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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 B45 B51 B89 B36
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C63 C84 C80 C71
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C92 C79 C93 C80 C78
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C92 C93 C85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Palciauskas vs Vytautas Andriulaitis, 2001 1-0
   Estrin vs V Palciauskas, 1978 0-1
   G Sanakoev vs V Palciauskas, 2003 0-1
   V Palciauskas vs Berliner, 2003 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
   V Palciauskas vs M Govbinder, 1978 1-0

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

   Estrin vs V Palciauskas, 1978

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(born Oct-03-1941, 77 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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Palciauskas vs B E Owens  0-118195960th US OpenC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
2. V Palciauskas vs G Ramirez  0-127195960th US OpenB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
3. V Palciauskas vs D Rivera  ½-½23195960th US OpenC71 Ruy Lopez
4. Bisguier vs V Palciauskas  1-041196364th US OpenA47 Queen's Indian
5. Robert E Byrne vs V Palciauskas 1-026196364th US OpenD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
6. F Camaratta vs V Palciauskas  ½-½411972corres USA-ch1C35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
7. V Palciauskas vs T Mueller  ½-½431974New York vs. Illinois -6C26 Vienna
8. V Palciauskas vs K E Engel  ½-½33197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
9. V Palciauskas vs J S Morgado  ½-½25197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
10. Dick Sorensen vs V Palciauskas  0-1381978CC-WC,10thC56 Two Knights
11. V Palciauskas vs J Boey  1-050197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
12. J Svenningsson vs V Palciauskas  0-156197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
13. V Palciauskas vs K H Maeder  ½-½18197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. W Seeliger vs V Palciauskas  ½-½46197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
15. V Palciauskas vs R Kauranen  1-040197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
16. M Kletsel vs V Palciauskas  ½-½43197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
17. Estrin vs V Palciauskas 0-128197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipC52 Evans Gambit
18. G Sanakoev vs V Palciauskas ½-½62197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
19. V Palciauskas vs M Govbinder  1-036197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
20. J Kalish vs V Palciauskas  0-132197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
21. V Palciauskas vs K B Richardson  ½-½36197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
22. V Palciauskas vs J A Muhana  1-047197810th World Correspondence ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
23. A I Carlsson vs V Palciauskas 0-1511980ICCF M corrC59 Two Knights
24. S Sjoman vs V Palciauskas  1-0461981ICCF-Cup corrC44 King's Pawn Game
25. V Palciauskas vs B Gruchaz  0-1361981ICA corrB40 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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?
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Player of the Day.

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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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."


Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Palciauskas annotates corr games:

Oct-03-10  rapidcitychess: Happy Birthday!
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: It's really amazing a CC World Champion doesn't draw more attention.
May-19-14  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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