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Edvins Kengis
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Number of games in database: 490
Years covered: 1973 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2536 (2474 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2590

Overall record: +142 -80 =253 (56.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (39) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Sicilian (33) 
    B44 B50 B31 B32 B89
 King's Indian Attack (16) 
    A07 A08
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C92 C77 C73 C80 C78
 English (14) 
    A13 A15 A14 A11
 King's Indian (13) 
    E67 E62 E63 E66 E92
With the Black pieces:
 English (60) 
    A10 A15 A14 A11 A13
 Sicilian (53) 
    B42 B93 B90 B43 B92
 Alekhine's Defense (36) 
    B04 B03 B02 B05
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A40 E00 A46 D02 A45
 Queen's Indian (21) 
    E15 E12 E17 E19 E13
 Sicilian Kan (20) 
    B42 B43
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kengis vs Kasparov, 1973 1/2-1/2
   L Christiansen vs Kengis, 1992 0-1
   Chekhov vs Kengis, 1991 0-1
   Kengis vs Gufeld, 1983 1-0
   Kengis vs Vladimirov, 1980 1-0
   Sadler vs Kengis, 1997 1/2-1/2
   Kaidanov vs Kengis, 1991 1/2-1/2
   Kengis vs Shabalov, 1985 1-0
   Klovans vs Kengis, 1990 0-1
   M Gurevich vs Kengis, 1984 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Estonian Championship International (2001)
   Sydney Cepacol (1991)
   Jurmala (1985)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   Keres Memorial Open (1998)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   Bundesliga 2000/01 (2000)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)
   EUR-chT (Men) 11th (1997)
   EUR-chT (Men) 13th (2001)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   The ...b6 adventures of Edvins Kengis by SwitchingQuylthulg
   Jurmala 1985 by Tabanus

   🏆 Liepajas Rokade Super
   Kulaots vs Kengis (Aug-05-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-12-1959, 63 years old) Latvia

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Grandmaster (1991) and FIDE Senior Trainer (2015) Edvins Paulsovich Kengis was born in Cesis, Latvia. He is an eight-time Latvian champion.

Wikipedia article: Edvīns Ķeņģis

Last updated: 2021-09-07 16:34:13

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 624  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yurtaev vs Kengis  1-0271973URS-chT JuniorsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Kengis vs Kasparov ½-½541973URS-chT JuniorsB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
3. Gipslis vs Kengis  1-0311974URSB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
4. Kasparov vs Kengis ½-½271975BakuB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. A Vitolinsh vs Kengis 1-0351975LAT-chB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Kasparov vs Kengis 1-0231977URS-ch U20D02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Z Gofshtein vs Kengis  1-0311978URSC11 French
8. Kengis vs Gaidarov  0-1431978Riga CupB33 Sicilian
9. Kengis vs E Domuls  1-0381979Baltic republics-chB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. Gaidarov vs Kengis  0-1331979LAT-chA10 English
11. Timoscenko vs Kengis  ½-½34197914th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. F Sideifzade vs Kengis 1-041197914th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. Kengis vs Vladimirov 1-0181980URS-ch U26C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
14. Chekhov vs Kengis  1-0421980URS-ch U26A10 English
15. Yurtaev vs Kengis  ½-½191980URS-ch U26B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
16. Kengis vs A V Kharitonov  ½-½171980URS-ch U26C42 Petrov Defense
17. Kengis vs Psakhis  ½-½421980URS-ch U26A30 English, Symmetrical
18. Kengis vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½401980URS-ch U26B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. Dolmatov vs Kengis  1-0411980URS Team CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. Kengis vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½271981URSB32 Sicilian
21. V Malaniuk vs Kengis 0-1411981?B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
22. Dvoirys vs Kengis  1-0381981?B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
23. Vladimirov vs Kengis  1-0491981URS-ch YME91 King's Indian
24. Chekhov vs Kengis  ½-½37198115th Soviet Team-ch finalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Bagirov vs Kengis  ½-½151981RigaE17 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 624  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-16-06  Jim Bartle: Has a Kengis victory ever been the game of the day: e.g. Kengis Can!!
Feb-16-06  whatthefat: There was this:
E Kengis vs R Djurhuus, 1991
Feb-16-06  Jim Bartle: Ahh, just proves once again that great minds think alike.
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  tpstar: It went around the first time as "Kengis Kan" = C Kennaugh vs E Kengis, 2003
Feb-16-06  Jim Bartle: Someday, someday I'm going to come up with an original one. I'm still jealous as heck of the guy who came up with "Michael Rohde Boat Ashore."
Apr-12-06  BIDMONFA: Edvins Kengis

KENGIS, Edvins

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday GM Kengis!
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday to Player of the Day!
Feb-17-09  Open Defence: how was he born in both February and Apr ??
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: It's just one of my funny habits. Whenever one of my favorite players makes PoTD I say "happy birthday" in advance because I'll probably forget on their real birthday.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Mind you, I'm not the only one. Indeed I see that as recently as this morning you yourself wished Jan Cervenka a Happy Birthday 364 days in advance.
Feb-17-09  WhiteRook48: 364 days in advance?! almost never happens
Apr-12-09  wordfunph: Trivia: Edvins Kengis and Sigurd Lanka refused to play in international competitions unless the Latvian flag was used at their table in place of the Soviet one.

Happy Birthday GM Kengis!!!

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Oh well, I did notice his real birthday. But I very nearly didn't, so the point is valid.

Happy real birthday, GM Kengis.

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a quick victory by Kengis that is not in the database:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Luxembourg"]
[Date "1991.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Wolff, Stefan"]
[Black "Kengis, Edvins"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 ♘f6 2. e5 ♘d5 3. c4 ♘b6 4. c5 ♘d5 5. ♘c3 c6 6. ♗c4 e6 7. ♘e4 b6 8. ♘d6+ ♗xd6 9. cxd6 O-O 10. ♕h5 ♗a6 11. d3 f6 12. ♘f3 ♘b4 13. exf6 ♕xf6 14. ♗g5 ♕f5 0-1

Soure: Bill Wall, 500 Alekhine Miniatures, Chess Enterprises, 1994

Feb-17-12  Sularus: wow! the mighty tal couldn't beat this guy in four games!
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  Penguincw: Congratz for POTD. :)
Feb-17-12  waustad: Oh well, that pun was too easy. His first name could possibly be used with "Ed Wins" or "Ed Wynn" if somebody sees a way.
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  whiteshark: Belated <Happy Birthday>, GM Kengis. ;)
Apr-12-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Edvins Kengis.
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  ChessHigherCat: Kengis Drawn. Latvia's great export is GMs.
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  OhioChessFan: Got to looking for a loss to use as a pun: Kengis Gone. Saw "Kengis Conned" and "Kengis Kan" along the way. I also randomly picked 2 losses to fit the pun I was seeking, and both games Kengis got his Queen way out of play, and a virtual spectator:

K Aseev vs Kengis, 1997

Pelletier vs Kengis, 2004

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  HeMateMe: 8 times champion of Latvia! More high profile than Victor Von Doom.
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  HeMateMe: Oh wait, that's Latveria I was thinking of

<If yer an innocent country bein' stomped on by some tin-plated despot? Latveria, officially Kingdom of Latveria is a small eastern European country within Europe. Its capital and largest city is Doomstadt. It was ruled by Dr. Victor von Doom aka Doctor Doom . >


Apr-12-21  Ned Merrill: Alekhine Defense players owe him thanks.
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