|Jacek Bogusław Bednarski|
Jacek Bednarski, Lublin 2006
|Born||March 12, 1939|
|Died||19 October 2008 (aged 69)|
|Title||International Master (1964)|
Bednarski became interested in chess at the age of eleven. He met with a professional chess training while studying Physics at the Moscow State University. After returning to the Poland Bednarski quickly became one of the leading Polish chess players and graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Jagiellonian University. From 1960 to 1979 he played fifteen times in the Polish Chess Championship's finals, and winning four medals: gold (1963), silver (1964) and two bronze (1972, 1975).
Bednarski represented the Poland in international matches and took part in more than sixty international tournaments. In 1967 he shared the seventh place (together with Jan Hein Donner) in very strongly Capablanca Memorial in Havana. In 1972 Bednarski won two international tournaments in Lublin and Hradec Králové. Three times he shared second place in the "Rilton Cup" tournament in Stockholm( 1976-1977, 1978-1979, 1979-1980).
- In 1964, at second board in the 16th Chess Olympiad in Tel Aviv (+4, =7, -3),
- In 1966, at first board in the 17th Chess Olympiad in Havana (+8, =4, -3),
- In 1968, at second board in the 18th Chess Olympiad in Lugano (+2, =6, -3),
- In 1970, at reserve board in the 19th Chess Olympiad in Siegen (+6, =4, -3),
- In 1972, at second board in the 20th Chess Olympiad in Skopje (+5, =8, -4),
- In 1973, at third board in the 5th European Team Chess Championship in Bath (+1, =5, -1).