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Voldemar Mezgailis
Number of games in database: 45
Years covered: 1934 to 1950
Overall record: +26 -13 =6 (64.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-22-1912, died Jun-01-1998, 86 years old) Latvia

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(Latvian spelling Voldemārs Mežgailis) Voldemar Mezgailis was born in Lustuze, Vilkene Parish, Latvia. He won the Latvian Championship in 1944 and 1950.

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Last updated: 2020-04-22 05:50:12

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Mezgailis vs A Strunke 1-0281934Riga v Dama club tournamentA04 Reti Opening
2. F Apsenieks vs V Mezgailis  0-1291936International Olympic trainingB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. V Mezgailis vs M Feigin 0-1451936International Olympic trainingD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. V Mezgailis vs H Kalnins  1-0351936Olympic SelectionE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
5. K Ozols vs V Mezgailis  0-1271936Olympic SelectionA12 English with b3
6. V Mezgailis vs M Brakmanis  1-0281936Olympic SelectionE00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Aranavicius vs V Mezgailis  0-1421936Match Latvia - LithuaniaB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
8. J Francez vs V Mezgailis  ½-½291936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE17 Queen's Indian
9. Ekenberg vs V Mezgailis  0-1491936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadB10 Caro-Kann
10. V Uulberg vs V Mezgailis 0-1191936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
11. K S Ojanen vs V Mezgailis  ½-½171936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE17 Queen's Indian
12. A Vajda vs V Mezgailis  1-0301936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadA14 English
13. E Richter vs V Mezgailis ½-½301936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. V Mezgailis vs A Pluess  1-0301936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. V Mezgailis vs L Roedl  0-1591936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD85 Grunfeld
16. L Abramavicius vs V Mezgailis  1-0201936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadA47 Queen's Indian
17. A Christensen vs V Mezgailis  0-1251936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadA02 Bird's Opening
18. Nils Elisons vs V Mezgailis  1-0271937National Team TrainingA00 Uncommon Opening
19. V Mezgailis vs W Hasenfuss  0-12619376th Lat. congress grp.2A99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
20. J Fride vs V Mezgailis 0-14519376th Lat. congress grp.2D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
21. V Mezgailis vs Z Solmanis  1-0221937ARSB tournamentA13 English
22. V Mezgailis vs H Jogi  1-02119371st SELL Baltic Student OlympiadA15 English
23. I Vistaneckis vs V Mezgailis  1-05819371st SELL Baltic Student OlympiadA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. H Vard vs V Mezgailis  0-11919371st SELL Baltic Student OlympiadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. K Ozols vs V Mezgailis  0-13519376th Lat.congress Group runner-up playoffD85 Grunfeld
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  whiteshark: Bio: additional games (1936)
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  whiteshark: According to he'd won the Latvian Championship twice, 1944 and 1950.
Apr-22-16  TheFocus: He Who Should Not Be Named.
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  jessicafischerqueen: <whiteshark>

<Mezgailis> did indeed win the Latvian championship in 1944 and 1950. Sadly, only one game from each of those events is available on rusbase. One of them is a Mezgailis game which I uploaded:

V Mezgailis vs A Darznieks, 1950


<1944 Riga championship crosstable>:

<1950 Riga championship crosstable>:

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Interestingly, in Latvian "mezgailis" is a word and it means "root".

According to the google translator.

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