Romuald Mainka

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Romuald Mainka, 2007

Association GermanyDeutschland Germany
Born 15. May 1963
Title International Champion (1988)
Grandmaster (1993)
Current Elo number 2384 (April 2020)
Best Elo number 2550 (July 1992)
Index card at FIDE (English)

Romuald Mainka (born 15 May 1963 in Gliwice) is a German chess master. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 1993.[1]


Romuald Mainka settled with his parents in Dortmund in the 1970s, where he emerged as a talented youth chess player. In 1980 he came second to Jaan Ehlvest in an international youth tournament in Schilde, Belgium. In the 1980s and 1990s Mainka was consistently one of the most promising talents. He lives in Dortmund and works in Witten-Annen.[2]

He could win the following titles:

  • 1987 Winner of the B-tournament of the Dortmunder Schachtage
  • 1990 Winner of the Bohemian Tournament with Eckhard Schmittdiel in Prague
  • 1991 Winner of the Dortmund C-Tournament with Konstantin Sakajew and Ralf Lau
  • 1991 Winner at the international Open in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage
  • 1992 Place 1 with Ralf Lau in Porz
  • 1993 Winner in Athens
  • 1994 Undivided 2nd place with 8 points from 10 games at the 18th Lloyds Bank Open in London behind Alexander Morosewitsch in front of more than 30 grandmasters
  • 1995 Winner in Schwäbisch Gmünd
  • 1996 Winner in Recklinghausen and Weilburg
  • 1997 Winner in Würzburg and Leverkusen
  • 1999 Winner in Essen, Saarlouis and Kleve
  • 2005 Winner in Recklinghausen

Since the mid-1980s Mainka played with the SF Dortmund-Brackel first in the 2nd Bundesliga, after their promotion from 1989 to 1992 in the 1st Bundesliga. From 1992 to 1997 he played for SG Porz in the 1st Bundesliga and became German team champion with them in 1994 and 1996. In 2002 he moved to the second division club Betzdorf-Kirchen, a year later to SC Remagen, where he played until 2010 (including from 2006 to 2010 in the 1st division). Since the 2010/11 season, he has played for Hansa Dortmund, with whom he played in the 1. Bundesliga in the 2011/12 season and is also registered in the 1. Liga in the 2014/15 season.
In the Belgian Interclubs he played for KSK 47 Eynatten from 2008 to 2010.

Mainka’s twin brother Gregor Mainka had his highest Elo rating of 2385 in July 1993 and played with SF Dortmund-Brackel in the 1989/90 and 1993/94 seasons also in the 1. Schachbundesliga.[3]

Itemized list

  1. Administrator:Mainka, Romuald FIDE Chess Profile – Players Arbiters Trainers.In: Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. Romuald Mainka | Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  3. The chess games of Romuald Retrieved 25 November 2016.

Web links

Commons: Romuald Mainka– Collection of images