|Born||19 May 1895|
|Died||24 February 1958(aged 62)|
In the first half of the 1920s Karel Vaněk was one of Czechoslovakia's leading chess players. He has lived in Brno and participated in team tournaments with the local chess club. In 1923, in Pardubice Karel Vaněk won a bronze medal in Czechoslovak Chess Championship. In 1924, in Paris Karel Vaněk represented the Czechoslovakia team in 1st unofficial Chess Olympiad, where he won a gold medal in team competition.
- "ŠSČR » Historie MČR mužů". February 16, 2012. Archived from the original on February 16, 2012.
- "OlimpBase :: unofficial Chess Olympiads :: Karel Vaněk". www.olimpbase.org.