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Christian Bauer
Number of games in database: 775
Years covered: 1991 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2619 (2667 rapid, 2625 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2682

Overall record: +262 -138 =318 (58.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 57 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (70) 
    B40 B33 B50 B30 B90
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A46 A45 D00 E00 A40
 French Defense (27) 
    C11 C00 C07 C05 C03
 Giuoco Piano (17) 
    C53 C50
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C65 C92 C78 C61 C93
 English (15) 
    A13 A15 A16 A11 A18
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (63) 
    A40 E00 A46 A50 A41
 French Defense (54) 
    C10 C03 C04 C16 C18
 Sicilian (41) 
    B27 B40 B32 B30 B92
 Scandinavian (23) 
 Uncommon Opening (21) 
    B00 A00
 French Tarrasch (20) 
    C03 C04 C07 C08
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Swinkels vs C Bauer, 2007 0-1
   C Bauer vs Nakamura, 2005 1-0
   C Bauer vs Valentin Dragnev, 2016 1/2-1/2
   C Bauer vs Korchnoi, 2003 1-0
   C Bauer vs Kulaots, 2012 1-0
   A David vs C Bauer, 2004 0-1
   C Bauer vs H Herndl, 2003 1-0
   C Bauer vs A Sokolov, 2012 1/2-1/2
   C Bauer vs Fressinet, 2011 1-0
   R Edouard vs C Bauer, 2011 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   French Championship (2012)
   French Championships (2015)
   Trophee Universitaire (2006)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   French Team Championship (2014)
   French Championships (2007)
   French Championship (2005)
   Trophee Anatoly Karpov (2012)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   XXIV European Club Cup (2008)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   French Team Championship (2015)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)

   C Bauer vs Speelman (Mar-05-17) 1-0
   C Bauer vs D Gormally (Mar-04-17) 1-0
   C Bauer vs S Kindermann (Feb-19-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Fedorovsky vs C Bauer (Feb-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   K Toma vs C Bauer (Feb-12-17) 0-1

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(born Jan-11-1977, 40 years old) France

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GM (1997); French Champion (1996, 2012 & 2015)

Christian Bauer was born in Forbach. He became French National Champion in 1996, 2012 where he shared the title with Romain Edouard, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Etienne Bacrot and in 2015. He took part in the 1999 FIDE World Championship in Las Vegas, and knocked out Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the first round before losing to Peter Leko in the second. He achieved his best-ever FIDE rating (2640) in January of 2005, when he was ranked 57th in the world. He currently lives with his family in Montpellier but suffered a tragic loss when his and his wife Nathalie's four month old son Louie died during the French Championship (2012).

He won the French Championships (2015) after a two game rapid tiebreaker against co-leader Tigran Gharamian.

Wikipedia article: Christian Bauer

 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 775  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. C Bauer vs A Kunte 1-066 1991 WchJ-14C35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
2. A Savko vs C Bauer  0-126 1993 Vejle, DenmarkC42 Petrov Defense
3. C Bauer vs M Sharif  ½-½12 1994 Ch FranceC30 King's Gambit Declined
4. C Bauer vs Shirov  0-127 1995 Ch France (team)B06 Robatsch
5. C Bauer vs Aronian 1-061 1996 Cannes opB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
6. C Bauer vs I Sokolov  ½-½57 1996 It (active)C50 Giuoco Piano
7. C Bauer vs Smejkal  0-144 1996 Bundesliga 9697A20 English
8. C Bauer vs Adams  0-154 1996 It (active)C53 Giuoco Piano
9. O Touzane vs C Bauer  0-141 1996 FRA ChE12 Queen's Indian
10. C Bauer vs Barsov  1-034 1996 Metz op 14thC05 French, Tarrasch
11. Yusupov vs C Bauer  ½-½25 1996 Bundesliga 9697E29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
12. Smirin vs C Bauer  1-021 1996 EU-ch Rapid-30'B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
13. Smejkal vs C Bauer  0-141 1997 Bundesliga 9798A04 Reti Opening
14. C Bauer vs Ftacnik  1-045 1997 Bundesliga 1996/97, GermanyD95 Grunfeld
15. M Leski vs C Bauer  0-142 1997 FRA-chA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
16. C Bauer vs Vaisser  ½-½50 1997 FRA-chC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
17. A Hauchard vs C Bauer  0-141 1997 FRA-chE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. C Bauer vs B Lepelletier  1-030 1997 FRA-chC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
19. E Relange vs C Bauer  ½-½18 1997 FRA-chA35 English, Symmetrical
20. C Bauer vs M Santo-Roman  1-032 1997 FRA-chB33 Sicilian
21. E Neiman vs C Bauer  ½-½29 1997 FRA-chA56 Benoni Defense
22. C Bauer vs D Marciano  ½-½20 1997 FRA-chC42 Petrov Defense
23. E Bricard vs C Bauer  1-047 1997 FRA-chA08 King's Indian Attack
24. C Bauer vs R Fontaine  1-041 1997 FRA-chB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
25. E Prie vs C Bauer  0-162 1997 FRA-chC67 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 775  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: Christian Bauer won today the Geneva Blitz Masters ahead of several GM's and IM's:, congratrulations!

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  HeMateMe: I didn't recognize any of the names, except for Glen Flear, of England. He writes backgammon books, as well as being a chess pro.
Jun-09-10  HolyKnight: I have at least one of Bauer's Books, but that picture in chess base he took kind or looked creepy to me.
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  Tabanus: 5th place in Biel Masters (Switzerland) 17-30 July 2010:

Nov-19-10  Wyatt Gwyon: This dude plays the craziest stuff against 1.d4
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  wordfunph: <Crzyknight: does anyone have a 1..b6 game collection? Bauer has written a book on this opening and is supposed to be an expert on this opening!>

i can give you a copy, visit my forum..

GM Bauer also wrote The Philidor Files - Detailed Coverage of a Dynamic Opening.

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  Eric Schiller: 1...b6?!: 'nuff said!
Jan-11-11  andrewjsacks: Christian Bauer is not only a fine player, but produces a stylish line of casual attire.

No, wait...

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  Stonehenge: Condolences on the loss of your child. There are no words for this :(
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  Jim Bartle: Terrible news. Impossible to say how sorry I am.
Aug-24-12  dx9293: An unspeakable tragedy. I hope Christian is able to find peace one day.
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  twinlark: This is such a terrible tragedy. My heartfelt condolences to Christian Bauer and his wife Nathalie.
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  Wild Bill:

Photo by Matthew Bowden ( on (, used here under this license (

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  Chess for life: Is it indecorous to ask how GM Bauer's son died?
Aug-24-12  sleepless in seattle: Condolence Mr. Bauer :(
Aug-25-12  Karpova: Condolences to the Bauer family. Words can not describe such a tragedy.
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  wordfunph: sad news, condolences to GM Bauer..
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The French Federation has acceded to the wishes of the three remaining co-leaders of the French Championship and called off the playoff for first that was postponed when Christian and Nathalie Bauer's baby son, Louis, died.

Consequently, the result of this year's French Championship has Bauer, Vachier-Lagrave, Bacrot and Edouard to be co-champions for 2012:

Congratulations to the French Federation and the three other players who were co-leading for deciding on such a compassionate and respectful outcome.

Aug-25-12  Cemoblanca: Very sad news! Condolences to the Bauer family! :(
Aug-25-12  eric the Baptist: So sorry to hear this news. All prayers and suport to the Bauer family.
Aug-25-12  Jacob Arnold: Condolences to you and your family.
Aug-25-12  drik: Condolences - from someone whose brother died of diptheria aged four. I saw the effect it had on my parents, over decades. I suspect that it is something nobody ever gets over; just something they get better at hiding. I hope it does not prove so for you.
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  Naniwazu: Sorry to hear about your tragic loss :(
Aug-22-14  Valmy: I suspect his son was named LOUIS and not LOUIE, but i don't find any evidence of that.
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