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Nikolajs Kampars
Number of games in database: 11
Years covered: 1934 to 1962
Overall record: +5 -5 =1 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-04-1903, died Aug-05-1972, 68 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Kampars vs D M J Wehrley  1-0411934Dama Chess ClubD00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. F Apsenieks vs N Kampars  1-0421934Dama Chess ClubD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Alekhine vs N Kampars 0-1381935Simul, 40bD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
4. V Mezgailis vs N Kampars  1-0291939Category 1D02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. R Skuja vs N Kampars  1-0241940Christmas Qualifying TournamentB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
6. N Kampars vs Rossolimo  0-133195354th US OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. N Kampars vs N Whitaker  0-150195354th US OpenD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
8. Fischer vs N Kampars ½-½371957New Western OpenB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
9. N Rappaport vs N Kampars  0-1181959corr USAC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
10. N Kampars vs H Taig  1-0261959corrD00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. J Kotek vs N Kampars  0-1191962corrC33 King's Gambit Accepted
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Aug-19-08  myschkin: . . .

<Nikolajs Kampars>

Originally from Latvia, he evidently came to the United States in the early l950s after having lived for a time in Austria. In February 1962 Kampars began his magazine Blackmar - Diemer Gambit. It originally appeared as a four page insert in the Latvian magazine, Chess World, and concentrated on the BDG (and closely related openings) almost exclusively. With the January 1964 issue, Kampars began to publish independently of Chess World. At the same time he expanded his magazine to include openings other than the BDG, and renamed it Opening Adventures. From then until failing health forced him to discontinue publication with the May 1967 issue, Kampars insured that this modest little magazine was true to its name. There were indeed delightful adventures in its pages: gambits of all sorts and sizes, and still plenty of BDGs, of course. Although by all accounts a modest man, Kampars nevertheless often published his own games, sometimes annotated by then Senior Master (now Grandmaster) Edmar Mednis.

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