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Tiger Hillarp Persson
Number of games in database: 669
Years covered: 1989 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2529 (2527 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2667
Overall record: +282 -162 =215 (59.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      10 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (50) 
    E25 E32 E44 E55 E53
 Slav (27) 
    D15 D12 D11 D10 D17
 King's Indian (23) 
    E81 E92 E97 E94 E61
 Semi-Slav (22) 
    D45 D49 D44 D43 D46
 Sicilian (21) 
    B90 B30 B42 B51 B31
 Grunfeld (18) 
    D85 D80 D70 D91 D87
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (65) 
    B90 B40 B80 B42 B43
 Robatsch (62) 
 King's Indian (47) 
    E97 E91 E67 E92 E98
 Slav (25) 
    D12 D11 D10 D13 D17
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A40 D02 D04 A41 D00
 Sicilian Najdorf (22) 
    B90 B92 B96 B97 B91
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P H Nielsen vs T Hillarp Persson, 1998 0-1
   T Hillarp Persson vs Hector, 2014 1-0
   V Petkov vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 0-1
   T Hillarp Persson vs T Thomsen, 1997 1-0
   T Hillarp Persson vs Judit Polgar, 2003 1-0
   T Hillarp Persson vs L Karlsson, 2006 1-0
   I Sokolov vs T Hillarp Persson, 1997 0-1
   T Hillarp Persson vs A Smith, 2008 1-0
   Smirin vs T Hillarp Persson, 2015 0-1
   T Hillarp Persson vs F Peralta, 2010 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Sigeman & Co Tournament (2008)
   Swedish Championships (2003)
   Corus Group C (2009)
   Swedish Championship (2006)
   Rilton Cup (2013)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   Olympiad (2008)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

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(born Oct-28-1970, 45 years old) Sweden

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Grandmaster from Malmö. Swedish champion in 2007 and 2008. He is the author of the books <Tiger's Modern> (2005) and the new edition, <The Modern Tiger> (2014), which address his favorite opening, 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 followed by 4...a6.

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 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 669  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. T Hillarp Persson vs R Wlodarczyk  1-028 1989 corres EURC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
2. Blatny vs T Hillarp Persson 1-031 1993 Gausdal B12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. T Hillarp Persson vs T Wedberg  1-038 1993 23rd Rilton CupD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. T Hillarp Persson vs K Beijar  1-044 1995 Sollentuna opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. T Hillarp Persson vs Gulko  ½-½67 1996 11, Politiken, Copenhagen DENA10 English
6. DeFirmian vs T Hillarp Persson 0-145 1996 Copenhagen (Denmark)B06 Robatsch
7. T Hillarp Persson vs Speelman  ½-½61 1996 Politiken, Copenhagen DENE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
8. J M Hodgson vs T Hillarp Persson ½-½45 1996 OlympiadB06 Robatsch
9. T Hillarp Persson vs J Rowson 0-143 1997 Edinburgh mD85 Grunfeld
10. J Rowson vs T Hillarp Persson 1-020 1997 Edinburgh mB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. T Hillarp Persson vs Timman 0-134 1997 It (open)E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. T Hillarp Persson vs J Rowson 0-140 1997 Edinburgh mD85 Grunfeld
13. Y Shulman vs T Hillarp Persson 1-022 1997 Rilton Cup 9798E92 King's Indian
14. J Rowson vs T Hillarp Persson  0-150 1997 Edinburgh mB40 Sicilian
15. Hertneck vs T Hillarp Persson  ½-½46 1997 Berliner Sommer 15thB06 Robatsch
16. I Sokolov vs T Hillarp Persson 0-133 1997 Koge opB06 Robatsch
17. A Ziegler vs T Hillarp Persson  1-069 1997 Excelsior CupE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
18. J Rowson vs T Hillarp Persson  1-040 1997 Edinburgh mB40 Sicilian
19. H Danielsen vs T Hillarp Persson  1-053 1997 Copenhagen ArunaE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. T Hillarp Persson vs T Thomsen 1-022 1997 Nordic Grand PrixD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. T Hillarp Persson vs J Rowson  ½-½14 1997 Edinburgh mA00 Uncommon Opening
22. Hector vs T Hillarp Persson  1-033 1998 VISA GPB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. P H Nielsen vs T Hillarp Persson 0-133 1998 Politiken Cup 20thE97 King's Indian
24. T Hillarp Persson vs Oral  1-037 1998 Elista ol (Men)D85 Grunfeld
25. Plaskett vs T Hillarp Persson  1-027 1998 Hampstead GM 3rdB23 Sicilian, Closed
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  rogge: Go Tiger!
Jan-28-09  I Like Fish: Boy Tigga...
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  suenteus po 147: The current Swedish champion is currently securing his seat in the B Group of Corus 2010. And he's 38 years old! Nice to see some "middle aged" grandmasters with some current successes :)
Jan-28-09  ambongtumbong: the 12th round at Corus will be very interesting. I think if Tiger just draws the game with Wesley So, he will be the champion. A lost will be out of the question.
Apr-01-09  Dredge Rivers: His name is Persson? Who's his second, John Doe? :)
Oct-28-09  Moonstone: Happy Birthday Tiger!
Oct-16-10  Xeroxx: weird name
Oct-16-10  Rolfo: <weird name> A tough name it is. Tiger once beat Magnus about 5 years ago
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  waustad: Happy b'day Tiger!
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  waustad: It is a shame he never played the Dragon in the database here. Perhaps that pun would be too easy.
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  TheFocus: So, is he half man, half tiger?

Isn't that illegal?

Or immoral?

Dec-12-12  Cyphelium: <waustad> The reason you cannot find it is because it's a hidden dragon.
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  waustad: Happy birthday to the Tiger!!
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  offramp: Half man, half biscuit.

Persson is just an analogue of Peterson.

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  ralph46: <offramp> you show your ignorance of swedish names the ending son means son off so persson means son of per and petersson means son of peter and so on if i remember right andersson and larsson are the most popular family names in sweden
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  valiant: Top 100
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  parisattack: At the risk of swearing in church as it were - here are Tiger's comments on his study of the game of Go - and a little on the relationship he finds between it and chess -

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  offramp: Per is a Scandinavian masculine given name. It is derived from the Greek word πετρος (petros) meaning "stone" or "rock". The name is a variant of Peter, a common masculine name of the same origin...
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  parisattack: Whenever (as recently) I study go a few months and come back to chess, my game *seems* improved. I fancy I take a more whole-board approach to analysis, see 'moyo' and 'influence' in different areas and seem better at gauging the underlying pace of the game (relative importance of strategy and tactics). I think many of the positionally descriptive go terms might be applicable to chess.
Oct-24-14  BIDMONFA: Tiger Hillarp Persson


Oct-28-14  ketchuplover: I thought he was in his twenties. Stress Free Birthday to him.
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  parisattack: Congratulations to Tiger for reaching Shodan in Go:

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  Penguincw: Tiger Hillarp Persson is the lowest rated player in a 10-way tie for 1st at the Politiken Cup. He scored 8/10 (+7,-1,=2). Probably his best win was with black against 4th seed Ilya Smirin.
Oct-27-15  sonia91: It seems his actual name is Tigger Christopher Robin Hillarp-Persson:
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  offramp: Hillarp is Swedish for "eats".

So his name means "Tiger Eats Person".

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