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Donatas Lapienis
Number of games in database: 34
Years covered: 1961 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2282
Highest rating achieved in database: 2311
Overall record: +9 -12 =13 (45.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-08-1936, died Apr-10-2014, 78 years old) Lithuania

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He was a FIDE Master and a GMC.

Last updated: 2019-01-15 08:22:45

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 34  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Lapienis vs I Nei  ½-½201961Palanga Baltic-chD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. D Lapienis vs Savon  0-1531961URS-ch29 sfE60 King's Indian Defense
3. D Lapienis vs Kholmov  0-1281961URS-ch29 sfE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
4. D Lapienis vs M Mukhitdinov  ½-½161961URS-ch30 sfE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
5. D Lapienis vs V Tukmakov  ½-½2119686th Soviet Team CupE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
6. D Lapienis vs Balashov  ½-½26197513th Soviet Team-ch qual group 1E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
7. D Lapienis vs Kasparov ½-½481978Team TournamentA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
8. D Lapienis vs Bagirov  0-1411980USSR 29/559D76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
9. Gipslis vs D Lapienis  ½-½241982TournamentE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
10. M Umansky vs D Lapienis 1-027198913th CC World Ch Final 8998E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. Svidler vs D Lapienis  0-1421989VoroshilovgradA48 King's Indian
12. D Lapienis vs E Bang 0-1161989W-ch13 corr8995E55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
13. D Lapienis vs K Richter 1-05819988th World SeniorsA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M Etmans vs D Lapienis  ½-½382001European SeniorsB30 Sicilian
15. D Lapienis vs A Mueller  1-0302001European SeniorsD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
16. V Dotan vs D Lapienis  ½-½442001European SeniorsE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
17. D Lapienis vs H Lieb  1-0332001European SeniorsD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Murey vs D Lapienis  1-0262001European SeniorsA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
19. D Lapienis vs A Chehlov  1-0602001European SeniorsE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
20. D Lapienis vs V M Golod  0-1442005European Club CupD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. K Pulkkinen vs D Lapienis  1-0432005European Club CupB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
22. M Trauth vs D Lapienis  ½-½212005European Club CupA15 English
23. P Laihonen vs D Lapienis  ½-½202005European Club CupA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
24. D Lapienis vs A Nysret  1-0292005European Club CupE60 King's Indian Defense
25. D Vocaturo vs D Lapienis  ½-½802005European Club CupB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
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  hedgeh0g: If you're in need of a new sex organ, you've come to the right guy!
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  MissScarlett: In 1990, he was the world's highest rated correspondence player, an estimation that subsequently proved somewhat inflated.
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  zanzibar: Could some biographer determine his dod?

His FIDE card link is stale (FIDE really should change this policy), and there's already a memorial tournament for him:

This wiki page gives his dod as 2014.04.10 (Vilnius)

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  whiteshark: April 10th, 2014

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He was the best rated correspondence player with 2715 in 1989 and 1990.

A participant in the 13th World Correspondence Championship Final.

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  hemy: His 213 games:
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  hemy: Donatas Lapienis passes away in Vilnius on April 10th 2014. Holy mass was held in Paul and Peter cathedral on April 14th.

I was informed by my friend E.Paleckis, chess historian a day after Donatas passed away.

First time I met Donatas in 1963. We played for Vilnius team and we were a roommates in hotel in Riga.

At 1967 we were together with other members of Lithuanian team on summer camp for preparation to USSR team championship.

Last time I met him in September 2006 on my visit to Vilnius. We played in blitz tournament of "Maccabi - Rositsan" chess club opening.

Donatas was member of Lithuanian national team for many years, he was also the most prominent Lithuanian expert in chess openings in sixties and seventies. He was sharing his knowledge with teammates.

Donatas was showing up at my house in Vilnius at 1964-1965 to analyse openings. I was his opponent to check out some of his new ideas. I have the best memories of Donatas Lapienis.

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  offramp: Rumoured to be homo sapiensis.
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  hemy: <offramp> I guess that it is not appropriate to spread rumors and it is not adding respect to the person that doing it.
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  zanzibar: <Hemy> thanks for posting your reminiscences of the man. Sounds like he was a good instructor and friend.
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