Voldemārs Mežgailis

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Voldemārs Mežgailis (also Voldemar Mezgailis or Mezhgailis; born 22 April 1912, Viļķene parish, Russian Empire – died 1 June 1998 in Riga)[1] was a Latvian chess master.

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).[2]

At the end of World War II he won the Latvian Chess Championship in June 1944,[3] and won it again in 1950.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aprīļa jubilāri". Riga Chess Federation. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Voldemar Mezgailis". chessgames.com. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  3. ^ http://al20102007.narod.ru/ch_repub/1944/ch_lat44.html
  4. ^ http://al20102007.narod.ru/ch_repub/1950/ch_lat50.html