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Viktors Rosenbergs
Number of games in database: 11
Years covered: 1922 to 1940
Overall record: +4 -7 =0 (36.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Viktors Rosenbergs was a Latvian chess player who is notable for two reasons. First, he was the first serious chess teacher of Vladimir Petrov. In 1922 Vladimirs Petrovs challenged Rosenbergs to a blitz match of 100 games. Rosenbergs established a large lead, but Petrovs learned quickly and narrowly won the match.1

Second, in September 1935 Rosenbergs earned a modicum of fame by defeating Alexander Alekhine in a simultaneous exhibition game in Riga. Rosenbergs received a 15 lats prize, which was rather a large sum at that time. Rosenbergs was one of 15 Riga chessplayers to defeat Alekhine during this exhibition.2

Vladimirs Petrovs, who supervised the event, generously said "Our players played very well, but it is clear that Alekhine had insufficient rest after the Warsaw Olympics."1 Alekhine was equally generous in his comments about his Rigan opponents: "This is the first simultaneous in my life where I have scored below 50%. True, I felt somewhat tired after Warsaw, but the Riga players are due for recognition... I can say that Moscow and St. Petersburg now have been joined by another city where the chess standards are exceptionally high."1


1. Andris Fride, "Vladimirs Petrovs, a Chessplayer's Story: From Greatness to the Gulags" (Caissa Editions, 2004), pp. 10-11

2.Val Zemitis, "Encyclopedia of Latvian Chessplayers Volume II: 1900-2000 L-Z" (Old Amber Publishing Company, Davis CA, 2009), p.55

Last updated: 2021-08-23 10:44:13

 page 1 of 1; 11 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Rosenbergs vs Petrov 1-0151922Blitz MatchB10 Caro-Kann
2. V Rosenbergs vs T Bergs 0-13719345th Latvian congressB03 Alekhine's Defense
3. W Hasenfuss vs V Rosenbergs  1-02919345th Latvian congressC29 Vienna Gambit
4. Alekhine vs V Rosenbergs 0-1221935Simul, 40bD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Z Solmanis vs V Rosenbergs 1-02819376th Lat. congress grp.1D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. V Rosenbergs vs T Bergs  0-1461938Riga championship group 2B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
7. V Rosenbergs vs L Dreibergs  0-1131938Riga championship group 2B40 Sicilian
8. Koblents vs V Rosenbergs  0-1421938Riga championship group 2A15 English
9. V Kalde vs V Rosenbergs  1-0311938Match 2nd Riga - Tallinn Chess clubsD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. V Rosenbergs vs V Mezgailis  0-1321939Christmas Qualifying TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
11. L Braschinsky vs V Rosenbergs  0-1241940Match Estonia - LatviaD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
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Oct-29-19  Parachessus: This guy has a very sibilant name. I think I will add an "s" to the end of my first and last names.
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