Zigurds Lanka

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Zigurds Lanka
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Zigurds Lanka
Born (1960-05-21)May 21, 1960
Baldone, Latvia
Title Grandmaster

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.

He is married to former high jumper Nina Serbina.[1]

Championships[note 1][edit]

Soviet Team Chess Championship[2][edit]

  • 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);[3]

Chess Olympiads[4][edit]

3rd World Team Chess Championship[5][edit]

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

European Team Chess Championship[4][edit]

  • 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).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lanka played for Latvia in all of these Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schach-Nomade auf Europa-Tour. TeckBote (2016-02-13). Retrieved on 2017-03-11.
  2. ^ http://al20102007.narod.ru/team_ch/1983/spartu83.html
  3. ^ http://al20102007.narod.ru/team_ch/1979/moscow79.html
  4. ^ a b Wojciech Bartelski. "European Men's Team Chess Championship: Zigurds Lanka". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  5. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "World Men's Team Chess Championship: Zigurds Lanka". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 

External links[edit]

  • Zigurds Lanka rating card at FIDE Edit this at Wikidata
  • Zigurds Lanka  player profile at chessgames.com
  • Zigurds Lanka  player profile at 365chess.com
  • Žuravļevs, N.; Dulbergs, I.; Kuzmičovs, G. (1980), Latvijas šahistu jaunrade, Rīga, Avots., pp. 47 - 50 (in Latvian).