Johan Hellsten

Johan Hellsten (born 25 December 1975) is a Swedish chess grandmaster. He was Swedish Chess Champion in 2006.

Johan Hellsten
Full nameJohan Hellsten
CountrySweden
Born (1975-12-25) 25 December 1975 (age 44)
Sweden
TitleGrandmaster (2004)
FIDE rating2550 (July 2020)
Peak rating2592 (October 2006)

Chess careerEdit

Born in 1975, Hellsten earned his international master title in 1995 and his grandmaster title in 2004.[1] In 2006, he won the Swedish Chess Championship.[2] He played for Sweden in the Chess Olympiads of 1996, 2004 and 2006[3] and in the European Team Chess Championships of 1997, 2003 and 2005.[4] He tied for second–sixth with Laurent Fressinet, Vladimir Baklan, Robert Fontaine and Erik van den Doel in the Abihome Open 2000[5] and tied for first with Dmitry Svetushkin and Marcin Szymanski in the Ikaros Chess Festival 2003.[6] As of the June 2018 rating FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2550, making him the No. 4 ranked Swedish player, though he is inactive.[1]

BibliographyEdit

  • Hellsten, Johan (2008). Play the Sicilian Kan. Everyman Chess. ISBN 9781857445817.
  • Hellsten, Johan (2010). Mastering Chess Strategy. Everyman Chess. ISBN 9781857446487.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hellsten, Johan FIDE Chess Profile
  2. ^ "Svenska mästare". Swedish Chess Federation. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  3. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Johan Hellsten". OlimpBase. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  4. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "European Men's Team Chess Championship: Johan Hellsten". OlimpBase. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  5. ^ Crowther, Mark (2000-10-09). "TWIC 309: Abihome Open 2000". London Chess Center. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  6. ^ Crowther, Mark (2003-07-28). "TWIC455: Ikaros Chess Festival". London Chess Center. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2009.

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