Māris Krakops

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Māris Krakops
Born(1978-04-03)April 3, 1978
TitleGrandmaster

Māris Krakops (born April 3, 1978 in Latvia) is a Latvian chess Grandmaster (1998).

Māris Krakops started real chess career in 1992 when he participated in Open Junior Championship of USSR in Jūrmala.[1] In 1994 he placed second in the Junior World Championship under 16 in Szeged, Hungary (after Peter Leko). In 1994 he achieved the International Master title. Then, in 1995, Māris Krakops was 8th in the World Junior Chess Championship U-18 in Guarapuava, Brazil and again he placed 8th in the World Junior Chess Championship U-20 in Siófok, Hungary. Māris Krakops won the Latvian Chess Championship in 1998. In 2000 he won Troll Masters in Gausdal, Norway but in 2001 was second in Patras, Greece. In 2001 Māris Krakops won second place at third board in 13th European Team Chess Championship in León.

Māris Krakops played for Latvia in Chess Olympiads:[2]

Māris Krakops played for Latvia in European Team Chess Championship:[3]

  • In 1997, at reserve board in Pula (+2, =5, -0);
  • In 1999, at second board in Batumi (+2, =4, -3);
  • In 2001, at third board in León (+5, =1, -2).

Since 2003 rarely participating in chess tournaments. By profession Māris Krakops is a lawyer.

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External links[edit]

  • Māris Krakops rating card at FIDE Edit this at Wikidata
  • Māris Krakops player profile at chessgames.com
  • Māris Krakops player profile at 365chess.com
  • Māris Krakops player profile at chesstempo.com