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J Gustafsson 
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Jan Gustafsson
Number of games in database: 513
Years covered: 1994 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2636
Highest rating achieved in database: 2652
Overall record: +172 -55 =272 (61.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      14 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Slav (30) 
    D10 D11 D13 D14 D15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (29) 
    D37 D38 D30 D39 D35
 King's Indian (26) 
    E94 E92 E97 E60 E91
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E32 E21 E38 E20 E47
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47
 English (17) 
    A15 A10 A13 A17
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (55) 
    C84 C78 C89 C69 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (30) 
    C84 C89 C88 C96 C91
 Sicilian (27) 
    B47 B33 B22 B30 B50
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D45 D47 D43 D44 D48
 Slav (16) 
    D11 D12 D10 D18 D19
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A45 D02 D00 D04 A50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Naiditsch vs J Gustafsson, 2007 0-1
   J Gustafsson vs Efimenko, 2011 1-0
   E Paehtz vs J Gustafsson, 2014 1/2-1/2
   J Gustafsson vs Naiditsch, 2008 1-0
   J Gustafsson vs K Stupak, 2012 1-0
   U Von Herman vs J Gustafsson, 2012 0-1
   Van Wely vs J Gustafsson, 2008 0-1
   J Gustafsson vs Morozevich, 2008 1/2-1/2
   S Ernst vs J Gustafsson, 2010 1/2-1/2
   J Gustafsson vs G Andre, 2010 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   2nd Fraenkische Grossmeistertage (2004)
   82nd German Chess Championship (2011)
   11th BCC Thailand Open (2011)
   75th German Championship (2004)
   European Club Cup (2010)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)

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JAN GUSTAFSSON
(born Jun-25-1979) Germany

[what is this?]
GM Gustafsson was born in Hamburg and he learned the rules of chess at the age of 10. He won the German Youth Championships in 1994 (U15) and in 1996 (U17). Gustafsson became an IM in 2002 and a GM in 2003.

Wikipedia article: Jan Gustafsson


 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 513  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Gustafsson vs C Wisnewski  ½-½42 1994 Bad Bevensen-ch U15D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
2. R Storm vs J Gustafsson ½-½85 1995 Oberliga Nord N 9596B23 Sicilian, Closed
3. J Bathke vs J Gustafsson  ½-½37 1997 Hamburg-chB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
4. D Hennig vs J Gustafsson 1-022 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. M Cebalo vs J Gustafsson  ½-½120 1999 Bled openE12 Queen's Indian
6. J Gustafsson vs K Bischoff  ½-½35 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyA10 English
7. Barsov vs J Gustafsson  ½-½17 1999 Dieren opD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
8. S Atalik vs J Gustafsson  ½-½42 1999 Bled openE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. R Sandkamp vs J Gustafsson  ½-½15 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyA04 Reti Opening
10. J Gustafsson vs I Farago  ½-½18 1999 Bled openE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. J Gustafsson vs P Backwinkel  0-129 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyA44 Old Benoni Defense
12. M Kill vs J Gustafsson 0-148 1999 Neckar op 3rdE12 Queen's Indian
13. Mikhalchishin vs J Gustafsson  ½-½14 1999 Bled openA04 Reti Opening
14. J Gustafsson vs Pavasovic  ½-½25 1999 Bled op 20thD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Bacrot vs J Gustafsson  1-041 2000 Bundesliga 0001D73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
16. Plachetka vs J Gustafsson  ½-½18 2000 Mitropa CupB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. P Wells vs J Gustafsson  1-025 2000 Herzeliya ISRE12 Queen's Indian
18. J Gustafsson vs R Spitzer Isbert  ½-½29 2001 5th Pablo Gorbea Mem OpenE97 King's Indian
19. E Anka vs J Gustafsson  ½-½30 2001 XXVI Elekes Mem GMC50 Giuoco Piano
20. A Trisic vs J Gustafsson  0-133 2001 Bundesliga -2B25 Sicilian, Closed
21. J Gustafsson vs D Tjiam  ½-½21 2001 Tch-NEDE20 Nimzo-Indian
22. J Gustafsson vs C Wisnewski  ½-½23 2001 Dresden op 10thD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
23. J Gustafsson vs S van Blitterswijk  ½-½36 2001 Lost Boys OpenD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
24. M Stolz vs J Gustafsson  1-040 2001 Bundesliga 2000-1B22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. J Gustafsson vs Rozentalis  ½-½44 2001 ECCE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 513  PGN Download
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Jul-02-08  DukeAlba: He's become my favorite at Dortmund...

Let's see if he can get through and win it!

Jul-02-08  DukeAlba: If you notice in the database, Gustafsson hasn't lost a match as white since 2006... at least according to CG. He seems pretty consistent as white.
Jul-02-08  Refused: <Yeah, I think it was a bit interesting to find his name in the list of Dortmund participants... However, I also hope that next Dortmund will be a turning point in his chess career... Good luck to him!>

I doubt it, since "Gusti" is usually spending more time on playing poker these days. He is one of those numerous Chess players that decided to become a poker pro. Afaik he quit University some years ago (he used to study law), eventhough he might still be immatriculated (which I doubt), he had not attend a course or a lecture there in ages.

Jul-04-08  Kasputin: I usually cheer for the underdog, and even if he doesn't win Dortmund, it is refreshing to see a different name on the leader board. Obviously a great player but not in the stratisphere of 2750+. I am glad that chess can still hold surprises, that a player can get on a roll and beat others despite a signficant difference in ratings. I don't want to take anything away from the top rated players. They deserve the respect and attention garnered by their excellent play. Still it is nice to see that chess isn't always predictable.
Jul-15-08  myschkin: "... Auch nach 1. d4 d5 können sehr scharfe Varianten entstehen, gerade in Slawisch und Halbslawisch, das hat man ja in den Partien gegen Ivanchuk und Naiditsch gesehen. Aber eins ist natürlich richtig: Ich bin von Natur aus kein „Totschläger“, der aus der Eröffnung heraus zu gewinnen versucht. Normalerweise stelle ich mich erst mal solide hin und versuche dann in Spielstile überzulenken, die ich gerne mag..." http://dresden2008.de/deutsch/index...
Aug-05-08  myschkin: . . .
"Ich bin schon ein sehr alter Mann"

http://entwicklungsvorsprung.de/?pa...

(bewegte Bilder auf Deutsch)

Oct-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Gustafsson would have to be one of the tallest GM's of all time.
Mar-03-10  Refused: Gutsi wants get into the Top 30s.

http://www.spiegel.de/unispiegel/wu...

Jun-25-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: what happened to GM Gustafsson? i never heard of him lately..
Jun-25-10  Don Cossacks: <wordfunph>He competed recently in Bosna International Open.
Jun-25-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: gracias <Don Cossacks>..
Nov-09-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Jan recently finished a Fritz Trainer CD on <The Marshall Attack>

"The Marshall Attack is one of the most dynamic replies Black has at his disposal against 1.e4. At the cost of a pawn, Black takes over the initiative from the get - go and goes after the white king. Wrongly considered to be mainly a drawing weapon by some, this DVD offers many new ideas for Black, showing how to keep the queens on the board and to play for a win in almost all cases.

Unfortunately White is not obliged to enter the Marshall. This is part 1 of a twopart series that will provide the viewer with a complete repertoire against 1.e4. The disk deals with all white options after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0. In 17 chapters with a total runtime of three hours and 45 minutes, all the subtleties of the Marshall and Anti-Marshall will be revealed. Video running time: 3 hrs 45 min.

The author is grandmaster Jan Gustafsson. Rated 2646, <Jan is one of the leading German players and one of the world’s biggest Marshall specialists.> More about Jan can be found on www.jan-gustafsson.de

Check out for 2 video examples: http://www.chessbase.com/shop/produ...

Apr-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: moral-boosting win by GM Gustafsson with black against GM Short in the 7th round of Thailand Open..

http://chess-results.com/tnr47974.a...

i lost 100 chessbucks :(

May-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "German Olympian Jan Gustafsson was motivated to learn poker when he went to New York City to visit his friend Yakov Hirsch, who was once a chess coach struggling to pay the rent. Yakov had just become a poker pro, had already bought a fancy car and designer clothes, and was dining regularly in restaurants like Nobu and Peter Lugar's, among the most expensive in New York City. Impressed by his friend's newfound luxury, Jan convinced Yakov to teach him. Only a year and a half later, Jan is making three times as much money in poker than he earns in chess. Still, he divides his time equally between the two games."

- Jennifer Shahade (NIC Mag 2006 #1)

Jun-01-11  progrock64: After yesterday`s loss vs. IM Huschenbeth Jan is again in big trouble today at the German championship in Bonn. http://dem2011.liveschach.net/
Jun-01-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  boz: Not anymore. Briliant piece cordination to win with three pieces vs. queen. Gustaffson had the all important extra pawn but he had to work hard to get it.
Jun-01-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  boz: Three minor pieces, I should say.
Jun-01-11  Nietzowitsch: Here's the a.m. game:

[Event "DEM2011 Herren"]
[Site "dem-2011.de"]
[Date "2011.06.01"]
[Round "7.3"]
[White "Gustafsson, Jan"]
[Black "Svane, Rasmus"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2646"]
[BlackElo "2297"]
[PlyCount "155"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Qc2 O-O 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. e4 Nxc3 8. Qxc3 a5 9. a3 Bb4 10. axb4 axb4 11. Rxa8 bxc3 12. Rxb8 cxb2 13. Bxb2 Qd6 14. Kd2 Qb6 15. Bc3 Qa7 16. Rxc8 Qa2+ 17. Ke3 Rxc8 18. Bd3 Qa3 19. Kd2 Qd6 20. Ra1 b6 21. Ke3 h6 22. h4 Rd8 23. Ke2 c5 24. Rd1 c4 25. Bc2 b5 26. Rb1 Qc6 27. d5 exd5 28. Nd4 Qg6 29. g3 dxe4 30. Rxb5 Qg4+ 31. Ke3 Re8 32. Rc5 g6 33. Rxc4 Rc8 34. Rxc8+ Qxc8 35. Bd2 Qe8 36. h5 Qe5 37. hxg6 Qg5+ 38. Ke2 Qxg6 39. Bf4 h5 40. Ke3 Qf6 41. Bxe4 h4 42. gxh4 Qxh4 43. Nf5 Qh3+ 44. Bg3 Qf1 45. Bd5 Qc1+ 46. Ke4 Qh1+ 47. Kf4 Qc1+ 48. Kg4 Qd1+ 49. f3 Qa1 50. Kg5 Qc1+ 51. Kf6 Qa1+ 52. Be5 Qa6+ 53. Nd6 Qd3 54. Bxf7+ Kf8 55. f4 Qh7 56. Bg6 Qh4+ 57. Ke6 Qg4+ 58. f5 Qh3 59. Nc8 Qg4 60. Nb6 Kg8 61. Nd5 Kf8 62. Nf4 Kg8 63. Bf7+ Kh7 64. Ng6 Qh3 65. Kf6 Qh6 66. Ke7 Qg5+ 67. f6 Qe3 68. Ke8 Qe4 69. Nf8+ Kh6 70. Nd7 Qa8+ 71. Ke7 Qa3+ 72. Bd6 Qe3+ 73. Be6 Qg5 74. Ne5 Kh7 75. Bc4 Qe3 76. f7 Qa7+ 77. Ke6 Qb7 78. Bd3+ 1-0

Jun-01-11  progrock64: He won eventually because his opponent could not find a winning line under time pressure. I wonder how Gustafsson could miss that Bb4 combination in the first place though.
Sep-14-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Cemoblanca: NDR (German TV) Talk Show with Guest Star Jan Gustafsson! ;0)

>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz-a...

Feb-06-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "Rybka 3, alas…"

- GM Jan Gustafsson (when asked by NIC Magazine 2009/02 for his favorite player)

Jul-20-12  zoren: About his ongoing disaster at Dortmund...

It's been a perennial problem for Gusti, which is his laziness at the board (and sometimes off) at the professional level. His theoretical knowledge and solid play allows him to put up good results but if nobody is walking into his pet lines or letting him get comfortable, he shows relative weakness for a player of his strength.

These problems are exacerbated due to his opening repertoire being an open book. Also, he often makes remarks about his own dislike for particular positions, and endgames overall. It is not very surprising that these factors are spots where he is getting in trouble, especially against players that have the skill set to exploit.

All that being said I hope he recovers - I was a fan of GodGusti since his commentaries on ICC during Kramnik - Anand match and his contributions to Chess.FM which brought a lot light on the issues facing professional chess players.

Jul-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <zoren> I think he really lacks practice for the last 12 months or so. In fact he's having a full time job since then in a chess software startup (http://www.cisha.de/index.php/en/), so his spare time is also ltd.
Jun-25-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Many happy returns, Herr Gustafsson!
Jun-25-14  Penguincw: Happy 35th birthday to GM Jan Gustafsson.
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