Number of games in database: 84
Years covered: 1961 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2330
Highest rating achieved in database: 2332
Overall record: +35 -24 =25 (56.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
T Oim vs J Sloth, 2001 1-0
T Oim vs G Sanakoev, 2001 1-0
J Aldrete Lobo vs T Oim, 1999 0-1
G Sanakoev vs T Oim, 1994 0-1
T Oim vs L Kristol, 1994 1-0
T Oim vs G Porreca, 1977 1-0
T Oim vs W Stern, 1977 1-0
T Oim vs A I Mikhailov, 1977 1-0
T Oim vs J S Morgado, 1994 1-0
P A Boll vs T Oim, 1994 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
14th Correspondence Chess World Championship by crawfb5
1977-83 World correspondence chess championship by gauer
14th Correspondence Chess World Championship by Sleeping kitten
Winning With 1. e4 .. Modern Lines & Great Games by KERESOV
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Last updated: 2017-03-04 05:24:47
(born Jun-16-1941, 81 years old) Estonia
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Tonu Oim was born in Tallinn, Estonia (formerly USSR). Awarded the IMC title in 1976 and the GMC title in 1981 he is the only man to have won the World Correspondence Chess Title twice, in 1983 and 1999. FIDE spelling: Iym.
Wikipedia article: Tõnu Õim
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 87
|1. I Nei vs T Oim
||1-0||35||1961||Palanga Baltic-ch||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|2. Koblents vs T Oim
|| ||1-0||29||1961||Palanga Baltic-ch||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|3. H Pohla vs T Oim
|| ||1-0||40||1966||EST-ch||E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3|
|4. T Oim vs M Shereshevsky
||0-1||33||1967||USSR Championship||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|5. T Oim vs E Gik
||1-0||36||1967||USSR Championship||B75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|6. Stein vs T Oim
|| ||1-0||50||1971||Parnu||C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|7. T Oim vs H Karner
|| ||½-½||47||1971||Parnu||E15 Queen's Indian|
|8. R Etruk vs T Oim
|| ||1-0||41||1971||Parnu||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|9. T Oim vs I Nei
|| ||½-½||15||1971||Parnu||B40 Sicilian|
|10. K Vark vs T Oim
|| ||½-½||47||1971||Parnu||D83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit|
|11. T Oim vs Lutikov
|| ||1-0||42||1971||Parnu||B83 Sicilian|
|12. Bronstein vs T Oim
|| ||1-0||40||1971||Parnu||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|13. T Oim vs Tal
|| ||0-1||51||1971||Parnu||A56 Benoni Defense|
|14. E Kivioja vs T Oim
|| ||½-½||16||1971||Parnu||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|15. T Oim vs Keres
||0-1||26||1971||Parnu||C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O|
|16. H Pohla vs T Oim
|| ||1-0||42||1971||Parnu||C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O|
|17. U Tarve vs T Oim
|| ||1-0||31||1971||Parnu||C46 Three Knights|
|18. T Oim vs A Vooremaa
|| ||1-0||44||1971||Parnu||D52 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|19. T Oim vs Tal
||0-1||33||1972||Raud Memorial||C41 Philidor Defense|
|20. Suetin vs T Oim
||0-1||40||1972||Raud Memorial||C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall|
|21. R Etruk vs T Oim
|| ||1-0||24||1972||Raud Memorial||A14 English|
|22. V Heuer vs T Oim
||1-0||30||1972||Raud Memorial||C33 King's Gambit Accepted|
|23. T Oim vs Nash
|| ||1-0||25||1973||corr 1.EU tt||C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall|
|24. T Oim vs Nuessle
|| ||1-0||35||1973||corr 1.EU tt||C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall|
|25. J Nielsen vs T Oim
|| ||0-1||35||1973||EU-chT1 qual 1-08 corr||D87 Grunfeld, Exchange|
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 87
|Mar-02-04|| ||shr0pshire: The 14th World Champion of Correspondence Chess!
XV 1996-02 Gert Timmerman Netherlands
XIV 1994-99 Tonu Oim Estonia
XIII 1989-98 Mikhail Umansky Russia
XII 1984-90 Grigory Sanakoev USSR
XI 1981-87 Fritz Baumbach East Germany
X 1978-84 Victor Palciauskas USA
IX 1977-83 Tonu Oim USSR (Estonia)
VIII 1975-80 Jorn Sloth Denmark
VII 1972-76 Jakov Estrin USSR
VI 1968-71 Horst Rittner East Germany
V 1965-68 Hans Berliner USA
IV 1962-65 Vladimir Zagorovsky USSR
III 1959-62 Alberic O'Kelly de Galway Belgium
II 1956-59 Viacheslav Ragozin USSR
I 1950-53 Cecil (C.J.S.) Purdy Australia
|Jun-17-04|| ||weirdoid: Why did their reigns overlap?
For instance, according to the table, in 1997, Umansky, Oim, ans Timmerman were all world champs.
|Jun-18-04|| ||Benzol: It probably depends on how long it takes to complete the tournaments. |
|Dec-19-04|| ||Benzol: Tonu Oim born 16th June 1941 in Tallinn Estonia is the only man to have won the WCC championship twice (though V Zagorovsky came close) in 1983 and 1999. He became a CIM in 1976 and got the CGM title in 1981. |
|Jun-16-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Tonu Oim|
|Jun-16-07|| ||BIDMONFA: Tonu Oim|
|Sep-11-07|| ||centercounter: I was fortunate enough to play him in a simul (realtime, not correspondence). ICGM Oim preceded the simul with a very informative lecture (perhaps more so than OTB GMs as correspondence players look deeper into their games).|
He took part in an OTB event at our club the following week. For someone who can be described as a legend, he was so very down-to-earth and friendly to everyone.
I hope he is still doing well. In a world with so many elite players behaving badly, Tony (his nickname in the US) is uniquely refreshing.
|Aug-16-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
Õim spielte siegreich Nahschach vor seiner Fernschachkarriere. 1959 wurde er Estlands Jugendmeister, 1967 nahm er an der 35. UdSSR-Meisterschaft teil und schlug unter anderem Ex-Weltmeister Michail Tal und Lew Polugajewski.
|Aug-16-08|| ||whiteshark: Bio:
|Jun-16-10|| ||SufferingBruin: Happy Birthday, Tonu. To both of us, for that matter.|
|Jun-16-14|| ||BIDMONFA: Tonu Oim|
|Oct-24-14|| ||ljfyffe: "He was gold medal winner at the ICCF Olympaid XI in the team of the USSR and he won the Axelson Memorial, known as the Tournament of the Stars (1984/93)." ICCF Gold 2002|
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