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Eduardas Rozentalis
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Number of games in database: 1,423
Years covered: 1978 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2543 (2502 rapid, 2546 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2650
Overall record: +492 -204 =707 (60.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 20 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (297) 
    B22 B40 B30 B51 B52
 Ruy Lopez (108) 
    C69 C68 C65 C60 C67
 French Defense (95) 
    C07 C05 C03 C02 C09
 French Tarrasch (74) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09 C04
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (71) 
    C69 C68
 Caro-Kann (50) 
    B11 B18 B13 B10 B17
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Indian (132) 
    E17 E12 E19 E14 E18
 French Defense (103) 
    C07 C10 C01 C18 C02
 Petrov (89) 
    C42 C43
 Nimzo Indian (81) 
    E32 E20 E21 E40 E34
 English (78) 
    A17 A13 A14 A18 A10
 Queen's Pawn Game (56) 
    A45 E00 A46 E10 D02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rozentalis vs B Barth Sahl, 1988 1-0
   Macieja vs Rozentalis, 1999 0-1
   F Libiszewski vs Rozentalis, 2010 0-1
   Rozentalis vs Y Dokhoian, 1986 1-0
   Rozentalis vs R Appel, 1993 1-0
   Rozentalis vs P Nikolic, 1994 1-0
   Rozentalis vs T Rydstrom, 2016 1-0
   Rozentalis vs Epishin, 1990 1/2-1/2
   Rozentalis vs R Kuczynski, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Andersson vs Rozentalis, 1993 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (Young Masters) (1987)
   Biel MTO Open (1990)
   Montreal 4th (2003)
   URS-sf Daugavpils (1989)
   Tirnavia-B (1988)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   Kotov Memorial (1989)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2003)
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   URS-ch sf Barnaul (1984)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2013)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   cocodrillo68's- Rozentalis best games by cocodrillo68
   0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 20 by 0ZeR0
   Alapin by cocodrillo68
   Exchange diferents by cocodrillo68
   cocodrillo68's C69-5... f6 by cocodrillo68
   Hastings Premier 1997/8 by protean
   2001 Montreal by gauer

   🏆 TCh-AUT -22
   M Ragger vs Rozentalis (Nov-04-21) 1/2-1/2
   Rozentalis vs D Hausrath (Oct-17-21) 1-0
   K Bischoff vs Rozentalis (Oct-16-21) 1/2-1/2
   Rozentalis vs P Nikolic (Oct-16-21) 1/2-1/2
   Bluebaum vs Rozentalis (Oct-15-21) 1-0

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(born May-27-1963, 60 years old) Lithuania

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Eduardas Leovich Rozentalis was born in Vilnius. He received his IM title in 1987, the GM title in 1991, and for many years has been the highest rated Lithuanian on the FIDE list. He has played first board for Lithuania in seven Chess Olympiads (1992–98 and 2002–06), was Lithuanian Champion in 1981, 1983 (=Aloyzas Kveinys) and 2002, and has won many tournaments in other countries as well.

Sources: Wikipedia article: Eduardas Rozentalis; interview with Eduardas Rozentalis,

Last updated: 2018-03-15 01:31:48

 page 1 of 57; games 1-25 of 1,424  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Imanaliev vs Rozentalis  1-0341978USSR Junior ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
2. Salov vs Rozentalis 1-0411982SochiE12 Queen's Indian
3. Y Anikaev vs Rozentalis  ½-½431983URS-ch sf MinskA00 Uncommon Opening
4. Balashov vs Rozentalis  ½-½511983URS-ch sf MinskC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
5. Bagirov vs Rozentalis  0-1691983URS-ch sf MinskA17 English
6. R Ziatdinov vs Rozentalis  1-0411983Spartakiade tt 8thC15 French, Winawer
7. I A Zaitsev vs Rozentalis  ½-½211983URS-ch sf MinskE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
8. Rozentalis vs Klovans  ½-½331983URS-ch sf MinskC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
9. E Ubilava vs Rozentalis  1-0371983URS-ch sf MinskE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
10. Rozentalis vs Beliavsky  1-0501983URS-ch sf MinskB08 Pirc, Classical
11. Rozentalis vs V Eingorn  ½-½271983URS-ch sf MinskC03 French, Tarrasch
12. Rozentalis vs Bronstein ½-½721983URS-ch sf MinskB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
13. Rozentalis vs A Kochyev  0-1171983URS-ch sf MinskB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. K Grigorian vs Rozentalis  ½-½221983URS-ch sf MinskA17 English
15. Rozentalis vs Kupreichik 1-0541983URS-ch sf MinskB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. Rozentalis vs Gavrikov  0-1551983URS-ch sf MinskB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. P Korzubov vs Rozentalis  1-0861983URS-ch sf MinskC03 French, Tarrasch
18. Vyzmanavin vs Rozentalis  ½-½491983URS-ch sf MinskA17 English
19. Glek vs Rozentalis 1-0411983URS-ch sf MinskE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. S Gorelov vs Rozentalis  ½-½301984URS-ch First League SverdlovskE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
21. Chernin vs Rozentalis  ½-½411984URS-ch First League SverdlovskE12 Queen's Indian
22. Rozentalis vs B Gurgenidze  ½-½401984URS-ch First League SverdlovskB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. Gavrikov vs Rozentalis  1-0611984URS-ch First League SverdlovskE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
24. Kholmov vs Rozentalis  0-1551984URS-ch First League SverdlovskC26 Vienna
25. Rozentalis vs M Gurevich  0-1701984URS-ch First League SverdlovskB08 Pirc, Classical
 page 1 of 57; games 1-25 of 1,424  PGN Download
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May-26-06  BIDMONFA: Eduardas Rozentalis


Jun-30-06  Rocafella: Let me do it instead
May-27-08  brankat: At one time GM Rosentalis had a ratings of 2688! Close to Super GM designation. A winning % of 58%

Must have been a very strong GM some years ago.

May-27-08  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Rosentalis!
Jan-10-09  WhiteRook48: happy new year!
Hmm, this seems to be a bit weird, considering the Rozentalis-Money game above.
May-02-09  WhiteRook48: which is the game he's most famous for
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  Tabanus: Winner of Rilton Cup (Sweden) 2009/2010:

Feb-28-10  Cushion: He seems to be a fan of the 3...Nc6 french.
May-27-10  wordfunph: Gedeon Barcza Memorial II in Budapest: The round robin tournament was abruptly cancelled after the first round was played. The organizer Gabor Pali did not have enough money to pay Ramada Resort Hotel and also to the players. The players had to rebook their flights at their cost and left Budapest. GM Rozentalis was one of the players who went home empty-handed..
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  Tabanus: <wordfunph> Yes, in April 2009.

Today he won Copa Roggia (Paraguay) 20-29 May 2010:, congratulations!

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  alexmagnus: <Highest rating achieved in database: 2688>

Hm, how so? His highest FIDE rating was 2650 (in January 1997).

Jan-05-12  timhortons: [Event "XLI Rilton Cup 2011-2012"]
[Site "Stockholm/Sweden"]
[Date "2012.01.05"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Rozentalis, Eduardas"]
[Black "Lindberg, Bengt"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B22"]
[WhiteElo "2592"]
[BlackElo "2415"]
[Annotator "Robot 9"]
[PlyCount "111"]
[EventDate "2012.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bc4 d6 6. d4 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. exd6 Qxd6 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Re1 b6 12. Nxd5 exd5 13. Bb5 Bf6 14. Qa4 Bd7 15. Bg5 Bxg5 16. Nxg5 f6 17. Nf3 a6 18. Bxc6 Bxc6 19. Qb3 Bd7 20. Nd2 Be6 21. Re3 Bf7 22. Rc1 Rac8 23. Rec3 Rxc3 24. Qxc3 Re8 25. Nf1 h5 26. Ne3 a5 27. a3 Qf4 28. Qd3 Qe4 29. Qd2 Be6 30. b4 Rc8 31. Re1 Qf4 32. h3 Qc7 33. bxa5 bxa5 34. Qe2 Bf7 35. Nf5 Re8 36. Qd2 Rxe1+ 37. Qxe1 Kf8 38. Ne3 Be6 39. h4 Kf7 40. g3 g6 41. Qd2 Qb6 42. Kg2 g5 43. Qc3 Kg7 44. Kf3 a4 45. Qc5 Qb7 46. Qd6 Kf7 47. Kg2 gxh4 48. gxh4 Qb1 49. Qc7+ Kf8 50. Qc2 Qb8 51. Qxa4 Qf4 52. Qb4+ Kf7 53. a4 Qxh4 54. a5 Bf5 55. Qe7+ Kg6 56. Qg7+ 1-0

<i added this game in the databse>

nice fork is coming

Rozentalis,E - Lindberg,B, XLI Rilton Cup 2011-2012

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1. (15.82): 56...Kxg7 57.Nxf5+[]

the game is still equal until move 54.a5 when black blundered his 54.Bf5? haha! any which way , fork is coming!

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1. = (0.11): 54...Bh3+ 55.Kg1 Qg5+ 56.Kh1 Qh4 57.Qc5 Qxf2 58.Qxd5+ Kf8 59.Qa8+ Ke7 60.Nd5+ Kd7[] 61.Nb6+ 2. (0.95): 54...Bc8 55.Qb6 Qe4+ 56.Kg1 Qe6 57.Qa7+


Jan-08-12  timhortons: susan spotted this game too and post in her blog site:)

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  GrahamClayton: Rozentalis is a real globe-trotter. Are there many countries in which he hasn't played a competitive game? :-)
Dec-30-12  Jim Bartle: I'll bet Nigel Short has played in at least as many countries. When he came to Peru he said it was his 100th.
Jan-31-14  Poisonpawns: Rumiancev-Rozentalis 1983(Raumung(5)
Black to move!

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Rozentalis finds a beautiful combination starting with 1...Ng4!hxg4 2..Bh4+! and white is unable to escape

Mar-22-14  DiscoJew: I remember first hearing about Rozentalis in en Passant, the Canadian Chess magazine. They described him as a positional player whose favourite player was Capablanca who he tried to model his style after. He certainly plays very nice organic, natural chess, that I for one find fun to watch. There is a certain purity or truth searching with his games. Good luck Eduardas in your chess!
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  HeMateMe: Do we still have discos?
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  perfidious: <HMM> Not sure, but if they exist, that poster would only venture into them if no bullies were present-he does not like them.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to the Lithuanian GM Rozentalis! It's great to see that he's still active in chess tourneys!
May-27-15  Everett: Always liked his chess; strong positional style with very good technical ability. A winning combo.
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  Penguincw: Eduardas Rozentalis wins the Manhem Chess Week GM tournament with a score of 6.5/9, edging out Johan Salomon via. tiebreaks 26.25-26.

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  ketchuplover: has his "The Correct Exchange in the Endgame" for sale now
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  eternaloptimist: Happy Birthday to GM Rozentalis! He found an interesting way to break through on the ♕side in this game! He would've gone after Appel's center ♙s if the game would've continued.: Rozentalis vs R Appel, 1993
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  Gottschalk: A pretty win, not in database...

[Event ""]
[Site ""]
[Date "1988.??.??"]
[White "Rosentalis,Eduard"]
[Black "Guseinov,Aldyn"]
[Round ""]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B30"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. b3 Qc7 5. Bb2
Nf6 6. Bxf6 gxf6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Nc3 O-O 9. Nh4
a6 10. Bxc6 Qxc6 11. f4 f5 12. exf5 b5 13. Rf3
Qd6 14. Rg3 Qxf4 15. Rg4 Qe5 16. Qf3 h5 17. Rg3
Bb7 18. Qxb7 Qd4+ 19. Kh1 Qxh4 20. Rf1 exf5 21. Nd5 Rfe8 22. Rgf3 Rad8 23. Qxa6 Qd4 24. Rxf5 Re6 25. Qxb5 Qxd2 26. Qc4 Rde8 27. Rxf7 Re4 28. Rf8+ Rxf8 29. Ne7+ Kh8 30. Rxf8+ 1-0

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