Darius Zagorskis is a Chess Grandmaster from Lithuania, earning the GM title from FIDE after reaching the 2500 Elo required, making him one of the best Lithuanian chess players in the world.
Full name: Darius Zagorskis
Title: Grandmaster – Achieved in 2013
International Master – Achieved in 2007
Place of birth: Vilnius, Lithuania
Born: November 20, 1969
World ranking: 1686
Most Frequently Played Openings
Played With White Pieces
- King’s Indian
- Dutch Defense
With The Black Pieces
- Queen’s Gambit Declined
- Sicilian Kan
- Sicilian Defense
Darius Zagorskis is a Lithuanian chess Grandmaster born on November 20, 1969, in Vilnius, Lithuania. Zagorskis was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2013 and the International Master title in 2007. As of December 2022, Zagorskis’s FIDE rating was 2411.
Zagorskis underwent training and chess instruction at the Vilnius Chess School. By placing third in the Lithuanian Chess Championship in 1989, Klaipeda experienced its first significant success. Zagorskis competed in correspondence chess competitions with success. In 2005 and 2007, the International Correspondence Chess Federation bestowed upon him the titles of International Correspondence Chess Master and Senior International Correspondence Chess Master.
Lithuanian Darius Zagorskis competed in the European Team Chess Championships: to begin with is at the reserve board in the 16th European Team Chess Championship in Heraklion in 2007, at the third board in the 11th European Team Chess Championship in Pula in 1997, at the second board in the 18th European Team Chess Championship in Porto Carras in 2011, and at the first board in the 19th European Team Chess Championship in Warsaw in 2013 (plus 2 and 3 points, respectively).
Notable tournaments Zagorskis played include; Lithuanian Championship (2013), Lithuanian Championship (2006), Muenster Open (1994), Lithuanian Championship (2009), Wuerzburg Open (1996), Staufer Open (1995), Staufer Open (1996), Berliner Sommer 12th (1994), European Club Cup (2008), Bled Olympiad (2002), Dresden Olympiad (2008), Turin Olympiad (2006), European Team Championship (2011), European Club Cup (2017), and Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
- Zagorskis won the “Open” tournament in “Liepjas Rokde” in 2005.
- Zagorskis has won two gold (2004, 2013), two silver (1991), and four bronze (1989, 2002, 2006, 2007) medals in the Lithuanian Chess Championships
Darius Zagorskis vs Bogdan Gasiorowski – Warsaw AIG Life rapid 6th, Round 2 – Warsaw, Poland – December 16, 2006
Darius Zagorskis vs Jozef Michenka – Frydek Mistek op, – Frydek Mistek, Czech Republic – January 01, 1994
Jacob Sylvan vs Darius Zagorskis – European Club Cup, Round 2 – Antalya, Turkey – October 09, 2017
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