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Kaarle Sakari Ojanen
K S Ojanen 
Number of games in database: 207
Years covered: 1936 to 1998
Last FIDE rating: 2335

Overall record: +66 -56 =85 (52.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (20) 
    E75 E73 E95 E81 E86
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E48 E51 E46 E41 E59
 Orthodox Defense (10) 
    D51 D58 D63 D50
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (6) 
    D25 D26 D29 D27 D20
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D94 D85 D95 D91 D97
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A28 A21
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (19) 
    E70 E94 E60 E77 E82
 Sicilian (17) 
    B83 B94 B91 B28 B92
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C97 C85 C84 C86 C89
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C97 C85 C84 C86 C89
 Sicilian Najdorf (8) 
    B91 B94 B99 B93 B98
 Dutch Defense (7) 
    A97 A91 A95
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K S Ojanen vs Keres, 1960 1-0
   K S Ojanen vs C Pulcherio, 1936 1/2-1/2
   K S Ojanen vs H C Christoffersen, 1937 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Moscow Olympiad Final-B (1956)
   Varna Olympiad qual-3 (1962)
   Siegen Olympiad qual-3 (1970)
   Lugano Olympiad qual-6 (1968)
   Havana Olympiad Final-B (1966)
   Leipzig Olympiad Final-B (1960)
   Mar del Plata (1953)
   Helsinki Olympiad qual-3 (1952)
   non-FIDE Munich Olympiad (1936)
   Reti Memorial (1949)
   Munich Olympiad qual-2 (1958)
   Munich Olympiad Final-B (1958)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-C (1972)
   Stockholm Olympiad (1937)
   Siegen Olympiad Final-B (1970)

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(born Dec-04-1918, died Jan-09-2009, 90 years old) Finland

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Kaarle Sakari Ojanen was born in Helsinki. Awarded the IM title in 1952 and the IMC title in 1981, he has been Finnish champion in 1950, 1951, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1972 and 1983 (after a play-off).

Wikipedia article: Kaarle Ojanen

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 290  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K S Ojanen vs C Pulcherio  ½-½291936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. K S Ojanen vs Barcza 0-1371936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. Gilg vs K S Ojanen  ½-½211936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. P Bohosiewicz vs K S Ojanen  ½-½491936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
5. K S Ojanen vs A Staehelin  ½-½401936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
6. L Kremer vs K S Ojanen  1-0211936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
7. K S Ojanen vs Saemisch  ½-½381936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE17 Queen's Indian
8. K S Ojanen vs A Snaevarr  1-0331936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
9. K S Ojanen vs V Mezgailis  ½-½171936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE17 Queen's Indian
10. L Abramavicius vs K S Ojanen  ½-½601936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
11. L Lenner vs K S Ojanen  0-1461936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. M Broeder vs K S Ojanen  ½-½271936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE60 King's Indian Defense
13. Y Toshev vs K S Ojanen  ½-½311936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE91 King's Indian
14. K S Ojanen vs J Rasmussen  1-0311936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD94 Grunfeld
15. K S Ojanen vs F Zita  1-0331937Stockholm ol (Men)D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
16. K S Ojanen vs H C Christoffersen  1-0511937Stockholm OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
17. K S Ojanen vs A Vajda  1-0421937Stockholm OlympiadE81 King's Indian, Samisch
18. I Pleci vs K S Ojanen  1-0301937Stockholm OlympiadA34 English, Symmetrical
19. T Regedzinski vs K S Ojanen  1-0221937Stockholm OlympiadD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
20. K S Ojanen vs F Zita  1-0331937Stockholm OlympiadD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
21. A D de Groot vs K S Ojanen  ½-½311937Stockholm OlympiadE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
22. J Turn vs K S Ojanen  0-1561937Stockholm OlympiadD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. K S Ojanen vs E E Book  1-0621946HelsinkiD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. K S Ojanen vs V Kiuru  1-0361946HelsinkiA91 Dutch Defense
25. Ragozin vs K S Ojanen  ½-½511946HelsinkiD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 290  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-03-08  biglo: His FIDE card says he was born 1918
Nov-10-08  FHBradley: He was, indeed, born 1918 (December 4th, Helsinki, according to all reliable sources that I have checked)
Dec-04-08  fich: Oh my! My late grandfather was born on December 4, 1918 also.
Dec-04-08  BIDMONFA: Kaarle-Sakari Ojanen

OJANEN, Kaarle S.

Dec-04-08  brankat: IM Kaarle-Sakari Ojanen was Finish Champion 13 times! last time at the age of 65. If he is still alive, Mr.Ojanen would be 90 today.

Happy Birthday Sir!

Dec-04-08  brankat: <fich> I see You are relatively new around here, still learning the ropes :-)

About 6 inches down from the top of the screen there is a short (2 lines) biography of the player :-)

It is so on every players' page, with some exceptions where there is no Bios.

Dec-04-08  FHBradley: Known as "Charles XIII" for winning the Finnish Championship for thirteen times, Ojanen's most influential game was a win against Paul Keres, May 1960, a game whose ideas Jonathan Penrose made use of when he defeated Tal in a famous game at the Chess Olympiad, Leipzig 1960. Penrose's game (though, possibly, not Ojanen's) was recently discussed by Dennis Monokroussos:
Ojanen's original game:
Ojanen vs Keres, 1960
Dec-04-08  brankat: Hmmm, Mr<fich> has deleted his question about the Bio-data, and I'm too late to delete my response :-)

<FHBradley> Yes, a nice win against P.Keres.

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  whiteshark: Personal views + picture: :D
Dec-04-08  Ezzy: Happy birthday to me and to you.
Dec-05-08  fich: Thank you <Mr. Brankat>. From the looks of it, you are a longtime user here.
Jan-09-09  Sbetsho: It seems that Kaarle has left this world :(
Jan-13-09  FHBradley: That's right. The morning newspaper tells that Kaarle Ojanen died in Helsinki, on January 9th.
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  Penguincw: Happy 93rd birthday.
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  whiteshark: <Penguincw: Happy 93rd birthday.> I'm not sure if he celebrates it grandiosely. ;)
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  Penguincw: < whiteshark: <Penguincw: Happy 93rd birthday.> I'm not sure if he celebrates it grandiosely. ;) >

Same. I think I posted once about me not being sure.

< Mar-07-11
Penguincw: "Happy Birthday" Miroslav Katetov.I put <Happy Birthday> because I'm not sure if people who passed away still have birthdays. >

Miroslav Katetov

Dec-27-12  leka: Kaarle Ojanen died at age 90 years old.But his the famous win over Paul Keres in 1960 Ojanen killed the Benoni defence.Ojanen layed bishop d3knight e2 pawn ff!! The brtish have robbed this line from the great Ojanen.They called it a Perose Tal line.It is not right.Spassky played WC match against Fischer in the Benoni queen c2? and lost.Korchnoi played against Kasparov g2 bishop g2? and lost.These pro players Spassky and Korchnoi studied chess 15 times more time than Ojanen.Ojanen should have a chance to play pro chess.Ojanen got a draw in chess olympiad in 1952 against Vassily Smyslov it was in Finland
Dec-04-18  sudoplatov: Keres did win 6 of the next 7 games between these two. Keres +7 -1 = 3 vs Ojanen. Ojanen's win here is very good though; especially introducing, for this opening, the idea of the tandem breaks of e5 and f5.

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