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Osmo Ilmari Kaila
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1936 to 1955
Overall record: +12 -11 =4 (51.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-11-1916, died Jun-03-1991, 75 years old) Finland

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Osmo Ilmari Kaila was born in Helsinki. He was awarded the IM title in 1952 and was Nordic champion in 1946 and Finnish champion in 1938-39 (after a play-off) and 1953-54.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Kaila vs Vladimir Petrov  0-1561936Match Finland - LatviaB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
2. S Gudmundsson vs O Kaila 0-1171936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadA09 Reti Opening
3. O Kaila vs A Christensen  0-1401936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
4. O Kaila vs R Palme 1-0281936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. O Kaila vs W J Muhring  1-0311936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadB40 Sicilian
6. O Kaila vs B Tot 1-0221936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
7. O Kaila vs J Francez  1-0861936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. A Gulbrandsen vs O Kaila  1-0581936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
9. Vladimir Petrov vs O Kaila  1-03819371st SELL Baltic Student OlympiadE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
10. O Kaila vs V Mezgailis  1-04119382nd SELL Baltic Student OlympiadB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. Keres vs O Kaila 0-13319382nd SELL Baltic Student OlympiadB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
12. Vladimir Petrov vs O Kaila  1-04619393rd SELL Baltic Student OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
13. Keres vs O Kaila 1-038194303.12.43B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. O Kaila vs E E Book 0-1321947HelsinkiB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. O Kaila vs P V Kivi 1-0181949HelsinkiB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
16. O Kaila vs K Plater  1-0411952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
17. J H Donner vs O Kaila  1-0411952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. O Kaila vs Robert E Byrne  ½-½401952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
19. F Morel vs O Kaila  0-1391952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CC00 French Defense
20. O Kaila vs H Heinicke  1-0471952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-AB58 Sicilian
21. K Skold vs O Kaila  0-1701952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-AC19 French, Winawer, Advance
22. O Kaila vs Szily  0-1391952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-AC50 Giuoco Piano
23. Julio Bolbochan vs O Kaila  ½-½571952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-AE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
24. O Kaila vs Smyslov  ½-½571952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-AB08 Pirc, Classical
25. O Kaila vs Sajtar  ½-½491952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-AB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-11-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Mr.Kaila!
Jun-10-08  FHBradley: Mr. Kaila died on June 3, 1991.
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  whiteshark: Bio in German with some further information and links:
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  GrahamClayton: Kaila was also a keen composer. Here is an example - Black to force White to checkmate in 6 moves:

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1...♘g3 2.♔g7 ♖h5 3.♔f6 ♗f5 4.♔e5 ♔h4 5.♔f4 ♗h3 6.hxg3#

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  whiteshark: Nice helpmate, <GrahamClayton>

Here's another, quite simple one (h#2) by Kaila/Peter Takacs from 1936:

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1... ♘g1 2. ♕f3 ♖g4 3. ♘xg4#

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