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Eduardas Rozentalis
Number of games in database: 896
Years covered: 1982 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2584 (2561 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2688
Overall record: +307 -137 =433 (59.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      19 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (176) 
    B22 B30 B51 B40 B31
 Ruy Lopez (75) 
    C69 C68 C65 C67 C60
 French Defense (57) 
    C07 C05 C03 C02 C10
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (47) 
    C69 C68
 French Tarrasch (42) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09 C04
 Caro-Kann (40) 
    B11 B18 B10 B17 B14
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Indian (69) 
    E17 E12 E19 E14
 Nimzo Indian (57) 
    E32 E20 E21 E40 E36
 French Defense (57) 
    C10 C01 C18 C08 C07
 Petrov (54) 
    C42 C43
 English (49) 
    A17 A14 A13 A18 A10
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    E10 A45 E00 A46 A41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Macieja vs Rozentalis, 1999 0-1
   Rozentalis vs B Barth Sahl, 1988 1-0
   F Libiszewski vs Rozentalis, 2010 0-1
   Rozentalis vs Y Dokhoian, 1986 1-0
   Rozentalis vs R Appel, 1993 1-0
   I Naumkin vs Rozentalis, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Rozentalis vs D Money, 1999 1-0
   Rozentalis vs Chekhov, 1985 1-0
   Rozentalis vs W Schmidt, 2000 1-0
   Rozentalis vs T Luther, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   Hastings 1997/98 (1997)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   Oslo Chess International (2011)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Acropolis Tournament (2006)
   Bad Wiessee (2003)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   French Team Championship (2014)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2001 Montreal by gauer
   Hastings Premier 1997/8 by protean
   Attack by obrit

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(born May-27-1963, 53 years old) Lithuania

[what is this?]
Eduardas Rozentalis was born in Vilnius. He received his IM title in 1987, the GM title in 1991, and for many years has been the highest rated Lithuanian on the FIDE list. He has played first board for Lithuania in seven Chess Olympiads (199298 and 200206), was Lithuanian Champion in 1981, 1983 (=Aloyzas Kveinys) and 2002, and has won many tournaments in other countries as well.

Sources: Wikipedia article: Eduardas Rozentalis; interview with Eduardas Rozentalis,

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Salov vs Rozentalis 1-041 1982 It (cat.11)E12 Queen's Indian
2. Bagirov vs Rozentalis  0-169 1983 MinskA17 English
3. Rozentalis vs Bronstein ½-½72 1983 MinskB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. Rozentalis vs Kupreichik 1-054 1983 MinskB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. Glek vs Rozentalis 1-041 1983 MinskE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. Vyzmanavin vs Rozentalis  ½-½49 1983 Ch URS (select)A17 English
7. Balashov vs Rozentalis  ½-½51 1983 MinskC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
8. Rozentalis vs Yermolinsky  1-031 1984 Vilnius (Lithuania)B53 Sicilian
9. Kupreichik vs Rozentalis  ½-½58 1984 SverdlovskC42 Petrov Defense
10. S Smagin vs Rozentalis  ½-½36 1984 URS-ch sfC42 Petrov Defense
11. Glek vs Rozentalis  0-159 1984 Vilnius URS ch ymA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Tseshkovsky vs Rozentalis  ½-½44 1984 URS-ch sfC42 Petrov Defense
13. Rozentalis vs Psakhis  ½-½91 1984 SverdlovskC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
14. Rozentalis vs Gulko  ½-½23 1984 BarnaulB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. Kholmov vs Rozentalis  0-155 1984 Sverdlovsk (Russia)C26 Vienna
16. Glek vs Rozentalis  1-036 1985 URSE12 Queen's Indian
17. Y Kruppa vs Rozentalis  ½-½29 1985 URS-ch U26C42 Petrov Defense
18. Y Yakovich vs Rozentalis  ½-½27 1985 URS-ch FL53C47 Four Knights
19. Rozentalis vs Dreev  ½-½48 1985 Lvov (Ukraine)C05 French, Tarrasch
20. Psakhis vs Rozentalis  1-020 1985 KharkovE12 Queen's Indian
21. Rozentalis vs Vyzmanavin  ½-½53 1985 Lvov (Ukraine)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. Tal vs Rozentalis ½-½40 1985 URSE14 Queen's Indian
23. Rozentalis vs Chekhov 1-040 1985 URS-ch FL53C42 Petrov Defense
24. Khalifman vs Rozentalis  ½-½82 1985 Lvov (Ukraine)C42 Petrov Defense
25. Dreev vs Rozentalis  ½-½41 1986 TallinnE12 Queen's Indian
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Dec-30-04  aw1988: That kibitz is way not cool.
Jan-10-06  Laskerfan82: A very creative player, especially in the openings. I thought his strength had been waning the last few years, but he's still playing winning beautiful games. Congratulations to Rozentalis for winning (on tiebreaks, but still) the XXXV Rilton Cup.
Jan-14-06  cuendillar: Unless I'm completely confused, it was on the second tie-break that he won, after the progressive score he still tied with Sergey Ivanov and Tomi Nyback Final standings are at
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  Knight13: <Dec-29-04 Knight13: Because I haven't looked at some of the games he played, he is not my favorite player anymore.> LOL! Jeez, Knight13, he won the Rilton Cup. And saying thoes stuff makes me laugh! That was about 1.2 years ago, huh. :) (Talks to old self)
May-26-06  BIDMONFA: Eduardas Rozentalis


Jun-30-06  Rocafella: Let me do it instead
May-27-08  brankat: At one time GM Rosentalis had a ratings of 2688! Close to Super GM designation. A winning % of 58%

Must have been a very strong GM some years ago.

May-27-08  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Rosentalis!
Jan-10-09  WhiteRook48: happy new year!
Hmm, this seems to be a bit weird, considering the Rozentalis-Money game above.
May-02-09  WhiteRook48: which is the game he's most famous for
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  Tabanus: Winner of Rilton Cup (Sweden) 2009/2010:

Feb-28-10  Cushion: He seems to be a fan of the 3...Nc6 french.
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  wordfunph: Gedeon Barcza Memorial II in Budapest: The round robin tournament was abruptly cancelled after the first round was played. The organizer Gabor Pali did not have enough money to pay Ramada Resort Hotel and also to the players. The players had to rebook their flights at their cost and left Budapest. GM Rozentalis was one of the players who went home empty-handed..
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  Tabanus: <wordfunph> Yes, in April 2009.

Today he won Copa Roggia (Paraguay) 20-29 May 2010:, congratulations!

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  alexmagnus: <Highest rating achieved in database: 2688>

Hm, how so? His highest FIDE rating was 2650 (in January 1997).

Jan-05-12  timhortons: [Event "XLI Rilton Cup 2011-2012"]
[Site "Stockholm/Sweden"]
[Date "2012.01.05"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Rozentalis, Eduardas"]
[Black "Lindberg, Bengt"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B22"]
[WhiteElo "2592"]
[BlackElo "2415"]
[Annotator "Robot 9"]
[PlyCount "111"]
[EventDate "2012.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bc4 d6 6. d4 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. exd6 Qxd6 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Re1 b6 12. Nxd5 exd5 13. Bb5 Bf6 14. Qa4 Bd7 15. Bg5 Bxg5 16. Nxg5 f6 17. Nf3 a6 18. Bxc6 Bxc6 19. Qb3 Bd7 20. Nd2 Be6 21. Re3 Bf7 22. Rc1 Rac8 23. Rec3 Rxc3 24. Qxc3 Re8 25. Nf1 h5 26. Ne3 a5 27. a3 Qf4 28. Qd3 Qe4 29. Qd2 Be6 30. b4 Rc8 31. Re1 Qf4 32. h3 Qc7 33. bxa5 bxa5 34. Qe2 Bf7 35. Nf5 Re8 36. Qd2 Rxe1+ 37. Qxe1 Kf8 38. Ne3 Be6 39. h4 Kf7 40. g3 g6 41. Qd2 Qb6 42. Kg2 g5 43. Qc3 Kg7 44. Kf3 a4 45. Qc5 Qb7 46. Qd6 Kf7 47. Kg2 gxh4 48. gxh4 Qb1 49. Qc7+ Kf8 50. Qc2 Qb8 51. Qxa4 Qf4 52. Qb4+ Kf7 53. a4 Qxh4 54. a5 Bf5 55. Qe7+ Kg6 56. Qg7+ 1-0

<i added this game in the databse>

nice fork is coming

Rozentalis,E - Lindberg,B, XLI Rilton Cup 2011-2012

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1. (15.82): 56...Kxg7 57.Nxf5+[]

the game is still equal until move 54.a5 when black blundered his 54.Bf5? haha! any which way , fork is coming!

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1. = (0.11): 54...Bh3+ 55.Kg1 Qg5+ 56.Kh1 Qh4 57.Qc5 Qxf2 58.Qxd5+ Kf8 59.Qa8+ Ke7 60.Nd5+ Kd7[] 61.Nb6+ 2. (0.95): 54...Bc8 55.Qb6 Qe4+ 56.Kg1 Qe6 57.Qa7+


Jan-08-12  timhortons: susan spotted this game too and post in her blog site:)

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  GrahamClayton: Rozentalis is a real globe-trotter. Are there many countries in which he hasn't played a competitive game? :-)
Dec-30-12  Jim Bartle: I'll bet Nigel Short has played in at least as many countries. When he came to Peru he said it was his 100th.
Jan-31-14  Poisonpawns: Rumiancev-Rozentalis 1983(Raumung(5)
Black to move!

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Rozentalis finds a beautiful combination starting with 1...Ng4!hxg4 2..Bh4+! and white is unable to escape

Mar-22-14  DiscoJew: I remember first hearing about Rozentalis in en Passant, the Canadian Chess magazine. They described him as a positional player whose favourite player was Capablanca who he tried to model his style after. He certainly plays very nice organic, natural chess, that I for one find fun to watch. There is a certain purity or truth searching with his games. Good luck Eduardas in your chess!
Mar-22-14  HeMateMe: Do we still have discos?
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  perfidious: <HMM> Not sure, but if they exist, that poster would only venture into them if no bullies were present-he does not like them.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to the Lithuanian GM Rozentalis! It's great to see that he's still active in chess tourneys!
May-27-15  Everett: Always liked his chess; strong positional style with very good technical ability. A winning combo.
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