Gösta Danielsson

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Gösta Erik Vilhelm Danielsson[1] (24 June 1912, Helenelund[2] – 17 October 1978, Knivsta) was a Swedish chess master.


He took 4th at Stockholm 1934 (Erik Lundin won), tied for 3rd-4th at Falun 1934 (Lundin and Olof Kinnmark won), tied for 3rd-4th, behind Paul Felix Schmidt and Paul Keres, at Tallinn (Reval) 1935, and won at Göteborg (Gothenburg) 1935 (Quadrangular).

In September 1935, he played at a match Sweden vs Germany (Scheveningen system) in Zoppot (Sopot). In 1937, he tied for 3rd-4th in Stockholm (Reuben Fine won). In 1939, he took 6th in Alingsås (Gideon Ståhlberg won).

Danielsson represented Sweden in Chess Olympiads:

He won individual gold medal at Stockholm 1937, and three silver medals (team and individual at Warsaw 1935 and individual at Munich 1936).[3]

In September 1942, he won in Munich (1st European ChampionshipEuropameisterschaft, Wertungsturnier – Qualification Tournament).[4]

He was a Swedish Champion in 1955.


  1. ^ Gaige, Jeremy (1987). Chess Personalia A Biobibliography. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 84. 
  2. ^ Other sources says Hagalund[1]
  3. ^ OlimpBase The encyclopaedia of team chess
  4. ^ Gillam, Anthony J. (1999). Munich 1942, 1st European Championship. Nottingham: The Chess Player. ISBN 1-901034-46-1.