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Octavio Troianescu
Number of games in database: 159
Years covered: 1947 to 1971

Overall record: +38 -70 =51 (39.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B23 B62 B29 B47 B24
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C85 C75 C73 C91 C64
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B10 B11 B14
 King's Indian Attack (5) 
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C85 C91
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E56 E54 E39 E38 E29
 Sicilian (12) 
    B58 B93 B27 B91 B44
 King's Indian (12) 
    E64 E62 E95 E61 E79
 French Defense (8) 
    C03 C10 C15 C01 C02
 Semi-Slav (4) 
    D49 D43 D45 D46
 English (4) 
    A15 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Troianescu vs Velimirovic, 1971 1/2-1/2
   O Troianescu vs Wade, 1954 1-0
   Stahlberg vs O Troianescu, 1957 1/2-1/2
   O Troianescu vs F Koberl, 1950 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bucharest (1954)
   Netanya (1968)
   Budapest (1952)

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(born Feb-04-1916, died Oct-08-1980, 64 years old) Romania

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Octavio Troianescu was born in Cernauti, Romania (then part of Austria-Hungary). Awarded the IM title in 1950 he was Romanian Champion in 1946, 1954, 1956, 1957, and 1968. He passed away in Bucharest in 1980.

Last updated: 2019-02-04 05:51:08

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 159  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Troianescu vs Szabo 0-1231947SofiaC00 French Defense
2. Gligoric vs O Troianescu  1-05219472nd Balkaniad (men)D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
3. O Troianescu vs Golombek  0-1471948Karlovy Vary / Marianske LazneB10 Caro-Kann
4. O Troianescu vs Yanofsky  1-0781948Karlovy Vary / Marianske LazneD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. G Barcza vs O Troianescu 1-0231948Karlovy Vary / Marianske LazneA06 Reti Opening
6. Sajtar vs O Troianescu  ½-½391948Karlovy Vary / Marianske LazneD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
7. Tartakower vs O Troianescu 0-1791948Karlovy Vary / Marianske LazneB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
8. O Troianescu vs Pachman  0-1481949BucharestC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. O Troianescu vs T Florian  0-1221949BucharestB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
10. F Jenei vs O Troianescu  ½-½531949BucharestD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. O Troianescu vs K Plater  1-0401949BucharestE90 King's Indian
12. P V Seimeanu vs O Troianescu  0-1261949BucharestC59 Two Knights
13. O Troianescu vs A Tarnowski  1-0501949BucharestC77 Ruy Lopez
14. O Troianescu vs F Koberl  ½-½131950Przepiorka MemorialB10 Caro-Kann
15. G Barcza vs O Troianescu  1-0571950Przepiorka MemorialD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
16. J Pogats vs O Troianescu  1-0491950Przepiorka MemorialB58 Sicilian
17. O Troianescu vs E Arlamowski  1-0381950Przepiorka MemorialB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
18. O Troianescu vs Simagin  0-1401950Przepiorka MemorialD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. A Pytlakowski vs O Troianescu  1-0451950Przepiorka MemorialE91 King's Indian
20. O Troianescu vs I Grynfeld  1-0571950Przepiorka MemorialD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. C Kottnauer vs O Troianescu  0-1631950Przepiorka MemorialA34 English, Symmetrical
22. Szabo vs O Troianescu 1-0311950Przepiorka MemorialC05 French, Tarrasch
23. Foltys vs O Troianescu  ½-½411950Przepiorka MemorialB58 Sicilian
24. O Troianescu vs Averbakh  0-1371950Przepiorka MemorialC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
25. O Troianescu vs A Tarnowski  1-0551950Przepiorka MemorialD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
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Feb-04-06  BIDMONFA: Octavio Troianescu


Aug-22-08  myschkin: . . .

Bio in Polski:

<Cernauti, Romania> in the is a little "treasure":

<Czerniowce, Cernăuți, Tschernowitz, Tscherniwzi, Chernitvtsi, ...>

In 1916, Octavio's date of birth, the city was part of "Austria-Hungary" and when he was two years old, the Empire dissolved in 1918*, the city and its surrounding area became a part of the "Kingdom of Romania" (1881-1947). In 1940, Red Army occupied the area and it subsequently became a part of the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union. Romania liberated the city and much of southern Ukraine in 1941 as part of the Axis attack on the Soviet Union during World War II. When Axis forces were driven out by the Red Army, the city was occupied once again, and rejoined the Ukrainian SSR in 1944. At a age of thirty years <Octavio Troianescu> has already "seen" (I guess he and his family soon headed towards the heartland) massive cultural upheaval .... he shared that experience with a whole generation.

Since 1991, Chernitvtsi has been a part of independent western Ukraine located in the historic Northern Bukovyna region.

According to the latest All-Ukrainian population census in 2001, the population of Chernivtsi was approximately 236,700 people of 65 nationalities. Among them 4.4% Romanians. As a cultural and architectural center, Chernivtsi was dubbed as Little Vienna, Jerusalem upon the Prut and the European Alexandria!

* see "Treaty of Trianon"

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  FSR: Another player who died at 64, like Fischer, Staunton, Steinitz, Mednis, and Planinc.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Octavio Troianescu.
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  moronovich: <FSR> Please dont say more ! I just turned 63 yesterday ;)

OTOH,many fine moments can occur in one year...

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  FSR: <moronovich> Not to worry! The "death at 64" thing only applies to players who are at least IMs.
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  perfidious: <moronovich> and <FSR> Guess we can breathe a large sigh of relief that we are merely competent players and not titled, else that number of doom might well rise to haunt us.
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  moronovich: I have one IM norm,but now I am glad that it was all :)
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  Infohunter: Well, I'm not titled, plus I turned 65 last fall, so I suppose I'm safe.
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  FSR: C.H. O'D. Alexander, Vladimir Savon, Maximilian Ujtelky, Claude Bloodgood, and Karl Marx also died at 64. The last two show that this phenomenon is not strictly limited to IMs and above, as I used to think. I'm glad to see that <moronovich> survived.
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  moronovich: Thanks <FSR> !

Well,it is actually my birthday today,so I guess I am on the safe side now ;)

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  FSR: <moronovich> Happy birthday!
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  moronovich: Thanks <FSR> !
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