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The Internet portal TeleSchach had its first beginnings in 1995 and 1996.


Current chess (1996)
CyberCity Cologne (1997) (1997)
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From the spring of 1995, after his retirement, operational Gerhard dog the Chess Forum of Cyber City Cologne . In 1996 he organized the 1st TeleSchess Championship of CyberCity. He made the preparations for this in autumn 1995, during which he discussed e-mail tournaments with Fritz Baumbach . At that time, the Association of German Correspondence Chess Friends did not want to organize any e-mail tournaments, and ChessBase only offered online tournaments on a chess server later.

From April 1996 TeleSchach was not only represented on the Internet in Germany , but worldwide on the Internet . In 1996 he was the only one in the world to report daily on the World Chess Championship in Bad Liebenzell . Mark Crowther ( The Week in Chess ) reported several times on TeleSchach and in 1997 brought the announcement of the Senior World Championship and the results.

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Works (selection)


  • Matthias Weber: The most important German Internet addresses '98 . mwVerlag Denzlingen, 1st edition 1998, ISBN 3-9805387-3-7 .
  • First TeleSchach championship in the chess forum of CyberCity Cologne . Rochade Europa No. 1, January 1996, p. 25.
  • Correspondence chess: Gerhard Hund is organizing a tele chess championship to try out new transmission options. Schach 1996, p. 72.
  • Wikipedia celebrates its 10th anniversary ABENDZEITUNG MONDAY, 17th January 2011

Web links

Commons : TeleSchach  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. CyberCity Cologne Chess Forum
  2. ^ Final of the 1st TeleSchach championship
  3. Senior World Championship 1996 in Bad Liebenzell on TeleSchess
  4. ^ THE WEEK IN CHESS 157 - 10th November 1997, World Veterans by Mark Crowther
  5. ^ THE WEEK IN CHESS 158 - 17th November 1997, 7th World Seniors Championships by Mark Crowther