Klaus Bischoff

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Klaus Bischoff
Bischoff 2009 Dortmund.jpg
Bischoff at Dortmund 2009
Country  Germany
Born (1961-06-09) 9 June 1961 (age 56)
Ulm, West Germany
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2504 (June 2017)
Peak rating 2569 (November 2009)

Klaus Bischoff (born 9 June 1961 in Ulm) is a German chess player who was awarded the Grandmaster title by FIDE in 1990.

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, Daniel Gormally and Karel van der Weide in the 2nd EU Individual Open Chess Championship in Liverpool.[1]

He is a noted expert at rapid chess and is an eleven-time champion of Germany's blitz chess championship. In 1999, he shared first place at the prestigious Essen Rapidplay event with Vladimir Epishin.

Bischoff won the standard German Chess Championship in 2013 and 2015.[2]

Also a competitor in team chess events, he was part of the German team that took the silver medal at the 34th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul 2000[3] and twice the bronze medal at the European Team Chess Championship, in 1989 and 2001.


  1. ^ Crowther, Mark (2006-09-18). "TWIC 619: European Union Individual Championships". London Chess Center. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "GM Klaus Bischoff is the 2015 German Chess Champion". Chessdom. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "34th Chess Olympiad: Istanbul 2000, Germany". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 

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