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Val Zemitis
  
Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 2001
Overall record: +0 -3 =3 (25.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C40 King's Knight Opening (2 games)
A00 Uncommon Opening (2 games)


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VAL ZEMITIS
(born Apr-11-1925, died Mar-22-2012, 86 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Few individuals have had a longer involvement with Northern California chess than Val Zemitis. Shortly after moving to Berkeley in the early 1950s Zemitis started contributing to the California Chess Reporter. More than thirty years later, in 1986, he helped Hans Poschmann start the California Chess Journal and was a steady contributor for many years. A USCF master, Zemitis achieved his best result at the 1954 California Open in Santa Barbara where he drew with both Kashdan and Steiner while tying for second. Back in 1960 Mr.Zemitis wrote the first book on the new World Champion Mikhail Tal - The Unknown Tal, which was published by the California Chess Reporter. He is also a Latvian chess historian and has written a two volume set of books on the subject.

Obituary: http://www.chessdryad.com/articles/...


 page 1 of 1; 6 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Jiganchine vs Val Zemitis 1-049200126th Keres MemC40 King's Knight Opening
2. F Veszely vs Val Zemitis  ½-½26200126th Keres MemA00 Uncommon Opening
3. Val Zemitis vs Juni Caluza 0-118200126th Keres MemA00 Uncommon Opening
4. J Keshet vs Val Zemitis  ½-½22200126th Keres MemC40 King's Knight Opening
5. H Pitre vs Val Zemitis  1-020200126th Keres MemC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
6. Val Zemitis vs K Nguyen  ½-½24200126th Keres MemE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Val Zemitis wins | Val Zemitis loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Here is a draw against Mikhail Tal from a simul held around the time of the 1958 Munich Olympiad.

King’s Indian Samisch E83
Mikhail Tal–Val Zemitis
Munich (simul), 1958

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0–0 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Qd2 a6 8.Bd3 e5 9.d5 Nd4 10.Nge2 Nd7 11.0–0 c5 12.dxc6 bxc6 13.Rad1 Nc5 14.Bb1 Nce6 15.Bf2 f5 16.exf5 gxf5 17.Nxd4 Nxd4 18.Ne2 c5 19.b4 Qf6 20.Nc3 Be6 21.Nd5 Bxd5 22.cxd5 Bh6 23.Qe1 Ra7 24.bxc5 dxc5 25.Kh1 Rg7 26.Be3 Rg6 27.g3 Kh8 28.f4 Qd6 29.fxe5 Qxd5+ 30.Kg1 Bxe3+ 31.Qxe3 Re6 32.Rde1 Rfe8 33.Qf4 Rxe5 34.Rxe5 Qxe5 35.Qxe5+ Rxe5 36.Bd3 a5 draw.

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