MY CHESS CV

1968

Birth: 25/01/1968 in Hamburg

1977

First tournament game at the age of 9

1980

“Children Champion“ of Hamburg

1983

1st place Paris Cadet (under 16) Open
7th place Cadet World Championship in Columbia

1984

Junior (under 20) Champion of Hamburg
Shared 1st place German Junior Championship

1985

German Junior Champion

1987

Hamburg Champion
German Team Cup Champion

1988

International Master Title
5th place World Junior Championship
2nd place Grandmaster tournament Budapest

1989

Grandmaster Title

When I achieved the GM title at the age of 21 I was the youngest German GM ever at that time. This achievement secured me a short burst of fame in the German mass media. I was invited to TV stations and appeared in the press. The following photo even found entry into a women’s magazine 🙂

2nd place Grandmaster B tournament Dortmund
1st place Biel Open
1st place Grandmaster tournament Luzern
3rd place European Team Champion Chip

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1990

2nd place in the German Elo list behind Robert Huebner

I had the honor to play under the flag of my country on many occasions. Here at the Zonal Tournament in Bern 1990

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Participation in the Chess Olympiad Novi Sad

In 1990 I did a fairly solid job at the strong GM tournament in Biel. Amongst others, I could draw two times with Karpov. This picture shows us at the post mortem, with Polugaevsky kibitzing.

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1991

1st place IBM Grandmaster tournament in Hannover
2nd place Grandmaster tournament Hamburg (performance: Elo 2718)

1992

Participation in the Chess Olympiad Manila

1993

3rd place Grandmaster tournament Tastrup

1994

1st place International Swiss Championship
2nd place German Championship

1995

1st place Grandmaster tournament Bad Endbach
shared 1st place Berlin Open
3rd place German Championship

1996

1st place Velden Open
1st place Grandmaster tournament Hamburg (best ever performance: 2726)
shared 1st place Wiesbaden Open
German Champion

Establishment of rating above 2600 until the end of my professional chess career

1997

2nd place in the German Elo list behind Arthur Yussupov
German Champion

1998

Termination of career as professional chess player
7th place Zonal Tournament Dresden

1999

Participation in the World Championship in Las Vegas as sole representative of Germany