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Oleg Neikirch
Number of games in database: 160
Years covered: 1939 to 1977

Overall record: +39 -44 =77 (48.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (13) 
    E92 E70 E91 E86 E93
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
    A35 A37 A38 A36
 Sicilian (6) 
    B29 B70 B93 B88 B32
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E59 E47 E40 E24 E30
 English (6) 
    A13 A16 A17
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C86 C75
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C67 C75 C92 C73 C72
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E46 E33 E49 E54 E42
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D44 D45 D47 D46 D48
 Sicilian (6) 
    B28 B72 B56 B90 B45
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D50 D57
 King's Indian (4) 
    E94 E62 E70 E67
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L A Gulla vs O Neikirch, 1939 0-1
   O Neikirch vs G Fuster, 1958 1-0
   Fischer vs O Neikirch, 1958 1/2-1/2
   Petrosian vs O Neikirch, 1958 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Portoroz Interzonal (1958)

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(born Mar-08-1914, died Aug-26-1985, 71 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality Bulgaria)

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Oleg Nikolaev Neikirch was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. Awarded the IM title in 1957, he was Bulgarian champion in 1937, 1938, 1940 (=Alexandar Tsvetkov), 1943, 1948 (=Tsvetkov), 1953 (=Nikolay N Minev) and 1957. By virtue of finishing equal second at the Sofia Zonal in 1957, he qualified for the Interzonal at Portoroz in 1958, where he finished 15th. He also represented Bulgaria in the Olympiads of 1939, 1954, 1958 and 1960.

Wikipedia article: Oleg Neikirch

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 160  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Neikirch vs A Gromer  ½-½371939Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-BA25 English
2. F Apsenieks vs O Neikirch  1-0321939Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-BC55 Two Knights Defense
3. O Neikirch vs P Baender  0-1431939Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-BA35 English, Symmetrical
4. O Neikirch vs L Engels  ½-½301939Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-BB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
5. L A Gulla vs O Neikirch 0-1251939Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-BB72 Sicilian, Dragon
6. S Morales vs O Neikirch  0-1591939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-BE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. O Neikirch vs Arne Larsen  1-0331939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-BA13 English
8. O Neikirch vs A Tsvetkov  ½-½251945YUG-chD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
9. B Tot vs O Neikirch  1-0561945YUG-chA03 Bird's Opening
10. O Neikirch vs Zarko Popovic 1-0381945YUG-chC05 French, Tarrasch
11. B Kazic vs O Neikirch  0-1371945YUG-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. O Neikirch vs P Trifunovic  ½-½241945YUG-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
13. M Radojcic vs O Neikirch  0-1341945YUG-chC47 Four Knights
14. O Neikirch vs D Avirovic  0-1571945YUG-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
15. J Fajer vs O Neikirch  ½-½341945YUG-chD04 Queen's Pawn Game
16. O Neikirch vs S Vukovic  ½-½411945YUG-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
17. M Filipcic vs O Neikirch  0-1411945YUG-chD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
18. O Neikirch vs D Poljakov  ½-½141945YUG-chD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
19. Gligoric vs O Neikirch  1-0481945YUG-chC71 Ruy Lopez
20. O Neikirch vs V Tomovic  1-0401945YUG-chB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
21. A Preinfalk vs O Neikirch  0-1691945YUG-chD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. O Neikirch vs B Kostic  ½-½171945YUG-chC42 Petrov Defense
23. M Subaric vs O Neikirch  0-1381945YUG-chD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. O Neikirch vs M Vidmar Jr  1-0331945YUG-chB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
25. B Milic vs O Neikirch  1-0381945YUG-chD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 160  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-06-04  Ribeiro: Neikirch, from Bulgaria, played the Portoroz Interzonal (1958). He finished in 15th place, having won his games against Olafsson, Szabó, Rossetto, Cardoso and Fuster.
Feb-05-07  Mibelz: Oleg Neikirch (Nejkirch, Neykirch) (1914-1985) was one of the best Bulgarian chess players. He won 6-times Bulgarian championships (1937, 1938, 1940, 1948, 1953, and 1957). He represented Bulgaria in four Chess Olympiads (1939, 1954, 1958, and 1960). He tied for 2nd-4th at Sofia 1957 (zonal), and took 15th at Portoroz 1958 (interzonal). Awarded the IM title in 1957.
Feb-05-07  nescio: Perhaps someone should mention to <> that Oleg Neikirch, O Nejkirch, Oleg Neikirkh and Nejkirch are all the same player and can safely be merged into one page.
Feb-05-07  Mibelz: <nescio> I have already send a message to <>. I would like to add an information on Neikirch. He won BUL-ch in 1937, 1938 (joint), 1940 (joint), 1943, 1948 (joint), 1953, and 1957.
Feb-05-07  nescio: <Mibelz> I see. But the biographies are not written by the administrators, but by some designnated users. You could try to contact User: benzol or User: iron maiden on their forum to see if they know who is responsible for Neikirch's biography.
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  brankat: It appears the duplication, or quadriplication, has been corrected :-)
Mar-08-10  BIDMONFA: Oleg Neikirch


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  perfidious: Bobby Fischer's very first opponent in a world title qualifying event, even if the game did not presage the mighty achievements to come for the young aspirant.
Mar-08-15  gars: Happy Birthday, GM Neikirch! Tomorrow we will all be saying the same thing to Bobby Fischer.

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