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🏆 German Championship (2006)

Player: Michael Becker

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Michael Becker vs A Naumann  ½-½742006German ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. V Kunin vs Michael Becker  1-0552006German ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
3. Michael Becker vs C Rathje  1-0392006German ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
4. T Michalczak vs Michael Becker  0-1662006German ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. Michael Becker vs J Meister  ½-½762006German ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
6. D Baramidze vs Michael Becker  1-0312006German ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
7. Michael Becker vs A Markgraf  1-0492006German ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
8. A Graf vs Michael Becker  1-0582006German ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
9. Michael Becker vs T Schunk  ½-½72006German ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
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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
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  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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