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Thomas Luther
Number of games in database: 577
Years covered: 1987 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2528 (2497 rapid, 2527 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2604

Overall record: +162 -123 =275 (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 (132) 
    B96 B33 B42 B97 B32
 Ruy Lopez (65) 
    C67 C92 C78 C95 C80
 Sicilian Najdorf (34) 
    B96 B97 B98 B99 B90
 French Defense (31) 
    C18 C01 C10 C11 C03
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (30) 
    C95 C92 C99 C89 C97
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (25) 
    B62 B67 B63 B61 B60
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (84) 
    C07 C11 C02 C01 C05
 French Tarrasch (32) 
    C07 C05 C09
 French (32) 
    C11 C10 C12 C13
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D38 D31 D30
 Slav (21) 
    D15 D11 D10 D14 D13
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A40 D02 E10 E00 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Bologan vs T Luther, 2007 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
   S Buchal vs T Luther, 1998 0-1
   T Luther vs M Thinius, 2004 1/2-1/2
   Movsesian vs T Luther, 1998 1/2-1/2
   T Luther vs Efimenko, 2001 1-0
   Judit Polgar vs T Luther, 2001 0-1
   T Luther vs D Yevseev, 1998 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2003)
   German Championship (2006)
   Corus Group B (2001)
   75th German Championship (2004)
   European Union Championship (2008)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   European Union Individual Championship (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bad Wiessee (2003)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)

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

   🏆 TCh-AUT -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 E Atalik (Nov-12-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-04-1969, 51 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 24; games 1-25 of 577  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Luther vs M Knezevic  ½-½611987Ch CzechoslovakiaC55 Two Knights Defense
2. T Luther vs I Stohl  1-0411987NamestovoB22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. Plachetka vs T Luther  ½-½341987NamestovoA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Blatny vs T Luther  ½-½201987NamestovoC18 French, Winawer
5. J Lechtynsky vs T Luther  1-0731987NamestovoA61 Benoni
6. Jansa vs T Luther  1-0261987NamestovoC07 French, Tarrasch
7. Jansa vs T Luther  1-0271987NamestovoC07 French, Tarrasch
8. Balashov vs T Luther  1-0401988Kotov MemorialA06 Reti Opening
9. T J Pirttimaki vs T Luther  1-0421988Kotov MemorialC33 King's Gambit Accepted
10. T Luther vs Igor Ivanov  ½-½571989SverdlovskB33 Sicilian
11. Khalifman vs T Luther  1-0311989LeningradA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
12. T Luther vs I Kristiansson  1-0271989Spring opB01 Scandinavian
13. T Luther vs Topalov 1-0591989GroningenB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Tseshkovsky vs T Luther  1-0261989Spring opC07 French, Tarrasch
15. T Luther vs Yudasin 0-1301989Spring opB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. T Luther vs Bagirov  0-1391989LeningradB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. T Luther vs Arkell  ½-½521989LeningradB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
18. T Luther vs N Rashkovsky  ½-½361989SverdlovskB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. T Luther vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½121989SverdlovskB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
20. T Luther vs A Dreev  0-1531989EU-ch U20C01 French, Exchange
21. Van Wely vs T Luther  0-1401989EU-ch U20A72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
22. Adams vs T Luther 1-0181990OakhamC07 French, Tarrasch
23. T Luther vs A Galliamova  0-1491990Oakham YMB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
24. T Luther vs C Gabriel 1-0241990AltensteigC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
25. Johannes Fischer vs T Luther  ½-½211990Chigorin MemorialA00 Uncommon Opening
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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:

click for larger view

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.

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  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.

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  whiteshark: From the schoolboy to the Grand Master

(ty Pons translietor)

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Thomas Luther.

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