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Hans-Guenther Kestler
Number of games in database: 118
Years covered: 1961 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2323
Highest rating achieved in database: 2430

Overall record: +33 -33 =52 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (11) 
    A10 A16 A15 A13 A14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A26 A29 A20 A23 A22
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
    A36 A30
 Sicilian (4) 
    B42 B27 B68 B98
 King's Indian (4) 
    E82 E92 E63 E66
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B64 B57 B53 B45 B98
 Pirc (7) 
    B07 B09 B08
 King's Indian (7) 
    E62 E60 E95 E88 E99
 Old Indian (6) 
    A54 A53 A55
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (5) 
    B64 B60
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A67 A70 A65 A56
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sax vs H Kestler, 1974 0-1
   Kunsztowicz vs H Kestler, 1973 0-1
   H Kestler vs Petrosian, 1968 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs H Kestler, 1965 0-1

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(born Dec-12-1939, died Sep-01-2013, 73 years old) Germany

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Hans-GŁnther Kestler was born in Bamberg. He was West German champion in 1972 and awarded the IM title in 1976.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 118  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Kestler vs K Darga  ½-½171961FRG-ch 06thA22 English
2. P Trifunovic vs H Kestler  ½-½501965EU-chT (Men)A48 King's Indian
3. Huebner vs H Kestler 0-1411965FRG-chA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
4. Taimanov vs H Kestler  ½-½581965EUR-chT (Men) 3rdE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
5. Stein vs H Kestler  ½-½181965EUR-chT (Men) 3rdB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
6. H Kestler vs M Gerusel 1-0591967FRG-ch 09thB42 Sicilian, Kan
7. Unzicker vs H Kestler  ½-½291968BambergB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
8. R Toran Albero vs H Kestler  ½-½141968BambergA56 Benoni Defense
9. H Kestler vs Teschner  ½-½201968BambergD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. H Kestler vs H Pfleger  1-0261968BambergB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
11. H Kestler vs J H Donner  ½-½251968BambergB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
12. H Westerinen vs H Kestler  1-0401968BambergB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
13. H Kestler vs M Bobotsov  0-1411968BambergE92 King's Indian
14. J Teufel vs H Kestler  ½-½631968BambergB32 Sicilian
15. H Kestler vs Szabo  ½-½571968BambergB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. A Dueckstein vs H Kestler  ½-½441968BambergC44 King's Pawn Game
17. H Kestler vs Petrosian  ½-½301968BambergA56 Benoni Defense
18. H Kestler vs Keres 0-1411968BambergE15 Queen's Indian
19. Ivkov vs H Kestler  1-0241968BambergA37 English, Symmetrical
20. H Kestler vs K Klundt  1-0271968BambergA16 English
21. L Schmid vs H Kestler  1-0411968BambergA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
22. Ivkov vs H Kestler  ½-½321969BuesumB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
23. H Kestler vs Gligoric  0-1371969BuesumE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
24. H Kestler vs Ivkov  ½-½311969BuesumD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
25. Huebner vs H Kestler  ½-½611969BuesumD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 118  PGN Download
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  whiteshark: Olympic participations:
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  whiteshark: It's a 1,000 pities. :D
Dec-12-09  BIDMONFA: Hans-Gunther Kestler


Dec-12-09  SirChrislov: What a cool name. Today he's 70 years young. Happ b-day Mr Kestler.

He drew Taimanov, Petrosian, Szabo, Bisguier, Ulf Andersson, Unzicker and Uhlmann.

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  perfidious: Pity his most interesting game is missing from CG: he had a neat effort over Sax at the 1974 Nice Olympiad, though I've no idea where to find my copy of the tournament book.
Mar-28-11  SimonWebbsTiger: Sax - Kestler, Nice Ol 1974

1. e4 d6 2. Nc3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. Be2 Nf6 5. h4 h5 6. Bg5 c6 7. Qd2 Qc7 8. O-O-O Nbd7 9. f4 b5 10. Bf3 b4 11. Nce2 a5 12. f5 gxf5 13. exf5 Nb6 14. Ng3 Nc4 15. Qe2 d5 16. Nxh5 Rxh5 17. Bxh5 a4 18. Nh3 b3 19. cxb3 axb3 20. a3 Rxa3 21. bxa3 Qa5 22. Rd3 Qxa3+ 23. Kb1 Bxf5 24. Nf2 b2 25. Bxf7+ Kxf7 26. Bxf6 Qa1+ 27. Kc2 b1=Q+ 28. Rxb1 Qa2+ *

Kestler's game was shortlisted for Best Game Prize at Nice.

Mar-28-11  SimonWebbsTiger:

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Sax-Kestler, final position. 0-1

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  whiteshark: <SimonWebbsTiger> It seems they've uploaded it only yesterday, so here you are Sax vs H Kestler, 1974

<28. Rxb1 Qa2+> are not included, though.

Sep-07-13  Eastfrisian: According to this, he died on 1. September 2013. RIP.
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  whiteshark: R.I.P.
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