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Kalju Vark
Number of games in database: 33
Years covered: 1957 to 1971
Overall record: +4 -20 =9 (25.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-17-1928, died Jun-10-2013, 84 years old) Estonia

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 33  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Barsauskas vs K Vark ½-½11957URS-ch qfA10 English
2. K Vark vs K Zvorykina  1-0571957URS-ch qfA34 English, Symmetrical
3. K Vark vs A Roizman  0-1581957URS-ch qfA17 English
4. G Uusi vs K Vark  1-0291957URS-ch qfD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. K Vark vs Y Zelinsky  1-0551957URS-ch qfD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. V Kirillov vs K Vark  1-0411957URS-ch qfA13 English
7. A Shagalovich vs K Vark  1-0301957URS-ch qfC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
8. H Luik vs K Vark  ½-½441957URS-ch qfC77 Ruy Lopez
9. K Vark vs I Vistaneckis  1-0391957URS-ch qfC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. K Vark vs Boleslavsky  0-1411957URS-ch qfA17 English
11. R Skuja vs K Vark  1-0311957URS-ch qfC45 Scotch Game
12. K Vark vs M Ostrauskas  ½-½501957URS-ch qfD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. I Zilber vs K Vark  1-0311957URS-ch qfA34 English, Symmetrical
14. J Klavins vs K Vark  1-0311957URS-ch qfC45 Scotch Game
15. K Vark vs Sokolsky  ½-½361957URS-ch qfE12 Queen's Indian
16. V Rozhdestvensky vs K Vark  ½-½281957URS-ch qfC45 Scotch Game
17. K Vark vs A Petersons  0-1471957URS-ch qfA16 English
18. K Vark vs Suetin 0-1611957URS-ch qfA65 Benoni, 6.e4
19. K Vark vs Gipslis  0-1571957URS-ch qfA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
20. H Pohla vs K Vark  ½-½291970EST-chA06 Reti Opening
21. K Vark vs Tal 0-1441971ParnuA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
22. E Kivioja vs K Vark  1-0311971ParnuC00 French Defense
23. K Vark vs Keres 0-1311971ParnuA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
24. H Pohla vs K Vark  ½-½511971ParnuC02 French, Advance
25. K Vark vs T Oim  ½-½471971ParnuD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
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Mar-03-04  sleepkid: ...distant cousin of Bok. Appears in Doctor Who episode #235... what? No? Oh... my mistake.
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  Benzol: He was an operative of the Celestial Intervention Agency.
Mar-03-04  Doctor Who: Care for a jelly-baby?
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  Benzol: "It's said the evil one eats babies". Can you name the story?
Mar-03-04  Doctor Who: Too easy. "The Face of Evil"
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  Benzol: Well done. Ok name the longest story.
Mar-03-04  Bitzovich: What the..? ok, whatever.
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  Benzol: <Bitzovich> I gather your not a Doctor Who fan.
Mar-04-04  shadowmaster: Hmmm, I remember that Colin Baker did Trial of a Time Lord that lasted quite a long time. Other than that, one of the Dalek stories might be the answer. I don't know. Ahhh, some fond memories of childhood. In the US, Doctor Who played on public television.

Anyway, here's a fun link with the Doctor playing chess with K-9: You need realplayer for it to work.

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  Benzol: <shadowmaster> You're right, the Trial of a Timelord was the longest at 14 episodes but it was actually three stories threaded together by a court trial. Other than this there was also the Dalek Master Plan which ran for 12 episodes of which only 2 still exist in their entirety. I'm looking forward to the Doctor's reappearance on the 'Beeb' next year. The question is, who will play his next incarnation?
Mar-04-04  tino72: i'm sure Kalju Vark would be touched at the interest you have all shown in him/her/it. I agree, does sound like an alien. Judging by his(?) record, he was somewhat less fearsome than the daleks.
Mar-05-04  sleepkid: ..actually, when I posted my original comment he didn't have the first name "Kalju" - he was just "Vark".

...however, with a first name like "Kalju" he's still eligible for an appearance in a Doctor Who episode.

Mar-21-04  sleepkid:
Mar-21-04  Benjamin Lau: Lol sleepkid. I just read your profile, and I would like to say good luck studying in Japan, but since you got a full scholarship, I take it you won't need it. ;) Have fun!
Mar-21-04  ughaibu: I just read it too and hope to see you sometime, we could put on some gunte and go on a Fischer hunt.
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  Benzol: <sleepkid> All the best and good luck with your studies. If you and <ughaibu> do go hunting 'The Fischer' don't threaten his life with a 'railway share'. LOL. Take care mate.
Mar-21-04  GoodKnight: I hardly know you sleepkid, but have a great time in Japan - and give Fischer one on the nose from me as well!

Love the profile ;)

Good luck.

Mar-22-04  sleepkid: Yeah, thanks. I'm going to miss all the kibitzing here, especially with you guys, (and I would even include Marnoff in the love if he were only here. . . lol.) but the truth is I can waste a large quantity of time in front of the computer screen if I'm not careful, so that's one of the big reasons behind my self-imposed chess ban.
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  Benzol: The stuff currently going on in the kibitzer's cafe reminded me about this thread
Dec-12-06  Runemaster: Great name. Kalju Vark vs Rein Etruk; what a contest!

Vark faced some strong opposition, including Tal, Keres, Bronstein, Stein, Lutikov; it's tough out there in the Andromeda Galaxy.

Dec-12-06  Ziggurat: "Kalju" means "bald" in Finnish.
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  Benzol: What's happened to <Doctor Who>?
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  whiteshark: Let them walk the road. There is no sense in attempting to change the motivation or dogma of the human race, allow the situation to happen and just sit tight.
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  Stonehenge: Photo here:

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