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Hans Christian Tikkanen (born 6 February 1985 in Karlstad) is a Swedish chess grandmaster.[1] He is a five-time Swedish Chess Champion.

Hans Tikkanen
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Hans Tikkanen, 2016
Full nameHans Christian Tikkanen
CountrySweden
Born (1985-02-06) 6 February 1985 (age 34)
Karlstad, Sweden
TitleGrandmaster (2010)
FIDE rating2503 (June 2019)
Peak rating2596 (July 2011)

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Chess careerEdit

He won the Swedish Junior Chess Championship in 2002.[2] In 2010 he won the Lithuanian University of Agriculture Cup in Kaunas[3] and tied for 3rd–6th with Sarunas Sulskis, Tiger Hillarp Persson and Kaido Kulaots at Borup.[4] In January 2012 he came second in the Group C of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee.[5] He played for Sweden in the European Team Chess Championships of 2005 (in team 3), 2011 and 2013[6]

In the January 2012 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2549, making him Sweden's seventh highest ranked player.

Football careerEdit

Tikkanen played besides his chess career, active football in the Swedish Division 5 Sydvästra B club Hallands Nations FF.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hans Tikkanen is Swedish Champion 2011". ChessBase.com. 2011-07-27. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Sveriges Schackförbund: Juniormästare". Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Lithuanian University of Agriculture CUP November 2010 Lithuania". FIDE. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  4. ^ "5. XtraCon i Skovbo 2010 GM-turnering November 2010 Denmark". FIDE. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Wijk aan Zee Rd13 Aronian is sole winner!". ChessBase.com. 2012-01-29. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  6. ^ "European Men's Team Chess Championship: Hans Tikkanen". OlimpBase. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Hans Tikkanen Hallands Nations FF". Laget. Retrieved 27 January 2012.

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