Number of games in database: 47
Years covered: 1952 to 1956
Overall record: +18 -15 =14 (53.2%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
Most played openings
|C78|| ||Ruy Lopez (3 games)||E00|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)||A07|| ||King's Indian Attack (2 games)||E80|| ||King's Indian, Samisch Variation (2 games)||C86|| ||Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack (2 games)||D02|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)||C69|| ||Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation (2 games)||E39|| ||Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation (2 games)|
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| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 47
|1. Grob vs O Benkner
|| ||1-0||42||1952||Match||C56 Two Knights|
|2. O Benkner vs F Olafsson
|| ||½-½||80||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-1||E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)|
|3. Julio Bolbochan vs O Benkner
|| ||½-½||41||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-1||E02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4|
|4. O Benkner vs C Poulsen
|| ||1-0||31||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-1||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|5. G Pfeiffer vs O Benkner
|| ||1-0||26||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-1||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|6. O Benkner vs J Gonzalez de Vega
|| ||½-½||61||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-1||E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation|
|7. P Levy vs O Benkner
|| ||0-1||27||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-1||E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5|
|8. O Benkner vs J Penrose
|| ||0-1||34||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-1||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|9. Pachman vs O Benkner
|| ||0-1||49||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-1||E40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|10. F de Carvalho vs O Benkner
|| ||½-½||41||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-C||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|11. O Benkner vs P Mueller-Breil
|| ||1-0||32||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-C||E90 King's Indian|
|12. O Benkner vs C Doerner
|| ||1-0||52||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-C||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|13. O Benkner vs F Olafsson
|| ||½-½||44||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-C||E70 King's Indian|
|14. O Benkner vs K Tsiknopoulos
|| ||½-½||77||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-C||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|15. O Benkner vs Morcken
|| ||1-0||51||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-C||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|16. P Ravn vs O Benkner
|| ||1-0||38||1953||Paris||E46 Nimzo-Indian|
|17. O Benkner vs Tartakower
|| ||0-1||53||1953||Paris-Saar match||E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3|
|18. O Benkner vs L Schmitt
|| ||1-0||34||1953||GER-ch 15th||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|19. O Benkner vs Stahlberg
|| ||0-1||36||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad qual-3||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|20. O Bernstein vs O Benkner
|| ||1-0||32||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad qual-3||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|21. O Benkner vs Morcken
|| ||1-0||24||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad qual-3||A18 English, Mikenas-Carls|
|22. Larsen vs O Benkner
|| ||½-½||46||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad qual-3||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|23. O Benkner vs J Kupper
|| ||1-0||46||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad Final-B||A35 English, Symmetrical|
|24. A Vestol vs O Benkner
|| ||½-½||64||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad Final-B||C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack|
|25. O Benkner vs Yanofsky
|| ||1-0||30||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad Final-B||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 47
|Nov-04-07|| ||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.
|Nov-04-07|| ||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.|
|Nov-04-07|| ||whiteshark: <Calli> Oh no, a good suggestion(!), but that's a burden, to heavy for me. It requires good English language skills, s.th. I surely don't posses.
Anyhow very nice that you've been thinking about it. :D|
|Nov-04-07|| ||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.|
|Aug-14-09|| ||whiteshark: Nice bio and photos by Frank Hoppe (in German):
|Dec-04-10|| ||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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