Number of games in database: 293
Years covered: 1973 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2391 (2385 rapid, 2338 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2540
Overall record: +84 -82 =121 (50.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
M Rytshagov vs Lanka, 1992 0-1
Lanka vs Dvoirys, 1988 1-0
Balashov vs Lanka, 1988 0-1
Kasparov vs Lanka, 1976 1/2-1/2
M Orr vs Lanka, 1999 0-1
Korchnoi vs Lanka, 1997 1/2-1/2
G Siegel vs Lanka, 1996 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
World Team-ch 3rd (1993)
Manila Olympiad (1992)
EUR-chT (Men) 10th (1992)
Moscow Olympiad (1994)
EUR-chT (Men) 12th (1999)
EUR-chT (Men) 11th (1997)
Dresden Olympiad (2008)
🏆 Bundesliga 2019/20
R Meessen vs Lanka (Oct-16-21) 0-1
E Romanov vs Lanka (Sep-22-21) 0-1
F Gatterer vs Lanka (Oct-15-17) 1/2-1/2
Lanka vs A Eybl (Oct-14-17) 1-0
T Reich vs Lanka (Oct-13-17) 0-1
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Last updated: 2022-03-25 06:18:34
(born May-21-1960, 61 years old) Latvia
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GM (1992) Zigurds Fridrikhovich Lanka. IM in 1987. Latvian champion 1993. Rating peaks 2575 in 1997 and 2531 in 2005. Played for Latvia in the 1992, 1994 and 2008 olympiads, World Team Ch 1993, and European Team Chs 1992, 1997 and 1999. Has been a coach for Victor Bologan and Alexey Shirov.
Lanka graduated from the Latvian University and is a journalist by profession.
Wikipedia article: Zigurds Lanka
| page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385
|1. Bronstein vs Lanka
|| ||0-1||36||1973||Moscow||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|2. Kasparov vs Lanka
||½-½||60||1976||URS Junior Championship||B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation|
|3. A Khasin vs Lanka
|| ||0-1||35||1977||USSR||A15 English|
|4. Lanka vs Kasparov
||0-1||37||1977||URS-ch U20||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|5. Kasparov vs Lanka
||1-0||40||1977||Junior Tournament||E90 King's Indian|
|6. Lanka vs Kasparov
||½-½||49||1977||Junior Tournament||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|7. Lanka vs Yermolinsky
|| ||1-0||19||1977||Junior Tournament||B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack|
|8. Lanka vs E Magerramov
|| ||1-0||35||1977||Junior Tournament||B96 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|9. Lanka vs L Zaid
||1-0||40||1977||Junior Tournament||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|10. Lanka vs Yusupov
|| ||0-1||39||1977||Junior Tournament||C42 Petrov Defense|
|11. Lanka vs Gipslis
|| ||1-0||40||1978||Jurmala||B10 Caro-Kann|
|12. J Nogueiras vs Lanka
|| ||½-½||52||1978||Jurmala||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|13. Lanka vs G Ligterink
|| ||1-0||37||1978||Jurmala||B83 Sicilian|
|14. Westerinen vs Lanka
|| ||½-½||44||1978||Jurmala||C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense|
|15. Lanka vs A Vitolinsh
||1-0||54||1978||Jurmala||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|16. Lutikov vs Lanka
||1-0||36||1978||Jurmala||C30 King's Gambit Declined|
|17. Lanka vs V Kirpichnikov
|| ||½-½||26||1978||Jurmala||D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|18. Bronstein vs Lanka
|19. Lanka vs Knaak
|| ||0-1||37||1978||Jurmala||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|20. Lanka vs L Schneider
|| ||½-½||41||1978||Jurmala||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|21. Sahovic vs Lanka
|| ||1-0||48||1978||Jurmala||D93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3|
|22. Lanka vs Klovans
|| ||½-½||20||1978||Jurmala||C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O|
|23. Taimanov vs Lanka
|| ||1-0||57||1978||Jurmala||E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line|
|24. Lanka vs Gufeld
|| ||0-1||33||1978||Jurmala||A60 Benoni Defense|
|25. Ermenkov vs Lanka
|| ||0-1||57||1978||Jurmala||E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1|
| page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385
|Feb-01-06|| ||MUG: I would guess that the Zigurd here is the very same Zigurds here:
Zigurds Lanka, as well as the Lanka over here: Lanka|
|May-27-09|| ||YoungEd: In his best games collection, Viktor Bologan credits Lanka greatly as a teacher.|
|May-27-09|| ||Open Defence: no bio?|
|Sep-24-09|| ||Tabanus: GM Zigurds Lanka, Latvia, born 21 May 1960. Current rating 2496|
IM in 1987, GM in 1992. Latvian champion 1993. Rating peaks 2575 in 1997 and 2531 in 2005. Played for Latvia in the 1992, 1994 and 2008 olympiads, World Team Ch 1993, and European Team Chs 1992, 1997 and 1999. Has been a coach for Viktor Bologan and Alexey Shirov.
Biography in German: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zigurd...
|Aug-03-11|| ||wordfunph: "I never met a man who got hurt working on chess."
- GM Zigurds Lanka
Source: Victor Bologan Selected Games 1985-2004
|Aug-03-11|| ||BobCrisp: Man does not live by chess alone.|
|Aug-04-11|| ||JoergWalter: Did he clarified any fathership issues with Rustam Kamsky? |
|Aug-04-11|| ||JoergWalter: <"I never met a man who got hurt working on chess." |
- GM Zigurds Lanka>
But by Rustam's uppercut.
|May-16-14|| ||BIDMONFA: Zigurds Lanka|
|Sep-07-15|| ||diagonal: Picture of GM Zigurds Lanka: http://www.zawadzka.eu/gallery.php?...|
One of his most important and exciting games was winning a long battle as IM against Artashes Minasian (winner of the final USSR Championship in 1991 on tie-break and later multiple Armenian Champion) in the last round at the Chess Olympiad in Manila 1992:
Latvia drew Armenia 2-2 and earned as fifth at the Olympiad the last spot for the upcoming World Team Chess Championship in Lucerne 1993, to-date still the only qualification / participation of Latvia in the Continental team event series.
Survey Chess Olympiad Manila 1992 (Lanka individually made good 7/10 points): http://www.olimpbase.org/1992/1992l...
Notation of that decisive last round game: http://www.olimpbase.org/pgn4web/an...
|Oct-14-16|| ||whiteshark: "This book* is dedicated to a remarkable man, my “life-long” coach Zigurds Lanka, who uncovered for me the mysteries of the King’s Indian Defence!"|
-- Viktor Bologan
|Nov-25-18|| ||tjipa: Zigurds Lanka is a Latvian grandmaster, so it is absolutely not needed to add "Fridrikhovich" to his name - which is a formal Russian form of address, including father's name. Esp., because even Karpov and Kasparov are listed here just by their first name and not as Garry Kimovich or Anatoly Yevgenyevich.|
|Nov-25-18|| ||hemy: <tjipa>
<Zigurds Lanka is a Latvian grandmaster, so it is absolutely not needed to add "Fridrikhovich" to his name - which is a formal Russian form of address>
The name of the great Lithuanian chess player Vladas Mikenas was also presented in Russian way, and even worse: "Vladas Ivanovich Mikenas". His father's name was Jonas, not Ivan. I insisted to remove "Ivanovich", but not to add "Ionovich":
Vladas Mikenas (kibitz #67)
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