In 1934, he took 8th Latvian Chess Championship in Riga (Fricis Apšenieks and Vladimirs Petrovs won). He twice represented Latvia in Chess Olympiads: in the 3rd unofficial Olympiad at Munich 1936 (at sixth board, +4 –5 =1), and in the 7th Olympiad at Stockholm 1937 (at third board, +2 –6 =7).
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