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Leonardas Abramavicius
Number of games in database: 25
Years covered: 1930 to 1955
Overall record: +10 -12 =3 (46.0%)*
   * 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.

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 page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K Richter vs L Abramavicius 1-023 1930 Hamburg ol (Men)C11 French
2. L Abramavicius vs H Steiner  0-152 1930 Hamburg ol (Men)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. L Abramavicius vs A Ribera Arnal  0-142 1930 Hamburg ol (Men)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
4. J Rejfir vs L Abramavicius  1-068 1931 Prague ol (Men)E35 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, ed
5. Kmoch vs L Abramavicius  1-063 1931 Prague ol (Men)E17 Queen's Indian
6. L Abramavicius vs V Kahn  1-046 1931 Prague ol (Men)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. L Abramavicius vs J van den Bosch  0-139 1931 Prague ol (Men)D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
8. L Abramavicius vs N Lie  1-042 1931 Prague ol (Men)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. P Devos vs L Abramavicius  0-144 1933 OlympiadB02 Alekhine's Defense
10. L Abramavicius vs A Simonson  0-137 1933 OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. Opocensky vs L Abramavicius  1-066 1933 OlympiadB02 Alekhine's Defense
12. K Havasi vs L Abramavicius  0-126 1933 OlympiadE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. L Abramavicius vs E Sorensen  1-039 1936 Munich OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. L Abramavicius vs N Voinov 1-030 1936 Munich OlympiadA40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. L Abramavicius vs K S Ojanen  ½-½60 1936 Munich OlympiadD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
16. G Barcza vs L Abramavicius 0-130 1936 Munich OlympiadE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
17. T Popa vs L Abramavicius 0-124 1936 Munich OlympiadA40 Queen's Pawn Game
18. L Abramavicius vs Gilg ½-½14 1936 Munich ol (Men)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
19. Rellstab vs L Abramavicius  1-023 1936 Munich OlympiadB03 Alekhine's Defense
20. L Abramavicius vs V Mezgailis  1-020 1936 Munich OlympiadA47 Queen's Indian
21. A Snaevarr vs L Abramavicius 1-026 1936 Munich OlympiadB06 Robatsch
22. L Abramavicius vs A D de Groot  0-169 1937 7th olm finalE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
23. N Kopaev vs L Abramavicius  1-046 1951 URS Trade Unions-chTC45 Scotch Game
24. Kholmov vs L Abramavicius  ½-½52 1955 LTU-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. L Abramavicius vs V Mikenas  1-055 1955 LTU-chC77 Ruy Lopez
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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"???

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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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