|Jul-10-05|| ||aw1988: A Swiss champion, he is probably best known for his 1959 loss to Tal.|
|Jul-11-05|| ||farrooj: that's not really nice. I wouldn't stand being known as the loser to a famous chess game|
|Jul-11-05|| ||cu8sfan: <I wouldn't stand being known as the loser to a famous chess game> Well, isn't this better than not being known at all? (-:|
|Jul-11-05|| ||mymt: <farrooj> I think you have to go to Tal vs D Keller, 1959 to see what he means.|
|Jul-11-05|| ||farrooj: Oh, that's the game he lost? then I see what you mean|
|Sep-14-05|| ||Runemaster: Keller should also be known for his win against Fischer.|
|Oct-23-05|| ||Chnebelgrind: <Runemaster> Right! It was this one Fischer vs D Keller, 1959. Not to forget this Larsen vs D Keller, 1961 and this Geller vs D Keller, 1956|
|Jul-19-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Mr.Keller!|
|Jul-19-08|| ||whiteshark: Vill Glück zum Geburri!|
|Jul-19-08|| ||wolfmaster: What <whiteshark> said!|
|Jul-19-08|| ||Benzol: <wolfmaster> Looks like your avatar is the original "Mod Squad".|
|Jul-19-08|| ||wolfmaster: <Benzol> <Looks like your avatar is the original "Mod Squad".> Yep, favorite TV show as a teen.|
|Jul-19-09|| ||wordfunph: A win over JH Donner in 1959 Zurich was remarkable..|
May you enjoy you 73rd birthday IM Keller!
|Feb-16-11|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <wordfunph: A win over JH Donner in 1959 Zurich was remarkable. ***>|
Keller defeated Fischer: Fischer vs D Keller, 1959 ...
… and played a marvelous game against Tal (Tal vs D Keller, 1959) at the same tournament.
Keller's game against Fischer was played in the penultimate round of the tournament and was critical to the final standings. Fischer's loss was largely due to trying too hard to win when the tournament situation required him to go all-out for the full point, but the game was still a fine achievement by the Swiss champion.
|Jul-19-11|| ||diagonal: Dr. Dieter Keller turns 75: happy birthday!
Keller who worked as a lawyer, always was an amateur, a very talented one, but he did not play much tournaments and missed many team events due to professional obligations, eg. after playing on board one for Switzerland at the Olympiads 1968 in Lugano, he had no further olimpic participation. Finally, in his holidays, he played at the first Team Chess Championship at Lucerne in 1985, and had still some nice games.
During the 60s he was (probably) no. 1 of Switzerland, even in the mid-to-late 80s, he again was no. 3 of his country.
Most famous are - as mentioned above - his win against Bobby Fischer in 1959 and his loss in an epic game against Tal in the same year.
At the 12th Olympiads at Moscow in 1956, Keller also beat Geller, in 1961 Keller won against Larsen.
|Jul-19-11|| ||WhiteRook48: happy birthday Dr. Keller!|
|Jul-19-11|| ||HeMateMe: Helen could beat him blindfolded.|
|Jul-14-12|| ||FSR: Why is this guy a Dieter? Is he overweight?|
|Jul-14-12|| ||JoergWalter: <FSR> he received a lifetime supply of Toblerone for his achievement|
Classical games: Dieter Keller beat Robert James Fischer 1 to 0.
|Jul-19-16|| ||diagonal: Let us honour International Master Dr. Dieter Keller who turns 80 years today:|
Always an amateur player, he beat many greats of his time: <Fischer>, <Larsen>, <Geller>, <Donner>, <Pomar>... and at the World Junior Chess Championship, Copenhagen in 1953, Keller was the only player to win against the eventual Champion, Argentine legend <Oscar Panno> (game is missing in cg):
Wch-U20 Preliminaries, played in two groups as single round robin; in the final stage, again in a single round robin, their game was drawn. Panno and Darga took first place, Panno won the title on better tie-break score. Ivkov, the title defender from 1951, and Olafsson were shared third, Keller finished joint fifth, alongside with Larsen, amongst others. Those were the days.
Happy birthday and best wishes!