. IM Oleg Krivonosov-lives in Daugavpils, Latvia.
. Last FIDE elo-2442.
. Playing for Baltijos Lyga club.
Born 11.05.61 in Daugavpils,Latvia, I have started learning chess rather late-in 1972. After
a good training in the Daugavpils chess club I have received a so called "first grade" already
in 1974. In 1975 I was already a candidate to master of sport, such was typical soviet
estimation at the time.
In 1978 were the first big tournament-USSR champioship preliminaries. First places were taken by
G.Kasparov and I.Ivanov then. In 1979 I was leading the USSR junior`s championship. Only in
the last round famous GM V.Epishin did overplayed me and I lost my prize place.
In 1986 I was playing for Latvia national team in a USSR spartaciad in Minsk. Playing on
board 2 I have collected 5 points from 7 (3 victories and 4 draws-vs great players V.Epishin,
J.Bareev, V.Akopian). I have completed IM norm then, but Communist regime didn't let me to
have International master`s name because I was training and having good friendship with great
Russian dissident GM Viktor Kortchnoj.
Nevertheless this great friendship has taught me many things about life and chess. Also I
say great thanks to Viktor Lvovic. International master`s name has come to me in 1994. From
this time I have played for Paide and Piarnu chess clubs also in the Eurocup. I haven't lost any
game for my teams: totally 7 points from 9 (5 wins and 4 draws among them a memorable win
against GM Aloyzas Kveinys, draw vs GM Boris Gelfand).
In 1998 I played for Latvia national team in world olympiad in Elista. From 1999 playing for
Lithuanian chessclub "Baltijos Lyga" and Lithuanian club`s champion 2000. I have taken part
in most of the "Baltijos Lyga" events.
Among them 2 matches between this club team and REBEL computers. Both times I played the black
pieces and finished my games as a draw. My task from our president was not to lose and to try
victory chances in some contra-game. The computer was dangerous and I wasnt able to win, I
think. But also I feel brave enough to know my technique, good positional understanding and
endgames knowledge will not let any computer to win against me.
As I am playing in ICCF events I haven't lost any game here. And we all know computers are used
in correspondence chess. Thus I feel I am able to face any computer in a battle as I
haven't lost to any computer till this time. I think I will not let any machine to change this
I think computers play chess not so bad. Below are the games from a live match
"Baltijos Lyga"-"REBEL". I am showing them, but I don't think they need deeper analysis. The
main thing the computer was strong enough and didn't want to risk and play sharper as I have
felt responsibility for my team. On the other hand I didn't allow the computer to find any
spots in my game.
And the result was 2 draws. Games may be interesting for people who are fighting against