Jens Beutel

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Jens Beutel
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Jens Beutel (born July 12, 1946 in Lünen) is a German politician and a member of the Social Democratic Party and has served as lord mayor of Mainz since 1997.[1][2]

Professional biography[edit]

Beutel studied law at the University of Mainz from 1968-1976 and then served as a judge in Frankenthal, Koblenz and Mainz.[2] He became a member of the city parliament in 1989, and became chairman of the SPD group in 1995.[2]

Personal[edit]

Jens Beutel and Viswanathan Anand, Chess Classic Mainz 2002.[3]

Beutel started playing chess at age 13[4] and has managed to attract the Chess Classic tournament to Mainz.[5] In 2002, he lost a computer-assisted handicap match against chess champion Viswanathan Anand.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Landeshauptstadt Mainz: Lebenslauf: Jens Beutel". Landeshauptstadt Mainz. Retrieved July 25, 2009.  (German)
  2. ^ a b c "Beutel, Jens". Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde an der Universität Mainz e.V. Retrieved July 25, 2009.  (German)
  3. ^ Chess Classic Mainz (German)
  4. ^ http://www.chesstigers.de/ccm6_index_news.php?id=762&rubrik=6&lang=0&kat=5
  5. ^ http://www.frankfurtwest.de/ChessClassic2001e/beutel.htm
  6. ^ http://www.chessbase.com/events/events.asp?pid=179