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Arvids Taube
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1928 to 1930
Overall record: +0 -8 =0 (0.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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D51 Queen's Gambit Declined (2 games)

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(born Jan-03-1906, died Apr-17-1992, 86 years old) Latvia

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Arvids Taube was a Latvian chessplayer who represented Latvia in the The Hague (1928) and Hamburg (1930) Olympiads. From 1924-1936 he studied economy and law at the University of Latvia. He later changed his name to Arvids Talavs and moved to Germany (1944), Australia (1949), and Canada, where he passed away in 1992.

Wikipedia article: Arvīds Tālavs. Not to be confused with Herbert Taube.

Last updated: 2018-05-03 03:57:23

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Michel vs A Taube  1-0481928OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
2. Kashdan vs A Taube 1-0281928OlympiadB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
3. W F Wertheim vs A Taube  1-0221928OlympiadD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. K Ruben vs A Taube 1-0301928OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. K Makarczyk vs A Taube  1-0301930Hamburg ol (Men)D69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,
6. K Havasi vs A Taube  1-0441930Hamburg ol (Men)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Flohr vs A Taube  1-0371930Hamburg ol (Men)D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Alekhine vs A Taube  1-0261930Hamburg ol (Men)D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
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Jun-16-09  myschkin: . . .

Arvids (Herbert) Taube (born 1904) from Latvia.


* possibly ~ Dr. Herbert Taube

Aug-02-13  RookFile: Inventor of youtube.

Well, maybe not.

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  MissScarlett: Two Taube or not two Taube, that is the question.
May-01-18  Telemus: Virtually a question of Tau-be or not Tau-be!

Paul Krüger commented the game Alekhine vs A Taube, 1930 in the Hamburger Nachrichten, 8 August 1930 and ended with this remark: "Herr Taube (Hamburg), der auch aus Riga stammt, legt Wert darauf, nicht mit dem Taube dieser Partie verwechselt zu werden."(*)

(*)"Herr Taube (Hamburg), also from Riga, insists on not being confused with the Taube of this game."

May-01-18  Telemus: The current date of birth (Jan-27-1904) in the biography is probably that of Herbert Taube, see Herbert Taube (kibitz #1).
May-01-18  Telemus: According to OlimpBase he scored +7, =9, -16 at his two olympiads in 1928 and 1930. And here we have eight of this games, eight times he played Black and eight times he lost.

It seems that at least two draws survived, one against Noteboom. But I did not succeed in finding a primary source. In search for a win (you don't play with Petrovs and others in the same team for no reason!) I was unsuccessful, too. Was he such a modest guy?

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  hemy: Encyclopedia of Latvian Chessplayers, volume 2, page T-12:

Taube, Arvids (Talavs, Arvids).
Under the name of Arvids Taube he represented the Latvian Olympic team in two Olympiads, Haag (1828) and Hamburg (1930). Two of his games are noted in "Latvia Pasaules Saha Olimpiades", Andris Fride and Ainis Auzins, Latvijas Sporta Muzejs, Riga, 1993. The Chessbase 9.0 gives results - The Hague, 1928: =3, =5, -7, but gives only 8 of his lost games. The Latvian Team captain Apsenieks often placed Taube on the first board on the chess team "Daugava".

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  hemy: Arvids Taube (changed his name to Arvids Talavs) - short bio and picture

Arvids Taube was born on January 3, 1906 (Gregorian calendar) in Lazdona village,(, Russian empire (today Latvia).

Arvids passed away on April 17, 1992 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

In 1924 he graduated from the 2nd City Gymnasium in Riga. From 1924 to 1936 Arvidas studied Economics at the Faculty of National Economy and Law of the University of Latvia.

Was a good chess player. As part of the national team of Latvia, he participated in two chess Olympiads (1928-1930).

During WW2 he left Latvia. In 1944 moved to Germany, in 1949 to Australia and later to Canada.

Incoming passenger card - record from Australia national archive:

May-02-18  Telemus: <hemy> Great!
I am still looking for a won game. Found a defeat against Vebers (1925), another against E.Giese (1927, in 12 moves), and then half a dozen of corr games under his new name in Canada in the early 1960s. Among these a win, but his opponent obviously analysed the wrong position. On the other hand I saw a lot of results of very presentable events.
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  hemy: <Telemus> Interesting photo of Latvian team heading to the Olympiad 1928:

(Latvian newspaper "Pēdējā Brīdī", July 21, 1928, p.8)

The text under the picture (on the bottom of the page): "Our team of chess, who left yesterday to the Olympics. From left to right: Apscheneeks (team captain), Strautmans (1st place winner of control tournament), Petrows, Taube."

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  hemy: The Latvian newspaper "Latvis", January 1, 1928, p8:

Taube - Elison, draw.
The game was played on January 23, 1928 in round 14 of Riga chess society winter tournament.

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  hemy: Results of the Riga chess society winter tournament:

1. Elison 11.5/15
2. Taube 11/15
3. Baumann 10.5/15
4. Kohler 9/15
5. Petrov 8.5/15
("Rigasche Rundschau", February 4, 1928, p.13)

"The Latvian Olympic team candidates control tournament starting on June 27, 1928. Each participant has to play 2 games with each other." ("Riga am Sonntag", June 22, 1928, p5.)

"The Olympic control tournament ended with the A.Strautman's victory (7.5/10), leaving behind the rest of the race participants M. Feigin, V. Petrov, and A. Taube have each 5/10, Dr. R. Kerkovius 4.5/10 and A. Melnbard 3/10." ("Latvis", July 13, 1928, p.6)

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  hemy: I found some missing in CG games of Arvids Taube from Olympiads 1928-1930.


[Event "Hamburg ol"]
[Site ""]
[Date "1930.??."]
[Round "11"]
[White "Noteboom Daniel"]
[Black "Taube Arvids"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "-"]
[Classes "0"]
[ECO ""]
[TimeControl ""]
[WhiteElo "-"]
[ICBID "12535715"]
[Source "iChessbase"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Rc1 c6 8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. O-O Nxc3 12. Rxc3 e5 13. Nxe5 Nxe5 14. dxe5= Qxe5 15. f4 Qe4 16. Bb3 Qg6 17. e4 Re8 18. f5 Qf6 19. Rd3 b6 20. Rd6 Qg5 21. Rf3 Ba6 22. f6 Qc5+ 23. Rf2 Bc4 24. Rd4 Bxb3 25. axb3 g6 26. h3 Qe5 27. Qd2= Re6 28. Rf5 Qg3 29. Rf3 Qe5 30. Rf5 Qg3 31. Rd8+ Re8 32. Rxa8 Rxa8 33. Rf3 Qe5 34. Qh6 Qc5+ 35. Kh1 Qf8 36. Qd2 Qd8 37. Qf4 Qf8 38. Rd3 Rd8 39. Qd2 Rxd3 40. Qxd3 Qe8 41. Qd6 Qc8 42. Qe7 a5 43. e5 h6 44. Kg1 c5 45. Kf2 b5 46. Ke3 c4 47. bxc4 Qxc4 48. Qd8+ Kh7 49. Qf8 Qc3+ 50. Ke4 Qc4+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "Hamburg ol (Men)"]
[Site "Hamburg"]
[Date "1930.07.26"]
[Round "16"]
[White "Ribera Arnal, Angel, (Barcelona)"]
[Black "Taube, Arvids, (Latvia)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "-"]
[Classes "0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[TimeControl ""]
[WhiteElo "-"]
[ICBID "12536245"]
[Source "iChessbase"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Qc2 c5 8. dxc5 Nxc5 9. Be2 b6 10. O-O Nfe4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. cxd5 Nxc3 13. Qxc3 exd5 14. Nd4 Be6 15. f3 Rac8 16. Qd2 Rfe8 17. b4 Nb7 18. Ba6 Ra8 19. Bxb7 Qxb7 20. Rfc1= Rac8 21. Rxc8 Rxc8 22. Rd1 a6 23. a3 Qc7 24. Ne2 h6 25. Rc1 Qb7 26. Rxc8+ Qxc8 27. Qc3 Qb7 28. Qd2 Qc8 29. Qc3 Qb7 1/2-1/2

[Event "The Hague ol (Men)"]
[Site "The Hague"]
[Date "1928.07.23"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Taube, Arvids, (Latvia)"]
[Black "Ribera Arnal, Angel, (Barcelona)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "-"]
[Classes "0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[TimeControl ""]
[WhiteElo "-"]
[ICBID "12540067"]
[Source "iChessbase"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Qc2 b6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Bb5 Bb7 10. Qe2 Ne4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. Rc1 c6 13. Ba6 Bxa6 14. Qxa6 Qd6 15. O-O f5 16. Qa4 Rf6 17. Rc2 Rh6 18. h3 Nxc3 19. Rxc3 Qc7 20. Rfc1= Rc8 21. Qb3 Qb7 22. Qc2 Rf6 23. Ne5 Nb8 24. f4 g6 25. b4 b5 26. Rc5 Rd6 27. a4 a6 28. a5 Kg7 29. g4 fxg4 30. hxg4 Kh8 31. Kf2 Kg8 32. Ke2 Kg7 33. f5 Qe7 34. Rf1 g5 35. Rh1 Qf6 36. Kd1 Nd7 37. Nxd7 Rxd7 38. Qh2 h6 39. Qe5 Rd6 40. Rc2 Kf7 41. Rch2 Rh8 42. Kd2 Kg7 43. Rh5 Rh7 44. Kd3 Rh8 45. Ke2 Rh7 46. Kf2 Rh8 47. Kg3 Rh7 48. R5h3 Rh8 49. R3h2 Kf7 50. Kf3 Kg7 51. Kg2 Kf7 52. Kg3 Kg7 53. Rh3 Kf7 54. Rh5 Kg7 1/2-1/2

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  hemy: One more game from Hamburg olympiad.
The following snapshot was taken by me from (with search string "Taube, Arvids"):
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