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Ralf Lau
Lau 
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Number of games in database: 273
Years covered: 1978 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2442 (2418 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2540

Overall record: +75 -70 =127 (50.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (47) 
    B23 B93 B80 B82 B83
 French Defense (23) 
    C18 C11 C01 C05 C00
 Sicilian Scheveningen (13) 
    B80 B83 B82 B84 B81
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C84 C90 C61 C78 C75
 French (9) 
    C11 C10 C00 C12
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C84 C90 C92 C89 C97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B43 B93 B47 B22 B62
 Queen's Indian (17) 
    E12 E15 E14
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A46 A41 E00 A45 A40
 English (10) 
    A13 A10 A16
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B93 B96 B90 B91
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A30 A34 A33
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Lau vs A Bastian, 1983 1-0
   R Lau vs Kotronias, 1988 1-0
   R Lau vs Barsov, 1993 1-0
   R Lau vs H Teske, 1994 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dortmund-A (1987)
   FRG-ch International (1979)
   Bundesliga 1981/82 (1982)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   GMA World Cup Open (1989)

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RALF LAU
(born Oct-19-1959, 62 years old) Germany

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Ralf Lau was born in Bremen. He was awarded the GM title in 1986 and in tournaments he was 1st= at Budapest 1985, 2nd= at New York 1985, 2nd= at Solingen 1986 and 1st at Budapest 1986. He also played on the German Olympiad teams of 1984, 1986 and 1988. Lau was West German champion in 1987 (=Vlastimil Hort).

Wikipedia article: Ralf Lau

Last updated: 2021-11-25 18:58:33

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 428  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lobron vs Lau  ½-½521977FRG-ch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
2. Lau vs B Feustel  0-1411978FRG-ch 15thA00 Uncommon Opening
3. Lau vs B Jacob  1-0871978FRG-ch 15thB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
4. P Dankert vs Lau  ½-½321978FRG-ch 15thB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
5. W Rostalski vs Lau  0-1351978FRG-ch 15thA04 Reti Opening
6. W Huisl vs Lau  ½-½281978FRG-ch 15thB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
7. Lau vs G Treppner  1-0581978FRG-ch 15thB06 Robatsch
8. H Lieb vs Lau  1-0131978FRG-ch 15thA30 English, Symmetrical
9. Lau vs T Sandmeier  1-0411978FRG-ch 15thC41 Philidor Defense
10. H Reefschlaeger vs Lau  0-1411978FRG-ch 15thA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
11. Lau vs M Gerusel  1-0531978FRG-ch 15thA07 King's Indian Attack
12. Lau vs Pachman  ½-½161978FRG-ch 15thC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
13. Lau vs S Tatai  0-15119783rd Mitropa CupC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
14. Pachman vs Lau  1-0411979FRG-ch InternationalA34 English, Symmetrical
15. Lau vs H Pfleger  0-1351979FRG-ch InternationalB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
16. F Olafsson vs Lau  ½-½191979FRG-ch InternationalB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
17. Lau vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½161979FRG-ch InternationalB83 Sicilian
18. Lau vs M Stean  0-1201979FRG-ch InternationalB83 Sicilian
19. Unzicker vs Lau  1-0321979FRG-ch InternationalB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Lau vs P Dankert  1-0771979FRG-ch InternationalB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
21. Lau vs Robatsch  ½-½461979FRG-ch InternationalB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
22. Lau vs Spassky  0-1381979FRG-ch InternationalB83 Sicilian
23. H Lieb vs Lau  0-1481979FRG-ch InternationalA04 Reti Opening
24. Lau vs Andersson  ½-½601979FRG-ch InternationalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. Huebner vs Lau 1-0321979FRG-ch InternationalA07 King's Indian Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-17-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Is this player any relation to <Benjamin Lau>?
Oct-13-05  cade: This guy was a strong player in the mid eighties.
Oct-05-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  OlimpBase: Not only in 1986 did he compete at the Olympiads but also in 1984 and 1988
Oct-19-06  BIDMONFA: Ralf Lau

LAU, Ralf
http://www.bidmonfa.com/lau_ralf.htm
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Oct-19-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Bio: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralf_Lau

Oct-19-09  WhiteRook48: Benjamin's brother?!
Oct-19-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Who's that?
Oct-19-09  Prugno: I remember staying in the same hotel as Ralf Lau in an Open about 15 years ago, where he finished near the top. A bit oversize in appearance, perhaps, but a worthy GM with an interesting and aggressive style.

By the way, he seems to have rather reduced his tournament participation in recent years. Probably he is no longer a professional player.

Oct-19-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Prugno: Probably he is no longer a professional player.> That's what the bio says: In the mid 1990ties he finished his pro career and moved to Austria.
Oct-19-09  Raisin Death Ray: Any relation to Ralf Malf? :)
Oct-19-09  midknightblue: <Any relation to Ralf Malf> I dont believe so but we could ask Potsy to be sure
Oct-31-09  Raisin Death Ray: <midknightblue> AAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!
May-28-10  midknightblue: <RDR> that you Fonzie?
Oct-19-12  talisman: happt birthday Ralf....
Oct-19-17  newzild: The game R Lau vs H Teske, 1994 shouldn't be listed as "notable". It's a quick draw.
Oct-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <newzild>, the criteria for notability are, so far as I can tell, the following:

1) The player in question won or drew the game, and:

2) The number of game collections in which a game appears.

Lau-Teske is in two members' collections.

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