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Aivars Gipslis
Number of games in database: 996
Years covered: 1951 to 2000
Highest rating achieved in database: 2535
Overall record: +313 -129 =546 (59.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      8 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (209) 
    B90 B30 B40 B56 B81
 Ruy Lopez (97) 
    C84 C69 C64 C77 C67
 French Defense (71) 
    C01 C15 C07 C09 C11
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (40) 
    C84 C85 C96 C95 C93
 Sicilian Najdorf (36) 
    B90 B94 B92 B98 B97
 Caro-Kann (28) 
    B14 B17 B13 B18 B19
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (64) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Nimzo Indian (60) 
    E55 E39 E38 E46 E48
 Sicilian (59) 
    B43 B42 B28 B47 B48
 Bogo Indian (36) 
    E11
 English, 1 c4 c5 (34) 
    A30 A37 A36 A34 A32
 Sicilian Kan (27) 
    B43 B42 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kupreichik vs Gipslis, 1972 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 Hracek, 1991 1-0
   M Kislov vs Gipslis, 1970 0-1
   Gipslis vs Razuvaev, 1982 1-0
   I Raicevic vs Gipslis, 1975 0-1
   Gipslis vs Dinstuhl, 1996 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1966/67 (1966)
   Moscow (1967)
   USSR Championship (1970)
   USSR Championship (1963)
   USSR Championship 1961b (1961)
   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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AIVARS GIPSLIS
(born Feb-08-1937, died Apr-13-2000, 63 years old) Latvia

[what is this?]
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 996  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Tal vs Gipslis 1-024 1951 TournamentE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
2. Gipslis vs Tal  ½-½38 1952 Ch LatviaC49 Four Knights
3. K Klasup vs Gipslis 0-114 1953 TournamentE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
4. Gipslis vs Goglidze  ½-½24 1954 URS-chTC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
5. Gipslis vs Tal  ½-½22 1954 Riga ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
6. Gipslis vs Bannik  1-037 1954 URS-chTC16 French, Winawer
7. Gipslis vs Novopashin  1-024 1954 URS-chTC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
8. Gipslis vs K Klasup  1-042 1954 Ch LatviaD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
9. Simagin vs Gipslis  0-143 1954 URS-chTE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
10. Gipslis vs A Batuev  ½-½12 1954 URS-chTC01 French, Exchange
11. Tal vs Gipslis  ½-½59 1954 RigaA34 English, Symmetrical
12. Taimanov vs Gipslis 0-146 1954 WoroschilowgradE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
13. Tal vs Gipslis  ½-½59 1954 Latvia ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
14. E Terpugov vs Gipslis  0-144 1954 URS-chTD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Gipslis vs Koblents  1-024 1955 LAT-chB30 Sicilian
16. Tal vs Gipslis ½-½38 1955 Ch LatviaD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
17. Gipslis vs Tal 0-157 1955 TournamentB30 Sicilian
18. I Nei vs Gipslis  1-030 1955 URS-ch sfA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
19. Y Neishtadt vs Gipslis 1-023 1955 USSR club ChC24 Bishop's Opening
20. Gipslis vs Kholmov  0-127 1955 URS-chT sfC78 Ruy Lopez
21. Gipslis vs Boleslavsky  ½-½28 1955 URS-chT finB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
22. Gipslis vs M Mukhitdinov  ½-½57 1955 URS-chT finB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
23. Korchnoi vs Gipslis  ½-½28 1955 Ch URS (1/2 final)E31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
24. Kholmov vs Gipslis  ½-½44 1955 URS-chT finA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
25. Boleslavsky vs Gipslis  ½-½26 1955 URS-ch sfA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 996  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-30-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

GIPSLIS, Aivar
http://www.bidmonfa.com/gipslis_aiv...
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Feb-08-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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...

Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aivars...

Sep-05-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  grasser: According to the Boylston Chess Club he died at the board in a Berlin tournament.
Oct-29-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
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