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Roland Berzinsh
R Berzinsh 
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Number of games in database: 272
Years covered: 1991 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2375 (2274 rapid, 2339 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2478
Overall record: +86 -72 =89 (52.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 25 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (57) 
    B50 B23 B31 B48 B90
 French Defense (18) 
    C18 C01 C19 C16 C12
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A45 D02 D00
 French Winawer (10) 
    C18 C19 C16
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B12 B17 B18 B10
 Robatsch (7) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C84 C67 C69 C70 C65
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E15 E12
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    D02 E00 A40 A45 A46
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E39 E38 E33 E20 E42
 Two Knights (10) 
    C55 C58
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (9) 
    D20 D25 D26 D22 D23
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Berzinsh vs J Pribyl, 2001 1-0
   R Berzinsh vs V Meijers, 1995 1-0
   R Berzinsh vs V Burmakin, 2013 1/2-1/2
   M Hennigan vs R Berzinsh, 2009 0-1
   J Jackova vs R Berzinsh, 2001 0-1
   P Vavra vs R Berzinsh, 1994 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   E.U. Championship and Cork Chess Congress (2005)
   Pula Open (2003)
   URS Junior Championship (1991)
   Latvian Championship (2018)
   Wch U18 (1992)
   Berliner Sommer (1994)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2014)
   European Championship (2019)

   🏆 Riga Tech Open A
   S Lobanov vs R Berzinsh (Aug-11-19) 1-0
   A Kelires vs R Berzinsh (Mar-29-19) 1/2-1/2
   R Berzinsh vs Yahav Emanuel (Mar-28-19) 1-0
   P Potapov vs R Berzinsh (Mar-27-19) 1-0
   R Berzinsh vs Z Martic (Mar-26-19) 1-0

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(born Jan-14-1975, 48 years old) Latvia

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He is an IM.

Wikipedia article: Rolands Bērziņš

Last updated: 2019-01-14 04:49:10

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 272  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Berzinsh vs I Odesskij  0-1391991URS Junior ChampionshipC16 French, Winawer
2. N Haburdzania vs R Berzinsh  0-1371991URS Junior ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
3. I Makarjev vs R Berzinsh  1-0341991URS Junior ChampionshipE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
4. R Berzinsh vs E Gershenson  1-0371991URS Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. R Berzinsh vs A Lugovoi  1-0371991URS Junior ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
6. A Andrienko vs R Berzinsh  0-1361991URS Junior ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
7. S Appolonov vs R Berzinsh  ½-½351991URS Junior ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
8. R Berzinsh vs A Aleksandrov  0-1471991URS Junior ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
9. R Berzinsh vs V Timchenko  1-0411991URS Junior ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. M Tobyas vs R Berzinsh  0-1511992Mlada Boleslav (Czech Republic)C55 Two Knights Defense
11. M Korenova vs R Berzinsh  ½-½201992Mlada Boleslav (Czech Republic)C45 Scotch Game
12. P Gillen vs R Berzinsh  0-1371992Wch U18E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
13. R Berzinsh vs H Theissen  1-0281992Wch U18B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. R Berzinsh vs M Halac  1-0351992Wch U18B25 Sicilian, Closed
15. R Berzinsh vs R Ahundov  0-1291992Wch U18C12 French, McCutcheon
16. V Danilov vs R Berzinsh  ½-½271992Wch U18A46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. R Berzinsh vs M Al-Modiahki  0-1621992Wch U18B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. Sakaev vs R Berzinsh  1-0611992Wch U18E15 Queen's Indian
19. E Torman vs R Berzinsh  1-0301992Wch U18E41 Nimzo-Indian
20. R Berzinsh vs D Langier  1-0251992Wch U18B01 Scandinavian
21. V Georgiev vs R Berzinsh  0-1471992Wch U18C47 Four Knights
22. J Maiwald vs R Berzinsh  ½-½561992Wch U18E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
23. R Berzinsh vs I Novikov  ½-½251992European Team ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. S Tatai vs R Berzinsh  ½-½361992European Team ChampionshipC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
25. R Berzinsh vs V Maidla  ½-½191992European Team ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 272  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-27-06  BIDMONFA: Roland Berzinsh


Dec-18-09  dagwood2005:

A brilliant effort from this master!

Mar-12-10  alexrawlings: I understand that the game between Roland Berzinsh and Michael Hennigan at last year's London Classic Open (2009) won the brilliancy prize. Could someone or chessgames post this game?

Here is the position when the brilliancy move was made:

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With black to play and 1.. Qxf2+! 2 Kxf2 Rxe2+ 3 Kxf3 (or 3 Kg1 f2#)Bg4 4 Kf4 Bh6#

May-25-10  JonDSouzaEva: Here is the game. I'll submit it to as well.

[Event "London Classic FIDE Op"]
[Site "London Olympia"]
[Date "2009.12.12"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Hennigan, Michael T"]
[Black "Berzinsh, Roland"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A07"]
[WhiteElo "2385"]
[BlackElo "2424"]
[PlyCount "66"]
[EventDate "2009.12.08"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. d3 d5
6. Nbd2 Nc6 7. c4 d4 8. a3 a5 9. b3 Nd7 10. Rb1 Nc5
11. Ne1 e5 12. Nc2 f5 13. b4 axb4 14. axb4 Na4 15. Bb2 e4 16. Nb3 Nxb2 17. Rxb2 Kh8 18. Rb1 exd3 19. exd3 f4 20. Nc5 Ra7 21. Ra1 Rxa1 22. Qxa1 f3 23. Bh1 Nxb4 24. Nxb4 Qe7 25.Qa7 b6 26. Nca6 Bh3 27. Rb1 Re8 28. Nc2 Qe2 29.Nab4 h5 $1 30. Qa1 Qxf2+ 31. Kxf2 Re2+ 32. Kxf3 Bg4+ 33. Kf4 Bh6#

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  GrahamClayton: Very sporting play by Michael Hennigan to allow Berzinsh to sacrifice his Queen and finish with a nice checkmate.

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