Markus Ragger

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Markus Ragger
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Markus Ragger, Karlsruhe 2016
Country Austria
Born (1988-02-05) February 5, 1988 (age 29)
Klagenfurt, Austria
Title Grandmaster (2008)
FIDE rating 2681 (March 2017)
Peak rating 2700 (October 2016)

Markus Ragger (born February 5, 1988 in Klagenfurt) is an Austrian chess grandmaster (2008). He won the Austrian Chess Championship in 2008, 2009 and 2010[1] and has played the first board for Austria in the Chess Olympiads from 2008 to 2016.[2]

In 2011, he tied for 1st–5th with Alexander Areshchenko, Yuriy Kuzubov, Parimarjan Negi and Ni Hua in the 9th Parsvnath Open Tournament.[3] He took part in the Chess World Cup 2011, where he was eliminated in the first round by Evgeny Alekseev.[4] In the Chess World Cup 2013 he reached the second round and lost to Nikita Vitiugov.

In 2015 Ragger won the Politiken Cup in Helsingør on tiebreak over Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Jon Ludwig Hammer, Laurent Fressinet, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Samuel Shankland, Sebastien Maze, Mihail Marin, Sune Berg Hansen and Vitaly Kunin, after all players finished on 8/10.[5] In the same year he led the Austrian team to victory at the Mitropa Cup in Mayrhofen.[6]

In October 2016 he became the first Austrian Grandmaster to reach a FIDE Elo rating of 2700.


  1. ^ "Individual Championship 2008". FIDE. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Markus Ragger". OlimpBase. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "9th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament". Chessdom. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-09-21). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk 2011". London Chess Center. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Fischer, Johannes (2015-08-07). "Markus Ragger wins Politiken Cup". ChessBase. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Austria and Hungary are winner of 2015 Mitropa Cup". Chess Daily News. 2015-06-27. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 

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