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Aage Vestol
A Vestol 
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Number of games in database: 84
Years covered: 1947 to 1958

Overall record: +21 -31 =32 (44.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B59 B72 B90 B45 B32
 Reti System (12) 
    A04 A06
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C86 C71 C77 C91 C61
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C86 C84 C91
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B93 B92 B58 B98 B90
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B93 B92 B98 B90 B91
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E24 E46 E44 E41 E28
 Reti System (4) 
    A05 A06 A04
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D30 D37 D31
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Zografakis vs A Vestol, 1950 0-1
   A Vestol vs A Bergqvist, 1950 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam Olympiad qual-3 (1954)
   Munich Olympiad Final-C (1958)
   Munich Olympiad qual-2 (1958)
   Amsterdam Olympiad Final-B (1954)
   Dubrovnik Olympiad (1950)

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(born Dec-23-1922, died Mar-30-2008, 85 years old) Norway

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Åge Vestøl was born in Arendal. He was Norwegian Champion in 1949, and played in five Olympiads:

Wikipedia article: Aage Vestøl

Last updated: 2018-12-23 08:24:50

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 84  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Vestol vs Stoltz  ½-½301947Nordic ZonalA04 Reti Opening
2. A Vestol vs H Carlsson  0-1401947Nordic ZonalC77 Ruy Lopez
3. O Barda vs A Vestol  ½-½301947Nordic ZonalB58 Sicilian
4. A Vestol vs A Asgeirsson  0-1581947Nordic ZonalB56 Sicilian
5. E Lundin vs A Vestol  1-0211947Nordic ZonalA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
6. J A Fred vs A Vestol  ½-½571947Nordic ZonalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. E E Book vs A Vestol 1-0321947HelsinkiE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. Olof Kinnmark vs A Vestol  ½-½471947Nordic ZonalB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
9. O Kaila vs A Vestol  1-0411947Nordic ZonalB58 Sicilian
10. A Vestol vs J Enevoldsen  ½-½241947Nordic ZonalA04 Reti Opening
11. A Vestol vs G S Gudmundsson  1-0481947Nordic ZonalC01 French, Exchange
12. R Flores Alvarez vs A Vestol  1-0571950Dubrovnik OlympiadE16 Queen's Indian
13. A Vestol vs A Bergqvist  1-0301950Dubrovnik OlympiadB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
14. A Zografakis vs A Vestol 0-1531950Dubrovnik OlympiadE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
15. A Vestol vs Rossolimo 0-1401950Dubrovnik OlympiadC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. J Sumar vs A Vestol  1-0371950Dubrovnik OlympiadE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
17. A Beni vs A Vestol  1-0571950Dubrovnik OlympiadE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
18. H Steiner vs A Vestol  1-0241950Dubrovnik OlympiadE28 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
19. A Vestol vs T D van Scheltinga  0-1521950Dubrovnik OlympiadB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. V Nestler vs A Vestol  0-1551950Dubrovnik OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. A Vestol vs Bolbochan  ½-½511950Dubrovnik OlympiadC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. H Enevoldsen vs A Vestol 1-0321950Dubrovnik OlympiadE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. A Vestol vs A Dunkelblum  ½-½321950Dubrovnik OlympiadB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. K S Ojanen vs A Vestol  ½-½511950Dubrovnik OlympiadE41 Nimzo-Indian
25. A Vestol vs L Schmid  0-1451950Dubrovnik OlympiadB40 Sicilian
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 84  PGN Download
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Dec-23-07  melianis: Åge Vestøl, if U wanna B exact.
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  whiteshark: player of the day
Didn't find any additional information :(
Dec-23-07  Resignation Trap: Vestol represented Norway in all five Olympiads from 1950-1958 (72 games total), either on board one or board two.
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Åge Vestøl born 1922 was Norwegian champion 1949. He passed away 30 March 2008.

<Aage Vestøl 1922-2008>

<Aage Vestøl, ett av Norges største sjakktalenter gjennom tidene, døde sist søndag, 85 år gammel. Han var medlem av Oslo Schakselskap fra 1934 eller 35 til sin bortgang, men deltok ikke i turneringssjakk etter NM i 1964.

Som første norske sjakkspiller gjorde Aage Vestøl furore som svært ung. Han vant nest øverste klasse som 15-åring i NM i Grimstad i 1938 og det samme som 16-åring i Nordisk turnering i 1939. Krigen kom i veien for en mulig utvikling til virkelig internasjonalt nivå. I perioden fra 1945 til 59 var Vestøl vår ledende spiller nest etter Olaf Barda. Han var Norgesmester i 1949, hadde flere høye plasseringer i Nordisk turnering og fem sjakkolympiader på rad fra 1950 til 58 på første- og annetbord. Ved sistnevnte anledning var han en hårsbredd fra å bli utnevnt til IM og spilte bl.a. remis mot Reshevsky. I Amsterdam i 1954 slo Vestøl både Bent Larsen og verdensstjernen Gligoric.

Undertegnede hadde gleden av å stifte bekjentskap med en fargerik og original sjakkmester da jeg intervjuet Aage Vestøl for Norsk Sjakkblad til 80-årsdagen hans på julaften i 2002. Intervjuet kan finnes i Norsk Sjakkblad 6/2002.>

<Øystein Brekke>

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  Tabanus: Aage Vestoel is same player as Aage Vestol, the two should be merged. Here he defeats Gligoric:

Gligoric vs A Vestol, 1954 0-1

Dec-23-10  YoungEd: I'd never heard of this player before today. I guess that made me a Vestol virgin.
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. Aage Vestol.
Dec-23-13  Eastfrisian: .. and no foto.
Dec-23-13  YoungEd: Once I saw the player of the day, I came here to make a "clever" pun--I had just forgotten that I'd made the same one three years earlier! YoungEd ain't so young...
Dec-23-13  Nosnibor: It would appear that Vestol won the Norwegian Championship on his first appearance ahead of the previous year`s champion,Barda who scored 4.5 points to Vestol`s 5 points.Due to this result he played on top board for Norway in an international match against Sweden where he was soundly beaten twice by Stahlberg whereas Barda won both of his games against Skold.Why are there no games from him winning the national title in 1949 shown here?
Dec-23-19  BIDMONFA: Aage Vestol


Dec-23-19  areknames: < Vestol represented Norway in all five Olympiads from 1950-1958 (72 games total), either on board one or board two.> He also defeated both Larsen and Gligoric in 1954, it does seem a bit odd that there are no more games of his after 1958.
Dec-23-19  areknames: < men deltok ikke i turneringssjakk etter NM i 1964.> Ok, so he didn't play tournament chess after 1964. Fair enough.

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