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Ralf Appel
Number of games in database: 239
Years covered: 1989 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2508 (2544 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2552

Overall record: +70 -63 =101 (51.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    D02 A46 A40 D00 A41
 King's Indian Attack (15) 
    A07 A08
 Reti System (13) 
    A04 A05 A06
 English (9) 
    A15 A12 A16 A10
 Semi-Slav (9) 
    D45 D44 D43 D46
 King's Indian (7) 
    E60 E62 E94 E63
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (30) 
    B04 B03 B05 B02
 Slav (12) 
    D15 D11 D12 D10
 Robatsch (11) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A46 D02 A45 D05 A40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D35 D39 D37
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Appel vs J Grana Lois, 2010 1-0
   R Appel vs S Siebrecht, 2013 1-0
   R Appel vs M Krasenkow, 2004 1/2-1/2
   R Appel vs Hracek, 2008 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Budesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)

   D Sebastian vs R Appel (Feb-07-16) 1-0
   R Appel vs H Kues (Feb-06-16) 1-0
   H Rau vs R Appel (Apr-12-15) 1-0
   R Appel vs R Seger (Apr-11-15) 1/2-1/2
   R Appel vs P H Nielsen (Mar-15-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-18-1971, 45 years old) Germany

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Grandmaster (2008). He was German blitz champion in 1988 and German U20 champion in 1989.

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 239  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Appel vs Spassky 1-040 1989 DeutschlandA47 Queen's Indian
2. R Appel vs Zsofia Polgar  1-043 1989 Cup BRD, BRDA48 King's Indian
3. R Appel vs Tal  ½-½13 1991 LeningradD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. R Appel vs Yusupov  ½-½33 1993 Bundesliga 9394A40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Rozentalis vs R Appel 1-043 1993 Bundesliga 9394B02 Alekhine's Defense
6. R Appel vs Hort  0-140 1994 BL 9394 ;BLA80 Dutch
7. R Appel vs Glek  0-145 1994 BL 9394 ;BLA80 Dutch
8. R Appel vs Vaganian  0-180 1994 Bundesliga /95A48 King's Indian
9. R Appel vs Barsov  0-151 1994 Wuerzburg op 10thD04 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Macieja vs R Appel  1-042 1996 Budapest FS02 GMB06 Robatsch
11. R Kuczynski vs R Appel  1-041 1996 Bundesliga 9697B03 Alekhine's Defense
12. R Appel vs Kasparov  ½-½45 1998 Internet blitz 5'A46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. R Appel vs Kasparov 0-129 1998 Internet blitz 5'A48 King's Indian
14. Van der Wiel vs R Appel  ½-½54 1998 Bundesliga -9B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. R Appel vs Speelman  0-142 1998 Bundesliga -9A04 Reti Opening
16. B Toth vs R Appel 1-030 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyE70 King's Indian
17. R Appel vs H Machelett  1-031 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyA05 Reti Opening
18. R Appel vs C Wilhelmi  ½-½26 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyA04 Reti Opening
19. Uhlmann vs R Appel 1-058 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyE70 King's Indian
20. R Appel vs S Brynell  ½-½24 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Yusupov vs R Appel  ½-½36 2000 Borowski mem op 15'E60 King's Indian Defense
22. R Appel vs Pelletier  1-032 2001 Bundesliga 2000-1A08 King's Indian Attack
23. V Georgiev vs R Appel 1-041 2001 Bundesliga 2000-1B06 Robatsch
24. O Reeh vs R Appel  ½-½22 2001 Bundesliga 2000-1A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
25. R Appel vs Hector  1-060 2001 Bundesliga 2000-1A07 King's Indian Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-27-08  nummerzwei: It seems that our eternal German "Anti-wunderkind" is now going to finally get his GM-title.At least I read so in a German chess magazine, I think it was "Schach". Well done, roughly 15(!) years after reaching the 2500 for the frist time. I like his style of play much, what he does with his knights is amazing! To see what I mean, please take a look at his Bundesliga win over Berelovich (season 07/08).
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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

good interview:

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  wordfunph: German GM Ralph Appel..

present rating = 2544
peak rating = 2552

May-17-12  Poisonpawns: Can someone please translate the video from German to English? That would be fantastic
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  whiteshark: < Player of the Day > again!

He was referring to C Seel vs R Appel, 2008 in the video

Jul-18-12  BIDMONFA: Ralf Appel


Jun-03-14  john barleycorn: R. Appel played a nice game at the Policka tournament in 1993. Here is the position after 24 moves:

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25.Qf4! Qe7 26.Qxf7+ 1-0

(R. Appel - A. Baschkow)

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