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|Nov-15-09|| ||Tabanus: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...
European Senior vice champion 2009:
|May-01-10|| ||Tabanus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algima...
Ten times Lithuanian champion. Yesterday, vice champion:
|Aug-24-10|| ||Tabanus: Bio: http://margiris.vpprojektai.lt/algi...|
|Aug-24-10|| ||Dredge Rivers: Wasn't he the villain in a Hercules movie?|
|May-07-11|| ||wordfunph: at the World Senior Championship in 2007, 61-year-old IM Algimantas Butnorius scored 9-2 to clinch clear first place. He was awarded the automatic GM title for winning the World Senior.|
|Nov-20-11|| ||BIDMONFA: Algimantas Butnorius|
|May-16-14|| ||Kurochi: I seen him live once. It seems to me that he has turned blind now as his eyes were very blank and he was always being directed by her wife. Few days after I last saw him in Lithuania he was granted the citizenship of Monaco.|
|May-16-14|| ||offramp: This man's name is so definitively Lithuanian that it makes me think that the sprinter <Oscar Pistorius> must have some Lithuanian in his background.|
|Apr-13-16|| ||thegoodanarchist: Glorious Butnorious!!|
|Nov-01-17|| ||Resignation Trap: According to the news I heard today, this GM has just died. Any confirmation?|
|Nov-01-17|| ||faulty: offramp> the name "Pistorius" is with a Latin ending which is pronounced as pis-toh-ree-yus (rius makes 2 syllables).
Butnorius in Lithuanian is pronounced as boot-noh-ryus as the "i" does not constitute a separate sound, it only softens "u" (now, iu sounds like the French u (like in "salut"), without "i", it would sound like "oo" in English "book").
By the way, if the surname "Pistorius" were of the Lithuanian origin, it would have a VERY vulgar meaning, such as "f**ker". "pisti" is probably the most vulgar verb in Lithuanian.
|Nov-01-17|| ||hemy: Picture of Butnorius taken in 2010
|Nov-02-17|| ||Tabanus: He is CG's Player of the Day today.|
|Nov-02-17|| ||Eastfrisian: R.I.P. Master Butnorius.|
|Nov-02-17|| ||ughaibu: What's a "vice champion"?|
|Nov-02-17|| ||Tabanus: Vice-xxx is a common expression in French and other languages, but not in English.|
Let's change that ;)
|Nov-02-17|| ||Ironmanth: R.I.P. GM Butnorious|
|Nov-02-17|| ||hemy: R.I.P. Algimantas (Algis) Butnorius.
On October 30th, after long and serious illness, the multiple Lithuanian chess champion, the World Senior Ex-Champion, passed away. The year 2017 was a difficult year for Algis. His beloved wife Dalia passed away and after two months passed away his older daughter Sonata, who lived in France.
|Nov-02-17|| ||ughaibu: But that it's a common expression in french doesn't explicate its meaning.|
I understand what's meant by "vice president", "vice chair", etc, but if we apply the same notion to chess champions and label the runner up "the vice champion", then we get the absurdity that when A and B are contesting a game of chess and A is in a winning position, then B is in a vice winning position.
Rather than take on this kind of idiocy isn't it preferable to avoid attempting to introduce neolgisms such as "vice champion"? After all, the term seems to have no positive redeeming value.
Then again, perhaps something quite different and eminently sensible is expressed by "vice champion", if so, what?
|Nov-03-17|| ||zanzibar: A day later and wiki page hasn't been updated - unusual:|
<hemy> is there a better picture of him than that in the link you gave? It has a strange marking on it.
|Nov-03-17|| ||zanzibar: Not sure if this one is public domain, but I think it's a good one:|
|Nov-03-17|| ||hemy: <zanzibar> <strange marks> - I guess you referred to the picture from the website of Kaunas Chess Club "Margiris".|
The picture I gave from https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe... (currently placed on this page) looks good.
Better contrast of this picture from my Dropbox:
Other picture I have:
|Nov-03-17|| ||zanzibar: Yes <hemy>, I saw the wiki photo as well. It's a good shot, but his face is largely hidden as he's concentrating on the board.|
Your other photo is good, though I'd personally crop it (again, focusing on this face) for inclusion here.
Just my 2cents.
|Nov-03-17|| ||hemy: <zanzibar> I cropped the image you mentioned and removed the marks from the other one.
All the images are in the folder https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h7f1dgkk...|
From Algis I have only good memories. In 1967 we were teammates in Lithuania team, competing in Soviet Union team championship ("Spartakiada", dedicated to 50 years of Bolshevik revolution).
His result was the best in Lithuania team (5.5/8 on board 6).
I played on the board 7, (reserved for 20 years old players) and made 4.5/8.
He was living in Kaunas and sometimes being in Vilnius was visiting me. I never met a person having good manners and gallantry like him. He would not sit on the chair if some women in the room was staying.
Last time I met him during my visit in Vilnius in September 2006.
Few weeks ego my friend from Vilnius Boris Rositsan visited his children in Toronto. We met and I heard from him that Algis is heart broken and became seriously ill, after his wife and his daughter passed away.
|Nov-04-17|| ||zanzibar: <Hemy> your community is lucky to have you.|
This picture is much better:
The other one reminded me a little of Patrick Mcgoohan's XXX'ed-out photo in <The Prisoner> intro:
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