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Eric Lobron
Number of games in database: 887
Years covered: 1979 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2505 (2546 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2625

Overall record: +271 -249 =312 (51.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 55 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (74) 
    B81 B90 B44 B63 B31
 Ruy Lopez (42) 
    C92 C96 C91 C80 C78
 English (33) 
    A15 A14 A10 A13 A17
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    A46 A41 A45 D02 A40
 Reti System (24) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Queen's Indian (22) 
    E12 E15 E16 E17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (73) 
    B42 B40 B62 B33 B45
 Modern Benoni (39) 
    A61 A65 A70 A67 A77
 Caro-Kann (39) 
    B18 B12 B10 B11 B13
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    A46 A40 E10 A45 D02
 Nimzo Indian (31) 
    E54 E49 E32 E21 E31
 Queen's Gambit Declined (24) 
    D37 D35 D30 D31 D06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Lobron vs Chandler, 1986 1-0
   Seirawan vs Lobron, 1983 0-1
   Lobron vs Korchnoi, 1998 1-0
   A Huss vs Lobron, 1985 0-1
   M Karp vs Lobron, 1979 0-1
   Serper vs Lobron, 1993 1/2-1/2
   Lobron vs Adams, 1996 1/2-1/2
   Ribli vs Lobron, 1992 0-1
   Lobron vs Timman, 1992 1-0
   Smejkal vs Lobron, 1991 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   New York Kavkasian (1983)
   Corus Invitation Tens (2003)
   Ptuj Zonal (1995)
   Biel (1984)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   OHRA (1983)
   Bundesliga 1981/82 (1982)
   9th European Junior Championship 1979/80 (1979)
   First Lady Cup 2nd (1983)
   German Championship (2001)
   Bundesliga 2000/01 (2000)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   GMA World Cup Open (1989)
   GRENKE Chess Open (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1985 by suenteus po 147
   Biel 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Munich 1994 by suenteus po 147
   Corus Invitation Tens 2003 by Tabanus
   Hoogovens 1993 by Tabanus

   🏆 GRENKE Chess Open
   D Gordievsky vs Lobron (Apr-02-18) 1-0
   Lobron vs S Vijayalakshmi (Apr-02-18) 1-0
   M Meinhardt vs Lobron (Apr-01-18) 0-1
   Lobron vs Rapport (Mar-31-18) 0-1
   G Hainke vs Lobron (Mar-30-18) 0-1

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(born May-07-1960, 61 years old) United States of America (federation/nationality Germany)

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Eric Lobron was born in Philadelphia, USA. Awarded the IM title in 1980 and the GM title in 1982, he was West German Champion in 1980. In tournaments he was 1st= at Biel 1981, 1st at Ramat Hasharon 1982, 1st= at Manila 1982, 1st at New York 1983, 1st= at Biel 1986, 1st= at Brussels 1987 and 1st= at Ter Apel 1987. He also played on the German Olympiad teams of 1980, 1982 and 1984.

Wikipedia article: Eric Lobron

 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 905  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lobron vs Dzindzichashvili 0-1361979Maintal OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
2. M Karp vs Lobron 0-12619799th European Junior Championship 1979/80B30 Sicilian
3. Lobron vs Damljanovic  ½-½7919799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A04 Reti Opening
4. R Douven vs Lobron  0-14119799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
5. Lobron vs Azmaiparashvili  0-13319799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A07 King's Indian Attack
6. J Yrjola vs Lobron  1-04219799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A61 Benoni
7. Lobron vs S C James  1-03619799th European Junior Championship 1979/80B10 Caro-Kann
8. J Fries-Nielsen vs Lobron  ½-½5719799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A04 Reti Opening
9. Lobron vs Plaskett  0-15719799th European Junior Championship 1979/80C82 Ruy Lopez, Open
10. Hjartarson vs Lobron  1-03119799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A33 English, Symmetrical
11. Lobron vs K Merchiers  1-02219799th European Junior Championship 1979/80C10 French
12. Spassky vs Lobron 1-0441980Bundesliga 1980/81B08 Pirc, Classical
13. E Curtin vs Lobron  0-15819809th European Junior Championship 1979/80A66 Benoni
14. Lobron vs Santo-Roman  0-19119809th European Junior Championship 1979/80A05 Reti Opening
15. A Ferreira vs Lobron  0-13419809th European Junior Championship 1979/80B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
16. Lobron vs V Ciocaltea  0-1831980DortmundB08 Pirc, Classical
17. Chandler vs Lobron  1-0511980DortmundA65 Benoni, 6.e4
18. Lobron vs C Cuartas Bedoya  1-0391980DortmundA00 Uncommon Opening
19. Lobron vs A S Segal  ½-½411980DortmundC03 French, Tarrasch
20. Westerinen vs Lobron  ½-½581980DortmundB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. F Portisch vs Lobron  ½-½521980DortmundA73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
22. K Podzielny vs Lobron  ½-½131980DortmundA08 King's Indian Attack
23. Lobron vs Keene  ½-½181980DortmundB10 Caro-Kann
24. Lobron vs R Hess  1-0271980DortmundA04 Reti Opening
25. Hug vs Lobron  ½-½151980DortmundA00 Uncommon Opening
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Mar-20-06  BIDMONFA: Eric Lobron


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Zufrieden sein ist große Kunst,
zufrieden scheinen großer Dunst,
zufrieden werden großes Glück,
zufrieden bleiben Meisterstück.

Happy Birthday!

Jul-06-08  zoren: i remember this man on a place called World Chess Network. he had an audio live lecture ,but only 5-6 people were watching it, and he was throwing curse words everywhere! funny man ;)
Apr-26-09  myschkin: . . .

Eric and Carman (in 2006):

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  whiteshark: Ein neuer Tag
ein neuer Anfang
so ruhig
so zart
so geheimnisvoll

Happy Birthday!

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  whiteshark: <LoverLover> Welcome and great first post, but what is ICC?
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  hedgeh0g: This dude is a chess player! And by "player", I mean a ladies' man!
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  wordfunph: any news to this once famous German GM? i remember him as one of the most-feared GMs in 1980s..

Trivia: After losing to German GM Eric Lobron in the last round, GM Semen Dvoirys kneeled and pound his head three times on the floor with great force.

i forgot where i got this info...anyone who could validate the story please?

May-07-10  BobCrisp: <Trivia: After losing to German GM Eric Lobron in the last round, GM Semen Dvoirys kneeled and pound his head three times on the floor with great force.>

Just to clarify, whose head?

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  wordfunph: <Bob> Semen.
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  whiteshark: Gesundheit und Zufriedenheit,
nebst allem, was dich sonst erfreut,
ein langes Leben obendrein,
soll alles Dir bescheret sein.

Happy XXXXX. B-Day

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  reti: Happy birthday Eric, and good luck with Carmen!
Jul-11-10  asianmonkey147: this is nice.

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  lost in space: I played once in the early 1980ties against him in a simul. He won nearly all games - also against me - I blundered away a pawn, was not able to hide it as a sac - I was not getting any initiative for the pawn.

This was the opening: Opening Explorer

We were both young and looking good at that time. At least in my case only the "and" remained.

Happy Birthday, Eric

May-07-11  TheTamale: You look pretty good for your age, Eric. Lose the baseball hat!
May-07-11  DanielBryant: Nothing wrong with ballcaps.
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  Penguincw: Here's another player I know with a ball cap on. Daniele Vocaturo.
May-07-11  I play the Fred: Derrick Rose may have won the MVP, but Lobron is the NBA's best.
Jun-17-11  Antiochus: Although looks logic, I loved this quenn sac E Lobron vs P Sjodahl, 1994
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  wordfunph: <32nd Rilton Cup in Stockholm:

New Year celebrations took its usual toll, GM Eric Lobron fell down the stairs on his way out of a party and sported a fine black eye and swollen hand for the rest of the event.>

happy birthday, GM Lobron!

May-07-14  lakers4sho: Kevin Durant wins MVP, is he officially better than Lobron?
May-07-14  SugarDom: See you in the finals. BTW, how's your team doing?
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  Xeroxx: happy birthday
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  Domdaniel: Good to see Eric Lobron still playing. I recall him on TV in the 1980s ... and a memorable game with Dzindzi.
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  Domdaniel: This is the game: Dzindzichashvili vs E Lobron, 1988
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