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Nils Elisons
Number of games in database: 20
Years covered: 1915 to 1938
Overall record: +6 -12 =2 (35.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Nils Elisons was born in Riga, Latvia. In 1928 he won the Riga Chess Club championship, scoring 12.5/14 ahead of Arvids Taube, E. Bauman, and Vladimir Petrov. In that tournament he beat Petrov with the unusual "Dunst Opening" (1.Nc3). Prior to the 1937 Riga championship, Elisons participated in a training tournament. He finished shared 1st with Leonids Dreibergs and Alexander Koblents, beating both Movsa Feigin and Karlis Alexander Ozols with his favored "Dunst Opening." The 1937 Riga championship was organized into two preliminary groups. The top 4 finishers from each group would reach the final tournament. Elisons finished shared 3rd in preliminary group 2, but came last in the final, behind Feigin and Koblents. In 1938 Elisons was ranked 22nd out of 44 Latvian chess players in a list created by Karl Behting, on behalf of the board of the Latvian Chess Union.

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1937 Training tournament crosstable: "Saha Maksla" Nr.18, Dec 12, 1937

The 1938 Latvian Chess Ranking Table Wikipedia article: 1938. gada Latvijas %C5%A1ahistu ranga tabula

Encyclopedia of Latvian Chessplayers Vol.1, p.E-12

Gino Di Felice, "Chess Results 1936-1940" (McFarland 2007) p.128

'Сегодня', February 10, 1928, p. 6

Last updated: 2020-01-02 12:56:42

 page 1 of 1; 20 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nils Elisons vs Nimzowitsch 0-1331915RigaC41 Philidor Defense
2. Nimzowitsch vs Nils Elisons  1-0241918SimulC53 Giuoco Piano
3. Nils Elisons vs Petrov  1-0541928Riga Chess Club championshipA00 Uncommon Opening
4. Nils Elisons vs F Apsenieks  0-13719282nd Reiner Cafe tB25 Sicilian, Closed
5. F Apsenieks vs Nils Elisons  ½-½5119282nd Reiner Cafe tA53 Old Indian
6. W Hasenfuss vs Nils Elisons  0-1381930Liepaja Club 50th JubileeB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. Nils Elisons vs Petrov  0-12519303rd Latvian congress group 1D00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Nils Elisons vs E Melngailis  0-1581932Riga ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
9. F Apsenieks vs Nils Elisons  1-0351936ARSB tournamentA40 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A Kalnins vs Nils Elisons  1-0221936Riga ch- Prelim 2B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
11. Nils Elisons vs Roberts Fismeisters  0-1351937ARSB tournamentA00 Uncommon Opening
12. Koblents vs Nils Elisons 1-0271937National Team TrainingA04 Reti Opening
13. Nils Elisons vs V Mezgailis  1-0271937National Team TrainingA00 Uncommon Opening
14. Z Solmanis vs Nils Elisons 1-0311937ARSB tournamentB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
15. K Ozols vs Nils Elisons  1-02819376th Latvian congress grp.1A10 English
16. Nils Elisons vs K Ozols 1-0381937National Team TrainingA00 Uncommon Opening
17. Nils Elisons vs M Feigin  1-0291937National Team TrainingB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
18. V Mezgailis vs Nils Elisons 1-0301938ARSB tournamentB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
19. E Laht vs Nils Elisons  ½-½471938Match 2nd Riga - Tallinn Chess clubsB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
20. Nils Elisons vs E Laht  1-0451938Match 2nd Riga - Tallinn Chess clubsA00 Uncommon Opening
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