|May-13-04|| ||Sacapeach: This guy sure does love do draw people. It looks to me like he plays drawish openings and trades queens off way too early. |
|May-14-04|| ||iron maiden: All I know about him is that he was second reserve for the Rest-of-the-World in the 1970 match against the U.S.S.R. |
|Jul-14-04|| ||nikolaas: He was born the 24th february 1934. In 1951 he became the German Junior champion. In 1955 and 1961 He became champion of German by the upper ten. In 1953 he shared the victory in the Junior worldchampionship with Oscar Panno. In the interzonal tournament in Amsterdam he beated Spassky and Portish. In Winnipeg in 1967 he won a tournament ahead of Larsen, Spassky and Keres. Between 1954 and 1978 he played in 10 olympiads for Germany and he was together with Unzicker and Schmid one of the strongest players in the German team. He was Fridrik Olafsson's second for some time (Payed by the government of Iceland). Between 1989 and 1998 he was the trainer for the German team. Here is his Opus Magnum: K Darga vs Spassky, 1964 |
|Dec-11-04|| ||Kaspy2: the game in West Berlin was his stake to fame since he made it into Fischer's 60 memorable games. |
|Dec-27-04|| ||Benzol: Klaus Viktor Darga
Adding to the information supplied by <nikolaas> above. He was born in Pankow and was awarded the IM title in 1957 and the GM title in 1964.
|May-09-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some diagrams of crucial positions in Klaus's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/darg.html|
|Feb-24-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Klaus V Darga|
DARGA, Klaus V.
|May-24-07|| ||vonKrolock: A reader, Ernest Schlich, from the USA, told following in this week's Pandolfini's chesscafe.com page: <"Even grandmasters can make the mistake of resigning too early. In Henry Hunvald’s book Chess Quotations from the Masters there are a couple of good quotes to keep in mind when thinking about resigning. GM Klaus Darga said “My God, I have a winning position” a moment after resigning."> It would be curious to discover to which Game this story is related|
|May-24-07|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <vonKrolock>: this game: K Darga vs L Lengyel, 1964|
|Feb-24-08|| ||whiteshark: Bios in <D> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_...
Olympiads Statistics: http://www.olimpbase.org/players/n5...
|Feb-24-09|| ||WhiteRook48: wow, he played exactly 50 years!|
|Feb-24-10|| ||wordfunph: 10-time Olympian GM Klaus Darga!
happy birthday Klaus!
|Jul-31-10|| ||nummerzwei: One of the most underrated players, in my opinion.|
|Feb-24-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday POTD!|
|Jul-04-12|| ||Doctor Aust: In his comments in 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' on the famous game Bronstein-Darga (1964) [pieces vs pawns]|
Bronstein vs K Darga, 1964
- David Bronstein notes that he and Darga were both '2nd reserves' for the 1970 World v USSR Match of the Century, but that neither of then got to play a single game.
|Nov-05-13|| ||RedShield: Is this a Darga I see before me?|
|Feb-24-14|| ||whiteshark: Happy 8th decadal birthday!|
|Feb-25-14|| ||whiteshark: A chessbase backward glance: http://de.chessbase.com/post/klaus-... (in German)|
|Feb-24-15|| ||eternaloptimist: GM Darga isn't heralded as much as some other German chess players such as Anderssen, former WCC Emanuel Lasker, Paulsen, Unzicker & Uhlmann but he deserves more recognition in the chess world. He played in 10 Olympiads & he defeated some great players (just look under his "NOTABLE GAMES" section above)!! He was also a computer programmer. I took some programming classes myself which I really enjoyed! He's a man of great intellect to say the least. Happy 81st birthday GM Darga!!|
|May-21-15|| ||zanzibar: Could an editor please add his FIDE card?
|Feb-24-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Klaus Darga, Player of the Day.|
|Feb-24-16|| ||thegoodanarchist: Happy Birthday, GM Darga!
His childhood was spent in Berlin, during WWII, as far as I can tell.
Anyone who thinks they had things tough growing up, well, you should think about that for a while. Spending your childhood in Berlin for WWII was about as bad as it gets