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Zigurds Lanka
Latvian chess player

Zigurds Lanka

Zigurds Lanka
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Intro Latvian chess player
Is Chess player Journalist
From Latvia
Field Journalism Sports
Gender male
Birth 21 May 1960, Baldone
Age 62 years
Spouse: Nina Serbina
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Zigurds Lanka (born May 21, 1960, Baldone, Latvia) is a Latvian chess player who holds the title of Grandmaster (1992).
Zigurds Lanka started to play chess when he was 6 years old. In 1987 he achieved the International Master title. Zigurds Lanka won the Latvian Chess Championship in 1993. His Elo rating peaks were 2575 in 1997 and 2531 in 2005. Zigurds Lanka is considered to be an excellent theoretician and trainer. He assisted Alexei Shirov. Zigurds Lanka graduated from the Latvian University and is a journalist by profession.


Soviet Team Chess Championship

  • In 1983, at the third board in the 16th Soviet Team Chess Championship in Moscow (+1, =0, -0).
  • In 1979, at the seventh board in the 14th Soviet Team Chess Championship in Moscow (+2, =2, -1);

Chess Olympiads

  • In 1992, at the reserve board in the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila (+5, =4, -1);
  • In 1994, at the third board in the 31st Chess Olympiad in Moscow (+2, =9, -1);
  • In 2008, at the fourth board in the 37th Chess Olympiad in Dresden (+2, =2, -4).

3rd World Team Chess Championship

  • In 1993, at third board in Lucerne (+3, =2, -2).

European Team Chess Championship

  • In 1992, at first board in Debrecen (+2, =4, -2);
  • In 1997, at second board in Pula (+2, =4, -3);
  • In 1999, at first board in Batumi (+3, =3, -3).

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