Renjuplayers in the world - 9. Margus Tuvikene

0.Your name, your nationality, your age, male or female.

Margus Tuvikene


21 years old



1.When did you start to play renju and how did you learn it?

I think it was about 10 years ago. Ants Soosõrv teached me.


2.Do you play in a club? In which clubs have you played?

I played in the hobbycenter Kullo in Tallinn.


3.Which are your best results in national and international tournaments

(Usual tournaments and e-mail tournaments). Which is your international rating

for the moment?

We have performed well at team tournaments and my personal best result

is first place in Youth World Championship in Renju in 1996.


4.Which is the best player you have met?

Ando Meritee


5.Can you explain why you enjoy renju?

I don`t have to learn theory and I still can win my sister.

I had an opportunity to travel a lot and I met my girlfriend.


6.Which is your plans for the future as a player?

I will play renju on my free time and I will support Estonian renju team

when it is needed.


7.Please, send me an image of you - if possible a jpg- or gif-file.

My picture is already in renju page. I am Youth World Champion of 1996.


8.If you have anything else interesting to tell that you think that I

should have asked for, please, do it as answer no 8.

I always remember one tournament in Moscow. We were there with Ando. I

played well and was finally sixth. But one game is still on my mind when

I think of funny happenings in tournaments. I was playing with A.Michailov

and he had only about ten minutes left to make his last moves. But I had

about an hour. So I didn`t rush too much. The board was almost full and I

desperately wanted to win. I knew that my only chance is to fool him

somehow. He was a smoker (maybe still is) but he couldn`t smoke in the

playing room. His hands trembled more and more and my chance to win rose.

So when I had about 10 minutes left I made my move or two and he got

fooled. 120 moves were made and I had to show my win but it seemed that nobody

was interested. Finally there was a referee and my job was done. My opponent

ran out and smoked at least three sigarettes. I still laugh at this sometimes.

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