Thursday, December 11, 2008

GM Eduardas Rozentalis

Grandmaster Rozentalis has played many of the top chess players in the world and is still an active chess professional. He will be one of the top seeds for the Queenstown chess classic in January.
I have taken some segments from an interview the full interview is here
Grandmaster Eduardas Rozentalis, born on 1963 in Vilnius, is International master since 1987, International Grandmaster since 1991, and for many years the highest rated Lithuanian on the FIDE list. In addition, he has won Lithuanian Champion on 1981 and 2001 and another 25 international tournaments in different countries.
He defended Lithuanian colors on seven Chess Olympiads and five European Team Championships.
Current Rating : 2577

Chessdom: What is your most memorable game?
Eduardas Rozentalis: Probably my game against Ivanchuk from Manila Olympiad 1992. It was a first Olympiad for myself and my country, very inspiring event. It was a memorable victory against such a strong player in spite of the existence of one moment when my play could have been refuted.

Ivanchuk,V (2720) - Rozentalis,E (2585) [C43]Manila ol (Men) Manila, 1992
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 d5 5.Nxe5 Nd7 6.Nxd7 Bxd7 7.0-0 Qh4 8.c4 0-0-0 9.c5 g6 10.Nc3 Bg7 11.Ne2 Rhe8 12.a4 Ng5 13.Ra3 h6 14.Bc2 Rxe2! 15.Qxe2 Ne6 16.Qd1 Nxd4 17.Bb1 Bg4 18.f3 Bf5 19.Be3 Bxb1 20.Bf2 Qf4 21.Qxb1 Nc6 22.Rd1 a5 23.Qd3 Qc4 24.Rd2 Nb4 25.Qf1 h5 26.g3 Qxf1+ 27.Kxf1 d4 28.Ke2 Rd5 29.h3 Rxc5 30.g4 Re5+ 31.Kd1 c5 32.Re2 Rxe2 33.Kxe2 c4
For those with chessbase just highlight the game and then hit ctrl c then open a new game board click your mouse in the notation area and hit ctrl v and the game will be loaded ready for easy viewing.

The follwoing position is from Rozentalis - Shirov Keres mem rapid 2004
White to move and win.

1 comment:

Rozentalis Crusher said...

Rozentalis - Shirov
Nxf6 exf6
Qxf6+ Kg8
Re7 !!