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Algimantas Butnorius
A Butnorius 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 250
Years covered: 1962 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2345 (2363 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2443

Overall record: +89 -81 =80 (51.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (18) 
    E97 E63 E60 E62 E98
 Slav (11) 
    D15 D11 D19 D18
 Semi-Slav (9) 
    D45 D47 D43
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    E10 A46 A40 E00
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D86 D90 D78 D80 D87
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C95 C93 C99 C69 C78
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (22) 
    C95 C93 C99 C90 C91
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E32 E21 E46 E20 E45
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A46 A45 D01 E10
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E12 E15
 Sicilian (7) 
    B40 B50 B44 B32 B23
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kupreichik vs A Butnorius, 1970 1/2-1/2
   M Narmontas vs A Butnorius, 2007 0-1
   S Conquest vs A Butnorius, 2008 0-1
   S Quagliarella vs A Butnorius, 2010 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Seniors Championship (2011)
   European Senior Championship (2012)
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   USSR Championship (1967)
   13th European Individual Senior Championship (2013)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Club Cup (2009)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   A Butnorius vs R Zerafa (Sep-13-16) 1-0
   A Butnorius vs A Minhazuddin (Sep-12-16) 0-1
   R Ezov vs A Butnorius (Sep-10-16) 0-1
   Ahmad Al Khatib vs A Butnorius (Sep-09-16) 0-1
   N Georgiadis vs A Butnorius (Sep-08-16) 1-0

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ALGIMANTAS BUTNORIUS
(born Nov-20-1946, died Oct-30-2017, 70 years old) Lithuania (federation/nationality Monaco)

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Grandmaster (2007). Ten times Lithuanian Champion. In 2007 he won the World Senior Championship.

Wikipedia article: Algimantas Butnorius

Last updated: 2017-11-02 11:21:32

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 250  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Tukmakov vs A Butnorius  ½-½611962URS-chTC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
2. A Butnorius vs M Dvoretsky  1-0461967USSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
3. V Zheliandinov vs A Butnorius  ½-½601967USSR ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
4. A Butnorius vs Kholmov 0-1401967USSR ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
5. Furman vs A Butnorius  1-0321967USSR ChampionshipE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
6. A Butnorius vs B Vladimirov  ½-½241967URS-chTB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
7. A Butnorius vs Murey  1-0401967USSR ChampionshipA10 English
8. A Butnorius vs V Mikenas  ½-½351967URSB03 Alekhine's Defense
9. E Terpugov vs A Butnorius  0-1331967USSR ChampionshipC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
10. A Butnorius vs A Lein  0-1751967USSR ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. A Butnorius vs V Mikenas  0-1491968URSA06 Reti Opening
12. A Butnorius vs G Borisenko  0-1631968URS-chTB06 Robatsch
13. A Butnorius vs Taimanov  0-1291968RigaA04 Reti Opening
14. Vasiukov vs A Butnorius  1-0351968URS-chTA06 Reti Opening
15. J Klovans vs A Butnorius  ½-½501968URS-chTC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
16. Suetin vs A Butnorius 1-0411968Ch URS (team)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. A Butnorius vs I Nei  ½-½301968URS-chTD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. G Timoshchenko vs A Butnorius 0-1421969Vilnius (Lithuania)C45 Scotch Game
19. F Portisch vs A Butnorius  0-1421969VilniusE61 King's Indian
20. Timman vs A Butnorius  1-0361969VilniusC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
21. A Butnorius vs Razuvaev  ½-½201969VilniusE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
22. A Z Kapengut vs A Butnorius  0-1381969VilniusA30 English, Symmetrical
23. Kupreichik vs A Butnorius ½-½191970VitebskC57 Two Knights
24. A Butnorius vs Alburt  0-1651971USSRA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
25. Bagirov vs A Butnorius  1-0301972Moscow RUS,OlympiE61 King's Indian
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Nov-15-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

European Senior vice champion 2009:
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr232...

May-01-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algima...

Ten times Lithuanian champion. Yesterday, vice champion: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr328...

Aug-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

BUTNORIUS, Algimantas
http://www.bidmonfa.com/butnorius_a...
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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. Cheers
Nov-01-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: Picture of Butnorius taken in 2010
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...
Nov-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

http://margiris.vpprojektai.lt/mire...

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
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: A day later and wiki page hasn't been updated - unusual:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algim...

<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
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Not sure if this one is public domain, but I think it's a good one:

http://media.search.lt/GetFile.php?...

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Nov-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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: https://www.dropbox.com/s/576junox1...

Other picture I have:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wj3pfg3oj...

Nov-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

R.I.P. Algis.

Nov-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <Hemy> your community is lucky to have you.

This picture is much better:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h7f1dgkk...

The other one reminded me a little of Patrick Mcgoohan's XXX'ed-out photo in <The Prisoner> intro:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0r...

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