Maris Mitenbergs has passed away


On August 20, 2023, the sad news came about the tragic death of Latvian coach Maris Mitenbergs. We express our condolences to the family and friends.

Maris was an extraordinary person. At some point he remained one of the only coaches who actively organized draughts competitions. He organized a tournament in memory of Y. Rimsha, a tournament in memory of K. Ernstons (whose coach he was), and until the last day he combined the work of a draughts coach with teaching at school. He was one of those who provided facilities for draughts tournaments, initiated the first draughts classes in kindergartens. Maris was also a coach of several legal members of the federation. In some societies he was the only coach these organizations were supplied with.

It all happened suddenly. Once again we express our deep condolences to Maris’s son Arthur and his wife.

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