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Christopher Lutz
Number of games in database: 627
Years covered: 1986 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2539
Highest rating achieved in database: 2616

Overall record: +150 -119 =333 (52.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 25 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (98) 
    B33 B80 B90 B92 B42
 Ruy Lopez (45) 
    C84 C67 C92 C78 C80
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (27) 
    C84 C92 C95 C97 C99
 French Defense (24) 
    C18 C11 C10 C12 C01
 King's Indian (23) 
    E98 E97 E94 E80 E60
 Sicilian Scheveningen (22) 
    B80 B83 B84 B82 B81
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (122) 
    B90 B48 B22 B80 B92
 Sicilian Najdorf (37) 
    B90 B92 B93 B91 B94
 Nimzo Indian (28) 
    E32 E25 E20 E59 E21
 Queen's Indian (28) 
    E12 E15 E14 E17
 Sicilian Taimanov (20) 
    B48 B47 B46 B45
 Catalan (19) 
    E06 E04
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Lutz vs Ftacnik, 2001 1-0
   D Mastrovasilis vs C Lutz, 1999 0-1
   C Lutz vs J Balcerak, 2000 1-0
   A Galliamova vs C Lutz, 1997 0-1
   C Lutz vs M Tratar, 1996 1-0
   C Lutz vs Bareev, 1994 1-0
   C Lutz vs Korchnoi, 1995 1/2-1/2
   C Lutz vs Korchnoi, 2002 1-0
   Bacrot vs C Lutz, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Timman vs C Lutz, 1994 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dortmund-B (1991)
   German Championship (2001)
   Dortmund (1993)
   German Championship (1997)
   Ptuj Zonal (1995)
   European Championship (2000)
   Munich (1993)
   German Championship (1996)
   Wichern Open (1995)
   European Youth Championship 1987/88 (1987)
   Bundesliga 1992/93 (1992)
   Dortmund Open-A (1992)
   Bundesliga 2004/05 (2004)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Munich 1993 by suenteus po 147
   Dortmund 1993 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 2nd Bundesliga West 2017/18
   Lobron vs C Lutz (Nov-12-17) 0-1
   C Lutz vs D Schlecht (Oct-16-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-24-1971, 52 years old) Germany

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He is a GM (1992) and has assisted the programming of Brutus (Computer), now Hydra (Computer). He won the German Chess Championship in 1995 and 2001.

Wikipedia article: Christopher Lutz

Last updated: 2021-03-16 14:09:34

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 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 685  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Ernst vs C Lutz  1-0251986Berlin opC07 French, Tarrasch
2. Nunn vs C Lutz  1-0281986FRG Open ChampionshipC16 French, Winawer
3. W Schroeder vs C Lutz  0-1231986FRG Open ChampionshipD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
4. E Matsuura vs C Lutz  1-0531986Wch U16C07 French, Tarrasch
5. C Lutz vs S Jaeger  1-0331986FRG Open ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
6. V Akopian vs C Lutz  ½-½371986Wch U16A07 King's Indian Attack
7. I Gurevich vs C Lutz  1-0531986Wch U16C07 French, Tarrasch
8. C Lutz vs E Bhend  0-1411986Nova Park OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
9. Seirawan vs C Lutz  1-0661987Lugano OpenE12 Queen's Indian
10. C Lutz vs T Meric  1-0281987European Youth Championship 1987/88E41 Nimzo-Indian
11. C Lutz vs Ivanchuk  0-1431987European Youth Championship 1987/88E44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
12. J D Sullivan vs C Lutz  1-0371987European Youth Championship 1987/88B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
13. J Koch vs C Lutz  ½-½591987European Youth Championship 1987/88B10 Caro-Kann
14. C Lutz vs M Manninen  1-0261987European Youth Championship 1987/88D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
15. R Lev vs C Lutz  ½-½451987European Youth Championship 1987/88D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
16. C Lutz vs C Horvath  ½-½541987European Youth Championship 1987/88D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. F Bellini vs C Lutz  0-1311987European Youth Championship 1987/88B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
18. C Lutz vs D Norwood  ½-½351987European Youth Championship 1987/88A65 Benoni, 6.e4
19. L Riemersma vs C Lutz  1-0201987European Youth Championship 1987/88B10 Caro-Kann
20. C Lutz vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½511987European Youth Championship 1987/88A57 Benko Gambit
21. A Pieniazek vs C Lutz  ½-½331987European Youth Championship 1987/88A84 Dutch
22. C Lutz vs L Christiansen  ½-½101988Cologne (Germany)E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
23. C Lutz vs Fedorowicz  1-0411988Cologne (Germany)E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
24. C Lutz vs E Fernandez Aguado  1-0611988European Youth Championship 1987/88A52 Budapest Gambit
25. D Norwood vs C Lutz  1-0261989MarseillesA07 King's Indian Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Eggman: What a Lutz.
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  technical draw: Wait a minute. How do you get a rating of 2590 with 49 wins and 66 losses?
Nov-24-03  PinkPanther: <Wait a minute. How do you get a rating of 2590 with 49 wins and 66 losses?>

You play against strong opposition?

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  technical draw: Are you saying that if I play against strong opposition and lose my rating increases. Well my rating should be 3000 by now!
Nov-24-03  PinkPanther: <Are you saying that if I play against strong opposition and lose my rating increases. Well my rating should be 3000 by now!>

No, I'm just saying that if you play extrememly strong competition and score 46.3% against them, in all reality, that's not that bad, and your rating would reflect that.

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  technical draw: Heck,I know there's a mathematical formula that determines the ups and downs of the ELO. I just find it strange that a 2590 rating can have such a negative win/loss ratio.
Nov-24-03  Bears092: of course, he's played more than 241 games in his career...
Nov-24-03  shadowmaster: <technical draw> Of course you don't get any rating points for losing. But look how many games he's drawn (as Bears092 is implying).
Nov-24-03  Bears092: actually, I was implying that he's played a lot more games that aren't in the database
Nov-13-08  Red October: he has some wins against top players (but probably when those players were much younger and weren't at their strongest yet)
May-06-09  whiteshark: <Bears092> Megabase has 1,310 <Christopher Lutz> games, whereof 392 are wins and 660 are draws. So the <overall winning percentage> is more likely 55.1%.
Jun-08-11  BIDMONFA: Christopher Lutz

LUTZ, Christopher

Feb-24-12  whiteshark: Happy Birthday, Christopher!

Dec-07-13  thegoodanarchist: thegoodanarchist: <technical draw: Heck,I know there's a mathematical formula that determines the ups and downs of the ELO. I just find it strange that a 2590 rating can have such a negative win/loss ratio.>

The way it is calcutlated, I think [but am not 100% certain] is that your entire event is rated using the difference between your rating and the average rating of your opponents.

If the expected score in that situation for someone of your rating is lower than your actual score, then your rating is increased to reflect a better-than-expected performance by you, even if you happened to play like a fish.

Dec-07-13  whiteshark: Update:

Mega Database 2014 has 1,369 <Christopher Lutz> games, whereof

452 are wins,
697 are draws and
220 are losses.

So the <overall winning percentage> is now 58.5%.

Dec-07-13  john barleycorn: <whiteshark> in the header is says

<Number of games in database: 460 Years covered: 1983 to 2008>

Do you know, why there are no games after 2008? Is he inactive since then?

Dec-07-13  whiteshark: Lutz plays for <Köln-Porz>, a team which refused to play in the 'new' Bundesliga since its introduction in season 2008/09.

I see Christopher played four seasons à 9 games in the 2nd league (West) [no games during the 11/12 season] and occasionally in the Belgian League.

Jan-03-14  nummerzwei: One of the few grandmasters that have played closed openings when young and later switched to 1.e4.

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