Number of games in database: 695
Years covered: 1987 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2528 (2497 rapid, 2527 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2604
Overall record: +193 -145 =340 (53.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
17 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Bologan vs T Luther, 2007 0-1
S Buchal vs T Luther, 1998 0-1
D Bryson vs T Luther, 2002 1/2-1/2
Huebner vs T Luther, 2002 0-1
Movsesian vs T Luther, 2003 1/2-1/2
Movsesian vs T Luther, 1998 1/2-1/2
Polgar vs T Luther, 2001 0-1
T Luther vs Efimenko, 2001 1-0
T Luther vs O Touzane, 1994 1-0
T Luther vs M Thinius, 2004 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
German Championship (2006)
Ptuj Zonal (1995)
Corus Group B (2001)
Bad Zwesten Open (2002)
Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2003)
European Union Individual Championship (2006)
Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2003)
European Union Championship (2008)
Gibraltar Masters (2003)
Bad Wiessee Open (2003)
Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2006)
Turin Olympiad (2006)
Bled Olympiad (2002)
Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
2001 Capablanca memorial (elite) by trh6upsz
2001 Capablanca memorial (elite) by gauer
Corus Group B 2001 by Tabanus
🏆 AUT-chT 2017/18
T Luther vs G Papp (Nov-19-17) 0-1
T Luther vs N Georgiadis (Nov-18-17) 1/2-1/2
A Danin vs T Luther (Nov-17-17) 1/2-1/2
T Luther vs G Nagy (Nov-16-17) 1/2-1/2
T Luther vs E Atalik (Nov-12-16) 1/2-1/2
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Last updated: 2019-06-02 20:16:27
(born Nov-04-1969, 52 years old) Germany
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Thomas Luther was born in Erfurt, German Democratic Republic (today Germany). He became a GM in 1994. Luther won the German Chess Championship in 1993, 2002 and 2006. Grandmaster Luther achieved a historic victory when he emerged as the undisputed World Champion of the Disabled at the 1st FIDE World Chess Championship for the Disabled (2011).
In Chess Governance, GM Thomas Luther is the Chairman of the FIDE Commission for the Disabled, in the administration of President Arkady Dvorkovich, and as such is the world's highest ranking advocate for Chess Players with Disabilities.
Wikipedia article: Thomas Luther
| page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 733
|1. T Luther vs Rantanen
|| ||½-½||11||1987||Namestovo||D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|2. Plachetka vs T Luther
|| ||½-½||34||1987||Namestovo||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|3. T Luther vs M Knezevic
|| ||½-½||61||1987||Namestovo||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|4. T Luther vs I Stohl
|| ||1-0||41||1987||Namestovo||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|5. Jansa vs T Luther
|| ||1-0||26||1987||Namestovo||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|6. Jansa vs T Luther
|| ||1-0||27||1987||Namestovo||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|7. Blatny vs T Luther
|| ||½-½||20||1987||Namestovo||C18 French, Winawer|
|8. J Lechtynsky vs T Luther
|| ||1-0||73||1987||Namestovo||A61 Benoni|
|9. G Gauglitz vs T Luther
|| ||1-0||29||1988||DDR-ch 37th||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|10. Balashov vs T Luther
|| ||1-0||40||1988||Kotov Memorial||A06 Reti Opening|
|11. T J Pirttimaki vs T Luther
|| ||1-0||42||1988||Kotov Memorial||C33 King's Gambit Accepted|
|12. V Malaniuk vs T Luther
|| ||0-1||28||1989||Sverdlovsk||C01 French, Exchange|
|13. T Luther vs G Gauglitz
|| ||1-0||36||1989||DDR-ch 38th||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|14. T Luther vs Topalov
||1-0||59||1989||EU-ch U20||B98 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|15. T Luther vs I Ivanov
|| ||½-½||57||1989||Sverdlovsk||B33 Sicilian|
|16. T Luther vs I Kristiansson
|| ||1-0||27||1989||Spring op||B01 Scandinavian|
|17. Khalifman vs T Luther
|| ||1-0||31||1989||Leningrad||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|18. Tseshkovsky vs T Luther
|| ||1-0||26||1989||Spring op||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|19. T Luther vs Yudasin
||0-1||30||1989||Spring op||B96 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|20. T Luther vs Bagirov
|| ||0-1||39||1989||Leningrad||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|21. T Luther vs Arkell
|| ||½-½||52||1989||Leningrad||B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation|
|22. T Luther vs N Rashkovsky
|| ||½-½||36||1989||Sverdlovsk||B96 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|23. T Luther vs Tseshkovsky
|| ||½-½||12||1989||Sverdlovsk||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|24. T Luther vs Dreev
|| ||0-1||53||1989||EU-ch U20||C01 French, Exchange|
|25. Van Wely vs T Luther
|| ||0-1||40||1989||EU-ch U20||A72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O|
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|Aug-16-04|| ||Kaspy2: he was 2003 german champion among other things |
|Feb-13-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Thomas Luther|
|Aug-11-06|| ||Knight13: Famous for playing the four pawns attack unique with ...c5: |
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|Mar-17-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: Here I stand, I can do no other!
Oops, wrong Luther! :)
|Mar-21-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: Is this guy Hayden Fox's top assistant?
Wait, no. That's Luther Van Dam!
My bad. :)
|Nov-04-09|| ||Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Thomas Luther!!!|
|Jan-02-10|| ||Phony Benoni: Too bad; no games that go 95 moves. He would have nailed them.|
|Jul-18-10|| ||Tabanus: Placed 7th in the 3rd Mumbai Mayor's Cup Open (India) 2-10 June 2010:|
|Oct-01-10|| ||BobCrisp: Playing first board for the <IPCA> (International Physically Disabled Chess Association) in the 2010 Olympiad.|
What's wrong with him?
|May-14-11|| ||BUNA: <BobCrisp: What's wrong with him?>|
Dysmelia. But stronger than Tal's had.
|Oct-31-11|| ||wordfunph: GM Thomas Luther is the winner of the 1st World Chess Games for Disabled..|
|Sep-24-12|| ||waustad: He played first board for IPCA in 2010 and 4 times Germany. http://www.olimpbase.org/players/su...|
|Jan-24-13|| ||perfidious: <Phony Benoni: Too bad; no games that go 95 moves. He would have nailed them.>|
Just came a-lookin' for such an animal myself, but it seems disappointment is our lot. Counted five games with 100+ moves in his resume, tho.
|Jan-24-13|| ||waustad: It is amusing that he was German champion the same year his coauthor in some opening DVDs Eva Moser was Austrian absolute champion. I believe that the DVDs came out shortly before that banner year for both players. He also plays in the Austrian team championships, the last I noticed for Styria Gratz.|
|Nov-04-14|| ||alfiepa: I remember Thomas Luther winner in turin 1995 .
I think that was a victim of thalidomide .
|Nov-04-14|| ||perfidious: Typical insensitivity displayed by <BobCrisp>, presently going under the nom de guerre <MissScarlett>.|
|Nov-04-14|| ||Karpova: The connection between Luther's dysmelia and thalidomide (trade name Contergan) is not clear. Luther was born in 1969 in the GDR, while the scandal in West Germany ended Contergan's distribution in 1961. It doesn't appear impossible, but not exactly probable either.|
|Nov-04-14|| ||waustad: <perfidious>You could try here where they count plys and there are a LOT more games: http://www.365chess.com/players/Tho...|
|Nov-04-14|| ||waustad: This year he is playing for SK Absam in the Austrian Bundesliga I. I don't see him on any teams in the German Bundesliga, but there are so many leagues and there isn't a convenient way to search their database. Chess-results makes it much easier to follow Austrian chess.|
|Feb-21-16|| ||pazzed paun: Anybody know about his forthcoming book about improving to reach the gm title?|
|Feb-21-16|| ||chancho: <pazzedpaun> The book in question is called in German: <Vom Schüler zum Großmeister>|
They are looking for suggestions for an English title to the book.
|Feb-21-16|| ||whiteshark: From the schoolboy to the Grand Master
(ty Pons translietor)
|Nov-04-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Thomas Luther.|
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