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Leonid Kritz
Number of games in database: 297
Years covered: 1995 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2568
Highest rating achieved in database: 2624

Overall record: +115 -67 =112 (58.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (57) 
    B42 B90 B30 B48 B80
 French Defense (16) 
    C18 C11 C10 C01 C16
 Caro-Kann (13) 
    B12 B10 B18 B17 B13
 Sicilian Kan (11) 
    B42 B43
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C65 C99 C85 C60 C95
 Sicilian Taimanov (9) 
    B48 B46 B49 B47
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B32 B30 B42 B43 B48
 Slav (21) 
    D15 D11 D10
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C67 C65 C90
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 E10 E00 A40 D02
 King's Indian (9) 
    E70 E97 E92 E90 E77
 English, 1 c4 e5 (8) 
    A21 A28 A27 A22 A26
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kritz vs N Firman, 2007 1-0
   Kritz vs Sasikiran, 2004 1-0
   Kritz vs P Hohler, 2005 1-0
   C Scheerer vs Kritz, 2000 0-1
   R Appel vs Kritz, 2004 0-1
   A Vul vs Kritz, 2008 0-1
   H Steingrimsson vs Kritz, 2008 0-1
   Kritz vs J Sprenger, 2006 1-0
   Stefansson vs Kritz, 2008 0-1
   Kritz vs J Werle, 2001 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   SPICE Cup (2008)
   National Open (2006)
   German Championship (2006)
   75th German Championship (2004)
   Isle of Man Masters (2007)
   World Junior Championship (2003)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2005)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Team Championship (2007)
   European Championship (2008)
   European Championship (2007)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   SPICE Cup 2008 by Black Pawn

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(born Feb-26-1984, 37 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Germany)

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References: (1)

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 297  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kritz vs P Pokrovski  0-1311995Ch Moscow (open)C50 Giuoco Piano
2. Kritz vs A Sviridov  ½-½521995Olympiad (under 16)C55 Two Knights Defense
3. Kosteniuk vs Kritz 0-1271996Ch Moscow (open)C29 Vienna Gambit
4. Wirig vs Kritz 0-1391999Wch U16D02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. J Gelfenboim vs Kritz  0-1162000GER-chT U20C02 French, Advance
6. C Scheerer vs Kritz  0-1602000GER-chT U20A07 King's Indian Attack
7. Kritz vs D Sanner  1-0232000GER-chT U20A07 King's Indian Attack
8. Jobava vs Kritz  ½-½382000Wch U18D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Landa vs Kritz  1-03220004th OIBM in Bad WiesseeA40 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Kritz vs Rozentalis  0-13120004th OIBM in Bad WiesseeC59 Two Knights
11. Henning Kober vs Kritz  0-1432001BL2-West 0001A28 English
12. Kritz vs M Narciso Dublan  0-1502001FSGM AprilB42 Sicilian, Kan
13. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Kritz  0-1432001FSGM AprilE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. H Kallio vs Kritz  1-0632001FSGM AprilA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. I Almasi vs Kritz  1-0432001FSGM AprilE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. Kritz vs S Cao  0-1592001FSGM AprilB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. E Anka vs Kritz  0-1722001FSGM AprilB42 Sicilian, Kan
18. Kritz vs L Barczay  ½-½232001FSGM AprilB27 Sicilian
19. F Berkes vs Kritz  1-0302001FSGM AprilA14 English
20. Kritz vs P Lukacs ½-½72001FSGM AprilC48 Four Knights
21. T Fogarasi vs Kritz  0-1422001FSGM AprilC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
22. Kritz vs M Lanzani  0-1322001FSGM AprilC11 French
23. Z Varga vs Kritz  ½-½212001FSGM AprilD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
24. Kritz vs M Zivanic  0-1662001FSGM AprilD05 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Kritz vs J Strauss  1-0322001MTOB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 297  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-05-06  Eastfrisian: Leonid is one of the great German talents. He is on the way up - step by step.
May-05-06  BIDMONFA: Leonid Kritz

KRITZ, Leonid

Oct-01-07  pawnofdoom: Does this guy play in the US now, or is he playing for Germany?
Feb-11-08  parmetd: when did he make GM?
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  biglo: GM Titles awarded at the 2nd Quarter FIDE Presidential Board Meeting 15-18 August 2003 in Abuja, Nigeria

ARM Galdunts, Sergey GER Bunzmann, Dimitrij GER Gustafsson, Jan GER Kritz, Leonid HUN Czebe, Attila INA Barus, Cerdas NOR Ostenstad, Berge RUS Belov, Vladimir RUS Hasangatin, Ramil RUS Kurnosov, Igor RUS Malinin, Vasily B. RUS Nevostrujev, Vladimir RUS Vul, Arkady SCG Savic, Miodrag R.

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  Tabanus: GM Leonid Kritz, Germany, born 26 Feb. 1984 in Moscow. Rated 2618,

IM in 2001, GM in 2003. Rating still rises. ICC: Makron2

GM application:

His family moved to Germany in 1996. U16 World champion 1999. In World Ch 2004, after defeating Krishnan Sasikiran in round 1 he was knocked out by Rafael Duailibe Leitao in round 2.


Biographies: (in German) (in Polish)


Several tournament wins (Bad Wiessee 2005, Biel Open 2006, Las Vegas 2006, Maastricht 2007, Lubbock 2008, etc.)

3rd place in Biel Masters 17-30 July 2010:

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  wordfunph: GM Kritz moniker --- "Fritz"
Oct-07-13  waustad: Supposedly he is now studying at UTD and is married to Nadezhda Kosintseva and they live in the Dallas area, if other postings on this site are correct. The source did meet her at the Southwest Open so he ought to have some clue.
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  paulalbert: RE: Nadezhda at University of Texas at Dallas. Both she and her husband German GM Leonid Kritz are studying there ( he's a graduate student and she's an undergraduate accounting major ) and on the school chess team. I think that Leonid and Nadezhda are the two highest rated GMs on the team. Go to the University at Texas website under Chess and Chess Team and they are both pictured there.

I read somewhere that they are expecting their first child, so Nadezhda's studies and chess may be interrupted somewhat when the baby comes.

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  Alex Schindler: I was hoping to find kritz v Richter, a miniature in the Danish gambit declined. I'm new to the site so I'm not sure how to upload it even if I have the 14 moves at hand
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  whiteshark: <Alex Schindler:> Here you are: PGN Upload Utility (you'll find the link on the main page, right column, last inscription)
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  ketchuplover: He missed a back rank mate threat in a video I am watching :(

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