Top 20 Chess Player celebrities in Germany
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Chess Player celebrities [Updated June 10, 2023].
Wilfried Paulsen was born
on July 31, 1828
His brother is Louis Paulsen
, a player whose unique strategies are still used by many players today.
Wilhelm Schönmann was born
on April 7, 1889
After World War II he competed mostly in correspondence matches.
Wolfgang Heidenfeld was born
on May 29, 1911
He represented South Africa in the Chess Olympiad in 1958.
Wolfgang Uhlmann was born
on March 29, 1935
He was considered to be the most highly skilled expert of the French Defense chess strategy.
Wolfgang Unzicker was born
on June 26, 1925
He chose not to become a professional chess player because of his passion for law.
Yair Kraidman was born
on November 1, 1932
He achieved the title of Grandmaster in 1976.
Walther Vonholzhausen was born
on May 29, 1876
He published two books on chess, in 1926 and 1928, that are still used in study today.
Sonja Graf was born
on December 16, 1908
After her move to the United States, she became a two time United States Women's Chess Champion (in 1957 and 1964).
Robert Hubner was born
on November 6, 1948
His International Master title was awarded in 1969 and his Grandmaster title in 1971.
Natalia Zhukova was born
on June 5, 1979
She became the Ukrainian Women's Champion at the young age of 16.
Lothar Schmid was born
on May 10, 1928
Chess Grandmaster and arbiter best known for arbitrating the famous encounter between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky.
He was a highly successful correspondence chess player and at one point it was reputed that he owned the largest known private chess library in the world.
Adolf Anderssen was born
on July 6, 1818
He is known best for his trademark sacrificial offensive moves including the ones he took in the 1851 "Immortal Game" against Lionel Kieseritzky.
Louis Paulsen was born
on January 15, 1833
He is known for creating many chess strategies that are still in use today such as the Sicilian Dragon, the Sicilian Paulsen variation, French Defense Paulsen Attack and Vienna Game Paulsen variation.
Hans Berliner was born
on January 27, 1929
He won the Correspondence Chess Championship from 1965 to 1968.
Johann Baptist Allgaier was born
on June 19, 1763
He was a chess teacher to the wealthy and noble circles of Europe.
Teodor Regedziński was born
on April 28, 1894
He often played under the name Theodore Reger.