Jan Smejkal (born March 22, 1946) is a Czechchess player and, since 1972, an International Grandmaster. In the 1970s, he was among the world chess elite. He was champion of Czechoslovakia in 1973, 1979 and 1986 and won many international tournaments, including Polanica Zdrój in 1970 and 1972, Smederevska Palanka in 1971, Palma in 1972, Novi Sad in 1976, Vršac in 1977, Leipzig in 1977, Warsaw in 1979, Trenčianské Teplice in 1979, and Baden-Baden in 1985. In the 1973 Leningrad --Interzonal tournament he finished fourth, just missing out on qualification for the World Championship Candidates Tournament. Smejkal was born in Lanškroun, Czech Republic.