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Normunds Miezis
Number of games in database: 727
Years covered: 1991 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2524 (2544 rapid, 2536 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2596
Overall record: +324 -153 =199 (62.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      51 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 English, 1 c4 e5 (135) 
    A22 A21 A25 A20 A26
 English (109) 
    A16 A13 A10 A18 A19
 French Defense (72) 
    C01 C00
 English, 1 c4 c5 (58) 
    A36 A34
 Caro-Kann (31) 
    B10 B14 B13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (134) 
    B43 B42 B40 B41 B22
 Sicilian Kan (87) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (42) 
    A46 A40 E00 A45 E10
 English, 1 c4 c5 (25) 
    A34 A37 A31 A35 A30
 Modern Benoni (23) 
    A60 A56
 Bogo Indian (22) 
    E11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fedorov vs N Miezis, 2000 0-1
   N Miezis vs R Fontaine, 2006 1-0
   N Miezis vs Navara, 2011 1-0
   N Miezis vs P Varley, 1998 1-0
   A Volodin vs N Miezis, 2011 0-1
   V Gagarin vs N Miezis, 2009 0-1
   E Solozhenkin vs N Miezis, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Paul Keres Memorial (2011)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   European Union Championships (2008)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   European Union Individual Championships (2006)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Reykjavik Open (2008)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   The Snake Benoni by Charles A Ward

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NORMUNDS MIEZIS
(born May-11-1971, 43 years old) Latvia

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Grandmaster. Latvian champion in 1991 and 2006.

Wikipedia article: Normunds Miezis


 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 727  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. N Miezis vs Bagirov 0-123 1991 LatviaC01 French, Exchange
2. T Laux vs N Miezis  ½-½60 1991 Biel MTO opA52 Budapest Gambit
3. N Miezis vs Hort  0-159 1992 BernA26 English
4. N Miezis vs Tseshkovsky  0-141 1992 Moscow3A26 English
5. U Hirth vs N Miezis  1-054 1992 Biel opA00 Uncommon Opening
6. G Timmerman vs N Miezis  1-019 1993 Douai opB42 Sicilian, Kan
7. Kupreichik vs N Miezis  1-026 1994 SchwabischB40 Sicilian
8. N Miezis vs V Tukmakov  0-141 1995 Biel MTO opA22 English
9. N Miezis vs Gipslis  1-045 1995 It (open), IVA22 English
10. Kulaots vs N Miezis  ½-½52 1995 Riga ztB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
11. Barsov vs N Miezis  0-137 1995 NRW-Liga II 9596A60 Benoni Defense
12. N Miezis vs Wojtkiewicz  ½-½8 1995 It IX-X Hamburg (GER) (06)A34 English, Symmetrical
13. Pavasovic vs N Miezis  1-030 1995 Biel MTO opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. V Arbakov vs N Miezis  0-154 1996 Schwabisch Gmund (Germany)A60 Benoni Defense
15. N Miezis vs Balashov  1-059 1996 Schwabisch Gmund (Germany)A36 English
16. M Gurevich vs N Miezis 1-064 1996 Bonn GSKA52 Budapest Gambit
17. N Miezis vs Gulko  0-146 1996 It (open)A21 English
18. I Stohl vs N Miezis  1-031 1997 EU-chT (Men)A60 Benoni Defense
19. M Sinner vs N Miezis 0-120 1997 Boeblingen OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
20. N Miezis vs D Zagorskis  ½-½20 1997 EU-chT (Men)A13 English
21. N Miezis vs Barsov  1-031 1997 Linares Anibal op 4thC01 French, Exchange
22. N Miezis vs R Akesson  ½-½47 1997 EU-chT (Men)A36 English
23. Nijboer vs N Miezis  1-062 1997 EU-chT (Men)B42 Sicilian, Kan
24. N Miezis vs R Pogorelov  0-168 1997 4th Anibal OpenB10 Caro-Kann
25. N Miezis vs G Timmerman  1-037 1997 Dutch OpenA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 727  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-20-06  HolyKnight: Wow all this guy plays is the English as White looks like. That is rare these days.
Apr-23-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Miezis is a specialist in the IQP positions resulting from the 4 c4 French Exchange


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only he arrives at this position from the English move order 1 c4 e6 2 e4 d5 3 exd5 exd5 4 d4. That's why he has so many games listed under A13.

Jun-07-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  ganstaman: I was thinking about the Modern Benoni and the Taimanov Variation, which many seem to agree makes playing the Modern Benoni in its natural move order dangerous. So I was thinking that the reason the Taimanov is possible is because black's king is uncastled and his d-pawn is on d6. Black can castle sooner, and for this I think starting out as a KID makes most sense (and then playing ...c5 hoping to transpose). Or, black can avoid playing d6 until it is safe to do so.

The latter sounds like more fun, so I thought briefly about just not playing d6 until I've castled. Unfortunatley, not playing ...d6 allows white to play d6. My first question is: is this really a problem? The d6 pawn for white may be difficult to support. Black has traded use of the c7 and e7 squares for the c6 and e6 squares. I haven't played the Benoni much (only occasional transpositions from the Modern Defense), so I don't know if this is a good trade, or if black can ever actually win white's d6 pawn.

There is an alternative, however, and that is what brings me to this page (besides all the open room around here). There is the Snake Benoni: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 Bd6?!, planning ...Bc7 and maybe ...Ba5 (the movement of this bishop is somehow reminiscent of a snake). Our good friend Miezis has played this numerous times with good results. In this database, it has +24 -24 =16 results overall (from http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... ). Anyone here ever use this, or know black's basic plans? In other words, if I plan on using this ever, can anyone help me not get crushed? Otherwise, I'll just play over Miezis's games. You should too; they're quite interesting.

Nov-03-06  nescio: In a minor tournament in Gausdal, http://home.online.no/%7Eeirikgu/by... , Akesson and Miezis played a game which left me speechless. The last ten moves may have been played in time-trouble, but even so... I don't think <chessgames.com> will bother to include this tournament in their database, but perhaps someone could shed a light on this game, for instance with the help of one of those chess engines I hear so much of on this site:

[Event "Gausdal Byggern Masters 2006"]
[Site "Gausdal"]
[Date "2006.09.28"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Åkesson, Ralf"]
[Black "Miezis, Normunds"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E38"]
[WhiteElo "2449"]
[BlackElo "2527"]
[PlyCount "82"]
[EventDate "2006.09.??"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "NOR"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 c5 5. dxc5 Bxc5 6. Nf3 b6 7. Bg5 Bb7 8. e4 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Nc6 11. Rd1 Nh5 12. Bd6 Bxd6 13. Rxd6 g4 14. Nd2 Rc8 15. Qd1 Rg8 16. Rd3 Ne5 17. Re3 a6 18. h3 Nf6 19. hxg4 Nfxg4 20. Rg3 Qf6 21. Qe2 Qf4 22. Rhh3 Ke7 23. Nd1 b5 24. f3 h5 25. cxb5 Rc1 26. fxg4 hxg4 27. bxa6 Bc6 28. Rc3 gxh3 29. Rxc1 h2 30. Nf2 Rg3 31. Rc3 Rxc3 32. bxc3 Qg3 33. Kd1 Ba4+ 34. Nb3 Qxc3 35. Qc2 Qe3 36. Nh1 Qg1 37. Qf2 Qxh1 38. a7 Bc6 39. Nd4 Bxe4 40. Qh4+ f6 41. Qxe4 Qxf1+ 0-1

May-11-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday to GM Miezis. One of my favourite players. (Mainly because he likes playing 1...b6, just like me :) )
May-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday to GM Miezis, again :-)
Sep-16-08  Xeroxx: Hahaha Happy birthday :D hahaha :D
May-06-09  BIDMONFA: Normunds Miezis

MIEZIS, Normunds
http://www.bidmonfa.com/miezis_norm...
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Aug-31-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: GM Normunds Miezis, Latvia, born 11 May 1971. Now rated 2519, http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

IM in 1993, GM in 1997. Rated 2601 in Jan. 2001.

Champion of Latvia 1991 and 2006.

Olimpbase:
http://www.olimpbase.org/players/7b...
http://www.olimpbase.org/playerse/7...

Biographies:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normun... (in English) http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normun... (in Dutch) http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normun... (in Polish)

Pictures:
http://entwicklungsvorsprung.de/wp-... http://www.parsportu.lv/f/resources...

Placed 3rd in Lithuanian University of Agriculture Cup 25-31 Aug. 2010: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr371...

Jun-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Today he gave Etienne Goudriaan a nice rook and pawn endgame lesson at: http://live.hsgopen.nl/
Sep-05-12  vinidivici: The most opening he has used as white is English...wow...he should note as one of the player who develop the opening.
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