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Rainer Polzin
R Polzin 
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Number of games in database: 383
Years covered: 1990 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2415 (2431 rapid, 2382 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +96 -96 =119 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 72 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (75) 
    B23 B43 B93 B47 B90
 Ruy Lopez (40) 
    C91 C78 C86 C84 C67
 French Defense (31) 
    C11 C18 C10 C12 C01
 French (19) 
    C11 C10 C12 C00
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (19) 
    C91 C84 C86 C85
 Sicilian Najdorf (12) 
    B93 B90
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (69) 
    E94 E67 E81 E60 E97
 Sicilian (33) 
    B76 B50 B78 B70 B72
 Robatsch (24) 
 Sicilian Dragon (20) 
    B76 B78 B70 B72 B74
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A45 A40 A46
 English (9) 
    A10 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Polzin vs M Aboudi, 2012 1-0
   R Polzin vs P Tzouganakis, 2012 1-0
   R Polzin vs H Baecker, 1990 1-0
   R Polzin vs F Levin, 2005 1/2-1/2
   R Polzin vs R Appel, 2009 1/2-1/2
   R Polzin vs A Kerker, 1997 1-0
   Marco Aurelio Zaror Cordeiro vs R Polzin, 2015 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Goch Open (1994)
   Bad Ragaz Open (1994)
   Dresden Open (1998)
   Bundesliga 2004/05 (2004)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Bundesliga 2006/07 (2006)
   Dresden Open (1996)
   European Club Cup (2016)
   Berliner Sommer 12th (1994)
   Bundesliga 2001/02 (2001)
   Bundesliga 1998/99 (1999)
   Bundesliga 2000/01 (2000)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)

   🏆 37th European Chess Club Cup
   A Volokitin vs R Polzin (Oct-03-22) 1-0
   T Banusz vs R Polzin (Nov-16-19) 1-0
   R Polzin vs D H Fernandez (Nov-15-19) 1-0
   R Polzin vs Zvjaginsev (Nov-14-19) 1/2-1/2
   P Koykka vs R Polzin (Nov-13-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-13-1971, 52 years old) Germany

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He earned the titles of IM in 1993, and GM in 2007. A lawyer by profession, he represented the organizers of the Anand - Topalov World Chess Championship (2010) in their case vs. Chessbase.

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 388  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Polzin vs H Baecker 1-0281990Wiesbaden opC45 Scotch Game
2. V Moskalenko vs R Polzin  1-0411990St Ingbert opD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
3. R Polzin vs B Kargoll  ½-½491991Ch Germany (juniors)C45 Scotch Game
4. G Welling vs R Polzin  ½-½591991Lyngby openB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. V Malaniuk vs R Polzin  1-0381991Lyngby opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. R Polzin vs K Mahdy  ½-½391992Oberwart opC45 Scotch Game
7. A Baburin vs R Polzin 1-0431992Gifhorn intE60 King's Indian Defense
8. P Haba vs R Polzin  1-0321993Pardubice opB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. R Polzin vs B Kroekel  1-0381994Bad Ragaz OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
10. S Proniuk vs R Polzin  0-1301994Bad Ragaz OpenA04 Reti Opening
11. R Polzin vs A Wagner-Michel  1-0351994Bad Ragaz OpenB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
12. Glek vs R Polzin  1-0491994Bad Ragaz OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
13. R Polzin vs W Haist  1-0271994Bad Ragaz OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
14. R Lau vs R Polzin  1-0701994Bad Ragaz OpenB32 Sicilian
15. R Polzin vs M Maric  1-0401994Bad Ragaz OpenB01 Scandinavian
16. D Muse vs R Polzin  1-0401994Berliner SommerA00 Uncommon Opening
17. R Polzin vs J Schlenker  1-0531994Berliner SommerA00 Uncommon Opening
18. R Polzin vs H Teske  ½-½171994Berliner SommerA07 King's Indian Attack
19. R Polzin vs J Roth  1-0371994Berliner SommerB07 Pirc
20. R Polzin vs U Boensch  ½-½661994Berliner SommerA07 King's Indian Attack
21. R Polzin vs D Poppner  1-0341994Berliner SommerB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
22. Movsziszian vs R Polzin  1-0391994Berliner SommerB06 Robatsch
23. T Reschke vs R Polzin  0-1531994Berliner SommerA10 English
24. Akbar Nuristani vs R Polzin  0-1261994Berliner SommerA04 Reti Opening
25. A Peters vs R Polzin  0-1481994Goch OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 388  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: GM Rainer Polzin, Germany, born 13 February 1971. Now rated 2494,

IM in 1993, GM in 2007. Rated 2520 in July 2008.

GM application:

He is a lawyer, now representing the organizers of the Anand-Topalov match (2010) in their case vs Chessbase. Homepage:

Interview 2006:


115 more games here: R Polzin

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  Phony Benoni: Looks like this is a case where you pick your own Polzin.
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  GrahamClayton: Polzin is quoted here in an article about the Chessbase dispute:

Feb-13-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Rainer Polzin.
Feb-13-19  Ilkka Salonen: One problem about payable chess viewing is that it is a threat to player safety. The modern world is an incredibly corrupted place with intelligence and security services and many other bodies just doing stuff because they have lots of money to spend. Why would it be a good idea to sacrifice the somewhat unbiased eye of the world wide audience to earn some thousands of euros?

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