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Tonu Oim
T Oim 
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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B77 B93 B83 B40 B90
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C92 C89 C95 C80 C97
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C92 C89 C95 C84 C97
 Sicilian Dragon (5) 
    B77 B75 B76
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C77 C85 C89 C80 C78
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C89 C85 C98 C95 C88
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D87 D85 D83 D82
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (4) 
    C85 C68 C69
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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?]
   Parnu (1971)

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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(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

Last updated: 2017-03-04 05:24:47

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 87  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Nei vs T Oim 1-0351961Palanga Baltic-chA07 King's Indian Attack
2. Koblents vs T Oim  1-0291961Palanga Baltic-chD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. H Pohla vs T Oim  1-0401966EST-chE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
4. T Oim vs M Shereshevsky 0-1331967USSR ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
5. T Oim vs E Gik 1-0361967USSR ChampionshipB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
6. Stein vs T Oim  1-0501971ParnuC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
7. T Oim vs H Karner  ½-½471971ParnuE15 Queen's Indian
8. R Etruk vs T Oim  1-0411971ParnuE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. T Oim vs I Nei  ½-½151971ParnuB40 Sicilian
10. K Vark vs T Oim  ½-½471971ParnuD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
11. T Oim vs Lutikov  1-0421971ParnuB83 Sicilian
12. Bronstein vs T Oim  1-0401971ParnuC77 Ruy Lopez
13. T Oim vs Tal  0-1511971ParnuA56 Benoni Defense
14. E Kivioja vs T Oim  ½-½161971ParnuC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
15. T Oim vs Keres 0-1261971ParnuC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
16. H Pohla vs T Oim  1-0421971ParnuC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
17. U Tarve vs T Oim  1-0311971ParnuC46 Three Knights
18. T Oim vs A Vooremaa  1-0441971ParnuD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. T Oim vs Tal 0-1331972Raud MemorialC41 Philidor Defense
20. Suetin vs T Oim 0-1401972Raud MemorialC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
21. R Etruk vs T Oim  1-0241972Raud MemorialA14 English
22. V Heuer vs T Oim 1-0301972Raud MemorialC33 King's Gambit Accepted
23. T Oim vs Nash  1-0251973corr 1.EU ttC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
24. T Oim vs Nuessle  1-0351973corr 1.EU ttC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
25. J Nielsen vs T Oim  0-1351973EU-chT1 qual 1-08 corrD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
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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.
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  Benzol: It probably depends on how long it takes to complete the tournaments.
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  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

OIM, Tonu

Jun-16-07  BIDMONFA: Tonu Oim

YIM, Tonu
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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.
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  whiteshark: Bio:
Jun-16-10  SufferingBruin: Happy Birthday, Tonu. To both of us, for that matter.
Jun-16-14  BIDMONFA: Tonu Oim

IYM, Tonu

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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