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Arne Zwaig
A Zwaig 
Number of games in database: 278
Years covered: 1962 to 2000
Last FIDE rating: 2439

Overall record: +69 -61 =64 (52.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 84 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Uncommon Opening (54) 
 Sicilian (16) 
    B20 B23 B35 B83 B34
 King's Indian Attack (14) 
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A36 A34
 English, 1 c4 e5 (6) 
    A25 A21 A20 A26 A24
 English (5) 
    A14 A16 A15
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (40) 
    C70 C69 C68 C95 C84
 Pirc (12) 
    B09 B08 B07
 English (10) 
    A10 A13 A17 A15 A14
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (8) 
    C69 C68
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D94 D95 D76 D74 D90
 Dutch Defense (6) 
    A81 A87 A88 A89
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Laine vs A Zwaig, 1975 0-1
   A Zwaig vs G Martinez Vaca, 1966 1-0
   O'Kelly vs A Zwaig, 1975 0-1
   A Zwaig vs J Dueball, 1969 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lugano Olympiad Final-C (1968)
   Norwegian Championship (1975)
   Reykjavik Zonal (1975)
   Havana Olympiad qual-3 (1966)
   Halle Zonal (1967)
   Nice Olympiad Final-B (1974)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-4 (1964)
   Lugano Olympiad qual-5 (1968)
   Hastings 1976/77 (1976)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1977)
   Varna Olympiad Final-C (1962)
   Raach Zonal (1969)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-B (1964)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972)

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(born Feb-06-1947, died Apr-12-2022, 75 years old) Norway

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Arne Zwaig was born in Oslo. He won the Norwegian Championship in 1964 and 1969 and was awarded the IM title in 1975.

Zwaig's first participation on the Norwegian Chess Olympiad team was in 1962 where he, as an untitled 15-year-old, held Paul Keres to a draw in an inferior rook endgame. The following year, Arne came in shared fourth place in the Junior WC in competition with players several years older, a position he repeated in style in Barcelona in 1965.

He has since played on the Norwegian team at the Olympiads in 1964, 1966, 1968, 1972, and 1974.

Wikipedia article: Arne Zwaig

Last updated: 2022-07-21 23:31:34

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 270  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Akakinci vs A Zwaig  0-1541962Varna Olympiad qual-1D94 Grunfeld
2. A Zwaig vs Keres ½-½681962Varna Olympiad qual-1A07 King's Indian Attack
3. A Zwaig vs E Franco Raymundo  ½-½311962Varna Olympiad qual-1B20 Sicilian
4. A Zwaig vs J M Boey  ½-½341962Varna Olympiad qual-1C44 King's Pawn Game
5. A Paidousis vs A Zwaig  ½-½401962Varna Olympiad qual-1A07 King's Indian Attack
6. A Neu vs A Zwaig  0-1361962Varna Olympiad Final-CA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
7. Kahia vs A Zwaig  1-0391962Varna Olympiad Final-CA48 King's Indian
8. M Veizaj vs A Zwaig  0-1401962Varna Olympiad Final-CA00 Uncommon Opening
9. A Zwaig vs V Bogdanov  0-1421962Varna Olympiad Final-CB20 Sicilian
10. A Zwaig vs R Ferry  ½-½601962Varna Olympiad Final-CC10 French
11. Y Safvat vs A Zwaig  0-1231962Varna Olympiad Final-CC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. A Zwaig vs Farooq Ali  0-1251962Varna Olympiad Final-CC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. L Bauza vs A Zwaig  ½-½431962Varna Olympiad Final-CD90 Grunfeld
14. J Durao vs A Zwaig  1-0301964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-4B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
15. A Zwaig vs J Bednarski  1-0481964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-4B98 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. C Kulur vs A Zwaig  1-0461964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-4B07 Pirc
17. A Zwaig vs P H Clarke  1-0341964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-4B12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. Bisguier vs A Zwaig  1-0391964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-4D95 Grunfeld
19. A Zwaig vs Mansoor Jelveh  1-0421964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-4B89 Sicilian
20. A Zwaig vs A Dueckstein 0-1371964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-BC45 Scotch Game
21. A Zwaig vs Ujtumen 0-1391964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-BC45 Scotch Game
22. N Littlewood vs A Zwaig 0-1401964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-BC33 King's Gambit Accepted
23. W Ader Hausman vs A Zwaig  0-1421964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-BA44 Old Benoni Defense
24. Napoleon Garces vs A Zwaig  1-0431964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-BA56 Benoni Defense
25. A Zwaig vs K Skold  ½-½901964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-BB07 Pirc
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-07-09  vonKrolock: Zweig & Chess: (memory from E. Feder on his chess games with Zweig in Brazil - quote <"Ich bin ein schwacher Spieler, aber seine Kenntnis der Kunst war so gering, daß es mich Mühe kostete, ihn gelegentlich eine Partie gewinnen zu lassen"> or:'I am a weak player, but his knowledge of the art was so limited, that I it was very hard for me, to let him occasionally win a game'

Nevertheless, Zweig created one of the classics of the Chess tales : <"Schachnovelle"> , writen between 1938 and 1941 in Brazil (Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro) published for the first time in Portuguese, together with two other stories, one of the 'three affections', "As Três Paixões" - (translator ?! - ) , September 1942, and soon after in German, in Buenos Aires in the same year, more preciselly in December 7th, in a limited edition of 300 copies. Earlier in that Year, Zweig (together with wife Lotte) comitted suicide in his home in Petrópolis (February 23th, a few days after the conclusion of the manuscript of his 'chessical story')

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Feb-06-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Arne Zwaig.
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  ChessHigherCat: <vonKrolock: Nevertheless, Zweig created one of the classics of the Chess tales : <"Schachnovelle"> , writen between 1938 and 1941 in Brazil>

Is this an article from "Pravda" or what?

<Arne Zwaig (born 6 February 1947[1]) is a Norwegian chess player who holds the title of International Master. He won the Norwegian chess championship in 1964 and 1969.>

Schachnovelle was written by the Austrian Stefan Zweig, who died in Brazil. He was unrelated to the German Arnold Zweig, another gifted writer whose name is a bit closer to Arne Zwaig's, but he never went to Brazil and had nothing to do with Schachnovelle or Arne Zwaig.

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