Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter was born in Berlin in 1900. FIDE awarded him the IM title in 1950 on its first designation of titleholders. He was a sharp attacking player and theoretician. The Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer (B60) and Richter-Veresov Attack (D01) are both named for him.
His most successful year was 1935, when he won the German Championship and shared 1st place with Efim Bogoljubov at a category 8 tournament in Berlin.
After World War II he largely gave up playing for writing. He died in Berlin in 1969.
In 1922, Richter for the first time won the Berlin City Chess Championship. In 1928, he tied for 1st–2nd in Berlin. In 1928, he won in Wiesbaden. In 1930, he tied for 4–5th in Swinemunde. In 1930, he tied for 3rd–5th in Prague. In 1931, he lost a match to Gösta Stoltz (0.5 : 1.5) in Berlin. In 1931, he took 2nd, behind Ludwig Rellstab, in Berlin.
He played for Germany at two official and one unofficial Chess Olympiads: at fourth board (+6 –3 =3) at Hamburg 1930, fourth board (+7 –1 =7) at Prague 1931, first board (+8 –2 =8) at Munich 1936. He won two team bronze medals (1930, 1936) and one individual bronze medal (1931). In 1932, he won in Hamburg, tied for 1st–2nd in Kiel, and took 3rd in Berlin. Also in 1932, he took 4th in Swinemunde. In 1932/33, he tied for 1st–2nd in Berlin. In 1933, he took 2nd, behind Efim Bogoljubow, in Bad Aachen. The same year he tied for 5–6th in Swinemünde,and he tied for 4–5th in Bad Salzbrunn. In 1934, he took 2nd, behind Gideon Ståhlberg, in Bad Niendorf.
In 1935, he tied for 1st–2nd in Berlin. In 1935, he took 2nd in Swinemunde. In July 1935, he won in Bad Aachen (3rd GER-ch). In September 1935, he played in Zoppot (GER vs SWE match). In 1936, he won in the Berlin championship. In 1936, he took 2nd in Swinemunde. In 1936, he tied for 8–9th in Podebrady (Salo Flohr won). In 1937, he tied for 2nd–3rd in Berlin. In 1937, he took 4th in Bad Elster. In 1937, he tied for 1st–2nd in Bad Saarow. In July 1937, he took 2nd, behind Georg Kieninger, in Bad Oeynhausen (4th GER-ch). In 1937, he took 3rd in Berlin (Friedrich Samisch won). In 1938, he took 9th in Bad Harzburg (Vasja Pirc won). In 1938, he won in the Berlin championship. In 1938, he tied for 4–5th in Berlin. In July 1938, he tied for 5–7th in Bad Oeynhausen (5th GER-ch). The event was won by Erich Eliskases. In May 1939, he took 2nd, behind Bogoljubow, in Stuttgart (1st Europa-Turnier).
During World War II he wrote a chess colum for "Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung." Richter played in several strong tournaments. In June 1940, he won in Berlin (BSG), and took 2nd, behind Bogoljubow, in Berlin. In August 1940, he tied for 3rd–4th in Bad Oeynhausen (7th GER-ch). In November 1940, he took 3rd in Cracow/Krynica/Warsaw (the 1st GG-ch). In 1941, he tied for 3rd–4th in Berlin. In August 1941, he took 3rd, behind Paul Felix Schmidt and Klaus Junge, in Bad Oeynhausen (8th GER-ch). In September 1941, he tied for 5–6th in Munich (2nd Europa-Turnier). The event was won by Stoltz. In September 1942, he tied for 3rd–5th in Munich (1st European Championship, Europameisterschaft). The event was won by Alexander Alekhine.
After the war, he participated in the Berlin championships. He tied for 1st–2nd (1948), tied for 3rd–4th (1949), tied for 2nd–3rd (1950), took 2nd (1951), took 3rd (1952).
He was co-editor of Deutsche Schachblätter and Deutsche Schachzeitung. Author of several chess books.
Wikipedia article: Kurt Richter