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Luc Winants
Number of games in database: 351
Years covered: 1980 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2513 (2516 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2574

Overall record: +87 -107 =151 (47.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (50) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Sicilian (14) 
    B90 B30 B31 B33 B77
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E46 E42 E44 E25 E32
 Slav (8) 
    D16 D15 D17 D10 D12
 English (8) 
    A10 A15 A13 A12
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D51 D55 D66 D59 D56
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (40) 
    C65 C79 C72 C64 C74
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E32 E42 E41 E46 E33
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    E00 D02 D00 A45 D05
 Bogo Indian (13) 
 Giuoco Piano (10) 
    C53 C50 C54
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A70 A62 A61 A77
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Winants vs O Korneev, 2005 1-0
   Winants vs S van Blitterswijk, 2004 1-0
   Winants vs V Gervais, 2002 1-0
   Winants vs P Tregubov, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Winants vs Carlsen, 2003 1-0
   R Jaenig vs Winants, 2007 0-1
   Winants vs Abdalsalam Albzour, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   11th Essent Open (2007)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 4th ch-Francophonie
   Winants vs S Brih (Oct-30-16) 1-0
   P Almagro Llamas vs Winants (Oct-29-16) 1-0
   Winants vs M Godena (Oct-28-16) 0-1
   R Di Paolo vs Winants (Oct-27-16) 0-1
   Winants vs J P Karr (Oct-26-16) 1-0

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(born Jan-01-1963, 56 years old) Belgium

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Grandmaster. He was Belgian Champion in 1986.

Last updated: 2019-01-01 05:57:13

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 351  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Winants vs P Gelpke  0-1571980FRG-ch int U18E96 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line
2. L Schandorff vs Winants  1-0421982Wch U20B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. Winants vs Korchnoi  0-1321986SWIFT Tournament 1stD85 Grunfeld
4. Miles vs Winants  1-0721986SWIFT Tournament 1stA61 Benoni
5. Winants vs Ljubojevic  ½-½401986SWIFT Tournament 1stE12 Queen's Indian
6. Winants vs M Jadoul  ½-½201986SWIFT Tournament 1stE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. Timman vs Winants  1-0411986SWIFT Tournament 1stA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
8. Winants vs Karpov 0-1261986SWIFT Tournament 1stA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Romanishin vs Winants  ½-½321986SWIFT Tournament 1stA04 Reti Opening
10. Van der Wiel vs Winants  ½-½211986SWIFT Tournament 1stB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
11. Winants vs Suba  ½-½271986Chess OlympiadC17 French, Winawer, Advance
12. Winants vs G J de Boer  0-1421987OHRA-BD97 Grunfeld, Russian
13. Van der Wiel vs Winants  ½-½251987NEDA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
14. Piket vs Winants  0-1421987Hoogovens-BA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
15. G Welling vs Winants  ½-½151987Hoogovens-BA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
16. Winants vs N Gaprindashvili  ½-½471987Hoogovens-BD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Winants vs J Brenninkmeijer  1-0471987Hoogovens-BC17 French, Winawer, Advance
18. Winants vs I Rogers  ½-½591987Hoogovens-BC33 King's Gambit Accepted
19. Winants vs Timman  0-1401987SWIFT Tournament 2ndA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Korchnoi vs Winants  1-0401987SWIFT Tournament 2ndA04 Reti Opening
21. Winants vs Kasparov 0-1551987SWIFT Tournament 2ndD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
22. Ljubojevic vs Winants  1-0451987SWIFT Tournament 2ndA04 Reti Opening
23. Winants vs Karpov ½-½631987SWIFT Tournament 2ndE16 Queen's Indian
24. Tal vs Winants  1-0371987SWIFT Tournament 2ndA04 Reti Opening
25. Winants vs R Meulders  1-0521987SWIFT Tournament 2ndA80 Dutch
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 351  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-08-05  PivotalAnorak: LuckyLuc on ICC if I'm not mistaken.
A fellow countryman of mine, our only "home-made" GM at the moment (the - few - other ones being from Russian origin). Once the highest rated french-speaking player IN THE WORLD :-) (before the uprising of Bacrot, Lautier, etc). Cheers, Luc !
Apr-08-05  WTHarvey: Here are some chess diagrams of Luc's crucial positons in games not seen here:
Apr-08-05  babakova: even higher rated than Spasskij?
Apr-08-05  PivotalAnorak: Spassky can't speak French, I think - even though he is French now. Boris, si tu nous lis, n'hsite pas nous faire signe... :-)
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: <PivotalAnorak> I doubt that his ICC handle is LuckyLuc, that guy doesn't really play like a master:
Apr-08-05  centrumspits: Ik denk dat Pivotalanorak Luc's handle op playchess bedoelt!
Apr-08-05  BaranDuin: His playchess handle is GoodLuc
Apr-09-05  PivotalAnorak: <all> Sorry guys, my mistake: like BaranDuin said, it's GoodLuc
Jan-10-06  BIDMONFA: Luc Winants


Apr-27-09  Xeroxx: Win ants?
May-17-09  ILikeFruits: this ant...
is luc...
Dec-18-09  waustad: He has had the questionable pleasure of being beaten by many of the best players of the age. I would assume that if a more complete record of his games were given, he'd look a lot better, at least statistically.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Winants-Abolianin Belgian Team Championship 2000:

On move 13's Qa4, GM Luc Winants left the board to buy a cup of coffee and when he returned, he found all the pieces had been reset on their original squares and his opponent had disappeared! Astonished, he looked around to see if someone was playing a joke on him --- when finally a team mate whispered the ominous words "his phone rang".

happy birthday GM Winants!

May-27-11  libertyjack: haha nice story <wordfunph> !
Dec-18-12  waustad: As I thought, he's still active and if you look at his results as far as the FIDE stats are concerned they are vastly better than what we see here. Very often people only post the games of their faves and it seems he hasn't gotten that treatment so far.
Dec-18-12  waustad:
Dec-18-12  Kikoman: More info for GM Luc Winants :)x

Oct-25-13  Xeroxx: I won an ant once.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: If you play chess to Luc Winants,

You'll get paid Aghasi Inants.

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