Deimante Daulyte Interview

 

 

Deimante Daulyte was born in Siauliai, Lithuania on the February 22, 1989.

Deimante began playing chess at the age of seven, when her father taught her the game.
Soon after began attending the Dubysa Sports School for chess .
She has been coached by Renata Turauskiene, Sergei Petuchovskis, IM Gediminas Rastenis and IM Vaidas Sakalauskas

Became the second Woman Grandmaster in Lithuanian in 2009 and is a national team member.
(the first, endowed with WGM is Šiauliai Victoria Cmilyte ).

In 2007, graduated from Šiauliai Julius Janonis high school .
2007 – 2011, Siauliai University majoring in Faculty of Humanities – Bachelor studies.
2012- Mykolas Romeris University, European Union Policy and Administration- Master studies.

During her career she has defeated Lithuanian international grandmaster chess champion Sarunas Sulskis .
In 2006. – International Women Master ( Eng. Woman International Master , WIM).
In 2009. – International Women Grandmaster ( Eng. Woman Grand Master , WGM)

Gioker:

What’s your preferred opening, and why?
Deimant?:
I like attacking style and aggressive openings, so my favourite ones are Sicilian Dragon and Gruenfeld for black.

AVIJIT DAS:

When did you start playing Chess? Did your Parents inspire you to become a Professional Chess player?
Deimant?:
I started playing chess when I was 7 years old. My father showed me the rules, but my parents have never forced me to play chess.

AVIJIT DAS:

Do you think a good chess player should be choosy in openings? I have seen some good players in different sites avoid some openings, as some openings are little advantageous to either white or black pieces.
Deimant?:
Everybody has his own style, some chess players prefer sharp lines, some others enjoy positional play and try to avoid concrete lines. I believe that a professional chess player must be good in both, tactics and positional play. Moreover, everybody chooses a certain strategy for every game depending on their opponents and goals.

AVIJIT DAS:

What do you prefer most, Blitz games, Bullet games or long time day games, and why?
Deimant?:
I enjoy playing chess in the different time controls, but I like long games most, because I can prepare for the game, and I have enough time to think during the game.

AVIJIT DAS:

If I request you to name three Women Grand Masters of all time, who do you choose?
Deimant?:
Nona Gaprindashvili., Judit Polgar,and Hou Yifan.

AVIJIT DAS:

Which one is your best “Draw” game in international level and why would like to remember that game?
Deimant?:
One of the most memorable draws for me was against GM V. Burmakin from Russia in the open of Cappelle la Grande in 2010. It was a difficult rook endgame, I was slightly worse but I managed to make a draw in a very nice way with the idea of the rook sacrifice!

AVIJIT DAS:

Is there any International game where you have recovered from bad position and ultimately you won the game? As we know in tough situation it’s very difficult to recover.
Deimant?:
Yes, there were many games where I was worse and I managed to win, and vice versa Chess is a very difficult game, and people make mistakes, so even if the position looks bad there is always a chance to survive The most important thing is not to give up but try to create as many problems for the opponent as possible.

AVIJIT DAS:

“Beauty and brains are unlikely to be found in one place.” Do you think you have proved that statement wrong?
Deimant?:
I don‘t really think it was me who proved that this statement is wrong. There are many pretty and strong chess players in the world! So I believe that beauty and intelligence can be combined

edelweiss:

What physical sport do you do to stay fit?
Deimant?:
I enjoy doing different kind of sports- mostly aerobics, jogging, and swimming. I also like riding the bicycle.

chesspro:

People say that chess players do not need physical fitness ……healthy mind stays in healthy body
…but they say that other games we need to exercise a lot and in chess people just have to sit and think ….do you agree with this comment on the game?
Deimant?:
No, I disagree. I think that it is very important for the chess players to be physically well prepared in order to stay fresh all game long. It is difficult to keep concentration after several hours of playing. If you do sport, you form your stamina and you can expect better results in chess.

HAL9000:

When training for a tournament how do you prepare your mind for the stress and pressures of the challenge?
Deimant?:
Well, I don‘t have any special preparation for that. I just try to be focused during the game and not to be too nervous, but it is very difficult sometimes, especially if I have an important game.

HAL9000:

What chess programs do you use when not training against an opponent from your team?
Deimant?:
I use the same programs as other chess players- Chessbase, Houdini, etc.

HAL9000:

If you feel it is right to reveal it… what are your weaknesses and strengths on the board at this point in your career?
Deimant?:
I think I am much better in tactics and dynamic positions than in the positional play.

HAL9000:

How would you describe your play style?
Deimant?:
Attacking and aggressive style!

HAL9000:

Tell me about your proudest achievement.

Deimant?:
Probably the 3rd place in the European Youth Championship under 16.

EXTREME:

What are you most proud of in your chess accomplishments?
Deimant?:
4 times Lithuanian Women‘s Champion, 3rd place in the European Youth Championship under 16, 2nd place in the EU championship and 3rd place in the European Rapid Championship (women).

EXTREME:

What do you like to do when are away from chess?
Deimant?:
Besides chess I am studying at the university for the master‘s degree and that takes quite a lot of my time I also enjoy doing sport a lot, reading books, traveling, etc.

EXTREME:

What are your lifelong dreams?
Deimant?:
I don‘t like to make lifelong dreams.

EXTREME:

What do you ultimately want to become in the chess world?
Deimant?:
I just want to improve my play and to enjoy the game!

EXTREME:

What is your personal motto in life?
Deimant?:
Nothing is impossible


chesspro:
When I hear about some chess prodigies, I always wonder how can humanity benefit from someone who spends hisher genius on continuous mental exercise that is relatively -at most- only beneficial for the one practicing it,Please consider this
question with neutrality as much as possible because I want to know this only for curiosity….. chess masters or prodigies produce no materialisticmental commodity that builds into general good and wisdom like math prodigies and physicists whose work changes the world.I know that every ones effort and work is for some good … what do you think a chess master’s role is in society ?
Deimant?:
Well, it‘s just like any other kind of sport, it gives a big pleasure for the people who are doing it. True, chess players cannot make discoveries like scientists and change the world, but chess attracts other people, unites different nations, genders, and generations. I think this is not less important.

EXTREMEoverCAST:

Tell me the difference between a good and an exceptional chess player.
Deimant?:
To my mind, a good just player learns and applies the knowledge, whilst exceptional chess player creates something by himself.

EXTREMEoverCAST:

You have traveled to many places but if you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Deimant?:
For me the most important thing is to stay with the people I love, and it is not so important where.

EXTREMEoverCAST:

Who are your heroes?
Deimant?:
My favourite chess players are Garry Kasparov and Mikhail Tal.

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