Elmars ZemgalisElmars Zemgalis.
Type: BARGAINS. Detail: Donaldson, J. Product Code: 1879900001.
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America's oldest International Grandmaster of Chess, Elmars Zemgalis, died on December 8th in Seattle at the age of 91.
He first gained the attention of the chess world by his second place finishes at Augsburg and Regensburg in 1946, but it was his tie for first with World Championship contender Efim Bogoljubow at Oldenburg 1949 that really made him known. There he finished above such players as Unzicker, Rossolimo, Saemisch, O'Kelly, Wade, Tautvaisas, Rellstab and Enevoldsen, scoring an undefeated 12 from 17. These results and other strong performances in Germany from 1946 to 1950 led him to receiving the Grandmaster title from FIDE in 2003. Softback, 160 pages. Published by Pomeranian. Height 21 cm, width 15cm, weight 150 g.
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