Entry 117 in Tim Krabbe’s Diary shows a case of fatal automatism.

[Title "Ojanen - Ridala, Helsinki 1959 "]
[FEN "R7/P4k2/8/8/7K/8/r7/8 w - - 0 1"]

1. Rh8 Rh2+

In the game Ojanen-Ridala, Helsinki 1959, White saw a routine win, which was a loss in the concrete case.

Does anyone know of the complete game?

  • To save others the trouble, it's not in ChessBase's Mega Database. – dfan Apr 11 '15 at 2:08
  • It's not either in the millionbase. But you find Ridala-Ojanen, Helsinki 1959 there. So close! – lodebari Oct 1 '15 at 20:56

I am unable to find the complete game, therefore must conclude that it is no longer available. These are the methods I used:

  • Searching the Chessmaster and Fritz for Fun databases yields no results. Referencing the comments by @dfan and @Iodebari, the complete game is not in Chessbase's Mega Database or in MillionBase
  • Google doesn't return it
  • I've emailed Tim Krabbe, the author of the site linked to in the question, but have received no response
  • The game is not in any books that I have in my (admittedly limited) chess library. E.g. the game does not feature in Mastering Chess Strategy by Johan Hellsten

PS. A note about topicality:

On meta I've asked a question about how to answer questions where I don't believe there is an answer. If you feel that this should have been a comment instead of an answer, please feed back on the meta question What do we do with questions that I don't think there is an answer to?

Additionally, if you have an answer to the question, I would love to see it. My own research methods are limited and I don't mind being proven wrong if someone can find the complete game.

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