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Josef Klinger
Number of games in database: 126
Years covered: 1981 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2433
Highest rating achieved in database: 2505
Overall record: +39 -42 =45 (48.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-06-1967, 51 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 126  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 0-1351983BelfortB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
6. Smyslov vs J Klinger  ½-½121984GrazD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Robatsch vs J Klinger  0-1641984GrazD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. J Klinger vs Sax  ½-½261984GrazB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
9. A Dueckstein vs J Klinger  0-1361985Austria ChB40 Sicilian
10. J Klinger vs Granda Zuniga  0-1391985Capablanca mem-A 01B56 Sicilian
11. J Klinger vs W Wittmann  ½-½141985OST-CHC53 Giuoco Piano
12. Ivkov vs J Klinger  1-0381985Capablanca mem-AA04 Reti Opening
13. P Roth vs J Klinger  ½-½101985OST-CHC55 Two Knights Defense
14. I Stohl vs J Klinger  ½-½291985Rubinstein Memorial 23rdA21 English
15. J Klinger vs K Mokry  ½-½231985Rubinstein Memorial 23rdD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
16. J Klinger vs J Bany  1-0401985Rubinstein Memorial 23rdD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
17. Drasko vs J Klinger  ½-½291985Rubinstein Memorial 23rdE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
18. J Klinger vs O Cvitan  ½-½191985Rubinstein Memorial 23rdB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. W Schmidt vs J Klinger  ½-½581985Rubinstein Memorial 23rdE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
20. J Klinger vs Blatny  0-1431985Wch U20E46 Nimzo-Indian
21. J Klinger vs V Tukmakov  0-1371985SzirakB56 Sicilian
22. J Klinger vs Adorjan  1-0281985SzirakB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. Pinter vs J Klinger  1-0611985HungaryE15 Queen's Indian
24. Uhlmann vs J Klinger  0-1461985cat 11A21 English
25. Korchnoi vs J Klinger 0-1351986Biel-AE17 Queen's Indian
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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.
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  HeMateMe: Did he ever get that Section 8 discharge? Oh wait, I'm thinking of Max Klinger:


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