Algimantas Butnorius

Algimantas Butnorius (20 February 1946 – 30 October 2017) was a Lithuanian chess grandmaster and world seniors champion in 2007. From 2014 he represented Monaco.[2]

Algimantas Butnorius
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CountryLithuania
Monaco
Born(1946-02-20)20 February 1946[1]
Kaunas, Lithuania
Died30 October 2017(2017-10-30) (aged 71)[1]
Kaunas, Lithuania
TitleGrandmaster (2007)
Peak rating2456 (July 1999)

Chess careerEdit

He won the Lithuanian Chess Championship on ten occasions: in 1967, 1968 (shared with Vladas Mikėnas), 1970, 1972 (shared with Gintautas Piešina), 1973 (shared with Jegor Čiukajevas), 1975, 1976, 1980, 1982 and 1993.[3] In team chess, he represented Lithuania at the Chess Olympiads of 2000, 2004, 2006[4] and in the European Team Chess Championships of 1999 and 2003.[5] He won the World Senior Chess Championship in 2007.[6] In 2010, he tied for 2nd–4th with Vitaly Tseshkovsky and Nikolai Pushkov in the European Seniors' Rapid Championship.[7]

Butnorius was awarded the International Master title in 1983 and the Grandmaster title in 2007, as a result of winning the World Senior Chess Championship.

Butnorius studied journalism at Vilnius University, graduating in 1973. In 1975–1989, he hosted a chess program on LRT televizija. He also contributed chess-related articles and chess problems to Jaunimo Gretos, Kauno Tiesa, Komunizmo Vėliava, Lietuvos Aidas, Kauno Diena, and Vakarinis Kaunas.[1]

Notable gamesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Mirė ŠK "Margiris" pirmininkas Algimantas Butnorius (atnaujinta 11.02 informacija apie atsisveikinimą)" (in Lithuanian). ŠK "Margiris". November 2, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Player transfers in 2014. FIDE.
  3. ^ "Lithuanian Chess Championships" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Chess Federation. Archived from the original on 2007-07-14. Retrieved 2009-06-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Algimantas Butnorius". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-06-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "European Men's Team Chess Championship: Algimantas Butnorius". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-06-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "17th World Senior Chess Championship". ChessResults.com. Retrieved 2009-06-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "GM Viktor Kupreichik Wins European Seniors' Individual Rapid Championship". Chessdom. Retrieved 11 April 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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