Eric Lobron
chess grandmaster
Eric Lobron
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.
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Sex and Chess. Is She a Queen or a Pawn?
NYTimes - about 11 years
VANESS REID, a 16-year-old student from Sydney, Australia, runs cross-country, plays touch football, enjoys in-line skating, swims and goes bodyboarding. She also has a cerebral side: she plays competitive chess. She represented Australia at a tournament in Malaysia in 2002 and played in a tournament in New Zealand this year. While Ms. Reid is
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CHESS; U.S. Wins First Gold In World Team Play
NYTimes - over 23 years
THE United States won the World Team Championship for the first time this month, scoring 22 1/2 points in 36 games to the silver medalist Ukraine's 21 points. The United States sextet of Gata Kamsky, Joel Benjamin, Larry Christiansen, Gregory Kaidanov, Boris Gulko and Alex Yermolinsky , won five matches and drew four at the tournament, played Oct.
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Chess
NYTimes - over 24 years
The normal course of things is to play a good position well and a difficult position badly, but the English grandmaster Michael Adams got it backward in his first game with the German grandmaster Eric Lobron in the final of the Swift Rapid Chess Challenge Tournament in Brussels. Adams groped around after getting a slight advantage in the opening,
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Chess
NYTimes - almost 25 years
The New York Open, held at the Ramada Inn from April 15 to 19, was won by the German grandmaster Eric Lobron, who scored 7 1/2-1 1/2 and was awarded the $10,000 first prize. Second place in this most prestigious of New York competitions was shared by the grandmasters Jaan Ehlvest of Estonia, John Fedorowicz of Manhattan and Alonso Zapata of
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Chess
NYTimes - over 25 years
It is quite impressive what counts as a failure for a top female player these days. Judit Polgar, the youngest of the three amazing sisters from Budapest, made an even score -- five victories, five losses and three draws -- in the elite Schweizerische Kreditanstalt Tournament in Munich, Germany, from May 2 to 20, but it was less than she was aiming
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Soviet Chess Star, 14, Is Said to Request Asylum
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: The Soviet Union's leading young chess player and his father requested political asylum in the United States yesterday, said Lev Alburt, a former United States chess champion who defected from the Soviet Union in 1981. The Soviet Union's leading young chess player and his father requested political asylum in the United States yesterday, said
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Chess
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: To the International Chess Federation, what counts is where you live, not what your nationality is. Thus, it lists the international master Jonathan Tisdall, an American citizen, as a Norwegian player, and another American, the grandmaster Eric Lobron, as a West German player. To the International Chess Federation, what counts is where you
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APPLAUSE, YAWNING OVER CHESS
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: After two weeks of mind-warping triumph and tragedy, with clocks ticking at elbows like timebombs and dozens of world-class egos on the line, one of the nation's richest and most prestigious chess tournaments ended yesterday with fireworks and a fizzle. After two weeks of mind-warping triumph and tragedy, with clocks ticking at elbows like
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Chess: Ree Shows How to Destroy A King's Indian at Ter Apel
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: The Klooster International Tournament in Ter Apel, the Netherlands, ended in a tie for first place among the Dutch grandmasters Hans Ree and John Van der Wiel and the West German grandmaster Eric Lobron. Each scored 3 1/2-1 1/2 in the six-man round robin celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Ter Apel Chess Club. The Klooster International
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CHESS: SHARP MOVES REPULSE ATTACK AND CARRY SAX TO A VICTORY
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: The Adsteam-Lidums International Tournament in Adelaide, Australia, was won by Gyula Sax. The 35-year-old Hungarian grandmaster scored 10-1 to capture the first prize of $5,000 Australian (about $3,333). The Adsteam-Lidums International Tournament in Adelaide, Australia, was won by Gyula Sax. The 35-year-old Hungarian grandmaster scored 10-1
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Chess: Soviet Team, With Trouble, Captures Gold in Olympiad
NYTimes - about 30 years
The Soviet Union captured the gold medals in the 27th World Chess Olympiad in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, but not without unexpected difficulties. The team, composed of Gary Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Artur Yusupov, Andrei Sokolov, Rafael Vaganian and Vitaly Tseshkovsky, scored 40-16 to top 107 teams in the 14-round Swiss-system tournament. Going
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German and Russian in Tie At International Tournament
NYTimes - about 30 years
The Biel International Tournament in Switzerland ended in a tie for first place between Eric Lobron, a 26-year-old West German grandmaster, and Lev Polugayevsky, a 52-year-old Russian grandmaster. Each scored 7-4 in the 12-player round-robin event. Lobron, with perhaps more guts than good sense, challenged the world's leading proponent of the
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CHESS; DeFirmian Wins The Biggest Prize
NYTimes - over 30 years
The biggest individual first prize in United States history, $20,930, was won by Nick DeFirmian in the 14th annual World Open Tournament in Philadelphia. The 29-year-old San Francisco grandmaster won six games and drew three to score the winning 7 1/2-1 1/2 in the nine-round Swiss-system event sponsored by the Continental Chess Association. Second
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CHESS; REGGIO EMILIA TOURNAMENT ENDS IN 3-WAY TIE FOR FIRST
NYTimes - almost 31 years
The elite all-grandmaster Reggio Emilia International Tournament in Italy ended in a tie for first place this year among Ulf Andersson of Sweden, Ljubomir Ljubojevic of Yugoslavia and Oleg Romanishin of the Soviet Union. Each scored 7-4. Ljubojevic stood out once again for his daring play. His cold-blooded pinpoint accuracy in defiance of his
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CHESS; IS THERE SOMETHING IN THE AIR?
NYTimes - over 31 years
Some players repeatedly play well in some places and worse in others. For want of any better explanation, we might as well say it is the air. The 25-year-old West German grandmaster Eric Lobron has competed only twice in New York and both times has taken first prize. Two years ago he won the Kavkasian International Tournament and now he has won the
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CHESS; POISONED PAWN
NYTimes - over 31 years
Some opening variations give rise to what amounts to long-running duels in which White invests enormous ingenuity in the effort to wipe out the black defenses and Black puts in just as much work to prove that the attack is merely a pipe dream. The duels go on, overarching tournaments, years and, often, the players that initiated them. Some players
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CHESS; A LESSON IN IMPROVEMENT
NYTimes - over 31 years
In West Germany, the favorite form of chess is team competition. While there are a number of individual tournaments every year, these do not achieve the imposing list of participants that the Bundesliga does. Bundesliga rules permit foreigners to play for German teams. In the 1984 season, for example, a former world champion, Boris Spassky of
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CHESS; REFINING THE LINE
NYTimes - almost 32 years
It used to be thought years ago, when such things mattered more than they do now, that chess was a game of refinement. Whether that was so, and in what periods, are questions requiring much study, but there is no doubt the contemporary game is one of refinements. The key question is: Whose refinements? Yours or your opponent's? The answer can
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    FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details On the lead up to the 2008 Olympiad, Kass campaigned to bring the event to her home country, but ultimately lost out to Dresden's bid. At the peak of his chess career, Eric Lobron had an Elo rating of 2625. Since the mid-2000s he has played little over-the-board chess, but competes online at The Internet Chess Club as Yardbird, where he holds one of the highest blitz ratings. He is also known to be a good player of Backgammon.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 32
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 1984
    Age 23
    Meanwhile, he was West German Champion for a second time in 1984.
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  • 1983
    Age 22
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 19
    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.
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  • 1978
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Just two years later, his continued rapid progress enabled him to attain International Master status and win the West German Championship at Bad Neuenahr. Buoyed by success, it was not long before he decided to become a full time chess professional, whereupon he broke from his law degree to embark on the international chess tournament circuit. There were several notable achievements from the outset, including victories at Biel 1981 (with Vlastimil Hort), Ramat Hasharon 1982 and Manila 1982 (with Lev Polugaevsky). His qualification as a Grandmaster occurred the same year and he followed up with several more tournament wins, either outright or shared; at New York 1983 and 1985, Biel 1986, Brussels and Ter Apel (both 1987), Lyons 1988 (with Simen Agdestein) Wiesbaden and Graz (both 1993), Bad Zwesten 2000 and Wijk aan Zee 2003.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on May 7, 1960.
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