Gustaf Nyholm

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Gustaf Nyholm (27 January 1880, Stockholm – 12 September 1957, Stockholm) was a Swedish chess master.

He was the first Swedish Champion (1917–1921 and 1922–1924), and a Nordic Champion in 1917.[1][2]

In 1907 he took 6th in Copenhagen (the 6th Nordic-ch, Paul Saladin Leonhardt won). In 1909 he took 2nd, behind Joel Fridlizius, in Göteborg (the 7th Nordic-ch, B tournament). He took 11th in the Hamburg 1910 chess tournament (the 17th DSB Congress, Hauptturnier A, Gersz Rotlewi won). In 1912 he took 11th in Stockholm (the 8th Nordic-ch, Alexander Alekhine won). In 1914 he took 10th at Baden bei Wien (Rudolf Spielmann won).

During World War I, he tied for 6-7th at Copenhagen 1916 (the 9th Nordic-ch, Paul Johner won), and twice won at Stockholm 1916 and Christiania (Oslo) 1917 (the 10th Nordic-ch), took 4th at Stockholm 1917, and took 2nd behind Karl Berndtsson at Gothenburg 1918. After the war, he tied for 7-8th in Göteborg 1919 (the 11th Nordic-ch, Spielmann and Anton Olson won), and took 3rd at Uppsala 1923 (Allan Nilsson and Olson won).[3]

Nyholm played for Sweden at second board (+3 -8 =4) in the 1st Chess Olympiad at London 1927.[4]

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