My name is Arunas. Arūnas actually (with a letter “ū” in a middle – which in Lithuanian is pronounced longer than usual “u”). I work as a guide mostly with foreign tourists who come to Lithuania and other two Baltic countries - Latvia and Estonia. The other thing I like to do is writing as I enjoy telling stories in literary way. I like learning languages and next to my own Lithuanian I also speak English, Russian and a little German. German is still on learning, so I would be happy to have more matches with German speaking players - to chat during a game for my language practicing.
And of course I like playing chess! I learned to play when I was about 8 years old. Then I was playing only with my uncle (who taught me to play) and my friends. I have never played in any tournaments and nothing similar to this. Later because of some circumstances I wasn’t playing chess for many years at all. And now after I found this wonderful website, I am getting back to chess.
Playing online games I try to find time to make my moves every day. So I would like to play with people also being able to make at least one move per day. However, in my game settings I prefer to have “3 days” move period – just in case.
While playing I never use computer chess programs and don’t understand people who do. Firstly I find that very dishonorable. Secondly I really can’t see the meaning of it – as chess is the game of enjoying your personal progress in thinking, perception and mind.
I wish everyone to find here many friendly chess players and to enjoy many interesting chess matches!
* The Baltic Way - the live chain of 2.000.000 people from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia standing together
Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn. The unique and peaceful demonstration was held on
August 23th, 1989 and led to the restoration of the independence of the three Baltic Countries.