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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.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (36) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Sicilian (24) 
    B44 B31 B50 B97 B32
 King's Indian Attack (15) 
    A07 A08
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C92 C77 C80 C73 C68
 English (13) 
    A15 A13 A14 A11
 King's Indian (11) 
    E67 E62 E63 E66 E92
With the Black pieces:
 English (59) 
    A10 A15 A14 A11 A13
 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 E14 E19
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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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(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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Kengis vs Kasparov ½-½54 1973 Vilnius LTUB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
2. Gipslis vs E Kengis  1-031 1974 USSRB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. Kasparov vs E Kengis ½-½27 1975 BakuB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. A Vitolinsh vs E Kengis  1-035 1975 LAT-chB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Kasparov vs E Kengis 1-023 1977 RigaA47 Queen's Indian
6. Z Gofshtein vs E Kengis  1-031 1978 USSRC11 French
7. E Kengis vs E Domuls  1-038 1979 Baltic republics-chB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. G Timoshchenko vs E Kengis  ½-½34 1979 URS SpartakiadB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
9. F Sideif-Sade vs E Kengis 1-041 1979 MoscowB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. Yurtaev vs E Kengis  ½-½19 1980 Chj-URSB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
11. E Kengis vs E Vladimirov  1-018 1980 URS-ch U26C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
12. Dolmatov vs E Kengis  1-041 1980 ?B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. E Kengis vs Psakhis  ½-½42 1980 RigaA30 English, Symmetrical
14. Chekhov vs E Kengis  1-042 1980 URS-ch U26A10 English
15. E Kengis vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½40 1980 URS-ch U26B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. V Malaniuk vs E Kengis 0-141 1981 ?B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. Dvoirys vs E Kengis  1-038 1981 ?B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. E Kengis vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½27 1981 URSB32 Sicilian
19. E Vladimirov vs E Kengis  1-049 1981 URS-ch YME91 King's Indian
20. Chekhov vs E Kengis  ½-½37 1981 URS SpartakiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. J Ambroz vs E Kengis  ½-½17 1981 RigaB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. E Kengis vs J Klovans  ½-½18 1981 RigaC55 Two Knights Defense
23. J Bielczyk vs E Kengis  0-139 1981 RigaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. Bagirov vs E Kengis  ½-½15 1981 RigaE17 Queen's Indian
25. E Kengis vs Tal  ½-½16 1981 RigaB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
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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).
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  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
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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!
Feb-17-09  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

Feb-17-12  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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