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Rita Varnienė

Country Lithuania
Born 9 May 1973
Vilkaviškis, Lithuania

Rita Varnienė (born 9 May 1973), née Dambravaitė, is a Lithuania chess player who won the Lithuanian Chess Championship for women two times (1991, 1999).


Her first chess coach is Kęstutis Dambrava. In 1991 graduated from secondary school in Vilkaviškis and in 1995 graduated from Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) Faculty of Informatics. In Lithuanian Women's Chess Championship she has won 2 gold (1991, 1999), 3 silver (1990, 1992, 2000) and 2 bronze medals (1993, 2002).

Rita Varnienė played for Lithuania in Chess Olympiads:

Rita Varnienė played for Lithuania in European Team Chess Championship (women):

Since 2007 participating in chess tournaments rarely.


She has an older sister, Asta Dambravaitė (born 1971), who is also a chess player. In Lithuanian Women's Chess Championship Asta Dambravaite has won 3 bronze medals (1991, 1992, 1997) but in 1992 played for Lithuania in the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila at first reserve board (+5 -2 =3).