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Kevin Gentes
Number of games in database: 32
Years covered: 1986 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2204
Highest rating achieved in database: 2332

Overall record: +11 -11 =10 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

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   Yusupov vs K Gentes, 1986 0-1

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(born Dec-07-1967, died May-01-2021, 53 years old) Canada

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FIDE Master. He tied 1st-3rd in the 1987 Canadian Junior Championship. Between 1989-93, he either tied for 1st (clear 1st: 1990 and 1992; tie-break of 1st-2nd for 1st: 1989 (with Aron Kaptsan tied 2nd-3rd after 1st-3rd tiebreak: 1991 (again tying with Aron, where Arthur Prystenski took tie-break); and tied 1st/2nd without using a tie-breaker in 1993 with Frank Kollar) or came in better than 3rd on 1st-3rd tie-breaks in the championship tournaments of Manitoba. In the 2004 Manitoba open, another 3-way tie with Sam Cleto and Samuel Lipnowski came about as well, with the latter splitting on tie-breaks for 1st part of 1st-3rd, but no tie-breaker was indicated for his 1st-2nd split of the 1990 Manitoba open (again with Prystenski).

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Last updated: 2021-05-03 18:25:09

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 34  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yusupov vs K Gentes 0-1521986Canadian OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. K Gentes vs R Huda  1-0351987CAN-ch U18B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. R Huda vs K Gentes  0-1501987CAN-chD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. K Gentes vs R Sasata  ½-½471987CANA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
5. K Gentes vs R Stone  ½-½321989Canada ztD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
6. K Spraggett vs K Gentes  1-0301989Ch. Canada, WindsorD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. L Day vs K Gentes 1-0431991Candian closedC40 King's Knight Opening
8. D Hergott vs K Gentes  1-0411992CAN-ch / ZonalA13 English
9. K Spraggett vs K Gentes  0-1331992CAN-ch / ZonalD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. L Day vs K Gentes  ½-½241992CAN-ch / ZonalC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
11. K Gentes vs G Basanta  0-1611992CAN-ch / ZonalA56 Benoni Defense
12. K Gentes vs T O'Donnell  ½-½481992CAN-ch / ZonalD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. A Lesiege vs K Gentes  1-0291992CAN-ch / ZonalE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
14. K Gentes vs J Horton  1-0671992CAN-ch / ZonalA56 Benoni Defense
15. K Gentes vs B Nickoloff  ½-½311992CAN-ch / ZonalD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
16. K Gentes vs Smirin  0-1301996CAN-ch opA56 Benoni Defense
17. B Knapper vs K Gentes  0-1251997Canadian OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
18. K Gentes vs Psakhis  ½-½311997Canadian OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
19. K Gentes vs Psakhis  ½-½311997Canada opA00 Uncommon Opening
20. K Spraggett vs K Gentes  1-0431997Canadian OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. J Lauritson vs K Gentes  0-1421999Winnipeg Manitoba-ch opB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. K Gentes vs D Haukenfrers  1-062200126th Keres MemA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
23. N Brajkovic vs K Gentes  0-128200126th Keres MemA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. K Gentes vs K Boehmer  0-136200126th Keres MemE20 Nimzo-Indian
25. B Morgan vs K Gentes  ½-½80200126th Keres MemB22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Feb-09-05  TheParadigm: I've actually had the pleasure of meeting this chap, a really nice guy. He lives in the same city as me. The reason I was looking him up was that he actually scored a victory against Yusupov when he was third in the world, and I was wondering if anyone had the game anywhere. Any takers?
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  perfidious: It was published in Chess Canada back then.....have to find my copy sometime in this life.
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  IMlday: Yusupov vs K Gentes, 1986

Winnipeg ratings were often untrustworthy. The city is long distance from major population centres and local masters got stronger playing each other but overall the rating pool was stagnant. Gentes solved this by working for the railroad so he could be in Toronto one weekend and Vancouver the next.

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  perfidious: Guess I was blind as a bat.......the game was staring me in the
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  OhioChessFan: Two principles govern the moral and intellectual world. One is perpetual progress, the other the necessary limitations to that progress. If the former alone prevailed, there would be nothing steadfast and durable on earth, and the whole of social life would be the sport of winds and waves. If the latter had exclusive sway, or even if it obtained a mischievous preponderancy, every thing would petrify or rot. The best ages of the world are those in which these two principles are the most equally balanced. In such ages every enlightened man ought to adopt both principles, and with one hand develop what he can, with the other restrain and uphold what he ought.
Aug-26-08  cliffordgoodman: It would be nice to see Kevin participate in the Abe Yanofsky Memorial this year. He hasn't played a rated game since that tournament from last year.
Dec-17-08  lazer pawn: does any one know how to look up games on the web for one player kevin gentes fron 1982 and on i only can get from 88 and on
Dec-17-08  Karpova: <lazer pawn>
Are you looking for a specific game? The earliest I can find is from 1985, e. g.
Dec-17-08  Resignation Trap: <lazer pawn> Perhaps you can try Canbase II: .
Jan-08-09  lazer pawn: does anyone know were i can find all chess games for one sertin chess player?
Jul-17-09  blacksburg: nice bio.
Dec-14-16  TheNige: "Just play chess." Heard from one KG.
Dec-14-16  TheNige: CanBase II, in which KG's games could be found, is now over here:

May-03-21  TheNige: Sad news, notes MCA blogger Tony Boron:

Edward Tang reports " that FM Kevin Gentes passed away May 1, 2021. Kevin passed away after a stroke in the St. Boniface Hospital of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Despite being inactive from Winnipeg chess lately, he was residing in Winnipeg."

Rest in Peace, Kevin.

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