Igors Rausis, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Igors Rausis

Latvian-Czech chess player

Date of Birth: 07-Apr-1961

Place of Birth: Alchevsk, Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine

Profession: chess player

Nationality: Latvia, Czech Republic, Bangladesh

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Igors Rausis

  • Igors Rausis (born April 7, 1961) is a retired Latvian chess player.
  • He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 1992, and won the Latvian Chess Championship in 1995.
  • He represented Bangladesh from 2003 to 2007, when he switched to the Czech Republic.
  • Rausis was caught cheating in a tournament in July 2019, after which he admitted to the transgression and announced his immediate retirement from chess.
  • He was stripped of his Grandmaster title and received a 6 year ban from the FIDE Ethics Commission.
  • Before this, he was the oldest player ranked among FIDE's top 100 players.

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