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Rainer Polzin
Number of games in database: 327
Years covered: 1990 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2397 (2381 rapid, 2412 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +69 -85 =101 (46.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 72 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (66) 
    B23 B43 B47 B93 B83
 Ruy Lopez (38) 
    C91 C67 C84 C86 C78
 French Defense (29) 
    C11 C18 C10 C12 C01
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (18) 
    C91 C86 C84 C85
 French (17) 
    C11 C10 C12 C00
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B93 B90
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (61) 
    E67 E94 E81 E60 E97
 Sicilian (32) 
    B76 B50 B70 B78 B22
 Sicilian Dragon (20) 
    B76 B78 B70 B72 B74
 Robatsch (19) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A45 A40
 English (5) 
    A15 A10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Polzin vs M Aboudi, 2012 1-0
   R Polzin vs P Tzouganakis, 2012 1-0
   R Polzin vs R Appel, 2009 1/2-1/2
   R Polzin vs F L Levin, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   European Club Cup (2016)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)

   🏆 European Club Cup
   R Polzin vs E Jakubiec (Oct-17-18) 1/2-1/2
   R Polzin vs C Richter (Oct-16-18) 1/2-1/2
   R Polzin vs Semyon Lomasov (Oct-15-18) 1/2-1/2
   S Brunello vs R Polzin (Oct-13-18) 1-0
   R Willis vs R Polzin (Oct-12-18) 0-1

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(born Feb-13-1971, 48 years old) Germany

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He earned the titles of IM in 1993, and GM in 2007. A lawyer by profession, he represented the organizers of the Anand - Topalov World Chess Championship (2010) in their case vs. Chessbase.

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 327  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Polzin vs H Baecker 1-0281990WiesbadenC45 Scotch Game
2. G Welling vs R Polzin  ½-½591991Lyngby openB02 Alekhine's Defense
3. R Polzin vs B Kargoll  ½-½491991Ch Germany (juniors)C45 Scotch Game
4. R Polzin vs K Mahdy  ½-½391992OberwartC45 Scotch Game
5. Baburin vs R Polzin 1-0431992Gifhorn 56/649E60 King's Indian Defense
6. P Haba vs R Polzin  1-0321993Pardubice opB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. Glek vs R Polzin  1-0491994Bad Ragaz opA00 Uncommon Opening
8. K Burger vs R Polzin  1-0621996BR 3 12 6/6, 2603 2510 BR 3 12 06/06B06 Robatsch
9. R Polzin vs H Fritzsche 1-091996Berliner Sommer 14thC24 Bishop's Opening
10. R Polzin vs Dirk Grote  ½-½421996Berliner Sommer 14thE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
11. R Polzin vs A Kerker  1-0391997Wichern op 4thB32 Sicilian
12. R Polzin vs Speelman  1-0411998Bundesliga 9798B12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. C Gabriel vs R Polzin  1-0431998Bundesliga 1998/99E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
14. R Polzin vs Dinstuhl 1-0201999Bundesliga 1998/99B23 Sicilian, Closed
15. M Ankerst vs R Polzin  ½-½371999Bundesliga 1998/99B06 Robatsch
16. R Polzin vs A Zude ½-½191999Bundesliga 1998/99C52 Evans Gambit
17. M Stangl vs R Polzin  0-1501999Bundesliga 1998/99E60 King's Indian Defense
18. R Polzin vs J Heissler  ½-½451999Bundesliga 1998/99B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
19. M Breutigam vs R Polzin  ½-½411999Bundesliga 1998/99A45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. R Polzin vs J Kapischka 1-0261999Bundesliga 1998/99B83 Sicilian
21. C Wilhelmi vs R Polzin  0-1531999Bundesliga 1998/99E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
22. R Polzin vs A Zude  1-0482000Bundesliga 1999/00C45 Scotch Game
23. R Polzin vs L B Hansen  0-1412000Bundesliga 2000/01C11 French
24. R Polzin vs S Martinovic  1-0252000Tch-AUT -01B57 Sicilian
25. Vogt vs R Polzin  1-0612000Tch-AUT -01E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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  Tabanus: GM Rainer Polzin, Germany, born 13 February 1971. Now rated 2494,

IM in 1993, GM in 2007. Rated 2520 in July 2008.

GM application:

He is a lawyer, now representing the organizers of the Anand-Topalov match (2010) in their case vs Chessbase. Homepage:

Interview 2006:


115 more games here: R Polzin

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  Phony Benoni: Looks like this is a case where you pick your own Polzin.
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  GrahamClayton: Polzin is quoted here in an article about the Chessbase dispute:

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Rainer Polzin.
Feb-13-19  Ilkka Salonen: One problem about payable chess viewing is that it is a threat to player safety. The modern world is an incredibly corrupted place with intelligence and security services and many other bodies just doing stuff because they have lots of money to spend. Why would it be a good idea to sacrifice the somewhat unbiased eye of the world wide audience to earn some thousands of euros?
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