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Luc Winants
Number of games in database: 490
Years covered: 1978 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2512 (2459 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2574

Overall record: +128 -140 =216 (48.8%)*
   * 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 (55) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 English (21) 
    A10 A12 A13 A15 A16
 Sicilian (18) 
    B90 B30 B31 B87 B32
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E46 E42 E21 E25 E32
 English, 1 c4 c5 (10) 
    A36 A30 A38
 English, 1 c4 e5 (10) 
    A25 A29 A21 A22 A26
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (50) 
    C65 C79 C74 C64 C72
 Nimzo Indian (26) 
    E32 E46 E33 E20 E42
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    E00 A45 D02 A46 D00
 Sicilian (17) 
    B45 B63 B89 B58 B76
 Modern Benoni (15) 
    A70 A62 A61 A77
 Bogo Indian (13) 
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Winants vs Carlsen, 2003 1-0
   Winants vs S van Blitterswijk, 2004 1-0
   Winants vs Korneev, 2005 1-0
   Winants vs V Gervais, 2002 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
   A Fejzullahu vs Winants, 2003 1/2-1/2
   R Jaenig vs Winants, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Barcelona (1991)
   Hoogovens-B (1987)
   Hoogovens-B (1992)
   Dutch Open (1987)
   Nettetal (1992)
   Hoogovens-B (1988)
   Hoogovens-B (1991)
   Amsterdam OHRA-B (1987)
   11th Essent Open (2007)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   EUR-chT (Men) 9th (1989)
   European Championship (2006)
   European Championship (2005)
   European Club Cup (2005)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)

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, 59 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 22; games 1-25 of 532  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Zueger vs Winants  1-063197812th International Junior TournamentA25 English
2. Winants vs K Allen  0-135197812th International Junior TournamentB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. G Cools vs Winants  ½-½31197812th International Junior TournamentB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. Winants vs D Sadkowski  1-041197812th International Junior TournamentC00 French Defense
5. A Lauvsnes vs Winants  1-025197812th International Junior TournamentA04 Reti Opening
6. Winants vs C McNab  0-125197812th International Junior TournamentB06 Robatsch
7. R Baekelant vs Winants  ½-½13197812th International Junior TournamentA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Winants vs D Michiels  1-053197812th International Junior TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Winants vs P Gelpke  0-1571980International FRG Youth Championship 1980/81E96 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line
10. F Capit vs Winants  0-1521980International FRG Youth Championship 1980/81E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
11. J Cox vs Winants  ½-½571980International FRG Youth Championship 1980/81A36 English
12. J Graf vs Winants  1-0391980International FRG Youth Championship 1980/81B50 Sicilian
13. A Sutherland vs Winants  0-1361980International FRG Youth Championship 1980/81E20 Nimzo-Indian
14. Winants vs C Hartman  0-1471980International FRG Youth Championship 1980/81A80 Dutch
15. Winants vs D Teller  ½-½431980International FRG Youth Championship 1980/81B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
16. Winants vs M Godena  1-0451980International FRG Youth Championship 1980/81D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
17. Winants vs D Rej  1-0211980International FRG Youth Championship 1980/81A80 Dutch
18. M Ebeling vs Winants  0-1891982World Junior ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. L Schandorff vs Winants  1-0421982World Junior ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
20. E Grivas vs Winants  ½-½221982World Junior ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
21. J Norgaard vs Winants  ½-½411982World Junior ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
22. M Wiedenkeller vs Winants  ½-½741982World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
23. Winants vs R Garbarino  0-1321982World Junior ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
24. Winants vs J Horvath  ½-½271982World Junior ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
25. Winants vs G Borg  1-0251982World Junior ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 532  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-08-05  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?
Apr-08-05  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... :-)
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Apr-09-05  PivotalAnorak: <all> Sorry guys, my mistake: like BaranDuin said, it's GoodLuc
Jan-10-06  BIDMONFA: Luc Winants


Apr-27-09  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.
Jan-01-11  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

Oct-25-13  Xeroxx: I won an ant once.
Oct-23-14  offramp: If you play chess to Luc Winants,

You'll get paid Aghasi Inants.

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