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Checkers / Dambrete (In Latvian)

Publisher: Avots
  • Publisher: Avots
  • Author(s): Adamovich
  • Language: Latvian
  • Size: 13x16.5x0.5 cm
  • Volume: 109 p.
  • DateOfIssue: 1982

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30 $



Viktor Adamovich Kuartovich (July 30, 1944, Riga) is a Latvian draughts player, coach, organizer, sports functionary, sports journalist.

Multiple champion of Latvia in the team competition, vice-champion in Russian and international draughts in the individual competition. Master of Sports of the USSR (1964), Honored Coach of Latvia (1990). Member of the Presidium of the Draughts Federation of Latvia (1961-1996). Executive Secretary, chairman of the coaching council, recognized in three Olympic cycles as one of the six best coaching councils of the republic among all sports.

He worked for two years as a member of the Presidium of the USSR Draughts Federation and for many years as a member of the coaching council of the USSR FSH. He served as a guest trainer of the Latvian Sports Committee. Member of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Latvia of the first convocation (1988). He worked as executive secretary of the magazines "Checkers" and "Dambrete", since 1971, for 20 years he was the head of the department on the theory of Russian checkers.

Since 2002, the host of the draughts site "Visiting Victor", one of the most popular in the world. Held a record session of simultaneous play on 176 boards (+165-0 = 11, 2 hours 56 minutes) against participants of the 12th Spartakiad of Pioneers of the Latvian SSR, Suntazhi, boarding school, 1970.

The first coach is Are Yu . Coach — D. Grins Actively participated in the training of international grandmasters Vladimir Vigman and Guntis Valneris, as well as 24 masters of sports.

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