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Josef Klinger
Number of games in database: 137
Years covered: 1981 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2433
Highest rating achieved in database: 2505

Overall record: +44 -47 =46 (48.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B56 B42 B82 B48 B89
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C84 C95 C92 C80 C60
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C84 C95 C92
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 A46
 French Defense (5) 
    C02 C15 C03 C01
 Giuoco Piano (5) 
    C50 C53
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B42 B23 B22 B92 B40
 French Defense (10) 
    C18 C07 C11 C10 C04
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E17 E19 E15 E12
 English (5) 
    A14 A13 A11 A15
 Dutch Defense (5) 
    A90 A81 A94
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B92 B90 B91 B93
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Klinger vs Glek, 1990 1-0
   J Klinger vs Blatny, 1988 1-0
   C S M Franco vs J Klinger, 1986 0-1
   Ftacnik vs J Klinger, 1986 1/2-1/2
   J Klinger vs J Norgaard, 1982 1-0
   B Perenyi vs J Klinger, 1987 0-1
   Razuvaev vs J Klinger, 1989 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Szirak (1985)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Szirak 1985 by Tabanus

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(born Jun-06-1967, 52 years old) Austria

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Josef Klinger was Austrian champion in 1985 and 1993. He was awarded the IM title in 1985 and the GM title in 1988. He led the Austrian Olympiad teams in 1986 and 1988.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 137  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Wockenfuss vs J Klinger  1-0261981Bad Homburg Open 1880/81E07 Catalan, Closed
2. J Klinger vs J Norgaard 1-0291982Wch U20B89 Sicilian
3. P Moulin vs J Klinger  1-0381982EU-ch U20B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
4. J Klinger vs K Burger  ½-½251983Lugano opB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
5. Short vs J Klinger 0-1351983Wch U20B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
6. J Klinger vs Sax  ½-½261984GrazB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
7. Smyslov vs J Klinger  ½-½121984GrazD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Robatsch vs J Klinger  0-1641984GrazD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. P Roth vs J Klinger  ½-½101985OST-CHC55 Two Knights Defense
10. A Dueckstein vs J Klinger  0-1361985Austria ChB40 Sicilian
11. J Klinger vs Granda Zuniga  0-1391985Capablanca mem-A 01B56 Sicilian
12. J Klinger vs W Wittmann  ½-½141985OST-CHC53 Giuoco Piano
13. Ivkov vs J Klinger  1-0381985Capablanca mem-AA04 Reti Opening
14. J M Bellon Lopez vs J Klinger  1-0391985Capablanca mem-AA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
15. W Schmidt vs J Klinger  ½-½581985Rubinstein Memorial 23rdE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
16. I Stohl vs J Klinger  ½-½291985Rubinstein Memorial 23rdA21 English
17. J Klinger vs K Mokry  ½-½231985Rubinstein Memorial 23rdD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
18. J Klinger vs J Bany  1-0401985Rubinstein Memorial 23rdD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
19. Drasko vs J Klinger  ½-½291985Rubinstein Memorial 23rdE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
20. J Klinger vs O Cvitan  ½-½191985Rubinstein Memorial 23rdB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. J Klinger vs Blatny  0-1431985Wch U20E46 Nimzo-Indian
22. P Petran vs J Klinger  0-1271985SzirakE12 Queen's Indian
23. J Klinger vs A Yap  1-0551985SzirakB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. R Knaak vs J Klinger  ½-½231985SzirakA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
25. J Klinger vs J Horvath  0-1361985SzirakB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 137  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-21-05  Daodejing: Josef Klinger was the most promising austrian chess player after the World War II. He was 3rd in the Junior World Championship in 1985. At the Chessolympiade in Dubai 1986 he was second at that the first board with 75% behind Kasparov (77,3%).

Later he decided to leave chess because in chess there is too less pricemoney, so he became a professional poker player. And he earned a lot of money.

For example:

Euro 80.000

USD 153,700

Mar-10-05  Krahax: Im very amused about the fantastic games collection
Oct-13-05  Daodejing: My favorite picture of Klinger:

Jun-06-06  BIDMONFA: Josef Klinger


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  whiteshark: Gambler of the Day

Picture from an earlier time:

Oct-20-10  alexrawlings: Looks like this guy made 1,000,000 euros playing poker recently which I guess justifies why he stopped playing chess!
Jun-10-13  waustad: There is a second Josef Klinger who plays chess who was born in 1946. Both are Austrian.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Did he ever get that Section 8 discharge? Oh wait, I'm thinking of Max Klinger:


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