|Dec-28-04|| ||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, Tautvaias, 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).
|Feb-08-08|| ||whiteshark: Lucius Endzelins participated also at <2nd CC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL> and finished 2nd/3rd place with 10.5/14 points. (Winner: Viacheslav Ragozin )|
|Oct-03-08|| ||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
|May-21-10|| ||Eastfrisian: Bidmonfa, where is your picture ?|
|Nov-27-12|| ||Morphischer: A pic http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&...|