Number of games in database: 203
Years covered: 1978 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2442 (2418 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2540
Overall record: +54 -50 =98 (51.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
R Lau vs Kotronias, 1988 1-0
R Lau vs Barsov, 1993 1-0
R Lau vs H Teske, 1994 1/2-1/2
R Lau vs G Muller, 1980 1/2-1/2
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(born Oct-19-1959, 58 years old) Germany
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|Ralf Lau was born in Bremen. He was awarded the GM title in 1986 and in tournaments he was 1st= at Budapest 1985, 2nd= at New York 1985, 2nd= at Solingen 1986 and 1st at Budapest 1986. He also played on the German Olympiad teams of 1984, 1986 and 1988. Lau was West German champion in 1987 (=Vlastimil Hort).|
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|Oct-17-04|| ||Benzol: Is this player any relation to <Benjamin Lau>? |
|Oct-13-05|| ||cade: This guy was a strong player in the mid eighties.|
|Oct-05-06|| ||OlimpBase: Not only in 1986 did he compete at the Olympiads but also in 1984 and 1988|
|Oct-19-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Ralf Lau
|Oct-19-09|| ||whiteshark: Player of the Day
|Oct-19-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Benjamin's brother?!|
|Oct-19-09|| ||whiteshark: Who's that?|
|Oct-19-09|| ||Prugno: I remember staying in the same hotel as Ralf Lau in an Open about 15 years ago, where he finished near the top. A bit oversize in appearance, perhaps, but a worthy GM with an interesting and aggressive style.|
By the way, he seems to have rather reduced his tournament participation in recent years. Probably he is no longer a professional player.
|Oct-19-09|| ||whiteshark: <Prugno: Probably he is no longer a professional player.> That's what the bio says: In the mid 1990ties he finished his pro career and moved to Austria.|
|Oct-19-09|| ||Raisin Death Ray: Any relation to Ralf Malf? :)|
|Oct-19-09|| ||midknightblue: <Any relation to Ralf Malf> I dont believe so but we could ask Potsy to be sure|
|Oct-31-09|| ||Raisin Death Ray: <midknightblue> AAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!|
|May-28-10|| ||midknightblue: <RDR> that you Fonzie?|
|Oct-19-12|| ||talisman: happt birthday Ralf....|
|Oct-19-17|| ||newzild: The game R Lau vs H Teske, 1994 shouldn't be listed as "notable". It's a quick draw.|
|Oct-19-17|| ||perfidious: <newzild>, the criteria for notability are, so far as I can tell, the following:|
1) The player in question won or drew the game, and:
2) The number of game collections in which a game appears.
Lau-Teske is in two members' collections.
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