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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 (27) 
    A46 D02 D00 A41 D04
 King's Indian Attack (15) 
    A07 A08
 Reti System (13) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Semi-Slav (9) 
    D45 D44 D43 D46
 English (9) 
    A15 A12 A10 A16
 King's Indian (7) 
    E60 E62 E63 E94
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (30) 
    B04 B03 B05 B02
 Slav (12) 
    D15 D11 D10 D12
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A46 D02 A45 D05 A40
 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 M Sebag, 2007 1-0
   R Appel vs Nisipeanu, 2011 1/2-1/2
   Shirov vs R Appel, 2013 1/2-1/2
   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)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2015/16
   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, 46 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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Appel vs Zsofia Polgar  1-0431989Cup BRD, BRDA48 King's Indian
2. R Appel vs Spassky 1-0401989DeutschlandA47 Queen's Indian
3. R Appel vs Tal  ½-½131991LeningradD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. R Appel vs Yusupov  ½-½331993Bundesliga 9394A90 Dutch
5. Rozentalis vs R Appel 1-0431993Bundesliga 9394B02 Alekhine's Defense
6. R Appel vs Hort  0-1401994BL 9394 ;BLA80 Dutch
7. R Appel vs Glek  0-1451994BL 9394 ;BLA80 Dutch
8. R Appel vs Vaganian  0-1801994Bundesliga /95A48 King's Indian
9. R Appel vs Barsov  0-1511994Wuerzburg op 10thD04 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Macieja vs R Appel  1-0421996Budapest FS02 GMB06 Robatsch
11. R Kuczynski vs R Appel  1-0411996Bundesliga 9697B03 Alekhine's Defense
12. R Appel vs Kasparov  ½-½451998Internet blitz 5'A46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. R Appel vs Kasparov 0-1291998Internet blitz 5'A48 King's Indian
14. Van der Wiel vs R Appel  ½-½541998Bundesliga 9899B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. R Appel vs Speelman  0-1421998Bundesliga -9A04 Reti Opening
16. R Appel vs S Brynell  ½-½241999Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. B Toth vs R Appel 1-0301999Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyE70 King's Indian
18. R Appel vs H Machelett  1-0311999Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyA05 Reti Opening
19. R Appel vs C Wilhelmi  ½-½261999Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyA04 Reti Opening
20. Uhlmann vs R Appel 1-0581999Bundesliga 1998/99, GermanyE70 King's Indian
21. Yusupov vs R Appel  ½-½362000Borowski mem op 15'E60 King's Indian Defense
22. R Appel vs Pelletier  1-0322001Bundesliga 2000-1A08 King's Indian Attack
23. V Georgiev vs R Appel 1-0412001Bundesliga 2000-1B06 Robatsch
24. O Reeh vs R Appel  ½-½222001Bundesliga 2000-1A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
25. R Appel vs Hector  1-0602001Bundesliga 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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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