Number of games in database: 1,135
Years covered: 1951 to 2000
Highest rating achieved in database: 2535
Overall record: +362 -140 =625 (59.8%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Kupreichik vs Gipslis, 1972 0-1
M Kislov vs Gipslis, 1970 0-1
A Zaitsev vs Gipslis, 1969 0-1
Gipslis vs H Schulze, 1995 1-0
Gipslis vs I Bilek, 1967 1-0
Gipslis vs A Sygulski, 1987 1-0
Gipslis vs Bronstein, 1958 1-0
Karpov vs Gipslis, 1972 0-1
F Sideifzade vs Gipslis, 1983 0-1
Gipslis vs Averbakh, 1958 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Asztalos Memorial (1964)
Budapest Tungsram (1977)
Keres Memorial (1977)
Keres Memorial 3rd (1981)
USSR Championship 1966/67 (1966)
USSR Championship (1970)
USSR Championship 1961b (1961)
USSR Championship (1963)
Staufer Open (1996)
Staufer Open (1995)
2nd Soviet Team Cup (1954)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
GM Gipslis: 35 Years of Frienship with Chess by Resignation Trap
Tallinn 1977 by Chessdreamer
Tallinn 1981 by Chessdreamer
Tallinn 1969 by Chessdreamer
Jurmala 1985 by Tabanus
Nikki Pirc by reurbz
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(born Feb-08-1937, died Apr-13-2000, 63 years old) Latvia
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|Aivars Petrovich Gipslis was born in Riga. In 1955, when still a teenager, he won the Latvian Championship for the first of eight times. He played six times in the Soviet Championship, finishing joint third in the 1966 edition. He became an International Master in 1963 and a grandmaster in 1967, the same year he qualified for the Sousse Interzonal. Also in 1967, he tied for second place in the Alekhine Memorial tournament, ahead of four World Champions (Vasily Smyslov, Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian, Mikhail Tal, and Boris Spassky). A prolific chess journalist, Gipslis was for many years the editor of the Latvian magazine Sahs. He was also a GMC. He died in 2000 in Berlin.|
Wikipedia article: Aivars Gipslis
| page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,176
|1. Tal vs Gipslis
||1-0||24||1951||Riga||E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad|
|2. M Pasman vs Gipslis
|| ||½-½||41||1952||LAT-ch||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|3. Gipslis vs Tal
||½-½||38||1952||LAT-ch||C49 Four Knights|
|4. Gipslis vs J Mileika
|| ||1-0||19||1953||Latvian Championship||E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3|
|5. I Zilber vs Gipslis
|| ||0-1||27||1954||Latvian Championship||A13 English|
|6. Gipslis vs K Klasup
|| ||1-0||42||1954||Latvian Championship||D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|7. J Mileika vs Gipslis
|| ||½-½||26||1954||Latvian Championship||A17 English|
|8. Gipslis vs M Pasman
|| ||0-1||42||1954||Latvian Championship||B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation|
|9. Gipslis vs Tal
|| ||½-½||22||1954||Riga Championship||B30 Sicilian|
|10. Tal vs Gipslis
||½-½||59||1954||Latvian Championship||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|11. E Terpugov vs Gipslis
|| ||0-1||44||1954||2nd Soviet Team Cup||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|12. Simagin vs Gipslis
|| ||0-1||43||1954||2nd Soviet Team Cup||E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line|
|13. Gipslis vs A Novopashin
|| ||1-0||24||1954||2nd Soviet Team Cup||C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)|
|14. Gipslis vs V Goglidze
|| ||½-½||24||1954||2nd Soviet Team Cup||C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical|
|15. Gipslis vs A Bannik
||1-0||37||1954||2nd Soviet Team Cup||C16 French, Winawer|
|16. Gipslis vs A Batuev
|| ||½-½||12||1954||2nd Soviet Team Cup||C01 French, Exchange|
|17. Korchnoi vs Gipslis
|| ||½-½||28||1955||URS-ch sf||E31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line|
|18. Tal vs Gipslis
||½-½||38||1955||LAT-ch||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|19. Kasparian vs Gipslis
|| ||1-0||26||1955||4th Soviet Team-ch final||C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense|
|20. Tal vs Gipslis
||1-0||50||1955||URS-ch sf||C15 French, Winawer|
|21. Gipslis vs Koblents
|| ||1-0||24||1955||Latvian championship||B30 Sicilian|
|22. Gipslis vs Tal
||0-1||57||1955||URS-ch qf||B30 Sicilian|
|23. Gipslis vs R Renter
|| ||1-0||35||1955||URS-ch qf||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|24. I Nei vs Gipslis
|| ||1-0||30||1955||URS-ch qf||A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation|
|25. Y Neishtadt vs Gipslis
||1-0||23||1955||LAT-RSFSR||C24 Bishop's Opening|
| page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,176
|Dec-30-04|| ||Benzol: Aivars Gipslis
Born 8th February 1937 in Riga
Died 13th April 2000
Awarded the IM title in 1963 and GM title in 1967
He was Latvian champion in 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1966.
|Feb-08-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Aivars Gipslis|
|Feb-08-07|| ||keypusher: The POTD played lots of wonderful games -- see <Resignation Trap>'s collection at the top of the page.|
Here is one of my favorites: Kupreichik vs Gipslis, 1972
Do all Latvians play chess like this?
|Aug-02-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Pic (book cover): http://www.chessmania.narod.ru/book...
|Sep-05-09|| ||grasser: According to the Boylston Chess Club he died at the board in a Berlin tournament.|
|Oct-29-09|| ||alexmagnus: <grasser> Not exactly. He suffered a heart attack during a league game, died three months later in hospital.|
|Feb-08-10|| ||monrealis: Latvia was not in USSR in 1937.|
|Apr-27-15|| ||zanzibar: IM gets capital treatment, but not GM?
Doesn't seem fair (see bio above).
|Feb-08-16|| ||Yopo: Not an Ordinary Grandmaster
|Feb-08-16|| ||eternaloptimist: <Yopo> Thanks for posting that link! That article is informative & entertaining. I love playing over GM Gipslis' games! He was definitely not an ordinary GM as that article stated. He was a very creative player who excelled in calculating deep combinations. He defeated some strong GMs as can be seen in his "NOTABLE GAMES" section above. He won the Latvian Championship 8 times & he also won games against World Champs like Tal & Karpov!|
|Apr-13-16|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Aivars Gipslis.|
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