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Igors Rausis
Number of games in database: 296
Years covered: 1986 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2651 (2419 rapid, 2527 blitz)

Overall record: +93 -52 =116 (57.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 35 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B22 B30 B25 B42 B36
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A45 A46 D02 A40
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C69 C67 C85 C64
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (10) 
    C69 C85
 Reti System (8) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian (8) 
    E63 E76 E97 E64
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    D02 A40 E00 D00 A45
 Caro-Kann (16) 
    B18 B12 B13 B10
 Sicilian (14) 
    B32 B27 B30 B62 B76
 Slav (14) 
    D10 D11 D16 D14 D12
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C78 C67 C69 C92 C65
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (10) 
    D20 D27 D26 D21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C G Ward vs I Rausis, 1992 0-1
   I Rausis vs S Buecker, 1990 1/2-1/2
   Galdunts vs I Rausis, 2001 0-1
   Bacrot vs I Rausis, 1997 0-1
   H Sorensen vs I Rausis, 1989 0-1
   K Bruederle vs I Rausis, 1990 0-1
   Adams vs I Rausis, 1996 1/2-1/2
   G Kotenko vs I Rausis, 1988 0-1
   I Rausis vs T Bromann, 2000 1-0
   I Rausis vs McShane, 1997 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   European Union Championship (2008)
   Riga Technical University Open (2014)

   🏆 European Rapid Championship
   I Berzina vs I Rausis (Dec-17-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   I Rausis vs P Mulet (Dec-17-17) 1-0, rapid
   M Mazurkiewicz vs I Rausis (Dec-17-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   I Rausis vs Arsens Batashevs (Dec-17-17) 1-0, rapid
   A G Aleksandrov vs I Rausis (Dec-17-17) 1-0, rapid

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(born Apr-07-1961, 57 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality Czech Republic)

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Grandmaster and FIDE Trainer Rausis plays for the Czech Chess Federation. He was Latvian Champion in 1995.

Wikipedia article: Igors Rausis

Last updated: 2018-07-22 11:49:30

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 296  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Rausis vs Shirov 0-1251986Ch LatviaB02 Alekhine's Defense
2. Shabalov vs I Rausis  1-0341986RigaA04 Reti Opening
3. G Kotenko vs I Rausis 0-1361988W-ch GT247 corrD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. I Rausis vs F Seyl  ½-½221989Bad Mergentheim opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. I Rausis vs Khalifman  ½-½541989Bad MergentheimC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
6. Shabalov vs I Rausis  0-1321989RigaB32 Sicilian
7. M Pavlovic vs I Rausis  0-1291989Peer GyntB30 Sicilian
8. I Rausis vs Van Wely  1-0401989LyngbyB07 Pirc
9. W Kruszynski vs I Rausis  0-1431989Lyngby opB30 Sicilian
10. I Rausis vs J P Boudre  1-0401989Lyngby opC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
11. H Sorensen vs I Rausis  0-1221989Gausdal IntD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. M Kaabi vs I Rausis  0-1571990CannesD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Piesina vs I Rausis 0-1291990DaugavpilsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. K Bruederle vs I Rausis  0-1241990ICCF-Cup6/7 sf14 corrD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. C U Neidhardt vs I Rausis  1-0451990BordeauxD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Suetin vs I Rausis  1-0441990Dortmund-CB32 Sicilian
17. I Rausis vs S Buecker  ½-½641990It (c)B02 Alekhine's Defense
18. I Rausis vs Bagirov  ½-½601990DaugavpilsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Gipslis vs I Rausis  ½-½171990DaugavpilsC48 Four Knights
20. I Rausis vs Ivkov  0-1691990CannesA40 Queen's Pawn Game
21. J Lapinski vs I Rausis  0-1291990DaugavpilsC55 Two Knights Defense
22. I Rausis vs K Spraggett  ½-½351990CannesA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Shirov vs I Rausis  ½-½251990DaugavpilsE20 Nimzo-Indian
24. I Rausis vs A J Whiteley  1-0611991Cappelle op 7thC15 French, Winawer
25. I Rausis vs K Mokry  1-0251991BL2-S 9192B22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-13-05  WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Igors' games not shown here.
Mar-21-06  BIDMONFA: Igors Rausis


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  whiteshark: Born April 7, 1961

<Happy Birthday!!>

Playing for Latvia at the Olympiads in 1996, 1998 and 2002:

Picture and 1041 games for download:

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  GrahamClayton: Rausis is the only player to have played two games of over 195 moves. He drew in 200 moves against Meiers (1989 Latvian Championship) and also drew in 196 moves against Murey (Paris 1995).
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  whiteshark: In 2007 he transferred from Bangladesh to Czech Chess Federation.
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  whiteshark: <Happy Birthday!!>

No games in 2009?

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  wordfunph: currently with 2507 card..

happy 49th birthday Igor!

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  Sastre: His ICC handle is <rausis>.
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  Tabanus: Congrats for winning the 35th Open de San Sebastián 31/3 - 7/4 2012!

Nov-30-14  ljfyffe: Igoris Rausis placed sixth for Latvia in the ICCF
Worls Cup VII (1994-2001) Final.
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  diagonal: At age of 50+, Igors Rausis achieved for the first time in his life an Elo rating of 2600 points, in the FIDE December 2015 list.

New nominal personal peak rating at age of 55+: Elo 2632 in October and December 2017.

Jul-22-18  WorstPlayerEver: Really? Rausis, who is an occasional player, he was only active in 1999 and 2001 (...) just entered the Top 100 hundred at age 57! Spread the news! Elo 2651

Comet Rausis incoming!

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  diagonal: Igors Rausis, a pretty frequent player, has already been ranked as a Top-100 player, longtime ago in 1993 (January and July list), but then with a far lesser Elo rating than today.

Now Rausis, born in 1961, achieves his nominal peak Elo rating of 2651, age of 57..

He is currently the oldest Top-100 player of the world.

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  diagonal: Recent pictures of Igors Rausis from the 2. Bundesliga (Germany) in February 2018.

Playing Mamedyarov:

Analysing the draw with Shak:

Aug-02-18  JimNorCal: Great photos and congrats to GM Rausis for his resurgence.

Oddly, in the first photo Rausis looks tall and rangy across from Shakh. Yet, in the 2nd photo, he seems shrunken and Shakh looks both taller and thicker. I guess the draw took a lot out of Igors!

Jan-11-19  AsosLight: That's a VERY strange statistical oddity. Curious to learn more about his background.
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  hemy: <Oddly, in the first photo Rausis looks tall and rangy across from Shakh. Yet, in the 2nd photo, he seems shrunken and Shakh looks both taller and thicker.>

On the first photo Rausis is close to the photographer's camera, on the 2nd photo Shach is closer.

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  alexmagnus: So, who <is> Rausis? Why did he suddenly get back into top 100 at the age of 57? Was there something interesting about his life?

By the way, finally an old player whose <ranking>, and not just rating, is close to peak at quite an old age. Takes away some of those inflation arguments who say (look, the player X is 40 and his Elo peaked...).

Rausis was in the top 100 on only two lists before 2018 (January and July 1993, aged 31-32, ranked 97 and 86). His current live ranking, 93, will be his second highest ever if it becomes official.

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