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Erik Gustaf Ferdinand Hellers
Number of games in database: 212
Years covered: 1984 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2599
Highest rating achieved in database: 2605

Overall record: +53 -51 =102 (50.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (39) 
    B32 B62 B46 B47 B33
 French Defense (22) 
    C11 C07 C18 C10 C05
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C96 C92 C60 C64 C67
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C96 C92 C99 C95 C84
 French (10) 
    C11 C10
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B17 B18 B12 B16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B90 B50 B84 B91 B93
 King's Indian (21) 
    E97 E63 E99 E98 E88
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B90 B91 B93 B99
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D85 D86 D78 D91 D92
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E15 E12
 English (5) 
    A16 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E G F Hellers vs Polugaevsky, 1989 1-0
   E G F Hellers vs Piket, 1985 1-0
   E G F Hellers vs Kupreichik, 1988 1-0
   E G F Hellers vs de Firmian, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Zsuzsa Polgar vs E G F Hellers, 1990 0-1
   T Ernst vs E G F Hellers, 1986 1/2-1/2
   E G F Hellers vs Ivanchuk, 1984 1/2-1/2
   E G F Hellers vs Antunes, 1990 1/2-1/2
   E G F Hellers vs T Ernst, 1985 1-0
   E G F Hellers vs Van Wely, 1990 1-0

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(born Jan-28-1969, 50 years old) Sweden

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GM Erik Gustaf Ferdinand Hellers was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He was European Junior Champion in 1984-85, awarded the IM title in 1985 and GM title in 1988.

Last updated: 2017-10-12 14:09:54

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 212  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E G F Hellers vs B Jacobsen 1-0201984GroningenC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
2. Blatny vs E G F Hellers  0-1681984EU-ch U20B25 Sicilian, Closed
3. E G F Hellers vs Ivanchuk ½-½301984ChampignyB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
4. Piket vs E G F Hellers  ½-½281984EU-ch U20E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
5. E G F Hellers vs T Ernst  1-0811985SWE-ch UppsalaC39 King's Gambit Accepted
6. Kudrin vs E G F Hellers  ½-½241985OHRA-BB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. E G F Hellers vs Piket 1-0291985OHRA-BB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
8. E G F Hellers vs Zsuzsa Polgar  ½-½361985OHRA-BB33 Sicilian
9. E G F Hellers vs Z Klaric  1-0261985OHRA-BC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
10. T Ernst vs E G F Hellers ½-½561986Lugano openB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. E G F Hellers vs J M Hodgson  ½-½181986HoogovensB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
12. Short vs E G F Hellers 1-0301986HoogovensB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
13. E G F Hellers vs Huebner  0-1441986HoogovensC07 French, Tarrasch
14. E G F Hellers vs H Ree  ½-½271986HoogovensC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
15. Ljubojevic vs E G F Hellers  1-0411986HoogovensB50 Sicilian
16. E G F Hellers vs A Chernin  ½-½571986HoogovensC05 French, Tarrasch
17. P Van der Sterren vs E G F Hellers  1-0401986HoogovensE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
18. E G F Hellers vs Van der Wiel  ½-½221986HoogovensB44 Sicilian
19. P Nikolic vs E G F Hellers  ½-½751986HoogovensE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
20. E G F Hellers vs Seirawan  ½-½611986HoogovensB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
21. Hort vs E G F Hellers  1-0351986HoogovensE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
22. E G F Hellers vs de Firmian  1-0411986HoogovensB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. Sosonko vs E G F Hellers  ½-½301986HoogovensE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
24. Van der Wiel vs E G F Hellers  ½-½221986Amsterdam OHRAB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. E G F Hellers vs Vaganian  0-1451986Amsterdam OHRAC16 French, Winawer
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-28-04  Tigran Petrosian: Where is this guy? He seemed to be pretty promising.
Jun-28-04  acirce: He was. About top-40 or top-50 in the world at his best I think.
Jun-28-04  Tigran Petrosian: And he left us with some good games too. But what happned to him?
Jun-28-04  acirce: I think he has been playing a little, although no ELO rated games. He's just been giving priority to juridics studies and family life I think. Check - you probably don't know the language but there is a quite recent game of his a bit down on the page
Jun-28-04  Tigran Petrosian: Thanks.
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  Benzol: Ferdinand Hellers
Born 28th January 1969 in Stockholm
An IM in 1985 he also won the European junior championship 1984-85.
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  WannaBe: Maybe Hellers and Lord should play. 8-)
May-07-05  WTHarvey: Here's a link to some diagrams of crucial positions in Ferdinand's games:
May-07-05  babakova: I saw Hellers in a TV programme playing some supposed swedish wunderkind, alas we never got to see the game itself which Hellers by the way won.
Jan-28-06  BIDMONFA: Ferdinand Hellers

HELLERS, Ferdinand

Jan-03-07  BIDMONFA: Ferdinand Hellers

HELLERS, Ferdinand
New link

Apr-18-07  Plato: Examining past results of the Sigeman Chess Tournament (which is to start soon), it looks like Hellers was the hero of that competition... He played in it three times and won all three!
Jul-18-07  Quagmire: Ferdinand Hellers played a couple of games in the Swedish league last season. He played the last four rounds and scored 2/4 points. His rating change was -6 and Hellers now has a rating of 2599. Hellers should also be Sweden's highest rated player since he became active. But in Fide's ratinglists Hellers is still listed as an inactive player.
Jan-28-09  WhiteRook48: chessgames should upload his picture
Jan-21-10  Kingkris: Here is what he´s doing nowadays:
May-05-10  samikd: He is Anand's second before the later's match with Dreev. Here's what I found from

<“I worked with Ferdinand Hellers. We were playing in junior events together and we got along well.” GM Hellers says: “Anand is a very pleasant person to work with. It’s very tough, but also very rewarding, as he is such a strong player.” Although Dreev had three seconds, Anand won. The match saw many opening novelties from both sides. Says Anand: “Ferdinand was a big help…the key was that we enjoyed the work.” Confesses Hellers: “As a Swede, I found the heat trying. I was very tired at the end.”>

<When asked about the psychological aspects of the match with Dreev, GM Hellers is tight-lipped even after nearly two decades. “It would be disloyal of me to comment as my views might in some way help Topalov,” he says.>

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday GM Hellers!
Jan-28-12  Xeroxx: Hello Ferdinand
Jan-28-12  jurado96: he is under a rock now
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  GrahamClayton: Here is a brilliant Hellers victory that I have just uploaded to the database:

[Event "it"]
[Site "Groningen"]
[Date "1984.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Ferdinand Hellers"]
[Black "Bo Jacobsen"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. ♘d2 ♘c6 4. ♘gf3 ♘f6 5. e5 ♘d7 6. ♗d3 f6 7. ♘g5 fxg5 8. ♕h5+ g6 9. ♗xg6+ hxg6 10. ♕xg6+ ♔e7 11. ♘e4 ♘dxe5 12. dxe5 ♘xe5 13. ♕f6+ ♔d7 14. ♕xe5 dxe4 15. ♗xg5 ♕e8 16. O-O-O+ ♗d6 17. ♕b5+ c6

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18. ♖xd6+ ♔xd6 19. ♖d1+ ♔c7 20. ♗f4+ 1-0

Source: Nick de Firmian, “Batsford’s Modern Chess Openings”, Fifteenth Edition, Batsford Chess, London, 2009, p. 241

Jan-28-13  talisman: happy birthday.
Jan-28-15  diagonal: Ferdinand Hellers is record winner at the traditional Malmö <Sigeman & Co>, an annual GM invitation tournament (1st edition in 1993, 22nd edition in 2014), amongst others, the winner list is including notables as Korchnoi, Timman, Short, Lautier, Judit Polgar, Ivanchuk, Caruana, Giri, or So.

Hellers who already retired from regular competitive chess in his mid-20s, is the hero of that tournament: He played in it three times and won all three: 1993 the inaugural event, 1994 (joint), and 1997!

Jan-28-15  Aiuta: Did he beat Agdestein in any game(s)?
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Ferdinand Heller!! Anand's second in his match with Dreev.
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