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Victor (Vytas) Palciauskas
Number of games in database: 66
Years covered: 1959 to 2007

Overall record: +20 -19 =27 (50.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B81 B51 B36 B70 B40
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C63 C88 C71 C80
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C92 C79 C80 C78 C68
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C92 C85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Estrin vs V Palciauskas, 1978 0-1
   G Sanakoev vs V Palciauskas, 2003 0-1
   V Palciauskas vs Vytautas Andriulaitis, 2001 1-0
   V Palciauskas vs Berliner, 2003 1-0
   V Palciauskas vs M Govbinder, 1978 1-0
   J Kalish vs V Palciauskas, 1978 0-1
   G Sanakoev vs V Palciauskas, 1978 1/2-1/2
   V Palciauskas vs F Baumbach, 2003 1/2-1/2
   J Mondragon vs V Palciauskas, 1985 0-1

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   0 == 10th Correspondence World Championship Fina by crawfb5
   1978 World correspondence chess championship by gauer
   1989-98 World correspondence chess championship by gauer

   Estrin vs V Palciauskas, 1978

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(born Oct-03-1941, 75 years old) Lithuania (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Dr. Vytautus Victor Palciauskas was born in Kaunas in the USSR. Awarded the IMC title in 1978 and the GMC title in 1983, he won the 1984-90 cycle of the World Correspondence Championship.

Wikipedia article: Victor Palciauskas

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. V Palciauskas vs B E Owens  0-118 1959 60th US OpenC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
2. V Palciauskas vs G Ramirez  0-127 1959 60th US OpenB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
3. V Palciauskas vs D Rivera  ½-½23 1959 60th US OpenC71 Ruy Lopez
4. Bisguier vs V Palciauskas  1-041 1963 64th US OpenA47 Queen's Indian
5. Robert E Byrne vs V Palciauskas 1-026 1963 US OpenD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
6. F Camaratta vs V Palciauskas  ½-½41 1972 corres USA-ch1C35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
7. V Palciauskas vs T Mueller  ½-½43 1974 New York vs. Illinois -6C26 Vienna
8. M Kletsel vs V Palciauskas  ½-½43 1978 corr-10 WCHE15 Queen's Indian
9. Estrin vs V Palciauskas 0-128 1978 10th World Correspondence ChampionshipC52 Evans Gambit
10. G Sanakoev vs V Palciauskas ½-½62 1978 corr-10 WCHC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
11. V Palciauskas vs M Govbinder  1-036 1978 corr-10 WCHB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. J Kalish vs V Palciauskas  0-132 1978 corr-10 WCHC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
13. V Palciauskas vs K B Richardson  ½-½36 1978 corr-10 WCHB06 Robatsch
14. V Palciauskas vs J Muhana  1-047 1978 corr-10 WCHB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
15. V Palciauskas vs K E Engel  ½-½33 1978 corr-10 WCHB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
16. V Palciauskas vs J S Morgado  ½-½25 1978 corr-10 WCHC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
17. Sorensen vs V Palciauskas  0-138 1978 CC-WC,10thC56 Two Knights
18. V Palciauskas vs J Boey  1-050 1978 corr-10 WCHC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
19. J Svenningsson vs V Palciauskas  0-156 1978 corr-10 WCHC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
20. V Palciauskas vs K H Maeder  ½-½18 1978 corr-10 WCHB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. W Seeliger vs V Palciauskas  ½-½46 1978 corr-10 WCHC45 Scotch Game
22. V Palciauskas vs R Kauranen  1-040 1978 corr-10 WCHB33 Sicilian
23. A I Carlsson vs V Palciauskas 0-151 1980 ICCF M corrC59 Two Knights
24. S Sjoman vs V Palciauskas  1-046 1981 ICCF-Cup corrC44 King's Pawn Game
25. V Palciauskas vs B Gruchaz  0-136 1981 ICA corrB40 Sicilian
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Mar-02-04  shr0pshire: XV 1996-02 Gert Timmerman Netherlands
XIV 1994-99 Tonu Oim Estonia
XIII 1989-98 Mikhail Umansky Russia
XII 1984-90 Grigory Sanakoev USSR
XI 1981-87 Fritz Baumbach East Germany
X 1978-84 Victor Palciauskas USA
IX 1977-83 Tonu Oim USSR (Estonia)
VIII 1975-80 Jorn Sloth Denmark
VII 1972-76 Jakov Estrin USSR
VI 1968-71 Horst Rittner East Germany
V 1965-68 Hans Berliner USA
IV 1962-65 Vladimir Zagorovsky USSR
III 1959-62 Alberic O'Kelly de Galway Belgium
II 1956-59 Viacheslav Ragozin USSR
I 1950-53 Cecil (C.J.S.) Purdy Australia

Palciauskas was the 10th world champ of correspondence chess way to represent the US. but too bad there isn't more of his games on this website. :(

Premium Chessgames Member Your wish is our command! We now have the games from 1978 which made him world champion.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Vytautus Victor Palciauskas was born 3rd October 1941 in Kaunas. He became a CIM in 1978 and a CGM in 1983 a year before he got the World title in 1984.
Oct-09-05  AlexanderMorphy: they should get more of his games...looks like a solid player!
Oct-03-06  BIDMONFA: Dr. Victor (Vytas) Palciauskas


Oct-03-06  Manic: does anyone know where i can find the palciuskas game against andriulaitis covered this year on monokroussos' chessbase show?
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  whiteshark: Player of the Day.

That's unbelievable! Looks like he is completely unknown in the U.S. chessworld.

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  WannaBe: <Manic> A late reply is often better than no reply, is the game you're looking for, number 42?
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Dr. Victor (Vytas) Palciauskas

Correspondence Chess Career

"My first correspondence chess games were sometime in 1950's through Al Horowitz's Chess Review magazine (later purchased by the USCF and merged with Chess Life). I played in a few sections, but unfortunately cannot find a record of the games. I continued playing casual postal chess for the next five years or so to compensate for the lack of local OTB tournaments.

But, my real interest in CC began November 1970, when I came across an article by Walter Muir advertising the International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) and the tournaments it sponsored. His description of the road to the World Championship caught my eye. Instantly, I recalled the exciting Chess Life articles by Hans Berliner in the sixties where he described his advance towards the world title. I was captivated and at that moment I decided to "go for it!" More details on the tournaments leading to the world title and games are provided in the article "The Quest for the World Correspondence Chess Championship."

For my performance in the 10th World CC Final, I received the ICCF GM title in 1983. The following year I was officially crowned as the 10th World Correspondence Chess Championship. I was deeply gratified to receive so many notes of congratulations including the one from then President Ronald Reagan. These notes left a warm spot in my heart and I appreciate every one of them.

For my achievements in correspondence chess, in 1993 I was inducted into the U. S. Chess Hall of Fame . Next to Bobby Fischer, I am the youngest member inducted into the Chess Hall of Fame.

And, it all started one cold evening in November 1970."


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  whiteshark: Palciauskas annotates corr games:

Oct-03-10  rapidcitychess: Happy Birthday!
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  OhioChessFan: It's really amazing a CC World Champion doesn't draw more attention.
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  ketchuplover: There's a USCF CC Event in his name. A prize tourney. Classes. $25 entry fee. 6 simul games. $130 prize plus signed certificate
Jul-05-15  ljfyffe: Vytas had 5 points out of a possible 14 in the
world CC Championship Final Xll (1984-1991);
9 and a half out of 16 in 1989-1998 Final
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, champion Victor Palciauskas!!
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