (2000)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2014)
   Czech Championship (2014)
   World Junior Championship (1995)
   Rilton Cup 1999/00 (1999)
   Czech Championship (2003)
   Czech Championship (2007)
   Czech Championship (1994)
   Wichern Open (1999)
   Reykjavik Open (2000)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Komercni Banka Open (1998)
   European Team Championship (1999)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1995 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   2000 Capablanca memorial (elite) by gauer
   2001 Montreal by gauer
   1995 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   1994 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer

   🏆 TCh-CZE Extraliga 2017-18
   T Oral vs Z Pakleza (Jan-13-18) 1/2-1/2
   T Oral vs M Paszewski (Nov-19-17) 1/2-1/2
   B Vymazal vs T Oral (Nov-18-17) 0-1
   T Oral vs S Jasny (Feb-26-17) 1-0
   T Oral vs V Svoboda (Jan-29-17) 1-0

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(born Dec-24-1977, 45 years old) Czech Republic

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Wikipedia article: Tomáš Oral

Last updated: 2018-12-24 03:52:49

 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 952  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Votava vs T Oral  0-1281989CZE-ch U16C30 King's Gambit Declined
2. M Jirovsky vs T Oral 1-0511989CZE-ch U16A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
3. T Oral vs T Polak  ½-½351989CZE-ch U16B32 Sicilian
4. T Oral vs P Cech ½-½151989CZE-ch U16C05 French, Tarrasch
5. P Belaska vs T Oral  1-0541989CZE-ch U16C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
6. T Oral vs M Horak  ½-½161989CZE-ch U16B33 Sicilian
7. V Babula Sr vs T Oral  1-0361989CZE-ch U16E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
8. M Pribyl vs T Oral  1-0391989CZE-ch U16A46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. T Oral vs V Rasik  0-1391989CZE-ch U16B86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
10. T Oral vs D Gross 0-1261989CZE-ch U16C50 Giuoco Piano
11. P Jirovsky vs T Oral  1-0381989CZE-ch U16E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. T Oral vs J Hudecek  0-1621990Bratislava Slovan opB03 Alekhine's Defense
13. S Bjarnason vs T Oral  1-0421990Bratislava Slovan opD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
14. T Oral vs R Tewski  ½-½201990Sumperk opB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
15. T Oral vs F Korenek  1-0261990Bratislava Slovan opB32 Sicilian
16. S Labutin vs T Oral 1-0621990Sumperk opC46 Three Knights
17. K Petrik vs T Oral  1-0321990Bratislava Slovan opC44 King's Pawn Game
18. L Pala vs T Oral  1-0351990Sumperk opA16 English
19. T Oral vs J Stodola  1-0601990Bratislava Slovan opB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
20. I Jurcisin vs T Oral  ½-½581990Bratislava Slovan opC60 Ruy Lopez
21. M Kebis vs T Oral  0-1491990Bratislava Slovan opA38 English, Symmetrical
22. K Biro vs T Oral 1-0381990Bratislava Slovan opA07 King's Indian Attack
23. T Oral vs J Sorsak Sr  1-0391990Bratislava Slovan opC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
24. J Hybl vs T Oral 0-1261990Sumperk opD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
25. T Oral vs P Schuetz  1-0301990Bratislava Slovan opC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 952  PGN Download
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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.
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  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?
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  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.

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  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?

Jan-15-15  jrofrano: Tomas Oral is the first GM as part of my new series called the GM Spotlight!

Apr-04-15  A.T PhoneHome: After his win against Kasparov he needed no oral presentations.
Apr-04-15  A.T PhoneHome: Not too many puns? Yeah right. :P

S Gross vs Oral, 1999

Dec-24-15  Flipboard Newsstand: Tomas Oral has the Best Job in the world!
Dec-24-15  Sularus: I bet he never considered the Missionary life.
Dec-24-15  AsosLight: This guy should be a powerhouse in tropical tournaments. Warm and wet is just perfect for Oral.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Oral! <Sularus> I used to do missionary work & I must say that was the most enjoyable time in my life. I plan to get back into missions work again eventually...hopefully sometime next year!
Dec-24-15  Sularus: <eternaloptimist> awesome! people like you make this world a better place. keep it up!
Dec-24-16  BIDMONFA: Tomas Oral

ORAL, Tomas

Dec-24-16  Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Grandmaster! Merry Christmas to you and yours. Be well, and have a wonderful new year!
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