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Pertti Poutiainen
Number of games in database: 134
Years covered: 1970 to 1978
Overall record: +54 -48 =32 (52.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-05-1952, died Jun-11-1978, 25 years old) Finland

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Pertti Kalervo Poutiainen was born in Helsinki. Awarded the IM title in 1976, he was Finnish Champion in 1974 and 1976. He killed himself in Helsinki in 1978.

Wikipedia article: Pertti Poutiainen

Last updated: 2022-02-10 09:57:14

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 134  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kalevi Lamminen vs P Poutiainen  0-1351970Helsinki-ch, candidate mastersB03 Alekhine's Defense
2. E E Book vs P Poutiainen  1-0511971Erametsa-cupE92 King's Indian
3. P Poutiainen vs R Dieks  1-0431971EU-ch U20 fin-AB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
4. K Rogoff vs P Poutiainen 0-1541971Wch U20 f-AB08 Pirc, Classical
5. P Poutiainen vs Erkki Kekalainen  1-0341971CM tournamentB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. P Poutiainen vs Ribli  0-1341971Wch U20 q-3B89 Sicilian
7. P Poutiainen vs Hug  ½-½571971Wch U20 f-AB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
8. J Barle vs P Poutiainen  1-0451971Wch U20 f-AB06 Robatsch
9. Vaganian vs P Poutiainen  1-0351971Wch U20 f-AE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. I Hausner vs P Poutiainen  1-0231971Wch U20 f-AB06 Robatsch
11. P Poutiainen vs E Torre  0-1251971Wch U20 f-AB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
12. Ribli vs P Poutiainen  1-0301971Wch U20 f-AE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. P Poutiainen vs N Pinal  0-1191971Wch U20 f-AC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
14. R Borngaesser vs P Poutiainen  1-0431971Wch U20 f-AA48 King's Indian
15. P Poutiainen vs A Haik  1-0391971Wch U20 f-AA00 Uncommon Opening
16. P Poutiainen vs L Ogaard  0-1311971Wch U20 f-AB03 Alekhine's Defense
17. P Poutiainen vs H Scheichel  1-0331971EU-ch U20 fin-BB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
18. P Poutiainen vs P Lehikoinen  1-0411973FIN-ch opC03 French, Tarrasch
19. P Poutiainen vs Y Rantanen  1-0391973FIN-ch opE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
20. H Karlsson vs P Poutiainen  0-1301973Nordic chB06 Robatsch
21. Larsen vs P Poutiainen  ½-½721973Nordic-chE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
22. P Poutiainen vs U Kunsztowicz 1-0321973Ribe 6 Nations chTB89 Sicilian
23. A Zwaig vs P Poutiainen  1-0381973Ribe 6 Nations chTA04 Reti Opening
24. P Poutiainen vs A Ornstein  0-1411973Ribe 6 Nations chTA07 King's Indian Attack
25. S Holm Petersen vs P Poutiainen  1-0341973Ribe 6 Nations chTE83 King's Indian, Samisch
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-25-05  FHBradley: According to Poutiainen's bio, he passed away in 1978. How come he had a game of chess in 1989?
May-25-05  acirce: <FHBradley> It was correspondence. Poutiainen sent a move in 1978, Rantalainen pondered on it for 11 years and then resigned.

Seriously, it's probably just another Poutiainen.

Jun-03-07  MrPatzer: Apparently he killed himself. Sad.
Nov-22-07  minasina: The Finnish version of wikipedia reads:

"Pertti Poutiainen was one of Finland's brightest natural talents in chess. He rose to prominence in the chessworld at the Nizza chess olympics in 1974. He was one of the few Finns who have been able to struggle evenly matched with the world's elite. Serious mental disturbances and the pursuit of perfect play finally led him to commit suicide in 1978."

Translated by User: krippp

Dec-05-08  brankat: R.I.P. master Poutiainen.
Dec-05-09  Eastfrisian: Any photo of him ?
Oct-21-10  krippp: <Eastfrisian> Here is a photo I found of him. He is the person to the right of the tables, giving the simul:
Oct-06-12  wordfunph: RIP Master Poutiainen..

"Poutiainen was a talented player from Finland. He was their chess hope. At this time in my career, I played him twice in the Soviet Union. Alas, the stress of chess tournament life became too great for him and he later committed suicide."

- GM Boris Gulko

May-09-17  Ilkka Salonen: I just spoke to a person who said that Poutiainen called him the night he killed himself. He had said something like that he feels everything is turhaa which I would translate as for nothing. This person, who is a pretty famous poet himself also confirmed how Poutiainen was a great talent. What made him do it? In my mind I am speculating about some repressive governmental actions or something. Saaritsa also said that he didn't seem to have any particular problems and also had a beautiful girlfriend and he didn't think there was anything wrong in that relationship, but that it was an awful shock to her too.
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  MissScarlett: Forgive the morbid interest, but how did he kill himself?
Dec-05-18  GumboGambit: Tragic story reminiscent of Lembit Oll

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