Bischoff at Dortmund 2009
|Full name||Klaus Bischoff|
June 9, 1961 |
|FIDE rating||2496 (December 2014)|
In international tournaments, he has taken a share of first place on a number of occasions, including Kecskemét 1988, Arosa 1996, Recklinghausen 1999, Essen 2000, Bad Zwesten 2003 and Bad Zwesten again in 2005. In 2006, he tied for 2nd-9th with Luke McShane, Stephen J. Gordon, Gawain Jones, Šarūnas Šulskis, Luís Galego, Danny Gormally and Karel van der Weide in the 2nd EU Individual Open Chess Championship in Liverpool.
He is a noted expert at rapid chess and is an eleven-time champion of his nation's blitz chess championship. In 1999, he shared first place at the prestigious Essen Rapidplay event with Vladimir Epishin.
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- Bartelski, Wojciech. "34th Chess Olympiad: Istanbul 2000, Germany". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-07-10.
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