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Lutz Espig
Number of games in database: 352
Years covered: 1967 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2258
Highest rating achieved in database: 2460
Overall record: +101 -98 =153 (50.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-05-1949, 70 years old) Germany

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Lutz Espig was born in Greiz, East Germany. He was East German champion in 1969, 1971 and 1988 (= Thomas Paehtz Sr). Espig was awarded the IM title in 1972 and the GM title in 1983. In tournaments he was 1st at Lublin 1970, 1st at Varna 1976, 2nd at Halle 1982, 1st at Varna 1983, 3rd= at Leipzig 1983 and 2nd at the Eger Open in 1987.

Last updated: 2018-06-28 05:11:15

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 352  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Espig vs K Grigorian  0-1611967International Junior TournamentB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. L Espig vs Sliwa  0-1701967DSV-TurnierC05 French, Tarrasch
3. L Espig vs W Pietzsch 1-0271967DSV-TurnierB57 Sicilian
4. L Espig vs V Tukmakov  ½-½711967DSV-TurnierB89 Sicilian
5. Ghizdavu vs L Espig  1-0481967International Junior TournamentB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. L Espig vs P Atanasov  0-1341967International Junior TournamentB56 Sicilian
7. L Espig vs Balashov  1-0421967International Junior TournamentB06 Robatsch
8. L Espig vs Joseph Roberts 1-0321967WchT U26B94 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. J Kozma vs L Espig  1-0501967DSV-TurnierE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
10. L Espig vs Suetin  0-1631968Lasker MemorialB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
11. Uhlmann vs L Espig 1-0401968Lasker MemorialA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
12. L Espig vs B Malich  ½-½211968Lasker MemorialA04 Reti Opening
13. L Espig vs A Hennings  ½-½411968Lasker MemorialD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
14. L Espig vs R Ortega  ½-½341968Lasker MemorialA04 Reti Opening
15. R Fuchs vs L Espig  ½-½451968Lasker MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
16. Minic vs L Espig  1-0361968Lasker MemorialC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
17. L Espig vs Vasiukov  0-1261968Lasker MemorialB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. Csom vs L Espig  0-1461968Lasker MemorialB02 Alekhine's Defense
19. L Espig vs C Radovici  ½-½261968Lasker MemorialA09 Reti Opening
20. M Schoeneberg vs L Espig  ½-½241968Lasker MemorialD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. L Barczay vs L Espig  ½-½141968Lasker MemorialB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
22. Bronstein vs L Espig  1-0331968Lasker MemorialA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. L Espig vs A Zaitsev  ½-½581968Lasker MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. L Espig vs L Zinn  0-1371968Lasker MemorialE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
25. A Zwaig vs L Espig  0-1581969TournamentA02 Bird's Opening
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  Benzol: Lutz Espig
Born 5th January 1949 in Griez
An IM in 1972 and GM in 1983 he won the East German championship in 1969 and 1971.
Jan-05-06  BIDMONFA: Lutz Espig


Aug-28-08  myschkin: . . .


in German:

Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: doesn't seem to have a good winning percentage...
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  Penguincw: Happy 73rd birthday!
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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Espig!
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