Irmgard Kärner in 1968
|Country|| West Germany |
|Born||February 20, 1927|
|Died||August 23, 2014(aged 87)|
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Irmgard Kärner (20 February 1927 – 23 August 2014), also Irmgard Karner, was a German chess player. She was a winner the West Germany Women's Chess Championship (1964).
From the 1960s to the early 1970s, Irmgard Kärner was one of the leading chess players in the West Germany. She won four medals in West Germany Women's Chess Championships: gold (1964), two silver (1965, 1970) and bronze (1962).
Irmgard Kärner played for West Germany in the Women's Chess Olympiads:
- In 1966, at first reserve board in the 3rd Chess Olympiad (women) in Oberhausen (+0, =1, -5),
- In 1969, at first reserve board in the 4th Chess Olympiad (women) in Lublin (+3, =2, -4),
- In 1972, at second board in the 5th Chess Olympiad (women) in Skopje (+4, =2, -2).
Irmgard Kärner played chess until old age. She twice won the third place at the German Women's Senior Championship (1996, 2002). In 2000, Irmgard Kärner shared 1st place in German Women's Senior Championship.
- "16. Deutsche Damenmeisterschaft 1962 in Eckernförde".
- "18. Deutsche Damenmeisterschaft 1964 in Bremen".
- "19. Deutsche Damenmeisterschaft 1965 in Wangen / Allgäu".
- "21. Deutsche Damenmeisterschaft 1970 in Lauterbach (Hessen)".
- Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: Women's Chess Olympiads :: Irmgard Kärner". www.olimpbase.org.
- "8. Deutsche Seniorenmeisterschaft 1996 in Friedrichroda".
- "12. Deutsche Seniorenmeisterschaft 2000 in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe".
- Michael Dombrowsky: Vor 50 Jahren: Zwei denkwürdige Schacholympiaden from ChessBase
- In Dresden ist die Welt am Zug! from schacholympiade.org
- Bulletin of 18. German Women's Championship, Bremen 27.9. – 10.10.1964
- Deutsche Meisterschaften der Frauen from TeleSchach
- Der Schachclub Starnberg trauert um Irmgard Karner from SC Starnberg
- Irmgard Kärner player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Irmgard Kärner chess games at 365Chess.com
- Irmgard Karner from German Chess Federation
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