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Toms Kantans
  
Number of games in database: 290
Years covered: 2008 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2529 (2510 rapid, 2432 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2541

Overall record: +69 -71 =47 (49.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 103 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (49) 
    B51 B94 B22 B96 B45
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C67 C91 C72 C95 C86
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B94 B96 B97 B90 B98
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B12 B13 B11 B14 B10
 French Defense (13) 
    C00 C07 C13 C09 C03
 English (9) 
    A15 A10 A13 A16 A18
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (44) 
    B29 B90 B54 B47 B51
 Grunfeld (29) 
    D80 D90 D91 D85 D97
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B90 B92 B94 B91
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A45 D02 A46 E10
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A38 A39 A31 A34
 King's Indian (7) 
    E60 E77 E97 E63 E81
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Kantans vs S Prasannaa, 2014 1-0
   T Kantans vs Z Mammadov, 2013 1/2-1/2
   T Kantans vs M Richter, 2017 1-0
   A Moskalenko vs T Kantans, 2017 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Groningen Chess Festival (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   European Team Championship (2015)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   Abdullah Mohammed Muhseen vs T Kantans (Oct-02-18) 0-1
   T Kantans vs P Jodorcovsky Werjivker (Oct-01-18) 1-0
   T Kantans vs S Beukema (Sep-30-18) 0-1
   Ahmad Al Khatib vs T Kantans (Sep-28-18) 0-1
   A Hesham vs T Kantans (Sep-27-18) 0-1

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TOMS KANTANS
(born Jan-16-1994, 25 years old) Latvia

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He became a FIDE Master in 2010 and an IM in 2014. Grandmaster in 2017.

Last updated: 2018-12-23 08:35:04

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 290  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. X Chua vs T Kantans  0-1302008Open 14-wyccA13 English
2. T Kantans vs D Swiercz  0-1442008Open 14-wyccA15 English
3. T Kantans vs J Moussard  0-1232008Open 14-wyccA09 Reti Opening
4. T Kantans vs I Caspi  ½-½102009Groningen Chess FestivalD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
5. A Deviatkin vs T Kantans  ½-½572009Groningen Chess FestivalE10 Queen's Pawn Game
6. T Kantans vs S Ernst  0-1362009Groningen Chess FestivalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. L Cako vs T Kantans  0-1322009Groningen Chess FestivalB01 Scandinavian
8. T Kantans vs M Berkovich  1-0572009Groningen Chess FestivalA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
9. T Burg vs T Kantans  0-1742009Groningen Chess FestivalB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
10. T Kantans vs M Hoffmann  0-1282009Groningen Chess FestivalE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. H Poetsch vs T Kantans  1-0212009Groningen Chess FestivalC00 French Defense
12. T Kantans vs P G Genov  1-0252009Groningen Chess FestivalA10 English
13. A Molina vs T Kantans  1-0312010GibraltarA10 English
14. T Kantans vs A Bryn  1-0272010GibraltarA04 Reti Opening
15. S Lochte vs T Kantans  0-1202010GibraltarB01 Scandinavian
16. T Kantans vs R Valhondo Morales  1-0302010GibraltarA16 English
17. T Kantans vs N Guliyev  0-1302010GibraltarB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. A Dasaolu vs T Kantans  0-1422010GibraltarA04 Reti Opening
19. T Kantans vs S Shankland  0-1382010GibraltarB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. J Nilsen vs T Kantans  ½-½262010GibraltarB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
21. T Kantans vs E Demac  ½-½432010GibraltarD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. V Gandrud vs T Kantans  ½-½412010GibraltarA57 Benko Gambit
23. T Kantans vs R Hovhannisyan  ½-½452010World Junior ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. A Diamant vs T Kantans  ½-½392010World Junior ChampionshipB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
25. T Kantans vs N Huschenbeth  0-1222010World Junior ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 290  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-01-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Toms Kantans http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?... won today the youth tournament Manhem Open (Gothenburg Sweden),

http://www.ssmanhem.se/aktiviteter/..., congratulations!

May-31-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Picture: http://www.parsportu.lv/f/resources...

He won today a Latvian olympiad qualifier:
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr344..., congratulations!

Jul-14-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in the Latvian championship 28 June - 4 July 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr356...

Aug-10-16  BIDMONFA: Toms Kantans

KANTANS, Toms
http://www.bidmonfa.com/kantans_tom...
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Feb-19-17  Paarhufer: From Robin Swinkels vs Toms Katans, 18 Feb 2017:


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Position after 61.. ♘d5+. Three moves draw, two lose. The losing moves are 62.♔d2 and 62.♔d3. It happened 62.♔d3? ♘e7 ◻ 63.♔e3 f5 ◻ 64. g4.


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64.. f4+?. Why not 64.. fxg4 and in at least two moves the Black king invades on f4. After the text, White has - despite of Black's protected passed pawn - a nice fortress!

22 moves later the position was (White to move):


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White was living by increment, but 86.♗h5? looks wrong and is wrong! 86.♔f3 is okay. After the text Black found 87.. ♔c3! and now 88.♔f3 could be answered by 88.. ♘c4!. White tried 88.♔e1, but the fortress was broken. Still interesting.

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