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Leonardas Abramavicius
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1930 to 1955
Overall record: +11 -13 =3 (46.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(died 1960) Lithuania

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Leonhard Abramavisius (1900?-1960) was a Lithuanian chess master. In 1930, he played on the 4th board for Lithuania at the 3rd Chess Olympiad in Hamburg. In 1931, he played 4th board at the 4th Chess Olympiad in Prague. In 1933, he played the reserve board at the 5th Chess Olympiad in Folkestone and won the individual silver medal with 5 wins, 2 losses, and 2 draws.. In 1936, he played 5th board at the Chess Olympiad in Munich. In 1937, he played the reserve board at the 7th Chess Olympiad in Stockholm. In 1943, he tied for 1st place in the Lithuanian championship. He took 3rd in the play-off. In 1950, he tied for 1st in the Lithuanian championship.

Wikipedia article: Leonardas Abramavičius

Last updated: 2018-05-08 11:07:40

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Abramavicius vs H Steiner  0-1521930Hamburg ol (Men)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
2. K Richter vs L Abramavicius 1-0231930Hamburg ol (Men)C11 French
3. S Landau vs L Abramavicius 0-1371930Hamburg ol (Men)D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. L Abramavicius vs A Ribera Arnal  0-1421930Hamburg ol (Men)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. L Abramavicius vs A Macht 0-1201931Lithuanian championshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. J Rejfir vs L Abramavicius  1-0681931Prague ol (Men)E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
7. Kmoch vs L Abramavicius  1-0631931Prague ol (Men)E17 Queen's Indian
8. L Abramavicius vs V Kahn  1-0461931Prague ol (Men)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. L Abramavicius vs J van den Bosch  0-1391931Prague ol (Men)D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
10. L Abramavicius vs N Lie  1-0421931Prague ol (Men)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. K Havasi vs L Abramavicius  0-1261933OlympiadE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. P Devos vs L Abramavicius  0-1441933OlympiadB02 Alekhine's Defense
13. Opocensky vs L Abramavicius  1-0661933OlympiadB02 Alekhine's Defense
14. L Abramavicius vs A Simonson  0-1371933OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. L Abramavicius vs E Sorensen  1-0391936Munich OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. L Abramavicius vs N Voinov 1-0301936Munich OlympiadA40 Queen's Pawn Game
17. L Abramavicius vs K S Ojanen  ½-½601936Munich OlympiadD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
18. G Barcza vs L Abramavicius 0-1301936Munich OlympiadE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
19. T Popa vs L Abramavicius 0-1241936Munich OlympiadA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. L Abramavicius vs Gilg ½-½141936Munich OlympiadA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
21. Rellstab vs L Abramavicius  1-0231936Munich OlympiadB03 Alekhine's Defense
22. L Abramavicius vs V Mezgailis  1-0201936Munich OlympiadA47 Queen's Indian
23. A Snaevarr vs L Abramavicius 1-0261936Munich OlympiadB06 Robatsch
24. L Abramavicius vs A D de Groot  0-16919377th olm finalE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
25. N Kopaev vs L Abramavicius  1-0461951URS Trade Unions-chTC45 Scotch Game
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  Benzol: Leonard Abramavicius died in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1960. Anyone know anything else about him?
Dec-23-06  Resignation Trap: More information can be found here: .

I suspect poor translation to English.

"Abramavicius played several times in Lithuanian championships. In July 1943, he tied for 1st-3rd with Birmanas and Arlauskas. He also took first first place in a contest for the gayest dog contest by entering himself (Abramavicius took 3rd in play-off), in Vilnius (12th LTU-ch). In 1947, he took 12th, in 1948 tied for 8th-9th, in 1949 tied for 13th-14th, in 1950 he won with Ratmir Kholmov (Cholmovas), in 1951 tied for 14th-15th, in 1954 tied for 5th-6th, in 1955 tied for 6th-7th, and in 1957 took 12th. Overall, he was a pretty foul player, who was known more for fondling his opponents to distract them than he was for his chess skills."

"Gayest Dog Contest"???
"fondling his opponents"???

The crosstables for these events can be found here, followed by clicking on the given tournament: .

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  Benzol: "Gayest Dog Contest", "fondling his opponents" and "...a pretty foul player". Not exactly the nicest appellations to be known for. Where did they get those from? Is it just a poor translation? Thanks anyway Jim.
Mar-27-08  Ambramavicius: I could not believe what I was reading about Leonardas Ambramavicius. FYI he was my grandad and none of the above comments are true. He was a well educated man who was loved and respected by his family. How can you say such disrespectful things about someone you don't know.
Mar-27-08  Resignation Trap: <Ambramavicius> Those condescending remarks have been deleted from Wikipedia, and little has been left except his tournament results. I posted them here not because I believed them, but because I was shocked to see them.

Can you tell us anything else about his life and career, such as his date of birth?

Mar-27-08  MichAdams: <Those condescending remarks....>

I would have said libelous, except that one cannot libel the dead.

Dec-20-09  Alan McGowan: If 'Abramavicius' is still looking at this site, I would be interested in communicating with a relative of L. Abramavicius. This is regarding research on Kurt Richter, who played twice against this opponent, at the Olympiads of 1930 and 1931. Contact:
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  DanQuigley: Regarding Abramavicius and if anyone knows anything else about him, he had a sister who was born in 1912.
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  hemy: <DanQuigley> My friend E. Paleckis from Klaipeda, Lithuania, in 1970-s heard from B. Rumiancev, chess master from Klaipeda, "cheerful" story about Leonardas Abramavičius:

"The father of Leonardas was an owner of some restaurant in Kaunas. Leonardas was regularly visiting the restaurant to have a drinks. He also had relationships with many of waitresses."

I found in Lithuanian newspapers articles which proved that at least the part of the story related to his father is correct.

„Dienos naujienos“, April 29, 1931, p.3:
"... 'Versalis' restaurant opening ... The owner Abramavičius ..."

„Dienos naujienos“, January 15, 1932, p.3:
"On January 11, owner of the Kaunas Station's Buffet and Restaurant 'Versalis', A. Abramavičius passed away after a short serious illness."

The condolences ads:

„Lietuvos Aidas“ January 14, 1932, p.1:
"The early death of Aleksandras left his family heart broken"

„Lietuvos Aidas“ January 15, 1932, p.1:
" ... condolences to Stase Abramavičiute on her father's death ..."

And finally the obituary article for Stase A. Malenas (Abramavičiute):

The parents of Leonardas Abramavičius: Aleksandras Abramavičius and Tekle Abramavičene.

His sisters: Stase A. Malenas (Abramavičiute), born April 20,1913, in Kaunas, Regina Prapuolenis (Abramavičiute) and Irena Petukauskas (Abramavičiute).

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