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Interested in chess history, I wonder if there is an accessible data set that lists all players from East and West Germany in the 80's, ideally with information like the FIDE website (name, national Elo rating, gender and year of birth). I would also be interested in the same data for Germany in the 90s and 2000s.

Note 1. Wikipedia lists I know are too sparse (East German or German players).

Note 2. @BrianTower's answer is very useful but I'm afraid that by focusing only on FIDE players I would miss good players who were not FIDE rated because of the old rating floors for men (2205) and women (2005).

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I wonder if there is an accessible data set that lists all players from East and West Germany in the 80's

The Olimpbase site has a downloadable zip file of FIDE rating data from 1967 to 2001. It is accessible in the sense that you can download it but the data you want would have to be extracted from the dataset which isn't in an easily readable form. It is also quite "dirty".

Now I have already done this so for me it is just a matter of executing the right sql command. Here are the results for East German players. Note that FIDE Ids came in just as the GDR ceased to exist so some of the players don't have proper FINs. Nevertheless my DB requires a unique FIN for each player so the shorter FINs were either the 5-digit, one-year FINs which FIDE created initially before they thought maybe they should cater for more than 100,000 players or they were auto-constructed by my load program.

FullName FIDEID DoBYear Sex MaxRating
Apel, Stefan 4612116 1969 M 2265
Aring, Gerd 4665791 1963 M 2230
Babrikowski, Peter, Dr. 4611942 1956 M 2320
Bade, Heidrun 4612710 1945 F 2040
Barth, Rainer 4611918 1958 M 2280
Bauer, Reinhard, Dr. 4611772 1954 M 2310
Baum, Bernd, Dr. 4611853 1945 M 2265
Baumbach, Friedrich, Dr. 4611721 1935 M 2460
Becker, Michael 4611667 1957 M 2330
Belke, Frank, Dr. 4612337 1963 M 2230
Beltz, Martina 4612485 1962 F 2160
Besser, Hans 4601033 1935 M 2460
Birke, Andreas 4612140 1966 M 2255
Boehlig, Heinz, Dr. 4614283 1943 M 2450
Boehnisch, Manfred 4611543 1941 M 2390
Boensch, Uwe 4611268 1958 M 2575
Boettcher, Ilse 17753 NULL F 2045
Bonsch, Uwe 17771 NULL M 2505
Borriss, Martin, Dr. 4611950 1970 M 2300
Brameyer, Hermann 4612019 1939 M 2270
Braun, Gottfried, Dr. 4611489 1933 M 2400
Braun, Regine 4612744 1954 F 1910
Broeder, Iris 4612426 1962 F 2225
Broemel, Richard 4612256 1958 M 2240
Bromel, Richard 78522 NULL M 2240
Brueggemann, Joachim 4611861 1951 M 2365
Bueder, Thomas 4612183 1967 M 2260
Burchardt, Brigitte 4612213 1954 F 2295
Camin, Gesine 17844 NULL F 2020
Casper, Thomas 4611403 1959 M 2435
Csulits, Anton 4611705 1942 M 2345
Daemering, Katrin 4612604 1966 F 2100
Dietze, Wolfgang, Dr. 4611802 1950 M 2340
Enders, Peter 4611314 1963 M 2490
Espig, Gesine 4612523 1959 F 2135
Espig, Lutz 4611276 1949 M 2490
Espig, Thomas 4612027 1954 M 2380
Feibert, Petra 4606191 1958 F 2255
Feustel 18116 NULL M 2305
Frommelt, Hans-Juergen 4612159 1954 M 2255
Fuchs, Reinhart 4611357 1934 M 2460
Gaffron, Petra 18169 NULL F 1820
Gauglitz, Gernot 4611365 1962 M 2480
Gautzsch, Christina 4612620 NULL F 1980
Geibler, G. 18204 NULL F 2055
Geissler, Grit 4612655 1967 F 2050
Goehler, Antje 4612469 1967 F 2220
Goldberg, Alexander, Dr. 4611560 1965 M 2340
Golz, Werner 18253 1933 M 2410
Grigorov 18292 NULL M 2205
Grottke, Hans-Joachim, Dr. 4612167 1942 M 2280
Gruenberg, Hans-Ulrich 4611306 1956 M 2510
Hackel, Mario 4611780 1970 M 2360
Harnisch, Diana 4612531 NULL F 2025
Hartlapp, Jutta 4612612 NULL F 1985
Heinatz, Dr. Gundula 4612434 1969 F 2195
Heinatz, Thomas 4611748 1965 M 2355
Heinen 18363 NULL M 2265
Heinig, Wolfram, Dr. 4611926 1954 M 2365
Heinsohn, Guenther 4641140 1945 M 2235
Heinsohn, Wilfried 4612400 1947 M 2215
Heintze, Marion 4612191 1954 F 2235
Hennings, Artur 4611594 1940 M 2475
Hesse, Peter 4611519 1944 M 2440
Hobusch, Cornelia 4612574 1960 F 2000
Hoeckendorf, Hartmut 4612302 1954 M 2255
Hoelzlein, Christina 18391 1951 F 2140
Hoffmann, Helga 4608933 1932 F 2015
Hoffmann, R. 18392 NULL F 2205
Hofmann, B. 18393 NULL F 2230
Jahn, Constanze 4612450 1963 F 2210
Jahnel, Guenther 4636147 1958 M 2315
Jakat, Thomas 4612329 1959 M 2270
Janssen, Lieselotte 4612515 1937 F 2040
Jaster, Robert, Prof. Dr. 4612418 1964 M 2225
Jeske, Eckhard 4641485 1952 M 2235
Jeske, Kirsten 4612728 1963 F 2025
Just, Gabriele, Dr. 4612558 1936 F 2155
Kaminski, Uwe 4611381 1962 M 2405
Keller, Manfred 4607368 1945 M 2325
Keller-Hermann, Edith 4611870 1921 F 2190
Kestler, Hans-Guenther 4601076 1939 M 2450
Kimpinsky, Frank 4611934 1960 M 2300
Kleeschaetzky, Rainer 4611985 1963 M 2290
Kliefoth, Christel 4612752 1957 F 1880
Kluss, C. 18592 NULL F 1880
Knaak, Rainer 4611250 1953 M 2565
Kobe, U. 18597 NULL M 2270
Kobe, Ulrich 4612035 1941 M 2270
Kopfer, Michael 89915 NULL M 2235
Kosowski, Todor 4612310 1970 M 2235
Kroggel, Rita 18658 NULL F 1840
Krug, Peter 18662 NULL M 2220
Kube, Hannelore 4612760 1953 F 2005
Kunze, Kerstin 4612493 1971 F 2215
Kyas, Juergen 4618157 1955 M 2230
Lamm, Steffen 4612175 1963 M 2280
Lang, Jens, Dr. 4611756 1960 M 2315
Lehmann, Christina 4612442 1951 F 2075
Lenk, Wolfgang 4612388 1938 M 2250
Liebert, Heinz 4611438 1936 M 2485
Litkiewicz, Kurt 4612264 1934 M 2240
Lorenz, Gerd 4612272 1944 M 2275
Luther, Thomas 4611420 1969 M 2425
Malich, Burkhard, Dr. 4611330 1936 M 2535
Manger, Carola 12092 1959 F 2110
Meissner, Hans-Juergen 4611969 1953 M 2290
Melzer, Monika 4612680 NULL F 1940
Mevissen, Ulrich 4612736 1938 F 2025
Moehring, Guenther 4611462 1936 M 2450
Mueller, K. 18988 NULL F 1870
Mueller, Klaus 4611578 1942 M 2470
Mueller, Werner 4612370 1954 M 2215
Mueller, Werner 18992 NULL M 2205
Neukirch, Detlef 4611624 1940 M 2375
Nobis, Martina 4612779 1959 F 2005
Nowarra, Waltraud 4612361 1940 F 2120
Nuenchert, Eveline 4612540 1943 F 2145
Oetzel, Roland 4612043 NULL M 2270
Okrajek, Alexander 4612221 1956 M 2230
Pachow, Joerg 4612230 1961 M 2255
Packroff, Hermann 4611896 1941 M 2290
Paehtz, Thomas 4611349 1956 M 2515
Petigk, Falk 4611373 1930 M 2420
Pfeil, Hartmut 4611810 1951 M 2300
Pfretzschner, Roland 4612086 1958 M 2265
Poldauf, Dirk 4611470 1965 M 2390
Pollak, Georg 4611551 1946 M 2350
Postler, Reinhard 4611608 1944 M 2375
Pranner, Marion 4612582 NULL F 1990
Prussas, Claudia 19262 NULL F 1835
Raitza, Olaf 4611675 1934 M 2325
Ramseier, Jana S. 1302329 1969 F 2080
Riecks, A. 19343 NULL F 1805
Roesch, Arnd, Prof. 4611632 1965 M 2335
Roesler, Matthias, Dr. 4611977 1966 M 2270
Rosenthal, Dirk 4611586 1970 M 2280
Rossmann, Helmut 4612094 1956 M 2360
Rozental, D. 19388 NULL M 2305
Ruebensam, Helmut 4612051 1955 M 2270
Schilar, Michael 19465 NULL M 2225
Schmidt, Gerhard 4605233 1940 M 2275
Schneider, Frank 4612299 1945 M 2240
Schoene, Ralf 4611535 1961 M 2310
Schoeneberg, Manfred 4611845 1946 M 2470
Schurade, Matthias 4611497 1959 M 2385
Seidemann, Ulricke 4612639 1955 F 2080
Seils, Gudula 4612671 1961 F 2045
Seils, Joerg 4612078 1963 M 2255
Skibbe, Diana 4612698 1961 F 2040
Sommaro, Katja 4612590 1966 F 2135
Starck, Bodo 4611829 1934 M 2325
Starck, Ines 4612477 1963 F 2135
Stern, Rene 4611799 1972 M 2335
Stettler, Michael 4611454 1961 M 2375
Syre, Christian 4611993 1954 M 2285
Teske, Henrik 4611500 1968 M 2425
Thal, Olaf 4611683 1935 M 2355
Thormann, Wolfgang 4611713 1949 M 2360
Tischbierek, Raj 4611322 1962 M 2500
Uhlmann, Wolfgang 4611284 1935 M 2590
Vogt, Lothar 4611292 1952 M 2520
Volke, Karsten 4611411 1965 M 2395
Wagner-Michel, Annett 4612205 1955 F 2230
Walter, Guenter 4612108 1942 M 2370
Weyrich, Morten 4611659 1959 M 2290
Wieland, Ilse 4612507 1957 F 2045
Wolf, Sylvia 4612701 1962 F 2025
Wolff, Sonja 19903 NULL F 1815
Womacka, Mathias 4611390 1966 M 2395
Zahn, Juergen 4612345 1946 M 2225
Zinn, Lothar 19958 1938 M 2435

Running the same query for Germany gives almost 1100 rows which is too much to post here IMHO. If you can find a way you are happy with sending me an email address I can send you some bigger query results.

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  • Thank you! It's very useful and I was able to download the data and launch a query. However, I'm afraid I would miss good players who are not FIDE rated because of the rating floors for men (2205) and women (2005). – Kortchnoi Jul 15 at 13:56

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