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Isakas Vistaneckis
I Vistaneckis 
Left to right, Vladimir Petrov; 2 Vistaneckis; 4 Osmo Kaila; 5 Ilmar Raud. Photo credit: Margus Sööt  
Number of games in database: 128
Years covered: 1930 to 1988
Overall record: +31 -62 =35 (37.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-29-1910, died Dec-30-2000, 90 years old) Lithuania (federation/nationality Israel)

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Born in Marijampolė, Lithuania, he was an IMC. Aka Itzhak Vistanietzki.

Vistaneckis played chess from the age of 10. When he was 13 years old, his mother died. During his studies he worked as an acrobat in the circus . From 1927 to 1932 he studied law at the Faculty of Law at the Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas in Kaunas and became a lawyer

In 1930, Isakas Vistaneckis won the Lithuanian Championship. In May 1931, he won the 1st Baltic Championship at Klaipėda. In 1935, he won the Lithuanian Championship. In 1935, he drew a match against Vladas Mikėnas, (+5 –5 =6).

Vistaneckis played for Lithuania in five official Chess Olympiads and in one unofficial Olympiad at Munich 1936:

In July 1930, on third board at the 3rd Chess Olympiad in Hamburg (+3 –9 =4). In July 1931, on third board at the 4th Chess Olympiad in Prague (+2 –8 =4). In July 1933, on third board at the 5th Chess Olympiad in Folkestone (+4 –3 =6). In August 1935, on third board at the 6th Chess Olympiad in Warsaw (+3 –8 =4). In August/September 1936, on third board at the 3rd unofficial Chess Olympiad in Munich (+9 –4 =7). In July/August 1937, on third board at the 7th Chess Olympiad in Stockholm (+5 –8 =3). In 1941, he won the 1st Lithuanian SSR Championship. In June 1941, he played at Rostov-on-Don (Rostov-na-Donu) (sf USSR ch.). In 1942, he tied for 4th-7th at Sverdlovsk (Ekaterinburg), behind Viacheslav Ragozin, Vladimirs Petrovs, and Alexei Sokolsky. In February–March 1944, he played at Omsk (sf USSR ch.). In 1945, he tied for 6th-8th at Baku (sf USSR ch.). In October–November 1945, he tied for 3rd-4th with Alexander Koblencs, behind Mikenas and Alexander Tolush, at Riga (Baltic Republics ch.). In June–July 1946, he took 2nd, behind Yuri Averbakh, at Vilnius (Baltic Rep. ch). In 1947, he won a match against Zagoriansky (+4 –2 =8).

In 1947, he took 12th at Sverdlovsk (sf USSR ch.). In 1949, he tied for 9th-10th at Vilnius (sf USSR ch.). In 1950, he tied for 14th-15th at Tula (sf USSR ch.). In 1951, he tied for 9th-10th at Lvov (sf USSR ch.). In 1953, he took 13th at Vilnius (sf USSR ch.). In 1954, he tied for 3rd-4th at Vilnius (Quadrangular). In 1954, he tied for 14th-15th at Erevan (sf USSR ch.). In 1957, he tied for 8th-9th at Minsk (zt USSR ch.). In 1960, he tied for 16th-17th at Vilnius (sf USSR ch.). In 1961, he tied for 13th-15th at Palanga (Baltic Rep. ch.). In 1962, he tied for 11th-12th at Tbilisi. In 1963, he tied for 13th-14th in Estonia (Baltic Rep. ch.). In 1964, he took 10th at Pärnu (Baltic Rep. ch.).

Vistaneckis played many times at Lithuanian SSR championships. In 1949, he tied for 1st with Ratmir Kholmov at Vilnius. In 1954, he won, ahead of Mikenas, at Vilnius. In 1956, he won at Kaunas. In 1959, he tied for 1st with Kholmov at Vilnius. In 1960, he took 2nd at Vilnius. In 1964, he tied for 2nd-3rd with Česnauskas, behind Mikenas, at Vilnius.

At the end of the 1970s, he emigrated to Israel.

Wikipedia article: Isakas Vistaneckis

Last updated: 2022-03-11 17:01:47

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 128  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Vistaneckis vs H Wagner  0-1411930Hamburg OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
2. I Vistaneckis vs J van den Bosch ½-½311930Hamburg OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. Eliskases vs I Vistaneckis  1-0261930Hamburg OlympiadD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. J Rejfir vs I Vistaneckis 1-0491930Hamburg OlympiadD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. I Vistaneckis vs V Mikenas  1-0321931Baltic congress Master tournamentB08 Pirc, Classical
6. M Feigin vs I Vistaneckis 1-0361931Prague OlympiadE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
7. I Vistaneckis vs A Vajda  0-1201931Prague OlympiadA51 Budapest Gambit
8. A Gromer vs I Vistaneckis 1-0191931Prague OlympiadC10 French
9. I Vistaneckis vs K Kullberg  0-1281931Prague OlympiadA84 Dutch
10. I Vistaneckis vs W Winter  ½-½221931Prague OlympiadB15 Caro-Kann
11. M Romi vs I Vistaneckis  0-1431931Prague OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. K Ruben vs I Vistaneckis  1-0321931Prague OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. I Vistaneckis vs M Engelmann  1-0371933Folkestone OlympiadE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
14. I Vistaneckis vs J Rejfir  ½-½241933Folkestone OlympiadE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
15. I Vistaneckis vs Fine 0-1361933Folkestone OlympiadE77 King's Indian
16. I Vistaneckis vs A Muffang  0-1401935Warsaw OlympiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. P Trifunovic vs I Vistaneckis  1-0511935Warsaw OlympiadA27 English, Three Knights System
18. R Krogius vs I Vistaneckis 0-1581935Warsaw OlympiadC07 French, Tarrasch
19. J Bolbochan vs I Vistaneckis  ½-½301935Warsaw OlympiadC15 French, Winawer
20. V Winz vs I Vistaneckis  1-0391935Warsaw OlympiadD00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. C H Alexander vs I Vistaneckis  0-1401935Warsaw OlympiadA13 English
22. Opocensky vs I Vistaneckis  1-0611935Warsaw OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
23. Dake vs I Vistaneckis  1-0411935Warsaw OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
24. P Trifunovic vs I Vistaneckis  1-0411936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
25. A Tsvetkov vs I Vistaneckis  0-1331936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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  whiteshark: <Itzhak Vistanietzki>

Birthdate 29-9-1910
Deceased 2001
Nationality ISR

Elo (historical) 2265
ICCF (27-12-2000) IMC

Born in Kapsukas, Lithuania.

Biographical: New In Chess 2000/7 (Afek)
Obituary: New In Chess 2001/1

Olympiad team Lithuania 1930-1933-1936-1937.


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  Tabanus: Hmmm.

The style of biography writing is constantly developing. It's really hard to keep track.

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  whiteshark: Hey <Tabanus>! I saw your more detailed biographies of lesser known players over the last few weeks and have been inspired by them to do it likewise. :D
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  Tabanus: <whiteshark> Grab one of those before it's too late. If I'm not sued, my next will be

GM Yury Piskov :D

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  whiteshark: <Tab> Who shall sue you and wherefore?

If I come to a player's page I'm glad to find some first personal information on him/her. There's nothing wrong with that! NO WAY!


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  Tabanus: <whiteshark> Agreed,

I do get scared sometimes by the warnings everywhere, "may be copyrighted", well everything for the cause :D

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  whiteshark: <Tabanus> Aren't we both scientists?

Proper quoting, source citation and all's well!

That's the way I see it. :D

Sep-29-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

R.I.P. Sir Isakas Vistaneckis.

Sep-29-13  BIDMONFA: Isakas Vistaneckis


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  Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: Isakas Vistaneckis.
Sep-29-17  faulty: At the time I. Vistaneckis was born, the town was called the way it is called today - Marijampolė (7th largest city in Lithuania, population about 50,000). The name Kapsukas (after a Soviet leader) was only used during the Soviet occupation (roughly 1950-1989). I. Vistaneckis was a tough positional player. but when he went on an attack, he could do it like crazy. When Lithuanian SSR team won some European correspondence championship in 1975, Vistaneckis was playing at board two, and he scored 8.5/9 against strong opposition. If I can find, I'll post a few of his correspondence games (if anyone's interested). And he was a very nice man.
May-13-18  hemy: Brilliant game of Vistaneckis played on the 2nd board of Lithuanian team on European Correspondence Team Cup “Wilhelm Eberhardt,” 1963–71 :

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[Date "1968.??."]
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[White "Saigin, WS."]
[Black "Vistaneckis, J."]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "-"]
[Classes "0"]
[ECO "E53"]
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[WhiteElo "-"]
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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nf3 d5 6. Bd3 c5 7. O-O Nbd7 8. a3 Ba5 9. Bd2 a6 10. Ne5 Bb6 11. cd5 cd4 12. ed4 Bd4 13. Nf7 Rf7 14. de6 Rf8 15. ed7 Bd7 16. Ne2 Ba7 17. h3 Bc6 18. Bc4 Kh8 19. Ng3 Qc7 20. Qb3 Ng4 21. hg4 Rf3 22. Nf5 Rb3 23. Bb3 Qb6 0-1

Vistaneckis played on the 2nd board of the Lithuanian team that won the 'Europe Cup' “Wilhelm Eberhardt,” 1963–71 correspondence chess tournament.

Oct-16-19  hemy: Position after move 20. Qb3 (Saigin - Vistaneckis, 1968):

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20. ... Ng4! 21. hg4 Rf3! 22. Nf5 Rb3 23. Bb3 Qb6 0-1

It was published in "Chess combinations, anthology", third edition, Belgrade, 2005, (diagram 1153, page 207).

Oct-18-19  Chessdreamer: Game fragment from unofficial olympiad Munich 1936, round 14, 26th August

Stefano Rosselli del Turco vs. Vistaneckis

Black to play

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68...d3 69.Kxd3 Rxc2 70.Kxc2 Nd4+ 71.Kd3 Nxb5 72.f4 g4 73.Kc4 Nc7 74.Kd4 Kf6 75.Ke3 Ne6 76.Kf2 Nd4 77.Kg2 Nf3 78.h3 Nd2 79.hxg4 hxg4 80.e5+ Kf5 81.Kf2 Ne4+ 82.Kg2 Nc5 83.Kf2 Ke4 84.Ke2 Ne6 85.Kf2 Nd4 0-1

-Kurt Richter: Schach Olympia München 1936, part 2, page 72

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