Algimantas Butnorius

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Algimantas Butnorius
Full name Algimantas Butnorius
Country  Soviet Union
Born (1946-11-20) 20 November 1946 (age 70)
Title World Senior Champion (2007), Grandmaster (2007)
Peak rating 2456 (July 1999)

Algimantas Butnorius (born 20 November 1946) is a Lithuanian chess Grandmaster and a former World Senior Champion. From 2014 he represented Monaco.[1]

Chess career[edit]

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.[2] In team chess, he represented Lithuania at the Chess Olympiads of 2000, 2004, 2006[3] and in the European Team Chess Championships of 1999 and 2003.[4] He won the World Senior Chess Championship in 2007.[5] In 2010, he tied for 2nd–4th with Vitaly Tseshkovsky and Nikolai Pushkov in the European Seniors’ Rapid Championship.[6]

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

Chess strength[edit]

In the November 2009 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2432, making him Lithuania's number nine.

Notable games[edit]


  1. ^ Transfers in 2014
  2. ^ "Lithuanian Chess Championships" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Chess Federation. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  3. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Algimantas Butnorius". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  4. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "European Men's Team Chess Championship: Algimantas Butnorius". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  5. ^ "17th World Senior Chess Championship". Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  6. ^ "GM Viktor Kupreichik Wins European Seniors' Individual Rapid Championship". Chessdom. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 

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