Matthias Bluebaum is a German chess Grandmaster born on April 18, 1997. Bluebaum was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 2015, the International Master title in 2012, and the FIDE Master title in 2011. As of August 2022, Bluebaum’s FIDE rating was 2664 while his Peak rating was 2674 as of August 2021. In addition, Bluebaum placed 2nd overall as the best player in Germany behind Vincent Keymer.
Bluebaum represented Germany on the third board at the 42nd Chess Olympiad in September 2016. Bluebaum was the highest scorer in his country, achieving 7.5/10 for a score rating of 2744. In the championship’s ultimate round, played that year, Bluebaum trounced Tarvo Seeman of Estonia from a tied position, giving the US the gold medal. If Blübaum and Seeman had tied, Ukraine would have earned gold using the Sonneborn-Berger tiebreak mechanism.
Blübaum competed in the European Individual Chess Championship in March 2019 and finished 46th with a score of 7/11. Bluebaum participated in the Grenke Chess Open from April 18th to 22nd. After scoring 7.5/9, he shared 1st-8th and finished 6th on deciding set. The tournament was won by Daniel Fridman. Blübaum finished 5th out of 8 competitors at the German Masters, which took place in Magdeburg from 25th May to 1st June. He finished with 4/7 points.
Blübaum finished 81st with 5.5/11points at the 2019 FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament on the Isle of Man from 10th to 20th October. From October 24 to November 2, he played for Germany once more at the European Team Chess tournament in Batumi. As Germany finished 8th, Blübaum scored 3.5/6 points.
Bluebaum was part of the German team that triumphed in the European Youth Chess Tournament in 2015.
Won a gold medal at the European Individual Chess Tournament in April 2022.
Ranked third at the Under-18 German Chess Championship in 2011.
Won at the 2016 Grenke Chess Open.
In January 2020, Bluebaum won the 9th Volksbank-Cup scoring 9 out of 9 setting a record in the tournament’s all-time greatest achievement.
Roland Loetscher vs Matthias Bluebaum – Accentus Young Masters – April 08, 2016
Matthias Bluebaum vs Anton Korobov – Aeroflot Open – Moscow, Russia March 08, 2016
Maxim Dlugy vs Matthias Bluebaum
World Blitz Championship – Berlin Germany – October, 13 2015