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Edvins Paulsovich Kengis
Number of games in database: 440
Years covered: 1973 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2545 (2524 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2590
Overall record: +130 -79 =231 (55.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-12-1959, 59 years old) Latvia

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GM (1991) Edvins Paulsovich Kengis was born in Cesis, Latvia. He is an eight-time Latvian champion.

Wikipedia article: Edvīns Ķeņģis

Last updated: 2018-03-06 13:15:57

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 440  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kengis vs Kasparov ½-½541973Vilnius LTUB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
2. Gipslis vs Kengis  1-0311974USSRB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. Kasparov vs Kengis ½-½271975BakuB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. A Vitolinsh vs Kengis  1-0351975LAT-chB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Kasparov vs Kengis 1-0231977RigaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Z Gofshtein vs Kengis  1-0311978USSRC11 French
7. Kengis vs E Domuls  1-0381979Baltic republics-chB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. F Sideif-Sade vs Kengis 1-041197914th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. G Timoshchenko vs Kengis  ½-½34197914th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
10. Kengis vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½401980URS-ch U26B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. Chekhov vs Kengis  1-0421980URS-ch U26A10 English
12. Dolmatov vs Kengis  1-0411980?B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. Yurtaev vs Kengis  ½-½191980Chj-URSB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. Kengis vs E Vladimirov  1-0181980URS-ch U26C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
15. Kengis vs Psakhis  ½-½421980RigaA30 English, Symmetrical
16. V Malaniuk vs Kengis 0-1411981?B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. Dvoirys vs Kengis  1-0381981?B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. Kengis vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½271981URSB32 Sicilian
19. E Vladimirov vs Kengis  1-0491981URS-ch YME91 King's Indian
20. Chekhov vs Kengis  ½-½371981URS SpartakiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Kengis vs Tal  ½-½161981RigaB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
22. Kengis vs Gipslis  ½-½191981RigaC77 Ruy Lopez
23. Ivkov vs Kengis  ½-½151981RigaE12 Queen's Indian
24. Romanishin vs Kengis  ½-½261981RigaE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
25. J Ambroz vs Kengis  ½-½171981RigaB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
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  EmperorAtahualpa: Kengis currently has the second highest FIDE-rating of his country (2531), behind Daniel Fridman (2559).
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  Jim Bartle: Has a Kengis victory ever been the game of the day: e.g. Kengis Can!!
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  whatthefat: There was this:
E Kengis vs R Djurhuus, 1991
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  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
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  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!
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  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
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  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

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  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. ;)
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Edvins Kengis.
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  ChessHigherCat: Kengis Drawn. Latvia's great export is GMs.
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