Jusefs Petkevich

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Juzefs Petkēvičs
Country  Soviet Union
Born 19 December 1940
Riga, Latvian SSR
Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
World Champion World Senior Champion, 2002

Juzefs Petkēvičs (Jusefs Petkevich, Josef Petkevitch, Józef Pietkiewicz) (born 19 December 1940, Riga) a Latvian chess Grandmaster.

Born into a Polish family (his uncle was a Catholic bishop),[1] he came first in the Riga Championship of 1967, winning all thirteen games.[2] He tied for 1st-3rd at Pärnu 1967. He thrice shared 1st in Latvian Chess Championship (1969, 1974, 1985).[3][4]

Petkēvičs played for Latvia in Chess Olympiads:

He won the 12th World Senior Chess Championship at Naumburg 2002.[6]

Petkēvičs was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1980, and the GM title in 2002.


  1. ^ Pan Józef
  2. ^ http://www.latchess.lv/lv/hall/2005/12/22/hall_238.html?template=23
  3. ^ "Russian Chess Base". Archived from the original on October 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  4. ^ Russian Chess Base
  5. ^ OlimpBase :: the encyclopaedia of team chess
  6. ^ TeleSchach / Senioren Weltmeisterschaft

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