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Edvins 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: +127 -74 =224 (56.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Reti System (36) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Sicilian (24) 
    B44 B50 B31 B97 B93
 King's Indian Attack (15) 
    A07 A08
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C73 C77 C80 C92 C68
 English (13) 
    A15 A13 A14 A11
 King's Indian (11) 
    E67 E62 E63 E92 E66
With the Black pieces:
 English (59) 
    A10 A15 A14 A13 A11
 Sicilian (54) 
    B42 B93 B90 B43 B40
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    A40 E00 A46 A45
 Alekhine's Defense (32) 
    B04 B03 B02 B05
 Sicilian Kan (20) 
    B42 B43
 Queen's Indian (18) 
    E15 E12 E17 E13 E14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Kengis vs Kasparov, 1973 1/2-1/2
   L Christiansen vs E Kengis, 1992 0-1
   Sadler vs E Kengis, 1997 1/2-1/2
   E Kengis vs Gufeld, 1983 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   The ...b6 adventures of Edvins Kengis by SwitchingQuylthulg

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EDVINS KENGIS
(born Apr-12-1959, 58 years old) Latvia

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

Wikipedia article: Edvīns Ķeņģis


 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 440  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Kengis vs Kasparov ½-½541973Vilnius LTUB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
2. Gipslis vs E Kengis  1-0311974USSRB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. A Vitolinsh vs E Kengis  1-0351975LAT-chB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Kasparov vs E Kengis ½-½271975BakuB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. Kasparov vs E Kengis 1-0231977RigaA47 Queen's Indian
6. Z Gofshtein vs E Kengis  1-0311978USSRC11 French
7. E Kengis vs E Domuls  1-0381979Baltic republics-chB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. G Timoshchenko vs E Kengis  ½-½341979URS SpartakiadB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
9. F Sideif-Sade vs E Kengis 1-0411979MoscowB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. Dolmatov vs E Kengis  1-0411980?B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. Yurtaev vs E Kengis  ½-½191980Chj-URSB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. E Kengis vs E Vladimirov  1-0181980URS-ch U26C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
13. E Kengis vs Psakhis  ½-½421980RigaA30 English, Symmetrical
14. E Kengis vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½401980URS-ch U26B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Chekhov vs E Kengis  1-0421980URS-ch U26A10 English
16. E Kengis vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½271981URSB32 Sicilian
17. E Vladimirov vs E Kengis  1-0491981URS-ch YME91 King's Indian
18. V Malaniuk vs E Kengis 0-1411981?B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. Dvoirys vs E Kengis  1-0381981?B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. Chekhov vs E Kengis  ½-½371981URS SpartakiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. J Bielczyk vs E Kengis  0-1391981RigaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
22. Bagirov vs E Kengis  ½-½151981RigaE17 Queen's Indian
23. Tseshkovsky vs E Kengis  1-0601981RigaB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. E Kengis vs J Klovans  ½-½181981RigaC55 Two Knights Defense
25. E Kengis vs Adorjan  ½-½141981RigaC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 440  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-09-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Kengis currently has the second highest FIDE-rating of his country (2531), behind Daniel Fridman (2559).
Feb-16-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: Has a Kengis victory ever been the game of the day: e.g. Kengis Can!!
Feb-16-06  whatthefat: There was this:
E Kengis vs R Djurhuus, 1991
Feb-16-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: Ahh, just proves once again that great minds think alike.
Feb-16-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: It went around the first time as "Kengis Kan" = C Kennaugh vs E Kengis, 2003
Feb-16-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
http://www.bidmonfa.com/kengis_edvi...
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Apr-12-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday GM Kengis!
Feb-17-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday to Player of the Day!
Feb-17-09  Open Defence: how was he born in both February and Apr ??
Feb-17-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Feb-17-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Apr-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!!!

Apr-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Apr-24-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Feb-17-12  Sularus: wow! the mighty tal couldn't beat this guy in four games!
Feb-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
May-25-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Belated <Happy Birthday>, GM Kengis. ;)
Apr-12-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Edvins Kengis.
Jul-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: Kengis Drawn. Latvia's great export is GMs.
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