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Nils-Gustaf Renman
N Renman 
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Number of games in database: 388
Years covered: 1974 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2311 (2331 rapid, 2304 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2425

Overall record: +138 -79 =171 (57.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (28) 
    E90 E92 E60 E62 E91
 Queen's Indian (21) 
    E15 E12 E19 E17 E18
 Grunfeld (18) 
    D85 D97 D91 D74 D89
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A41 E10 A46 A40 D02
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D30 D31 D37 D38 D35
 Slav (13) 
    D15 D14 D19 D10 D11
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (89) 
    C15 C02 C19 C18 C06
 French Winawer (37) 
    C15 C19 C18 C16 C17
 French Tarrasch (26) 
    C06 C07 C05 C09 C03
 French (16) 
    C11 C00 C12 C13 C10
 Slav (10) 
    D11 D10 D13 D17 D18
 Dutch Defense (9) 
    A90 A84 A99 A97 A95
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Swedish Championship (1980)
   Reggio Emilia 1980/81 (1980)
   Eksjo (1981)
   Swedish Championship (1986)
   World Senior Teams Championship (65+) (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2018)

   🏆 TCh-SWE Elitserien
   K Lagerborg vs N Renman (Oct-16-22) 1/2-1/2
   S Brynell vs N Renman (Oct-15-22) 1/2-1/2
   N Renman vs N Malesevic (Oct-14-22) 1-0
   N Renman vs O Cvitan (Oct-06-22) 0-1
   U Sadikhov vs N Renman (Oct-04-22) 1-0

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(born Dec-18-1950, 72 years old) Sweden

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Nils-Gustaf Renman was born in Umeå. Awarded the IM title in 1980, he was Swedish champion in 1978 (= Harry Schussler) and 1980. Winner of Reggio Emilia 1980-81. European 65+ champion 2017.

Last updated: 2017-08-24 05:19:17

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 388  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pachman vs N Renman  1-0391974Rilton Cup 1974/75A56 Benoni Defense
2. N Renman vs T Pirttimaki  0-1491978Rilton Cup 1978/79A34 English, Symmetrical
3. N Renman vs M Svenn  0-1381978Rilton Cup 1978/79A04 Reti Opening
4. C Bjork vs N Renman  ½-½481978Swedish ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
5. N Renman vs T Wedberg  1-0571978Swedish ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. B Jansson vs N Renman  ½-½411978Swedish ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
7. L Karlsson vs N Renman  0-1431978Swedish ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
8. N Renman vs A Fridh  1-0351978Swedish ChampionshipA15 English
9. N Renman vs B Bengtsson  ½-½241978Swedish ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
10. N Renman vs B Hammar  1-0491978Swedish ChampionshipA15 English
11. B Svensson vs N Renman  1-0401978Swedish ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
12. N Renman vs A Ornstein  ½-½261978Swedish ChampionshipA15 English
13. N Renman vs U Korman  1-0511978Swedish ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
14. N Renman vs D Cramling  ½-½461978Swedish ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
15. C Niklasson vs N Renman  ½-½401978Swedish ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
16. H Schussler vs N Renman  ½-½221978Swedish ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
17. P Helmertz vs N Renman  0-1441978Swedish ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. N Renman vs G Rorvall  1-0541978Swedish ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. N Renman vs I Hausner  ½-½341979Prague MetroE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. N Renman vs P Hardicsay  1-0391979Prague MetroD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
21. N Renman vs R Ekstroem  ½-½211979Prague MetroA15 English
22. J Reznicek vs N Renman  0-1621979Prague MetroA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
23. N Renman vs E Meduna  1-0391979Prague MetroD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
24. Damjanovic vs N Renman  ½-½551979Prague MetroC19 French, Winawer, Advance
25. N Renman vs S Cvetkovic  ½-½261979Prague MetroE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-11-05  Saruman: Umeå is my hometown.
Dec-11-05  Averageguy: Ar du Svensk?
Dec-11-05  Saruman: Såklart.
Dec-11-05  acirce: <Saruman> Är du tillbaka i Umeå nu?
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  chancho: I'm taking a wild guess that this is the conversation you guys had. <Averageguy>: Are you swedish? <Saruman>: Of course. <acirce>: In what part of town do you live in? Like I said, I'm only guessing, so if I'm wrong, just know I don't speak swedish. :-)
Dec-11-05  Averageguy: <Chancho> Almost, <acirce> meant "Are you back in Umea now?".
Dec-11-05  Saruman: Ja, jag är tillbaka men har gjort ett litet uppehåll nu under gymnasiet precis som Mikael Forsberg gjorde om jag inte minns fel.

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  chancho: <Averageguy> Thanks for interpreting it for me. :)
Dec-11-05  Saruman: <chancho> can you interpret this one? -;D
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  Eric Schiller: Mad Dog" Renman takes a fall

In a rush to get to the 1984 Berlin Summer Open, Nils Gustav "Mad dog" Renman found himself on a train headed in the wrong direction, and had to get back to Stockholm to catch a train which would bring him to Berlin in time for the event. Unfortunately, the train had no scheduled stops which would help. He decided there was no alternative to leaping from the moving train, with all his luggage in hand. A good plan, but the execution was a bit lacking and he turned up in Berlin a few days later with a broken arm!

Dec-11-05  dakgootje: <Eric Schiller> Yup brilliant idea...However he has a good story to tell to his children ;-)
Dec-11-05  aw1988: That's really hysterical. Well, not to laugh at other people, but it's almost cartoonish.
Dec-18-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Nils-Gustaf!
Dec-18-08  zzzzzzzzzzzz: i'm not sure if he is still alive, he could of died seconds ago...
Dec-18-08  zzzzzzzzzzzz: he must be stronger than capablanca, as Alekhine got defeated by him and Alekhine defeated capa... Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 0-1
Dec-18-08  Ziggurat: His last name means "Reindeer man" (or "clean man"), so maybe he's a distant relative of Dimitri Reinderman :-)
Dec-18-08  pelle1953: Nisse is the only IM with negative statistics against me. Mad Dog Renman deserves his own forum.
Do you know if he has a blog about his mishaps?

Dec-18-08  alfiepa: the most important tournament for Renman was the fist prize in Reggio emilia 1980
Dec-18-08  alfiepa: this is the tournament...
Dec-18-08  alfiepa: in this site there is also a recent photo of Renman and the games . The games are not in this database
Dec-18-11  BIDMONFA: Nils-Gustaf Renman

RENMAN, Nils Gustaf

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  Penguincw: Happy 61st birthday.
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  Tabanus: European 65+ champion 2017, congrats! Losing only one game, in round 8 to the runner-up Tamas Georgadze.

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Is a report by Ralf Akesson, for those who can read Swedish. There are pictures of the winners at

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