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Josef Klinger
Number of games in database: 176
Years covered: 1981 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2433
Highest rating achieved in database: 2505

Overall record: +60 -59 =57 (50.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B42 B22 B56 B32 B82
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C84 C64 C80 C92 C60
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A46 A45
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B13 B12 B10 B18
 English (6) 
    A15 A13 A10
 French Defense (6) 
    C02 C01 C03 C15
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (12) 
    C07 C18 C01 C11 C19
 Sicilian (12) 
    B32 B42 B90 B40 B91
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E19 E17 E15 E12
 Dutch Defense (6) 
    A90 A94 A81
 English (5) 
    A14 A11 A13 A15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D31 D30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Klinger vs Glek, 1990 1-0
   J Klinger vs Blatny, 1988 1-0
   Matamoros Franco vs J Klinger, 1986 0-1
   Ftacnik vs J Klinger, 1986 1/2-1/2
   J Klinger vs J Norgaard, 1982 1-0
   Razuvaev vs J Klinger, 1989 0-1
   B Perenyi vs J Klinger, 1987 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bern (1991)
   Szirak (1985)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   GMA Baleares op (1989)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   GMA World Cup Open (1989)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Szirak 1985 by Tabanus

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(born Jun-06-1967, 54 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 9; games 1-25 of 220  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. I Stohl vs J Klinger  ½-½241983EU-ch U20A36 English
6. S Cigan vs J Klinger  ½-½151983International Youth TournamentB27 Sicilian
7. J Klinger vs M Godena  1-0401983International Youth TournamentC44 King's Pawn Game
8. K Nikolaidis vs J Klinger  1-0371983International Youth TournamentE92 King's Indian
9. J Klinger vs J Horvath  ½-½241983International Youth TournamentB03 Alekhine's Defense
10. A Ferreira vs J Klinger  ½-½151983International Youth TournamentE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
11. R Mancuso vs J Klinger  0-1211983International Youth TournamentC22 Center Game
12. J Gallagher vs J Klinger  ½-½551983International Youth TournamentB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
13. J Klinger vs M Ebeling  ½-½221983International Youth TournamentC55 Two Knights Defense
14. J Klinger vs E Arlandi  ½-½291983International Youth TournamentC42 Petrov Defense
15. Dlugy vs J Klinger  1-0381983Wch U20E84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
16. J Klinger vs I Stohl  ½-½261983Wch U20B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
17. Short vs J Klinger 0-1351983Wch U20B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
18. Smyslov vs J Klinger  ½-½121984GrazD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Robatsch vs J Klinger  0-1641984GrazD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. J Klinger vs J M Hodgson  0-1291984Oakham YMB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. J Klinger vs Sax  ½-½261984GrazB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
22. J Klinger vs W Wittmann  ½-½141985OST-CHC53 Giuoco Piano
23. P Roth vs J Klinger  ½-½101985OST-CHC55 Two Knights Defense
24. Bellon Lopez vs J Klinger  1-0391985Capablanca mem-AA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
25. Ivkov vs J Klinger  1-0381985Capablanca mem-AA04 Reti Opening
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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: I´m very amused about the fantastic games collection
Oct-13-05  Daodejing: My favorite picture of Klinger:

Jun-06-06  BIDMONFA: Josef Klinger


Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Did he ever get that Section 8 discharge? Oh wait, I'm thinking of Max Klinger:


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