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Josef Klinger
Number of games in database: 276
Years covered: 1981 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2433
Highest rating achieved in database: 2505

Overall record: +99 -80 =97 (53.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B22 B42 B56 B82 B23
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A46 A45 E10
 English (11) 
    A13 A15 A12 A10
 French Defense (11) 
    C02 C07 C01 C15 C11
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C84 C95 C78 C80 C60
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B13 B18 B10 B12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B32 B40 B42 B90 B27
 French Defense (18) 
    C01 C07 C04 C18 C11
 Dutch Defense (12) 
    A90 A81 A94
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A30 A34 A36
 English (8) 
    A14 A13 A15 A11
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E19 E17 E15 E12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Klinger vs Glek, 1990 1-0
   J Klinger vs Blatny, 1988 1-0
   Matamoros Franco vs J Klinger, 1986 0-1
   Ftacnik vs J Klinger, 1986 1/2-1/2
   J Klinger vs J Norgaard, 1982 1-0
   Razuvaev vs J Klinger, 1989 0-1
   B Perenyi vs J Klinger, 1987 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Austrian Championship (1985)
   Bern (1991)
   Lucerne (1989)
   Velden Open (1994)
   Austrian Championship (1989)
   Szirak (1985)
   International Youth Tournament (1983)
   Werfen Open-A (1989)
   Sarajevo (1988)
   Balatonbereny Open (1992)
   Zuerich Open (1993)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   GMA Baleares Open (1989)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Szirak 1985 by Tabanus

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(born Jun-06-1967, 55 years old) Austria

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Josef Klinger was Austrian champion in 1985 and 1993. He was awarded the IM title in 1985 and the GM title in 1988. He led the Austrian Olympiad teams in 1986 and 1988.

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 426  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Wockenfuss vs J Klinger  1-0261981Bad Homburg Open 1880/81E07 Catalan, Closed
2. J Klinger vs N Murshed  0-1271982World Junior ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. M L Condie vs J Klinger  ½-½161982World Junior ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
4. E Arlandi vs J Klinger  ½-½271982World Junior ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
5. J Thomsen vs J Klinger  0-1421982World Junior ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
6. J Klinger vs J Gil Capape  ½-½341982World Junior ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. J Klinger vs Short  0-1251982World Junior ChampionshipC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
8. Rajendra Singh vs J Klinger  0-1261982World Junior ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. J Klinger vs K Rasmussen  ½-½421982World Junior ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
10. R Garbarino vs J Klinger  1-0231982World Junior ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Winants vs J Klinger  ½-½381982World Junior ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
12. J Klinger vs M Ebeling  ½-½201982World Junior ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
13. D Barbulescu vs J Klinger  0-1361982World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. J Klinger vs J Norgaard 1-0291982World Junior ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
15. P Moulin vs J Klinger  1-0381982EU-ch U20B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
16. J Klinger vs K Burger  ½-½251983Lugano opB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
17. I Stohl vs J Klinger  ½-½241983EU-ch U20A36 English
18. J Klinger vs E Arlandi  ½-½291983International Junior TournamentC42 Petrov Defense
19. J Gallagher vs J Klinger  ½-½551983International Junior TournamentB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
20. A Ferreira vs J Klinger  ½-½151983International Junior TournamentE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
21. J Klinger vs M Godena  1-0401983International Junior TournamentC44 King's Pawn Game
22. S Cigan vs J Klinger  ½-½151983International Junior TournamentB27 Sicilian
23. R Mancuso vs J Klinger  0-1211983International Junior TournamentC22 Center Game
24. K Nikolaidis vs J Klinger  1-0371983International Junior TournamentE92 King's Indian
25. J Klinger vs J Horvath  ½-½241983International Junior TournamentB03 Alekhine's Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-21-05  Daodejing: Josef Klinger was the most promising austrian chess player after the World War II. He was 3rd in the Junior World Championship in 1985. At the Chessolympiade in Dubai 1986 he was second at that the first board with 75% behind Kasparov (77,3%).

Later he decided to leave chess because in chess there is too less pricemoney, so he became a professional poker player. And he earned a lot of money.

For example:

Euro 80.000

USD 153,700

Mar-10-05  Krahax: I´m very amused about the fantastic games collection
Oct-13-05  Daodejing: My favorite picture of Klinger:

Jun-06-06  BIDMONFA: Josef Klinger


Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Gambler of the Day

Picture from an earlier time:

Oct-20-10  alexrawlings: Looks like this guy made €1,000,000 euros playing poker recently which I guess justifies why he stopped playing chess!
Jun-10-13  waustad: There is a second Josef Klinger who plays chess who was born in 1946. Both are Austrian.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Did he ever get that Section 8 discharge? Oh wait, I'm thinking of Max Klinger:


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