Austrian Chess Federation

The Austrian Chess Federation (German: Österreichischer Schachbund - ÖSB) is the national organisation for chess in Austria.

It was founded in 1920 and refounded in 1946, and is based in Graz. The president from 1971 to June 2018 was Kurt Jungwirth. He was succeeded by Christian Hursky, who is also an Austrian politician in the Landtag.

The federation has 15,000 members and since 1981 publishes a chess magazine called Schach Aktiv. The federation organizes the Austrian Chess Championship.


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