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Edvins Kengis
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Number of games in database: 1,544
Years covered: 1973 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2536 (2474 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2590

Overall record: +192 -96 =329 (57.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 927 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (124) 
    B50 B42 B44 B40 B81
 Reti System (115) 
    A04 A05 A06
 King's Indian Attack (82) 
    A07 A08
 English (65) 
    A15 A11 A13 A17 A14
 King's Indian (47) 
    E62 E67 E63 E60 E92
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C77 C80 C84 C92 C86
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (195) 
    B42 B43 B40 B22 B90
 Queen's Pawn Game (111) 
    A40 A46 E00 A45 D02
 Alekhine's Defense (95) 
    B04 B02 B03 B05
 English (91) 
    A10 A15 A14 A17 A11
 Sicilian Kan (72) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Indian (67) 
    E15 E12 E13 E17 E18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kengis vs Kasparov, 1973 1/2-1/2
   L Christiansen vs Kengis, 1992 0-1
   Kengis vs Shabalov, 1985 1-0
   Chekhov vs Kengis, 1991 0-1
   Kengis vs Gufeld, 1983 1-0
   Kengis vs Vladimirov, 1980 1-0
   Sadler vs Kengis, 1997 1/2-1/2
   Kaidanov vs Kengis, 1991 1/2-1/2
   Klovans vs Kengis, 1990 0-1
   M Gurevich vs Kengis, 1984 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Moscow-B (1986)
   Estonian Championship International (2001)
   Sydney Cepacol (1991)
   Bad Woerishofen Open (2002)
   Wichern Open (1995)
   Dresden Open (1996)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2003)
   Vienna Open (1994)
   Keres Memorial Open (1998)
   URS-ch sf Lvov (1984)
   15th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1991)
   Koge Open (1997)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   The ...b6 adventures of Edvins Kengis by SwitchingQuylthulg
   Jurmala 1985 by Tabanus

   🏆 Liepajas Rokade Super
   Kovalenko vs Kengis (Aug-05-18) 1-0
   Kengis vs Ehlvest (Aug-05-18) 1/2-1/2
   Kengis vs Fridman (Aug-05-18) 1/2-1/2
   Kengis vs Khalifman (Aug-05-18) 1/2-1/2
   Kulaots vs Kengis (Aug-05-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-12-1959, 63 years old) Latvia

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Grandmaster (1991) and FIDE Senior Trainer (2015) Edvins Paulsovich Kengis was born in Cesis, Latvia. He is an eight-time Latvian champion.

Wikipedia article: Edvīns Ķeņģis

Last updated: 2021-09-07 16:34:13

 page 1 of 62; games 1-25 of 1,531  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kengis vs Kasparov ½-½541973URS-chT JuniorsB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
2. Yurtaev vs Kengis  1-0271973URS-chT JuniorsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Gipslis vs Kengis  1-0311974URSB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
4. Kasparov vs Kengis ½-½271975BakuB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. V Kirpichnikov vs Kengis  0-1421975LAT-chB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
6. A Vitolinsh vs Kengis 1-0351975LAT-chB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. Kengis vs A Chehlov  1-0431977LAT-chC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
8. M Moskovic vs Kengis  0-1321977LAT-chB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
9. O Krivonosov vs Kengis  ½-½251977LAT-chB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Kengis vs Petkevich  ½-½351977LAT-chB89 Sicilian
11. R Gabdrakhmanov vs Kengis  0-1631977URS-ch U20B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Kasparov vs Kengis  1-0231977URS-ch U20A47 Queen's Indian
13. Kengis vs Shinkars  1-0311977LAT-chC77 Ruy Lopez
14. Kasparov vs Kengis 1-0231977URS-ch U20D02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Kengis vs A Vitolinsh  ½-½341978RigaA28 English
16. Petkevich vs Kengis  1-0461978LAT-chE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
17. Z Gofshtein vs Kengis 1-0311978URSC11 French
18. Kengis vs Gaidarov  0-1431978Riga CupB33 Sicilian
19. Kengis vs L Gutman  1-0321979LAT-chB30 Sicilian
20. Gaidarov vs Kengis  0-1331979LAT-chA10 English
21. M Khassanov vs Kengis  1-0481979URS SpartakiadA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Kengis vs B Nevednichy  1-0361979URS SpartakiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. Kengis vs E Mats  ½-½391979URS SpartakiadC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
24. E Mochalov vs Kengis  ½-½411979URS SpartakiadA04 Reti Opening
25. Kengis vs E Domuls  1-0381979Baltic republics-chB12 Caro-Kann Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-16-06  Jim Bartle: Has a Kengis victory ever been the game of the day: e.g. Kengis Can!!
Feb-16-06  whatthefat: There was this:
E Kengis vs R Djurhuus, 1991
Feb-16-06  Jim Bartle: Ahh, just proves once again that great minds think alike.
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  tpstar: It went around the first time as "Kengis Kan" = C Kennaugh vs E Kengis, 2003
Feb-16-06  Jim Bartle: Someday, someday I'm going to come up with an original one. I'm still jealous as heck of the guy who came up with "Michael Rohde Boat Ashore."
Apr-12-06  BIDMONFA: Edvins Kengis

KENGIS, Edvins

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday GM Kengis!
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday to Player of the Day!
Feb-17-09  Open Defence: how was he born in both February and Apr ??
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: It's just one of my funny habits. Whenever one of my favorite players makes PoTD I say "happy birthday" in advance because I'll probably forget on their real birthday.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Mind you, I'm not the only one. Indeed I see that as recently as this morning you yourself wished Jan Cervenka a Happy Birthday 364 days in advance.
Feb-17-09  WhiteRook48: 364 days in advance?! almost never happens
Apr-12-09  wordfunph: Trivia: Edvins Kengis and Sigurd Lanka refused to play in international competitions unless the Latvian flag was used at their table in place of the Soviet one.

Happy Birthday GM Kengis!!!

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Oh well, I did notice his real birthday. But I very nearly didn't, so the point is valid.

Happy real birthday, GM Kengis.

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a quick victory by Kengis that is not in the database:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Luxembourg"]
[Date "1991.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Wolff, Stefan"]
[Black "Kengis, Edvins"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 ♘f6 2. e5 ♘d5 3. c4 ♘b6 4. c5 ♘d5 5. ♘c3 c6 6. ♗c4 e6 7. ♘e4 b6 8. ♘d6+ ♗xd6 9. cxd6 O-O 10. ♕h5 ♗a6 11. d3 f6 12. ♘f3 ♘b4 13. exf6 ♕xf6 14. ♗g5 ♕f5 0-1

Soure: Bill Wall, 500 Alekhine Miniatures, Chess Enterprises, 1994

Feb-17-12  Sularus: wow! the mighty tal couldn't beat this guy in four games!
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  Penguincw: Congratz for POTD. :)
Feb-17-12  waustad: Oh well, that pun was too easy. His first name could possibly be used with "Ed Wins" or "Ed Wynn" if somebody sees a way.
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  whiteshark: Belated <Happy Birthday>, GM Kengis. ;)
Apr-12-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Edvins Kengis.
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  ChessHigherCat: Kengis Drawn. Latvia's great export is GMs.
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  OhioChessFan: Got to looking for a loss to use as a pun: Kengis Gone. Saw "Kengis Conned" and "Kengis Kan" along the way. I also randomly picked 2 losses to fit the pun I was seeking, and both games Kengis got his Queen way out of play, and a virtual spectator:

K Aseev vs Kengis, 1997

Pelletier vs Kengis, 2004

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  HeMateMe: 8 times champion of Latvia! More high profile than Victor Von Doom.
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  HeMateMe: Oh wait, that's Latveria I was thinking of

<If yer an innocent country bein' stomped on by some tin-plated despot? Latveria, officially Kingdom of Latveria is a small eastern European country within Europe. Its capital and largest city is Doomstadt. It was ruled by Dr. Victor von Doom aka Doctor Doom . >


Apr-12-21  Ned Merrill: Alekhine Defense players owe him thanks.
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