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Ralf Appel
Number of games in database: 240
Years covered: 1989 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2508 (2534 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2552

Overall record: +71 -63 =101 (51.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    D02 A46 D00 D04 A40
 King's Indian Attack (15) 
 Reti System (13) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Semi-Slav (9) 
    D45 D44 D46 D43
 English (9) 
    A15 A12 A16 A10
 King's Indian (7) 
    E60 E62 E63 E94
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (30) 
    B04 B03 B05 B02
 Slav (13) 
    D15 D11 D10 D12
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 D02 A40 D05 A45
 Robatsch (9) 
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D35 D37 D39
 Bogo Indian (5) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Appel vs M Sebag, 2007 1-0
   R Appel vs J Grana Lois, 2010 1-0
   Shirov vs R Appel, 2013 1/2-1/2
   R Appel vs M Senff, 2006 1/2-1/2
   R Appel vs Nisipeanu, 2011 1/2-1/2
   E Moreno Tejera vs R Appel, 2014 0-1
   R Appel vs Krasenkow, 2004 1/2-1/2
   R Appel vs S Siebrecht, 2013 1-0
   D Paulsen vs R Appel, 2001 0-1
   R Polzin vs R Appel, 2009 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   Bundesliga 2007/08 (2007)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Bundesliga 2000/01 (2000)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2015/16
   D Sebastian vs R Appel (Feb-07-16) 1-0
   R Appel vs H Kues (Feb-06-16) 1-0
   H Rau vs R Appel (Apr-12-15) 1-0
   R Appel vs R Seger (Apr-11-15) 1/2-1/2
   R Appel vs P H Nielsen (Mar-15-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-18-1971, 50 years old) Germany

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Grandmaster (2008). He was German blitz champion in 1988 and German U20 champion in 1989.

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 242  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Appel vs A Kapengut  0-1251989Budapest Spring op 05thA60 Benoni Defense
2. Lobron vs R Appel  0-1381989German CupA15 English
3. R Appel vs Sofia Polgar  1-0431989Cup BRD, BRDD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. R Appel vs Spassky 1-0401989German CupA47 Queen's Indian
5. R Appel vs Tal ½-½131991LeningradD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. R Appel vs Yusupov  ½-½331993Bundesliga 1993/94A90 Dutch
7. Rozentalis vs R Appel 1-0431993Bundesliga 1993/94B02 Alekhine's Defense
8. R Appel vs Glek  0-1451994Bundesliga 1993/94A80 Dutch
9. R Appel vs Hort  0-1401994Bundesliga 1993/94A80 Dutch
10. R Appel vs Vaganian  0-1801994Bundesliga 1994/95A48 King's Indian
11. R Appel vs Barsov  0-1511994Wuerzburg op 10thD04 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Macieja vs R Appel  1-0421996Budapest FS02 GMB06 Robatsch
13. Kuczynski vs R Appel  1-0411996Bundesliga 1996/97B03 Alekhine's Defense
14. R Appel vs Kasparov 0-1291998Internet blitz 5'A48 King's Indian
15. R Appel vs Kasparov  ½-½451998Internet blitz 5'A46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Van der Wiel vs R Appel  ½-½541998Bundesliga 1998/99B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. R Appel vs Speelman  0-1421998Bundesliga 1998/99A04 Reti Opening
18. R Appel vs S Brynell  ½-½241999Bundesliga 1998/99D02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Uhlmann vs R Appel 1-0581999Bundesliga 1998/99E70 King's Indian
20. R Appel vs C Wilhelmi  ½-½261999Bundesliga 1998/99A04 Reti Opening
21. R Appel vs H Machelett  1-0311999Bundesliga 1998/99A05 Reti Opening
22. B Toth vs R Appel 1-0301999Bundesliga 1998/99E70 King's Indian
23. Yusupov vs R Appel  ½-½362000Borowski mem op 15'E60 King's Indian Defense
24. R Appel vs Pelletier  1-0322001Bundesliga 2000/01A07 King's Indian Attack
25. V Georgiev vs R Appel 1-0412001Bundesliga 2000/01A40 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-27-08  nummerzwei: It seems that our eternal German "Anti-wunderkind" is now going to finally get his GM-title.At least I read so in a German chess magazine, I think it was "Schach". Well done, roughly 15(!) years after reaching the 2500 for the frist time. I like his style of play much, what he does with his knights is amazing! To see what I mean, please take a look at his Bundesliga win over Berelovich (season 07/08).
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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

good interview:

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  wordfunph: German GM Ralph Appel..

present rating = 2544
peak rating = 2552

May-17-12  Poisonpawns: Can someone please translate the video from German to English? That would be fantastic
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  whiteshark: < Player of the Day > again!

He was referring to C Seel vs R Appel, 2008 in the video

Jul-18-12  BIDMONFA: Ralf Appel


Jun-03-14  john barleycorn: R. Appel played a nice game at the Policka tournament in 1993. Here is the position after 24 moves:

click for larger view

25.Qf4! Qe7 26.Qxf7+ 1-0

(R. Appel - A. Baschkow)

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