Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 1946 to 1976
Overall record: +2 -4 =0 (33.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
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|Nov-24-06|| ||Prugno: I would like to ask if any of our Canadian readers have ever heard of this strong but little known player.|
He is quoted in Italian chess histories as a strong player of Latvian origin, active and with good results (e.g. shared first with Porreca in the 1950 national championship) during the 1945-55 decade. However I have hardly ever read any personal information about the man, and most of the players in Rome who knew him are no longer with us.
According to a Google search and some later games present in the database, he must have moved to Canada around the end of the '50s and was still involved in chess more or less until the late '70s. Can anybody shed some light on him, his life or his play?
|Nov-24-06|| ||IMlday: Day,L - Engalicev,N [C19]
Tournois de l'est Quebec CAN, 1969
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Ne7 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 c5 7.Nf3 Qc7 8.Be2 Bd7 9.a4 Nbc6 10.Ba3 b6 11.0-0 Na5 12.Qd2 Ng6 13.dxc5 bxc5 14.Qe3 Rc8 15.Ba6 Nc4 16.Bxc4 dxc4 17.Rfe1 Ne7 18.Nd2 Nf5 19.Qf4 0-0 20.Qxc4 Bc6 21.Nb3 Rfd8 22.Nxc5 Ba8 23.Qf4 Qc6 24.f3 Rd5 25.Ne4 Qc4 26.Rab1 a5 27.Rb3 Kh8 28.g4 Nh6 29.Qg3 Rcd8 30.Nd6 Qxa4 31.Bc1 R5xd6 32.exd6 Ng8 33.Qf4 Qc6 34.c4 h6 35.Rd3 Qc5+ 36.Kg2 Rd7 37.Bb2 Qb4 38.Bc3 Qa4 39.Ra1 Qc6 40.Rxa5 f6 41.Qd4 Qc8 42.Ra7 e5 43.Rxa8 Qxa8 44.Qd5 1-0
|Nov-25-06|| ||Prugno: Thank you, Mr Day! Well I said he was strong, but not as strong as you :-)|
Anything else? The gentleman's age? Appearance? What language did he speak, French with a Russian (or Italian) accent? Etc. etc. Whatever you can share about him would be greatly appreciated.
|Nov-26-06|| ||IMlday: He was elderly when I played him. Both his English and French had a thick Russian accent. But he was reserved, an ordinary gentleman, happy with Montreal's Trudeau-era multi-culturalism. The once a month Quebec City tournaments were down river and farther north. He stayed in the motel while I and other young players like Leon Piasetski stayed in sleeping bags on mats in the gymnasium of a close-by monastery for $1 per night.
You could probably get more information by posting in the Francais section of chesstalk.com, Canada's chess babble site.|
|Nov-26-06|| ||Prugno: Thanks for the tip and for your recollections... however I guess I'll just send this page to some Italian chess historian who, if interested, can very well do that search for himself!|
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