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Luc Winants
Number of games in database: 350
Years covered: 1980 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2545
Highest rating achieved in database: 2574
Overall record: +87 -107 =150 (47.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      6 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (48) 
    A45 D00 A46 A40 D02
 Sicilian (14) 
    B90 B30 B31 B42 B40
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E46 E42 E39 E48 E21
 English (8) 
    A10 A15 A13 A12
 Slav (8) 
    D16 D15 D12 D10 D17
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D51 D56 D55 D59 D50
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (40) 
    C65 C79 C64 C72 C74
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E32 E41 E46 E33 E42
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    E00 A40 A45 D02 D00
 Bogo Indian (13) 
 Giuoco Piano (10) 
    C53 C50 C54
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A70 A62 A61 A77
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Winants vs S van Blitterswijk, 2004 1-0
   Winants vs Carlsen, 2003 1-0
   Winants vs O Korneev, 2005 1-0
   Winants vs Kamsky, 1992 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   11th Essent Open (2007)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   European Club Cup (2011)

   Winants vs S Brih (Oct-30-16) 1-0
   P Almagro Llamas vs Winants (Oct-29-16) 1-0
   Winants vs M Godena (Oct-28-16) 0-1
   R Di Paolo vs Winants (Oct-27-16) 0-1
   Winants vs J P Karr (Oct-26-16) 1-0

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(born Jan-01-1963, 54 years old) Belgium

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Grandmaster (1993), Belgian champion in 1986.

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 350  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Winants vs P Gelpke  0-157 1980 FRG-ch int U18E96 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line
2. L Schandorff vs Winants  1-042 1982 Wch U20B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. Winants vs Korchnoi  0-132 1986 SWIFT Tournament 1stD85 Grunfeld
4. Miles vs Winants  1-072 1986 SWIFT Tournament 1stA61 Benoni
5. Winants vs Ljubojevic  ½-½40 1986 SWIFT Tournament 1stE12 Queen's Indian
6. Winants vs M Jadoul  ½-½20 1986 SWIFT Tournament 1stE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. Timman vs Winants  1-041 1986 SWIFT Tournament 1stA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
8. Winants vs Karpov 0-126 1986 SWIFT Tournament 1stA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Romanishin vs Winants  ½-½32 1986 SWIFT Tournament 1stA04 Reti Opening
10. Van der Wiel vs Winants  ½-½21 1986 SWIFT Tournament 1stB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
11. Winants vs Suba  ½-½27 1986 Chess OlympiadC17 French, Winawer, Advance
12. Winants vs I Rogers  ½-½59 1987 Wijk aan Zee-BC33 King's Gambit Accepted
13. G Welling vs Winants  ½-½15 1987 Wijk aan Zee mastersA30 English, Symmetrical
14. Van der Wiel vs Winants  ½-½25 1987 NEDA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
15. Khalifman vs Winants  1-033 1987 Dordrecht (Netherlands)A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
16. Piket vs Winants  0-142 1987 Wijk aan Zee IIA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
17. Van der Wiel vs Winants  1-040 1987 Budel ztB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
18. Winants vs J Brenninkmeijer  1-047 1987 Hoogovens-BC17 French, Winawer, Advance
19. Winants vs G J de Boer  0-142 1987 OHRA-BD97 Grunfeld, Russian
20. Winants vs N Gaprindashvili  ½-½47 1987 Wijk aan Zee (Netherlands)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Winants vs Timman  0-140 1987 SWIFT Tournament 2ndA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Korchnoi vs Winants  1-040 1987 SWIFT Tournament 2ndA04 Reti Opening
23. Winants vs Kasparov 0-155 1987 SWIFT Tournament 2ndD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
24. Ljubojevic vs Winants  1-045 1987 SWIFT Tournament 2ndA04 Reti Opening
25. Winants vs Karpov ½-½63 1987 SWIFT Tournament 2ndE16 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 350  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-08-05  PivotalAnorak: LuckyLuc on ICC if I'm not mistaken.
A fellow countryman of mine, our only "home-made" GM at the moment (the - few - other ones being from Russian origin). Once the highest rated french-speaking player IN THE WORLD :-) (before the uprising of Bacrot, Lautier, etc). Cheers, Luc !
Apr-08-05  WTHarvey: Here are some chess diagrams of Luc's crucial positons in games not seen here:
Apr-08-05  babakova: even higher rated than Spasskij?
Apr-08-05  PivotalAnorak: Spassky can't speak French, I think - even though he is French now. Boris, si tu nous lis, n'hésite pas à nous faire signe... :-)
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  cu8sfan: <PivotalAnorak> I doubt that his ICC handle is LuckyLuc, that guy doesn't really play like a master:
Apr-08-05  centrumspits: Ik denk dat Pivotalanorak Luc's handle op playchess bedoelt!
Apr-08-05  BaranDuin: His playchess handle is GoodLuc
Apr-09-05  PivotalAnorak: <all> Sorry guys, my mistake: like BaranDuin said, it's GoodLuc
Jan-10-06  BIDMONFA: Luc Winants


Apr-27-09  Xeroxx: Win ants?
May-17-09  ILikeFruits: this ant...
is luc...
Dec-18-09  waustad: He has had the questionable pleasure of being beaten by many of the best players of the age. I would assume that if a more complete record of his games were given, he'd look a lot better, at least statistically.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Winants-Abolianin Belgian Team Championship 2000:

On move 13's Qa4, GM Luc Winants left the board to buy a cup of coffee and when he returned, he found all the pieces had been reset on their original squares and his opponent had disappeared! Astonished, he looked around to see if someone was playing a joke on him --- when finally a team mate whispered the ominous words "his phone rang".

happy birthday GM Winants!

May-27-11  libertyjack: haha nice story <wordfunph> !
Dec-18-12  waustad: As I thought, he's still active and if you look at his results as far as the FIDE stats are concerned they are vastly better than what we see here. Very often people only post the games of their faves and it seems he hasn't gotten that treatment so far.
Dec-18-12  waustad:
Dec-18-12  Kikoman: More info for GM Luc Winants :)x

Oct-25-13  Xeroxx: I won an ant once.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: If you play chess to Luc Winants,

You'll get paid Aghasi Inants.

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