Tõnu Õim

Tõnu Õim (spelled Tonu Iym in FIDE records), born 16 June 1941 in Raasiku,[1] is an Estonian grandmaster of correspondence chess, most famous for being the first to have won the ICCF World Championship twice, in 1983 and 1999.[2] In 1991 he won the Axelson Memorial.[3] In over-the-board play, he was awarded the Soviet Master title in 1966.[4] He does not hold a FIDE title for over-the-board play; however, his peak FIDE rating of 2410 indicates a player of International Master strength.[5]

Tõnu Õim
CountrySoviet Union
Estonia
Born (1941-06-16) 16 June 1941 (age 79)
Raasiku, Estonia[1]
TitleICCF Grandmaster (1981)
ICCF World Champion1977–1983
1994–1999

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ÕIM, TÕNU". ESBL. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  2. ^ WC14/F, World Championship 14 Final, www.iccf.com
  3. ^ A E AXELSON MEMORIAL, www.schack.se
  4. ^ Anatoly Karpov (editor), Shakhmaty; Entsiklopedichesky Slovar, pp. 503-04, Moscow, 1990
  5. ^ Iym, Tonu at olimpbase.org

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Preceded by
Jørn Sloth
World Correspondence Chess Champion
1977–1983
Succeeded by
Victor Palciauskas
Preceded by
Mikhail Umansky
World Correspondence Chess Champion
1994–1999
Succeeded by
Gert Jan Timmerman