by André Schulz
03.04.2019 – Last weekend, Eva Moser died of leukemia. She was the best Austrian chess player in history and even won the Austrian national open championship in 2006. In 2015 she retired from the chess tournament. Eva Moser was 36 years old | Photos: ChessBase
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The best chess player in Austria died of leukemia.
Eva Moser, born on July 26, 1982 in Tamsweg, started playing chess in her school days and soon showed her great talent. She already had her first international experience in the Junior European Championship and in the Junior World Championship in 1993. She won the Austrian Youth Championship eight times, in 1998 she became Vice European Champion U-16 and was fifth in the Junior World Championship in the same age group. In 1999, she was appointed for the first time to the Mitropacup in the general national team of Austria.
2000 Eva Moser debuted as an 18-year-old in the Austrian women's team at the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. In 2003, she became the first Austrian to receive the title of Grandmother of Women (WGM) of FIDE. In 2004, FIDE also awarded him the title of MI. In the same year, he led the Austrian general team in the Chess Olympiad in Calvia on the first board. In 2008, 2010 and 2014 he played in the Chess Olympiad in the Austrian Women's Championship. Especially at the 2008 Chess Olympiad in Dresden, she achieved an outstanding result with 8.5 out of 10. Between 2003 and 2013, Eva Moser also played five times for Austria in the European Women's Championship.
Eva Moser, left, at the Chess Olympiad in Dresden 2008
In the open state championship of Austria 2006, he left all the male participants and won the championship title. In the same year, she also won the Austrian team championship with her club Styria Graz. In 2010 and 2011, Eva Moser became the national women's champion of Austria.
In addition to the Austrian league, Eva Moser played from 2006 to 2008 for SC Kreuzberg in the German Bundesliga, also from 2000 to 2005 for the Dresdner SC and from 2006 to 2015 for the OSG Baden Baden in the German female Bundesliga. With their respective teams won there 2002, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, the women's championship of the German team. In 2012, it reached the 25th place in the world ranking of FIDE women with its personal best of 2471.
In addition to her chess career, Eva Moser studied business administration and graduated in 2009 with a bachelor's degree. In addition, he worked as a journalist and regularly wrote articles for many years for the Austrian magazine Schach-Aktiv.
One of his biggest successes in individual tournaments was winning the Augsburg Gutmann Memorial Tournament in 2013. With ten participants, Eva Moser won the tournament outstandingly with 7.5 points in 9 games, achieved a GM standard in a performance of almost 2700 and He left several great masters behind the Su game against Petar Arnaudov was a curiosity, because sometimes there were five women on the board in this game.
For ChessBase, Eva Moser recorded several DVDs, the King & # 39; s Gambit, the Sicilian Alapin Variant and, along with Thomas Luther, the Grünfeld Defense. Your last DVD 1.d4 c5: imagination instead of theory! It was particularly successful.
Eva Moser at the Hamburg ChessBase Studio
During his visits to Hamburg and on many other occasions, we met Eva as a charming and friendly person and an ingenious conversationalist.
In 2015, he suddenly retired from the chess tournament. His last traditional tournament dates from February 2015 in the Austrian state league. But he was still active on the Playchess server, he contacted us from time to time and in 2017 he also started his chess training again.
Eva Moser died last Sunday as a result of leukemia. We lost a good friend. Eva Moser was 36 years old.
Obituary in the Austrian Chess Federation …