29 Aug, 2018 - Year Anniversary with GM A. Shirov !

A truly great event with more than 40 guests from five nations.

Guest of Honour was GM A. Shirov joined by other promineces  such as Sveshnikov Jr & Sr and ex-president of Russian Olympic Committee & member of International Olympic Committee - Mr. Alexander Zhukov

Due to size of the club we were limited to 14 boards, many locals gave up their right to play in tournament to our guests from Estonia, Spain, Georgia & Russia. Full list of names & ranking can be seen on Chess-Results site under title "1 Year Riga Chess Club Anniversary Handicup Blitz"

27 March, 2018 French Evening with Mr Bernard La Rane

This was our first evening devoted to one of the most popular chess openings. Mr Bernard ensured that our club had the necessary French aura (flags, wine, cheese & etc) for the event. Everyone played the "French Defence" and the winner was IM V. Sveshnikov.  Vladimir kindly presented to our club 2 of his books, which he co-wrote together with his father. These are books for Blitz players and we're happy to have them in our library. 

12 Dec, 2017 " Jagermeister Cup" with English IM Craig Harley

"Jagermeister Cup" turned out to be small but very sincere and enjoyable event. Amongst unexpected guests were Eglish IM Craig Harley and Latvian WGM Dane Rezniece-Ozola. In future we promise to advertise such events much earlier. There is little clip from event in Video section of our site. 

31 Oct, 17. "Lielvardes Alus" tournament

Thanks to Royal Unibrew's beer brand "Lielvardes Alus" we had wonderful event with participants to grace any tournament.  GM N. Miezis, GM J. Sveshnikov, his son IM V Sveshnikov, LV Federation President A. Ozolins, Vice President A. Ozols, FIDE Masters L. Krumina, E. Lavendelis and many others well known in local & international chess communities. We hope to hold such tournaments in regular manner. 

17 Oct, 17. Visit of Latvian Women's Champ - Mrs Krumina

Linda came along with her son for moment of glory and rest. She needed well deserved break from her strenuous playing schedule. Warm welcome and big cake was waiting for her at the club. Congratulations from club and best wishes for future tournaments. 

10 Oct,17. Dr. Oec. Aleksandr Masharskey loves chess

Sasha, as club members call him, came to Riga as young man and good Candidate Master of chess. Before making his academic career he was seriously considering chess as profession. The studies in Economics prevailed but love for chess remained.

3 Oct, 17. Visit of next Bronze medalist - Mrs Maklakova

Nellija didnt know that in one week's time she will claim 3 place in Latvian Women's Championship. We do hope that blitz matches in our club did help her to get much needed practice. Well done Nellija !

26 Sept, 17. Mr. Jefimij Klemetjev - Latvian Canoe Legend

Besides being Latvian Canoe Champ 52 times, world class athlete, father of three and Riga Duma Member - Jefim loves sport in all it's forms. New training facilities and numerous playing grounds in city of Riga is among his accomplishments too.   

19 Sept, 17. His Chess Majesty - GM Normunds Miezis

Normunds has represented National Chess team for 20 years and mostly as first board player. We can only guess number of tournaments he has won or been among medalists. Normunds is friendly and full of good advice which comes out of his vast, life long, professional career.