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Rainer Polzin
Number of games in database: 325
Years covered: 1990 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2397 (2381 rapid, 2412 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +67 -85 =101 (46.4%)*
   * 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 B93 B47 B90
 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) 
    E94 E67 E81 E60 E97
 Sicilian (32) 
    B76 B50 B70 B78 B72
 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 F L Levin, 2005 1/2-1/2
   H Rolletschek vs R Polzin, 2002 0-1

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

   🏆 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 Semen 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, 47 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 13; games 1-25 of 325  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Polzin vs H Baecker 1-0281990WiesbadenC45 Scotch Game
2. R Polzin vs B Kargoll  ½-½491991Ch Germany (juniors)C45 Scotch Game
3. G Welling vs R Polzin  ½-½591991Lyngby openB02 Alekhine's Defense
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 Dirk Grote  ½-½421996Berliner Sommer 14thE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
10. R Polzin vs H Fritzsche 1-091996Berlin (Germany)C24 Bishop's Opening
11. R Polzin vs A Kerker  1-0391997Wichern op 4thB32 Sicilian
12. C Gabriel vs R Polzin  1-0431998Bundesliga 1998/99E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
13. R Polzin vs J Heissler  ½-½451999Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
14. M Stangl vs R Polzin  0-1501999Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyE60 King's Indian Defense
15. R Polzin vs A Zude ½-½191999Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyC52 Evans Gambit
16. M Ankerst vs R Polzin  ½-½371999Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyB06 Robatsch
17. R Polzin vs Dinstuhl 1-0201999Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. C Wilhelmi vs R Polzin  0-1531999Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
19. M Breutigam vs R Polzin  ½-½411999Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. R Polzin vs J Kapischka 1-0261999Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyB83 Sicilian
21. R Polzin vs L B Hansen  0-1412000Bundesliga -2001C11 French
22. R Polzin vs S Martinovic  1-0252000Tch-AUT -01B57 Sicilian
23. Vogt vs R Polzin  1-0612000Tch-AUT -01E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. R Polzin vs J Horvath  ½-½232000Tch-AUT -01B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. R Polzin vs H Teske  ½-½162001Bundesliga 2000-1C24 Bishop's Opening
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 325  PGN Download
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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.
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