Christopher Lutz (born 24 February 1971) is a German chess grandmaster and a two-time German Chess Champion.

Christopher Lutz
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Lutz at the 34th Chess Olympiad, 2000
Full nameChristopher Lutz
Born (1971-02-24) 24 February 1971 (age 48)
Neukirchen-Vluyn, West Germany
TitleGrandmaster (1992)
FIDE rating2542 (January 2020)
Peak Elo rating2655 (July 2002)

Chess careerEdit

Born in 1971, Lutz earned his international master title in 1989 and his grandmaster title in 1992. He won the German Chess Championship in 1995 and 2001. In 2000 he competed on board 4 for the German team that won the silver medal at the 34th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.[1]

As of early 2006, Lutz was working as a consultant for the Hydra chess project. He concentrated on developing the opening book for Hydra, as well as creating test positions, until the discontinuation of the project in 2009.

Lutz is the No. 28 ranked German player as of May 2018, with a FIDE rating of 2537.[2]

Private lifeEdit

Since the summer of 2006 he is married to the German chess master Anke Lutz. The couple has two daughters.


  • Endgame Secrets: How to Plan in the Endgame in Chess, by Christopher Lutz, 1999, Batsford. ISBN 978-0-7134-8165-5.


  1. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "34th Chess Olympiad: Istanbul 2000". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
  2. ^ Federations Ranking – Germany FIDE

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