Hannes Stefánsson

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Hannes Stefansson
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Hannes Stefansson, 2008
Full name Hannes Hlífar Stefánsson
Country Iceland
Born (1972-07-18) 18 July 1972 (age 46)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Title Grandmaster (1993)
FIDE rating 2511 (August 2018)
Peak rating 2604 (January 2002)

Hannes Hlífar Stefánsson (born 18 July 1972) is an Icelandic chess grandmaster. He is an eleven-time Icelandic Chess Champion, which makes him the record holder for most Icelandic Championship victories.

Chess career[edit]

Born in 1972, Hannes won the World U16 Chess Championship in 1987. He won the Acropolis International in 1993[1] and tied for 1st–4th with Hedinn Steingrimsson, Yuriy Kryvoruchko and Mihail Marin in the Reykjavik Open tournament 2009.[2] He won the International chess tournament Open Teplice 2015 in the Czech Republic.[3] He is the No. 6 ranked Icelandic player as of October 2017.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ilya Smirin wins Acropolis 2007". ChessBase News. 26 August 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 
  2. ^ "Reykjavik Open 2009 – chess in geothermal splendor". ChessBase. 2009-04-13. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Winner GM Hannes Stefansson". International chess tournament Open Teplice. Archived from the original on 2015-07-03. 
  4. ^ Staff writer(s) (October 2017). "Federations Ranking - Iceland". FIDE. 

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