Number of games in database: 993
Years covered: 1951 to 2000
Highest rating achieved in database: 2535
Overall record: +313 -127 =545 (59.4%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Kupreichik vs Gipslis, 1972 0-1
M Kislov vs Gipslis, 1970 0-1
A Zaitsev vs Gipslis, 1969 0-1
Gipslis vs Bronstein, 1958 1-0
Gipslis vs A Sygulski, 1987 1-0
Karpov vs Gipslis, 1972 0-1
Gipslis vs Dinstuhl, 1996 1-0
N Tolstikh vs Gipslis, 1993 1/2-1/2
Gipslis vs Hracek, 1991 1-0
Gipslis vs Razuvaev, 1982 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
USSR Championship (1970)
USSR Championship 1966/67 (1966)
USSR Championship 1961b (1961)
USSR Championship (1963)
USSR Championship (1969)
Sousse Interzonal (1967)
USSR Championship (1958)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
GM Gipslis: 35 Years of Frienship with Chess by Resignation Trap
Nikki Pirc by reurbz
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(born Feb-08-1937, died Apr-13-2000, 63 years old) Latvia
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|Aivars Petrovich Gipslis was born in Riga. In 1955, when still a teenager, he won the Latvian Championship for the first of eight times. He played six times in the Soviet Championship, finishing joint third in the 1966 edition. He became an International Master in 1963 and a grandmaster in 1967, the same year he qualified for the Sousse Interzonal. Also in 1967, he tied for second place in the Alekhine Memorial tournament, ahead of four World Champions (Vasily Smyslov, Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian, Mikhail Tal, and Boris Spassky). A prolific chess journalist, Gipslis was for many years the editor of the Latvian magazine Sahs. He was also a GMC. He died in 2000 in Berlin.|
Wikipedia article: Aivars Gipslis
| page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 993
|1. Tal vs Gipslis
||1-0||24||1951||Tournament||E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad|
|2. Gipslis vs Tal
|| ||½-½||38||1952||Ch Latvia||C49 Four Knights|
|3. K Klasup vs Gipslis
||0-1||14||1953||Tournament||E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation|
|4. Gipslis vs A Novopashin
|| ||1-0||24||1954||URS-chT||C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)|
|5. Tal vs Gipslis
|| ||½-½||59||1954||Riga||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|6. Taimanov vs Gipslis
||0-1||46||1954||Woroschilowgrad||E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|7. Gipslis vs A Batuev
|| ||½-½||12||1954||URS-chT||C01 French, Exchange|
|8. Tal vs Gipslis
|| ||½-½||59||1954||Latvia Championship||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|9. Simagin vs Gipslis
|| ||0-1||43||1954||URS-chT||E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line|
|10. E Terpugov vs Gipslis
|| ||0-1||44||1954||URS-chT||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|11. Gipslis vs Tal
|| ||½-½||22||1954||Riga Championship||B30 Sicilian|
|12. Gipslis vs Goglidze
|| ||½-½||24||1954||URS-chT||C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical|
|13. Gipslis vs K Klasup
|| ||1-0||42||1954||Ch Latvia||D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|14. Gipslis vs A Bannik
||1-0||37||1954||URS-chT||C16 French, Winawer|
|15. Gipslis vs Kholmov
|| ||0-1||27||1955||URS-chT sf||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|16. Korchnoi vs Gipslis
|| ||½-½||28||1955||Ch URS (1/2 final)||E31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line|
|17. Kholmov vs Gipslis
|| ||½-½||44||1955||URS-chT fin||A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation|
|18. Averbakh vs Gipslis
||1-0||36||1955||URS-chT fin||E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3|
|19. Tal vs Gipslis
||1-0||50||1955||Tournament||C15 French, Winawer|
|20. Tal vs Gipslis
||½-½||38||1955||Ch Latvia||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|21. Gipslis vs Koblents
|| ||1-0||24||1955||LAT-ch||B30 Sicilian|
|22. Gipslis vs Tal
|23. Y Neishtadt vs Gipslis
||1-0||23||1955||USSR club Ch||C24 Bishop's Opening|
|24. Gipslis vs M Mukhitdinov
|| ||½-½||57||1955||URS-chT fin||B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation|
|25. Gipslis vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||28||1955||URS-chT fin||B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack|
| page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 993
|Dec-30-04|| ||Benzol: Aivars Gipslis
Born 8th February 1937 in Riga
Died 13th April 2000
Awarded the IM title in 1963 and GM title in 1967
He was Latvian champion in 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1966.
|Feb-08-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Aivars Gipslis|
|Feb-08-07|| ||keypusher: The POTD played lots of wonderful games -- see <Resignation Trap>'s collection at the top of the page.|
Here is one of my favorites: Kupreichik vs Gipslis, 1972
Do all Latvians play chess like this?
|Aug-02-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Pic (book cover): http://www.chessmania.narod.ru/book...
|Sep-05-09|| ||grasser: According to the Boylston Chess Club he died at the board in a Berlin tournament.|
|Oct-29-09|| ||alexmagnus: <grasser> Not exactly. He suffered a heart attack during a league game, died three months later in hospital.|
|Feb-08-10|| ||monrealis: Latvia was not in USSR in 1937.|
|Apr-27-15|| ||zanzibar: IM gets capital treatment, but not GM?
Doesn't seem fair (see bio above).
|Feb-08-16|| ||Yopo: Not an Ordinary Grandmaster
|Feb-08-16|| ||eternaloptimist: <Yopo> Thanks for posting that link! That article is informative & entertaining. I love playing over GM Gipslis' games! He was definitely not an ordinary GM as that article stated. He was a very creative player who excelled in calculating deep combinations. He defeated some strong GMs as can be seen in his "NOTABLE GAMES" section above. He won the Latvian Championship 8 times & he also won games against World Champs like Tal & Karpov!|
|Apr-13-16|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Aivars Gipslis.|
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