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5th Latvian Chess Congress Riga 1934
Compiled by jessicafischerqueen
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Riga 1934 (22-31 December) Fifth Latvian Chess Congress/First official Latvian Chess Championship (Fifth Latvian Chess Championship if you include the winners of the first four Latvian Chess Congresses). The Latvian Chess Union declared that from this time forward, the winner of the master's tournament of a Latvian Chess Congress would also be considered the official Latvian Chess Champion. In addition, for the first time previous winners of the Latvian Chess Congress were allowed to compete in subsequent Latvian Chess Congresses, and thus compete for additional official Latvian Championship titles.

Previous Latvian Congress winners <V. Petrovs and F. Apesenieks were therefore admitted to this event, in which they shared 1st place>. They did not compete in a playoff: instead, on Petrovs' suggestion, he conceded victory to Apsenieks in return for a promotion to first board for Latvia in the upcoming Warsaw Olympiad. In this fashion, Apsenieks became Latvia's first official Chess Champion. Fride, p.9; Di Felice,"Chess Results 1931-1935" p.247; "Brîvâ Zeme", December 22, 1934, p.26; "Brîvâ Zeme", January 5, 1935, p.18; "Rîts", December 28, 1934, p. 5.; "Rîts", January 1, 1935, p.15; Wikipedia article: 1934. gada Latvijas %C5%A1aha %C4%8Dempion%C4%81ts

Results of the 5th Latvian chess congress masters tournament: 1-2. V. Petrov, F. Apڑenieks 13/15
3. E. Kruminڑ 10/15
4. V. Hazenfuss 9.5/15
5-6. M. Feigins and A. Strautmanis 9/15
7. T. Bergs 8.5/15
8. V. Me‍gailis 8/15
9-11. K. Ozols, A. Kalninڑ and A. Eklons 7/15 12. V. Rozenbergs 6.5/15
13-14. R. Blum, I. Kalninڑ 4/15
15. J. Fride 2.5/15
16. A. Melnbards 2/15

The tournament table:http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view... "Krustamîkla. ذahs. Brid‏s", January 5, 1935, p. 11

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Very nice tournament table under the header "Championship Tournament table of the 5th Latvian chess congress" (by Apseniek) in "Atpûta", January 18, 1935, p. 29: http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...

"Atpûta", August 9, 1935, p. 29:
Latvian Chess Union national team examination (training) tournament table (master groups):

http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...

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<Riga 1934-1935 (22 December-5 January) Fifth Latvian Chess Congress> The game Bergs-Petrov was published in "Rigasche Rundschau", January 5, 1935, p. 14.

http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...

Event "5th Latvian Chess Congress"
Site "Riga"
Date "1934.12.26"
Round "8"
White "Bergs, Teodors"
Black "Petrov, Vladimir"
Result "0-1"
ECO "D49"
PlyCount "71"
Source "'Rigasche Rundschau', January 5, 1935, p. 14"

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 c6 3. c4 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nc3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 a6 9. e4 c5 10. e5 cxd4 11. Nxb5 Nxe5 12. Nxe5 axb5 13. O-O Qd5 14. Qe2 Rb8 15. Bg5 Bd6 16. f4 h6 17. Bxf6 gxf6 18. Be4 Qc5 19. Nd3 Qa7 20. a4 b4 21. Kh1 Bb7 22. f5 e5 23. Rfc1 Bxe4 24. Qxe4 Qa8 25. Qe2 Rg8 26. Nc5 Bxc5 27. Rxc5 Rg5 28. h4 d3 29. Rxe5+ Kf8 30. Qf2 Rxg2 31. Qxg2 fxe5 32. Qxa8 Rxa8 33. Kg2 Ke7 34. Kf3 Ra5 35. Rd1 b3 36. Rxd3 0-1

T Bergs vs Petrov, 1934

The date and round number were taken from "Rîts", December 28, 1934, p. 5.

http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...

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The tournament table of the 5th Latvian chess congress/championship on the page 11 of " Krustamîkla. Ðahs. Bridþs", January 5, 1935: http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...

<<Riga 1934-1935> (22 December-5 January) Fifth Latvian Championship> The tournament ended on December 31, 1934.

"Rîts", January 1, 1935, p. 15:

"Who will be the new Latvian chess champion? Yesterday ended the 5th Latvian chess Congress. Contenders to championship title Apsenieks and Petrov finished the game with a draw, gaining 13 points each. They will face additional 6 games match for the 1st champion title."

http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...

mifralu You right, the game Sokolsky - Petrov in "Sarkanais Sports", June 26, 1941, p. 3 ended with 39. ... c5.

http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/t... I posted pgn from the iChessbase (http://www.i%3Cfont%20color%3D/#CC0...) instead.

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Event "5th Latvian congress"
Site "Riga LAT"
Date "1934.12.??"
EventDate "1934.12.22"
Round "?"
White "Petrov, Vladimir"
Black "Apsenieks, Fricis"
Result "1/2-1/2"
Source "Fride, Andris 'Vladimirs Petrovs: A Chessplayer's Story from Greatness to the Gulag', Caissa Editions, 2004, pp.46-47"

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 b6 3.g3 Bb7 4.Bg2 c5 5.c3 e6 6.0-0 Be7 7.Nbd2 0-0 8.b3 Ne4 9.Bb2 Nxd2 10.Qxd2 d6 11.c4 Nd7 12.Rad1 Nf6 13.dxc5 dxc5 14.Qc2 Qc8 15. Ng5 h6 16.Bxf6 hxg5 17.Bxe7 Bxg2 18.Bxf8 Bxf1 19.Bxg7 Bxe2 20.Qxe2 Kxg7 21.Qg4 Kh6 22.h4 gxh4 23.Kg2 f5 24.Qxh4+ Kg6 25.f4 Qb7+ 26.Kf2 Qg7 27.Rd2 Qf6 28.Qxf6+ Kxf6 29.Rd7 Kg6 30.Kf3 Kf6 31.g4 fxg4+ 32.Kxg4 Rg8+ 33.Kf3 Rg7 34.Rd8 Rh7 35.Rf8+ Rf7 36.Rxf7+ Kxf7 37.Ke3 Kg6 38.Ke2 Kf5 39.Kf3 1/2-1/2

Petrov vs F Apsenieks, 1934

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Event "5th Latvian congress"
Site "Riga LAT"
Date "1934.12.??"
EventDate "1934.12.22"
Round "?"
White "Rosenbergs, Viktors"
Black "Bergs, Teodors"
Result "0-1"
ECO "?"
Source "Krustamikla.Sahs.Bridzs. Nr.2 (12.01.1935)" http://www.periodika.lv/periodika2-...

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. exd6 exd6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Bd3 Bg4 9. Be3 Nc6 10. a3 Bf6 11. Ne2 Re8 12. O-O Bxf3 13. gxf3 Nd7 14. Kh1 Nf8 15. Rg1 d5 16. f4 dxc4 17. Bxc4 Qe7 18. Ng3 Rad8 19. Qg4 Nxd4 20. Bxd4 Bxd4 21. Nf5 Qf6 22. Nxg7 Qxg7 23. Qh3 Ng6 24. f5 Bxb2 25. fxg6 hxg6 26. Rxg6 Qxg6 27. Rg1 Re1 28. Bf1 Rd6 29. Rxg6+ Rxg6 30. Qd3 Bd4 31. h4 Bxf2 32. Kh2 Bxh4 33. Bg2 Bg3+ 34. Kh3 Bd6 35. Qd2 Rg3+ 36. Kh4 Rg1 37. Bd5 Be7+ 0-1

V Rosenbergs vs T Bergs, 1934

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Event "5th Latvian congress"
Site "Riga LAT"
Date "1934.12.??"
EventDate "1934.12.22"
Round "?"
White "Strautmanis, Augusts"
Black "Hasenfuss, Wolfgang R"
Result "1-0"
ECO "?"
Source "Krustamikla.Sahs.Bridzs. Nr.2 (12.01.1935)" http://www.periodika.lv/periodika2-...

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O b6 8. Ne5 Bb7 9. Nxf6+ gxf6 10. Nxf7 Kxf7 11. Qh5+ Kg8 12. Qg4+ Kf7 13. Qh5+ Kg8 14. Re1 Nf8 15. Bh6 f5 16. Re3 Qe8 17. Rg3+ Ng6 18. Bc4 Bf8 19. Qxf5 Bxh6 20. Bxe6+ Kg7 21. Qe5+ Kf8 22. Qf6+ Qf7 23. Qxf7# 1-0

A Strautmanis vs W Hasenfuss, 1934

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Event "5th Latvian congress"
Site "Riga LAT"
Date "1934.12.??"
EventDate "1934.12.22"
Round "?"
White "Hasenfuss, Wolfgang R"
Black "Rosenbergs, Viktors"
Result "1-0"
ECO "?"
Source "Krustamikla.Sahs.Bridzs. Nr.23 (08.06.1935)" http://www.periodika.lv/periodika2-...

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. Nf3 Be7 6. Bd3 Nc5 7. Bb5+ c6 8. d4 cxb5 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Bg5 Qd7 11. Qe2 Bb4 12. O-O Bxc3 13. bxc3 a6 14. Nd4 Qg4 15. e6 Bxe6 16. Qxg4 Bxg4 17. Rae1+ Kf8 18. Re7 f6 19. Rxb7 Bc8 20. Rxg7 Kxg7 21. Bxf6+ Kg6 22. Bxh8 Nd7 23. Nc6 Bb7 24. Ne7+ Kg5 25. Bg7 Re8 26. Rf5+ Kg4 27. h3+ Kg3 28. Bd4 Rxe7 29. Bf2# 1-0

W Hasenfuss vs V Rosenbergs, 1934

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Event "5th Latvian congress"
Site "Riga LAT"
Date "1934.12.??"
EventDate "1934.12.22"
Round "?"
White "Fricis Apsenieks"
Black "Augusts Strautmanis"
Result "1-0"
Source "Salmins 'Fricis Apsenieks 1894-1941' p.140"

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Nf6 7. Bg2 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. dxc5 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Be6 13. Qb3 Na5 14. Qb4 Qc7 15. Ne1 Nc4 16. Nd3 Rad8 17. Rfd1 Rd7 18. Rab1 Rfd8 19. Qa4 a6 20. Rb4 Ne5 21. Nxe5 Qxe5 22. Rbd4 Qxe2 23. c4 Qe5 24. h3 h5 25. c6 bxc6 26. Qxc6 Rd6 27. Qc5 Rc8 28. Qa5 Qe2 29. cxd5 Rcd8 30. dxe6 Rxd4 31. Qxd8+ Rxd8 32. Rxd8+ Kh7 33. exf7 Qd1+ 34. Rxd1 1-0

F Apsenieks vs A Strautmanis, 1934

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Event "5th Latvian congress"
Site "Riga LAT"
Date "1934.12.??"
EventDate "1934.12.22"
Round "?"
White "Raimonds Blums"
Black "Fricis Apsenieks"
Result "0-1"
Source "Atputa Nr.532 (11.01.1935)"
http://www.periodika.lv/periodika2-...

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bg5 Ne4 4. Bh4 c6 5. c3 Qb6 6. Qb3 Bf5 7. Nbd2 Nd7 8. e3 e6 9. Bd3 Nec5 10. dxc5 Nxc5 0-1

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T Bergs vs Petrov, 1934
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 0-1

Petrov vs F Apsenieks, 1934
(A47) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Rosenbergs vs T Bergs, 1934
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

A Strautmanis vs W Hasenfuss, 1934
(C10) French, 23 moves, 1-0

W Hasenfuss vs V Rosenbergs, 1934
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

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