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Regina Pokorná

Regina Pokorná at the 38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden, Germany 2008
Country Slovakia
Born 18 January 1982
Title Woman Grandmaster
Peak rating 2429 (July 2003)

Regina Theissl Pokorná (née Pokorná; born 18 January 1982) is a Slovak-Austrian chess Woman Grandmaster (WGM).

Chess career

Pokorná was trained by Grandmaster Ján Plachetka. Pokorná won the Slovak Under-18 Girls' Chess Championship in 1996, 1997 and 1999. She scored 10/13 to win the European Junior Girls' Chess Championship in Patras, Greece in 1999. She also played in the FIDE Women's Chess World Cup in 2000.

Pokorná has represented Slovakia in eight Chess Olympiads between 1998 and 2012. Her best result was in the 37th Chess Olympiad in Turin 2006, where she scored 7/10 and finished eighth on the board 3.

She has represented Slovakia in three European Women's Team Chess Championships from 1997 to 2001, and won the team gold medal and individual bronze medal in Batumi 1999.

In 2009, Pokorná won the Slovak Women's Chess Championship. She has also won, or jointly won, a series of strong women's chess tournaments, including the Mediterranean Flowers tournaments in Rijeka in 2001, 2002, 2005, and 2009, the EWS Cup in Jakarta 2007, and the Mediterranean Golden Island tournament in Vrbnik 2008. In 2009 she won the Women's title of the Slovak Chess Championship.

In 2015 she transferred to the Austrian Chess Federation and started to represent Austria.

Personal life

Her sister Renate is also a FIDE rated chess player.

Her image was used in a sheet of four postage stamps, featuring leading female chess players, called "Chess Masters", issued in Chad in 2010.

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