Ralf Åkesson

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Ralf Åkesson
Ralf Akesson Rilton Cup 2009.jpg
Ralf Åkesson, Stockholm 2009
Country  Sweden
Born (1961-02-08) 8 February 1961 (age 56)
Oxelösund, Sweden
Title Grandmaster (1985)
FIDE rating 2460 (May 2017)
Peak rating 2535 (July 1999)

Ralf Åkesson (born 8 February 1961[1] in Oxelösund) is a Swedish chess grandmaster.

He was awarded by FIDE the titles of International Master (IM) in 1981 and Grandmaster (GM) in 1995.

Åkesson won the 1980/1981 European Junior Chess Championship (U20) in Groningen.[2] In 1985 and 1999 he won the Swedish Chess Championship.[3] Tournament victories include the Grandmaster Group in Gausdal in 2001, 2003/04 Rilton Cup in Stockholm, GM B Group of the Gausdal Classics tournament[4] and the Open of the Marx György Memorial in Paks[5] in 2005. He tied for first place in the 18th Vienna Open in 2013 with Stanislav Novikov, Batuhan Dastan, Hagen Poetsch, Jonathan Hawkins and Kacper Drozdowski.[6] In 2015 Åkesson won the Malmö Open, which consists of four rounds of rapid chess and three of standard chess, with a score of 6.5/7.[7]

He took part in three Chess Olympiads for the Swedish national team (1996, 1998 and 2000) with altogether 15 points in 28 games (+9, =12, −7).[8] He achieved his highest rating, 2535, in July 1999.[9]

In Sweden he plays for the club Västerås SK[10] and for the club Södra SS, in Belgium for Leuven Centraal.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rating data for player Åkesson, Ralf, (SWE)
  2. ^ ECU handbook, pages 122 and 123
  3. ^ "Sveriges Schackförbund" (in Swedish). Swedish Chess federation. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  4. ^ FIDE Online. Archive - Tournament report July 2005
  5. ^ "FIDE Online. Archive - Tournament report October 2005". FIDE. 2005-06-14. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  6. ^ "Seven players share first place in Vienna Chess Open". Chessdom. 2013-08-27. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "GM Ralf Åkesson wins Malmo Chess Open 2015". Chessdom. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  8. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "Men's Chess Olympiads - Ralf Åkesson". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  9. ^ Mark Crowther: The Week in Chess 249 - 16 August 1999.
  10. ^ "Ranking List of the Västerås SK". Vasterasschack.se. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  11. ^ Members of Leuven Centraal: Onze leden.

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