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Yrjo A Rantanen
Number of games in database: 301
Years covered: 1971 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2321 (2288 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2465

Overall record: +110 -105 =86 (50.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (69) 
    B93 B83 B42 B56 B90
 Sicilian Najdorf (20) 
    B93 B90 B98 B95 B96
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C91 C65 C85 C60 C72
 French Defense (18) 
    C18 C10 C02 C12 C13
 Sicilian Scheveningen (14) 
    B83 B82 B85 B81
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C91 C85 C96 C84
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B27 B32 B22 B51 B43
 King's Indian (17) 
    E91 E81 E96 E94 E67
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C68 C70 C75 C78 C60
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A06
 English (8) 
    A10 A13 A19 A15
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (8) 
    D20 D27 D23 D21 D22
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rantanen vs T Tuomala, 1992 1-0
   Rantanen vs B Denman, 1972 1-0
   J Horvath vs Rantanen, 1989 0-1
   L Day vs Rantanen, 1980 1/2-1/2
   Rantanen vs B Ivanovic, 1979 1-0
   W Schmidt vs Rantanen, 1989 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Skopje Olympiad Final-C (1972)
   2nd Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1978)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)
   Solett Open (2001)
   Tallinn (1975)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)
   Nice Olympiad Final-A (1974)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   EUR-chT (Men) 9th (1989)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   World Senior Teams Championship (50+) (2017)

   🏆 TCh-FIN 2018-19
   V Moiseenko vs Rantanen (Apr-05-19) 1-0
   T Seeman vs Rantanen (Oct-21-17) 1-0
   Rantanen vs Huzman (May-01-17) 0-1
   Vaganian vs Rantanen (Apr-30-17) 1-0
   H J Cordes vs Rantanen (Apr-29-17) 1-0

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(born Apr-23-1950, died Jan-14-2021, 70 years old) Finland

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Yrjö Aukusti Rantanen was born in Tampere. Awarded the IM title in 1977 and the GM title in 1981, he won the Finnish Championship in 1978 and 1986. In tournaments he was 3rd at Helsinki 1981 and 1st at Järvenpää in 1982.

Wikipedia article: Yrjö Rantanen

Last updated: 2021-01-15 13:55:40

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 326  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rantanen vs A Lahti  1-0351971Finnish OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
2. Rantanen vs G Pena  1-0571972Skopje Olympiad qual-1C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
3. Hernandez vs Rantanen 1-0201972Skopje Olympiad qual-1E81 King's Indian, Samisch
4. Savon vs Rantanen  1-0411972Skopje Olympiad qual-1A15 English
5. Rantanen vs Dagoberto Cardoso  1-0201972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB06 Robatsch
6. Rantanen vs P W Stuart  1-0531972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB33 Sicilian
7. C Uzman vs Rantanen  0-1331972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. F Sacarello vs Rantanen  ½-½211972Skopje Olympiad Final-CA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Rantanen vs B Denman 1-0201972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
10. Rantanen vs P Toth  ½-½461972Skopje Olympiad Final-CC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
11. Rantanen vs F Padilla  1-0731972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. J Carvajal vs Rantanen  0-1371972Skopje Olympiad Final-CE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
13. D James vs Rantanen  0-1341972Skopje Olympiad Final-CE81 King's Indian, Samisch
14. Nakamori vs Rantanen  0-1151972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB32 Sicilian
15. Rantanen vs F Alvarez  1-0611972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB54 Sicilian
16. Rantanen vs A Drira  1-0551972Skopje Olympiad Final-CC60 Ruy Lopez
17. Rantanen vs H Hurme 1-0231973FIN-ch opB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
18. Rantanen vs P Saariluoma  1-0241973FIN-ch opB89 Sicilian
19. P Poutiainen vs Rantanen  1-0391973FIN-ch opE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
20. M Christoph vs Rantanen  0-1721973Ribe 6 Nations chTA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Rantanen vs T Wibe  0-1291973Ribe 6 Nations chTB06 Robatsch
22. B Jansson vs Rantanen 1-0131973Ribe 6 Nations chTE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
23. Rantanen vs S Fedder  0-1401973Ribe 6 Nations chTB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. I Johannsson vs Rantanen  1-0501973Ribe 6 Nations chTA04 Reti Opening
25. E Kristiansen vs Rantanen ½-½431974Radio MatchB42 Sicilian, Kan
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 326  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-23-06  BIDMONFA: Yrjo A Rantanen


Feb-02-09  cruiseyleemorph: Not that relevant but this guy has the lowest bullet and blitz rating of any GM on ICC. Interesting stat anyway. His handle is Rahjus.
Apr-23-09  WhiteRook48: Hello, and happy birthday... Mr...Who?
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: i have my record that Yrjo is from Costa Rica but why his bio says Finland... anyone? he turns 60 today..
Apr-23-10  FHBradley: To the best of my knowledge, Yrjö is as Finn as a Finn can be. Happy birthday, BTW!
Mar-14-19  Ilkka Salonen: He also won individual gold medal on board 2 at the chess olympiad of 1980.
Jan-14-21  Olavi: Yrjö Rantanen 23.4.1950 - 14.1.2021
Jan-15-21  Olavi: A favourite combination from Yrjö's games, starting with 24...Re6: I Farago vs Y Rantanen, 1982
Jan-15-21  Eastfrisian: R.I.P. GM Rantanen

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