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Ralf Appel
Number of games in database: 239
Years covered: 1989 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2508
Highest rating achieved in database: 2552
Overall record: +70 -63 =101 (51.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      5 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    D02 A46 A40 D00 D04
 King's Indian Attack (15) 
    A07 A08
 Reti System (13) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Semi-Slav (9) 
    D45 D44 D46 D43
 English (9) 
    A15 A12 A16 A10
 King's Indian (7) 
    E60 E62 E63 E94
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (30) 
    B03 B04 B05 B02
 Slav (12) 
    D15 D11 D12 D10
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A46 D02 A45 A40 D05
 Robatsch (11) 
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D35 D39 D37
 Old Indian (5) 
    A55 A54
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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 Hracek, 2008 1/2-1/2
   R Appel vs S Brynell, 1999 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 2014/15 (2014)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)

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(born Jul-18-1971, 44 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 Vaganian  0-180 1994 Bundesliga /95A48 King's Indian
7. R Appel vs Glek  0-145 1994 BL 9394 ;BLA80 Dutch
8. R Appel vs Barsov  0-151 1994 Wuerzburg op 10thD04 Queen's Pawn Game
9. R Appel vs Hort  0-140 1994 BL 9394 ;BLA80 Dutch
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. Van der Wiel vs R Appel  ½-½54 1998 Bundesliga -9B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. R Appel vs Kasparov  ½-½45 1998 Internet blitz 5'A46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. R Appel vs Kasparov 0-129 1998 Internet blitz 5'A48 King's Indian
15. R Appel vs Speelman  0-142 1998 Bundesliga -9A04 Reti Opening
16. R Appel vs S Brynell  ½-½24 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. B Toth vs R Appel 1-030 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyE70 King's Indian
18. R Appel vs H Machelett  1-031 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyA05 Reti Opening
19. R Appel vs C Wilhelmi  ½-½26 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyA04 Reti Opening
20. Uhlmann vs R Appel 1-058 1999 Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyE70 King's Indian
21. Yusupov vs R Appel  ½-½36 2000 Borowski mem op 15'E60 King's Indian Defense
22. Van der Wiel vs R Appel  0-140 2001 3rd Julian Borowski BB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
23. R Appel vs M Borriss  ½-½44 2001 Bundesliga -2A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
24. Pelletier vs R Appel  0-161 2001 3rd Julian Borowski BA04 Reti Opening
25. R Appel vs G Seul  ½-½15 2001 3rd Julian Borowski BA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
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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


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

click for larger view

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

(R. Appel - A. Baschkow)

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