Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 1974 to 1992
Last FIDE rating: 2250
Overall record: +3 -6 =1 (35.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
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(born Mar-07-1952, 66 years old) Germany
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|Aug-02-08|| ||myschkin: <>
"Between 1987 and 1995 a magazine called <Randspringer> (Knights at the Rim) was published in Germany. It was essentially the work of a single man, <Rainer Schlenker>, a strong amateur player rated around 2250 ELO. It was the most unorthodox magazine I have ever seen. The outlay of the magazine was comparatively primitive (hectographed papers, small print), but the contents was great. It was a magazine written by an amateur for amateurs. Schlenker discussed the most unusual opening variations and there was not an opening move that Schlenker considered too uninteresting to merit attention. Have you ever heard of opening lines like "The Muktin", "El Columpio", "Cuba Libre" etc.? I could give you a few hundreds more. Schlenker's language was unorthodox, too, but always amusing, e. g. he called one of his columns <Der Schachblindenhund> (guide dog for the chess blind). This man had a blooming fantasy. He also tested all the openings in his own games, very often local championships, club championships or even casual games played in his Tuebingen chess café. Then he published them with good analytical comments. You could play these openings in your own games (club level), the surprise value was very high and the fun you had great. Schlenker also kept digging in old chess publications and tried to revive forgotten opening lines. He was responsible for the comeback of the "Mueller and Schulze Gambit" and renamed it "Halloween Gambit" (Randspringer No. 5, 1993). ..."
source: a chess blog
|Aug-02-08|| ||sneaky pete: In business since 1866, see A Fritz vs R Schlenker, 1866.|
|Jan-04-13|| ||whiteshark: Light intro with latest publications / projects in the works with picture / contacts: http://www.bad-duerrheim.bsv-schach...|
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