Number of games in database: 161
Years covered: 1958 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2251
Highest rating achieved in database: 2405
Overall record: +41 -71 =49 (40.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
H Karner vs Mass, 1971 1-0
H Karner vs Karpov, 1972 1-0
H Karner vs V Rozhdestvensky, 1958 1-0
H Karner vs Suba, 1983 1/2-1/2
Drasko vs H Karner, 1985 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Estonia vs. Finland (1989)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Tallinn 1981 by Chessdreamer
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| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 161
|1. H Karner vs V Rozhdestvensky
||1-0||24||1958||Estonia||D92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4|
|2. H Karner vs Kotov
|| ||0-1||46||1962||Ch URS tt||B06 Robatsch|
|3. Keres vs H Karner
|| ||1-0||32||1966||Tallinn Kalev-Joud||D92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4|
|4. H Karner vs Keres
||0-1||40||1966||Tallinn Kalev-Joud||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|5. Keres vs H Karner
||1-0||40||1967||Tallinn Kalev-Joud||C49 Four Knights|
|6. H Karner vs Keres
|| ||1-0||46||1967||Tallinn Kalev-Joud||E15 Queen's Indian|
|7. Y Kagan vs H Karner
|| ||1-0||26||1967||USSR Championship||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|8. H Karner vs Tal
||0-1||36||1967||USSR Championship||A05 Reti Opening|
|9. I Nei vs H Karner
|| ||½-½||25||1968||URS-chT||B54 Sicilian|
|10. Taimanov vs H Karner
|| ||1-0||29||1968||Riga||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|11. H Karner vs G Borisenko
|| ||1-0||42||1968||URS-chT||A04 Reti Opening|
|12. H Karner vs Suetin
|| ||0-1||40||1969||URS||A71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5|
|13. Keres vs H Karner
|| ||1-0||48||1969||Tallinn Kalev-Joud||A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System|
|14. H Karner vs Keres
|| ||0-1||36||1969||Tallinn Kalev-Joud||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|15. Lomaia vs H Karner
|| ||1-0||32||1970||Beltsi, Moldova||A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System|
|16. H Karner vs Mass
||1-0||9||1971||Bjelzy||E17 Queen's Indian|
|17. H Karner vs H Pohla
|| ||½-½||39||1971||Parnu||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|18. T Oim vs H Karner
|| ||½-½||47||1971||Parnu||E15 Queen's Indian|
|19. H Karner vs A Vooremaa
|| ||½-½||37||1971||Parnu||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|20. Stein vs H Karner
|| ||½-½||22||1971||Parnu||E09 Catalan, Closed|
|21. H Karner vs U Tarve
|| ||1-0||38||1971||Parnu||E46 Nimzo-Indian|
|22. H Karner vs R Etruk
|| ||1-0||58||1971||Parnu||A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System|
|23. I Nei vs H Karner
|| ||½-½||20||1971||Parnu||E17 Queen's Indian|
|24. Lutikov vs H Karner
|| ||½-½||56||1971||Parnu||E41 Nimzo-Indian|
|25. H Karner vs Bronstein
|| ||½-½||31||1971||Parnu||E15 Queen's Indian|
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 161
|Jul-17-07|| ||whiteshark: Here is a picture taken 2005:
|Sep-30-08|| ||offramp: Thanks for that. It is nice to be able to visualize the face of the man that owns The Hand That Shook The World.|
|Sep-30-08|| ||whiteshark: You are welcome! I sometimes mix it with 28th April 2006 on the Euston Road.|
|Sep-30-08|| ||jon01: Kärner is currently playing Tallinn Champioships 2008.|
Here is a video of him from January 2008 Estonia-Finland 100 boards match. It's a quite hilarious game, if you look at 0:50-1:30.
|Oct-01-08|| ||whiteshark: From the youtube video (start at 0m:40s), Nevanlinna-Karner:|
click for larger view
<1...d2 2.Ra5 d1Q 3.Bxd1 Bxd1 4.Ke3=> (tablebase draw) <4... Bc2 5.Rc5 Bd3 6.Rd5 Bf1 7.Ra5 Bg2 8.Kf2 Bh1 9.Ke3> (karner is doing some sipping now and uncorked...) <9...Bf3 10.Rb5 Bh5 11.Ra5 Bf7 12.Rc5 Bg6 13.Ra5 Ke6 14.Ra6+ Bd6 15.Kd4 Kd7 16.Kd5> shake hands, draw agreed
Was White Risto Nevanlinna ?
|Apr-24-15|| ||zanzibar: In the video he queens the pawn, but removes both pawn + bishop... oops! |
Then his opponent stops the clock and offers his hand?! I suppose Karner had offered a draw or what?
(Is he really 73 in the video?)
I stopped by he to note that he's listed as <Karner, Hillary> in <RUSbase>'s version of <URS Cup (1970)>.
Oh, and here's another picture of the player (<whiteshark>'s chessbase link is now stale):
from here (Estonian):
|Feb-19-17|| ||nimh: Unfortunately he died today at the age of 81. RIP|
|Feb-19-17|| ||Eastfrisian: R.I.P.|
|Feb-19-17|| ||cro777: Rest In Piece IM Hillar Kärner (27 July 1935 – 19 February 2017). |
Kärner was known for his sharp and uncompromising playing style. He recorded wins against two world champions, Tal (1971 and 1983) and Karpov (1972). He was also the only Estonian player who beat Paul Keres (1976) in a tournament game. At the Estonian Chess Championships he won 11 medals (seven gold, three silver and one bronze).
Kärner is the author of book - «Kuus aastakümmet Caissa lummuses» («Six decades under the spell of Caissa»), Published by Argo, Tallinn, 2012 (the book contains 200 of his games including his wins against Tal, Karpov and Keres):
|Feb-20-17|| ||offramp: This is a real shame, but I am glad he lived into his 80s. I first saw H Karner vs Karpov, 1972 when I was very young and it was a revelation to me. It showed that a good player can create problems for his opponent even with very limited material, and that one should never give up a game too early.|
His many Estonian championships show how strong he was, and it's a shame he never managed the last step of becoming a grandmaster. Some players, like Emory Tate and Karner, seem to operate outside of a standard ranking system.
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