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Otto Benkner
Number of games in database: 36
Years covered: 1952 to 1956
Overall record: +15 -11 =10 (55.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-05-1909, died Jan-26-1996, 86 years old) Germany

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He played for Saar* at the 1952, 1954 and 1956 Olympiads.

*Wikipedia article: Saar Protectorate

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 36  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Grob vs O Benkner  1-0421952MatchC56 Two Knights
2. O Benkner vs F Olafsson  ½-½801952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
3. Julio Bolbochan vs O Benkner  ½-½411952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
4. O Benkner vs C Poulsen  1-0311952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
5. G Pfeiffer vs O Benkner  1-0261952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. O Benkner vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  ½-½611952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
7. P Levy vs O Benkner  0-1271952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
8. O Benkner vs J Penrose  0-1341952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. Pachman vs O Benkner  0-1491952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
10. F De Carvalho vs O Benkner  ½-½411952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-CC78 Ruy Lopez
11. O Benkner vs P Mueller-Breil  1-0321952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-CE90 King's Indian
12. O Benkner vs C Doerner  1-0521952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-CD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. O Benkner vs F Olafsson  ½-½441952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-CE70 King's Indian
14. O Benkner vs K Tsiknopoulos  ½-½771952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-CC78 Ruy Lopez
15. O Benkner vs Morcken  1-0511952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-CD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
16. P Ravn vs O Benkner  1-0381953ParisE46 Nimzo-Indian
17. O Benkner vs Tartakower  0-1531953Paris-Saar matchE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
18. O Benkner vs L Schmitt  1-0341953GER-ch 15thE00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. O Benkner vs Stahlberg  0-1361954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-CE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
20. O Bernstein vs O Benkner  1-0321954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-CC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
21. O Benkner vs Morcken  1-0241954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-CA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
22. Larsen vs O Benkner  ½-½461954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-CA07 King's Indian Attack
23. O Benkner vs J Kupper  1-0461954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-BA35 English, Symmetrical
24. A Vestol vs O Benkner  ½-½641954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-BC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
25. O Benkner vs Yanofsky  1-0301954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
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  whiteshark: born 1909 in Franfurt/Main
died 26. Jan. 1996

12 times 'Saarland' champion.

1st board of the 'Saarland' national team during the Olympiads 1952 in Helsinki, 1954 in Amsterdam and 1956 in in Moskow.

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  Calli: <whiteshark> Why don't you write Chessgames and get authorization to do the biographies? Maybe you didn't realize that all the bios are user written by people who get special permission to do them.
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  whiteshark: <Calli> Oh no, a good suggestion(!), but that's a burden, to heavy for me. It requires good English language skills, I surely don't posses. Anyhow very nice that you've been thinking about it. :D
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  Calli: Just cut and paste what you have already written. It is better than you think and as good as most of them. If anyone wishes to add, they can also edit the bio. My thought is to get the info at the top rather than in the thread.
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  whiteshark: Nice bio and photos by Frank Hoppe (in German):
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  Chessical: From Deutscher Schachbund: "He was champion of the Frankfurt in 1930 and in 1937, and winner of the the Mittel Rheinische Cup in 1934. In 1939 Benkner moved to Saarbrücken. In the Saar, he scored many successes. He won the Saarland Championship 11 times, the last time being in 1967. In the 1950's, he represented the then still independent Saar in the 1952 Chess Olympiad in Helsinki, at Amsterdam in 1954 and in Moscow in 1956 and achieved major successes against leading grandmasters. Unfortunately, he was unable to fulfill his greatest wish by gaining the title of International Master. This was due, no doubt, to a serious war injury that had cost him his left arm, and led to health problems that forced him to withdraw from tournament chess in 1967.

In his later years, Otto Benkner was burdened by caring for his his wife who was seriously ill and bed-ridden, this left him little scope to indulge his hobby. Nevertheless, he reached the ripe old age of 87. This allowed him, from 1948 to 1990, to look after the chess section of Saarbrücken newspaper and so to attract a wide readership. Otto Benkner has earned exceptional merit through the popularization of chess in the Saarland".

Apr-05-19  Nosnibor: A very talented player who for health reasons had to retire from serious chess. It is noted he beat Larsen,Pachman and Yanofsky whilst drawing with Olafsson twice.
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