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Hans-Guenther Kestler
Number of games in database: 147
Years covered: 1961 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2323
Highest rating achieved in database: 2430

Overall record: +36 -42 =69 (48.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (16) 
    A10 A16 A15 A14 A13
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A36 A30 A34
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A26 A29 A22 A23 A20
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A05
 King's Indian (5) 
    E63 E93 E66 E82 E92
 Sicilian (4) 
    B98 B68 B27 B42
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (22) 
    B64 B83 B53 B57 B32
 King's Indian (7) 
    E62 E99 E60 E95 E63
 Pirc (7) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Old Indian (6) 
    A54 A55 A53
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (6) 
    B64 B60
 English (5) 
    A14 A16 A15 A10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sax vs H Kestler, 1974 0-1
   U Kunsztowicz vs H Kestler, 1973 0-1
   Huebner vs H Kestler, 1965 0-1
   H Kestler vs Petrosian, 1968 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bundesliga 1981/82 (1981)
   Skopje Olympiad qual-4 (1972)
   Bamberg (1968)
   FRG-ch International (1973)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-A (1972)
   Bundesliga 1981/82 (1982)
   Nice Olympiad Final-A (1974)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)

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(born Dec-12-1939, died Sep-01-2013, 73 years old) Germany

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Hans-G√ľnther Kestler was born in Bamberg. He was West German champion in 1972 and awarded the IM title in 1976.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 150  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Kestler vs K Darga  ½-½171961FRG-ch 06thA22 English
2. Huebner vs H Kestler 0-1411965FRG-chA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
3. Taimanov vs H Kestler  ½-½581965EUR-chT (Men) 3rdE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
4. Stein vs H Kestler  ½-½181965EUR-chT (Men) 3rdB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
5. P Trifunovic vs H Kestler  ½-½501965EUR-chT (Men) 3rdA48 King's Indian
6. H Kestler vs C Zuidema  0-1631966Clare Benedict Cup 13thE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
7. O M Hindle vs H Kestler  0-1291966Clare Benedict Cup 13thB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
8. A Dueckstein vs H Kestler  ½-½171966Clare Benedict Cup 13thB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
9. H Kestler vs E Nievergelt  ½-½471967Clare Benedict Cup 14thA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
10. H Kestler vs H Watzka  1-0281967Clare Benedict Cup 14thE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
11. P N Lee vs H Kestler  ½-½231967Clare Benedict Cup 14thB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
12. H Kestler vs M Gerusel 1-0591967FRG-ch 09thB42 Sicilian, Kan
13. Westerinen vs H Kestler  1-0401968BambergB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
14. H Kestler vs J H Donner  ½-½251968BambergB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
15. Unzicker vs H Kestler  ½-½291968BambergB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
16. R Toran Albero vs H Kestler  ½-½141968BambergA56 Benoni Defense
17. H Kestler vs Teschner  ½-½201968BambergD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. H Kestler vs H Pfleger  1-0261968BambergB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
19. H Kestler vs Bobotsov  0-1411968BambergE92 King's Indian
20. J Teufel vs H Kestler  ½-½631968BambergB32 Sicilian
21. H Kestler vs Szabo  ½-½571968BambergB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. A Dueckstein vs H Kestler  ½-½441968BambergC44 King's Pawn Game
23. H Kestler vs Petrosian  ½-½301968BambergA56 Benoni Defense
24. H Kestler vs Keres 0-1411968BambergE15 Queen's Indian
25. Ivkov vs H Kestler  1-0241968BambergA37 English, Symmetrical
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 150  PGN Download
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  whiteshark: Olympic participations:
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  whiteshark: It's a 1,000 pities. :D
Dec-12-09  BIDMONFA: Hans-Gunther Kestler


Dec-12-09  SirChrislov: What a cool name. Today he's 70 years young. Happ b-day Mr Kestler.

He drew Taimanov, Petrosian, Szabo, Bisguier, Ulf Andersson, Unzicker and Uhlmann.

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  perfidious: Pity his most interesting game is missing from CG: he had a neat effort over Sax at the 1974 Nice Olympiad, though I've no idea where to find my copy of the tournament book.
Mar-28-11  SimonWebbsTiger: Sax - Kestler, Nice Ol 1974

1. e4 d6 2. Nc3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. Be2 Nf6 5. h4 h5 6. Bg5 c6 7. Qd2 Qc7 8. O-O-O Nbd7 9. f4 b5 10. Bf3 b4 11. Nce2 a5 12. f5 gxf5 13. exf5 Nb6 14. Ng3 Nc4 15. Qe2 d5 16. Nxh5 Rxh5 17. Bxh5 a4 18. Nh3 b3 19. cxb3 axb3 20. a3 Rxa3 21. bxa3 Qa5 22. Rd3 Qxa3+ 23. Kb1 Bxf5 24. Nf2 b2 25. Bxf7+ Kxf7 26. Bxf6 Qa1+ 27. Kc2 b1=Q+ 28. Rxb1 Qa2+ *

Kestler's game was shortlisted for Best Game Prize at Nice.

Mar-28-11  SimonWebbsTiger:

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Sax-Kestler, final position. 0-1

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  whiteshark: <SimonWebbsTiger> It seems they've uploaded it only yesterday, so here you are Sax vs H Kestler, 1974

<28. Rxb1 Qa2+> are not included, though.

Sep-07-13  Eastfrisian: According to this, he died on 1. September 2013. RIP.
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  whiteshark: R.I.P.

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