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Lev Gutman
Number of games in database: 342
Years covered: 1967 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2451 (2438 rapid, 2346 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2530

Overall record: +116 -137 =79 (46.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (60) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian Attack (14) 
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E24 E46 E25 E20 E27
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A41 A40 A46 E00
 King's Indian (10) 
    E67 E66 E64 E63 E62
 English (7) 
    A14 A12 A13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (64) 
    B90 B92 B93 B96 B22
 Grunfeld (42) 
    D85 D86 D87 D72 D78
 Sicilian Najdorf (36) 
    B90 B92 B93 B96 B97
 English (29) 
    A16 A15 A17 A10
 King's Indian (20) 
    E70 E60 E91 E61
 Sicilian Scheveningen (7) 
    B83 B81 B82 B80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Meins vs L Gutman, 2004 0-1
   L Gutman vs M Knezevic, 1984 1-0
   Razuvaev vs L Gutman, 1977 0-1
   L Gutman vs Bagirov, 1989 1-0
   Kupreichik vs L Gutman, 1995 0-1
   L Gutman vs Zsofia Polgar, 1987 1-0
   Kupreichik vs L Gutman, 1976 1/2-1/2
   L Gutman vs V S Levchenkov, 1976 1-0
   L Gutman vs Ulf Andersson, 1987 1/2-1/2
   L Gutman vs K Darga, 1982 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   75th German Championship (2004)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Lone Pine (1981)
   European Individual Championship (2007)

   🏆 Heusenstamm Schloss Open
   U Kersten vs L Gutman (Nov-26-17) 1/2-1/2
   L Gutman vs G Legde (Nov-26-17) 1/2-1/2
   L Gutman vs T Guelsen (Nov-25-17) 1-0
   L Gutman vs E Flach (Nov-24-17) 0-1
   H Kalepky vs L Gutman (Nov-23-17) 0-1

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(born Sep-26-1945, 73 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality Germany)

[what is this?]
Lev Gutman was born in Riga, Latvia (formerly USSR). Awarded the GM title in 1986, he was Latvian champion in 1972. In tournaments he was 1st at Grindavik 1984, 1st at Beer-Sheva 1985 and 1st at Wuppertal 1986. He also played board three for Israel in the 1984 Olympiad.

Wikipedia article: Lev Gutman

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 342  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Vitolinsh vs L Gutman 1-0241967RigaB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. M S Tseitlin vs L Gutman  1-0421970SevastopolB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
3. L Gutman vs Klovans 0-1171970LatviaC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
4. Tseshkovsky vs L Gutman 1-0401970SevastopolB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. Dzindzichashvili vs L Gutman 1-0311972USSRD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
6. Tseshkovsky vs L Gutman  1-0311972URS-ch sfB01 Scandinavian
7. L Gutman vs V Mikenas  0-1401972URSD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. Razuvaev vs L Gutman  1-0351972BeltsyD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
9. L Gutman vs Suetin  0-1411972USSR 14/664A57 Benko Gambit
10. A Vitolinsh vs L Gutman 1-0231973LatviaB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. A Z Kapengut vs L Gutman  1-0291973URS-ch sfB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. L Gutman vs Tseshkovsky 0-1331973URS-ch sfA04 Reti Opening
13. L Gutman vs Polugaevsky  ½-½3619748th Soviet Team CupA57 Benko Gambit
14. N Rashkovsky vs L Gutman  1-02319748th Soviet Team CupB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. L Gutman vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½381975USSRA55 Old Indian, Main line
16. Igor Ivanov vs L Gutman 0-1181975LAT-chD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
17. A Vitolinsh vs L Gutman  ½-½371975LAT-chB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. L Gutman vs Petkevich 1-0281975LAT-chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. L Gutman vs Kholmov 1-026197513th Soviet Team-ch final AA06 Reti Opening
20. L Gutman vs Taimanov  0-129197513th Soviet Team-ch final AE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
21. Romanishin vs L Gutman  0-135197513th Soviet Team-ch final AA16 English
22. Razuvaev vs L Gutman 1-0151976URS-ch otborD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
23. L Gutman vs V S Levchenkov  1-0481976USSRE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
24. Kupreichik vs L Gutman  ½-½311976URSD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
25. L Gutman vs Razuvaev 0-14419769th Soviet Team CupD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 342  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  jaime gallegos: the schach archives of Lev Gutman are highly recommended to study chess. Anybody knows where can I found them on internet ?
Aug-17-04  Kaspy2: I played with him for lower saxony championship 2004, where he was the only GM. But neither of us made it...
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Lev Gutman
Born 26th September 1945 in Riga
Latvian Champion 1972.
Aug-14-05  fred lennox: For those who like flank openings with dash and daring play, this GM is worth taking a look. I often play so, and Gutman continues to be a model for my own playing.
Sep-26-06  BIDMONFA: Lev Gutman


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  whiteshark: Is he still citizen of Israel? According to his FIDE-card he is registered for the German Federation. Even German + English wiki-Bios differ here. Probably dual citizenship.

His books, always on rare chess variants, are deeply researched (maybe his brand mark)

Sep-26-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Gutman!


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  kevin86: Too bad there's no picture. I wonder if he looks like Sydney Greenstreet. lol
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Wiki has his picture,

He shows up in Biel (1985) playing for Israel, but is currently German.

It would be nice if the bio could note this, and perhaps add the dates.

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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Gutman!
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: It happens not often that a living Chess Grandmaster is honoured with a closed Invitation tournament of reasonable strength in classical chess (ten players, all above ELO 2400 but below 2600, meaning actually in the current range of the birthday kid who also participated in the field): Lev Gutman got this chance and homage in a a cozy little international jubilee tournament, organised by his german chess club, the SV (Schachverein) Lingen: (reports round by round) (standings) (pictures)

<Stelios Halkias> from Greece, the guy who easily drew Kramnik, first round at Qatar Masters (Open) 2014, won that <70th birthday Gutman>, alongside with the Israeli routinier <Alon Greenfeld>

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