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Michael Bezold
Number of games in database: 318
Years covered: 1990 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2483 (2574 rapid, 2555 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2535

Overall record: +82 -59 =120 (54.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 57 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (36) 
    A10 A15 A13 A11 A14
 Uncommon Opening (18) 
    A00 B00
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (16) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (13) 
    A20 A25 A22 A21 A28
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 A45 A41 D02
 Sicilian (8) 
    B30 B31 B52 B50 B22
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    A41 A40 D02 A46 E10
 Pirc (21) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Sicilian (20) 
    B43 B42 B28 B20 B84
 Robatsch (14) 
 English, 1 c4 c5 (12) 
    A30 A34 A32 A36 A31
 Sicilian Kan (12) 
    B43 B42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ashley vs M Bezold, 1997 0-1
   C Berberich vs M Bezold, 2001 0-1
   M Bezold vs D J Ledger, 2008 1-0
   M Bezold vs M Umansky, 2002 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   2nd Fraenkische Grossmeistertage (2004)
   Bad Ragaz Open (1994)
   Rilton Cup 1997/98 (1997)
   Wrexham (1994)
   German Championship (1994)
   Fraenkische GM 1st (2000)
   Wuerzburg Open (1996)
   Werther Schloss Open-A (2001)
   Bundesliga 2004/05 (2004)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   European Club Cup (2008)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

   🏆 PRO League Group Stage
   L O Hauge vs M Bezold (Mar-14-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   M Bezold vs M Admiraal (Mar-14-19) 1-0, rapid
   M Bezold vs F Libiszewski (Mar-14-19) 1-0, rapid
   Jernej Skuhala vs M Bezold (Mar-14-19) 0-1, rapid
   D Kollars vs M Bezold (Mar-14-19) 1-0, rapid

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(born May-23-1972, 51 years old) Germany

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Grandmaster. Winner of Brünn 1993 and New York 1995.

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 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 374  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Bezold vs A Veingold  0-1581989Spring opA48 King's Indian
2. M Grundherr vs M Bezold  ½-½201990Bundesliga 1989/90B06 Robatsch
3. Barsov vs M Bezold  1-0381991Cansys IM-AD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. U Rueetschi vs M Bezold  1-0431991Zuerich opB07 Pirc
5. C Kamp vs M Bezold  ½-½611992Muenster-BD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. G Tringov vs M Bezold  ½-½551992Muenster-BA00 Uncommon Opening
7. I Stohl vs M Bezold 1-0541992Bundesliga 1991/92A43 Old Benoni
8. M Schoeneberg vs M Bezold  1-0491992Bundesliga 9192B40 Sicilian
9. M Bezold vs Kharlov 1-0271992Neu Isenburg opA00 Uncommon Opening
10. D Komljenovic vs M Bezold  1-0311992Neu Isenburg opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
11. M Bezold vs Wojtkiewicz  0-1401992Neu Isenburg opA00 Uncommon Opening
12. M Trnovec vs M Bezold  0-1531992Cattolica opB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
13. M Bezold vs H Spangenberg  1-0691992World Junior ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
14. M Bezold vs P H Nielsen  ½-½161992World Junior ChampionshipA20 English
15. M Bezold vs Milov  0-1441992World Junior ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
16. M Playa vs M Bezold  ½-½641992World Junior ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. E Torman vs M Bezold  0-1611992World Junior ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. E Scarella vs M Bezold  0-1311992World Junior ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
19. P Royset vs M Bezold  0-1591992World Junior ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
20. O Danielian vs M Bezold  1-0421992World Junior ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
21. M Bezold vs De la Riva Aguado  ½-½251992World Junior ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
22. M Bezold vs D Reinderman  ½-½241992World Junior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
23. M Bezold vs H Stefansson  ½-½201992World Junior ChampionshipC33 King's Gambit Accepted
24. M Bezold vs B Annakov  1-0251992World Junior ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
25. E Kahn vs M Bezold  ½-½461992World Junior ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
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Jul-17-05  Knight13: <farrooj: Why here? Why not Ale or Beer?> Because I don't smoke or drink beer or ale or do drug-related stuff. Drugs are bad and they can kill you, you know.
Jul-17-05  Knight13: <Waitzkin kept expecting Blatny to play d4> This is a mistake I just realized! "Blatny" should be changed to "Bezold." Sometimes I get confused by these two. :)
Jul-17-05  farrooj: of course I know... but tradition (as I read) was to celebrate on the Beer page. Oh well, everyone has his preferences
Jul-24-05  Knight13: Here are few pictures of Michael Bezold:

May-23-06  BIDMONFA: Michael Bezold

BEZOLD, Michael

Feb-25-07  IMDONE4: interesting style, i dont think ive really seen another GM play like he does
May-23-07  whiteshark: Alles Gute zum heutigen Geburtstag, Michael !! Mögen noch viele weitere folgen.
May-23-08  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Bezold!
May-23-08  whiteshark: Kinder, nein, wie die Zeit vergeht! Na dann, halt die Ohren steif.
Nov-14-09  Albertan: Check out this game from the Saturday, November,14,2009 Bundesliga match involving the Baden-Baden team and Munich team! Even SuperGM's have their off days over the board!

[Event "Bundesliga"]
[Site "Baden-Baden/Germany"]
[Date "2009.11.14"]
[Round "3.1"]
[White "Bezold"]
[Black "Shirov"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E05"]
[WhiteElo "2517"]
[BlackElo "2730"]
[Annotator ]
[PlyCount "31"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]
[WhiteTeam "BAY"]
[BlackTeam "BAD"]
[TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"]

1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. d4 dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 Bd5 11. Qc2 a5 12. Nc3 Na6 13. e4 Nb4 14. Qe2 Bc6 15. Rfd1 Nd7 16. d5 1-0

Dec-22-09  whiteshark: <Player of the Day>

Obviously, I missed something this year. :(

Dec-22-09  swordfish: Wow! the game with Shirov should be added to the database. Sixteen moves!
Dec-22-09  whiteshark: <swordfish> I've uploaded all Bundesliga games played so far (til rd 6) a week ago, so I'll expects them here 2009-2010 Bundesliga sooner or later. :D
Dec-22-09  swordfish: <I've uploaded all Bundesliga games played so far (til rd 6) a week ago, so I'll expects them here 2009-2010 Bundesliga sooner or later. :D>

Good work, thanks!

Mar-01-10  whiteshark: Round 7-9 games on Febr 8, 2010
Round 10+11 games today

There is hope

Mar-01-10  whiteshark: I can wait. The end will be the same, I can wait.
May-23-10  wordfunph: current rating = 2525
peak rating = 2535

happy birthday GM Bezold!

Dec-12-10  BobCrisp: <After this, 'Robert J. Fischer, The World Chess Champion' became a wanderer. For a time in the mid-1980s he lived in Germany. Michael Bezold, then just a schoolboy, but later a grandmaster, analysed with him each day for three months. Fischer was still a nocturnal animal, rising in the afternoon, often eating a huge breakfast of cereal, eggs and bread at 5 p.m. According to Bezold, he was obsessed with 'a game in the 1960s, and the question was whether or not to move the pawn to h6. This was the only question. And he said he'd been analysing this game for more than thirty years, and he couldn't figure out whether it's better to play h6 or not. It was fantastic.'>

(<Bobby Fischer Goes To War>, <Edmonds & Eidniow>)

Jun-01-11  Amphryxia: Thats a very uh, concise biography.
Dec-22-12  waustad: Since the pics of the birthday player seem to have expired, here's one:
Dec-22-12  Kikoman: So, this is the best game of GM Michael Bezold, holding Black Pieces and a brilliant ♘ sac. Ashley vs M Bezold, 1997
Oct-04-17  clement41: <BobCrisp> : thank you for this interesting anecdote about Fischer's wanderer and obscure era. Further reading led me to establish that Fischer stayed for 3 months between 1990 and 1991 in the " Waischenfelder Pulvermühle" (powder mill), then owned by the Bezold family if I understood correctly.
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  Joshka: <BobCrisp> Wonder if anyone has found that game? Also, wondering If Michael ever wrote extensively about Fischer befriending him?
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  Joshka: The have the game at A game played by Smyslov in the USSR Championship in 1947! Conclusion is ...h6 is a losing move!
Sep-23-20  login:


Originally 'Schwarzpulver' was produced in the Pulvermühle. After a refusal by the owners to supply the gunpowder to the troops of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, these troops caused an explosion in 1806, after which the building was no longer used until 1875. Since its reconstruction the Pulvermühle was shortly ran as pub and soon after became an family (Bezolds) owned inn for over 140 years.


Symbolic Image

How gunpowder was manufactured

Images 1967

Article about Bobby's stay (in German)

by Richard Reinl, Nordbayernkurier, 2019


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