Ralf Åkesson

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Ralf Åkesson
Ralf Akesson Rilton Cup 2009.jpg
Ralf Åkesson, Stockholm 2009
Full name Ralf Åkesson
Country  Sweden
Born (1961-02-08) 8 February 1961 (age 54)
Oxelösund, Sweden
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2436 (May 2015)
Peak rating 2535 (July 1999)

Ralf Åkesson (born 8 February 1961,[1] Oxelösund, Sweden) is a Swedish chess grandmaster.

Åkesson was awarded the International Master title in 1981[2] and the grandmaster title in 1995.

In 1980/1981 he won the European Junior Chess Championship U20 in Groningen.[3] In 1985 and 1999 he won the Swedish Chess Championship.[4] In April 2001 he won the Grandmaster Group in Gausdal. In December 2003 he won the Rilton Cup in Stockholm. In April 2005 he won the GM-B-Group of the Gausdal-Classics-Tournament.[5] In June 2005 he won the Marx György Memorial in Paks.[6]

He took part in three Chess Olympiads for the Swedish National Team (1996, 1998 and 2000) with altogether 15 points in 28 games (+9, =12, −7).[7] He achieved his highest rating, 2535, in July 1999.[8]

In Sweden he plays for the club Västerås SK[9] and for the club Södra SS, in Belgium for Leuven Centraal.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rating data for player Åkesson, Ralf, (SWE)
  2. ^ "The chess games of Ralf Akesson". Chessgames.com. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  3. ^ http://www.schachbund.de/downloads/ecu/ecu-handbuch_2007_p122-123.jpg
  4. ^ "Sveriges Schackförbund". Schack.se. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  5. ^ FIDE Online. Archive - Tournament report July 2005
  6. ^ "FIDE Online. Archive - Tournament report October 2005". Ratings.fide.com. 2005-06-14. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  7. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "Men's Chess Olympiads - Ralf Åkesson". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  8. ^ Mark Crowther: The Week in Chess 249 - 16 August 1999.
  9. ^ "Ranking List of the Västerås SK". Vasterasschack.se. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  10. ^ Schaakclub Leuven Centraal: Onze leden.

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