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Karlis Alexander Ozols
Number of games in database: 67
Years covered: 1936 to 1985
Overall record: +12 -35 =20 (32.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 English (14) 
    A13 A12 A10 A11 A18
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A22 A25
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (14) 
    C10 C16 C07 C15 C17
 French Winawer (6) 
    C16 C15 C17 C18
 French (5) 
    C10 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A40 E00 A46
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   K Salbu vs K Ozols, 1936 0-1
   K Ozols vs P Reid, 1937 1-0

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(born Aug-09-1912, died Mar-23-2001, 88 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality Australia)

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Karlis Ozols was born in Latvia. Awarded the IMC title in 1977, he was joint Australian champion in 1956-57 (=Lazare Suchowolski).

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 67  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Balogh vs K Ozols  1-023 1936 Munich ol (Men)C16 French, Winawer
2. K Salbu vs K Ozols 0-133 1936 Munich ol (Men)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. Fine vs K Ozols  1-032 1937 KemeriE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. K Ozols vs V Petrov  ½-½40 1937 KemeriD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. K Ozols vs G Danielsson  0-132 1937 7th olm finalA13 English
6. K Ozols vs F Apsenieks 0-138 1937 KemeriA30 English, Symmetrical
7. E Steiner vs K Ozols 1-050 1937 KemeriC10 French
8. E E Book vs K Ozols  ½-½29 1937 KemeriC02 French, Advance
9. K Ozols vs V Mikenas 0-156 1937 KemeriA25 English
10. K Ozols vs C Staldi  0-139 1937 7th olm finalE77 King's Indian
11. S Landau vs K Ozols  1-045 1937 KemeriE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
12. K Ozols vs Stahlberg  ½-½39 1937 KemeriA13 English
13. Alekhine vs K Ozols 1-041 1937 KemeriC15 French, Winawer
14. K Ozols vs W Hasenfuss 1-036 1937 KemeriA10 English
15. K Ozols vs T van Scheltinga  0-151 1937 7th olm finalA13 English
16. Keres vs K Ozols 1-042 1937 KemeriC00 French Defense
17. K Ozols vs Reshevsky 0-150 1937 KemeriA25 English
18. K Ozols vs M Defosse  1-030 1937 7th olm finalA22 English
19. K Ozols vs Feigin  0-141 1937 KemeriA13 English
20. Flohr vs K Ozols  1-071 1937 KemeriA13 English
21. K Ozols vs Rellstab  ½-½41 1937 KemeriA12 English with b3
22. K Ozols vs A Vajda  ½-½64 1937 7th olm finalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. K Ozols vs P Reid 1-08 1937 Stockholm olA25 English
24. K Ozols vs T Bergs  ½-½46 1937 KemeriA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
25. Tartakower vs K Ozols  1-044 1937 KemeriA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 67  PGN Download
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Feb-15-05  euripides: <sd> I thought you were accusing me of American chauvinism. Perhaps I misunderstood.
Feb-15-05  square dance: <euripides> you must understand that i went to 'great lengths' to type <;-)> at the end of my post. :-p

so no big deal, but it should be clear that <;-)> does usually indicate some sort of an attempt at humor.

Feb-15-05  Where is my mind: <That is what I'm talking about, vulgar propaganda that too many people buy.>Yes I bought it,documentaries always give the immpresion of Milosovic manipulation. I was using the "democracies"/"non-democracies" method of judement.I found a book review of Diana Johnstone's "Fool's Crusade" I'll read it today.
Feb-15-05  euripides: <sd> I realised there was an attempt at humour. What I didn't realise, reading rather quickly, was that the second sentence was addressed at the Yuglosavs rather than at me. Given that, the smiley wouldn't have made much difference. My misunderstanding. Peace !
Feb-18-05  Where is my mind: This is some interesting information I missed while indulging in vulgar propaganda,<At the Davos summit of neo-liberal chieftains in 1999, Blair berated Belgrade, not for its handling of Kosovo, but for its failure to fully embrace "economic reform". In the bombing campaign that followed, it was state owned companies, rather than military sites, that were targeted. Nato's destruction of only 14 Yugoslav army tanks compares with its bombing of 372 centres of industry, including the Zastava car factory, leaving hundreds of thousands jobless. "Not one foreign or privately owned factory was bombed," wrote Clark. >
Jun-13-05  vonKrolock: "War Crimes" - article and resp. "Chess Note" by Edward Winter on-line here
Jul-16-05  vonKrolock: The link to the Article above, that presents also Ozols in his human and Chess-playing facets, was, it seems, been changed to
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  offramp: Looks like John Demjanjuk might now be deported to the Ukraine.
Aug-09-06  BIDMONFA: Karlis Ozols

OZOLS, Karlis

Aug-09-06  franksp: Some people I regard as war criminals get reelected and are very popular. I suppose an unprovoked invasion is OK as long as it happens to someone else.

Need I mention names?

Nov-18-06  vonKrolock: <franksp> T Bush or D Blair!?
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  technical draw: Osama Bin Laden?
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<Karlis Ozols <Cecil John Seddon Purdy>>

New South Wales v Victoria match, 14 October 1950
Irregular Opening

1 Nf3 d5 2 g3 g6 3 Bg2 Bg7 4 d4 c5 5 dxc5 Na6 6 c4! d4!? 7 c6! Rb8! 8 cxb7 Bxb7 9 Qa4+ Qd7! 10 Qxd7+ Kxd7 11 O-O e5 12 Nbd2 Ne7 13 Nb3 Rhc8 14 Nfd2 Bxg2 15 Kxg2 Nf5 16 Rd1 Ke6 17 Ne4! Rxc4 18 g4! Nd6 19 Nxd6 Kxd6 20 e3 Ke7? 21 exd4 exd4 22 Bf4 Rbc8 23 Re1+ Kf8 24 Rac1 Rxc1 25 Bd6+! Kg8 26 Nxc1 Rd8 27 Ba3 Nc7 28 Nd3 Bf8 29 Bxf8 Kxf8 30 Rc1 Ne6 31 b4 Ke7 32 a4 Rd7 33 f4 Kd6 34 Kf3 f5 35 gxf5 gxf5 36 Ne5! Rc7 37 Rxc7 Nxc7 38 b5 Nd5! 39 Nc6 Kc5 40 Nxa7 d3 41 a5! Nxf4 42 Ke3 Kc4 43 b6 Nd5+ 44 Kd2 Nb4 45 b7 Na6 46 Nc6 f4 47 h4! f3 48 Ne5+ Kb5 49 Nxd3 Kxa5 50 Ke3 Kb6 51 Kxf3 Kxb7 52 Kg4 Kc7 53 Kg5 Kd6 54 Kh6 Ke6 55 Kxh7 Nc7 56 Kg6 Nd5 57 h5 Ne7+ Drawn.

Jan-26-08  Karpova: <Our shame; His haven
Australia's Nazi cover-up

By Michael Kapel & Zandy Alter>

Jul-29-09  myschkin: . . .


"Fingering the SS"

(by Mark Aarons, The Australia/Israel Review, 1997)

May-09-11  SvetlanaBabe: I saw him play at the end of his career at the Melbourne Chess Club at 483 Elizabeth St in the late 1970's. he was still more than competitiveagainst a new generation of budding IMs and GMs who felt very lucky to even draw against him! He was a top player.
RIP Mr Ozols. Keep playing that Leningrad Dutch!
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  offramp: < SvetlanaBabe: I saw him play at the end of his career at the Melbourne Chess Club...>

How tall was he?

Dec-13-13  SvetlanaBabe: Do you think on a chess site people want to know how tall Mr Ozols was? LOL!
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  perfidious: If Ozols had been a gnome, some should surely have been concerned over this-although it surely does not matter!
Nov-26-14  ljfyffe: Member of Australian team that finished fifth in the CC Olympiad VI (1969-1972) Final.
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  MissScarlett: <How tall was he?>

Good question! It seems from photos that he could have been up to 8 feet tall.

Jul-10-15  zanzibar:

Can you spot the 8' tall man in this picture?

Jul-12-15  jerseybob: zanzibar: Reminds me of a "Far Side" cartoon I saw years ago: A gunslinger looking into a saloon says "I'm lookin' for the the one they call Horseface". And sitting at a table, playing cards, there he was.
Jul-12-15  zanzibar: Recent sightings of the guy:

Wonder if he's got a <CG> account yet?

BTW- here's a couple of my favorite Far Sides:

Jul-13-15  jerseybob: zanzibar: Good stuff!
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