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Stefan Kindermann
S Kindermann 
Number of games in database: 914
Years covered: 1978 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2471 (2516 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2585

Overall record: +280 -215 =401 (53.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 18 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (192) 
    B93 B42 B40 B47 B30
 Ruy Lopez (83) 
    C92 C67 C78 C95 C72
 French Defense (53) 
    C05 C02 C11 C18 C10
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (38) 
    C92 C95 C84 C91 C89
 Sicilian Najdorf (34) 
    B93 B90 B91 B92
 Sicilian Scheveningen (20) 
    B83 B81 B84 B80 B85
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (96) 
    C18 C05 C19 C01 C11
 King's Indian (51) 
    E63 E97 E92 E94 E62
 French Winawer (35) 
    C18 C19 C15 C16 C17
 Dutch Defense (28) 
    A81 A87 A88 A90 A86
 French Tarrasch (28) 
    C05 C03 C07
 Grunfeld (27) 
    D86 D85 D76 D91 D83
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kindermann vs Short, 1987 1-0
   C Crouch vs Kindermann, 1978 0-1
   A Druckenthaner vs Kindermann, 2002 0-1
   Kindermann vs Korchnoi, 1995 1/2-1/2
   Van Wely vs Kindermann, 1994 0-1
   Kotronias vs Kindermann, 1989 0-1
   Kindermann vs O Reeh, 2006 1-0
   Van der Sterren vs Kindermann, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Kindermann vs Uhlmann, 1985 1/2-1/2
   Kindermann vs W Schmidt, 1984 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dortmund (1985)
   Vienna Open (1994)
   Ptuj Zonal (1995)
   Hoogovens-B (1982)
   German Championship (1996)
   Wichern Open (1995)
   Altensteig (1992)
   Baden-Baden (1985)
   Cuxhaven Open (1993)
   Bundesliga 2004/05 (2004)
   Be'er Sheva (1984)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Biel 1995 by suenteus po 147
   1992 Aruba by gauer

   🏆 2nd Bundesliga Ost 19-20
   M A Tabatabaei vs S Kindermann (Nov-24-19) 1-0
   J Schroeder vs S Kindermann (Apr-07-19) 1-0
   A Demchenko vs S Kindermann (Mar-24-19) 1-0
   S Kindermann vs Van Wely (Mar-23-19) 1/2-1/2
   Nisipeanu vs S Kindermann (Mar-03-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Dec-28-1959, 63 years old) Austria

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Stefan Emanuel Sylvester Kindermann became a GM in 1988. He played on the West German Olympiad teams of 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1988 and his best tournament results include 1st= at Dortmund 1985, 1st at Biel 1986 and 1st at Stary Smokovec 1987.

Wikipedia article: Stefan Kindermann

 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,042  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Treppner vs S Kindermann  ½-½441978FRG-ch 15thA04 Reti Opening
2. S Kindermann vs R Ungnad  ½-½511978FRG-ch 15thC30 King's Gambit Declined
3. C Rupp vs S Kindermann 1-0401978FRG-ch 15thE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. S Kindermann vs K Podzielny  0-1381978FRG-ch 15thB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. P Marxen vs S Kindermann  1-0791978FRG-ch 15thB40 Sicilian
6. H Lieb vs S Kindermann  1-0371978FRG-ch 15thE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. S Kindermann vs T Sandmeier  ½-½411978FRG-ch 15thB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
8. S Kindermann vs B Jacob  1-0221978FRG-ch 15thC02 French, Advance
9. S Kindermann vs R Sutterer  0-1401978FRG-ch 15thC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
10. M Boehm vs S Kindermann  ½-½121978FRG-ch 15thB02 Alekhine's Defense
11. L Zier vs S Kindermann  ½-½181978FRG-ch 15thB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
12. S Kindermann vs R Schreiner 1-0591978Bayern Kongress-49 MeisterturnierB56 Sicilian
13. C Crouch vs S Kindermann 0-12919782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC40 King's Knight Opening
14. S Kindermann vs S Bouaziz  0-15019782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB50 Sicilian
15. P Littlewood vs S Kindermann 1-02219782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC40 King's Knight Opening
16. S Kindermann vs A Haik  ½-½5819782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
17. S Kindermann vs R C Balinas  ½-½3119782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB07 Pirc
18. S Tatai vs S Kindermann 1-04419782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE91 King's Indian
19. S Kindermann vs I Farago  ½-½631980FRG-HUNC00 French Defense
20. S Kindermann vs E Pandavos 1-0171980RhodesC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
21. I Farago vs S Kindermann  1-0201980FRG-HUNE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
22. S Kindermann vs F Hoelzl  1-0331981St Johan ID HaideB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
23. S Kindermann vs G Danner  1-0451981St Johan ID HaideB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. Kudrin vs S Kindermann  1-0411981WchT U26B06 Robatsch
25. Psakhis vs S Kindermann  ½-½221981WchT U26E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,042  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-02-04  nikolaas: I don't know much about him, but I'll say what I know. Born 28 december 1959 in German. In 1988 he became grandmaster. But further... Anybody has some information?
Aug-17-04  Kaspy2: he wrote the book on Winawer
Mar-15-05  Karpova: He got a german chess site (together with yusupov, lutz)

There's a nice game he played with white against korchnoi. Korchnoi played Caro-Kann (closed) without bringing out his bc8. he came up moving his rh8 around and then castled short. they agreed to a draw after finding out about this some 25 moves later.

Sep-01-07  whiteshark: He also wrote <Leningrad System - a complete weapon against 1 d4> in 2005 as an updated english edition.
Sep-01-07  whiteshark: <Kaspy2: he wrote the book on Winawer>

He wrote it together with Dirr Ulrich. That's only dealing with <7.Qg4 0-0> on incredible 342 pages!

Sep-01-07  Prugno: Since he is German, does anyone know why he plays under the Austrian flag these days?
Sep-01-07  whiteshark: In this interwiev he said that he is now <Austrian citizen>:
Sep-01-07  whiteshark: Picture:

bio: (in German)

Link to the webpage of his Munic Chess academy

Feb-06-08  bauernfresser: I think he is Austrian, but has lived in Germany since childhood, and used to play for Germany. According to he was actually born in Vienna, Austria.
He was a regular in the German national team in the 80s and early 90s, but couldn't keep up when all those emigrants from the former Soviet Union came during the 90s.
Dec-28-08  BIDMONFA: Stefan E S Kindermann


Dec-28-08  whiteshark: Happy Birthday, GM Kindermann
Dec-28-08  whiteshark: Olympic participations
Dec-28-08  Eastfrisian: I believe, that he has retired. I have nothing heard from him longer time.
Dec-28-08  whiteshark: Kindermann's performance @ Dresden 2008 playing board 2 for Austria (+6 =1 -3)

( --> Austria or --> player)

Dec-28-10  wordfunph: he also authored "The Spanish Exchange Variation - A Fischer Favourite"..

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  GrahamClayton: A miniature by Stefan:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Rhodes"]
[Date "1980.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kindermann, Stefan E S"]
[Black "Pandavos, Emanouel"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4 4. Nxd4 exd4 5. O-O c6 6. Bc4 Nf6 7. Re1 d6 8. d3 Be7 9. Nd2 O-O 10. Nf3 c5 11. e5 dxe5 12. Nxe5 Nd5 13. f4 Bf6 14. Qf3 Nc7 15. f5 Bg5 16. Nxf7 Rxf7 17. Bxf7+ 1-0

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Ruy Lopez Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises Inc, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 1986

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday!
Dec-28-12  waustad: Happy b'day! Clearly he hasn't retired after playing in the Olympiad this Summer.
Dec-28-12  waustad: He also played first board for Austria in the Trans-Europa-Schach-Express tournament:
May-23-15  Conrad93: Now I know where I have heard of this guy before. His opening book was mentioned in Moskalenko's The Wonderful Winawer.

<He wrote it together with Dirr Ulrich. That's only dealing with <7.Qg4 0-0> on incredible 342 pages!>

Yes, described as the Warsaw Variation.

Surprisingly solid, evne though it seems to invite an attack on the kingside.

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  Gottschalk: [Event ""]
[Site ""]
[Date "1989.??.??"]
[White "Wells,Peter"]
[Black "Kindermann,Stefan"]
[Round ""]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D85"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qxa2 12. O-O Nd7 13. Bb4 Nb6 14. h3 Bd7 15. Ra1 Qe6 16. Bd3 Be8 17. Re1 Qd7 18. Ra5 Qd8 19. Qb3 Bc6 20. d5 Bd7 21. e5 Re8 22. e6 fxe6 23. dxe6 Bc6 24. Bxg6 hxg6 25. Rg5 Rf8 26. Rxg6 Rf6 27. Rxg7+ Kxg7 28. Bc3 Nd5 29. Bxf6+ Nxf6 30. Ne5 Qg8 31. Re3 Kf8 32. Rg3 Qh7 33. Rg6 Rd8 34. Qg3 Be4 35. Rg5 a5 36. Nf7 Rd1+ 37. Kh2 Ne8 38. Rxa5 Qg6 39. Rg5 Qh7 40. Qf4 Nf6 41. Qb8+ Ne8 42. Rg4 Rh1+ 43. Kg3 Bf5 44. Rh4 Qg6+ 45. Kf4 Bxe6 46. Ne5 Qf6+ 47. Kg3 Qg7+ 48. Kf3 Bf5 49. Rf4 e6 50. g4 Rxh3+ 51. Ke2 Qc7 52. Qxc7 Nxc7 53. gxf5 Nd5 54. Rd4 Nc3+ 55. Kd2 exf5 56. f3 Nb5 57. Rd8+ Ke7 58. Rd7+ Ke6 59. Rxb7 Rh2+ 60. Ke3 Nd6 61. Ra7 Kxe5 62. Ra5+ Ke6 63. Ra6 Rh4 0-1

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