|Born||May 21, 1960
Zigurds Lanka (born May 21, 1960, Baldone, Latvia) is a Latvian chess player who holds the title of Grandmaster (1992).
Zigurds Lanka started to play chess when he was 6 years old. In 1987 he achieved the International Master title. Zigurds Lanka won the Latvian Chess Championship in 1993. His Elo rating peaks were 2575 in 1997 and 2531 in 2005. Zigurds Lanka is considered to be an excellent theoretician and trainer. He assisted Alexei Shirov. Zigurds Lanka graduated from the Latvian University and is a journalist by profession.