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Matthias Wahls
Number of games in database: 289
Years covered: 1985 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2543
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580

Overall record: +77 -80 =131 (49.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (46) 
    B93 B81 B42 B84 B52
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C65 C92 C73 C68 C80
 French Defense (22) 
    C05 C07 C03 C09 C10
 French Tarrasch (19) 
    C05 C07 C03 C09
 Sicilian Scheveningen (10) 
    B81 B84 B82
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A28 A20 A22 A26
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (28) 
    E97 E62 E73 E92 E60
 Sicilian (18) 
    B50 B42 B43 B90 B83
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E45 E39 E20 E43 E38
 English (12) 
    A15 A16
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 A45 E00 A40
 Modern Benoni (11) 
    A70 A61 A79 A71
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Wahls vs S Bjarnason, 1985 1-0
   Wahls vs Dusan Rajkovic, 1991 1-0
   Wahls vs Ftacnik, 1992 1/2-1/2
   Wahls vs Lautier, 1990 1-0
   Karpov vs Wahls, 1990 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs Wahls, 1990 1/2-1/2
   C Ionescu vs Wahls, 1990 0-1
   Wahls vs S Siebrecht, 2004 1-0
   Wahls vs Kasparov, 1985 1-0
   Wahls vs Kotronias, 1988 1-0

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Biel 1990 by suenteus po 147

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(born Jan-25-1968, 52 years old) Germany

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Matthias Wahls was awarded the GM title in 1989. He was 1st at Dortmund 1989 and 4th= at Munich 1989. German champion in 1996 (Dudweiler-Saarbrücken) and 1997.

Wikipedia article: Matthias Wahls

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 289  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Wahls vs G Andruet  ½-½571985Bundesliga 1985/86B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
2. Wahls vs S Bjarnason 1-0201985MalmoC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
3. Wahls vs Kasparov 1-0291985Simul, 8bB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. Kasparov vs Wahls 1-0261986FrankfurtA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
5. Uhlmann vs Wahls  1-0411986Budapest/SW,14,9A16 English
6. C Engelbert vs Wahls  0-1481987Ch GermanyC56 Two Knights
7. Razuvaev vs Wahls 1-0501987Berlin opA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
8. Ftacnik vs Wahls  ½-½231987AltensteigA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Hertneck vs Wahls  1-0451987Altensteig opE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
10. Wahls vs Kasparov 0-1501987Simul, 8bB33 Sicilian
11. Akopian vs Wahls  1-0781987Wch U20B44 Sicilian
12. Wahls vs D Norwood  1-0411987Wch U20B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
13. Wahls vs Piket  ½-½441987Wch U20B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
14. Wahls vs Chandler  0-139198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
15. Wahls vs B Perenyi  1-0511988Berlin opB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. Uhlmann vs Wahls 1-0331988HamburgA16 English
17. Wahls vs J P Boudre  1-0341988Mitropa-CupC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
18. S Mohr vs Wahls  ½-½491988BudapestA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
19. Wahls vs Kotronias 1-0431988BudapestB01 Scandinavian
20. Wahls vs Barbero  ½-½221988BudapestC60 Ruy Lopez
21. Balashov vs Wahls  ½-½271988Berlin opC77 Ruy Lopez
22. Piket vs Wahls 0-1211988Wch U20A61 Benoni
23. Wahls vs Gelfand  ½-½481988Wch U20B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. Wahls vs Z Rahman  1-0281988Wch U20B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
25. Wahls vs Lautier  1-0511988Wch U20C05 French, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-04-03  Bears092: Mr Wahls is perhaps best known for his radical pamphlet on how to best adress the king gambit. He extensively studied 1. e4 e5 2. f4 Nc6 3. Nf3 f5.

However, white is still far out on top.

Jun-04-03  huflix: Mr Wahls is also a big expert for the hedgehog system in the sicilian defense. He often gives lectures about this topic on
Aug-15-05  Giancarlo: I believe I kibitzed a game involving him once. If I recall, which I do ;-), it was against Kasparov.

Kasparov wins, but with a smuther mate! Very nice.

Jan-25-06  BIDMONFA: Matthias Wahls

WAHLS, Matthias

Feb-14-07  AVA: i was researching the sicilian and saw that this guy beat Kasparov in a simul back when he was 2280! Kind of surprised kasparov does simuls with players that high rated.
Feb-14-07  DennistheMenace: That was no ordinary simul. It was, I think, Garry's first major clock simul. The opposition were a German Bundesliga team. Chandler also won his game.
Apr-20-08  xrt999: I also wrote a pamphlet on how to address the kings gambit.

On the cover, it says "How to address the King's Gambit" by xrt999

You open the pamphlet and it says:

"accept it"

Apr-05-09  WhiteRook48: "defeater of Kasparov"
Jan-25-12  brankat: <On the cover, it says "How to address the King's Gambit" by xrt999

You open the pamphlet and it says:

"accept it">

GM S.Gligoric used to say that after:

1.e4 e5 2.f4...

2...exf4 was a matter of principle.

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  Penguincw: Enjoy being POTD!
Apr-05-12  backrank: Sadly, he's given up chess completely for years now. He's switched to playing poker instead.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Matthias Wahls!!
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  diagonal: Wahls speaks quite frankly why he left his love chess and made money with poker (in german language):

He writes a chess blog (not that known, but with origin work), Matthias Wahls is engaged as chess trainer and even thinking of a comeback in chess..

As example an article on best possible choice of opening repertoire for a player:

and commentating an early game (clock simul) against another retired guy who was recently seen with Naka, So, and Fab :)

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