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Tomi Nyback

Number of games in database: 843
Years covered: 1997 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2576 (2576 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2656
Overall record: +304 -154 =283 (60.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 102 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (72) 
    D12 D11 D15 D18 D10
 King's Indian (49) 
    E92 E94 E97 E91 E73
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    E00 A41 E10 A40 D02
 Reti System (31) 
    A04 A06
 English (31) 
    A15 A17 A13 A12 A10
 Grunfeld (26) 
    D85 D86 D87 D91 D90
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (71) 
    C84 C92 C63 C78 C89
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (51) 
    C84 C92 C89 C95 C96
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    A46 D02 E10 A45 A50
 Pirc (32) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (28) 
    D12 D10 D18 D11 D14
 Grunfeld (28) 
    D85 D80 D91 D97 D72
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Nyback vs U Von Herman, 2009 1-0
   Nyback vs Carlsen, 2008 1-0
   Gligoric vs Nyback, 2004 0-1
   Nyback vs Jobava, 2009 1-0
   Nyback vs H Kaenel, 2006 1-0
   S Martinovic vs Nyback, 2010 0-1
   Nyback vs Svidler, 2009 1-0
   Nyback vs T Michalczak, 2006 1-0
   S Kosmo vs Nyback, 2006 0-1
   Nyback vs Krasenkow, 2004 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (2006)
   European Team Championship (2009)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Rilton Cup 2002/03 (2002)
   Bundesliga 2004/05 (2004)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Solett Open (2001)
   World Junior Championship (2005)
   Bundesliga 2007/08 (2007)
   European Championship (2008)
   European Championship (2009)
   Keres Memorial Open (1998)
   Bundesliga 2005/06 (2005)
   European Championship (2005)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   optimuswise's favorite games by optimuswise

   🏆 2nd Bundesliga Nord 19-20
   Nyback vs B Socko (Nov-24-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Tari vs Nyback (Nov-02-19) 1-0
   Nyback vs D Anton Guijarro (Nov-01-19) 1-0
   M Ragger vs Nyback (Oct-31-19) 1-0
   M Andersen vs Nyback (Oct-30-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-03-1985, 38 years old) Finland

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Tomi Nybäck was born in Järvenpää. He became the youngest ever Finnish grandmaster in 2003. With his strong 8/11 performance in the European Championship (2008), just half a point behind winner Sergei Tiviakov, Nybäck qualified for the World Cup (2009). In 2008, Nybäck won the Finnish championship with an unprecedented score of 9/9. In the European Championship (2009) he again scored 8/11, sharing 1st place in regulation, but was knocked out in the 1st round of an 11-player playoff to decide the medals. He was knocked out in the second round of the World Cup (2009) by Peter Svidler.

Wikipedia article: Tomi Nybäck

Last updated: 2021-04-06 05:51:05

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 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 843  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Navara vs Nyback 1-0131997Wch U12B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
2. I Cheparinov vs Nyback  ½-½651997Wch U12E17 Queen's Indian
3. A Veingold vs Nyback  1-0201998Helsinki We Hm 93 opD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Nyback vs Y Rantanen  0-1381999Vantaa opE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
5. Y Rantanen vs Nyback  1-0321999Aki Lahti memA25 English
6. Nyback vs A Veingold  0-1321999Jarvenpaa opE12 Queen's Indian
7. J Tuovinen vs Nyback 0-1562000Helsinki WeB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. Nyback vs A Veingold  ½-½522000Helsinki opA17 English
9. Nyback vs A Veingold  0-1502000Jarvenpaa opA17 English
10. A Holmsten vs Nyback  0-146200010th OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
11. Nyback vs T Seeman  ½-½47200010th OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. A Maltsev vs Nyback  ½-½10200010th OpenA13 English
13. Nyback vs Y Rantanen  0-128200010th OpenA04 Reti Opening
14. R Molander vs Nyback  ½-½9200010th OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Nyback vs J Leino  1-028200010th OpenA13 English
16. L Voloshin vs Nyback  1-0502000Olomouc Valoz CupD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
17. G Kjartansson vs Nyback  0-1462000Olomouc Valoz CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Nyback vs H Lehtinen  0-1392000FIN-chT 2000/01A04 Reti Opening
19. Nyback vs J Ristoja  0-1572000FIN-chT 2000/01A14 English
20. V Lehto vs Nyback  ½-½412000FIN-chT 2000/01B32 Sicilian
21. A Veingold vs Nyback  0-1402001Helsinki opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. S Ionov vs Nyback  1-0232001Rilton Cup 30thA57 Benko Gambit
23. Nyback vs J Puranen  1-0192001FIN-chT 2000/01A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. K Pulkkinen vs Nyback  ½-½302001FIN-chT 2000/01B30 Sicilian
25. Westerinen vs Nyback 1-0152001FIN-chT 2000/01B32 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Mar-11-10  Shams: <paavoh> 50% is not "horrible".
Mar-11-10  paavoh: @shams: look at the opponent ratings, he seems to be underperforming considering that he has been among the top 10 in previous editions of EICC. Beating Kamsky and drawing with Shirov and Bacrot in one earlier tourney appears to be a bit better, don't you think?
Mar-11-10  FHBradley: Obviously, with a rating performance of 2383 after four rounds Nybäck has done rather poorly so far. In a recent interview he said uneven results are due to failing to do as much jogging as in the past. I hope he'll draw the appropriate conclusions from this diagnosis.
Apr-03-10  wordfunph: gm tomi nyback deserves a pic here..

happy birthday to Finland's Numero Uno Tomi Nyback!

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  Tabanus: 2nd in the annual Heart of Finland tournament (in Jyväskylä) 5-11 July 2010:

Sep-22-10  paavoh: First appearance in 39th Olympiad against the Peruvian GM Granda Zuniga later today.
Sep-27-10  paavoh: A nice start at the Olympiad: TPR 2861 with 3,5/4.
Oct-08-10  crazybird: Bundesliga: GM Tomi Nyback (2635/Black) loses to IM Michal Luch (2385/White)
Feb-08-11  paavoh: @crazybird: Yes, a dismal start at 0/2 but +3 = 2 since.
Mar-01-11  paavoh: March 2011 FIDE rating at #93 with 2656.
Jan-09-12  timhortons: another exciting game from keres memorial.

I upload this game in the databse.

position after 45.Nc5

Fedoseev,V - Nyback,T, XXI Paul Keres Memorial Main Tournament 2012

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1. (2.20): 45...Be7 46.Be6+[] Ke5 47.f4+[] Kf6 48.Ne4+[] Kxe6 49.Nxd2[] Kf5[] 50.Kd7 Ng6 2. (3.30): 45...Ke5 46.Re4+[] Kf5[] 47.Be6+[] Kg6 48.Rg4+[] Kh6[] 49.Ne4[] Re2 50.Kd6 Nf3 51.Nxf6 Ng5 52.Bd5 3. (3.37): 45...Bd4 46.Rxh4 Bxf2 47.Rxb4 Be3 48.Ne4 Rg2 49.Nd6+ Kg6 50.Re4 Bd2[] 51.Re8 Kh7[] 52.Bc2+ Kg7

Nyback blundered moving 45.Nf3

<He didnt realize mate in 2 is coming.>

1. (#2): 46.Be6+
2. = (0.09): 46.Kb6 Bd4
3. = (0.05): 46.Kb7 Bh4 47.Be6+ Ke5

<position after Nf3>

<mate in two>

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Mar-22-12  paavoh: A 2/2 start in the 13th edition of EICC.
Apr-03-12  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Nyback!
Apr-03-12  waustad: Happy b'day. You were born the day I turned 35!
Apr-03-12  wordfunph: <waustad> happy 62nd birthday!

Happy Birthday GM Nyback!

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to perhaps the greatest Finnish GM ever!
May-07-13  paavoh: A nice start 3/3 in EICC 2013. A good endgame win over Petrosian with White.
Apr-03-14  paavoh: Let me add my best wishes to Tomi! I hope he will get more active, more successful, and receive more than one kibitz per year :-)
Aug-05-14  epistle: Plays board 1 vs. Philippine team next.

A Philip Seymour Hoffman lookalike.

Aug-05-14  Beholder: <epistle: A Philip Seymour Hoffman lookalike.>

More like Clark Duke actually.

Aug-08-14  minasina: Chess Olympiad (2014)/Tomi Nyback
Nov-17-15  paavoh: Tough start at 0/3 in ETCC 2015: facing Shirov, Leko, Navara...
Jun-17-17  whiteshark: 20 Questions to Tomi Nyback :


Q: If you could edit your past, what would you change?

A: I should have played more poker in the golden years (maybe 2003‑2008 or so), when the games were pretty easy.

Oct-25-19  paavoh: Back in action at the European Team Championships in Batumi, first round draw against Cheparinov.
Oct-27-19  paavoh: 3.5 out of 4 in the 2019 edition of the European Team Championships. Pretty good start!
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