Here in the photo i say hello from the centrum of Vilnius, Lithuania. My name is Marijus
Kulvietis. I`m runing duties of a president of a Lithuanian chessclub "Baltijos Lyga".
I congratulate the Chessfans all over the world! Our club is strong as it has members from
many countries and even continents. We are creating international events and among them I
want to point out our special and stabile friendship with REBEL company.
We have a unique experience of a team matches vs REBEL computers, see the
REBEL pages and on our own home page.
This fact and also a fact that our members are playing in ICCF events, simply the fact that
our members are famous GMs and IMs participating in great tournaments-make clear our interest
in a computer chess! Simply because every good player has chessprograms today.
Preparing for a battle with a help of Chessbase, searching for opponent`s games in some Rebel
Century databases and trying to analyze possible variations with Rebel, Fritz, Hiarcs....and
other chessplaying programs....
Our club congratulates the Odyssey tournament as a great job and very useful event. We are all
curious what changes the chessprograms have made, what level is reached by them.
Our club will try to support this nice event as possible. Our titled members will share their
experience and opinion commenting the computers chess in general, the concrete programs, the
results of the Odyssey event.
Our club member and my good friend IM Kenneth Frey has kindly agreed to annotate all the
tournament games. This makes me to hope You will have an easy task-just to follow his comments.
Kenneth has "easy" hand and I hope after his work You will have clear picture on what is
happening. Thanks to our great player for his huge work.
Also Your comments, remarks, wishes are welcomed. Feel free to mail to us:
Our task is to help chessfans to follow events and also to have interesting dialog about the
impression on some interesting moments.
Our club members live in Mexico, USA, Spain, Latvia, Russia and Lithuania. For this reason we
need some time for our other members to join with their comments, analyses, impressions. Let
the show to go on :) and James Bond...oops.. "Baltijos Lyga" will return soon :)
"Baltijos Lyga" team after wining the Lithuanian club`s championship 2000.
Left to right:
- GM Andrei Kharlov
- IM Antanas Zapolskis
- GM Darius Ruzele
- IM Vaidas Sakalauskas
- Dainius Grigutavicius
- Marijus Kulvietis
- IM Oleg Krivonosov
The member list of the Baltijos Lyga Chess Club:
1 Aleksej Aleksandrov GM 2602 Belorussia
2 Alexei Fedorov GM 2684 Belorussia
3 Alexei Shirov GM 2751 Spain
4 Andrei Kharlov GM 2616 Russia
5 Andrei Kovaliov GM 2490 Belorussia
6 Antanas Zapolskis IM 2399 Lithuania
7 Dainius Grigutavicius 2176 Lithuania
8 Donatas Kisonas Lithuania
9 Marijus Kulvietis Lithuania
10 Mindaugas Genutis Lithuania
11 Darius Ruzele GM 2515 Lithuania
12 Darius Zagorskis IM 2486 Lithuania
13 Laurynas Zaveckis 2255 Lithuania
14 Oleg Krivonosov IM 2432 Latvia
15 Simonas Streikus 2267 Lithuania
16 Tomas Veschiunas Lithuania
17 Vaidas Sakalauskas IM 2450 Lithuania
18 Valdejus Vytartas Lithuania
19 Viktor Bologan GM 2589 Moldavia
20 Virginijus Dambrauskas IM 2336 Lithuania
21 Virginijus Grabliauskas IM 2466 Lithuania
22 Vytautas Plunksnis Lithuania
23 Laurynas Zaveckis 2255 Lithuania
1 Ari Ziegler IM 2404 Sweden
2 Edvins Kengis GM 2574 Latvia
3 Kenneth Frey IM 2405 Mexico
5 Ralf Akesson GM 2535 Sweden