Number of games in database: 159
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Years covered: 1963 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2072
Highest rating achieved in database: 2384
Overall record: +53 -74 =32 (43.4%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
A Karklins vs A Sandrin, 1990 1-0
A Karklins vs Dlugy, 1986 1-0
A Karklins vs Svidler, 1995 1-0
K W Stein vs A Karklins, 1988 0-1
J N Jacobs vs A Karklins, 1974 0-1
A Karklins vs K Commons, 1972 1-0
A Karklins vs R Ervin, 1972 1-0
A Karklins vs D Berry, 1972 1-0
W Martz vs A Karklins, 1972 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Lone Pine (1972)
Lone Pine (1971)
US Championship (1973)
US Championship (1974)
Lone Pine (1974)
Lone Pine (1975)
28th World Open (2000)
34th World Open (2006)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
US Championship 1973 by Phony Benoni
🏆 Reno-Western States Open
S Sloan vs A Karklins (Oct-20-12) 0-1
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(born Apr-14-1947, 75 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality United States of America)
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Andrew Karklins (Latvian spelling Andrejs Kārkliņš) was born in Germany in 1947, of Latvian descent. He began playing chess at age 14, and later emigrated to Chicago, Illinois (USA).1 He is a FIDE Master, and the son of the late National Master Erik Karklins. He is the author of the book "Modern Grandmaster Chess," in which he analyzed every game played in the 1964 USSR Zonal, and the editor of "Tal's Masterpieces and Other Selected Games 1960-1975."
Karklins shared the 1965 Illinois State Championship with the late Senior Master Richard William Verber. In 1967, Karklins both became a National Master and won the Western Open. He played in Lone Pine (1971), Lone Pine (1972), Lone Pine (1973), Lone Pine (1974), and Lone Pine (1975). He competed in the US Championship (1973) and US Championship (1974). He again was Illinois State Champion in 1990 and Co-Champion in 1993. In 2009 he shared first place at Ohio's Kings Island Open with GM Benjamin Finegold and two others, ahead of GM Eugene Perelshteyn.
He is known for his opening innovations, including the Karklins-Martinovsky Variation of Petroff's Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nd3 Nxe4 5.Qe2), the Karklins Variation of the Najdorf Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Qf3), and the Karklins Gambit against the Colle System (1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 c5 4.Bd3 g5).
In 2011, the Illinois Chess Association awarded him the Natalie Broughton Lifetime Achievement in Chess Award.
1Val Zemitis "Encyclopedia of Latvian Chessplayers Vol.I" pp.K-36-38
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 180
|1. A Karklins vs V V Kostic
|| ||1-0||56||1963||Illinois Open||C71 Ruy Lopez|
|2. A Karklins vs W Goichberg
|| ||½-½||25||1967||68th US Open||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|3. A Karklins vs Browne
||1-0||52||1967||68th US Open||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|4. O Popovych vs A Karklins
|| ||½-½||50||1967||68th US Open||C34 King's Gambit Accepted|
|5. Rossolimo vs A Karklins
|| ||½-½||17||1967||68th US Open||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|6. A Karklins vs B Robertie
|| ||½-½||29||1967||68th US Open||B97 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|7. A Karklins vs Martinovsky
|| ||½-½||46||1967||68th US Open||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|8. W Martz vs A Karklins
|| ||1-0||36||1969||Chicago op||A15 English|
|9. Bisguier vs A Karklins
||1-0||22||1969||70th US Open||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|10. A Karklins vs J T Westbrock
|| ||0-1||51||1969||70th US Open||C42 Petrov Defense|
|11. A Karklins vs A Liepnieks
|| ||1-0||20||1969||70th US Open||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|12. A Karklins vs Robert J Gauntt
|| ||0-1||25||1969||70th US Open||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|13. A Karklins vs R Verber
||0-1||42||1970||Illinois Open||B97 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|14. D LaPierre Ballard vs A Karklins
|| ||0-1||44||1970||Wamsley Open||E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights|
|15. R Avery vs A Karklins
|| ||0-1||20||1971||Lone Pine||E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|16. A Karklins vs A Mengarini
|| ||1-0||33||1971||Lone Pine||C71 Ruy Lopez|
|17. J Grefe vs A Karklins
|| ||1-0||25||1971||Lone Pine||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|18. A Karklins vs M J Regan
|| ||1-0||27||1971||72nd US Open||C02 French, Advance|
|19. P Shuey vs A Karklins
|| ||0-1||38||1971||72nd US Open||E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3|
|20. A Karklins vs R Finegold
|| ||1-0||20||1971||72nd US Open||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|21. Reshevsky vs A Karklins
|| ||1-0||29||1971||72nd US Open||A04 Reti Opening|
|22. A Karklins vs R Shean
|| ||1-0||25||1971||72nd US Open||B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line|
|23. J N Jacobs vs A Karklins
|| ||1-0||52||1971||72nd US Open||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|24. A Karklins vs J McCormick
|| ||1-0||30||1971||72nd US Open||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|25. Kavalek vs A Karklins
|| ||1-0||33||1971||72nd US Open||A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3|
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 180
|Mar-21-09|| ||parisattack: Karklins played some excellent games in the 1970s. His Modern Grandmaster Chess is a terrific book - one of the unknown classics of chess literature, IMHO.|
|Mar-22-09|| ||ForeverYoung: I have that book in my library. It has been some time since I took it off the shelf. Definitely a great one.|
|May-18-10|| ||oldsounio: Any idea please,where can i get his book ?|
|May-24-10|| ||Albertan: <May-18-10 oldsounio: Any idea please,where can i get his book ?>|
|May-30-10|| ||oldsounio: Thank you Albertan!
I am afraid this sells only in USA.
|Jun-10-12|| ||GrahamClayton: In late 2011 Karklins was awarded the Broughton Lifetime Achievment in Chess Award by the Illinois Chess Association.|
|Oct-23-12|| ||wordfunph: <parisattack> rare book by FM Karklins for a reasonable price of $15.|
Tal's Masterpieces and Other Selected Games 1960-1975
|Jan-10-13|| ||gars: <wordfunph> "Tal's Masterpieces and Other Selected Games" (Chicago Chess Books) 1976) is not only a rare book but a very good one! Many games have notes by Tal himself an the others are analyzed by Karklins, Kmoch, Shamkovich, Euwe, Peterson, Kirilov, Zaitsev,Kondratiev, Kann, Korchnoi, Razuaev and Zhuravlev. A feast of Chess!|
|Feb-20-15|| ||Oliveira: Father and son: http://www.uschess.org/content/view...|
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