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Lothar Zinn
Number of games in database: 121
Years covered: 1955 to 1975
Overall record: +25 -50 =46 (39.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed (3 games)
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(born Mar-19-1938, died Feb-29-1980, 41 years old) Germany

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Lothar Zinn was born in Erfurt. He was awarded the IM title in 1965 and was East German Champion in 1961 and 1965. He passed away in Berlin in 1980.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 121  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Zinn vs Siegfried Ruehlemann  0-1281955Zittau-C 5thB23 Sicilian, Closed
2. L Zinn vs F Blatny  ½-½431956Zittau-A 6thC55 Two Knights Defense
3. L Zinn vs W Golz  0-1561958DDR-ch 09thC00 French Defense
4. L Zinn vs H Handel 1-0411958DDR-ch 09thC00 French Defense
5. Geller vs L Zinn  1-0291959DresdenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. L Zinn vs Taimanov 0-1411959DresdenB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. Ivkov vs L Zinn  ½-½471959DresdenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. L Zinn vs N Minev  ½-½191960VarnaB23 Sicilian, Closed
9. M Bobotsov vs L Zinn  ½-½581960VarnaD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
10. Vukcevich vs L Zinn  ½-½121960WchT U26 07thB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
11. L Zinn vs Sliwa  1-0251961WarsawD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. Spassky vs L Zinn 1-0391961Student OlympiadeD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. L Zinn vs A Hollis  1-0491961WchT U26 08thC05 French, Tarrasch
14. L Zinn vs K Langeweg  1-0271961WchT U26 08thB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
15. Stein vs L Zinn 1-0361961WchT U26 08thA07 King's Indian Attack
16. Hort vs L Zinn 0-1391961WchT U26 08thC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
17. I Bilek vs L Zinn  ½-½711962Varna ol (Men) qual-DA04 Reti Opening
18. A Matanovic vs L Zinn  1-0481962Varna ol (Men) fin-AB32 Sicilian
19. L Zinn vs K Langeweg 0-1401962Varna ol (Men) fin-AB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. L Zinn vs Hort  0-1361964CracowB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. L Zinn vs Fuchs  1-0311964Berlin, DDRB06 Robatsch
22. Parma vs L Zinn  ½-½731964Rubinstein Memorial 2ndC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
23. L Zinn vs M Czerniak  1-0261964Rubinstein Memorial 2ndB06 Robatsch
24. Kavalek vs L Zinn  ½-½801964Rubinstein Memorial 2ndC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
25. Velimirovic vs L Zinn  0-1541964Rubinstein Memorial 2ndA07 King's Indian Attack
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Feb-27-07  BIDMONFA: Lothar Zinn

ZINN, Lothar

Jun-03-07  Thrajin: Lothar Zinn? That's a perfect comic book archvillain's name if I ever heard one!
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  whiteshark: More detailed bio in German:
Sep-05-08  myschkin: . . .

Bio (in German):

This could be him Zinn

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  Tabanus: Same as Zinn, with the games

Zinn vs Uhlmann, 1968
Zinn vs Bronstein, 1968

Apr-12-10  DiscoJew: Don't tell ME that's not an undercover Vulcan!!
Mar-19-16  TheFocus: "If you tell Lothar, zinn you vill have to leave town."

Happy birthday, Lothar Zinn.

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  HeMateMe: Did he escape from the Phantom Zone again?!
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