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Lev Gutman
L Gutman 
Number of games in database: 395
Years covered: 1967 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2393 (2438 rapid, 2346 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2530

Overall record: +140 -154 =91 (48.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (73) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian Attack (16) 
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E24 E46 E20 E32 E25
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A41 A40 A46 E00 A50
 King's Indian (12) 
    E67 E62 E68 E69 E66
 English (7) 
    A14 A12 A13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (77) 
    B90 B92 B96 B93 B22
 Grunfeld (48) 
    D85 D86 D87 D83 D78
 Sicilian Najdorf (40) 
    B90 B92 B96 B93 B97
 English (32) 
    A16 A15 A17 A10
 King's Indian (20) 
    E70 E91 E60 E61
 Sicilian Scheveningen (11) 
    B83 B81 B82 B84 B80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Gutman vs Kholmov, 1975 1-0
   G Meins vs L Gutman, 2004 0-1
   L Gutman vs M Knezevic, 1984 1-0
   Razuvaev vs L Gutman, 1977 0-1
   L Gutman vs Bagirov, 1989 1-0
   L Gutman vs C Azzopardi, 1982 1-0
   Kupreichik vs L Gutman, 1995 0-1
   L Gutman vs V S Levchenkov, 1976 1-0
   L Gutman vs Zsofia Polgar, 1987 1-0
   L Gutman vs Andersson, 1987 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   URS Army-ch Final (1970)
   4th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1980)
   Dortmund (1985)
   75th German Championship (2004)
   GER-ch (1997)
   8th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1984)
   Amsterdam OHRA (1984)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Lone Pine (1981)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   GMA World Cup Open (1989)
   German Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2007)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2019/20
   L Gutman vs T Banusz (Dec-07-19) 1-0
   U Kersten vs L Gutman (Nov-26-17) 1/2-1/2
   L Gutman vs G Legde (Nov-26-17) 1/2-1/2
   L Gutman vs T Guelsen (Nov-25-17) 1-0
   L Gutman vs E Flach (Nov-24-17) 0-1

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(born Sep-26-1945, 76 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality Germany)

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Lev Pinkhusovich Gutman was born in Riga, Latvia (formerly USSR). Awarded the GM title in 1986, he was Latvian champion in 1972. In tournaments he was 1st at Grindavik 1984, 1st at Beer-Sheva 1985 and 1st at Wuppertal 1986. He also played board three for Israel in the 1984 Olympiad.

Wikipedia article: Lev Gutman

Last updated: 2019-02-24 21:51:35

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 509  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Vitolinsh vs L Gutman 1-0241967RigaB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. M S Tseitlin vs L Gutman  1-0421970URS Army-ch FinalB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
3. Tseshkovsky vs L Gutman 1-0401970URS Army-ch FinalB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
4. L Gutman vs Klovans  0-1411970URS Army-ch FinalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. S Khavsky vs L Gutman  ½-½401970URS Army-ch FinalB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. L Gutman vs Yanitsky  1-0411970URS Army-ch FinalE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. L Gutman vs V Zhuravliov  0-1431970URS Army-ch FinalA81 Dutch
8. V Zheliandinov vs L Gutman  0-1431970URS Army-ch FinalB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. L Gutman vs Klovans 0-1171970LAT-chTC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
10. Razuvaev vs L Gutman  1-0351972BeltsyD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
11. Dzindzichashvili vs L Gutman 1-0311972URS-ch sfD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
12. Tseshkovsky vs L Gutman  1-0311972URS-ch sfB01 Scandinavian
13. L Gutman vs Suetin  0-1411972USSR 14/664A57 Benko Gambit
14. L Gutman vs V Mikenas  0-1401972URSD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. L Gutman vs Surkaev  1-0241972National Match-TournamentD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
16. Tseitlin vs L Gutman  1-0401972Moscow Army-chB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. A Vitolinsh vs L Gutman 1-0231973LatviaB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. L Gutman vs Tseshkovsky 0-1331973URS-ch sfA04 Reti Opening
19. A Kapengut vs L Gutman  1-0291973URS-ch sfB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
20. L Gutman vs Polugaevsky  ½-½3619748th Soviet Team CupA57 Benko Gambit
21. N Rashkovsky vs L Gutman 1-02319748th Soviet Team CupB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
22. I Ivanov vs L Gutman 0-1181975LAT-chD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
23. L Gutman vs Petkevich 1-0281975LAT-chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. L Gutman vs Dzindzichashvili ½-½381975URSA55 Old Indian, Main line
25. A Vitolinsh vs L Gutman  ½-½371975LAT-chB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-28-03  jaime gallegos: the schach archives of Lev Gutman are highly recommended to study chess. Anybody knows where can I found them on internet ?
Aug-17-04  Kaspy2: I played with him for lower saxony championship 2004, where he was the only GM. But neither of us made it...
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  Benzol: Lev Gutman
Born 26th September 1945 in Riga
Latvian Champion 1972.
Aug-14-05  fred lennox: For those who like flank openings with dash and daring play, this GM is worth taking a look. I often play so, and Gutman continues to be a model for my own playing.
Sep-26-06  BIDMONFA: Lev Gutman


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  whiteshark: Is he still citizen of Israel? According to his FIDE-card he is registered for the German Federation. Even German + English wiki-Bios differ here. Probably dual citizenship.

His books, always on rare chess variants, are deeply researched (maybe his brand mark)

Sep-26-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Gutman!


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  kevin86: Too bad there's no picture. I wonder if he looks like Sydney Greenstreet. lol
Mar-30-15  zanzibar: Wiki has his picture,

He shows up in Biel (1985) playing for Israel, but is currently German.

It would be nice if the bio could note this, and perhaps add the dates.

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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Gutman!
Oct-04-15  diagonal: It happens not often that a living Chess Grandmaster is honoured with a closed Invitation tournament of reasonable strength in classical chess (ten players, all above ELO 2400 but below 2600, meaning actually in the current range of the birthday kid who also participated in the field): Lev Gutman got this chance and homage in a a cozy little international jubilee tournament, organised by his german chess club, the SV (Schachverein) Lingen: (reports round by round) (standings) (pictures)

<Stelios Halkias> from Greece, the guy who easily drew Kramnik, first round at Qatar Masters (Open) 2014, won that <70th birthday Gutman>, alongside with the Israeli routinier <Alon Greenfeld>

Apr-02-21  Nosnibor: He holds a decent record against Miles. 2 wins 1 draw and 2 losses.

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