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Unzicker, Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Unzicker (1925-2006) was a German grandmaster (1954) born in Pirmasens, Germany on June 26, 1925.  He started to play chess at the age of 10.  West German champion in 1948, 1950, 1952, 1959, 1963, and 1965.  He was East and West German Champion in 1953.  He was the strongest West German player from 1945 to about 1970.  From 1950 to 1978 he competed in 13 chess Olympiads for West Germany, playing board 1 in 10 of them.  His FIDE rating is 2433.  He is a judge of an administrative court.  He died of heart failure during a holiday in Portugal on April 20, 2006.

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