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Raul Renter
Number of games in database: 29
Years covered: 1942 to 1955

Overall record: +1 -19 =9 (19.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E32 E33
With the Black pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E33 E51 E21 E48
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   Bondarevsky vs R Renter, 1947 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-01-1920, died Nov-20-1992, 72 years old) Estonia

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Raul Renter was born in Tallinn, Estonia. In 1936, Raul Renter won the second Soviet Junior Championship. He was Estonian champion in 1946 and 1949 (=Juri Randviir). He finished first at Pärnu (Estonia) in 1950, ahead of Kalju Pitksaar, Ratmir Kholmov and Vladas Ivanovich Mikenas.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Renter vs Keres 0-1411942EST-chE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. R Renter vs Heinrich Israel  1-0441943Tallinn TournamentE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. Keres vs R Renter  1-0371943EST-chE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
4. R Renter vs Keres  ½-½26194521.09.45D84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
5. Keres vs R Renter  1-0361945Latvia/Estonia tournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Tolush vs R Renter  1-0391945Ch Estonia (open)E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
7. R Renter vs Flohr  0-1511945Ch Estonia (open)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
8. R Renter vs Keres ½-½271945Ch Estonia (open)E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
9. V Makogonov vs R Renter  ½-½311947ParnuE17 Queen's Indian
10. Bondarevsky vs R Renter  ½-½221947ParnuA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. R Renter vs Kotov 0-1241947ParnuE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. Tolush vs R Renter  1-0591947ParnuE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
13. R Renter vs Bronstein  0-1541947ParnuC49 Four Knights
14. Kasparian vs R Renter 1-0621947ParnuB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. R Renter vs Keres  0-1641947ParnuE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. Boleslavsky vs R Renter  ½-½281947ParnuE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. R Renter vs Simagin 0-1431947ParnuD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
18. Smyslov vs R Renter 1-0401947ParnuA07 King's Indian Attack
19. R Renter vs Flohr  ½-½261947ParnuA27 English, Three Knights System
20. Lilienthal vs R Renter  ½-½401947ParnuD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
21. R Renter vs J Randviir  ½-½301947ParnuD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
22. R Renter vs L Shamaev  0-1361948Moscow Rumin memD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. N Kopilov vs R Renter 1-0371950Match Leningrad-EstoniaA02 Bird's Opening
24. Keres vs R Renter  1-0341953Estonian ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
25. Kasparian vs R Renter  1-03819533rd Soviet Team-ch finalC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-01-08  banane: Talk about a loser. Not a single game won in the database for our player of the day. I was expecting a bit more punch from someone with my name. Still, he tied with Tal so im sure he had his moments...
Aug-01-08  Eastfrisian: Never heard of him before.
Aug-01-08  Jason Frost: He seems to be a strong player, considering the 1945 Estonian Chess Championship was won by none other than Paul Keres!
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  whiteshark: At Pärnu 1947 he scored only 3/13 becoming second to last (Keres won). Maybe the turning point for him.

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  Once: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead - this Renter seems to be one of chess's support characters. I recognise nearly all of his opponents, but not him.

He must have won some games ... pity we don't have them on the CG database.

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  whiteshark: <Once> megabase 2008 contains only 24 Rentner games, all are listed here, too. So far no win from Renter known.
Aug-01-08  jussu: "Support character" is a good term. He was among best players in Estonia, never of international strength but good enough to play some games against the big boys (and to not lose them all), ending up in databases.
Premium Chessgames Member We did some research. Rusbase pointed out that he had some very fine placements in Estonian championships and tournaments (we updated the biography). We still don't have a date that he passed away (or perhaps he's still with us), nor can we dig up a single example of one of his wins. Kudos to anybody who can fill in these gaps--please email and let us know what you find.

Nevertheless, he is certainly deserving to be player of the day.

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  whiteshark: Crosstable < Championship of Baltic Republics- Riga 26.10-20.11.1945>

Renter placed 5th with 11/17 points (+8 =6 -3). Mikenas won, 2nd Tolush.

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Crosstable < Championship of Baltic Republics- Vilnius June-July 1946>

Renter placed 6-8th with 11/19 points (+9 =4 -6). Averbakh won, 2nd Vistinietzki.

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Crrosstable' < National Tournament- Parnu 1950>

Renter placed <first> with 9/11 points! 2nd Pitksaar, 3rd Kholmov, 4th Mikenas.

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Crosstable < Zonal Tournament of 23 Championship of USSR- Vilnius 1955>

Renter placed second to last with 5.5/17 points (+3 =5 -9). Kholmov won, 2nd Nei. 4 known games were already in the db.

Aug-01-08  Jack Kerouac: Raul Renter is the 'Shroud' of chess...
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  Once: But what a chess life! To have played Kotov, Keres, Tal, Smyslov, Flohr ...

Reminds me of Blade Runner:

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain... Time to die"

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