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Lucius Endzelins
Number of games in database: 85
Years covered: 1936 to 1982
Overall record: +35 -23 =27 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-21-1909, died Oct-27-1981, 72 years old) Estonia (federation/nationality Australia)

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Lucius Endzelins was born in Tartu, Estonia. Awarded the GMC title in 1959, he was Australian champion in 1960. Finishing behind Viacheslav Ragozin, he tied with Lothar M Schmid in the 2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship (1956) for share of 2nd-3rd place before tiebreaks. He passed away in Adelaide in 1981.

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 85  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Vukovic vs L Endzelins  1-0331936Munich OlympiadE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
2. L Endzelins vs H Max  1-0371936Munich OlympiadA13 English
3. L Endzelins vs N Chernov  1-0251936Munich OlympiadA15 English
4. Trompowsky vs L Endzelins 1-0241936Munich OlympiadA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. L Endzelins vs F Zita  0-1441936Munich OlympiadA25 English
6. L Endzelins vs G Wheatcroft 1-02019377th olm finalA14 English
7. L Endzelins vs S Petursson  1-03319377th olm finalA21 English
8. I Pleci vs L Endzelins  1-03919377th olm finalE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. E Reinhardt vs L Endzelins  0-1481939Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BC12 French, McCutcheon
10. L Endzelins vs E Reed Valenzuela  1-0531939Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BA15 English
11. L Endzelins vs M Kantardzhiev  1-0401939Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BA22 English
12. L Endzelins vs A Olivera  1-0681939Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BA13 English
13. I Pleci vs L Endzelins 1-0211939Buenos Aires ol (Men) f-AC07 French, Tarrasch
14. C de Ronde vs L Endzelins  1-0251939Buenos Aires ol (Men) f-AA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
15. M Riedmiller vs L Endzelins 1-0181946Augsburg 1stD97 Grunfeld, Russian
16. L Endzelins vs L Skema  0-1611946Augsburg 1stC03 French, Tarrasch
17. A Krumins vs L Endzelins  0-1601946Augsburg 1stB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
18. L Endzelins vs Unzicker  ½-½201946Augsburg 1stD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. L Endzelins vs R Palme  1-0311946Augsburg 1stD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
20. R Arlauskas vs L Endzelins  0-1471946Augsburg 1stB10 Caro-Kann
21. P Troeger vs L Endzelins  1-0301946Augsburg 1stA16 English
22. E Zemgalis vs L Endzelins  ½-½271946Augsburg 1stC07 French, Tarrasch
23. J Huber vs L Endzelins  ½-½571946Augsburg 1stC12 French, McCutcheon
24. L Endzelins vs A Rankis  ½-½251946Augsburg 1stC49 Four Knights
25. L Endzelins vs P Tautvaisas  ½-½231946Augsburg 1stD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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  Benzol: Lucius Endzelins
Born 21st May 1909 in Tartu
Died 27th October 1981 in Adelaide
A CGM in 1959 he also won the Australian championship in 1960.
Aug-21-06  Mibelz: He played for Latvia at Chess Olympiads : Munich 1936 (unofficial), Stockholm 1937, and Buenos Aires 1939.

At the end of WW II, Endzelins, along with many other Baltic players (Arlauskas, Dreibergs, Jursevskis, Mednis, Ozols, Sarapu, Tautvaišas, Vaitonis, Zemgalis, etc.), escaped to West just before the advancing the Soviet forces arrived, to avoid deportation to Siberia or any other persecutions the Soviet occupation (e.g., those of Vladimirs Petrovs).

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  whiteshark: Lucius Endzelins participated also at <2nd CC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL> and finished 2nd/3rd place with 10.5/14 points. (Winner: Viacheslav Ragozin )


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  GrahamClayton: Endzelins learned to play chess in Riga in 1924. He competed in several Latvian championships in the early 1930's, and finished =1st at Vainode in 1943. Endzelins finished 2nd behind Romanas Arlauskas in the Baltic Displaced Persons championship at Blomberg in 1945, and 4th in the 1946 Augsberg tournament. In 1947 he won the Hanau 1947 tournament with a score of 12.5/16, followed by victory in the Herman Mattison memorial tournament with a score of 11/15. In 1948 Endzelins finished =1st with Karlis Ozols in the 1948 Latvian Displaced Persons Championship, but lost the play-off. Endzelins emigrated to Australia in October 1949. He won the 1950 South Australian state championship with a score of 7.5/9, and then finished =3rd in the 1951 Australian Championship in Brisbane with a score of 10/15.

Endzelins finished 3rd in the 1960 Australian Championship at Adelaide with a score of 9.5/15, but was awarded the title of Australian Champion as both Yuri Averbakh and his compatriot Vladimir Bagirov played "hors concours". Averbakh finished 1st with a score of 14/15, while Bagirov finished second with a score of 12/15.

From the early 1950's Endzelins then began to play more correspondence chess than OTB chess. He finished =3rd in the 3rd Australian CC Championship (1950-53), with a score of 8.5/12, and was chosen to compete in the 2nd ICCF World Championship final, after Koshnitsky, Arlauskas and Klass declined their invitations.

After Endzelins passed away in 1981, the Correspondence Chess League of Australia organised a memorial tournament in his honour in 1984. The tournament was won by fellow Australian CC player Max Salm.

Anthony Wright "Australian Chess - 1949 to 1960", Melbourne 2004 ICCF "ICCF Gold - 50th Jubilee Celebration", ICCF, 2002

Jul-29-09  myschkin: . . .

aka Lūcijs Endzelīns


~ Endzelins

May-21-10  Eastfrisian: Bidmonfa, where is your picture ?
Nov-27-12  Morphischer: A pic
Dec-04-14  ljfyffe: Endzelins was a member of the Australian team that finished 7th in the CC Olympiad III Final (1958-1961).
Jul-26-15  ljfyffe: Endzelins finished 7th with 4 and a half points out of a possible 9 in the World Chess Championship III Final (1959-1962 ).
Jul-26-15  ljfyffe: He finished 7th in the V Final ( 9 points out of possible 16)1965-68.
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