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Eric Lobron

Chess Player + Champion + Grandmaster
Male
Born May 7, 1960
Age 54
Hometown Germantown, Phila...

Eric Lobron is a German chess player of American descent. A former two-time national champion, he has been awarded the title Grandmaster by the World Chess Federation (FIDE). Born in the USA, he moved with his family to Germany at the age of five and was subsequently raised in the city of Wiesbaden. It was soon apparent that he had a talent for the game and he became the national junior champion in 1978.… Read More

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  • Sex And Chess. Is She A Queen Or A Pawn?
    NYTimes - Nov 27, 2005
  • Chess; U.S. Wins First Gold In World Team Play
    NYTimes - Nov 21, 1993
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    NYTimes - Aug 18, 1992
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    NYTimes - May 19, 1992

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CHILDHOOD

1960 Birth Born on May 7, 1960.

TEENAGE

1978 18 Years Old Born in the USA, he moved with his family to Germany at the age of five and was subsequently raised in the city of Wiesbaden. It was soon apparent that he had a talent for the game and he became the national junior champion in 1978. … Read More

TWENTIES

1980 20 Years Old In team chess, he was for many years a stalwart of the Bundesliga and represented Germany at all of the Olympiads between 1980–96, except for the event held at Dubai in 1986.
1983 23 Years Old At the European Team Chess Championship (ETC) he played three times, in 1983, 1989 and 1992, being honoured with selection at top board on the first and last occasions.
1984 24 Years Old Meanwhile, he was West German Champion for a second time in 1984.

THIRTIES

1990 30 Years Old At the Olympiad, he earned an individual bronze medal for his board three performance in 1990 and at the ETC, earned a team bronze in 1989.
1993 33 Years Old In attempting to reach the latter stages of the (PCA) World Championship, he scored well at the Groningen 1993 qualifying tournament, outperforming many players rated more highly, including Judit Polgár, Veselin Topalov and Evgeny Bareev.

FORTIES

2004 44 Years Old Reputed to have been a successful trader on the stock market during profitable times, he acquired 'celebrity' status in 2004, when he became romantically involved with Estonian supermodel Carmen Kass, herself a keen chess player and President of the Estonian Chess Federation. … Read More
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