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Estonian chess player Ortvin Sarapu

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Estonian chess player Ortvin Sarapu

An Estonian who arrived in New Zealand in 1950 as a displaced person, Ortvin Sarapu established a place for New Zealand chess in international competitions. Though he had to earn his living in other pursuits, he represented New Zealand at 10 chess Olympiads.

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John Wilson. 'Russians, Ukrainians and Baltic peoples - Ukrainians and Baltic peoples', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 21-Feb-14
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/797/estonian-chess-player-ortvin-sarapu