Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 1935 to 1962
Overall record: +3 -2 =1 (58.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
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(born Sep-04-1903, died Aug-05-1972, 68 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality United States of America)
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|Aug-19-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
Originally from Latvia, he evidently came to the United States in the early l950s after having lived for a time in Austria.
In February 1962 Kampars began his magazine Blackmar - Diemer Gambit. It originally appeared as a four page insert in the Latvian magazine, Chess World, and concentrated on the BDG (and closely related openings) almost exclusively. With the January 1964 issue, Kampars began to publish independently of Chess World. At the same time he expanded his magazine to include openings other than the BDG, and renamed it Opening Adventures. From then until failing health forced him to discontinue publication with the May 1967 issue, Kampars insured that this modest little magazine was true to its name. There were indeed delightful adventures in its pages: gambits of all sorts and sizes, and still plenty of BDGs, of course. Although by all accounts a modest man, Kampars nevertheless often published his own games, sometimes annotated by then Senior Master (now Grandmaster) Edmar Mednis.
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