Number of games in database: 848
Years covered: 1991 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2463 (2515 rapid, 2371 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2596
Overall record: +354 -169 =225 (62.4%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
100 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Fedorov vs N Miezis, 2000 0-1
N Miezis vs R Fontaine, 2006 1-0
N Miezis vs P Varley, 1998 1-0
N Miezis vs Navara, 2011 1-0
M Sinner vs N Miezis, 1997 0-1
J Aagaard vs N Miezis, 2014 0-1
N Miezis vs A A Lopez, 2008 1-0
Solozhenkin vs N Miezis, 2001 0-1
N Miezis vs M Al Sayed, 2000 1-0
Mikhalchishin vs N Miezis, 2002 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Paul Keres Memorial (2011)
Rilton Cup (2009)
XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
European Union Championship (2008)
European Union Individual Championship (2006)
E.U. Championship and Cork Chess Congress (2005)
Baku Chess Festival (2007)
29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
Reykjavik Open (2004)
37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
Bled Olympiad (2002)
36th Olympiad (2004)
Chess Olympiad (2012)
Reykjavik Open (2008)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
The Snake Benoni by Charles A Ward
🏆 European Rapid Championship
N Miezis vs S Zhigalko (Dec-17-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
N Miezis vs McShane (Dec-17-17) 1-0, rapid
Z Andriasian vs N Miezis (Dec-17-17) 1-0, rapid
N Miezis vs A Kashlinskaya (Dec-17-17) 1-0, rapid
J Zawadzka vs N Miezis (Dec-17-17) 0-1, rapid
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| page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 848
|1. N Miezis vs Bagirov
||0-1||23||1991||Latvia||C01 French, Exchange|
|2. T Laux vs N Miezis
|| ||½-½||60||1991||Biel MTO op||A52 Budapest Gambit|
|3. N Miezis vs Tseshkovsky
|| ||0-1||41||1992||Moscow3||A26 English|
|4. U Hirth vs N Miezis
|| ||1-0||54||1992||Biel op||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|5. N Miezis vs Hort
|| ||0-1||59||1992||Bern||A26 English|
|6. G Timmerman vs N Miezis
|| ||1-0||19||1993||Douai op||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|7. Kupreichik vs N Miezis
|| ||1-0||26||1994||Schwabisch||B40 Sicilian|
|8. N Miezis vs Wojtkiewicz
|| ||½-½||8||1995||It IX-X Hamburg (GER) (06)||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|9. N Miezis vs Gipslis
|| ||1-0||45||1995||Riga Open||A22 English|
|10. Barsov vs N Miezis
|| ||0-1||37||1995||NRW-Liga II 9596||A60 Benoni Defense|
|11. N Miezis vs V Tukmakov
|| ||0-1||41||1995||Biel MTO op||A22 English|
|12. Pavasovic vs N Miezis
|| ||1-0||30||1995||Biel MTO op||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|13. Kulaots vs N Miezis
|| ||½-½||52||1995||Riga Zonal||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|14. M Gurevich vs N Miezis
||1-0||64||1996||Bonn GSK||A52 Budapest Gambit|
|15. N Miezis vs Gulko
|| ||0-1||46||1996||Las Palmas Open||A21 English|
|16. V Arbakov vs N Miezis
|| ||0-1||54||1996||Schwabisch Gmund (Germany)||A60 Benoni Defense|
|17. N Miezis vs Balashov
|| ||1-0||59||1996||Schwabisch Gmund (Germany)||A36 English|
|18. N Miezis vs Barsov
|| ||1-0||31||1997||Linares Anibal op 4th||C01 French, Exchange|
|19. M Sinner vs N Miezis
||0-1||20||1997||Boeblingen Open||B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation|
|20. N Miezis vs R Pogorelov
|| ||0-1||68||1997||4th Anibal Open||B10 Caro-Kann|
|21. N Miezis vs R Akesson
|| ||½-½||47||1997||EU-chT (Men)||A36 English|
|22. Nijboer vs N Miezis
|| ||1-0||62||1997||EU-chT (Men)||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|23. N Miezis vs A Allahverdiyev
|| ||1-0||24||1997||EU-chT (Men)||A22 English|
|24. I Stohl vs N Miezis
|| ||1-0||31||1997||EU-chT (Men)||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|25. N Miezis vs D Zagorskis
|| ||½-½||20||1997||EU-chT (Men)||A13 English|
| page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 848
|Mar-20-06|| ||HolyKnight: Wow all this guy plays is the English as White looks like. That is rare these days.|
|Apr-23-06|| ||notyetagm: Miezis is a specialist in the IQP positions resulting from the 4 c4 French Exchange |
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only he arrives at this position from the English move order 1 c4 e6 2 e4 d5 3 exd5 exd5 4 d4. That's why he has so many games listed under A13.
|Jun-07-06|| ||ganstaman: I was thinking about the Modern Benoni and the Taimanov Variation, which many seem to agree makes playing the Modern Benoni in its natural move order dangerous. So I was thinking that the reason the Taimanov is possible is because black's king is uncastled and his d-pawn is on d6. Black can castle sooner, and for this I think starting out as a KID makes most sense (and then playing ...c5 hoping to transpose). Or, black can avoid playing d6 until it is safe to do so.|
The latter sounds like more fun, so I thought briefly about just not playing d6 until I've castled. Unfortunatley, not playing ...d6 allows white to play d6. My first question is: is this really a problem? The d6 pawn for white may be difficult to support. Black has traded use of the c7 and e7 squares for the c6 and e6 squares. I haven't played the Benoni much (only occasional transpositions from the Modern Defense), so I don't know if this is a good trade, or if black can ever actually win white's d6 pawn.
There is an alternative, however, and that is what brings me to this page (besides all the open room around here). There is the Snake Benoni: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 Bd6?!, planning ...Bc7 and maybe ...Ba5 (the movement of this bishop is somehow reminiscent of a snake). Our good friend Miezis has played this numerous times with good results. In this database, it has +24 -24 =16 results overall (from http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... ). Anyone here ever use this, or know black's basic plans? In other words, if I plan on using this ever, can anyone help me not get crushed? Otherwise, I'll just play over Miezis's games. You should too; they're quite interesting.
|Nov-03-06|| ||nescio: In a minor tournament in Gausdal, http://home.online.no/%7Eeirikgu/by... , Akesson and Miezis played a game which left me speechless. The last ten moves may have been played in time-trouble, but even so... I don't think <chessgames.com> will bother to include this tournament in their database, but perhaps someone could shed a light on this game, for instance with the help of one of those chess engines I hear so much of on this site:|
[Event "Gausdal Byggern Masters 2006"]
[White "Åkesson, Ralf"]
[Black "Miezis, Normunds"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 c5 5. dxc5 Bxc5 6. Nf3 b6 7. Bg5 Bb7 8. e4
h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Nc6 11. Rd1 Nh5 12. Bd6 Bxd6 13. Rxd6 g4 14. Nd2 Rc8 15.
Qd1 Rg8 16. Rd3 Ne5 17. Re3 a6 18. h3 Nf6 19. hxg4 Nfxg4 20. Rg3 Qf6 21. Qe2
Qf4 22. Rhh3 Ke7 23. Nd1 b5 24. f3 h5 25. cxb5 Rc1 26. fxg4 hxg4 27. bxa6 Bc6
28. Rc3 gxh3 29. Rxc1 h2 30. Nf2 Rg3 31. Rc3 Rxc3 32. bxc3 Qg3 33. Kd1 Ba4+ 34.
Nb3 Qxc3 35. Qc2 Qe3 36. Nh1 Qg1 37. Qf2 Qxh1 38. a7 Bc6 39. Nd4 Bxe4 40. Qh4+
f6 41. Qxe4 Qxf1+ 0-1
|May-11-07|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday to GM Miezis. One of my favourite players. (Mainly because he likes playing 1...b6, just like me :) )|
|May-11-08|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday to GM Miezis, again :-)|
|Sep-16-08|| ||Xeroxx: Hahaha Happy birthday :D hahaha :D|
|May-06-09|| ||BIDMONFA: Normunds Miezis|
|Aug-31-10|| ||Tabanus: GM Normunds Miezis, Latvia, born 11 May 1971. Now rated 2519, http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...|
IM in 1993, GM in 1997. Rated 2601 in Jan. 2001.
Champion of Latvia 1991 and 2006.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normun... (in English)
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normun... (in Dutch)
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normun... (in Polish)
Placed 3rd in Lithuanian University of Agriculture Cup 25-31 Aug. 2010: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr371...
|Jun-24-12|| ||waustad: Today he gave Etienne Goudriaan a nice rook and pawn endgame lesson at: http://live.hsgopen.nl/|
|Sep-05-12|| ||vinidivici: The most opening he has used as white is English...wow...he should note as one of the player who develop the opening.|
|Jan-29-15|| ||mrandersson: Having gone over quite a few of his game i must say i really like his style of play and ideas he has. |
The c4 e4 idea is one i have used a few times but his ideas give me ideas as well.
|Feb-20-15|| ||Volmac: <nescio: ...Akesson and Miezis played a game which left me speechless.>
R Akesson vs N Miezis, 2006|
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