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Helmut Pfleger
Number of games in database: 281
Years covered: 1959 to 1996
Last FIDE rating: 2477
Highest rating achieved in database: 2490
Overall record: +77 -67 =137 (51.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 English (18) 
    A15 A10 A17 A16 A12
 Reti System (14) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English, 1 c4 c5 (13) 
    A30 A37 A39 A36
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A45 D02 A40
 King's Indian (10) 
    E73 E63 E72 E60 E62
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A22 A25 A29 A27 A23
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (32) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B17 B10 B14 B15
 Orthodox Defense (17) 
    D58 D68 D56 D63 D55
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C85 C92 C90 C68 C97
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C92 C85 C90 C84 C97
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D37 D35 D30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Pfleger vs Larsen, 1974 1-0
   Nunn vs H Pfleger, 1983 1/2-1/2
   H Pfleger vs Tal, 1973 1/2-1/2
   Keene vs H Pfleger, 1974 1/2-1/2
   H Pfleger vs Z Domnitz, 1964 1-0
   Polugaevsky vs H Pfleger, 1978 0-1
   H Pfleger vs Karpov, 1971 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Palma de Mallorca (1966)
   Hastings 1971/72 (1971)
   Tallinn (1973)
   Lone Pine (1981)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Palma de Mallorca 1966 by Tabanus
   Hastings 1971/72 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1978 by suenteus po 147

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(born Aug-06-1943, 73 years old) Germany

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Helmut Pfleger was born in Teplice-Sanov in Czechoslovakia. Awarded the IM title in 1965 and the GM title in 1975, he was West German Champion in 1965 and has represented Germany in some six Olympiads 1964 - 1982. His best tournament results include 1st= at Polanica Zdroj 1971, 1st at Lorenco Marques 1973, 1st= at Montilla Moriles 1973 and 2nd at Manila 1975. Brother of Horst Pfleger.

Wikipedia article: Helmut Pfleger

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 281  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Zbibovski vs H Pfleger  0-123 1959 DDR Junior ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
2. H Pfleger vs H Neunhoeffer 1-030 1959 FRG-ch U20C56 Two Knights
3. H Pfleger vs R Bernhardt  0-128 1959 FRG-ch U20C56 Two Knights
4. W Reichenbach vs H Pfleger 1-019 1960 BerlinC29 Vienna Gambit
5. H Pfleger vs O Kinnmark  ½-½11 1961 Wch U20 prel-BC24 Bishop's Opening
6. H Pfleger vs H Westerinen  1-056 1961 Wch U20E73 King's Indian
7. H Pfleger vs K Darga  0-143 1961 FRG-ch 06thB25 Sicilian, Closed
8. P N Lee vs H Pfleger  ½-½27 1964 Zurich - jungmeisterC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Kurajica vs H Pfleger  0-131 1964 Zurich - jungmeisterC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. H Pfleger vs O Jakobsen  ½-½41 1964 Zurich - jungmeisterA56 Benoni Defense
11. H Pfleger vs H Holaszek  1-031 1964 Zurich - jungmeisterC45 Scotch Game
12. F Tejero Royo vs H Pfleger 0-129 1964 Zurich - jungmeisterA03 Bird's Opening
13. H Pfleger vs Unzicker  ½-½31 1964 Ch Germany (match)C52 Evans Gambit
14. M Janata vs H Pfleger  1-041 1964 Zurich - jungmeisterA14 English
15. F Kuijpers vs H Pfleger  0-128 1964 FRG-NEDC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
16. H Pfleger vs C Zuidema  ½-½34 1964 Zurich - jungmeisterE15 Queen's Indian
17. H Pfleger vs F Kuijpers  1-054 1964 FRG-NEDC55 Two Knights Defense
18. H Pfleger vs E Eichhorn 1-040 1964 Zurich - jungmeisterA22 English
19. Hort vs H Pfleger  ½-½27 1964 Tel AvivD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Suttles vs H Pfleger 0-141 1964 Tel AvivC26 Vienna
21. D Byrne vs H Pfleger  0-151 1964 Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-AA14 English
22. H Pfleger vs M Bobotsov  ½-½37 1964 Tel Aviv ol (Men) prelA15 English
23. H Pfleger vs Z Domnitz 1-027 1964 Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-AE73 King's Indian
24. Stein vs H Pfleger  ½-½43 1964 OlympiadB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
25. H Pfleger vs C Papapostolou  1-032 1964 Tel-AvivC52 Evans Gambit
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 281  PGN Download
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Premium Chessgames Member We cleaned up this player record to combine the serveral different "H Pfleger" records. Some kibitzing got lost, but nothing terribly important, sorry about that.
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  cu8sfan: Thanks, <>. That was quick! How come the header still says that there are only 81 games of him in the database?
Premium Chessgames Member The header gets recalculated once per day.
Aug-06-06  BIDMONFA: Helmut Pfleger


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  cu8sfan: He's a very nice man. I met him at the Lichthof Chess Champions (2006) and he was kind enough to sign his book of the 1986 World Championship.
Apr-17-07  bauernfresser: On those rare occasions, when chess makes it to German TV, Helmut Pfleger will unavoidably be the one who presents it, assisted by Vlastimil Hort. Over-exposure aside, he seems to be a decent guy, who has a lot of interesting views on life and chess. He is a medical doctor by profession.
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  whiteshark: Die allerbesten Wünsche zum Geburtstag, Doc !
Aug-06-07  Halldor: He is a chess columnist for Die Zeit, link: (click on 'Schach'). Fine columns with puzzles, but the diagrams disappear in older columns.
Aug-06-08  rjfsworstnightmare: I haven't checked the Germans' database, but the Russians cite 517 games from 1957: 159 wins, 253 draws and 105 losses for a 55.2%; an IGM with a minus score lifetime seems implausible. They (he?) put him in the top 100 from 1964 to 1979 and rank him 355th lifetime historically.
Aug-06-08  rjfsworstnightmare: And then I forget to say, 'Happpy Birthday!' Duh! Perhaps he, his family or friends can update his record further...
Aug-06-09  Winter: Glücklicher Geburtstag!
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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday GM Pfleger!
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  GrahamClayton: <bauernfresser>On those rare occasions, when chess makes it to German TV, Helmut Pfleger will unavoidably be the one who presents it

Pfleger was one of the players who took part in the British TV series 'The Master Game', which was broadcast around 30 or so years ago. After the players played the game, they would record their thought and comments, which were replayed along with the moves.

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  whiteshark: Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Doktor Pfleger.
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  whiteshark: <rjfsworstnightmare> I'm recently dicovering chessbase Big database which contains 811 Pfeger games:

402 games with white: score 63%
407 games with black: score 55%

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  whiteshark: * 409 black games
Aug-06-12  Eastfrisian: Birthdaycongrats from the north of Germany.
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  perfidious: Dr Pfleger co-authored, with the late Gerd Treppner, Chess (The Mechanics of the Mind).

In the above work, there is a chapter devoted to the first three matches between Karpov and Kasparov, which offers great insight into the protagonists.

Sep-08-14  Martin Riggs: Ich wünsche Ihnen alles Gutes Herr Pfleger & weiter so! :)
Nov-18-15  ndg2: Drew him in a simul some 30 years ago, it was in the local newspaper:-)

Kinners, wie die Zeit vergeht!

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