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Oleg Neikirch
O Neikirch 
Number of games in database: 209
Years covered: 1939 to 1977

Overall record: +53 -56 =100 (49.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (15) 
    E63 E91 E70 E92 E67
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E20 E59 E24 E30 E40
 Sicilian (8) 
    B93 B88 B70 B39 B25
 English (7) 
    A13 A16 A17 A15
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
    A37 A35 A36 A38
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C86 C75
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C67 C75 C74 C85 C64
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E46 E33 E48 E54 E41
 Sicilian (9) 
    B28 B43 B90 B72 B56
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D44 D47 D46 D45 D48
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C85 C99 C98 C92 C89
 King's Indian (6) 
    E62 E67 E94 E70
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Neikirch vs G Fuster, 1958 1-0
   L A Gulla vs O Neikirch, 1939 0-1
   O Neikirch vs A Matanovic, 1957 1/2-1/2
   Petrosian vs O Neikirch, 1958 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Sofia Zonal (1957)
   Yugoslav Championship (1945)
   Gotha (1957)
   Przepiorka Memorial (1951)
   Madrid Zonal (1960)
   Asztalos Memorial (1959)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-B (1939)
   Portoroz Interzonal (1958)
   Leipzig Olympiad qual-1 (1960)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Sofia Zonal 1957 by Chessical

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(born Mar-08-1914, died Aug-26-1985, 71 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality Bulgaria)

[what is this?]
Oleg Nikolaev Neikirch was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. Awarded the IM title in 1957, he was Bulgarian champion in 1937, 1938, 1940 (=Alexandar Tsvetkov), 1943, 1948 (=Tsvetkov), 1953 (=Nikolay N Minev) and 1957. By virtue of finishing equal second at the Sofia Zonal in 1957, he qualified for the Interzonal at Portoroz in 1958, where he finished 15th. He also represented Bulgaria in the Olympiads of 1939, 1954, 1958 and 1960.

Wikipedia article: Oleg Neikirch

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 233  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Neikirch vs A Gromer  ½-½371939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-2A25 English
2. F Apsenieks vs O Neikirch  1-0321939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-2C55 Two Knights Defense
3. O Neikirch vs P Baender  0-1431939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-2A35 English, Symmetrical
4. O Neikirch vs L Engels  ½-½301939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-2B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
5. L A Gulla vs O Neikirch 0-1251939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-2B72 Sicilian, Dragon
6. S Morales vs O Neikirch 0-1591939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. O Neikirch vs A Larsen  1-0331939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BA13 English
8. G Kerlin vs O Neikirch  ½-½471939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BA47 Queen's Indian
9. O Neikirch vs F Pinzon  1-0331939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
10. J Gudmundsson vs O Neikirch 1-0401939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. O Neikirch vs C Hounie Fleurquin  0-1611939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
12. Yanofsky vs O Neikirch 1-0371939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
13. O Neikirch vs E Espinola  1-0511939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BC05 French, Tarrasch
14. J L Asturias vs O Neikirch  0-1741939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BD04 Queen's Pawn Game
15. O Neikirch vs P Baender  ½-½301939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
16. O Neikirch vs A Tsvetkov  ½-½251945Yugoslav ChampionshipD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
17. B Tot vs O Neikirch  1-0561945Yugoslav ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
18. O Neikirch vs Z Popovic 1-0381945Yugoslav ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
19. B Kazic vs O Neikirch  0-1371945Yugoslav ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. O Neikirch vs P Trifunovic  ½-½241945Yugoslav ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
21. M Radojcic vs O Neikirch  0-1341945Yugoslav ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
22. O Neikirch vs D Avirovic  0-1571945Yugoslav ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
23. J Feuer vs O Neikirch  ½-½341945Yugoslav ChampionshipD04 Queen's Pawn Game
24. O Neikirch vs S Vukovic  ½-½411945Yugoslav ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
25. M Filipcic vs O Neikirch  0-1411945Yugoslav ChampionshipD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 233  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-06-04  Ribeiro: Neikirch, from Bulgaria, played the Portoroz Interzonal (1958). He finished in 15th place, having won his games against Olafsson, Szab√≥, Rossetto, Cardoso and Fuster.
Feb-05-07  Mibelz: Oleg Neikirch (Nejkirch, Neykirch) (1914-1985) was one of the best Bulgarian chess players. He won 6-times Bulgarian championships (1937, 1938, 1940, 1948, 1953, and 1957). He represented Bulgaria in four Chess Olympiads (1939, 1954, 1958, and 1960). He tied for 2nd-4th at Sofia 1957 (zonal), and took 15th at Portoroz 1958 (interzonal). Awarded the IM title in 1957.
Feb-05-07  nescio: Perhaps someone should mention to <> that Oleg Neikirch, O Nejkirch, Oleg Neikirkh and Nejkirch are all the same player and can safely be merged into one page.
Feb-05-07  Mibelz: <nescio> I have already send a message to <>. I would like to add an information on Neikirch. He won BUL-ch in 1937, 1938 (joint), 1940 (joint), 1943, 1948 (joint), 1953, and 1957.
Feb-05-07  nescio: <Mibelz> I see. But the biographies are not written by the administrators, but by some designnated users. You could try to contact User: benzol or User: iron maiden on their forum to see if they know who is responsible for Neikirch's biography.
Mar-08-08  brankat: It appears the duplication, or quadriplication, has been corrected :-)
Mar-08-10  BIDMONFA: Oleg Neikirch


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  perfidious: Bobby Fischer's very first opponent in a world title qualifying event, even if the game did not presage the mighty achievements to come for the young aspirant.
Mar-08-15  gars: Happy Birthday, GM Neikirch! Tomorrow we will all be saying the same thing to Bobby Fischer.

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