Senior World Championship in Chess
The Seniors World Chess Championship is a tournament organized by FIDE since 1991 . The organizer of the first and other senior world championships was Reinhold Hoffmann (ChessOrg), thanks also to the fact that the senior world champion receives the title of grandmaster.
In 1997 Reinhold Hoffmann received the honor plate of the German Chess Federation from Egon Ditt , the then President of the German Chess Federation in recognition of his services to senior chess. In 1998 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit. In July 2006 he died of a serious illness.
Men and women originally played in a joint tournament. Only later was there a separate championship for women, although women were still allowed to play in the men's tournament. The minimum age was 60 years for men until 2013 (reference date January 1 of the game year), for women the minimum age is 50 years. The minimum age has been 50 since 2014, and another world championship with the minimum age of 65 will be held. The Senior World Championship will be held as an open tournament with 11 rounds according to the Swiss system . Since 1997, winning the title has been linked to the award of the men's grandmaster title . The female winner receives the title Woman Grandmaster ("Grand Master of Women").
- Program and bulletins for the 1st Senior World Chess Championship . ChessOrg, Bad Wörishofen 1991.
- Bulletins for the 3rd Open World Championship for Seniors . ChessOrg, Bad Wildbad 1993.
- Reinhold Hoffmann: 5th World Championship for Seniors 1995 Bad Liebenzell and 1st accompanying Open . ChessOrg-Verlag, Völklingen.
- Bulletins for the 6th World Seniors Championship 10.-24. November 1996 . ChessOrg, Bad Liebenzell 1996.
- Bulletins for the 7th World Championship for Seniors 9.-23. November 1997 . ChessOrg, Bad Wildbad 1997.
- The senior chess champions and reports on TeleSchach by Gerhard Hund
- Report on the Senior World Championships 2006 with a table of the previous Senior World Championships ( Memento from September 27, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
- Report on the Senior World Championship 2007 ( Memento from October 18, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
- ↑ Reinhold Hoffmann is dead, July 26, 2006 an obituary by Herbert Bastian
- ↑ Announcement of the Senior World Championship 2014 at FIDE (English, PDF file; 295 kB)
- ↑ Senior World Championship 1997 on TeleSchess
- ^ Report by Egon Ditt (DSB President) to the 68th FIDE Congress (September 2-10, 1997 in Kishinev).
- ↑ D.VIII.01. World Senior (Women) Championship from FIDE handbook (English).