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Christopher Lutz
Number of games in database: 461
Years covered: 1983 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2536
Highest rating achieved in database: 2616

Overall record: +96 -100 =248 (49.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 17 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (79) 
    B90 B33 B92 B42 B82
 Ruy Lopez (36) 
    C92 C84 C67 C78 C88
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (25) 
    C92 C84 C88 C95 C97
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B92 B96 B93
 King's Indian (17) 
    E98 E97 E60 E80 E94
 French Defense (16) 
    C18 C11 C12 C10 C01
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (86) 
    B90 B48 B92 B47 B22
 Sicilian Najdorf (27) 
    B90 B92 B93 B94 B99
 Queen's Indian (25) 
    E12 E15 E14 E17
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E32 E20 E25 E59 E56
 Sicilian Taimanov (19) 
    B48 B47 B46 B45
 Catalan (17) 
    E06 E04
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Lutz vs Ftacnik, 2001 1-0
   D Mastrovasilis vs C Lutz, 1999 0-1
   C Lutz vs J Balcerak, 2000 1-0
   A Galliamova vs C Lutz, 1997 0-1
   C Lutz vs Bareev, 1994 1-0
   Korchnoi vs C Lutz, 2003 1/2-1/2
   C Lutz vs Smirin, 2000 1-0
   Bacrot vs C Lutz, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Glek vs C Lutz, 1992 0-1
   C Lutz vs J Tihonov, 2006 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hunguest Hotels Super Chess Tournament (2003)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Munich 1993 by suenteus po 147
   Dortmund 1993 by suenteus po 147

   C Lutz vs D Schlecht (Oct-16-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-24-1971, 46 years old) Germany

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He is a GM (1992) and has assisted the programming of Brutus (Computer), now Hydra (Computer).

Wikipedia article: Christopher Lutz

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 461  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. I Stohl vs C Lutz  1-026 1983 GroningenE12 Queen's Indian
2. Nunn vs C Lutz  1-028 1986 KrefeldC16 French, Winawer
3. Akopian vs C Lutz  ½-½37 1986 Wch U16A07 King's Indian Attack
4. C Lutz vs Fedorowicz  1-041 1988 Cologne (Germany)E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
5. C Lutz vs L Christiansen  ½-½10 1988 Cologne (Germany)E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
6. C Lutz vs Hort  1-037 1989 TysklandA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
7. Korchnoi vs C Lutz 1-046 1989 TysklandA20 English
8. D Norwood vs C Lutz  1-026 1989 It (open)A07 King's Indian Attack
9. Vasiukov vs C Lutz  1-055 1989 Elekes memB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. C Lutz vs G Timoshchenko  1-061 1989 Elekes memE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
11. Sherzer vs C Lutz  0-171 1990 Ch World (juniors)B94 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Wojtkiewicz vs C Lutz  ½-½62 1990 Biel USUIOA15 English
13. C Lutz vs I Rogers  0-147 1990 Biel USUIO 07E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. Taimanov vs C Lutz  ½-½33 1990 WildbadA04 Reti Opening
15. C Lutz vs Shirov  0-140 1990 SantiagoE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
16. C Lutz vs Smejkal  ½-½47 1991 Bundesliga 9192D80 Grunfeld
17. Yusupov vs C Lutz  1-034 1991 Bundesliga 9192E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. Geller vs C Lutz  ½-½41 1991 DortmundB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
19. C Lutz vs Hort  ½-½28 1991 Bad NeuenahrD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
20. C Lutz vs I Stohl  0-161 1991 Rimavska SobotaB50 Sicilian
21. Smejkal vs C Lutz  ½-½31 1991 AltensteigA15 English
22. C Lutz vs Uhlmann  0-156 1991 02E97 King's Indian
23. Lputian vs C Lutz  ½-½30 1991 03 Rimavska SobotaD97 Grunfeld, Russian
24. C Lutz vs Baburin  ½-½61 1991 Budapest (Hungary)D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. C Lutz vs Romanishin  ½-½28 1991 DortmundE15 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Eggman: What a Lutz.
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  technical draw: Wait a minute. How do you get a rating of 2590 with 49 wins and 66 losses?
Nov-24-03  PinkPanther: <Wait a minute. How do you get a rating of 2590 with 49 wins and 66 losses?>

You play against strong opposition?

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  technical draw: Are you saying that if I play against strong opposition and lose my rating increases. Well my rating should be 3000 by now!
Nov-24-03  PinkPanther: <Are you saying that if I play against strong opposition and lose my rating increases. Well my rating should be 3000 by now!>

No, I'm just saying that if you play extrememly strong competition and score 46.3% against them, in all reality, that's not that bad, and your rating would reflect that.

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  technical draw: Heck,I know there's a mathematical formula that determines the ups and downs of the ELO. I just find it strange that a 2590 rating can have such a negative win/loss ratio.
Nov-24-03  Bears092: of course, he's played more than 241 games in his career...
Nov-24-03  shadowmaster: <technical draw> Of course you don't get any rating points for losing. But look how many games he's drawn (as Bears092 is implying).
Nov-24-03  Bears092: actually, I was implying that he's played a lot more games that aren't in the database
Nov-13-08  Red October: he has some wins against top players (but probably when those players were much younger and weren't at their strongest yet)
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  whiteshark: <Bears092> Megabase has 1,310 <Christopher Lutz> games, whereof 392 are wins and 660 are draws. So the <overall winning percentage> is more likely 55.1%.
Jun-08-11  BIDMONFA: Christopher Lutz

LUTZ, Christopher

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  whiteshark: Happy Birthday, Christopher!

Dec-07-13  thegoodanarchist: thegoodanarchist: <technical draw: Heck,I know there's a mathematical formula that determines the ups and downs of the ELO. I just find it strange that a 2590 rating can have such a negative win/loss ratio.>

The way it is calcutlated, I think [but am not 100% certain] is that your entire event is rated using the difference between your rating and the average rating of your opponents.

If the expected score in that situation for someone of your rating is lower than your actual score, then your rating is increased to reflect a better-than-expected performance by you, even if you happened to play like a fish.

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  whiteshark: Update:

Mega Database 2014 has 1,369 <Christopher Lutz> games, whereof

452 are wins,
697 are draws and
220 are losses.

So the <overall winning percentage> is now 58.5%.

Dec-07-13  john barleycorn: <whiteshark> in the header is says

<Number of games in database: 460 Years covered: 1983 to 2008>

Do you know, why there are no games after 2008? Is he inactive since then?

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  whiteshark: Lutz plays for <Köln-Porz>, a team which refused to play in the 'new' Bundesliga since its introduction in season 2008/09.

I see Christopher played four seasons ā 9 games in the 2nd league (West) [no games during the 11/12 season] and occasionally in the Belgian League.

Jan-03-14  nummerzwei: One of the few grandmasters that have played closed openings when young and later switched to 1.e4.
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