|Feb-13-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Igors' games not shown here. http://www.wtharvey.com/raus.html |
|Mar-21-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Igors Rausis
|Apr-07-08|| ||whiteshark: Born April 7, 1961
Playing for Latvia at the Olympiads in 1996, 1998 and 2002: http://www.olimpbase.org/players/zz...
Picture and 1041 games for download: http://users.skynet.be/crec/Parties...
|Aug-29-08|| ||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).|
|Aug-29-08|| ||whiteshark: In 2007 he transferred from Bangladesh to Czech Chess Federation.|
|Apr-07-10|| ||whiteshark: <Happy Birthday!!>
No games in 2009?
|Apr-07-10|| ||wordfunph: currently with 2507 card..
happy 49th birthday Igor!
|Sep-03-10|| ||Sastre: His ICC handle is <rausis>.|
|Apr-09-12|| ||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.
|Dec-06-17|| ||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!
|Aug-02-18|| ||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, ..at age of 57..
He is currently the oldest Top-100 player of the world.
|Aug-02-18|| ||diagonal: Recent pictures of Igors Rausis from the 2. Bundesliga (Germany) in February 2018.|
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.|
|Jan-12-19|| ||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.
|Jan-17-19|| ||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.