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Darius Ruzele
Number of games in database: 70
Years covered: 1985 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2531
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550

Overall record: +19 -21 =30 (48.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E84 E73 E97
 Semi-Slav (5) 
    D45 D47 D48
 Slav (5) 
    D10 D14 D13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B47 B42 B43 B48 B22
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B47 B48
 French Defense (6) 
    C11 C01 C05 C02
 Sicilian Kan (5) 
    B42 B43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D30 D31 D36 D37
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(born Apr-27-1968, 51 years old) Lithuania

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Awarded the Grandmaster title in 1996, Ruzele represented Lithuania in the chess Olympiads from 1992 through 2000 and retired from international chess in 2002. He was Lithuanian Champion in 1988 (=Gintautas Albertas Piesina and Vitaly Maiorov).

Last updated: 2019-04-27 03:19:26

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 70  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Ruzele vs M V Golubev  0-1231985URS-ch U25A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
2. D Ruzele vs Gelfand  0-1371986Sochi Juniors-AE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
3. D Ruzele vs Ivanchuk  0-1521986Sochi Juniors-AE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. Glek vs D Ruzele  1-052198618th Soviet Team-ch final AB30 Sicilian
5. Serper vs D Ruzele  1-0361987URS Army-chTB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
6. D Ruzele vs Glek  ½-½571988URS-ch otbor56E73 King's Indian
7. Krasenkow vs D Ruzele  ½-½321988URS-ch otbor56E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
8. A Dreev vs D Ruzele  1-0401989URS-chT U20D65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
9. D Ruzele vs Gelfand  0-1581989URS-chT U20A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
10. Bologan vs D Ruzele  1-0321989URS-chT U20C01 French, Exchange
11. Ivanchuk vs D Ruzele  1-0361989URS-chT U20C05 French, Tarrasch
12. D Ruzele vs Shirov 0-1521989URS-chT U20D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
13. D Ruzele vs S Nikolaev  0-1431990Budapest Spring op 06thA57 Benko Gambit
14. D Ruzele vs Joel Benjamin  1-0501992Chess OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
15. Hort vs D Ruzele  ½-½721992Chess OlympiadC11 French
16. D Ruzele vs H R Herndl  1-0291992EUR-chT (Men) 10thD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. D Ruzele vs Vyzmanavin  ½-½281992EUR-chT (Men) 10thE15 Queen's Indian
18. Leko vs D Ruzele 1-0521992EUR-chT (Men) 10thC11 French
19. I Hausner vs D Ruzele  ½-½301992EUR-chT (Men) 10thD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. D Ruzele vs I A Novikov  ½-½721992EUR-chT (Men) 10thD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. G Dizdar vs D Ruzele  1-0251992EUR-chT (Men) 10thA07 King's Indian Attack
22. D Ruzele vs K Moutousis  0-1401992EUR-chT (Men) 10thE97 King's Indian
23. C D'Amore vs D Ruzele  0-1431992EUR-chT (Men) 10thA06 Reti Opening
24. Oll vs D Ruzele  ½-½341993Vilnius ZonalD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. U Lauk vs D Ruzele  0-1601993Vilnius ZonalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
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Dec-21-05  lopium: Can we have his biography? Seems a strong player.
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  Tabanus: <lopium> Sure. After almost four years, here's a try :)

GM Darius Ruzele, Lithuania, born 27 April 1968. Current rating 2531, but no FIDE rated games since 2002.

Has played in five olympiads (1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000). GM in 1996. Placed no. 2 (behind 16-year-old Victoria Cmilyte) and 3 in the Lithuanian championships 2000 and 2001. Rating peak 2550 in 2001. French and Sicilian player. ICC handle: D-Ruzele

Picture (no. 3 from left): Biography: (in Polish)

Why did he quit chess?

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  PhilFeeley: Game missing from the database:

Ruzele - Mollov, 1997

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 0-0 6. Nf3 e5 7. 0-0 Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. Be3 f5 11. f3 f4 12. Bf2 g5 13. a4 a5 14. Nd3 b6 15. Be1 Nf6 16. Nf2 h5 17. h3 Rf7 18. b4 Bf8 19. bxa5 bxa5 20. Na2 c5 21. Nc1 Ng6 22. Kh2 Rg7 23. Rh1 g4 24. fxg4 hxg4 25. hxg4 Rh7+ 26. Kg1 Rxh1+ 27. Kxh1 Ra7 28. Ra3 Bh6 29. Nh3 Nh7 30. Nd3 Nh4 31. Rb3 Bd7 32. Qb1 Ra8 33. Rb7 Nf8 34. Qb6 Qf6 35. Bxh4 Qxh4 36. Qxd6 Bxa4 37. g5 Bg7 38. Ndf2 Be8 39. Bg4 a4 40. Qc7 Bh8 41. Rb8 Rxb8 42. Qxb8 Bf7 43. d6 a3 44. d7 a2 45. Qa8 1-0

Sep-28-13  tjipa: Since I had never heard of such a GM from my neighbouring Lithuania, I googled him and found that currently he is the director of a company that deals in cash registers, scales and other electronic shopping centres' equipment. Good luck to him! Although, it would be great to organize, say, a double return match Krakops-Ruzele.
Dec-24-14  phileasfogg: Ruzele was the 1986 USSR junior champion .
Dec-24-14  phileasfogg: Ruzele finished first in the 1986 USSR Junior Championship held in Daugavpils, Latvia. The event was an 11 round Swiss style event. He finished ahead of such noted players as: I. Smirnin, B. Alterman, B. Gelfand, G. Kamsky, V. Akopian, A. Shirov, and K. Sakaev among other strong players and future grandmasters.
Dec-06-17  BIDMONFA: Darius Ruzele

RUZELE, Darius

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