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Nils Grandelius
N Grandelius 
Photo © copyright 2011 Calle Erlandsson, courtesy of  
Number of games in database: 860
Years covered: 2006 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2652 (2630 rapid, 2593 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2665

Overall record: +286 -139 =292 (60.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 143 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (68) 
    B90 B48 B42 B40 B78
 Ruy Lopez (48) 
    C78 C65 C91 C67 C92
 English (36) 
    A15 A14 A13 A16 A11
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    A45 E10 D02 D00 A46
 French Defense (22) 
    C18 C10 C07 C11 C01
 King's Indian (22) 
    E94 E62 E97 E63 E67
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (111) 
    B51 B90 B43 B80 B42
 Grunfeld (47) 
    D85 D78 D97 D70 D76
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    D02 E10 A45 E00 D00
 Ruy Lopez (39) 
    C67 C84 C69 C97 C65
 Nimzo Indian (29) 
    E32 E54 E34 E20 E52
 Queen's Gambit Declined (28) 
    D38 D39 D37 D30 D35
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Ivanisevic vs N Grandelius, 2012 0-1
   T Reiss vs N Grandelius, 2014 0-1
   N Grandelius vs A Ipatov, 2013 1-0
   N Grandelius vs A Pourramezanali, 2010 1-0
   C F Ekeberg vs N Grandelius, 2014 1/2-1/2
   J van Foreest vs N Grandelius, 2017 1/2-1/2
   Axel Smith vs N Grandelius, 2014 0-1
   N Grandelius vs S L Ivanov, 2008 1-0
   N Grandelius vs T Hillarp Persson, 2014 1-0
   W So vs N Grandelius, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   GRENKE Chess Classic (Open) (2017)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2011)
   Reykjavik Open (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2018)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2013)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)

   🏆 24th Sigeman & Co
   N Grandelius vs Morozevich (May-08-18) 1/2-1/2
   A Tari vs N Grandelius (May-07-18) 1/2-1/2
   N Grandelius vs L Johansson (May-06-18) 1-0
   V S Gujrathi vs N Grandelius (May-05-18) 1/2-1/2
   N Grandelius vs B Gledura (May-04-18) 1-0

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(born Jun-03-1993, 24 years old) Sweden

[what is this?]
FM in 2007, IM in 2008 and GM in 2010. He placed =1st at the category 15 21st Sigeman & Co (2013) tournament in 2013 and outright 1st at the 2nd Grand Europe Open 2013 held in the Golden Sands resort in Bulgaria, scoring 7.5/9.

Wikipedia article: Nils Grandelius

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 860  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Grandelius vs C Berczes 0-1572006Rilton CupB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. N Grandelius vs B Leer-Salvesen  ½-½212006Rilton CupC18 French, Winawer
3. R Barhudarian vs N Grandelius  1-0392006Rilton CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. N Grandelius vs J Akesson  ½-½732007Rilton CupC18 French, Winawer
5. V Nithander vs N Grandelius  1-0342007Rilton CupC67 Ruy Lopez
6. N Grandelius vs P Blazkova  ½-½642007Marianske Lazne IMB01 Scandinavian
7. B Magnusson vs N Grandelius  0-1422008Reykjavik OpenE15 Queen's Indian
8. N Grandelius vs D Bojkov  1-0442008Reykjavik OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. Wang Hao vs N Grandelius  ½-½232008Reykjavik OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. N Grandelius vs S Kristjansson  0-1402008Reykjavik OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. N Grandelius vs E Hermansson  ½-½262008Reykjavik OpenD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
12. T Sachdev vs N Grandelius  1-0412008Reykjavik OpenD85 Grunfeld
13. N Grandelius vs S Thorgeirsson  1-0262008Reykjavik OpenA43 Old Benoni
14. P Vavrak vs N Grandelius  ½-½122008Reykjavik OpenD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
15. B Lindberg vs N Grandelius  ½-½452008Schack-SMC67 Ruy Lopez
16. N Grandelius vs L Karlsson  ½-½392008Schack-SMC18 French, Winawer
17. E Berg vs N Grandelius  1-0352008Schack-SMC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
18. H Tikkanen vs N Grandelius  ½-½132008Schack-SME21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
19. N Grandelius vs V Nithander  1-0462008Schack-SME94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. P Carlsson vs N Grandelius 1-0312008Schack-SMC67 Ruy Lopez
21. N Grandelius vs E Hedman  1-0352008Schack-SMB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. Agrest vs N Grandelius  1-0532008Schack-SMA17 English
23. N Grandelius vs Axel Smith  ½-½172008Schack-SME00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. R Akesson vs N Grandelius  1-0372008Schack-SMA16 English
25. N Grandelius vs Hector  1-0392008Schack-SMC88 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 860  PGN Download
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  Penguincw: And he wins the tournament with a score of 7/9, ahead of 4 other strong GMs.
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  diagonal: Interview with Nils Grandelius, looking forward to the Hasselbacken Open 2016, and a collection of videos with him from the last years, found on:

(Stockholm's Chess Society, one of the world’s oldest chess clubs, celebrates its 150 years jubilee in 2016 with a grand tournament at the venerable Scandic Hasselbacken in the heart of The Royal Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. There will be an open Swiss tournament with nine rounds in nine days for about 250 players)

Mar-26-16  waustad: Congratulations on a dominating performance in the Norway Chess Qualifier.
Mar-31-16  Bibliophage: I happened to quite admire his previous choice of hairstyle. Not only mold breaking but perhaps threw off opponents.
Apr-01-16  waustad: Please, look at his games. He is an interesting attacking player. That matters a lot more than his hair choices as a kid. What is wrong with you that you even care about his hair?
Apr-01-16  waustad: If hair matters that much to you, try Wiring.
Apr-01-16  waustad: That should have been: Anthony Wirig
Apr-06-16  Bibliophage: By no means is it the only factor that drew me to his page, I was only trying to even out some of the above comments taking the opposite stance.
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  morfishine: Who cares about hair? Certainly not his defeated opponents
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  offramp: Essentially Grandelius is promoting slavery and endorsing Belgian rape and murder and mutilation in the Congo. He laughs at native heads on poles and batters the walls of the great city of Zimbabwe. Culture for him grows from the barrel of a rifle. Native art and crafts are to be either stolen or destroyed.

That's the Grandelius method.

Apr-06-16  Karposian: From <offramp>'s link:

<"Cultural appropriation is about the power dynamic. When people with power and privilege decide to 'validate' customs and traditions that oppressed people have long been marginalized for by saying 'This is the hot new thing,' then we have serious problems. Or when they refuse to credit the people who innovated those styles or traditions, but claim them as original ideas, then we get into appropriation," she said. "Showing love for something awesome and doing so with respect to the culture is appreciation and I don't see problems with that, for the most part. I do think white people have to be mindful of their privilege, though, and think twice before hopping on the newest 'trend,' especially if it clearly borrows from disenfranchised people.">

God help us all.

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  offramp: It's okay, everyone! Panic over!

"King Leopold" Grandelius has submitted to popular opinion and removed his culturally insensitive and totally inappropriate locks.

Here is a picture of him from late March 2016.

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  perfidious: <"King Leopold" Grandelius has submitted to popular opinion and removed his culturally insensitive and totally inappropriate locks.>


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  morfishine: <offramp> With this gesture, GM Grandelius is a lock for player of the year
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  offramp: Can we get a new picture of him?

One that reflects his newfound appreciation of the struggles of the races and peoples that he until recently so despised?

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  tpstar: <Who cares about hair?> I dread the subject.

His parents should have named him Matt.

Comb through his best games as you brush up on chess.

Apr-26-17  waustad: He is in a 6way tie for first going into the penultimate round in Reykjavik.
Jan-26-18  posoo: IF U DO NOT LISSEN, how wil u LEARN?

When da people say ur being INSENSATIVE at least do NOT MAKE A JOKE OF IT.

oh but i forgot how comfotuble all da NIBBLE NOBBERS are.

Oh man it is a wonder i have survived dis long.

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  keypusher: < posoo: IF U DO NOT LISSEN, how wil u LEARN? When da people say ur being INSENSATIVE at least do NOT MAKE A JOKE OF IT.

oh but i forgot how comfotuble all da NIBBLE NOBBERS are.

Oh man it is a wonder i have survived dis long.>

What's your position on a Harvard man adopting the speech patterns of Stepin Fetchit?

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  MissScarlett: Why are so many photos from older ChessBase articles inaccessible?

Trying to view them individually results in:

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  zanzibar: Perhaps the url contains a hint?


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  MissScarlett: Keep your nose ooot, <Captain Obvious>.
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  zanzibar: <Missy> you're wanted on the Bistro...
Jan-29-18  posoo: KOPODus, u r MISUNDERSTANDING da words dat i use! dis is NOT a DIALECT it is my INSANNITY!

I have nothing to do with Stupula FOTCHIT.

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  zanzibar: Captain Obvious references are abundantly obvious themselves:

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As for the denied photographs - I've seen this plenty, most particularly with British content (say on the BBC webpages) - where copyright laws require the content to select localities.

I'm sure this is the same story - everybody's IP number gives away their location, and so the server can selectively serve out the photographs.

One solution would be to tunnel. The other would be to get sensible copyright laws.

Funny that <Missy> champions the newspaper restrictions, but similar restrictions on photos cause her to squawk.

Obvious double standard?


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