Number of games in database: 91
Years covered: 1931 to 1965
Overall record: +26 -43 =22 (40.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
Most played openings
|D50|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined (4 games)||B93|| ||Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4 (3 games)||E95|| ||King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1 (3 games)||A29|| ||English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto (3 games)||D83|| ||Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit (2 games)||E67|| ||King's Indian, Fianchetto (2 games)||B84|| ||Sicilian, Scheveningen (2 games)||D37|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined (2 games)||B32|| ||Sicilian (2 games)||A28|| ||English (2 games)|
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(born Aug-15-1911, died Apr-23-1983, 71 years old) Lithuania (federation/nationality Canada)
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|Povilas (Paul) Vaitonis was born on the 15th of August 1911 in Uzpaliai, Lithuania. He emigrated to Canada in 1948. From January 1953 until September 1955, he edited a chess column for the Hamilton Spectator, & Frank Ross Anderson later continued writing it until 1964.|
Awarded the IM title in 1952, he was Canadian Champion in 1951 and 1957. He represented Canada on 3rd board at the Olympiads in 1954 & 1958, accumulating 15 points in 28 team games for Canada and earlier earned 32 points in 63 team games for Lithuania between 1933-9. He won the Ontario championships of 1950 & 1953. He passed away in Hamilton in 1983 & was its city champion throughout 1955-6 (his 1956 result saw a 10-0 score registered) & 1960-1.
References: Wikipedia article: Povilas Vaitonis, http://www.olimpbase.org/, http://www.chess.ca/, http://vur.ca/harthousechess/histor... , http://www.fide.com/, Hamilton Spectator
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91
|1. A Macht vs P Vaitonis
||1-0||26||1931||The 3rd Lithuania championship||D80 Grunfeld|
|2. P Vaitonis vs E Eliskases
|3. P Vaitonis vs M Monticelli
|| ||0-1||36||1933||Olympiad||A18 English, Mikenas-Carls|
|4. L Steiner vs P Vaitonis
|5. P Vaitonis vs E Gilfer
|| ||0-1||40||1933||Olympiad||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|6. K Treybal vs P Vaitonis
|| ||1-0||45||1933||Olympiad||B15 Caro-Kann|
|7. Vladimir Petrov vs P Vaitonis
||0-1||26||1933||Olympiad||D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|8. P Vaitonis vs Najdorf
||0-1||57||1935||Olympiad||E17 Queen's Indian|
|9. P Vaitonis vs I Pleci
||0-1||36||1935||Olympiad||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|10. F Kibbermann vs P Vaitonis
|| ||1-0||37||1935||Olympiad||A25 English|
|11. P Vaitonis vs S Erdelyi
|| ||½-½||39||1935||Olympiad||D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|12. P Vaitonis vs Szabo
|| ||1-0||32||1935||Olympiad||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|13. P Vaitonis vs P Hage
|| ||0-1||33||1936||Munich Olympiad||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|14. P Vaitonis vs T van Scheltinga
|| ||0-1||40||1936||Munich Olympiad||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|15. N B Rometti vs P Vaitonis
|| ||0-1||24||1936||Munich Olympiad||C00 French Defense|
|16. S Herseth vs P Vaitonis
|| ||1-0||52||1936||Munich Olympiad||A43 Old Benoni|
|17. P Vaitonis vs D Danchev
|| ||1-0||54||1936||Munich Olympiad||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|18. P Vaitonis vs Feigin
||1-0||21||1936||Munich Olympiad||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|19. E Thorvaldsson vs P Vaitonis
||0-1||20||1936||Munich Olympiad||A57 Benko Gambit|
|20. P Vaitonis vs Fine
|| ||0-1||31||1937||7th olm final||A09 Reti Opening|
|21. Foltys vs P Vaitonis
|| ||1-0||37||1937||7th olm final||D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|22. P Vaitonis vs Prins
|| ||1-0||51||1937||7th olm final||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|23. A Asgeirsson vs P Vaitonis
|| ||1-0||33||1937||7th olm final||E23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann|
|24. P Vaitonis vs Szabo
|| ||½-½||37||1937||7th olm final||E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5|
|25. R Grau vs P Vaitonis
|| ||1-0||47||1937||7th olm final||D68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical|
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91
|Jan-06-09|| ||Stolberg: Paul Vaitonis came to Sweden in 1944 and left for Canada in Januar 1949.|
|Aug-26-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <Stolberg>Paul Vaitonis came to Sweden in 1944 and left for Canada in Januar 1949.|
Vaitonis was leading the 1944 Lithuanian championship when the tournament was abandoned, probably due to the westward advance of the Red Army.
|Jan-21-12|| ||AlphaMale: According to the <BCM> obit, <A lawyer in his own country, he fled in a fishing boat to Sweden with his wife and three children in 1944.>|
|Jan-22-12|| ||mojonera: oh , he was balsero|
|Sep-01-17|| ||Arconax: <Vaitonis was leading the 1944 Lithuanian championship when the tournament was abandoned, probably due to the westward advance of the Red Army>|
|Sep-02-17|| ||hemy: Vaitonis fled Russian rule of his native Lithuania in 1944 because "all the time you're afraid. Even if you don't do anything wrong you never know when they'll arrest you." He was scheduled to go to Sweden in a small boat, but this boat and his proposed companions were blasted by bombs in a raid. Vaitonis managed to get aboard another ship, scheduled to run the high-explosive gauntlet, and successfully reached Sweden. He married there in 1948 and came to Canada the following year. After a year's work on a farm he took up cost accounting. He has played chess since he was five, but has no real love of tournament chess. "I like better to play a good game with my friends," he says.|
Source: An article about 1951 Canadian chess championship on http://www.bcchesshistory.com/1951c... with references to Vancouver local newspaper "Daily Province, Saturday, August 25, 1951"
|Sep-03-17|| ||hemy: Detailed biography of Vaitonis, include his photos and photos of his family, was published in American Lithuanian Journal "Bridges", November 2011, pages 14-15.
His biography also published on the webpage of Canadian chess federation. (http://chess.ca/vaitonis-paul)
According to this webpage Vaitonis was the winner of 1944 Lithuanian chess championship. Some other sources are stating that this tournament wasn't finished.
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