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Igor Garais
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1949 to 1966
Overall record: +5 -2 =1 (68.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-09-1922, died Jan-16-2017, 94 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Igors Garais was born in Germany, but his family later moved to Latvia. In his youth, he was touted as a potentially great talent. After emigrating to the United States and settling in Cleveland, Ohio he played less often, but he met with some success. He won the 1954 Cleveland Open, and finished 20th in the 1957 US Open. He shared 1st with Sneiders in the 1961-1962 Latvian Correspondence tournament.1

1Val Zemitis, "Encyclopedia of Latvian Chessplayers Vol.I" pp. G-11 to G-13

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Last updated: 2019-11-27 11:51:51

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Garais vs E Zemgalis  ½-½451949DP Latvian championshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. H Gross vs I Garais  0-123195758th US OpenB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. I Garais vs E Marchand  1-041195758th US OpenB40 Sicilian
4. A Di Camillo vs I Garais  0-152195758th US OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. I Garais vs Fischer 0-121195758th US OpenB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
6. W Shipman vs I Garais  1-017195758th US OpenE12 Queen's Indian
7. I Garais vs L Dreibergs  1-0241962Postal tournamentC40 King's Knight Opening
8. I Garais vs A Nasvitis  1-0341966ClevelandB15 Caro-Kann
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Mar-22-05  reztap: I knew Garais, and played two games against him in the early fifties.

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