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Ralf Appel
R Appel 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 
Number of games in database: 254
Years covered: 1988 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2508 (2534 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2552

Overall record: +79 -67 =103 (52.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    D02 A46 D00 A40 D04
 King's Indian Attack (15) 
 Reti System (13) 
    A04 A05 A06
 English (9) 
    A15 A12 A16 A10
 Semi-Slav (9) 
    D45 D44 D43 D46
 King's Indian (8) 
    E60 E62 E63 E94
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (32) 
    B03 B04 B05 B02
 Slav (13) 
    D15 D11 D12 D10
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    D02 A46 A40 D05 A45
 Robatsch (10) 
 Old Indian (6) 
    A55 A54
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D35 D39 D37
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Appel vs M Sebag, 2007 1-0
   R Appel vs J Grana Lois, 2010 1-0
   R Appel vs M Senff, 2006 1/2-1/2
   Shirov vs R Appel, 2013 1/2-1/2
   R Appel vs Nisipeanu, 2011 1/2-1/2
   E Moreno Tejera vs R Appel, 2014 0-1
   R Appel vs Krasenkow, 2004 1/2-1/2
   R Appel vs S Siebrecht, 2013 1-0
   D Paulsen vs R Appel, 2001 0-1
   R Polzin vs R Appel, 2009 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bundesliga 2005/06 (2005)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   Bundesliga 2007/08 (2007)
   St. Ingbert Open (1988)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2004/05 (2004)
   Bundesliga 2000/01 (2000)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2015/16
   D Sebastian vs R Appel (Feb-07-16) 1-0
   R Appel vs H Kues (Feb-06-16) 1-0
   H Rau vs R Appel (Apr-12-15) 1-0
   R Appel vs R Seger (Apr-11-15) 1/2-1/2
   R Appel vs P H Nielsen (Mar-15-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-18-1971, 51 years old) Germany

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Grandmaster (2008). He was German blitz champion in 1988 and German U20 champion in 1989.

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 254  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Appel vs R Dausch  1-0191988St. Ingbert OpenD85 Grunfeld
2. L Gutman vs R Appel  1-0371988St. Ingbert OpenA56 Benoni Defense
3. O Sponheim vs R Appel  0-1371988St. Ingbert OpenB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
4. R Appel vs F Portisch  0-1331988St. Ingbert OpenA48 King's Indian
5. R Appel vs K Nickl  1-0331988St. Ingbert OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
6. R Appel vs L Partzsch  1-0191988St. Ingbert OpenA43 Old Benoni
7. E Haghshenas Getabi vs R Appel  0-1241988St. Ingbert OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
8. K Templin vs R Appel  0-1601988St. Ingbert OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
9. K Nieuwelink vs R Appel  ½-½421988St. Ingbert OpenB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. Lobron vs R Appel  0-1381989German CupA15 English
11. R Appel vs S Polgar  1-0431989Cup BRD, BRDD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. R Appel vs Spassky 1-0401989German CupA47 Queen's Indian
13. R Appel vs A Kapengut  0-1251989Budapest Spring op 05thA60 Benoni Defense
14. R Appel vs V Moskalenko  0-1371990St Ingbert opA81 Dutch
15. R Appel vs Tal ½-½131991LeningradD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. R Appel vs Yusupov  ½-½331993Bundesliga 1993/94A90 Dutch
17. Rozentalis vs R Appel 1-0431993Bundesliga 1993/94B02 Alekhine's Defense
18. R Appel vs Hort  0-1401994Bundesliga 1993/94A80 Dutch
19. R Appel vs Barsov  0-1511994Wuerzburg op 10thD04 Queen's Pawn Game
20. R Appel vs Vaganian  0-1801994Bundesliga 1994/95A48 King's Indian
21. R Appel vs Glek  0-1451994Bundesliga 1993/94A80 Dutch
22. N Michaelsen vs R Appel  0-1271995Bundesliga 9596A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
23. Macieja vs R Appel  1-0421996Budapest FS02 GMB06 Robatsch
24. R Kuczynski vs R Appel  1-0411996Bundesliga 1996/97B03 Alekhine's Defense
25. R Appel vs Kasparov  ½-½451998Internet blitz 5'A46 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-27-08  nummerzwei: It seems that our eternal German "Anti-wunderkind" is now going to finally get his GM-title.At least I read so in a German chess magazine, I think it was "Schach". Well done, roughly 15(!) years after reaching the 2500 for the frist time. I like his style of play much, what he does with his knights is amazing! To see what I mean, please take a look at his Bundesliga win over Berelovich (season 07/08).
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Player of the Day

good interview:

Jul-18-10  wordfunph: German GM Ralph Appel..

present rating = 2544
peak rating = 2552

May-17-12  Poisonpawns: Can someone please translate the video from German to English? That would be fantastic
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: < Player of the Day > again!

He was referring to C Seel vs R Appel, 2008 in the video

Jul-18-12  BIDMONFA: Ralf Appel


Jun-03-14  john barleycorn: R. Appel played a nice game at the Policka tournament in 1993. Here is the position after 24 moves:

click for larger view

25.Qf4! Qe7 26.Qxf7+ 1-0

(R. Appel - A. Baschkow)

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