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Eric Lobron
Number of games in database: 1,830
Years covered: 1977 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2505 (2546 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2625

Overall record: +726 -429 =551 (58.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 124 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (147) 
    B81 B90 B63 B25 B32
 English (74) 
    A15 A14 A13 A10 A17
 Ruy Lopez (72) 
    C92 C80 C91 C78 C96
 Queen's Pawn Game (71) 
    A46 A41 A40 A45 D02
 King's Indian (56) 
    E97 E94 E60 E91 E62
 Queen's Indian (51) 
    E12 E17 E15 E16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (153) 
    B42 B40 B62 B22 B33
 Caro-Kann (100) 
    B18 B12 B10 B13 B17
 Queen's Pawn Game (81) 
    A46 A40 E10 A45 E00
 Nimzo Indian (62) 
    E54 E32 E58 E46 E49
 Modern Benoni (60) 
    A70 A61 A65 A67 A71
 English (42) 
    A15 A17 A13 A14 A10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Lobron vs Chandler, 1986 1-0
   Seirawan vs Lobron, 1983 0-1
   Lobron vs Korchnoi, 1998 1-0
   A Huss vs Lobron, 1985 0-1
   M Karp vs Lobron, 1979 0-1
   V Kovacevic vs Lobron, 1983 0-1
   Lobron vs Adams, 1996 1/2-1/2
   Serper vs Lobron, 1993 1/2-1/2
   Ribli vs Lobron, 1992 0-1
   Lobron vs P Sjodahl, 1994 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   New York Kavkasian (1983)
   Cannes Open (1988)
   Vienna Open (1991)
   Corus Invitation Tens (2003)
   Bern Zonal (1990)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Manila (1982)
   Bad Zwesten Open (2000)
   Leeuwarden Open (1995)
   Ptuj Zonal (1995)
   Bundesliga 2000/01 (2000)
   Lost Boys Open (1997)
   9th European Junior Championship 1979/80 (1979)
   First Lady's Cup (1983)
   New York Open (1987)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1985 by suenteus po 147
   Munich 1994 by suenteus po 147
   Biel 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Corus Invitation Tens 2003 by Tabanus
   Hoogovens 1993 by Tabanus

   🏆 GRENKE Chess Open
   Predojevic vs Lobron (Apr-22-19) 1/2-1/2
   Lobron vs Firouzja (Apr-22-19) 0-1
   Lobron vs D Arman (Apr-21-19) 1-0
   P Hristodoulou vs Lobron (Apr-21-19) 0-1
   Lobron vs A Domingo Nunez (Apr-20-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-07-1960, 63 years old) United States of America (federation/nationality Germany)

[what is this?]
Eric Lobron was born in Philadelphia, USA. Awarded the IM title in 1980 and the GM title in 1982, he was West German Champion in 1980. In tournaments he was 1st= at Biel 1981, 1st at Ramat Hasharon 1982, 1st= at Manila 1982, 1st at New York 1983, 1st= at Biel 1986, 1st= at Brussels 1987 and 1st= at Ter Apel 1987. He also played on the German Olympiad teams of 1980, 1982 and 1984.

Wikipedia article: Eric Lobron

 page 1 of 74; games 1-25 of 1,830  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lobron vs Frank Puppe  ½-½461977FRG-ch U20B25 Sicilian, Closed
2. P Gerbert vs Lobron  ½-½221977FRG-ch U20B06 Robatsch
3. C Schubert vs Lobron  1-0391977FRG-ch U20B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
4. Lobron vs J Pohl-Kuemmel  ½-½631977FRG-ch U20C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
5. Lobron vs R Schlehoefer  1-0291977FRG-ch U20C82 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. K Bischoff vs Lobron  0-1721977FRG-ch U20A37 English, Symmetrical
7. J Blaskowski vs Lobron  ½-½1011977FRG-ch U20A04 Reti Opening
8. Lobron vs R Lau  ½-½521977FRG-ch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
9. M Kappe vs Lobron  ½-½711977FRG-ch U20A00 Uncommon Opening
10. Lobron vs J Eising  1-0421978GER-W chT 7778B20 Sicilian
11. Lobron vs U Perschke  1-0301978GER-W chT 7778B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. Lobron vs J Weidemann  1-0571979GER-SW chT 7879E17 Queen's Indian
13. A Negulescu vs Lobron  1-0431979FRG-ROMA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
14. Lobron vs Y Gruenfeld  1-0351979LuzernB15 Caro-Kann
15. A Ferreira vs Lobron  0-1341979EU-ch U20 7980B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
16. Lobron vs A Negulescu  0-1391979FRG-ROMA07 King's Indian Attack
17. C Herbrechtsmeier vs Lobron  1-0271979GER-SW chT 7879A45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Lobron vs W Marzoll  1-0201979Biel IM opC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
19. Lobron vs P Varley  1-0341979GER-WLS mC78 Ruy Lopez
20. J D Thornton vs Lobron  0-1481979GER-WLS mB24 Sicilian, Closed
21. A J Mestel vs Lobron  1-0331979EUR-chT (Men) 7th qual group 2B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
22. Lobron vs Dzindzichashvili 0-1361979Maintal OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
23. M Karp vs Lobron 0-12619799th European Junior Championship 1979/80B30 Sicilian
24. Lobron vs Damljanovic  ½-½7919799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A04 Reti Opening
25. R Douven vs Lobron  0-14119799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
 page 1 of 74; games 1-25 of 1,830  PGN Download
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May-07-09  whiteshark: Ein neuer Tag
ein neuer Anfang
so ruhig
so zart
so geheimnisvoll

Happy Birthday!

Jul-02-09  whiteshark: <LoverLover> Welcome and great first post, but what is ICC?
Feb-05-10  hedgeh0g: This dude is a chess player! And by "player", I mean a ladies' man!
May-07-10  wordfunph: any news to this once famous German GM? i remember him as one of the most-feared GMs in 1980s..

Trivia: After losing to German GM Eric Lobron in the last round, GM Semen Dvoirys kneeled and pound his head three times on the floor with great force.

i forgot where i got this info...anyone who could validate the story please?

May-07-10  BobCrisp: <Trivia: After losing to German GM Eric Lobron in the last round, GM Semen Dvoirys kneeled and pound his head three times on the floor with great force.>

Just to clarify, whose head?

May-07-10  wordfunph: <Bob> Semen.
May-07-10  whiteshark: Gesundheit und Zufriedenheit,
nebst allem, was dich sonst erfreut,
ein langes Leben obendrein,
soll alles Dir bescheret sein.

Happy XXXXX. B-Day

May-07-10  reti: Happy birthday Eric, and good luck with Carmen!
Jul-11-10  asianmonkey147: this is nice.

May-07-11  lost in space: I played once in the early 1980ties against him in a simul. He won nearly all games - also against me - I blundered away a pawn, was not able to hide it as a sac - I was not getting any initiative for the pawn.

This was the opening: Opening Explorer

We were both young and looking good at that time. At least in my case only the "and" remained.

Happy Birthday, Eric

May-07-11  TheTamale: You look pretty good for your age, Eric. Lose the baseball hat!
May-07-11  DanielBryant: Nothing wrong with ballcaps.
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  Penguincw: Here's another player I know with a ball cap on. Daniele Vocaturo.
May-07-11  I play the Fred: Derrick Rose may have won the MVP, but Lobron is the NBA's best.
Jun-17-11  Antiochus: Although looks logic, I loved this quenn sac E Lobron vs P Sjodahl, 1994
May-07-12  wordfunph: <32nd Rilton Cup in Stockholm:

New Year celebrations took its usual toll, GM Eric Lobron fell down the stairs on his way out of a party and sported a fine black eye and swollen hand for the rest of the event.>

happy birthday, GM Lobron!

May-07-14  lakers4sho: Kevin Durant wins MVP, is he officially better than Lobron?
May-07-14  SugarDom: See you in the finals. BTW, how's your team doing?
May-07-14  Xeroxx: happy birthday
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  Domdaniel: Good to see Eric Lobron still playing. I recall him on TV in the 1980s ... and a memorable game with Dzindzi.
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  Domdaniel: This is the game: Dzindzichashvili vs E Lobron, 1988
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  PawnSac: watched him play a ton of 5min games on ICC n chatted with him a bunch. nice guy
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  perfidious: Fun memory from the past: was at the Grand Prix in New York in June 1994 and played blitz with a Lobron lookalike, beating him 4-0. Though there many GMs about that day, no chance it was the man himself; I have beaten GMs in blitz, but could never imagine taking four straight from any of them.
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  HeMateMe: Perf, you ever play in that big tournament that used to be in Philly, The World Open?
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  perfidious: <HMM>, never had time to get into the main event; after the visit mentioned above, I headed to Philly to play a couple side events on the way to Virginia. In one of those, I got whacked by Dlugy and booked a win vs the strong master Al Chow in the money round--one of the rare times I was mentioned in Chess Life.

See link below for details of an earlier excursion:

Airthings Masters (2022)

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