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Arik Braun
A Braun 
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Number of games in database: 404
Years covered: 1997 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2609 (2611 rapid, 2535 blitz)

Overall record: +140 -88 =139 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 37 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (35) 
    E32 E20 E53 E55 E39
 King's Indian (26) 
    E81 E60 E67 E90 E70
 Queen's Gambit Declined (21) 
    D35 D31 D37 D06 D30
 Slav (20) 
    D11 D15 D18 D12 D17
 Semi-Slav (17) 
    D45 D47 D46 D48 D43
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A40 A41 A45 A46 E00
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (43) 
    B12 B18 B11 B10 B13
 Slav (25) 
    D11 D15 D10 D12 D16
 Sicilian (18) 
    B40 B22 B43 B44 B42
 French Defense (16) 
    C18 C07 C15 C17 C05
 English (13) 
    A13 A11 A14 A15 A16
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E54 E32 E21 E36 E44
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Braun vs R Polzin, 2008 1-0
   A Braun vs S Siebrecht, 2005 1-0
   M Zumsande vs A Braun, 2011 0-1
   A Braun vs T Petrik, 2006 1-0
   A Braun vs M van der Werf, 2008 1-0
   G Meier vs A Braun, 2006 0-1
   Zhaoqin Peng vs A Braun, 2008 0-1
   A Braun vs Yifan Hou, 2008 1-0
   A Braun vs R Mainka, 2004 1/2-1/2
   A Braun vs E Gerigk, 2017 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bundesliga 2005/06 (2005)
   FSGM August (2006)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Corus Group C (2008)
   EU-ch U14 (2001)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   75th German Championship (2004)
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)
   Wch U18 (2005)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Bundesliga 2018/19 (2018)
   Bundesliga 2007/08 (2007)
   European Championship (2008)

   🏆 Bundesliga
   Leonardo Costa vs A Braun (Oct-22-22) 0-1
   O Kurmann vs A Braun (Apr-09-22) 1-0
   A Braun vs Krasenkow (Oct-17-21) 1/2-1/2
   Tomislav Bodrozic vs A Braun (Oct-16-21) 0-1
   Rapport vs A Braun (Oct-16-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-08-1988, 34 years old) Germany

[what is this?]
GM Braun became U18 Youth World Champion in 2006. He was awarded the title of GM in 2008. In 2009 he became the German Chess Champion.

Wikipedia article: Arik Braun

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 410  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Braun vs S Hornecker 1-0481997Wuerttemberg-ch U11D50 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. A Maier vs A Braun  1-0191999Staufer OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. A Braun vs I Solomunovic  0-1602000Staufer op-11E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
4. E Romanov vs A Braun  ½-½502000EU-ch U12C09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
5. K Podzielny vs A Braun  1-0302001Schwabisch Gmund opD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. A Braun vs S Walter  1-0392001GER-ch U16A81 Dutch
7. J Jurek vs A Braun  0-13620015th Neckar OpenD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
8. Forintos vs A Braun  0-15520015th Neckar OpenA14 English
9. A Braun vs I Rogers  0-12120015th Neckar OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A Graf vs A Braun  1-02620015th Neckar OpenD85 Grunfeld
11. R Schoene vs A Braun  0-16720015th Neckar OpenD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
12. A Braun vs F Antognini  1-0362001TCh-Europe Boys U18E85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
13. J Brychta vs A Braun  1-0462001TCh-Europe Boys U18B40 Sicilian
14. A Braun vs B Esen  ½-½522001TCh-Europe Boys U18D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. M Lednicky vs A Braun  ½-½502001TCh-Europe Boys U18B22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. A Braun vs N Hardt 1-0272001EU-ch U14D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. P Czarnota vs A Braun  0-1382001EU-ch U14B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. S Zavgorodniy vs A Braun  0-1472001EU-ch U14B40 Sicilian
19. A Braun vs E Romanov  0-1252001EU-ch U14D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Karjakin vs A Braun  1-0402001EU-ch U14B30 Sicilian
21. A Braun vs P Scharrer  1-0372001EU-ch U14E84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
22. D Vicol vs A Braun  1-0522001EU-ch U14B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
23. A Braun vs D Baratosi  ½-½532001EU-ch U14D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. M Breutigam vs A Braun  1-0502001German ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
25. A Braun vs K Muranyi  1-0342001German ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 410  PGN Download
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  keypusher: Not so, he's just a half-point in front of Caruana.

Jan-16-08  brankat: <keypusher> <Not so, he's just a half-point in front of Caruana.>

Lawyers! :-)

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  technical draw: Yes, but Brau has a 3288 performance rating...
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  alexmagnus: <3288 performance> This number will dramatically change even if he plays one single draw...
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  technical draw: <alexmagnus> I hope not. I want to see a Fischer like 6-0....
Jan-16-08  cannibal: His profile, although rather short, seems to be incorrect: <GM Braun became U18 Youth World Champion in 2006.>

According to his FIDE card he's still an IM.

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  whiteshark: <technical draw: <I hope not. I want to see a Fischer like 6-0....>> that is 13-0 for this tournament! :D
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  technical draw: <whiteshark> True, but I want to see at least a 6-0..
Jan-16-08  gmgomes: What will happen whe he faces Caruana?
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  whiteshark: <gmgomes> They will play their game in round 8 on Sunday the 20th, with Braun having white.
Nov-15-08  jon01: Does anyone know how many gm-norms Arik Braun has? His rating is already 2567 and he is still IM.
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  whiteshark: Grandmaster title approved to him at the 79th FIDE Congress which was held 16-26 November 2008 in Dresden, Germany.


Feb-08-09  brankat: Happy Birthday Arik!
Feb-08-09  Karpova: His birthday present is facing Daniel Fridman in the German Chess championship today (3rd round, Arik has the white pieces, both with 2.0/2 so far).

Round 1:

[Event "DEM 2009"]
[Site "Saarbruecken, Germany"]
[Date "2009.02.06"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Deglmann, Ludwig"]
[Black "Braun, Arik"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Board "5"]
[Input "DGT1951"]
[Owner ""]

1.e4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Ne5 Nd7 5.d4 g6 6.Qf3 Ngf6 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.Bf4 O-O 9.Bd3 Nh5 10.O-O-O Nxf4 11.Qxf4 Nxe5 12.dxe5 e6 13.h4 Qc7 14.Rde1 f6 15.h5 fxe5 16.Qg3 Bd7 17.Bxg6 hxg6 18.Qxg6 Kh8 19.Rh3 Rf6 20.Qg4 Bh6+ 21.Kb1 Rg8 22.Qh4 Rf4 23.Qe7 Bf8 0-1

White's rating was 2325 (he's an FM).

Round 2:

[Event "DEM 2009"]
[Site "Saarbruecken, Germany"]
[Date "2009.02.07"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Braun, Arik"]
[Black "Zude, Erik"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Board "4"]
[Input "DGT1813"]
[Owner ""]

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Qa4+ Nd7 4.Qxc4 Ngf6 5.g3 e6 6.Bg2 a6 7.Qc2 c5 8.O-O Ra7 9.d4 b6 10.Nc3 Bb7 11.e4 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Bc5 13.Rd1 Qa8 14.Nb3 Bb4 15.a3 Be7 16.Be3 O-O 17.f3 Rc8 18.Qf2 Bc6 19.Rac1 Rac7 20.Bf1 h6 21.Be2 a5 22.Qf1 e5 23.Nd2 Bb7 24.Nc4 Rc6 25.Nd5 Nxd5 26.Rxd5 Nf6 27.Rxe5 Bd8 28.a4 Ba6 29.Bd4 Qb8 30.b3 R8c7 31.Rd1 Be7 32.Qf2 Rd7 33.Rf5 Bxc4 34.Bxc4 g6 35.Rd5 Nxd5 36.Bxd5 Rc8 37.Qd2 Bc5 38.Qxh6 Qd6 39.Qh8# 1-0

His opponent is an IM with a rating of 2397.

Position after 37.Qd2

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Black completely overlooked the threats against his King's side with 37...Bc5? (37...Kh7 looks reasonable at first glance) and then even overlooked a checkmate - it's lost even without 38...Qd6?? (White has two pawns for the exchange so giving back the exchange doesn't look too good for Black and on the other hand the threat Qxg6+ etc. looks very uncomfortable) but he could have fought on. They were probably in horrible time trouble already (classical time control: 2h for 40 moves, 1h for the rest).

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  whiteshark: tournament page / live games:

Feb-08-09  DarthStapler: He should play a player named Brain
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  Stonehenge: or Sugar
Feb-08-09  Karpova: Nice Birthday present: Arik crushed Fridman in 20 moves!

[Event "DEM 2009"]
[Site "Saarbruecken, Germany"]
[Date "2009.02.08"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Braun, Arik"]
[Black "Fridman, Daniel"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Board "1"]
[Input "DGT1551"]
[Owner ""]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 e6 6.e4 Bb4 7.e5 Ne4 8.Qc2 Qd5 9.Be2 c5 10.O-O Nxc3 11.bxc3 cxd4 12.cxd4 c3 13.Bd2 Qa5 14.Bxc3 Bxc3 15.Ra3 Bd7 16.Rxc3 Nc6 17.Rb1 Nb4 18.Qd2 Nc6 19.Rxb7 Nd8 20.Rxd7 1-0

Feb-14-09  Karpova: Congratulations to GM Arik Braun for winning the Germann Chess Championship 2009. He won with Black against David Baramidze in the last round.
Apr-13-09  PhilFeeley: Another one not here yet, it seems. Yank the king out of protection and go for mate!

Braun (2558) - Buhmann (2565) [B14]

DEM 2009/Saarbruecken (8.3) 2009

1. c4 c6 2. e4 d5 3. exd5 Nf6 4. d4 cxd5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Bb4 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Bd2 Nd7 9. Bd3 N7f6 10. O-O Be7 11. Ne5 O-O 12. Bg5 Bd7 13. Qf3 Bc6 14. Qh3 g6 15. Rad1 Rc8 16. Rfe1 Nh5 17. Bh6 Ndf4 18. Qg4 Nxd3 19. Rxd3 Ng7 20. Qf4 Bd5 21. Rh3 g5 22. Qd2 f6 23. Qd3 fxe5 24. Bxg7 e4 25. Nxe4 Kxg7 26. Rxh7+ Kxh7 27. Nxg5+ Kh6 28. Qh7+ Kxg5 29. Qg7+ Kh5 30. g4+ Kh4 31. Qh6+ Kxg4 32. h3+ Kf5 33. Re5# 1-0

Apr-13-09  PhilFeeley: This one's not here yet either. How to demolish a champion in 23 moves...

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qc2 c5 6. d5 exd5 7. cxd5 Bb7 8. Bg2 Nxd5 9. O-O Nc7 10. Nc3 Be7 11. Rd1 Qc8 12. Bg5 f6 13. Bf4 Ne6 14. Nd5 Nc6 15. Rac1 Kf7 16. h4 g6 17. h5 g5 18. Be3 Qg8 19. b4 cxb4 20. Nxf6 Kxf6 21. Rxd7 Bc8 22. Qxc6 Bxd7 23. Bd4+ 1-0

Apr-13-09  Dredge Rivers: Any relation to Eva Braun?
Feb-08-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Arik Braun.
Apr-12-17  Gottschalk: <Philfeeley> GM Arik Braun, the "Saarbrucken champion" was surprised by GM Prusikin

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  louispaulsen88888888: Probably not Dredge. It is a common name.
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