Jacob Aagaard

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Jacob Aagaard
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Jacob Aagaard, 2008
Full name Jacob Aagaard
Country Scotland
Born (1973-07-31) 31 July 1973 (age 44)
Title Grandmaster (2007)
FIDE rating 2482 (July 2018)
Peak rating 2538 (July 2009)

Jacob Aagaard (born 31 July 1973) is a Danish-born Scottish chess grandmaster and the 2007 British Chess Champion. He is Scotland's third highest rated player as of February 2018, with an Elo rating of 2481. In 2004, he took second place in the Scottish Chess Championship. In 2005, he took first place in the Scottish Championship but was not a British citizen, so the title went to Craig Pritchett. In 2012 he won the title, the first time he played and was eligible to win it. He is also a chess author and co-owner of Quality Chess, a chess publishing house.[1]

In 2011 Aagaard was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.

In 2012 Jacob won the Scottish Chess Championships with a score of 7/9

Aagaard is the only chess writer in the world to win all four major Book of the Year awards: English Chess Federation (2010), ChessCafe.com (2001), Association of Chess Professionals (2013) and the Boleslavsky Medal from FIDE's trainer committee (2012).


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  1. ^ Speelman, Jon (19 August 2007). "Speelman on Chess". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 

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