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Lutz Espig
Number of games in database: 412
Years covered: 1967 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2256
Highest rating achieved in database: 2460

Overall record: +115 -115 =182 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (44) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian (32) 
    B23 B89 B57 B39 B32
 English (32) 
    A15 A13 A14 A10
 English, 1 c4 c5 (16) 
    A34 A30 A35 A37
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 D02 D05 A40 A41
 Pirc (7) 
    B08 B07
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (68) 
    B40 B83 B81 B82 B39
 Old Indian (38) 
    A55 A53 A54
 Sicilian Scheveningen (30) 
    B83 B81 B82 B80
 Tarrasch Defense (22) 
    D34 D32
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A41 A46 D02 A45
 Sicilian Kan (9) 
    B42 B43 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Uhlmann vs L Espig, 1978 0-1
   L Espig vs H Camilleri, 1969 1-0
   Gufeld vs L Espig, 1980 1/2-1/2
   L Espig vs Csom, 1978 1-0
   L Espig vs W Pietzsch, 1967 1-0
   Gufeld vs L Espig, 1972 1/2-1/2
   L Espig vs Jansa, 1970 1-0
   W Schmidt vs L Espig, 1992 1/2-1/2
   L Espig vs Beim, 1997 1/2-1/2
   L Espig vs H Rossmann, 1974 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chigorin Memorial (1974)
   Dortmund-B (1991)
   Odessa (1976)
   GDR-ch (1974)
   Sukhumi (1972)
   Raach Zonal (1969)
   Tallinn (1975)
   75th German Championship (2004)
   Yerevan (1982)
   German Championship (2001)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   European Championship (2007)

   🏆 World Senior Teams +50
   P Petran vs L Espig (Mar-03-15) 1/2-1/2
   Arkell vs L Espig (Feb-26-15) 1-0

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(born Jan-05-1949, 73 years old) Germany

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Lutz Espig was born in Greiz, East Germany. He was East German champion in 1969, 1971 and 1988 (= Thomas Paehtz Sr). Espig was awarded the IM title in 1972 and the GM title in 1983. In tournaments he was 1st at Lublin 1970, 1st at Varna 1976, 2nd at Halle 1982, 1st at Varna 1983, 3rd= at Leipzig 1983 and 2nd at the Eger Open in 1987.

Last updated: 2018-06-28 05:11:15

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 586  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Espig vs Sliwa  0-1701967DSV-TurnierC05 French, Tarrasch
2. J Kozma vs L Espig  1-0501967DSV-TurnierE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
3. L Espig vs Tukmakov  ½-½711967DSV-TurnierB89 Sicilian
4. Ghizdavu vs L Espig  1-0481967International Junior TournamentB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. L Espig vs W Pietzsch 1-0271967DSV-TurnierB57 Sicilian
6. L Espig vs Balashov  1-0421967International Junior TournamentB06 Robatsch
7. L Espig vs K Grigorian  0-1611967International Junior TournamentB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. L Espig vs P Atanasov  0-1341967International Junior TournamentB56 Sicilian
9. L Espig vs Joseph Roberts 1-0321967WchT U26 14thB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. L Espig vs Suetin 0-1631968Lasker MemorialB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
11. Uhlmann vs L Espig 1-0401968Lasker MemorialA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
12. L Wehnert vs L Espig  1-0391968East German ChampionshipA65 Benoni, 6.e4
13. B Starck vs L Espig  1-0241968East German ChampionshipA65 Benoni, 6.e4
14. L Espig vs W Golz  0-1731968East German ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
15. L Espig vs Vogt  ½-½381968East German ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. W Thormann vs L Espig  ½-½201968East German ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
17. F Baumbach vs L Espig  ½-½441968East German ChampionshipA17 English
18. L Espig vs G Moehring  1-0421968East German ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
19. L Espig vs H Liebert  ½-½211968East German ChampionshipC54 Giuoco Piano
20. B Schmitz vs L Espig  ½-½521968East German ChampionshipB57 Sicilian
21. R Fuchs vs L Espig  ½-½421968East German ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
22. L Espig vs A Hennings  ½-½511968East German ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
23. L Espig vs H Schmidt  1-0421968East German ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
24. L Espig vs Malich  ½-½411968East German ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
25. L Espig vs M Schoeneberg  1-0371968East German ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
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  Benzol: Lutz Espig
Born 5th January 1949 in Griez
An IM in 1972 and GM in 1983 he won the East German championship in 1969 and 1971.
Jan-05-06  BIDMONFA: Lutz Espig


Aug-28-08  myschkin: . . .


in German:

Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: doesn't seem to have a good winning percentage...
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 73rd birthday!
Jan-05-12  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Espig!
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <WhiteRook48: doesn't seem to have a good winning percentage...>

Perhaps, perhaps not, but he was a solid, tough professional.

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