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Luc Winants
Number of games in database: 385
Years covered: 1980 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2512 (2459 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2574

Overall record: +98 -113 =168 (48.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (52) 
    A45 D00 D02 A46 A40
 Sicilian (14) 
    B90 B30 B31 B40 B77
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E46 E42 E40 E21 E25
 English (11) 
    A10 A15 A13 A12
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D30 D35 D37 D38 D31
 Slav (8) 
    D16 D15 D10 D12 D17
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C65 C72 C79 C74 C64
 Nimzo Indian (19) 
    E32 E33 E42 E46 E41
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    E00 D02 D00 A45 A46
 Bogo Indian (13) 
 Modern Benoni (12) 
    A70 A62 A77 A61
 Giuoco Piano (10) 
    C53 C50 C54
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Winants vs Korneev, 2005 1-0
   Winants vs Carlsen, 2003 1-0
   Winants vs S van Blitterswijk, 2004 1-0
   Winants vs V Gervais, 2002 1-0
   Winants vs W Kobese, 2006 1-0
   Winants vs P Tregubov, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Winants vs Pruijssers, 2010 1-0
   Z Almasi vs Winants, 2004 0-1
   Winants vs L Verat, 2002 1-0
   Winants vs Abdalsalam Albzour, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hoogovens-B (1992)
   11th Essent Open (2007)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   EUR-chT (Men) 9th (1989)
   European Championship (2005)
   European Championship (2006)
   European Championship (2007)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Club Cup (2003)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   European Club Cup (2005)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   European Club Cup (2013)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hoogovens-B, proper round numbers by Stonehenge

   🏆 4th ch-Francophonie
   Winants vs S Brih (Oct-30-16) 1-0
   P Almagro Llamas vs Winants (Oct-29-16) 1-0
   Winants vs M Godena (Oct-28-16) 0-1
   R Di Paolo vs Winants (Oct-27-16) 0-1
   Winants vs J P Karr (Oct-26-16) 1-0

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(born Jan-01-1963, 58 years old) Belgium

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Grandmaster. He was Belgian Champion in 1986.

Last updated: 2019-01-01 05:57:13

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 387  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Winants vs P Gelpke  0-1571980FRG-ch int U18E96 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line
2. L Schandorff vs Winants  1-0421982Wch U20B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. Winants vs K Valkesalmi  ½-½541984Thessaloniki OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Schussler vs Winants  ½-½461984Thessaloniki OlympiadA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
5. O Jakobsen vs Winants  ½-½251984Thessaloniki OlympiadE10 Queen's Pawn Game
6. D Hergott vs Winants  0-1361984Thessaloniki OlympiadE97 King's Indian
7. Winants vs A Zichichi  ½-½421984Thessaloniki OlympiadD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Winants vs A Sygulski  ½-½661984Thessaloniki OlympiadC10 French
9. Winants vs Van der Sterren  ½-½301984BrusselsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. J M Hodgson vs Winants  1-0361984BrusselsC11 French
11. Winants vs E Agdestein  1-0471984Thessaloniki OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
12. A Zapata vs Winants  ½-½431986SWIFT Tournament 1stB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Winants vs Korchnoi  0-1321986SWIFT Tournament 1stD85 Grunfeld
14. Miles vs Winants  1-0721986SWIFT Tournament 1stA61 Benoni
15. Winants vs Ljubojevic  ½-½401986SWIFT Tournament 1stE12 Queen's Indian
16. E Torre vs Winants  1-0171986SWIFT Tournament 1stB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
17. Winants vs M Jadoul  ½-½201986SWIFT Tournament 1stE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
18. Timman vs Winants 1-0411986SWIFT Tournament 1stA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
19. Winants vs Karpov 0-1261986SWIFT Tournament 1stA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Romanishin vs Winants  ½-½321986SWIFT Tournament 1stA04 Reti Opening
21. Winants vs Seirawan  ½-½821986SWIFT Tournament 1stA56 Benoni Defense
22. Van der Wiel vs Winants  ½-½211986SWIFT Tournament 1stB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
23. Winants vs Suba  ½-½271986Dubai OlympiadC17 French, Winawer, Advance
24. J Yrjola vs Winants  ½-½601986Dubai OlympiadA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
25. Van der Wiel vs Winants  ½-½251987NED-chTA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 387  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  PivotalAnorak: LuckyLuc on ICC if I'm not mistaken.
A fellow countryman of mine, our only "home-made" GM at the moment (the - few - other ones being from Russian origin). Once the highest rated french-speaking player IN THE WORLD :-) (before the uprising of Bacrot, Lautier, etc). Cheers, Luc !
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  WTHarvey: Here are some chess diagrams of Luc's crucial positons in games not seen here:
Apr-08-05  babakova: even higher rated than Spasskij?
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  PivotalAnorak: Spassky can't speak French, I think - even though he is French now. Boris, si tu nous lis, n'hésite pas à nous faire signe... :-)
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  cu8sfan: <PivotalAnorak> I doubt that his ICC handle is LuckyLuc, that guy doesn't really play like a master:
Apr-08-05  centrumspits: Ik denk dat Pivotalanorak Luc's handle op playchess bedoelt!
Apr-08-05  BaranDuin: His playchess handle is GoodLuc
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  PivotalAnorak: <all> Sorry guys, my mistake: like BaranDuin said, it's GoodLuc
Jan-10-06  BIDMONFA: Luc Winants


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  Xeroxx: Win ants?
May-17-09  ILikeFruits: this ant...
is luc...
Dec-18-09  waustad: He has had the questionable pleasure of being beaten by many of the best players of the age. I would assume that if a more complete record of his games were given, he'd look a lot better, at least statistically.
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  wordfunph: Winants-Abolianin Belgian Team Championship 2000:

On move 13's Qa4, GM Luc Winants left the board to buy a cup of coffee and when he returned, he found all the pieces had been reset on their original squares and his opponent had disappeared! Astonished, he looked around to see if someone was playing a joke on him --- when finally a team mate whispered the ominous words "his phone rang".

happy birthday GM Winants!

May-27-11  libertyjack: haha nice story <wordfunph> !
Dec-18-12  waustad: As I thought, he's still active and if you look at his results as far as the FIDE stats are concerned they are vastly better than what we see here. Very often people only post the games of their faves and it seems he hasn't gotten that treatment so far.
Dec-18-12  waustad:
Dec-18-12  Kikoman: More info for GM Luc Winants :)x

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  Xeroxx: I won an ant once.
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  offramp: If you play chess to Luc Winants,

You'll get paid Aghasi Inants.

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