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Normunds Miezis
Number of games in database: 975
Years covered: 1991 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2489 (2490 rapid, 2373 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2596

Overall record: +401 -197 =273 (61.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 104 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English, 1 c4 e5 (171) 
    A22 A21 A25 A20 A26
 English (144) 
    A13 A16 A10 A18 A19
 French Defense (89) 
 English, 1 c4 c5 (74) 
    A36 A34 A37
 Caro-Kann (43) 
    B10 B13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (185) 
    B42 B43 B40 B41 B22
 Sicilian Kan (122) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (49) 
    A46 A45 E00 A40 D02
 Modern Benoni (40) 
    A60 A70 A56
 English, 1 c4 c5 (38) 
    A37 A34 A30 A35 A31
 Bogo Indian (32) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fedorov vs N Miezis, 2000 0-1
   N Miezis vs R Fontaine, 2006 1-0
   N Miezis vs Navara, 2011 1-0
   N Miezis vs P Varley, 1998 1-0
   N Miezis vs A A Lopez, 2008 1-0
   M Sinner vs N Miezis, 1997 0-1
   N Miezis vs S Ristevski, 2006 1-0
   Aagaard vs N Miezis, 2014 0-1
   Solozhenkin vs N Miezis, 2001 0-1
   N Miezis vs T Glimbrant, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Heart of Finland op 16th (2006)
   European Team Championship (1999)
   Norwegian Open (2001)
   Wichern Open (1995)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   Staufer Open (1994)
   Reykjavik Open (2002)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2014)
   Rilton Cup 2015/16 (2015)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   French Defense, Monte Carlo Exchange Variation by kenilworthian
   French Defense, Monte Carlo Exchange Variation by imsighked2
   French Defense, Monte Carlo Exchange Variation by WartHog
   97_C01_Monte Carlo Xchg Var. by whiteshark
   French Defense, Monte Carlo Exchange Variation by ggudichsen
   The Snake Benoni by Charles A Ward
   English C4 Opening by Nephrons1

   🏆 Lindores Abbey Tal Mem
   O Badelka vs N Miezis (Nov-08-21) 0-1
   N Miezis vs O Badelka (Nov-08-21) 1-0
   B Adhiban vs N Miezis (Nov-07-21) 1-0
   N Miezis vs L Budisavljevic (Nov-06-21) 1-0
   K Georgiev vs N Miezis (Nov-05-21) 1-0

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(born May-11-1971, 51 years old) Latvia

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Grandmaster. Latvian champion in 1991 and 2006.

Wikipedia article: Normunds Miezis

 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 990  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Laux vs N Miezis  ½-½601991Biel MTO opA52 Budapest Gambit
2. N Miezis vs Bagirov 0-1231991LatviaC01 French, Exchange
3. N Miezis vs Tseshkovsky  0-1411992Moscow3A26 English
4. N Miezis vs Hort  0-1591992Bern opA26 English
5. J Adamski vs N Miezis  ½-½421992Giessen OpenA04 Reti Opening
6. I Farago vs N Miezis  ½-½671992Giessen OpenA60 Benoni Defense
7. U Hirth vs N Miezis  1-0541992Biel MTO opA00 Uncommon Opening
8. V Malaniuk vs N Miezis  0-1431993Wichern op 2ndA60 Benoni Defense
9. G Timmerman vs N Miezis  1-0191993Douai opB42 Sicilian, Kan
10. D Leuba vs N Miezis  1-0801993Bern OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. N Miezis vs R Breyther  1-0251993Bern OpenA13 English
12. B Kievelitz vs N Miezis  0-1321993Bern OpenA34 English, Symmetrical
13. N Miezis vs Epishin  0-1351993Bern OpenA22 English
14. N Miezis vs I Farago  0-1491994Passau op 2ndA22 English
15. Tseitlin vs N Miezis  1-0451994EUCup GrB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. N Miezis vs V Permiakov  0-1381994LAT-chA36 English
17. N Miezis vs A Kovalev  1-0381994Staufer OpenA21 English
18. N Miezis vs T Reschke  1-0231994Staufer OpenA10 English
19. M Lomineishvili vs N Miezis  0-1371994Staufer OpenA60 Benoni Defense
20. F Geisler vs N Miezis  ½-½161994Staufer OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. Michael Herrmann vs N Miezis  0-1351994Staufer OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. N Miezis vs K Jung  1-0281994Staufer OpenA22 English
23. Kupreichik vs N Miezis  1-0261994Staufer OpenB40 Sicilian
24. Barsov vs N Miezis  0-1371995NRW-Liga II 9596A60 Benoni Defense
25. N Miezis vs Gipslis  1-0451995Riga opA22 English
 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 990  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-20-06  HolyKnight: Wow all this guy plays is the English as White looks like. That is rare these days.
Apr-23-06  notyetagm: Miezis is a specialist in the IQP positions resulting from the 4 c4 French Exchange

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only he arrives at this position from the English move order 1 c4 e6 2 e4 d5 3 exd5 exd5 4 d4. That's why he has so many games listed under A13.

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  ganstaman: I was thinking about the Modern Benoni and the Taimanov Variation, which many seem to agree makes playing the Modern Benoni in its natural move order dangerous. So I was thinking that the reason the Taimanov is possible is because black's king is uncastled and his d-pawn is on d6. Black can castle sooner, and for this I think starting out as a KID makes most sense (and then playing ...c5 hoping to transpose). Or, black can avoid playing d6 until it is safe to do so.

The latter sounds like more fun, so I thought briefly about just not playing d6 until I've castled. Unfortunatley, not playing ...d6 allows white to play d6. My first question is: is this really a problem? The d6 pawn for white may be difficult to support. Black has traded use of the c7 and e7 squares for the c6 and e6 squares. I haven't played the Benoni much (only occasional transpositions from the Modern Defense), so I don't know if this is a good trade, or if black can ever actually win white's d6 pawn.

There is an alternative, however, and that is what brings me to this page (besides all the open room around here). There is the Snake Benoni: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 Bd6?!, planning ...Bc7 and maybe ...Ba5 (the movement of this bishop is somehow reminiscent of a snake). Our good friend Miezis has played this numerous times with good results. In this database, it has +24 -24 =16 results overall (from ). Anyone here ever use this, or know black's basic plans? In other words, if I plan on using this ever, can anyone help me not get crushed? Otherwise, I'll just play over Miezis's games. You should too; they're quite interesting.

Nov-03-06  nescio: In a minor tournament in Gausdal, , Akesson and Miezis played a game which left me speechless. The last ten moves may have been played in time-trouble, but even so... I don't think <> will bother to include this tournament in their database, but perhaps someone could shed a light on this game, for instance with the help of one of those chess engines I hear so much of on this site:

[Event "Gausdal Byggern Masters 2006"]
[Site "Gausdal"]
[Date "2006.09.28"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Ã…kesson, Ralf"]
[Black "Miezis, Normunds"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E38"]
[WhiteElo "2449"]
[BlackElo "2527"]
[PlyCount "82"]
[EventDate "2006.09.??"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "NOR"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 c5 5. dxc5 Bxc5 6. Nf3 b6 7. Bg5 Bb7 8. e4 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Nc6 11. Rd1 Nh5 12. Bd6 Bxd6 13. Rxd6 g4 14. Nd2 Rc8 15. Qd1 Rg8 16. Rd3 Ne5 17. Re3 a6 18. h3 Nf6 19. hxg4 Nfxg4 20. Rg3 Qf6 21. Qe2 Qf4 22. Rhh3 Ke7 23. Nd1 b5 24. f3 h5 25. cxb5 Rc1 26. fxg4 hxg4 27. bxa6 Bc6 28. Rc3 gxh3 29. Rxc1 h2 30. Nf2 Rg3 31. Rc3 Rxc3 32. bxc3 Qg3 33. Kd1 Ba4+ 34. Nb3 Qxc3 35. Qc2 Qe3 36. Nh1 Qg1 37. Qf2 Qxh1 38. a7 Bc6 39. Nd4 Bxe4 40. Qh4+ f6 41. Qxe4 Qxf1+ 0-1

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday to GM Miezis. One of my favourite players. (Mainly because he likes playing 1...b6, just like me :) )
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday to GM Miezis, again :-)
Sep-16-08  Xeroxx: Hahaha Happy birthday :D hahaha :D
May-06-09  BIDMONFA: Normunds Miezis

MIEZIS, Normunds

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  Tabanus: GM Normunds Miezis, Latvia, born 11 May 1971. Now rated 2519,

IM in 1993, GM in 1997. Rated 2601 in Jan. 2001.

Champion of Latvia 1991 and 2006.


Biographies: (in English) (in Dutch) (in Polish)


Placed 3rd in Lithuanian University of Agriculture Cup 25-31 Aug. 2010:

Jun-24-12  waustad: Today he gave Etienne Goudriaan a nice rook and pawn endgame lesson at:
Sep-05-12  vinidivici: The most opening he has used as white is should note as one of the player who develop the opening.
Jan-29-15  mrandersson: Having gone over quite a few of his game i must say i really like his style of play and ideas he has.

The c4 e4 idea is one i have used a few times but his ideas give me ideas as well.

Feb-20-15  Volmac: <nescio: ...Akesson and Miezis played a game which left me speechless.> R Akesson vs N Miezis, 2006

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