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Darius Ruzele
Number of games in database: 114
Years covered: 1985 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2531
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550

Overall record: +37 -27 =50 (54.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (14) 
    E94 E73 E97 E75 E67
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A58 A57 A70 A56
 Semi-Slav (5) 
    D45 D47 D48
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E38 E32 E33
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A41 A40 D02
 Slav (5) 
    D10 D14 D13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B47 B42 B22 B43 B48
 French Defense (10) 
    C11 C12 C07 C05 C01
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B47 B48 B49
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D43 D45 D48
 French (6) 
    C11 C12
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D30 D36 D37 D31 D35
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Ruzele vs Huebner, 1998 1/2-1/2

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   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   EUR-chT (Men) 10th (1992)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)

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(born Apr-27-1968, 53 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 7; games 1-25 of 154  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gelfand vs D Ruzele  1-0311985URS-chT (Juniors)B58 Sicilian
2. V Nevednichy vs D Ruzele  1-0241985URS-chT (Juniors)C03 French, Tarrasch
3. D Ruzele vs Golubev  0-1231985USSR Junior ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
4. D Ruzele vs Ivanchuk  0-1251985USSR Junior ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. D Ruzele vs N Managadze  1-0371985USSR Junior ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. D Ruzele vs Gelfand  0-1371986Sochi Juniors-AE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
7. Ulybin vs D Ruzele  1-0261986SochiJ-AB89 Sicilian
8. D Ruzele vs Ivanchuk  0-1521986Sochi Juniors-AE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. Glek vs D Ruzele  1-052198618th Soviet Team-ch final AB30 Sicilian
10. Serper vs D Ruzele  1-0361987URS Army-chTB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
11. Neverov vs D Ruzele  ½-½471988URS-ch otbor56B12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. D Ruzele vs Glek  ½-½571988URS-ch otbor56E73 King's Indian
13. Krasenkow vs D Ruzele  ½-½321988URS-ch otbor56E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. Ivanchuk vs D Ruzele  1-0361989URS-chT U20C05 French, Tarrasch
15. D Ruzele vs Gelfand  0-1581989URS-chT U20A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
16. Dreev vs D Ruzele  1-0401989URS-chT U20D65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
17. D Ruzele vs Shirov 0-1521989URS-chT U20D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
18. Bologan vs D Ruzele  1-0321989URS-chT U20C01 French, Exchange
19. D Ruzele vs S Nikolaev  0-1431990Spring opA57 Benko Gambit
20. D Ruzele vs Benjamin  1-0501992Manila OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
21. D Ruzele vs D Pedzich  1-0311992Manila OlympiadE73 King's Indian
22. Klovans vs D Ruzele  ½-½491992Manila OlympiadB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
23. Hort vs D Ruzele  ½-½721992Manila OlympiadC11 French
24. D Ruzele vs V Ilinsky  1-0401992Manila OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
25. K Moutousis vs D Ruzele  0-1381992Manila OlympiadD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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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?

Sep-28-13  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.
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  phileasfogg: Ruzele was the 1986 USSR junior champion .
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  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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