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GM Oleg M Romanishin

Oleg M Romanishin
Romanishin in 1978. Photo: Koen Suyk/Dutch National Archives, CC.
Full name
Oleg M Romanishin
Born
Jan 10, 1952 (age 70)‎
Place of birth
Lviv, Ukraine
Federation
Ukraine
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Oleg Romanishin is a Ukrainian grandmaster. An aggressive player with rather few draws, he earned the title in 1976. At Leningrad 1977 in a field of 18 players, Romanishin won on the tiebreaker over GM Mikhail Tal, a half-point ahead of GM Vasily Smyslov and 1.5 ahead of GM Anatoly Karpov.

Romanishin was still competing in over-the-board tournaments as recently as 2019. Several opening variations are named for him, most notably 4.g3 in the Nimzo-Indian Defense, the Kasparov-Romanishin Variation.

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