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Lutz Espig
L Espig 
Number of games in database: 862
Years covered: 1967 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2256
Highest rating achieved in database: 2460

Overall record: +255 -206 =401 (52.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (81) 
    A15 A13 A14 A10
 Reti System (69) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian (64) 
    B43 B23 B89 B57 B39
 English, 1 c4 c5 (35) 
    A30 A34 A35 A37 A38
 Pirc (18) 
    B08 B07
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A45 D02 A41 D05 A46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (135) 
    B83 B81 B40 B80 B39
 Old Indian (64) 
    A55 A53 A54
 Sicilian Scheveningen (64) 
    B83 B81 B80 B82
 Tarrasch Defense (39) 
    D34 D32
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A46 A41 A45 D01 D02
 Reti System (19) 
    A04 A06 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Uhlmann vs L Espig, 1978 0-1
   L Espig vs H Camilleri, 1969 1-0
   Gufeld vs L Espig, 1980 1/2-1/2
   L Espig vs Csom, 1978 1-0
   L Espig vs H Rossmann, 1974 1-0
   L Espig vs Jansa, 1970 1-0
   L Espig vs W Pietzsch, 1967 1-0
   Gufeld vs L Espig, 1972 1/2-1/2
   L Espig vs P Mertens, 1968 1-0
   L Espig vs E Schmittdiel, 1999 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   East German Championship (1971)
   East German Championship (1969)
   Leipzig SGL Open (1972)
   East German Championship (1978)
   East German Championship (1973)
   East German Championship (1980)
   East German Championship (1974)
   Novy Smokovec (1971)
   East German Championship (1967)
   East German Championship (1970)
   East German Championship (1972)
   Raach Zonal (1969)
   Dresden Open (1996)
   Muenster Open (1994)
   Berliner Sommer (1994)

   🏆 World Senior Teams +50
   P Petran vs L Espig (Mar-03-15) 1/2-1/2
   K Arkell vs L Espig (Feb-26-15) 1-0

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(born Jan-05-1949, 74 years old) Germany

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Lutz Espig was born in Greiz, East Germany. He was East German champion in 1969, 1971 and 1988 (= Thomas Paehtz Sr). Espig was awarded the IM title in 1972 and the GM title in 1983. In tournaments he was 1st at Lublin 1970, 1st at Varna 1976, 2nd at Halle 1982, 1st at Varna 1983, 3rd= at Leipzig 1983 and 2nd at the Eger Open in 1987.

Wikipedia article: Lutz Espig

Last updated: 2023-01-07 14:34:59

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 863  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Ghizdavu vs L Espig  1-0481967International Junior TournamentB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. J Kozma vs L Espig  1-0501967DSV-TurnierE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
3. L Espig vs V Liberzon  0-1391967DSV-TurnierB57 Sicilian
4. Uhlmann vs L Espig  ½-½391967DSV-TurnierD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
5. L Espig vs Tukmakov  ½-½711967DSV-TurnierB89 Sicilian
6. N Spiridonov vs L Espig  1-0241967DSV-TurnierA15 English
7. D Neukirch vs L Espig  ½-½201967DSV-TurnierB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. L Espig vs Sliwa  0-1701967DSV-TurnierC05 French, Tarrasch
9. I Calero vs L Espig  1-0211967DSV-TurnierC03 French, Tarrasch
10. L Espig vs W Pietzsch 1-0271967DSV-TurnierB57 Sicilian
11. L Espig vs E Bukic  0-1341967DSV-TurnierB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. M Schoeneberg vs L Espig  1-0811967DSV-TurnierE07 Catalan, Closed
13. R Fuchs vs L Espig  1-0411967DSV-TurnierB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
14. L Espig vs Balashov  1-0421967International Junior TournamentB06 Robatsch
15. L Espig vs K Grigorian  0-1611967International Junior TournamentB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. Csom vs L Espig  1-0311967DSV-TurnierC03 French, Tarrasch
17. L Espig vs B Malich  0-1331967DSV-TurnierB57 Sicilian
18. L Espig vs W Golz  1-0421967DSV-TurnierB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
19. L Espig vs P Atanasov  0-1341967International Junior TournamentB56 Sicilian
20. L Espig vs G Moehring  ½-½501967East German ChampionshipD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
21. Vogt vs L Espig  1-0291967East German ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. M Schmidt vs L Espig  0-1671967East German ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
23. L Espig vs H Liebert  ½-½301967East German ChampionshipB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
24. L Espig vs W Pietzsch  0-1421967East German ChampionshipB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
25. L Espig vs D Neukirch  1-0291967East German ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 863  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Lutz Espig
Born 5th January 1949 in Griez
An IM in 1972 and GM in 1983 he won the East German championship in 1969 and 1971.
Jan-05-06  BIDMONFA: Lutz Espig


Aug-28-08  myschkin: . . .


in German:

Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: doesn't seem to have a good winning percentage...
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 73rd birthday!
Jan-05-12  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Espig!
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <WhiteRook48: doesn't seem to have a good winning percentage...>

Perhaps, perhaps not, but he was a solid, tough professional.

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