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Thomas Luther
Number of games in database: 551
Years covered: 1987 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2524 (2497 rapid, 2527 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2604

Overall record: +157 -119 =261 (53.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (125) 
    B96 B33 B42 B97 B32
 Ruy Lopez (64) 
    C67 C92 C78 C95 C80
 Sicilian Najdorf (33) 
    B96 B97 B98 B99 B90
 French Defense (30) 
    C18 C01 C10 C11 C03
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (29) 
    C92 C95 C99 C89 C97
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (24) 
    B67 B62 B63 B61 B60
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (81) 
    C07 C11 C02 C10 C05
 French Tarrasch (32) 
    C07 C05 C06 C09
 French (30) 
    C11 C10 C13 C12
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A40 D02 E00 E10 A46
 Slav (20) 
    D15 D14 D10 D11 D13
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D38 D31 D30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Bologan vs T Luther, 2007 0-1
   D Bryson vs T Luther, 2002 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs T Luther, 2002 0-1
   S Buchal vs T Luther, 1998 0-1
   T Luther vs M Thinius, 2004 1/2-1/2
   T Luther vs D Yevseev, 1998 1-0
   Movsesian vs T Luther, 2003 1/2-1/2
   T Luther vs Fressinet, 2008 1-0
   T Luther vs Ftacnik, 2006 1-0
   Wojtkiewicz vs T Luther, 1999 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   German Championship (2006)
   XVI Carlos Torre Memorial (2003)
   75th German Championship (2004)
   European Union Championships (2008)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   European Union Individual Championships (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Budesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bad Wiessee (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2001 Capablanca memorial (elite) by gauer

   T Luther vs E Polovnikova-Atalik (Nov-12-16) 1/2-1/2
   V Sivuk vs T Luther (Nov-10-16) 1-0
   E Torre vs T Luther (Nov-09-16) 1/2-1/2
   T Luther vs N Sulava (Nov-07-16) 1/2-1/2
   Damljanovic vs T Luther (Nov-06-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-04-1969, 47 years old) Germany

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Thomas Luther was born in Erfurt, German Democratic Republic (today Germany). He became a GM in 1994. Luther won the German Chess Championship in 1993, 2002 and 2006.

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 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 551  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. T Luther vs I Stohl  1-041 1987 NamestovoB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. Jansa vs T Luther  1-026 1987 NamestovoC07 French, Tarrasch
3. Jansa vs T Luther  1-027 1987 NamestovoC07 French, Tarrasch
4. T Luther vs M Knezevic  ½-½61 1987 Ch CzechoslovakiaC55 Two Knights Defense
5. Plachetka vs T Luther  ½-½34 1987 NamestovoA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Blatny vs T Luther  ½-½20 1987 Ch UCZEOC18 French, Winawer
7. J Lechtynsky vs T Luther  1-073 1987 NamestovoA61 Benoni
8. T Pirttimaki vs T Luther  1-042 1988 UzhgorodC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. Balashov vs T Luther  1-040 1988 UzhgorodA06 Reti Opening
10. T Luther vs N Rashkovsky  ½-½36 1989 SverdlovskB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. T Luther vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½12 1989 SverdlovskB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
12. T Luther vs I Kristiansson  1-027 1989 Spring opB01 Scandinavian
13. T Luther vs Bagirov  0-139 1989 06, LeningradB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
14. T Luther vs Igor Ivanov  ½-½57 1989 SverdlovskB33 Sicilian
15. Khalifman vs T Luther  1-031 1989 Ch URSA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
16. T Luther vs Topalov 1-059 1989 GroningenB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. T Luther vs Yudasin 0-130 1989 BudapestB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Tseshkovsky vs T Luther  1-026 1989 Spring opC07 French, Tarrasch
19. T Luther vs Arkell  ½-½52 1989 LeningradB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
20. T Luther vs Dreev  0-153 1989 EU-ch U20C01 French, Exchange
21. Van Wely vs T Luther  0-140 1989 EU-chJ U20 ArnhemA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
22. Kholmov vs T Luther  ½-½27 1990 SochiC02 French, Advance
23. Adams vs T Luther 1-018 1990 OakhamC07 French, Tarrasch
24. Topalov vs T Luther  ½-½19 1990 AltensteigE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. T Luther vs C Gabriel 1-024 1990 AltensteigC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 551  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-16-04  Kaspy2: he was 2003 german champion among other things
Feb-13-06  BIDMONFA: Thomas Luther

LUTHER, Thomas

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  Knight13: Famous for playing the four pawns attack unique with ...c5:

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Mar-17-09  Dredge Rivers: Here I stand, I can do no other!

Oops, wrong Luther! :)

Mar-21-09  Dredge Rivers: Is this guy Hayden Fox's top assistant?

Wait, no. That's Luther Van Dam!

My bad. :)

Nov-04-09  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Thomas Luther!!!
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  Phony Benoni: Too bad; no games that go 95 moves. He would have nailed them.
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  Tabanus: Placed 7th in the 3rd Mumbai Mayor's Cup Open (India) 2-10 June 2010:

Oct-01-10  BobCrisp: Playing first board for the <IPCA> (International Physically Disabled Chess Association) in the 2010 Olympiad.

What's wrong with him?

May-14-11  BUNA: <BobCrisp: What's wrong with him?>

Dysmelia. But stronger than Tal's had.

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  wordfunph: GM Thomas Luther is the winner of the 1st World Chess Games for Disabled..

Sep-24-12  waustad: He played first board for IPCA in 2010 and 4 times Germany.
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  perfidious: <Phony Benoni: Too bad; no games that go 95 moves. He would have nailed them.>

Just came a-lookin' for such an animal myself, but it seems disappointment is our lot. Counted five games with 100+ moves in his resume, tho.

Jan-24-13  waustad: It is amusing that he was German champion the same year his coauthor in some opening DVDs Eva Moser was Austrian absolute champion. I believe that the DVDs came out shortly before that banner year for both players. He also plays in the Austrian team championships, the last I noticed for Styria Gratz.
Nov-04-14  alfiepa: I remember Thomas Luther winner in turin 1995 .
I think that was a victim of thalidomide .
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  perfidious: Typical insensitivity displayed by <BobCrisp>, presently going under the nom de guerre <MissScarlett>.
Nov-04-14  Karpova: The connection between Luther's dysmelia and thalidomide (trade name Contergan) is not clear. Luther was born in 1969 in the GDR, while the scandal in West Germany ended Contergan's distribution in 1961. It doesn't appear impossible, but not exactly probable either.
Nov-04-14  waustad: <perfidious>You could try here where they count plys and there are a LOT more games:
Nov-04-14  waustad: This year he is playing for SK Absam in the Austrian Bundesliga I. I don't see him on any teams in the German Bundesliga, but there are so many leagues and there isn't a convenient way to search their database. Chess-results makes it much easier to follow Austrian chess.
Feb-21-16  pazzed paun: Anybody know about his forthcoming book about improving to reach the gm title?
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  chancho: <pazzedpaun> The book in question is called in German: <Vom Schüler zum Großmeister>

They are looking for suggestions for an English title to the book.

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  whiteshark: From the schoolboy to the Grand Master

(ty Pons translietor)

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Thomas Luther.
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