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Vija Rozlapa
Number of games in database: 7
Years covered: 1959 to 1972
Last FIDE rating: 1993 (1754 rapid, 1833 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2023
Overall record: +2 -4 =1 (35.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-08-1942, 79 years old) Latvia

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Last updated: 2019-01-08 06:47:37

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Rozlapa vs N Gaprindashvili  0-14319592nd Soviet Spartakiad final AB06 Robatsch
2. V Rozlapa vs T Zatulovskaya  ½-½1819686th Soviet Team CupB01 Scandinavian
3. A E Muslimova vs V Rozlapa  1-03619686th Soviet Team CupA36 English
4. M Sammul vs V Rozlapa  1-0331969Match Riga-TallinnB25 Sicilian, Closed
5. M Kartanaite vs V Rozlapa  0-1131971Baltic Match-TournamentB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. V Rozlapa vs E Belova  1-032197212th Soviet Team-ch qual-2C51 Evans Gambit
7. M Litinskaya-Shul vs V Rozlapa  1-040197212th Soviet Team-ch Final-AA21 English
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Jan-08-17  tjipa: This legendary Latvian coach, the first chess teacher of Alexei Shirov, today turns 75! She still continues her work with children.
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Alexey Shirov (kibitz #252)

Recently I wrote a short piece on Vija Rozhlapa, Shirov's first trainer, here is the part concerning Alexey. Vija Rozhlapa is a Latvian chess player and trainer. She learned to play chess at age 12, so at about this time a round anniversary could be celebrated – her 50 years in chess. Rozhlapa’s greatest contribution to the world chess scene is Alexey Shirov – she was his first trainer (and I was lucky to be present in this process, being in the same group of her pupils in 1978–83). Of course, once Shirov’s father had brought Alexey to Riga Chess School, any trainer there would have noticed his enormous tactical talent. His love of chess and obsessive desire to win every game would have brought him at least to strong master’s level in any case. Still, I dare say that Rozhlapa’s work was essentially important in Shirov’s becoming a world class player. It was a miracle to see how this unhealthily thin, very nervous and, frankly, at times quite nerdy boy gradually changed under Rozhlapa’s strict and loving guidance. It was a monumental task to teach this chess-obsessed kid that he needs to eat properly, to exercise physically, not only mentally, etc. And within chess – to make him study My System by Aaron Nimzowitsch (another player from Riga), endgames and other fundamentals which often seem boring to kids who are successful as attacking players

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  SkySports: Still an active player at almost 80, with a standard rating around 2000. Not bad at all...

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