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Rainer Buhmann
Number of games in database: 521
Years covered: 1999 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2581 (2608 rapid, 2599 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2645

Overall record: +154 -83 =236 (57.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 48 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (31) 
    E97 E94 E73 E95 E60
 Slav (28) 
    D12 D11 D15 D17 D18
 English (25) 
    A15 A13 A17 A14
 Reti System (24) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    D02 A41 A46 A40 E10
 Catalan (21) 
    E04 E06 E09
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (56) 
    C11 C07 C02 C00 C01
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C65 C67 C78 C77 C91
 French (30) 
    C11 C00 C13 C12
 Semi-Slav (25) 
    D45 D43 D48 D44 D47
 Slav (22) 
    D11 D15 D10 D16 D13
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D37 D35 D31 D30 D39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kramnik vs R Buhmann, 2016 1/2-1/2
   R Buhmann vs B Saeheng, 2008 1-0
   A Berelowitsch vs R Buhmann, 2015 0-1
   R Buhmann vs I Farago, 2018 1-0
   R Buhmann vs R Loos, 2017 1-0
   S Golubov vs R Buhmann, 2017 1/2-1/2
   R Buhmann vs Harikrishna, 2013 1/2-1/2
   J Kick vs R Buhmann, 2016 0-1
   G Jones vs R Buhmann, 2015 1/2-1/2
   A Rombaldoni vs R Buhmann, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hockenheim Willingen GM (2006)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   82nd German Chess Championship (2011)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   Bundesliga 2018/19 (2018)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)
   Olympiad (2008)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   GRENKE Chess Open (2017)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   GRENKE Chess Open (2018)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2018/19
   R Buhmann vs W Spoelman (Apr-07-19) 1/2-1/2
   Max Warmerdam vs R Buhmann (Apr-06-19) 1/2-1/2
   G P Arnaudov vs R Buhmann (Mar-28-19) 1/2-1/2
   R Buhmann vs F Vallejo Pons (Mar-27-19) 0-1
   G Oparin vs R Buhmann (Mar-26-19) 1-0

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(born Feb-20-1981, 38 years old) Germany

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He's a GM. Winner of the 7th Winterthur Chess Week 2007.

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 521  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Fedorchuk vs R Buhmann 1-0261999WCh U18 BoysC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
2. R Buhmann vs P Haba  ½-½561999Komercni Banka opA43 Old Benoni
3. R Buhmann vs F Bax  1-0312000Hengelo jr open U20D02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. H Asauskas vs R Buhmann  0-1512000Hengelo jr open U20B32 Sicilian
5. R Buhmann vs Vaganian  0-1532000Bundesliga 2000/01E09 Catalan, Closed
6. Kengis vs R Buhmann  ½-½382000Bundesliga 2000/01A04 Reti Opening
7. K Bischoff vs R Buhmann  ½-½322000German Chess ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
8. L B Hansen vs R Buhmann  ½-½432001Bundesliga 2000-1B30 Sicilian
9. R Buhmann vs S Berndt  ½-½172001Bundesliga 2000-1A15 English
10. F Lipinsky vs R Buhmann 0-1312001Bundesliga 2000-1D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
11. M Stangl vs R Buhmann  ½-½712001Bundesliga 2000-1A14 English
12. R Buhmann vs L Espig  1-0572001Bundesliga 2000-1A46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. M Thesing vs R Buhmann  1-0672001Bundesliga 2000-1B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
14. R Buhmann vs McShane  1-0462001Bundesliga 2000-1A00 Uncommon Opening
15. R Buhmann vs Huebner  ½-½252001Bundesliga 2000-1E12 Queen's Indian
16. R Kotter vs R Buhmann  ½-½452001Bundesliga 2000-1B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. V Kraft vs R Buhmann  1-0502001IV Pyramiden-FrankenC02 French, Advance
18. K Bischoff vs R Buhmann  1-0642001IV Pyramiden-FrankenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. A Trisic vs R Buhmann  0-1362001Bundesliga 2001/02C11 French
20. R Buhmann vs McShane  0-1682001Bundesliga 2001/02B06 Robatsch
21. R Buhmann vs C D'Amore  1-0482001EuTChE91 King's Indian
22. F Jenni vs R Buhmann  1-0382001EuTChC11 French
23. R Ibrahimov vs R Buhmann  ½-½102001EuTChA04 Reti Opening
24. R Buhmann vs McShane  1-0392001EuTChA00 Uncommon Opening
25. Meduna vs R Buhmann  ½-½482001EuTChE12 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 521  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-12-06  BIDMONFA: Rainer Buhmann


Oct-14-07  Karpova: He won the 7th Winterthur Chess Week 2007 (10/5/07 to 10/13/07) - Swiss format, 2 h for 40 moves and 1 h for the rest of the game.

He had 7.5 points (+6 =3 -0) and won 2500 €. He ended up ahead of Malakhatko (who plays for Belgium, 7.5 points, +7 =1 -1, with worse Buchholz number, winning 1800 €) and Jenni (7 points, +6 =2 -1, 1200 €).

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  GrahamClayton: Photo of Buhmann giving a simultaneous exhibition in Guyana in mid-2010:

Feb-17-14  waustad: He is a regular in both German and Austrian team play, playing for SV 1930 Hockenheim and Schachclub MPÖ Maria Saal respectively.
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  Penguincw: Happy 23rd birthday to GM Rainer Buhmann.
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  whiteshark: <23rd>
May-12-14  waustad: He won the Tschaturanga Open 2014, which shouldn't be a shock since he was the rating leader by 100 elo. Looking him up with a player search on chess-results I was surprised just how much he plays around Wien. He's in several Austrian leagues and actually plays in almost all rounds and he's entered in most tournaments in the area. He's still however listed as German. Of course by air Europe isn't very large, but flying adds to expenses.
Sep-06-14  waustad: He's playing in the Wiener Landesmeisterschaft 2014, the only player from another federation. The games can be found live here starting Sept. 6:
Aug-08-16  diagonal: "Die Ruhrpott Perle" from Vlad and Buhmann at Dortmund (2016): Kramnik vs R Buhmann, 2016
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  whiteshark: German Champion 2018!!

With a key last round win, Buhmann became German champion (89th German Individual Championship ) with a full point lead. He succeeds German number one, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, who won the tournament in 2017.

Aug-15-18  Telemus: Congratulations to Buhmann!

Those who took part can not be made responsible for those who stayed away. But for the German championship it would have been much better if Buhmann and Poetsch had not played! Then IM Kvetny (who?) would have been the rating favourite (ELO 2421!).

Happy Lasker year, Schachbund!

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