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Fritz Baumbach
F Baumbach 
Picture courtesy of Emanuel Lasker Gesellschaft.  
Number of games in database: 129
Years covered: 1952 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2147
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555

Overall record: +40 -36 =53 (51.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (15) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16 E13
 King's Indian (8) 
    E97 E96 E95 E60 E98
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D86 D98 D94 D85 D91
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A57 A77 A67 A66
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A40 D00 A41 E00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B32 B31 B39 B36 B29
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D43 D47 D44
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D35 D30 D36
 Sicilian Dragon (5) 
    B39 B36
 Orthodox Defense (5) 
    D56 D68 D69 D53
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Timmerman vs F Baumbach, 2003 1/2-1/2
   F Baumbach vs O Ekebjaerg, 1994 1/2-1/2
   V Palciauskas vs F Baumbach, 1984 0-1
   J Franzen vs F Baumbach, 1994 1/2-1/2
   T Hamarat vs F Baumbach, 1994 1/2-1/2
   W Stern vs F Baumbach, 1977 1/2-1/2
   F Baumbach vs J Sloth, 2003 1-0
   F Baumbach vs A Vaisman, 1977 1-0
   Kavalek vs F Baumbach, 1961 0-1
   V Palciauskas vs F Baumbach, 2003 1/2-1/2

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   0 -- 9th Correspondence World Championship Final by crawfb5
   1977-83 World correspondence chess championship by gauer
   1981-7 World correspondence chess championship by gauer
   1989-98 World correspondence chess championship by gauer

   🏆 World Senior Teams Championship (65+)
   F Baumbach vs P Hohler (Apr-29-17) 1/2-1/2
   Jan-Joost Lindner vs F Baumbach (Apr-25-17) 1-0
   F Baumbach vs V Zhelnin (Apr-24-17) 0-1
   F Baumbach vs Mishuchkov (Mar-04-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-08-1935, 83 years old) Germany

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FIDE master Friedrich (Fritz) Baumbach was born in Weimar, Germany.

Awarded the IMC title in 1967 and the GMC title in 1973, he became the Eleventh World Correspondence Champion in 1987. Previously in the 1983 event he finished 2nd=. He was also East German Champion in 1970.

He placed 2nd= in a "champion of champions" tournament, the ICCF 50 Years World Champion Jubilee, behind Mikhail Markovich Umansky.

He has a PhD in chemistry.

Wikipedia article: Friedrich Baumbach

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 129  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Baumbach vs G Knudsen 1-0111952corrD00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. F Blatny vs F Baumbach 1-0381956Zittau-A 6thB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
3. F Baumbach vs J Giselbrecht  0-1381960Wch4 sfD98 Grunfeld, Russian
4. Kavalek vs F Baumbach  1-0331960WchT U26 07thB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
5. C Zuidema vs F Baumbach  0-1481960WchT U26 07thB32 Sicilian
6. F Baumbach vs I Csiszar  ½-½181961WchT U26 08thA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
7. Kavalek vs F Baumbach  0-1491961WchT U26 08thB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
8. F Baumbach vs Sajtar  ½-½301962BucharestE60 King's Indian Defense
9. F Baumbach vs J Kozma  ½-½171962BucharestD94 Grunfeld
10. F Baumbach vs A Dunkelblum  1-0311962BucharestD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Kholmov vs F Baumbach  ½-½151962BucharestD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. F Baumbach vs W Pietzsch  0-1191963Bad LiebensteinA44 Old Benoni Defense
13. M Damjanovic vs F Baumbach  1-0251963Bad LiebensteinB32 Sicilian
14. F Baumbach vs N Karaklajic  ½-½1001963Bad LiebensteinE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
15. F Baumbach vs W Balcerowski  0-1331963Bad LiebensteinE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
16. Szily vs F Baumbach  0-1261963Bad LiebensteinB32 Sicilian
17. F Baumbach vs H Liebert  0-1411963Bad LiebensteinE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
18. Jansa vs F Baumbach  ½-½421963Bad LiebensteinB32 Sicilian
19. F Baumbach vs Polugaevsky  0-1401963Bad LiebensteinA66 Benoni
20. V Ciocaltea vs F Baumbach  1-0361963Bad LiebensteinA07 King's Indian Attack
21. F Baumbach vs N Minev  1-0551963Bad LiebensteinE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. R Fuchs vs F Baumbach  ½-½271963Bad LiebensteinB32 Sicilian
23. F Baumbach vs G Szilagyi  ½-½371963Bad LiebensteinD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. Gipslis vs F Baumbach  1-0461963Bad LiebensteinB30 Sicilian
25. F Baumbach vs Uhlmann  0-1341963Bad LiebensteinD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 129  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Friedrich Baumbach
Born 8th September 1935 in Weimar
CIM in 1967 and CGM in 1973
He was East German champion in 1970 and equal 2nd in the WCC championship in 1983. He became the 11th WCC champion in 1987.
Jan-04-05  Klockenblumen: Sehr geehrter Herr Dr. Baumbach,
Ich mochte Ihnen fragen, ob Sie werden mit mir korespondenz per internet Schach spielen? Wir haben uns einmal in Berlin - Magdeburg Zug getroffen und damals wir haben 3 Partie Schach gespielt. Ergebnis 2:1 fur Ihnen. Ich mochte Ruckspiel haben. In solche situation naturlich habe ich das Recht fur das Ruckspiel. Bei dieser gelegenheit mochte ich Ihnen alles gutes in 2005 wunschen. Hochachtungsvoll,
Dr. Janusz Fiolka (Klockenblumen)
Sep-07-08  myschkin: . . .


Sehr geehrter Herr Dr. Fiolka,
falls Sie noch Interesse haben Herrn Dr. Baumbach zu kontaktieren - auf ein Spiel oder nur ein nettes Gespräch, sehen sie im Impressum dieser Seite nach .

Viele Grüsse nach Krakau und noch gutes Spiel in 2008

Sep-07-08  myschkin: . . .

Kurios war der Verlauf der 10. Fernschach-Olympiade, an der Baumbach mit der DDR-Mannschaft teilnahm. Das Finale begann 1987 und endete 1995, das heißt, noch mehrere Jahre nach der Wiedervereinigung spielte eine DDR-Mannschaft, obwohl es die DDR gar nicht mehr gab. Diese Mannschaft gewann die Bronzemedaille - und damit die letzte offizielle DDR Medaille überhaupt^^

Article with Photos (in German):

Bio (in German):

Jan-05-09  Open Defence: he came to India once and visited the Corresspondence Chess Federation here
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  whiteshark: <Player of the Day>

I see there are only

2 out of 14 games from XI WC final and
1 out of 16 games from IX WC final

in the database so far.

I will upload them later.

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  whiteshark: <Player of the Day>

I see there are only

2 out of 14 games from XI WC final and
1 out of 16 games from IX WC final

in the database so far.

I will upload the missing ones later today.

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  whiteshark: To buy list:

<F. Baumbach, <Who is the Champion of the Champions?>>

The former ICCF World Champion Dr. Fritz Baumbach (Germany), with his undoubted range of talents, has written a wonderful book which is surely one of the best ever produced. He has been assisted by American author and grandmaster Robin Smith and Swiss author and grandmaster Rolf Knobel. Hopefully readers will learn a great deal about the World CC Champions and, of course, enjoy the many fine games which are deeply analyzed by the World Champions themselves as well as other experts of correspondece chess.

Aug-24-09  Ragh: Is the computer chess software <Deep Fritz> been named so after this guy?
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  whiteshark: missing XI corr WC games submitted
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  whiteshark: I’d forget my head if it wasn’t screwed on.
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  whiteshark: missing IX corr WC games submitted except for two quick wins*, where the position seems equal to me.
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  whiteshark: * Here are the two games in doubt, probably they are incomplete or abandoned (or whatever):

[Event "Wch9 Final 7783"]
[Site "corr ICCF"]
[Date "1977.??.??"]
[White "Szanto, Istvan (HUN)"]
[Black "Baumbach, Fritz Dr (GER)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B31"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. O-O Bg7 5. Re1 Nf6 6. c3 O-O 7. Na3 Qb6 8. h3 a6 9. Bf1 d5 10. e5 Ne8 11. d4 cxd4 12. cxd4 Nc7 13. Nc2 f6 14. exf6 Bxf6 15. Bh6 Rf7 0-1

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= = =

[Event "Wch9 Final 7783"]
[Site "corr ICCF"]
[Date "1977.??.??"]
[White "Cross, Robert G (USA)"]
[Black "Baumbach, Fritz Dr (GER)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D47"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. e4 b4 10. Na4 c5 11. e5 Nd5 12. Nxc5 Nxc5 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. Bb5+ Ke7 15. O-O Qb6 16. Qe2 h6 17. Bd2 Rhd8 0-1

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  whiteshark: <Ragh> That sounds really interesting. :D
Aug-24-09  Ragh: <whiteshark> Yes, its good that the folks at chessbase wisely choose Dr.Fritz for naming their software, instead of that infamous Fritzl guy.
Jan-14-10  waddayaplay: Because surely, there can't be any other Germans named Fritz ;)
Jan-01-11  myschkin: . . .

`Fernschach in Deutschland - Der Tod der Langsamkeit´

".. denkt Dr. Fritz Baumbach an die wichtigste Partie seines Lebens zurück.

"Ich warf meinen Zug gegen Gennady Efimovich Nesis am Abend in den Briefkasten ein. In der Nacht schreckte ich plötzlich auf und fragte mich verzweifelt, ob ich nach einem Springeropfer von ihm nicht sofort verliere. Ich sprang aus dem Bett und analysierte bis morgens um 6 Uhr am Brett die Folgen, kam aber zu keinem eindeutigen Ergebnis. Ich musste also die Postkarte zurückhaben!

Die Briefkastenleerung erfolgte vor meiner Wohnung stets um 8 Uhr. Also postierte ich mich eine halbe Stunde vorher vor diesem und wartete auf den Postbeamten - mit einem Geldschein in der Tasche! Ich war zu allem bereit, auch zum Raub! Letztlich erbarmte sich der Postbeamte aber ohne Bestechung." In langen Analysen über Weihnachten stellte Baumbach fest, dass der Zug kein Fehler war, schickte diesen ein zweites Mal ab und schlug Nesis. Der Russe wurde so punktgleich hinter dem Ostdeutschen Vizeweltmeister. .."

".. In 20 Jahren dürften die Programme aber so stark sein, dass der menschliche Einfluss marginal bleibt. Mit dem Ende rechne ich 2050."

(von Hartmut Metz)


Partie: F Baumbach vs Nesis, 1981

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  brankat: Happy Birthday Dr.Baumbach!
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  Chessical: From myschkin's post:

"That evening I chucked my move against Gennady Efimovich Nesis into the mailbox. During the night, I woke up with a start and desperately asked myself if he had a knight sacrifice which would be immediately decisive. I jumped out of bed and analyzed the consequences at the board until 6 am , but I came to no clear decision, so I had to get my postcard back!

The post was always collected from the front of my apartment at 8 am. So half an hour before that, I went and waited for the postman - with cash in my pocket! I was ready for anything, even for robbery! Ultimately, the postsman took pity without the need for bribery. "

In lengthy analysis around Christmas Baumbach determined that the move was not a mistake, so he sent it a second time and beat Nesis. The Russian ended up runner-up on points behind the East German ..."

Aug-24-12  Tal7777777: Player of the day 8/24/12
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  TheFocus: Draw, Fritz?

Happy birthday.

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