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🏆 German Championship (2006)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Artur Yusupov, Georg Meier, Igor Khenkin, Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf, Jan Gustafsson, Niclas Huschenbeth, Leonid Kritz, David Baramidze, Thomas Luther, Vitaly Kunin, Michael Prusikin, Alexander Naumann, Jan Michael Sprenger, Raj Tischbierek, Alexander Markgraf, Jakob Gotlibovich Meister, Thomas Henrichs, Thies Heinemann, Gerlef Meins, Lutz Espig, Evgeny Degtiarev, Ilja Brener, Herbert Bastian, Christian Koepke, Karl-Jasmin Muranyi, Thomas Michalczak, Mike Stolz, Wolfram Heinig, Andreas Reuss, Michael Becker, Thomas Hoepfl, Hannes Knuth, Thomas Schunk, Eduard Schunk, Norman Schuetze, Ralf Schoene, Klaus Peter Zuse, Stephan Holzschuh, Holger Namyslo, Udo Kaeser, Dieter Bischoff, Christoph Rother, Jens Reipsch, Martin Schuster, Andreas Basilius Gikas, Christian Rathje

 page 2 of 9; games 26-50 of 204  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. N Huschenbeth vs H Bastian  ½-½612006German ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
27. G Meier vs N Schuetze  1-0242006German ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
28. I Brener vs K Muranyi  ½-½332006German ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
29. A Reuss vs T Hoepfl  0-1392006German ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
30. C Rother vs E Schunk  ½-½682006German ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
31. U Kaeser vs A B Gikas  ½-½552006German ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
32. H Namyslo vs R Schoene  ½-½212006German ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
33. M Schuster vs M Stolz  0-1592006German ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
34. T Heinemann vs S Holzschuh  1-0412006German ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
35. C Koepke vs G Meins  1-0602006German ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
36. J Gustafsson vs D Baramidze  ½-½292006German ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
37. J Meister vs Yusupov  ½-½252006German ChampionshipC16 French, Winawer
38. A Graf vs R Tischbierek  0-1722006German ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
39. A Markgraf vs Khenkin 0-1342006German ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
40. T Luther vs T Henrichs  ½-½542006German ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
41. L Kritz vs T Michalczak  1-0502006German ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
42. T Schunk vs M Prusikin  0-1482006German ChampionshipA13 English
43. A Naumann vs J Reipsch  1-0392006German ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
44. W Heinig vs J Sprenger  ½-½752006German ChampionshipA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
45. V Kunin vs Michael Becker  1-0552006German ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
46. Yusupov vs V Kunin 0-1752006German ChampionshipD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
47. L Espig vs N Huschenbeth  ½-½382006German ChampionshipD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
48. T Hoepfl vs A Markgraf  0-1432006German ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
49. H Bastian vs W Heinig  ½-½532006German ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
50. H Knuth vs U Kaeser  1-0262006German ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 2 of 9; games 26-50 of 204  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-13-06  jperr75108: I see there is alot of interest in the German Championship.
Feb-13-06  jamesmaskell: Germany has good players but this tournament isnt exactly packed to the rafters with big names...Naiditsch isnt there for one and hes the only German I know of...
Feb-13-06  iron maiden: Lutz and Huebner were both absent too.
Feb-14-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dim Weasel: The opening choices are much more varied compared to the absolute top events.
Feb-14-06  DutchDunce: I've been noticing this. At the very top these days, you have the Ruy Lopez, Petroff, Sicilian, English, Slav, Queen's Indian and Nimzo. That's pretty much it. g6-Indians (KID/Grunfeld), e6-QGD's, the French and Caro-Kann have almost disappeared. I don't know if it's a matter of wanting to be trend setters, or whether the latter group of openings is just objectively worse.
Feb-14-06  Jim Bartle: Openings seem to go in cycles, I guess. Players tend to follow the lead of the top players, such as Kasparov with the Scotch and Evans Gambit (so said Alexei Shirov), though I don't know how true that is with Topalov, Anand, and, uh, you know (a certain player now taking time off to get healthy). I definitely have noticed the shortage of QGDs in recent play. I haven't seen any Botvinnik anti-Merans at all, maybe because it's analyzed to death and the memorization required doesn't appeal to that many players.
Feb-15-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dim Weasel: The life-cycle of some sharp opening variations may also be quite funny: first they produce mostly decisive results and are feared amongst players, but after getting thoroughly analyzed (being so dangerous) they sometimes turn into drawing weapons.
Feb-15-06  s4life: <jamesmaskell: Germany has good players but this tournament isnt exactly packed to the rafters with big names...Naiditsch isnt there for one and hes the only German I know of...>

What? Artur Yusupov is there...

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