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Anatolijs Šmits

Born September 2, 1941
Pskov region, Russia, USSR
Title Chess master

Anatolijs Šmits, also known as Anatols Šmits (September 2, 1941 - January 30, 1998), was a Latvian chess master.

Šmits won the Soviet Junior Championship in 1960 and was Latvian Chess Champion in 1969 and 1975. He also gained second place in Cup of USSR in 1970 (after David Bronstein).

Šmits played for Latvia in Soviet team competitions:

Šmits was an excellent teacher as exemplified by his coaching for the World Championship match of Nona Gaprindashvili against Nana Alexandria of Georgia at Pitsunda/Tbilisi 1975, which Nona Gaprindashvili won. For this effort, Smits received a special prize in 1975 from the Georgian Chess Federation.