In Memoriam | GM Aloyzas Kveinys (1962-2018)

In Memoriam | GM Aloyzas Kveinys (1962-2018)

Aloyzas Kveinys, 1962-2018

Kveinys was awarded the Soviet Master of Sport title for chess in 1981. He has won the Lithuanian championship 5 times: in 1983 (shared with Eduardas Rozentalis), 1986, 2001 (shared with Šarūnas Šulskis), 2008 and 2012. In 2010 he won a tournament in Moss, Norway. In march 2013 he won the Mallorca Masters. In 2016 he won the Chess Festival in Bad Wörishofen. He was awarded the FIDE titles of International Master in 1990 and Grandmaster in 1992. He was a graduate of the chess department of the Moscow Institute of Physical Culture and Sports (now Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism).

Lithuanian Grandmaster Aloyzas Kveinys has passed away, only 59 years old. He was such a true gentleman, always friendly to everyone. I saw him this April. He will be missed in the chess world.

Country  Lithuania
Born 9 July 1962
Mažeikiai, Lithuania
Died 26 July 2018 (aged 56)
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2537 (July 2018)
Peak rating 2565 (July 20
[Event "LAT President Blitz Cup"] [Site "Riga LAT"] [Date "2018.01.27"] [Round "4.2"] [White "Shirov, A."] [Black "Kveinys, A."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B41"] [WhiteElo "2641"] [BlackElo "2547"] [PlyCount "108"] [EventDate "2018.01.27"] [Eventtype "blitz"] [CurrentPosition "r5k1/1bq2p1p/p5p1/4PNQ1/1p1rpP2/3n4/PP4PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 26"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Qc7 7.Be2 b6 8.f4 Bb4 9.Qd3 Bb7 10.Bf3 d6 11.Bd2 Nbd7 12.Qe2 O-O 13.Nc2 Bxc3 14.Bxc3 Rfc8 15.Na3 d5 16.cxd5 exd5 17.e5 Ne4 18.Bxe4 dxe4 19.O-O b5 20.Nc2 Nc5 21.Ne3 Nd3 22.Nf5 b4 23.Qg4 g6 24.Bd4 Rd8 25.Qg5 Rxd4 26.e6 f6 27.Qxf6 gxf5 28.Qxd4 Qc5 29.Qxc5 Nxc5 30.Kf2 Rd8 31.Rfd1 Rd3 32.Rxd3 exd3 33.Ke3 Nxe6 34.g3 Be4 35.a3 b3 36.Rc1 Kf7 37.Rc4 Ke7 38.Rb4 Nc5 39.Rb6 Kd7 40.Kd2 Kc7 41.Rh6 Na4 42.Rxh7+ Kb6 43.Kc1 Kc5 44.Rd7 Nb6 45.Rd8 Nc4 46.h4 d2+ 47.Rxd2 Nxd2 48.Kxd2 Bf3 49.Kc3 Bd1 50.h5 Bxh5 51.Kxb3 Kd4 52.Kb4 Ke3 53.Ka5 Be2 54.b4 Kf3 0-1
[Event "Reykjavik op 22nd"] [Site "Reykjavik"] [Date "2006.03.08"] [Round "3"] [White "Sutovsky, Emil"] [Black "Kveinys, Aloyzas"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B82"] [WhiteElo "2624"] [BlackElo "2517"] [PlyCount "112"] [EventDate "2006.03.06"] [Eventtype "swiss"] [Eventrounds "9"] [Eventcountry "ISL"] [Source "ChessBase"] [Sourcedate "2006.05.09"] [CurrentPosition "rnb1k2r/1pqn1Rbp/p3p1p1/4P3/3N4/2NB4/PPP1Q1PP/R1B3K1 b kq - 0 12"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Qc7 6.Bd3 Nf6 7.Qe2 d6 8.f4 g6 9.O-O Bg7 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Nfd7 12.Rxf7 Kxf7 13.Nxe6 Qxe5 14.Qf2+ Bf6 15.Bc4 Nc6 16.Nc7+ Kg7 17.Ne6+ Kf7 18.Nc7+ Kg7 19.Bf4 Qxc7 20.Bxc7 Bd4 21.Qxd4+ Nxd4 22.Ne4 Nc6 23.Bd5 Nde5 24.Nd6 Bf5 25.Re1 Bxc2 26.Nxb7 Rae8 27.Nc5 Bf5 28.Rd1 Rc8 29.Nxa6 Rhe8 30.b4 Bd3 31.Bxc6 Bxa6 32.Bxe8 Rxc7 33.a4 Kf8 34.Rd8 Ke7 35.Rb8 Nd3 36.h4 Nxb4 37.Bxg6 hxg6 38.Rxb4 Bc4 39.Rb6 Be6 40.a5 Rc4 41.g3 Ra4 42.Rb5 Bd7 43.Rc5 Bg4 44.Rc6 Kf7 45.a6 Kg7 46.Rc7+ Kh6 47.a7 Ra2 48.Rf7 Bf5 49.Kf1 Kh5 50.Ke1 Kg4 51.Rg7 Kf3 52.Rf7 Ke3 53.Kf1 Ra1+ 54.Kg2 Be4+ 55.Kh3 Bf3 56.g4 Kf2 0-1
[Event "Reykjavik op 22nd"] [Site "Reykjavik"] [Date "2006.03.08"] [Round "3"] [White "Sutovsky, Emil"] [Black "Kveinys, Aloyzas"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B82"] [WhiteElo "2624"] [BlackElo "2517"] [PlyCount "112"] [EventDate "2006.03.06"] [Eventtype "swiss"] [Eventrounds "9"] [Eventcountry "ISL"] [Source "ChessBase"] [Sourcedate "2006.05.09"] [CurrentPosition "rnb1k2r/1pqn1Rbp/p3p1p1/4P3/3N4/2NB4/PPP1Q1PP/R1B3K1 b kq - 0 12"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Qc7 6.Bd3 Nf6 7.Qe2 d6 8.f4 g6 9.O-O Bg7 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Nfd7 12.Rxf7 Kxf7 13.Nxe6 Qxe5 14.Qf2+ Bf6 15.Bc4 Nc6 16.Nc7+ Kg7 17.Ne6+ Kf7 18.Nc7+ Kg7 19.Bf4 Qxc7 20.Bxc7 Bd4 21.Qxd4+ Nxd4 22.Ne4 Nc6 23.Bd5 Nde5 24.Nd6 Bf5 25.Re1 Bxc2 26.Nxb7 Rae8 27.Nc5 Bf5 28.Rd1 Rc8 29.Nxa6 Rhe8 30.b4 Bd3 31.Bxc6 Bxa6 32.Bxe8 Rxc7 33.a4 Kf8 34.Rd8 Ke7 35.Rb8 Nd3 36.h4 Nxb4 37.Bxg6 hxg6 38.Rxb4 Bc4 39.Rb6 Be6 40.a5 Rc4 41.g3 Ra4 42.Rb5 Bd7 43.Rc5 Bg4 44.Rc6 Kf7 45.a6 Kg7 46.Rc7+ Kh6 47.a7 Ra2 48.Rf7 Bf5 49.Kf1 Kh5 50.Ke1 Kg4 51.Rg7 Kf3 52.Rf7 Ke3 53.Kf1 Ra1+ 54.Kg2 Be4+ 55.Kh3 Bf3 56.g4 Kf2 0-1
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