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Toms Kantans
Number of games in database: 299
Years covered: 2008 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2499 (2462 rapid, 2429 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2541

Overall record: +69 -71 =47 (49.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 112 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (51) 
    B94 B51 B22 B41 B45
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C91 C67 C78 C95 C72
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B94 B96 B97 B98 B99
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B12 B13 B11 B10 B14
 French Defense (13) 
    C00 C07 C09 C11 C03
 English (9) 
    A15 A10 A13 A18 A16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (47) 
    B29 B90 B54 B51 B47
 Grunfeld (29) 
    D90 D80 D91 D85 D97
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B90 B92 B91 B94
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A45 D02 E10 A46
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A38 A31 A39 A37 A34
 King's Indian (7) 
    E60 E97 E81 E77 E63
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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
   A Moskalenko vs T Kantans, 2017 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Groningen Chess Festival (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)
   European Team Championship (2015)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

   🏆 FIDE Online Olympiad
   T Kantans vs V Gazik (Aug-16-20) 1-0, rapid
   T Kantans vs Jingyao Tin (Aug-16-20) 1-0, rapid
   L Miron vs T Kantans (Aug-16-20) 1-0, rapid
   S Halkias vs T Kantans (Aug-15-20) 1-0, rapid
   T Kantans vs Bologan (Aug-15-20) 1-0, rapid

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(born Jan-16-1994, 26 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

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 299  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. X Chua vs T Kantans  0-1302008Open 14-wyccA13 English
2. T Kantans vs D Swiercz  0-1442008Open 14-wyccA15 English
3. T Kantans vs J Moussard  0-1232008Open 14-wyccA09 Reti Opening
4. T Kantans vs I Caspi  ½-½102009Groningen Chess FestivalD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
5. A Deviatkin vs T Kantans  ½-½572009Groningen Chess FestivalE10 Queen's Pawn Game
6. T Kantans vs S Ernst  0-1362009Groningen Chess FestivalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. L Cako vs T Kantans  0-1322009Groningen Chess FestivalB01 Scandinavian
8. T Kantans vs M Berkovich  1-0572009Groningen Chess FestivalA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
9. T Burg vs T Kantans  0-1742009Groningen Chess FestivalB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
10. T Kantans vs M Hoffmann  0-1282009Groningen Chess FestivalE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. H Poetsch vs T Kantans  1-0212009Groningen Chess FestivalC00 French Defense
12. T Kantans vs P G Genov  1-0252009Groningen Chess FestivalA10 English
13. A Molina vs T Kantans  1-0312010GibraltarA10 English
14. T Kantans vs A Bryn  1-0272010GibraltarA04 Reti Opening
15. S Lochte vs T Kantans  0-1202010GibraltarB01 Scandinavian
16. T Kantans vs R Valhondo Morales  1-0302010GibraltarA16 English
17. T Kantans vs N Guliyev  0-1302010GibraltarB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. A Dasaolu vs T Kantans  0-1422010GibraltarA04 Reti Opening
19. T Kantans vs S Shankland  0-1382010GibraltarB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. J Nilsen vs T Kantans  ½-½262010GibraltarB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
21. T Kantans vs E Demac  ½-½432010GibraltarD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. V Gandrud vs T Kantans  ½-½412010GibraltarA57 Benko Gambit
23. T Kantans vs R Hovhannisyan  ½-½452010World Junior ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. A Diamant vs T Kantans  ½-½392010World Junior ChampionshipB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
25. T Kantans vs N Huschenbeth  0-1222010World Junior ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
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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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