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Edvins Kengis
  
Number of games in database: 446
Years covered: 1973 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2536 (2474 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2590

Overall record: +130 -75 =226 (56.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Reti System (36) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Sicilian (24) 
    B44 B50 B31 B97 B32
 King's Indian Attack (15) 
    A07 A08
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C77 C73 C92 C80 C68
 English (13) 
    A13 A15 A14 A11
 King's Indian (11) 
    E67 E62 E63 E92 E66
With the Black pieces:
 English (59) 
    A10 A15 A14 A11 A13
 Sicilian (50) 
    B42 B93 B90 B43 B28
 Alekhine's Defense (33) 
    B04 B03 B02 B05
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A40 E00 A46 A45 D02
 Sicilian Kan (20) 
    B42 B43
 Queen's Indian (18) 
    E15 E12 E17 E14 E13
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kengis vs Kasparov, 1973 1/2-1/2
   L Christiansen vs Kengis, 1992 0-1
   Chekhov vs Kengis, 1991 0-1
   Sadler vs Kengis, 1997 1/2-1/2
   Kaidanov vs Kengis, 1991 1/2-1/2
   Klovans vs Kengis, 1990 0-1
   Kengis vs Shabalov, 1985 1-0
   S Atalik vs Kengis, 1994 1/2-1/2
   C W Kennaugh vs Kengis, 2003 0-1
   V Malaniuk vs Kengis, 1981 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Jurmala (1985)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)

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

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EDVINS KENGIS
(born Apr-12-1959, 61 years old) Latvia

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GM (1991) Edvins Paulsovich Kengis was born in Cesis, Latvia. He is an eight-time Latvian champion.

Wikipedia article: Edvīns Ķeņģis

Last updated: 2018-03-06 13:15:57

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 446  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kengis vs Kasparov ½-½541973Vilnius LTUB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
2. Gipslis vs Kengis  1-0311974USSRB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. Kasparov vs Kengis ½-½271975BakuB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. A Vitolinsh vs Kengis  1-0351975LAT-chB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Kasparov vs Kengis 1-0231977URS-ch U20D02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Z Gofshtein vs Kengis  1-0311978USSRC11 French
7. Kengis vs Gaidarov  0-1431978Riga CupB33 Sicilian
8. Kengis vs E Domuls  1-0381979Baltic republics-chB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. Gaidarov vs Kengis  0-1331979LAT-chA10 English
10. Timoshchenko vs Kengis  ½-½34197914th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
11. F Sideif-Sade vs Kengis 1-041197914th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. Kengis vs Vladimirov  1-0181980URS-ch U26C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
13. Dolmatov vs Kengis  1-0411980URS Team CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
14. Kengis vs Psakhis  ½-½421980URS-ch U26A30 English, Symmetrical
15. Kengis vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½401980URS-ch U26B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. Chekhov vs Kengis  1-0421980URS-ch U26A10 English
17. Yurtaev vs Kengis  ½-½191980URS-ch U26B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
18. V Malaniuk vs Kengis 0-1411981?B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. Dvoirys vs Kengis  1-0381981?B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. Kengis vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½271981URSB32 Sicilian
21. Vladimirov vs Kengis  1-0491981URS-ch YME91 King's Indian
22. Chekhov vs Kengis  ½-½37198115th Soviet Team-ch finalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Kengis vs Gipslis  ½-½191981RigaC77 Ruy Lopez
24. Ivkov vs Kengis  ½-½151981RigaE12 Queen's Indian
25. Kengis vs Klovans  ½-½181981RigaC55 Two Knights Defense
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 446  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-09-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Kengis currently has the second highest FIDE-rating of his country (2531), behind Daniel Fridman (2559).
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.
Feb-16-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
http://www.bidmonfa.com/kengis_edvi...
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Apr-12-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday GM Kengis!
Feb-17-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday to Player of the Day!
Feb-17-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Open Defence: how was he born in both February and Apr ??
Feb-17-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Feb-17-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!!!

Apr-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Apr-24-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!
Feb-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
May-25-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Belated <Happy Birthday>, GM Kengis. ;)
Apr-12-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Edvins Kengis.
Jul-12-17  ChessHigherCat: Kengis Drawn. Latvia's great export is GMs.
May-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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