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 H Teske, 1994 1/2-1/2
R Lau vs Barsov, 1993 1-0
R Lau vs A Bastian, 1983 1-0
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(born Oct-19-1959, 59 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).|
| page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 203
|1. R Lau vs S Tatai
|| ||0-1||51||1978||3rd Mitropa Cup||C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|2. R Lau vs Ulf Andersson
|| ||½-½||60||1979||FRG-ch International||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|3. Huebner vs R Lau
||1-0||32||1979||FRG-ch International||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|4. Balashov vs R Lau
|| ||½-½||41||1979||FRG-ch International||A61 Benoni|
|5. R Lau vs Keene
|| ||½-½||45||1979||Clare Benedict Cup||B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation|
|6. R Lau vs Yusupov
|| ||½-½||18||1979||Wch U20||C42 Petrov Defense|
|7. R Lau vs G Muller
||½-½||13||1980||German championship||B56 Sicilian|
|8. R Lau vs Speelman
|| ||½-½||23||1980||Berlin tt||C41 Philidor Defense|
|9. R Lau vs S Ingenerf
|| ||½-½||34||1981||NRW-ch||A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System|
|10. A Weiermann vs R Lau
|| ||0-1||31||1981||NRW-ch||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|11. R Lau vs P Ostermeyer
||1-0||22||1981||NRW-ch||E12 Queen's Indian|
|12. R Lau vs H Vetter
|| ||½-½||27||1981||NRW-ch||A06 Reti Opening|
|13. R Lau vs Schmittdiel
|| ||1-0||29||1981||NRW-ch||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|14. W Groenegress vs R Lau
|| ||½-½||22||1981||NRW-ch||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|15. R Lau vs G P Gruen
|| ||0-1||30||1981||NRW-ch||E12 Queen's Indian|
|16. M Mudersbach vs R Lau
|| ||0-1||41||1981||NRW-ch||B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation|
|17. U Dresen vs R Lau
|| ||1-0||52||1981||NRW-ch||A28 English|
|18. M Gerusel vs R Lau
|| ||0-1||33||1981||NRW-ch||A60 Benoni Defense|
|19. R Lau vs D Paulsen
|| ||½-½||11||1981||NRW-ch||B10 Caro-Kann|
|20. R Lau vs Gerhard Schmidt
|| ||0-1||50||1981||NRW-ch||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|21. R Lau vs P Schaffarth
|| ||½-½||41||1981||NRW-ch||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|22. W Beckemeyer vs R Lau
|| ||0-1||41||1981||NRW-ch||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|23. M Pamuk vs R Lau
|| ||0-1||42||1981||World U26 Team-ch||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|24. D Paulsen vs R Lau
|| ||½-½||24||1981||Bundesliga 1981/82||D85 Grunfeld|
|25. R Lau vs K Schiffer
|| ||1-0||72||1981||Bundesliga 1981/82||A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)|
| page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 203
|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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