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Christian Bauer
C Bauer 
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Number of games in database: 935
Years covered: 1991 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2623 (2618 rapid, 2728 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2682

Overall record: +320 -155 =380 (59.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 80 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (89) 
    B40 B33 B50 B30 B20
 Queen's Pawn Game (47) 
    D02 A46 A45 E00 A40
 French Defense (31) 
    C00 C05 C11 C07 C10
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C78 C92 C65 C84 C77
 Giuoco Piano (20) 
    C53 C50
 English (18) 
    A13 A15 A11 A16 A18
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (76) 
    A40 E00 A46 A50 D02
 French Defense (62) 
    C10 C04 C03 C16 C01
 Sicilian (47) 
    B27 B32 B40 B30 B48
 Uncommon Opening (28) 
    B00 A00
 Scandinavian (24) 
 French Tarrasch (24) 
    C04 C03 C07
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Pavasovic vs C Bauer, 2011 1/2-1/2
   R Swinkels vs C Bauer, 2007 0-1
   C Bauer vs J M Iruzubieta Villaluenga, 2010 1-0
   C Bauer vs Korchnoi, 2003 1-0
   C Bauer vs Nakamura, 2005 1-0
   A David vs C Bauer, 2004 0-1
   Yu Shaoteng vs C Bauer, 2006 0-1
   Chabanon vs C Bauer, 2014 1/2-1/2
   P Tregubov vs C Bauer, 2004 0-1
   C Bauer vs K Braeunlin, 2017 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   French Championship (2015)
   Trophee Universitaire (2006)
   French Championship (2005)
   French Championship (2007)
   French Championship (2012)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   French Team Championship (2014)
   Trophee Anatoly Karpov (2012)
   Bad Zwesten Open (2002)
   French Team Championship (2015)
   European Club Cup (2003)
   European Championship (2007)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

   🏆 37th European Chess Club Cup
   O Mihok vs C Bauer (Oct-09-22) 1/2-1/2
   A Erigaisi vs C Bauer (Oct-08-22) 1/2-1/2
   J S Thybo vs C Bauer (Oct-05-22) 1/2-1/2
   C Bauer vs P Laurent-Paoli (Feb-18-22) 1-0
   C Bauer vs A S Uriel (Feb-15-22) 1-0

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(born Jan-11-1977, 46 years old) France

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GM (1997); French Champion (1996, 2012 & 2015)

Christian Bauer was born in Forbach. He became French National Champion in 1996, 2012 where he shared the title with Romain Edouard, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Etienne Bacrot and in 2015. He took part in the 1999 FIDE World Championship in Las Vegas, and knocked out Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the first round before losing to Peter Leko in the second. He achieved his best-ever FIDE rating (2640) in January of 2005, when he was ranked 57th in the world. He currently lives with his family in Montpellier but suffered a tragic loss when his and his wife Nathalie's four month old son Louie died during the French Championship (2012).

He won the French Championships (2015) after a two game rapid tiebreaker against co-leader Tigran Gharamian.

Wikipedia article: Christian Bauer

 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 994  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Kaminski vs C Bauer  ½-½591991Wch U14B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
2. C Bauer vs A Kunte 1-0661991Wch U14C35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
3. H A Gretarsson vs C Bauer  ½-½411992Wch U16D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. A Savko vs C Bauer 0-1261993Vejle, DenmarkC42 Petrov Defense
5. C Bauer vs G Kallai  ½-½231994FRA-chTB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
6. C Bauer vs M Sharif  ½-½121994FRA-chC30 King's Gambit Declined
7. C Bauer vs Shirov  0-1271995FRA-chTB06 Robatsch
8. M Sharif vs C Bauer  ½-½241995FRA-chA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
9. C Bauer vs R Fontaine  ½-½341995Val Thorens opD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. P Cramling vs C Bauer  0-1581996EU-ch Rapid-30'E10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. O Touzane vs C Bauer  0-1411996FRA ChE12 Queen's Indian
12. Yusupov vs C Bauer  ½-½251996Bundesliga 1996/97E29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
13. C Bauer vs E Karst  0-1381996Bingen opE92 King's Indian
14. Lobron vs C Bauer  ½-½311996Bundesliga 9697D00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. P Cramling vs C Bauer  0-1451996EU-ch Rapid-30'D06 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. C Bauer vs P Cramling  0-1611996EU-ch Rapid-30'E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
17. C Bauer vs P Cramling  1-0331996EU-ch Rapid-30'B23 Sicilian, Closed
18. C Bauer vs Barsov  1-0341996Metz op 14thC05 French, Tarrasch
19. Kazhgaleyev vs C Bauer  1-0361996Cannes opB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
20. C Bauer vs Smejkal  0-1441996Bundesliga 1996/97A20 English
21. C Bauer vs Aronian 1-0611996Cannes opB72 Sicilian, Dragon
22. C Bauer vs I Sokolov  ½-½571996European Rapid ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
23. C Bauer vs Adams  0-1541996European Rapid ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
24. Smirin vs C Bauer  1-0211996EU-ch Rapid-30'B07 Pirc
25. Smejkal vs C Bauer  0-1411997Bundesliga 1997/98A04 Reti Opening
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  Tabanus: Christian Bauer won today the Geneva Blitz Masters ahead of several GM's and IM's:, congratrulations!

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  HeMateMe: I didn't recognize any of the names, except for Glen Flear, of England. He writes backgammon books, as well as being a chess pro.
Jun-09-10  HolyKnight: I have at least one of Bauer's Books, but that picture in chess base he took kind or looked creepy to me.
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  Tabanus: 5th place in Biel Masters (Switzerland) 17-30 July 2010:

Nov-19-10  Wyatt Gwyon: This dude plays the craziest stuff against 1.d4
Nov-20-10  wordfunph: <Crzyknight: does anyone have a 1..b6 game collection? Bauer has written a book on this opening and is supposed to be an expert on this opening!>

i can give you a copy, visit my forum..

GM Bauer also wrote The Philidor Files - Detailed Coverage of a Dynamic Opening.

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  Eric Schiller: 1...b6?!: 'nuff said!
Jan-11-11  andrewjsacks: Christian Bauer is not only a fine player, but produces a stylish line of casual attire.

No, wait...

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  Stonehenge: Condolences on the loss of your child. There are no words for this :(
Aug-24-12  Jim Bartle: Terrible news. Impossible to say how sorry I am.
Aug-24-12  dx9293: An unspeakable tragedy. I hope Christian is able to find peace one day.
Aug-24-12  twinlark: This is such a terrible tragedy. My heartfelt condolences to Christian Bauer and his wife Nathalie.
Aug-24-12  Wild Bill:

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Aug-24-12  Chess for life: Is it indecorous to ask how GM Bauer's son died?
Aug-24-12  sleepless in seattle: Condolence Mr. Bauer :(
Aug-25-12  Karpova: Condolences to the Bauer family. Words can not describe such a tragedy.
Aug-25-12  wordfunph: sad news, condolences to GM Bauer..
Aug-25-12  twinlark:

The French Federation has acceded to the wishes of the three remaining co-leaders of the French Championship and called off the playoff for first that was postponed when Christian and Nathalie Bauer's baby son, Louis, died.

Consequently, the result of this year's French Championship has Bauer, Vachier-Lagrave, Bacrot and Edouard to be co-champions for 2012:

Congratulations to the French Federation and the three other players who were co-leading for deciding on such a compassionate and respectful outcome.

Aug-25-12  Cemoblanca: Very sad news! Condolences to the Bauer family! :(
Aug-25-12  eric the Baptist: So sorry to hear this news. All prayers and suport to the Bauer family.
Aug-25-12  Jacob Arnold: Condolences to you and your family.
Aug-25-12  drik: Condolences - from someone whose brother died of diptheria aged four. I saw the effect it had on my parents, over decades. I suspect that it is something nobody ever gets over; just something they get better at hiding. I hope it does not prove so for you.
Aug-26-12  Naniwazu: Sorry to hear about your tragic loss :(
Aug-22-14  Valmy: I suspect his son was named LOUIS and not LOUIE, but i don't find any evidence of that.
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