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Matthias Bluebaum
GRENKE Chess Classic, 2018
Photo: Georgios Souleidis
Number of games in database: 688
Years covered: 2008 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2647 (2562 rapid, 2619 blitz)

Overall record: +162 -93 =245 (56.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 188 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (39) 
    E92 E71 E90 E91 E94
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    E00 D02 E10 D04 A46
 Nimzo Indian (30) 
    E46 E21 E40 E20 E48
 Grunfeld (29) 
    D85 D86 D80 D87 D90
 Queen's Gambit Declined (29) 
    D35 D37 D31 D30 D38
 Catalan (27) 
    E04 E06 E01 E03
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (111) 
    C11 C07 C00 C02 C03
 French (70) 
    C11 C00 C13 C12
 Queen's Gambit Declined (42) 
    D38 D30 D35 D31 D39
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    D02 D00 A45 E00 D04
 Caro-Kann (31) 
    B12 B10 B13 B18 B15
 French Tarrasch (29) 
    C07 C03 C05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Loetscher vs Bluebaum, 2016 0-1
   Dlugy vs Bluebaum, 2015 0-1
   Bluebaum vs A Korobov, 2016 1-0
   Bluebaum vs P Cruz Lledo, 2017 1-0
   Bluebaum vs V Fedoseev, 2012 1-0
   N Abdusattorov vs Bluebaum, 2017 0-1
   Bluebaum vs M Pavlovic, 2017 1-0
   Bluebaum vs Carlsen, 2017 1/2-1/2
   M Ragger vs Bluebaum, 2016 1/2-1/2
   M Lagarde vs Bluebaum, 2022 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Individual Championship (2022)
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)
   Bundesliga 2019/20 (2019)
   European Championship (2021)
   European Championship (2017)
   World Youth Championship (2012)
   Rilton Cup 2016/17 (2016)
   Aeroflot Open (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)
   European Championship (2013)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   European Championship (2019)

   🏆 Chessable Masters Div 3
   T S Nguyen vs Bluebaum (Apr-03-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Bluebaum vs T S Nguyen (Apr-03-23) 0-1, rapid
   Kramnik vs Bluebaum (Feb-08-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Bluebaum vs M Kravtsiv (Feb-08-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   M Kravtsiv vs Bluebaum (Feb-08-23) 0-1, rapid

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(born Apr-18-1997, 26 years old) Germany

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Grandmaster (2015).

FM (2011) and IM (2012). One of his IM norms was acquired during the Helmut Kohl Tournament held in July 2011, where he scored 6/9 to come =2nd with GM Mihail Saltaev behind IM Robin van Kampen, and defeating GM Tigran Nalbandian in the last round. He came =4th (5th on tiebreak) in the 2011 U14 World Championship. At the 15th Open International Bavarian Championship that finished up in November 2011, Bl├╝baum scored 6.5/9, 1 point off the lead. In 2012, he finished his first season in the Bundesliga and scored a respectable 4.5/9. Subsequently, he came =7th with 5.5/9 at the German Championship and then scored 6/9 at the International Neckar Open to provide a sum boost of over 20 ratings points for the May rating period. He participated in the World Junior Championship (2012), scoring 8/13. In October 2012, he placed =3rd at the Muensterland Open behind GMs Lev Gutman and Vladislav Borovikov and in November, he scored 7/11 at the U18 World Championship. In September 2013, he placed 2nd behind Vlastimil Babula at the Werder Bremen GM 2013 in Germany. Placed 3rd (4th on tiebreak) at the World U18 Championship 2014. Was outright third at the World Junior Championship (2015) behind Mikhail Antipov and Jan-Krzysztof Duda respectively.

He is the son of Karl-Ernst Bluebaum.

Wikipedia article: Matthias Blübaum

Last updated: 2018-01-06 05:20:16

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 714  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Beradze vs Bluebaum  1-0432008EU-ch U12 18thC05 French, Tarrasch
2. Bluebaum vs Rapport  ½-½402010WYCC Open U14E92 King's Indian
3. Bluebaum vs Wei Chao Chu  ½-½372010WYCC Open U14E92 King's Indian
4. S Tomici vs Bluebaum  0-1352010WYCC Open U14C13 French
5. Bluebaum vs O Bortnyk  0-1322010WYCC Open U14A81 Dutch
6. T Harutyunian vs Bluebaum  1-0562010WYCC Open U14D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Bluebaum vs M B Dastan  0-1612010WYCC Open U14E92 King's Indian
8. Bluebaum vs D Reinderman  0-1422011European ChampionshipA90 Dutch
9. Bluebaum vs A Fauland  ½-½412011European ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. E Can vs Bluebaum  1-0332011European ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
11. T Markowski vs Bluebaum  1-045201120th ZMDI Open AD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Bluebaum vs T Petenyi  ½-½672011Mitropa CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
13. A Cioara vs Bluebaum  1-0402011Bundesliga 2011/12D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Bluebaum vs P Schlosser  ½-½302011Bundesliga 2011/12E00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. H Teske vs Bluebaum  1-0362012Bundesliga 2011/12D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Bluebaum vs C Scholz  0-1502012Bundesliga 2011/12E92 King's Indian
17. J Kaufeld vs Bluebaum  ½-½302012Bundesliga 2011/12C11 French
18. M Schrepp vs Bluebaum  0-1302012Bundesliga 2011/12D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
19. Bluebaum vs Z Medvegy  ½-½1152012Bundesliga 2011/12E15 Queen's Indian
20. Bluebaum vs M Colpe  1-0402012Bundesliga 2011/12D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
21. D Abel vs Bluebaum  0-1272012Bundesliga 2011/12A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
22. Bluebaum vs V Plat  ½-½312012Mitropa CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Bluebaum vs M Andersen  1-0752012Helmut-Kohls-TurnierD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. M Saltaev vs Bluebaum  1-0352012Helmut-Kohls-TurnierC05 French, Tarrasch
25. Bluebaum vs M Becker  ½-½412012Helmut-Kohls-TurnierD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 714  PGN Download
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Sep-07-14  waustad: A win today over GM Arkadij Naiditsch must rank as one of the best results so far in his young career.
Sep-10-14  PhilFeeley: <wordfunph: GM Naiditsch on his game against IM Matthias Bluebaum in the 16th Neckar Open Deizisau..>

So why is that game not here?

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  Penguincw: Congrats to Matthias Bluebaum for his performance at the Zalakaros Open. He finished with 6/9 (+4,-1,=4) and 5th overall, the highest placing IM. He also gained 5.8 rating points to move to 2599.8, so he'll cross the 2600 barrier for the first time in his career.
Sep-01-15  BIDMONFA: Matthias Bluebaum

BLUEBAUM, Matthias

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  Willem Wallekers: Another notable Bluebaum game with a terrific zugzwang: M Bluebaum vs A Korobov, 2016
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  Penguincw: Matthias Bluebaum wins the Xtracon Chess Open with a score of 8/10 (+6,-0,=4), tied with 6 other players. However, he edged them all out on tiebreakers, including 55.5-55 over Shirov and Amin.

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  ketchuplover: muchas gracias for helping team usa win Olympic gold in Baku :)
Sep-05-17  SugarDom: Our prayers are with you.

Go Matthias, bring down the arrogant and haughty!

Sep-06-17  epistle: Always remember his weakness: you can HURT him by draws. So just play solidly, boringly and safely. Any appearance that the game leans towards a draw will create a mental imbalance in his head, resulting to bad decisions. That is the way to play him.
Sep-06-17  Nina Myers: Shoot for the moon, Matthew. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Sep-06-17  wordfunph: Hit the chess playing mooncake!
Sep-06-17  SugarDom: No mistakes from both sides up to move 18, but his opponent may exploit the isolated pawn of Bluebaum in the d-file, that's why the Engines have white ahead by 0.25.
Sep-06-17  Nonnus: Bluebaum can draw this.
Sep-06-17  SugarDom: Bluebaum's opponent may try to draw 2 games and attempt to win in the rapids tie-break. Bluebaum's rapid and blitz rating are not impressive at all.

However, Bluebaum's opponent need elo points to qualify for the candidates and that may cause him to overpress. Let's hope so, lol.

Sep-06-17  wordfunph: Very nice draw indeed. Napakasakit brother ed.
Sep-07-17  Pulo y Gata: Another excellent draw! Keep them coming!
Sep-08-17  Kapmigs: mababa ang rating niya sa rapids at blitz. bentahe si gm so dito.
Sep-08-17  Pulo y Gata: He gains confidence with every draw. Next he will have white and will hit the jackpot
Sep-08-17  SugarDom: Looks like draw again in game 2 of rapids.

Go Bluebaum.

Sep-08-17  Pulo y Gata: If you draw against an overrated player, it is already a jackpot
Sep-08-17  SugarDom: Bluebaum's raw coolness is unsettling his opponent.
Sep-08-17  wordfunph: He is giving the dumpling the blues
Sep-08-17  wordfunph: ok lang yan Matias. Bawi na lang next game. Or at least pahirapan mo para mapagod
Sep-08-17  SugarDom: Bluebaum has done his job, spoiling the enemy's chances to qualify for the candidates via ratings.
Apr-07-22  Albertan: He won the 2022 European Chess Championship!! Congratulations:

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