Friedrich Baumbach

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Friedrich Baumbach
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Full name Friedrich Fritz Baumbach
Country Germany
Born (1935-09-08) September 8, 1935 (age 81)
Weimar, Germany
Title ICCF Grandmaster
ICCF World Champion 1983–89

Dr Friedrich (Fritz) Baumbach (born September 8, 1935 in Weimar, Germany) is a German International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster, most famous for being the eleventh ICCF World Champion, 1983–89. He was also East German Champion in 1970.

He tied for second place behind Mikhail Umansky in a "champion of champions" tournament, the ICCF 50 Years World Champion Jubilee. This was a special invitational correspondence tournament involving all living former ICCF World Champions.[1]


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Preceded by
Victor Palciauskas
World Correspondence Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Grigory Sanakoev