Canadian Chess Biographies
Researched, compiled, written and copyright 2000-9 by David Cohen. Last updated: 2009.10.17.
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Index - Z
Source: Chess Personalia by Jeremy Gaige.
- Born Lithuania
- Post-graduate studies at university in England
- High school teacher, Lithuania
- Arrived Canada 1947
- Worked for CN 1948-78
- Won Hastings Major (non-masters) tournament 1938-9 (8/9)
- Played Lithuania Championship 1945
- 1st place, Montreal Closed Championship (1950, 1961)
- Played Canadian Championship 1959
- Quebec Open Champion (1953, 1964, 1969)
- Won 1952-3 Golden Knights Postal Tournament in 1959 (preliminary 5.5/6; semi-final 6/6; finals 6/6)
- 2nd place, Golden Knights Postal Championship 1967 (18/18, but lost supplementary match 1.5/4)
- Top Senior (over 50), U.S. Open Championship 1972 (8.5/12)
- 2nd place, Absolute Correspondence Championship (1983, 1985)
Ignas Zalys considered this one of the best games that he ever played:
Maurice Fox - Ignas Zalys
Montreal Closed Championship, Montreal, Quebec, 1949
Ignas Zalys considered this game, against the future grandmaster, one of his best correspondence games:
Walter Browne - Ignas Zalys
Ignas Zalys called this game, his only win against the future grandmaster, ‘interesting’:
Ignas Zalys - Kevin Spraggett
Saint-Jean Open, Montreal, Quebec, 1973.06.24, Round 3
Contributor: Hugh Brodie.
Source (biography, game selection): Personal correspondence of Ignas Zalys, 1989.05.07, 1989.08.08.
- History and political researcher
- Author, Reclaiming the Canadian Left, 2007
- 2nd place, 5th Canadian Junior Championship 1975-6
- Played Canadian Championship 1938
Photo: Copyright 2008 by Igor Zugic.
- 2008 Represented Canada at Olympiads
- 2007 Represented Canada in World Championship cycle (0.5-1.5 vs. Michael Adams, World Cup 2007)
- 2006 Represented Canada at Olympiads
- 2006 Canadian Champion
- 2005 Represented Canada at Pan-American Championship
- 2005 1st place, Guelph Pro-Am International Open
- 2004 Represented Canada at Olympiads
- 2004 3rd place, Canadian Championship
- 2003 Grandmaster Norm at CMA Futurity IV
- 2000 Represented Canada at Olympiads
- 2000 Grandmaster Norm at New York
- 2000 Awarded International Master title
- 1999 Pan-Am Blitz Champion
- 1999 Canadian Grade 12 Champion
- 1998 Represented Canada at World Under-18 Boys Championship
- 1997 Canadian Grade 10 Champion
- 1996 Represented Canada at World Under-18 Boys Championship
- 1996 Canadian Under-18 Champion
- 1996 Canadian Grade 9 Champion
Contributor (photo, biography): Igor Zugic.
Photo: Chess Canada 1972.07-08.