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Matthias Bluebaum
M Bluebaum 
GRENKE Chess Classic, 2018
Photo: Georgios Souleidis
Number of games in database: 443
Years covered: 2008 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2647 (2562 rapid, 2619 blitz)

Overall record: +117 -66 =180 (57.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 80 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (28) 
    E92 E71 E90 E73 E91
 Catalan (21) 
    E04 E06 E01
 Slav (20) 
    D10 D11 D17 D16 D12
 Grunfeld (18) 
    D85 D86 D87 D90 D80
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    E00 E10 A50 D02 A40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D37 D35 D30 D38 D39
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (78) 
    C11 C07 C00 C05 C01
 French (51) 
    C11 C00 C13 C12
 English (22) 
    A13 A11 A18 A15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D38 D30 D31 D39 D35
 Slav (21) 
    D17 D11 D12 D10 D16
 French Tarrasch (21) 
    C07 C05 C03
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Loetscher vs M Bluebaum, 2016 0-1
   M Bluebaum vs A Korobov, 2016 1-0
   M Bluebaum vs P Cruz Lledo, 2017 1-0
   Dlugy vs M Bluebaum, 2015 0-1
   M Bluebaum vs M Pavlovic, 2017 1-0
   N Abdusattorov vs M Bluebaum, 2017 0-1
   M Bluebaum vs Carlsen, 2017 1/2-1/2
   M Ragger vs M Bluebaum, 2016 1/2-1/2
   D Gordievsky vs M Bluebaum, 2018 1/2-1/2
   M Bluebaum vs V Fedoseev, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   World Youth Championship (2012)
   Rilton Cup 2016/17 (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   London Chess Classic Open (2014)
   Aeroflot Open (2017)
   European Individual Championship (2013)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   European Championship (2019)

   🏆 FIDE Online Olympiad
   M Bluebaum vs Kudakwashe Sibanda (Aug-23-20) 1-0, rapid
   Harikrishna vs M Bluebaum (Aug-23-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   M Bluebaum vs F Firman Syah (Aug-15-20) 1-0, rapid
   M Bluebaum vs M Yilmaz (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz
   P Ponkratov vs M Bluebaum (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz

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(born Apr-18-1997, 23 years old) Germany

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Grandmaster (2015).

FM (2011) and IM (2012). One of his IM norms was acquired during the Helmut Kohl Tournament held in July 2011, where he scored 6/9 to come =2nd with GM Mihail Saltaev behind IM Robin van Kampen, and defeating GM Tigran Nalbandian in the last round. He came =4th (5th on tiebreak) in the 2011 U14 World Championship. At the 15th Open International Bavarian Championship that finished up in November 2011, Blübaum scored 6.5/9, 1 point off the lead. In 2012, he finished his first season in the Bundesliga and scored a respectable 4.5/9. Subsequently, he came =7th with 5.5/9 at the German Championship and then scored 6/9 at the International Neckar Open to provide a sum boost of over 20 ratings points for the May rating period. He participated in the World Junior Championship (2012), scoring 8/13. In October 2012, he placed =3rd at the Muensterland Open behind GMs Lev Gutman and Vladislav Borovikov and in November, he scored 7/11 at the U18 World Championship. In September 2013, he placed 2nd behind Vlastimil Babula at the Werder Bremen GM 2013 in Germany. Placed 3rd (4th on tiebreak) at the World U18 Championship 2014. Was outright third at the World Junior Championship (2015) behind Mikhail Antipov and Jan-Krzysztof Duda respectively.

He is the son of Karl-Ernst Bluebaum.

Wikipedia article: Matthias Blübaum

Last updated: 2018-01-06 05:20:16

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 443  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Beradze vs M Bluebaum  1-0432008EU-ch U12 18thC05 French, Tarrasch
2. M Bluebaum vs R Rapport  ½-½402010WYCC Open U14E92 King's Indian
3. S Tomici vs M Bluebaum  0-1352010WYCC Open U14C13 French
4. M Bluebaum vs Wei Chao Chu  ½-½372010WYCC Open U14E92 King's Indian
5. M Bluebaum vs O Bortnyk  0-1322010WYCC Open U14A81 Dutch
6. T Harutyunian vs M Bluebaum  1-0562010WYCC Open U14D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. M Bluebaum vs M B Dastan  0-1612010WYCC Open U14E92 King's Indian
8. M Bluebaum vs D Reinderman  0-142201112th European Individual ChampionshipA90 Dutch
9. M Bluebaum vs A Fauland  ½-½41201112th European Individual ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. E Can vs M Bluebaum  1-033201112th European Individual ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
11. A Cioara vs M Bluebaum  1-0402011Bundesliga 2011/12D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. M Bluebaum vs P Schlosser  ½-½302011Bundesliga 2011/12E00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. H Teske vs M Bluebaum  1-0362012Bundesliga 2011/12D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. M Bluebaum vs C Scholz  0-1502012Bundesliga 2011/12E92 King's Indian
15. J Kaufeld vs M Bluebaum  ½-½302012Bundesliga 2011/12C11 French
16. M Schrepp vs M Bluebaum  0-1302012Bundesliga 2011/12D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
17. M Bluebaum vs Z Medvegy  ½-½1152012Bundesliga 2011/12E15 Queen's Indian
18. M Bluebaum vs M Colpe  1-0402012Bundesliga 2011/12D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
19. D Abel vs M Bluebaum  0-1272012Bundesliga 2011/12A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
20. M Bluebaum vs Mads Andersen  1-0752012Helmut-Kohls-TurnierD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. M Saltaev vs M Bluebaum  1-0352012Helmut-Kohls-TurnierC05 French, Tarrasch
22. M Bluebaum vs Marcel Becker  ½-½412012Helmut-Kohls-TurnierD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. M Bluebaum vs I Zaragatski  1-0382012Helmut-Kohls-TurnierA58 Benko Gambit
24. M Bluebaum vs G Meins 0-1312012Helmut-Kohls-TurnierE17 Queen's Indian
25. Andrey Orlov vs M Bluebaum  1-0402012Helmut-Kohls-TurnierC00 French Defense
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 443  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Sep-07-14  waustad: He's playing in Baden Baden now:
Sep-07-14  waustad: A win today over GM Arkadij Naiditsch must rank as one of the best results so far in his young career.
Sep-10-14  PhilFeeley: <wordfunph: GM Naiditsch on his game against IM Matthias Bluebaum in the 16th Neckar Open Deizisau..>

So why is that game not here?

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  Penguincw: Congrats to Matthias Bluebaum for his performance at the Zalakaros Open. He finished with 6/9 (+4,-1,=4) and 5th overall, the highest placing IM. He also gained 5.8 rating points to move to 2599.8, so he'll cross the 2600 barrier for the first time in his career.
Sep-01-15  BIDMONFA: Matthias Bluebaum

BLUEBAUM, Matthias

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  Willem Wallekers: Another notable Bluebaum game with a terrific zugzwang: M Bluebaum vs A Korobov, 2016
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  Penguincw: Matthias Bluebaum wins the Xtracon Chess Open with a score of 8/10 (+6,-0,=4), tied with 6 other players. However, he edged them all out on tiebreakers, including 55.5-55 over Shirov and Amin.

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  ketchuplover: muchas gracias for helping team usa win Olympic gold in Baku :)
Sep-05-17  SugarDom: Our prayers are with you.

Go Matthias, bring down the arrogant and haughty!

Sep-06-17  epistle: Always remember his weakness: you can HURT him by draws. So just play solidly, boringly and safely. Any appearance that the game leans towards a draw will create a mental imbalance in his head, resulting to bad decisions. That is the way to play him.
Sep-06-17  Nina Myers: Shoot for the moon, Matthew. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
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  wordfunph: Hit the chess playing mooncake!
Sep-06-17  SugarDom: No mistakes from both sides up to move 18, but his opponent may exploit the isolated pawn of Bluebaum in the d-file, that's why the Engines have white ahead by 0.25.
Sep-06-17  Nonnus: Bluebaum can draw this.
Sep-06-17  SugarDom: Bluebaum's opponent may try to draw 2 games and attempt to win in the rapids tie-break. Bluebaum's rapid and blitz rating are not impressive at all.

However, Bluebaum's opponent need elo points to qualify for the candidates and that may cause him to overpress. Let's hope so, lol.

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  wordfunph: Very nice draw indeed. Napakasakit brother ed.
Sep-07-17  Pulo y Gata: Another excellent draw! Keep them coming!
Sep-08-17  Kapmigs: mababa ang rating niya sa rapids at blitz. bentahe si gm so dito.
Sep-08-17  Pulo y Gata: He gains confidence with every draw. Next he will have white and will hit the jackpot
Sep-08-17  SugarDom: Looks like draw again in game 2 of rapids.

Go Bluebaum.

Sep-08-17  Pulo y Gata: If you draw against an overrated player, it is already a jackpot
Sep-08-17  SugarDom: Bluebaum's raw coolness is unsettling his opponent.
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  wordfunph: He is giving the dumpling the blues
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  wordfunph: ok lang yan Matias. Bawi na lang next game. Or at least pahirapan mo para mapagod
Sep-08-17  SugarDom: Bluebaum has done his job, spoiling the enemy's chances to qualify for the candidates via ratings.
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