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Toms Kantans
Number of games in database: 337
Years covered: 2008 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2499 (2462 rapid, 2429 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2541

Overall record: +81 -87 =56 (48.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 113 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B94 B51 B22 B96 B41
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C91 C67 C95 C78 C72
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B94 B96 B97 B90 B99
 Caro-Kann (16) 
    B12 B18 B13 B11 B14
 French Defense (14) 
    C00 C07 C09 C04 C13
 Scotch Game (12) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (50) 
    B29 B90 B51 B54 B47
 Grunfeld (32) 
    D90 D85 D80 D74 D91
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B92 B91 B94
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A45 D02 E10 A46 E00
 English, 1 c4 c5 (10) 
    A38 A39 A31 A37 A34
 Scandinavian (9) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Kantans vs S Prasannaa, 2014 1-0
   T Kantans vs Z Mammadov, 2013 1/2-1/2
   T Kantans vs M Richter, 2017 1-0
   S Irwanto vs T Kantans, 2010 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Groningen Chess Festival (2009)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Czech Open A (2009)
   Gibraltar Masters (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2010)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2011)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   European Championship (2018)
   European Championship (2017)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

   🏆 Chennai Olympiad
   T Kantans vs Saric (Aug-09-22) 0-1
   A Nassr vs T Kantans (Aug-08-22) 0-1
   T Kantans vs E Hansen (Aug-07-22) 0-1
   A Bagheri vs T Kantans (Aug-06-22) 0-1
   T Kantans vs C Henriquez Villagra (Aug-05-22) 1-0

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(born Jan-16-1994, 29 years old) Latvia

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He became a FIDE Master in 2010 and an IM in 2014. Grandmaster in 2017.

Wikipedia article: Toms Kantāns

Last updated: 2020-01-16 07:30:01

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 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 361  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Beradze vs T Kantans 1-0172004EU-ch U10C01 French, Exchange
2. T Kantans vs L Voloshin  0-1342008Mlada Boleslav DOBA CupA09 Reti Opening
3. X Chua vs T Kantans  0-1302008Wch U14A13 English
4. T Kantans vs Swiercz  0-1442008Wch U14A15 English
5. T Kantans vs J Moussard  0-1232008Wch U14A09 Reti Opening
6. P Cramling vs T Kantans  1-033200838th Rilton Cup -9A40 Queen's Pawn Game
7. T Kantans vs R Khaetsky  1-0352009Czech Open AA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
8. A Mikhalevski vs T Kantans  1-0402009Czech Open AE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. T Kantans vs V Vojtek  1-0542009Czech Open AA09 Reti Opening
10. A Obodchuk vs T Kantans  1-0552009Czech Open AC00 French Defense
11. T Kantans vs V Pesotskyi  1-0452009Czech Open AA05 Reti Opening
12. C Koepke vs T Kantans  1-0282009Czech Open AB01 Scandinavian
13. T Kantans vs Petr2 Simek  ½-½372009Czech Open AA09 Reti Opening
14. A Mishin vs T Kantans  1-0152009Czech Open AB01 Scandinavian
15. T Kantans vs I Caspi  ½-½102009Groningen Chess FestivalD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
16. A Deviatkin vs T Kantans  ½-½572009Groningen Chess FestivalE10 Queen's Pawn Game
17. T Kantans vs S Ernst  0-1362009Groningen Chess FestivalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. L Cako vs T Kantans  0-1322009Groningen Chess FestivalB01 Scandinavian
19. T Kantans vs M Berkovich  1-0572009Groningen Chess FestivalA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
20. T Burg vs T Kantans  0-1742009Groningen Chess FestivalB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
21. T Kantans vs M Hoffmann  0-1282009Groningen Chess FestivalE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
22. H Poetsch vs T Kantans  1-0212009Groningen Chess FestivalC00 French Defense
23. T Kantans vs P Genov  1-0252009Groningen Chess FestivalA10 English
24. A Molina vs T Kantans  1-0312010Gibraltar MastersA10 English
25. T Kantans vs A Bryn  1-0272010Gibraltar MastersA04 Reti Opening
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  Tabanus: Toms Kantans won today the youth tournament Manhem Open (Gothenburg Sweden),, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: Picture:

He won today a Latvian olympiad qualifier:, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in the Latvian championship 28 June - 4 July 2010:

Aug-10-16  BIDMONFA: Toms Kantans


Feb-19-17  Paarhufer: From Robin Swinkels vs Toms Katans, 18 Feb 2017:

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Position after 61.. ♘d5+. Three moves draw, two lose. The losing moves are 62.♔d2 and 62.♔d3. It happened 62.♔d3? ♘e7 ◻ 63.♔e3 f5 ◻ 64. g4.

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64.. f4+?. Why not 64.. fxg4 and in at least two moves the Black king invades on f4. After the text, White has - despite of Black's protected passed pawn - a nice fortress!

22 moves later the position was (White to move):

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White was living by increment, but 86.♗h5? looks wrong and is wrong! 86.♔f3 is okay. After the text Black found 87.. ♔c3! and now 88.♔f3 could be answered by 88.. ♘c4!. White tried 88.♔e1, but the fortress was broken. Still interesting.

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