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August Rankis
Number of games in database: 49
Years covered: 1938 to 1948
Overall record: +20 -17 =12 (53.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-29-1911, died Nov-02-1966, 55 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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August Rankis (Augusts Raņķis ) shared first prize with Erik Karklins in the 1947 Latvian-English Zone Championship in Germany. In 1957, he won the New York State Championship with a 9-0 score. He also won the New York State Championship in 1959. In 1965, he won the 5th North American-Latvian chess championship.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 49  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Rankis vs L Endzelins  1-02319387th Latvian congress group AB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
2. P Tautvaisas vs A Rankis  1-0351943VainodeC48 Four Knights
3. A Rankis vs B Strazdins  1-0221943VainodeD85 Grunfeld
4. A Rankis vs H Valdsaare  1-0281946Meerbeck Displaced Persons itC10 French
5. K Skema vs A Rankis  0-1391946Meerbeck Displaced Persons itD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. A Rankis vs R Arlauskas  0-1531946Meerbeck Displaced Persons itD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
7. W Jursevskis vs A Rankis  0-1671946Meerbeck Displaced Persons itB03 Alekhine's Defense
8. A Rankis vs P Tautvaisas  0-1321946Meerbeck Displaced Persons itD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. A Rankis vs Josef Repecka  0-1261946Meerbeck Displaced Persons itB44 Sicilian
10. L Endzelins vs A Rankis  1-0481946Meerbeck Displaced Persons itD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
11. A Rankis vs A Darznieks  ½-½751946Meerbeck Displaced Persons itB15 Caro-Kann
12. L Sepp vs A Rankis  ½-½581946Meerbeck Displaced Persons itA09 Reti Opening
13. A Rankis vs F Bohatirchuk  1-0511946Meerbeck Displaced Persons itB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
14. A Liepnieks vs A Rankis  0-1551946Meerbeck Displaced Persons itB72 Sicilian, Dragon
15. A Rankis vs Val Zemitis  1-0241946Meerbeck Displaced Persons itD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. E Sadovsky vs A Rankis  0-1561946Meerbeck Displaced Persons itA06 Reti Opening
17. P Tautvaisas vs A Rankis  ½-½481946Augsburg 1stC59 Two Knights
18. R Palme vs A Rankis ½-½801946Augsburg 1stA22 English
19. A Rankis vs E Zemgalis  0-1511946Augsburg 1stD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. A Rankis vs J Huber  1-0251946Augsburg 1stC03 French, Tarrasch
21. F Nuernberg vs A Rankis  ½-½351946Augsburg 1stD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. K Skema vs A Rankis  1-0681946Augsburg 1stD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
23. L Endzelins vs A Rankis  ½-½251946Augsburg 1stC49 Four Knights
24. A Rankis vs R Arlauskas  1-0201946Augsburg 1stA27 English, Three Knights System
25. A Rankis vs F Krautheim  0-1541946Augsburg 1stC78 Ruy Lopez
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  whiteshark: August Rankis
Birthdate 29-3-1911
Deceased 2-11-1966
Nationality GER / later emigrated -->USA
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  GrahamClayton: 1957 and 1959 New York State champion and winner of the 5th North American-Latvian championship in Milwaukee in 1965.
Sep-01-19  Granny O Doul: I knew his son, the late Ray Rankis, as a substitute teacher at the Bronx HS of Science (I was a student). Coaching the Baruch College basketball team, the younger Rankis would become the second-winningest basketball coach in the history of the CUNY (City University of New York) Athletic Conference, second to the legendary Nat Holman.

He seemed young when I was at Science. I guess it was a long time ago. No idea about his father at the time.

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