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August Rankis
Number of games in database: 33
Years covered: 1946 to 1948
Overall record: +11 -12 =10 (48.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-29-1911, died Nov-02-1966, 55 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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August Rankis shared first prize with Erik Karklins in the 1947 Latvian-English Zone Championship in Germany. In 1957, he won the New York State Championship with a 9-0 score. He also won the New York State Championship in 1959. In 1965, he won the 5th North American-Latvian chess championship.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 33  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Rankis vs P Troeger 1-0441946Augsburg 1stC05 French, Tarrasch
2. A Rankis vs J Huber  1-0251946Augsburg 1stC03 French, Tarrasch
3. A Krumins vs A Rankis  ½-½361946Augsburg 1stC11 French
4. L Skema vs A Rankis  1-0681946Augsburg 1stD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
5. F Nuernberg vs A Rankis  ½-½351946Augsburg 1stD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. L Dreibergs vs A Rankis  0-1481946Augsburg 1stC12 French, McCutcheon
7. Saemisch vs A Rankis  ½-½271946Augsburg 1stD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
8. R Palme vs A Rankis  ½-½801946Augsburg 1stA22 English
9. A Rankis vs F Krautheim  0-1541946Augsburg 1stC78 Ruy Lopez
10. A Rankis vs M Riedmiller  1-0411946Augsburg 1stD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
11. A Rankis vs E Zemgalis  0-1511946Augsburg 1stD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. L Endzelins vs A Rankis  ½-½251946Augsburg 1stC49 Four Knights
13. Unzicker vs A Rankis  1-0431946Augsburg 1stC12 French, McCutcheon
14. P Tautvaisas vs A Rankis  ½-½481946Augsburg 1stC59 Two Knights
15. A Rankis vs R Arlauskas  1-0201946Augsburg 1stA27 English, Three Knights System
16. A Von Pohl vs A Rankis  0-1261947LueneburgC07 French, Tarrasch
17. A Rankis vs Rautenberg  0-1331947LueneburgC07 French, Tarrasch
18. W Laaser vs A Rankis  0-1441947LueneburgD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. A Rankis vs C Toerber  1-0311947LueneburgD05 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Rellstab vs A Rankis  ½-½261947LueneburgD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
21. A Rankis vs Ahues  0-1431947LueneburgC87 Ruy Lopez
22. H Heinicke vs A Rankis  ½-½461947LueneburgA09 Reti Opening
23. Saemisch vs A Rankis 0-1571947LueneburgA34 English, Symmetrical
24. A Rankis vs L Roedl  0-1551947LueneburgB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. G Menke vs A Rankis  ½-½401947LueneburgC01 French, Exchange
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  whiteshark: August Rankis
Birthdate 29-3-1911
Deceased 2-11-1966
Nationality GER / later emigrated -->USA
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  GrahamClayton: 1957 and 1959 New York State champion and winner of the 5th North American-Latvian championship in Milwaukee in 1965.
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