Heinz Schaufelberger is confirmed dead at the age of 72.
Heinz was best known as a Swiss chess FIDE Master.
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Heinz Schaufelberger
Born(1947-11-19)19 November 1947
TitleFIDE Master
Peak rating2355 (July 1973)
Heinz Schaufelberger (born 19 November 1947; died February 2020), was a Swiss chess FIDE Master, two-times Swiss Chess Championship winner (1971, 1972).
In 1966–1968 Heinz Schaufelberger represented Switzerland three times at the European Junior Chess Championship, achieving the best result in 1969 in Groningen, where he finished sixth. In 1969, in Praia da Rocha he participated in World Chess Championships Zonal tournament and ranked 9th place. In 1971, in Birseck he shared 3rd place with Andreas Dückstein behind Gedeon Barcza and Stefano Tatai. In 1971 and 1972 he twice in row won Swiss Chess Championship.
Heinz Schaufelberger played for Switzerland in the Chess Olympiads:
In 1970, at second board in the 19th Chess Olympiad in Siegen (+7, =0, -4),
In 1972, at fourth board in the 20th Chess Olympiad in Skopje (+5, =6, -4),
In 1974, at third board in the 21st Chess Olympiad in Nice (+5, =6, -3).
Heinz Schaufelberger played for Switzerland in the European Team Chess Championship:
In 1973, at third board in the 5th European Team Chess Championship in Bath (+0, =4, -2).
Also Heinz Schaufelberger two times played for Switzerland in the Men's Chess Mitropa Cup (1976, 1982) and won silver (1976) medal in team competition. Heinz Schaufelberger three times played for Switzerland in the Clare Benedict Chess Cups (1970-1971, 1973).
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