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Thomas Luther
T Luther 
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Number of games in database: 695
Years covered: 1987 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2528 (2497 rapid, 2527 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2604

Overall record: +193 -145 =340 (53.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 17 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (161) 
    B33 B96 B42 B97 B32
 Ruy Lopez (72) 
    C67 C78 C95 C80 C92
 Sicilian Najdorf (40) 
    B96 B97 B98 B99 B94
 French Defense (40) 
    C18 C11 C01 C10 C03
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (33) 
    C95 C92 C99 C97 C89
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (31) 
    B62 B63 B67 B61 B60
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (106) 
    C11 C07 C02 C05 C01
 French (42) 
    C11 C10 C00 C13 C12
 French Tarrasch (37) 
    C07 C05 C09
 Queen's Gambit Declined (28) 
    D38 D31 D30
 Slav (25) 
    D15 D10 D11 D14 D13
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A40 D02 E10 E00 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Bologan vs T Luther, 2007 0-1
   S Buchal vs T Luther, 1998 0-1
   D Bryson vs T Luther, 2002 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs T Luther, 2002 0-1
   Movsesian vs T Luther, 2003 1/2-1/2
   Movsesian vs T Luther, 1998 1/2-1/2
   Polgar vs T Luther, 2001 0-1
   T Luther vs Efimenko, 2001 1-0
   T Luther vs O Touzane, 1994 1-0
   T Luther vs M Thinius, 2004 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   German Championship (2006)
   Ptuj Zonal (1995)
   Lippstadt (1994)
   Corus Group B (2001)
   Bad Zwesten Open (2002)
   Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2003)
   European Union Individual Championship (2006)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2003)
   European Union Championship (2008)
   Gibraltar Masters (2003)
   Bad Wiessee Open (2003)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2006)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2001 Capablanca memorial (elite) by trh6upsz
   2001 Capablanca memorial (elite) by gauer
   Corus Group B 2001 by Tabanus

   🏆 AUT-chT 2017/18
   T Luther vs G Papp (Nov-19-17) 0-1
   T Luther vs N Georgiadis (Nov-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   A Danin vs T Luther (Nov-17-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Luther vs G Nagy (Nov-16-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Luther vs A Mirzoev (Sep-02-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-04-1969, 53 years old) Germany

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Thomas Luther was born in Erfurt, German Democratic Republic (today Germany). He became a GM in 1994. Luther won the German Chess Championship in 1993, 2002 and 2006. Grandmaster Luther achieved a historic victory when he emerged as the undisputed World Champion of the Disabled at the 1st FIDE World Chess Championship for the Disabled (2011).

In Chess Governance, GM Thomas Luther is the Chairman of the FIDE Commission for the Disabled, in the administration of President Arkady Dvorkovich, and as such is the world's highest ranking advocate for Chess Players with Disabilities.

Wikipedia article: Thomas Luther

Last updated: 2019-06-02 20:16:27

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 849  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Jansa vs T Luther  1-0261987NamestovoC07 French, Tarrasch
2. Plachetka vs T Luther  ½-½341987NamestovoA46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Jansa vs T Luther  1-0271987NamestovoC07 French, Tarrasch
4. T Luther vs M Knezevic  ½-½611987NamestovoC55 Two Knights Defense
5. Blatny vs T Luther  ½-½201987NamestovoC18 French, Winawer
6. J Lechtynsky vs T Luther  1-0731987NamestovoA61 Benoni
7. T Luther vs Y Rantanen  ½-½111987NamestovoD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
8. T Luther vs I Stohl  1-0411987NamestovoB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. T Luther vs P Staniszewski  ½-½601987NaleczowB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. A Negulescu vs T Luther  1-0391987NaleczowA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. T Luther vs N Gavrilakis  0-1241987NaleczowC53 Giuoco Piano
12. J Przewoznik vs T Luther  ½-½291987NaleczowC07 French, Tarrasch
13. T Luther vs Z Jasnikowski  ½-½161987NaleczowB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. T Luther vs M Sarwinski  ½-½281987NaleczowA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. M Matlak vs T Luther  ½-½131987NaleczowA13 English
16. T Luther vs J Nun  ½-½291987NaleczowB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. R Kutirov vs T Luther  ½-½211987NaleczowA61 Benoni
18. T Luther vs F Borkowski  ½-½551987NaleczowC50 Giuoco Piano
19. Goldin vs T Luther  1-0391987NaleczowA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. T Tolnai vs T Luther  ½-½411987NaleczowC17 French, Winawer, Advance
21. G Gauglitz vs T Luther  1-0291988DDR-ch 37thE10 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Balashov vs T Luther  1-0401988Kotov MemorialA06 Reti Opening
23. T Pirttimaki vs T Luther  1-0421988Kotov MemorialC33 King's Gambit Accepted
24. T Luther vs G Gauglitz  1-0361989DDR-ch 38thB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. T Luther vs Topalov 1-0591989EU-ch U20B98 Sicilian, Najdorf
 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 849  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-16-04  Kaspy2: he was 2003 german champion among other things
Feb-13-06  BIDMONFA: Thomas Luther

LUTHER, Thomas

Aug-11-06  Knight13: Famous for playing the four pawns attack unique with ...c5:

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Mar-17-09  Dredge Rivers: Here I stand, I can do no other!

Oops, wrong Luther! :)

Mar-21-09  Dredge Rivers: Is this guy Hayden Fox's top assistant?

Wait, no. That's Luther Van Dam!

My bad. :)

Nov-04-09  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Thomas Luther!!!
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  Phony Benoni: Too bad; no games that go 95 moves. He would have nailed them.
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  Tabanus: Placed 7th in the 3rd Mumbai Mayor's Cup Open (India) 2-10 June 2010:

Oct-01-10  BobCrisp: Playing first board for the <IPCA> (International Physically Disabled Chess Association) in the 2010 Olympiad.

What's wrong with him?

May-14-11  BUNA: <BobCrisp: What's wrong with him?>

Dysmelia. But stronger than Tal's had.

Oct-31-11  wordfunph: GM Thomas Luther is the winner of the 1st World Chess Games for Disabled..

Sep-24-12  waustad: He played first board for IPCA in 2010 and 4 times Germany.
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  perfidious: <Phony Benoni: Too bad; no games that go 95 moves. He would have nailed them.>

Just came a-lookin' for such an animal myself, but it seems disappointment is our lot. Counted five games with 100+ moves in his resume, tho.

Jan-24-13  waustad: It is amusing that he was German champion the same year his coauthor in some opening DVDs Eva Moser was Austrian absolute champion. I believe that the DVDs came out shortly before that banner year for both players. He also plays in the Austrian team championships, the last I noticed for Styria Gratz.
Nov-04-14  alfiepa: I remember Thomas Luther winner in turin 1995 .
I think that was a victim of thalidomide .
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  perfidious: Typical insensitivity displayed by <BobCrisp>, presently going under the nom de guerre <MissScarlett>.
Nov-04-14  Karpova: The connection between Luther's dysmelia and thalidomide (trade name Contergan) is not clear. Luther was born in 1969 in the GDR, while the scandal in West Germany ended Contergan's distribution in 1961. It doesn't appear impossible, but not exactly probable either.
Nov-04-14  waustad: <perfidious>You could try here where they count plys and there are a LOT more games:
Nov-04-14  waustad: This year he is playing for SK Absam in the Austrian Bundesliga I. I don't see him on any teams in the German Bundesliga, but there are so many leagues and there isn't a convenient way to search their database. Chess-results makes it much easier to follow Austrian chess.
Feb-21-16  pazzed paun: Anybody know about his forthcoming book about improving to reach the gm title?
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  chancho: <pazzedpaun> The book in question is called in German: <Vom Schüler zum Großmeister>

They are looking for suggestions for an English title to the book.

Feb-21-16  whiteshark: From the schoolboy to the Grand Master

(ty Pons translietor)

Nov-04-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Thomas Luther.

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