Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 1969 to 1995
Overall record: +3 -6 =1 (35.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
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(born Mar-25-1915) Latvia (citizen of United States of America)
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|Erik Karklins was born on March 25, 1915 in Riga, Latvia. In his youth, he played in a simultaneous exhibition given by Emanuel Lasker, which today makes him one of the very few living people to have played Lasker. (Melvin Chernev, the son of Irving Chernev, is another.) In 1951, Karklins and his family immigrated to the United States, ultimately settling in Chicago.|
Karklins attained the National Master title in 1984, at the unusually advanced age of 68. At 95, he was by far the oldest player on the United States Chess Federation's August 2010 list of the top 100 players age 65 and up. At age 97, he tied for third in the Expert Section of the 2012 Midwest Class Championships. His son is FIDE Master Andrew Karklins.
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