|Birth: ||Jun. 11, 1917|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 2009|
South Australia, Australia
Romanas Arlauskas was a Lithuanian-born Australian chess master. Arlauskas played at sixth board (+4 –7 =7) in an unofficial Chess Olympiad at Munich 1936. He tied for 1st–3rd, with Birmanas and Leonardas Abramavičius, ahead of Povilas Vaitonis, Povilas Tautvaišas, etc., at the 1943 Lithuanian Chess Championship in Vilnius. At the end of World War II, Arlauskas, along with many other Baltic players (Dreibergs, Endzelins, Jursevskis, Laurine, Mednis, Ozols, Sarapu, Tautvaišas, Vaitonis, Zemgalis, etc.) defected to West. In 1947, Arlauskas tied for 6–7th in Kirchheim. He, like Endzelins, Ozols and Sarapu, migrated from Germany to Australia. Arlauskas won the South Australian championship in 1949.
He finished 3rd in the 4th World Correspondence Championship (1962–1965) and was awarded the Grand Master CHampsion title in 1965.
At the time of his death, he was 92 years and 3.4 months old.
Specifically: Remains unknown at this time.
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Record added: Aug 13, 2012
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