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Lembit Oll
Number of games in database: 575
Years covered: 1981 to 1999
Highest rating achieved in database: 2645

Overall record: +180 -107 =273 (56.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (89) 
    B82 B84 B44 B62 B67
 French Defense (26) 
    C18 C11 C05 C15 C07
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C92 C84 C89 C60 C61
 Sicilian Scheveningen (21) 
    B82 B84 B83 B85 B81
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (18) 
    B62 B67 B64 B63 B65
 Queen's Indian (17) 
    E15 E17 E16 E12 E18
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (74) 
    B90 B84 B50 B51 B22
 Semi-Slav (23) 
    D43 D47 D45 D44 D49
 Sicilian Najdorf (20) 
    B90 B93 B96 B91
 Slav (19) 
    D17 D10 D12 D18 D15
 Sicilian Scheveningen (19) 
    B84 B83 B80 B81 B82
 Queen's Indian (18) 
    E12 E17 E15 E18 E14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 1-0
   Oll vs Shaked, 1997 1-0
   Oll vs Azmaiparashvili, 1993 1-0
   Oll vs Y Kruppa, 1987 1-0
   Morozevich vs Oll, 1997 0-1
   Oll vs Barsov, 1986 1-0
   Oll vs Gipslis, 1982 1-0
   A Sokolov vs Oll, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Oll vs J Bosch, 1997 1-0
   Oll vs Topalov, 1993 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Sydney Cepacol (1991)
   Terrassa (1990)
   Hoogovens (1993)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   USSR Championship (1989)
   Tallinn (1985)
   PCA Qualifiers (1993)
   Groningen Candidates (1997)
   Helsinki op (1992)
   Biel Interzonal (1993)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   GMA World Cup Open (1989)
   EUR-chT (Men) 11th (1997)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1989 by suenteus po 147
   Tallinn 1985 by Chessdreamer
   1984 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   Hoogovens 1993 by Tabanus

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(born Apr-23-1966, died May-17-1999, 33 years old) Estonia

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GM Lembit Antsovich Oll was born on the 23rd of April, 1966. He was Estonian champion in 1982. Awarded the IM title in 1983 and the GM title in 1990, he was in the top 100 from 1989 and at one time was ranked number 23 in the world. Sadly, personal problems led him to take his own life in Tallinn in 1999.

Wikipedia article: Lembit Oll

Last updated: 2018-03-11 00:18:24

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 576  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Oll vs I Lapitskaya-Donchenko 1-0231981AlajoeB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. A Kakageldyev vs Oll  ½-½281982URS-ch sfA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
3. Wojtkiewicz vs Oll 1-0261982URSB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Vasiukov vs Oll  1-0321982URS-ch sfE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
5. Oll vs Gipslis 1-0301982ParnuB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. Oll vs Salov ½-½391982USSRB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. Lerner vs Oll  1-0291982URS-ch sfE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
8. Dorfman vs Oll  ½-½401982URS-ch sfA48 King's Indian
9. Gorelov vs Oll ½-½331982URS-ch sfA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
10. V Maiorov vs Oll  1-0401982ParnuE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
11. Oll vs Gufeld 0-1311983Goglidze MemorialB40 Sicilian
12. E Mnatsakanian vs Oll  ½-½591983Goglidze MemorialB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Oll vs J Adamski  1-0301983Goglidze MemorialB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
14. T Giorgadze vs Oll  ½-½261983NikolaevE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
15. Yudasin vs Oll  1-0301983NikolaevB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. Oll vs A Sokolov  0-1391983NikolaevB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. N Murshed vs Oll  ½-½141983Goglidze MemorialE74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
18. F Sideif-Sade vs Oll  0-1481983NikolaevE92 King's Indian
19. Oll vs Smirin 1-0261983NikolaevB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Henley vs Oll  ½-½111983Goglidze MemorialA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. G Giorgadze vs Oll 0-1321983Goglidze MemorialB10 Caro-Kann
22. Gavrikov vs Oll 0-1251983Goglidze MemorialA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. S Velickovic vs Oll  1-0291983Goglidze MemorialB50 Sicilian
24. Antoshin vs Oll  1-0251983NikolaevB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
25. O Foisor vs Oll  ½-½221983Goglidze MemorialD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Jun-09-09  Where is my mind: Miles vs Oll, 1991
Oct-08-10  Abdooss: <Richard Taylor> Hope this is not too late - I concur that what you said was empathy. As you said in Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 - <"Dec-21-08 ; Richard Taylor: <Albertan> Thanks. When my wife left me I came close to suicide so I can understand..">
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  Richard Taylor: <Abdooss: <Richard Taylor> Hope this is not too late - I concur that what you said was empathy. As you said in Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 - <"Dec-21-08 ; Richard Taylor: <Albertan> Thanks. When my wife left me I came close to suicide so I can understand..">>

No - that's o.k. We relate to other s via our own experiences.

A sad fact of New Zealand is at that of the so called "developed" or "Western" nations we have had one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world.

So much for the nonsense about the green clean (it's not) and peaceful place - it's not.

But life goes on and not all is bad.

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  wordfunph: When GM Lembit Oll's wife left him, he asked one of his friends, "What kind of ads are these in the newspaper --- beautiful girl invites bachelors to have a cup of coffee." He got the explanation, but he was not a ladies' man. He liked to gamble in casinos, but he never went bust. His strategy at the blackjack tables was: after losing a hand, he doubled the bet and continued to do so till he won.

(Source: New In Chess Magazine 2009-06)

Nov-07-10  Jim Bartle: That strategy does not work, of course. At some point you will not have enough money left to double your previous bet, and then you will have lost.

That may not occur often, but if you play long enough it will happen once, and that's all it takes to leave you with nothing.

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  LoveThatJoker: God bless, GM Oll!


Apr-23-12  JohnDahl: <The good die first,
And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust
Burn to the socket>
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  Richard Taylor: If you study modern games you keep seeing games played at top level by Oll.

When I met him I recall he said he was studying logic, I think particularly in relation to computer logic. Maybe in 1993 that was as I was studying some philosophy and Logic was a paper in Philosophy which is also used in computer courses as a paper towards a computing degree. It has some relationship also I suppose to digital or gate logic.

I say this as I was trying to recall what he was like. Tony Miles waas in the same tournament as I was and hewas although I didn't get anywhere near there level..! It was good to see GMs here in NZ. My son says Oll was rather small fellow whereas Miles looked like a fat Hippy!! Of course Miles ran away with first prize! maybe Murray Chandler suggested the play here?

May-04-12  King Death: < Jim Bartle: That strategy does not work, of course. At some point you will not have enough money left to double your previous bet, and then you will have lost...>

The problem in practice is this for sure but even if you were granted the dream of an unlimited bankroll, there are still table limits and this is what you run up against. That's the problem with the Martingale System.

Aug-26-12  Cemoblanca: Sad story! Chess alone does not heal all wounds, and the human psyche is not infinitely resilient and robust! Unfortunately! RIP!
Jan-28-13  waustad: In V. Ivanchuk's master class at Gibtel 2013, he spoke very highly of Oll's chess ability. Here is a link:
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  Richard Taylor: Yes. There was another lecture about Oll. He had great talent, like this poor fellow Vugar Gashimov. It is really sad when people die so young.
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  offramp: I have always wanted to read <Speak! Memory> but I keep forgetting to buy it.
Apr-23-14  Nonnus: You may want to read it with its original title <Conclusive Evidence> then.
Apr-23-14  gars: A great talent who left us so early. May God have mercy on your soul, Grandmaster Oll.
Apr-24-14  epistle: <BISHOP TAL: What could this man have been so depressed about to take his own life.>

Maybe he was a guy who wanted it oll. It was oll or nothing for him.

Apr-25-14  RedShield: <Not this troublous
Wringing of hands, this dark
Ceiling without a star.>
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  Richard Taylor: < RedShield: <Not this troublous Wringing of hands, this dark
Ceiling without a star.>

You, or a quote? From? Very good in anycase.

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  keypusher: <Richard Taylor>

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  Richard Taylor: <keypusher> Plath! I like here poetry and Ted Hughes. Also of the so-called "confessionals" I like Berryman, Roethke and Robert Lowell. I also write poetry and have three books published. One is more or less just a cheap "chap book"...
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  Richard Taylor: <keypusher> 'Child' is a hauntingly beautiful poem. I thought it was something from Macbeth but I didn't recognise it. I know the Ariel poems mostly...

John Ashbery is another US poet I have liked for a long time...

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  grasser: God Bless you Lembit. Depression is very hard to deal with. I play every day just to escape the pain of this miserable condition. Maybe one day I can have "Player of the Day" too based on Grasser-Winokur and Grasser-Camejo, and be at your side in Heaven.
May-26-15  TheFocus: <For serious players to improve at chess 80 serious games is ideal and the absolute minimum number of tournament games per year is 50> - Lembit Oll.
Apr-23-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Lembit Oll.
Apr-23-16  pekda: Today he would have been 50 years old.
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