Josef Lokvenc

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Josef Lokvenc (1 May 1899, Vienna – 2 April 1974, Sankt Pölten)[1] was an Austrian chess master.

In 1925, he was awarded the Chess Master title in Braunau. In 1926, he took 3rd in Vienna. In 1936, he tied for 6-7th in Vienna (19th Trebitsch-Turnier; Henryk Friedman won). In 1938, he tied for 6-7th in Bad Harzburg (Vasja Pirc won). In June 1939, he tied for 2nd-4th in Bad Elster (Erich Eliskases won). In July 1939, he took 2nd, behind Eliskases, in Bad Oeynhausen (6th German Championship). In November 1940, he took 4th in Kraków/Krynica/Warsaw (1st General Government chess tournament). In April 1943, he tied for 6-9th in Prague. The event was won by Alexander Alekhine ahead of Paul Keres. In August 1943, he won in Vienna (10th GER-ch). In December 1943, he won in Krynica (the 4th GG-ch).[2]

After World War II, Lokvenc tied for 2nd-3rd in Vienna in 1947. In 1951, he tied for 7-8th in Marienbad (zt). In 1951/52, he tied for 2nd-4th in Vienna. He shared 1st in 1951 and won in 1953 the Austrian Championship.[3] In 1954, he tied for 9-10th in Munich (zt).

Lokvenc played for Austria in nine Chess Olympiads: 1927, 1928, 1930, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1960, and 1962.[4]

He was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1951.[5]

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