Klaus Bischoff (chess player)

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Klaus Bischoff, 2009
Association GermanyGermany Germany
Born June 9, 1961
title International Master (1982)
Grand Master (1990)
Current  Elo rating 2503 (August 2020)
Best Elo rating 2569 (November 2009)
Tab at the FIDE (English)

Klaus Bischoff (born June 9, 1961 in Ulm ) is a German grandmaster in chess .


Klaus Bischoff comments on games, 2014 in Eppingen
Claus Spahn and Klaus Bischoff play Blitz at the Dortmund Schachtagen 2000. Helmut Pfleger makes the moves for Bischoff, who plays blind.

Bischoff learned chess at the age of 11. In 1975 he became the unofficial German master student and made rapid progress. At the youth world championship in Dortmund in 1980 , which Garri Kasparow won, Bischoff fought for a shared third place after Nigel Short . 1982 Bischoff became International Master . In 1986 he was shared second behind John Nunn together with Nigel Short at the Open German Individual Championship 1986 in Krefeld .

According to the standards in Lugano , Kecskemét and Bad Wörishofen , FIDE awarded him the title of Grand Master in 1990 . In 1997 he won the tournament in Recklinghausen ahead of Jens-Uwe Maiwald and Ludger Keitlinghaus .

Klaus Bischoff is the German record winner at the national lightning championships and is considered a solid team player. In 2000 he won in Essen together with Wadim Swjaginzew and Alexei Drejew , also in the same year in St. Ingbert , 2002 in Baunatal , 2003 in Bad Zwesten . In 2003 Bischoff won the first German internet blitz chess championship before u. a. Jan Gustafsson and Robert Huebner . In 2003, 2004 and 2005 he won the German championship in rapid chess . In 2013 and 2015 he won the German individual championship in Saarbrücken .

He appears as a commentator at various chess events, such as at the Dortmund Chess Days and in 2014 at the final of the German Chess League in Eppingen . In 2016 he won the 50+ World Chess Championship together with the German team.

Team chess

Stefan Kindermann , Klaus Bischoff, Jörg Hickl , Detlef Heinbuch and, in the middle, Hans-Joachim Hecht at the 1986 Chess Olympiad in Dubai

National team

Bischoff took part in six Chess Olympiads : 1986 in Dubai, 1988 in Thessaloniki , 1990 in Novi Sad , 2000 in Istanbul, 2002 in Bled and 2004 in Calvià . At the 2000 Chess Olympiad in Istanbul he was a silver medalist with the German national team.

With the national team he took part in three European team championships and won bronze at the European championships in 1989 and 2001. At the 2001 tournament in León , Bischoff received the gold medal for the best individual result on the 4th board.

Club chess

Klaus Bischoff played in the German federal chess league from 1981 to 1995 at FC Bayern Munich and became German team champion in 1983 , 1985 , 1986 , 1989 , 1990 , 1991 , 1992 , 1993 and 1995 . From 1995 to 1999, Bischoff played at SG 1868-Aljechin Solingen and became German team champion with them in 1997 . He then played from 1999 to 2003 for König Plauen , from 2003 to 2006 and again in the 2008/09 season for TV Tegernsee , in the 2006/07 season for TSV Bindlach-Aktionär and from 2009 to 2013 for Sportfreunde Katernberg . He has been playing for FC Bayern Munich again since the 2014/15 season .

In the Austrian State League A (until 2003) and the 1st Bundesliga (since 2003), Bischoff played from 1993 to 1997 at SC Inter Salzburg , from 2001 to 2008 at SC Die Klagenfurter , from 2008 to 2010 at Holz Dohr Semriach . He has been playing for SK Sparkasse Jenbach since 2011 , with whom he became Austrian team champion in 2013 . In the French Top 16 ( National I until 2002 ), Bischoff played with Echiquier Nanceien until 2006 , in the British Four Nations Chess League in the 1995/96 season with British Chess Magazine and in the 1998/99 season with Home House .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Dortmunder Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2000 ( memento from March 6, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) on TeleSchach
  2. ^ Open German individual championship 1986 in Krefeld on TeleSchach (Ingo evaluation, games)
  3. ^ Willy Iclicki: FIDE Golden book 1924-2002 . Euroadria, Slovenia, 2002, p. 80.
  4. Recklinghäuser Schachtage 1997 from August 9th to 17th, 1997 on TeleSchach
  5. The old man and his first real title ... , chess-international.de, September 14, 2013
  6. Germany wins the world championship 50+ !, all world champions 2016, Karsten Wieland, all world champions 2016, Russia wins the 65+ section, Russia's women decide the women’s ranking for themselves , schachbund.de
  7. MEN'S CHESS OLYMPIADS - Bischoff, Klaus (Germany) on OlimpBase (English)
  8. Klaus Bischoff's results at European Team Championships on olimpbase.org (English)

Web links

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