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Matthias Wahls
Number of games in database: 433
Years covered: 1985 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2543
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580

Overall record: +140 -98 =193 (54.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (78) 
    B42 B81 B93 B52 B32
 French Defense (37) 
    C05 C07 C03 C10 C16
 Ruy Lopez (36) 
    C65 C92 C67 C80 C69
 French Tarrasch (33) 
    C07 C05 C03 C08 C09
 Sicilian Scheveningen (13) 
    B81 B84 B82
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B93 B92 B90 B96 B91
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (35) 
    E97 E62 E92 E70 E98
 Sicilian (25) 
    B50 B90 B92 B43 B21
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    A46 E00 A45 A40 E10
 English (20) 
    A15 A16
 Bogo Indian (19) 
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E45 E20 E39 E38 E43
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Wahls vs S Bjarnason, 1985 1-0
   Wahls vs Rajkovic, 1991 1-0
   Wahls vs Ftacnik, 1992 1/2-1/2
   C Ionescu vs Wahls, 1990 0-1
   Wahls vs Lautier, 1990 1-0
   Karpov vs Wahls, 1990 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs Wahls, 1990 1/2-1/2
   Wahls vs Kasparov, 1985 1-0
   Wahls vs S Siebrecht, 2004 1-0
   Wahls vs Karpov, 1990 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lucerne (1989)
   German Championship (1996)
   Bad Endbach (1995)
   German Championship (1997)
   German Championship (1994)
   Dresden Zonal (1998)
   Lasker-Steglitz 1989/90 (1989)
   Berliner Sommer 12th (1994)
   Biel (1994)
   Velden Open (1995)
   German Championship (2001)
   Bundesliga 2004/05 (2004)
   Bundesliga 2000/01 (2000)
   EUR-chT (Men) 9th (1989)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Biel 1990 by suenteus po 147

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(born Jan-25-1968, 54 years old) Germany

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Matthias Wahls was awarded the GM title in 1989. He was 1st at Dortmund 1989 and 4th= at Munich 1989. German champion in 1996 (Dudweiler-Saarbr├╝cken) and 1997.

Wikipedia article: Matthias Wahls

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 434  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Wahls vs G Andruet  ½-½571985Bundesliga 1985/86B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
2. Wahls vs S Bjarnason 1-0201985MalmoC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
3. Wahls vs Kasparov 1-0291985Simul, 8bB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. Kasparov vs Wahls 1-0261986FrankfurtA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
5. Wahls vs M Godena  ½-½361986Wch U20A15 English
6. Uhlmann vs Wahls  1-0411986Budapest/SW,14,9A16 English
7. Wahls vs P Cramling  1-0471986Bundesliga 8687B42 Sicilian, Kan
8. Wahls vs O Renet  0-1401987AltensteigC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. Wahls vs Westerinen  ½-½361987AltensteigB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. Wahls vs K J Schulz  1-0301987AltensteigB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
11. J Hickl vs Wahls  ½-½611987AltensteigB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
12. Razuvaev vs Wahls 1-0501987Berlin opA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
13. Gheorghiu vs Wahls  1-0511987AltensteigD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. C Engelbert vs Wahls  0-1481987Ch GermanyC56 Two Knights
15. Wahls vs K Bischoff  ½-½251987AltensteigB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. Wahls vs Kindermann  ½-½271987AltensteigB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
17. Hertneck vs Wahls  1-0451987AltensteigE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
18. Ftacnik vs Wahls  ½-½231987AltensteigA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. M Stangl vs Wahls  ½-½281987AltensteigA16 English
20. Wahls vs I Farago  ½-½201987AltensteigB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. Wahls vs Kasparov 0-1501987Simul, 8bB33 Sicilian
22. Wahls vs D Norwood  1-0411987Wch U20B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
23. Wahls vs Piket  ½-½441987Wch U20B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
24. V Akopian vs Wahls  1-0781987Wch U20B44 Sicilian
25. Wahls vs Ward  1-024198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 434  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-04-03  Bears092: Mr Wahls is perhaps best known for his radical pamphlet on how to best adress the king gambit. He extensively studied 1. e4 e5 2. f4 Nc6 3. Nf3 f5.

However, white is still far out on top.

Jun-04-03  huflix: Mr Wahls is also a big expert for the hedgehog system in the sicilian defense. He often gives lectures about this topic on
Aug-15-05  Giancarlo: I believe I kibitzed a game involving him once. If I recall, which I do ;-), it was against Kasparov.

Kasparov wins, but with a smuther mate! Very nice.

Jan-25-06  BIDMONFA: Matthias Wahls

WAHLS, Matthias

Feb-14-07  AVA: i was researching the sicilian and saw that this guy beat Kasparov in a simul back when he was 2280! Kind of surprised kasparov does simuls with players that high rated.
Feb-14-07  DennistheMenace: That was no ordinary simul. It was, I think, Garry's first major clock simul. The opposition were a German Bundesliga team. Chandler also won his game.
Apr-20-08  xrt999: I also wrote a pamphlet on how to address the kings gambit.

On the cover, it says "How to address the King's Gambit" by xrt999

You open the pamphlet and it says:

"accept it"

Apr-05-09  WhiteRook48: "defeater of Kasparov"
Jan-25-12  brankat: <On the cover, it says "How to address the King's Gambit" by xrt999

You open the pamphlet and it says:

"accept it">

GM S.Gligoric used to say that after:

1.e4 e5 2.f4...

2...exf4 was a matter of principle.

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  Penguincw: Enjoy being POTD!
Apr-05-12  backrank: Sadly, he's given up chess completely for years now. He's switched to playing poker instead.
Jan-25-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Matthias Wahls!!
Jun-06-16  diagonal: Wahls speaks quite frankly why he left his love chess and made money with poker (in german language):

He writes a chess blog (not that known, but with origin work), Matthias Wahls is engaged as chess trainer and even thinking of a comeback in chess..

As example an article on best possible choice of opening repertoire for a player:

and commentating an early game (clock simul) against another retired guy who was recently seen with Naka, So, and Fab :)

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