Osmo Kaila

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Osmo Kaila.

Osmo Ilmari Kaila (11 May 1916 – 3 June 1991) was a Finnish chess master and chess problemist.

Born in Helsinki, he was twice Finnish Champion (1939, 1954) and thrice Sub-Champion (1947, 1951, 1952).[1]

Kaila took 3rd, behind Gideon Ståhlberg and Erik Lundin, at Oslo 1939 (The 20th Nordic Chess Championship), and won at Copenhagen 1946 (The 21st Nordic Championship).[2] In 1947, he tied for 7–8th in Helsinki (zonal, Eero Böök and Gösta Stoltz won).[3]

He represented Finland in Chess Olympiads:

Awarded the IM title in 1952.