Berlin City Chess Championship

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The Berlin Chess Championship is an annual chess tournament in Germany. The first unofficial Berlin Chess Championship was held in 1853, and Jean Dufresne won a match against Max Lange.[1] Since 1904, official Berlin championships have taken place. The first event was won by Horatio Caro, followed by Ossip Bernstein, Rudolf Spielmann, Wilhelm Cohn, Benjamin Blumenfeld, etc.[2][3]

As a result of the post-war division of the city into East Berlin and West Berlin, from 1953 until 1990 two separate championships were held.[4] Since the 1991 reunification of Germany, the Berlin championships are again held as single events.[5]

Berlin Champions[edit]

Year Winner
1904 Horatio Caro
1905 Horatio Caro, Moritz Lewitt
1906 Erich Cohn
1908 Wilhelm Cohn
1909 Moritz Lewitt
1910 Richard Teichmann
1911 Carl Ahues
1919 Karl Stephan
1920 Ernst Schweinburg
1921 Willi Schlage
1922 Kurt Richter
1923 Kurt Richter
1924 Carl Ahues, Richard Teichmann
1925 Friedrich Sämisch
1926 Willi Schlage
1927 Berthold Koch
1928 Karl Helling
1929 Carl Ahues, Kurt Richter
1930 Kurt Richter, Ludwig Rellstab, Simon Rotenstein
1932 Karl Helling
1933 Kurt Richter, Berthold Koch
1934 Carl Ahues, Friedrich Sämisch
1935 Efim Bogoljubow, Kurt Richter
1936 Kurt Richter
1937 Ludwig Rellstab
1938 Kurt Richter
1939 Franz Mölbitz
1940 Rudolf Palme
1941 Ludwig Rellstab
1942 Josef Grammatikoff
1943 Rudolf Teschner
1944 Rudolf Teschner
1946 Berthold Koch
1947 Rudolf Teschner
1948 Kurt Richter
1949 Gerhard Pfeiffer
1950 Rudolf Teschner
1951 Berthold Koch
1952 Rudolf Teschner

West Berlin and East Berlin Champions[edit]

Year West Berlin Winner East Berlin Winner
1953 Rudolf Teschner
1954 Klaus Darga
1955 Klaus Uwe Müller
1956 Heinz Lehmann
1957 Rudolf Teschner
1958 Wolfram Bialas Werner Golz
1959 Klaus Darga
1960 Alfred Seppelt Bodo Starck
1961 Hans-Joachim Hecht Hermann Brameyer
1962 Wolfram Bialas Klaus Tiemer
1963 Harald Lieb Alfred Barwich
1964 Adolf Delander
1965 Hans-Joachim Hecht Hermann Brameyer
1966 Adolf Delander Lothar Kollberg
1967 Jürgen Dueball Hermann Brameyer
1968 Harald Lieb Franz Stahl
1969 Hans-Joachim Hecht Bodo Starck
1970 Harald Lieb Bodo Starck
1971 Werner Reichenbach Bodo Starck
1972 Harald Lieb Wolfgang Rohde
1973 Harald Lieb Hans-Jürgen Meißner
1974 Werner Reichenbach Bodo Starck
1975 Horst Bach Friedrich Baumbach
1976 Werner Reichenbach Lothar Kollberg
1977 Harald Lieb Joachim Fechner
1978 Wolfgang Riedel Wolfgang Thormann
1979 Norbert Sprotte Lothar Kollberg
1980 Michael Bilek Jörg Seils
1981 Harald Lieb Wolfgang Thormann
1982 no contest Ralf Rennoch
1983 Frank Grzesik Bodo Starck
1984 no contest Bodo Starck
1985 Mladen Muse Alexander Okrajek
1986 no contest Jörg Seils
1987 Mladen Muse Alexander Okrajek
1988 Steve Brooke Wolfgang Rohde
1989 Mladen Muse Jörg Seils
1990 no contest Matthias Schöwel

Berlin Champions[edit]

Year Winner
1991 Jörg Seils
1993 Jörg Seils
1994 Alexander Lagunow
1995 Alexander Lagunow
1996 Alexander Lagunow
1997 Robert Rabiega
1998 Manfred Glienke
1999 Ulf von Herman
2000 Robert Rabiega
2001 Ulf von Herman
2002 Sergej Kalinitschew
2003 Jakov Meister
2004 Jakov Meister
2005 Jakov Meister
2006 Ulf von Herman
2007 Jakob Meister
2008 Ulf von Herman

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