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Lev Gutman
Number of games in database: 337
Years covered: 1967 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2419 (2438 rapid, 2346 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2530

Overall record: +114 -136 =77 (46.6%)*
   * 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 (56) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian Attack (14) 
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E24 E46 E25 E20 E27
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A41 A46 A40 E00
 King's Indian (10) 
    E67 E68 E63 E69 E64
 English (5) 
    A14 A13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (63) 
    B90 B92 B96 B93 B83
 Grunfeld (40) 
    D85 D86 D77 D87 D72
 Sicilian Najdorf (35) 
    B90 B92 B93 B96 B97
 English (31) 
    A16 A15 A17 A10
 King's Indian (20) 
    E70 E60 E91 E61
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 D01 A46 D04
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Meins vs L Gutman, 2004 0-1
   Razuvaev vs L Gutman, 1977 0-1
   L Gutman vs M Knezevic, 1984 1-0
   Kupreichik vs L Gutman, 1995 0-1
   L Gutman vs Bagirov, 1989 1-0
   L Gutman vs V Levchenkov, 1976 1-0
   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 Championships (2007)

   L Gutman vs K Landa (Dec-30-16) 0-1
   O Korneev vs L Gutman (Dec-29-16) 1-0
   C Kearns vs L Gutman (Dec-16-12) 1/2-1/2
   L Gutman vs A Czebe (Dec-15-12) 0-1
   L Gutman vs A Vuckovic (Dec-14-12) 1-0

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(born Sep-26-1945, 71 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 337  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Vitolinsh vs L Gutman 1-024 1967 RigaB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. L Gutman vs J Klovans 0-117 1970 LatviaC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
3. M S Tseitlin vs L Gutman  1-042 1970 SevastopolB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
4. Tseshkovsky vs L Gutman 1-040 1970 SevastopolB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. L Gutman vs Suetin  0-141 1972 USSR 14/664A57 Benko Gambit
6. Dzindzichashvili vs L Gutman 1-031 1972 USSRD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
7. Tseshkovsky vs L Gutman  1-031 1972 URS-ch sfB01 Scandinavian
8. L Gutman vs V Mikenas  0-140 1972 URSD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. Razuvaev vs L Gutman  1-035 1972 BeltsyD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
10. L Gutman vs Tseshkovsky 0-133 1973 URS-ch sfA04 Reti Opening
11. A Z Kapengut vs L Gutman  1-029 1973 LvovB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. A Vitolinsh vs L Gutman 1-023 1973 LatviaB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. N Rashkovsky vs L Gutman  1-023 1974 USSRB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. L Gutman vs Polugaevsky  ½-½36 1974 USSRA57 Benko Gambit
15. L Gutman vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½38 1975 USSRA55 Old Indian, Main line
16. Igor Ivanov vs L Gutman 0-118 1975 RigaD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
17. L Gutman vs J Petkevich 1-028 1975 LAT-chB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. A Vitolinsh vs L Gutman  ½-½37 1975 LAT-chB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. L Gutman vs Taimanov  0-129 1975 RigaE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. Romanishin vs L Gutman  0-135 1975 RigaA16 English
21. L Gutman vs Kholmov 1-026 1975 URS-chTA06 Reti Opening
22. L Gutman vs V Levchenkov  1-048 1976 USSRE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
23. L Gutman vs Razuvaev 0-144 1976 URS-CupTD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Taimanov vs L Gutman  1-054 1976 USSRA04 Reti Opening
25. V Tukmakov vs L Gutman  0-140 1976 URS-CupTA15 English
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 337  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-28-03  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...
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  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
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  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!
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  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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