Lūcijs Endzelīns

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Lūcijs Endzelīns (born May 21, 1909 in Dorpat , Livonia Governorate , † October 27, 1981 in Adelaide , Australia ) was a Latvian-Australian chess player .

Life and career as a chess player

Lūcijs Endzelīns participated for Latvia at the national tournament Chess Olympia 1936 (seventh board, result +10 = 2 −6) and at the official Chess Olympiads in Stockholm 1937 (first reserve board, +6 = 4 −2) and Buenos Aires 1939 (fourth board, +7 = 3 −5) part.

Endzelīns emigrated to Australia via Germany at the end of World War II , where he won the South Australian Championship several times. He won the biennial Australian Championship 1960–1961.

In correspondence chess Endzelīns was awarded the title of grandmaster in 1959 . At the second correspondence chess world championship 1956-1959 he reached the shared second to third place with Lothar Schmid with better evaluation . In the third correspondence chess world championship 1959-1962 he was seventh and in the fifth correspondence chess world championship 1965-1969 shared seventh to eighth with Julius Nielsen with the same fine evaluation.


Endzelīns was the son of the linguist Jānis Endzelīns and husband of the chess master Milda Lauberte .

Individual references and sources

  1. List of winners of the Australian Championship at the Australian Chess Federation (English), accessed on December 11, 2013
  2. Cross tables in the Correspondence Chess League of Australia (English), accessed December 11, 2013

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