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Sven Elias Almgren
Number of games in database: 48
Years covered: 1942 to 1961
Overall record: +16 -29 =3 (36.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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(born May-14-1900, died Jan-31-1973, 72 years old) Sweden (citizen of United States of America)

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Sven Almgren, born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, was a strong American amateur who participated in the U.S. Championships of 1944 and 1948.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 48  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Santasiere vs S E Almgren 1-046 1942 CasenoviaA06 Reti Opening
2. W Adams vs S E Almgren  1-056 1944 USA chC13 French
3. S E Almgren vs Fine  0-134 1944 USA chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Denker vs S E Almgren  1-041 1944 USA chA15 English
5. F H Stoppel vs S E Almgren  0-158 1946 47th US OpenC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. Berliner vs S E Almgren 1-035 1946 47th US OpenC11 French
7. S E Almgren vs H Gordon 1-039 1946 47th US OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. K Forster vs S E Almgren  0-148 1946 47th US OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
9. S E Almgren vs L W Stephens  1-055 1946 47th US OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. G Kramer vs S E Almgren  1-064 1946 47th US OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. S E Almgren vs Santasiere  ½-½60 1946 47th US OpenE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
12. S E Almgren vs M N Grant  1-023 1946 47th US OpenC54 Giuoco Piano
13. E Levin vs S E Almgren  0-138 1946 47th US OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
14. M Surgies vs S E Almgren  0-137 1946 47th US OpenD90 Grunfeld
15. Larry Evans vs S E Almgren 0-132 1946 47th US OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. J Rauch vs S E Almgren  1-028 1946 47th US OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
17. S E Almgren vs M Aleman Dovo  0-136 1946 47th US OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. S E Almgren vs A Spitzer  1-053 1946 47th US OpenE16 Queen's Indian
19. S E Almgren vs J Paal  0-132 1946 47th US OpenC13 French
20. S E Almgren vs R Byrne 1-026 1946 47th US OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
21. W Adams vs S E Almgren  1-031 1946 47th US OpenC13 French
22. S E Almgren vs W Adams  0-145 1948 USA-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. S E Almgren vs O Ulvestad  0-140 1948 USA-chE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
24. Kashdan vs S E Almgren  1-047 1948 USA ChC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
25. S E Almgren vs J Platz  0-151 1948 USA-chD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Nov-20-05  Resignation Trap: S Almgren = Almgren .

Sven Almgren was a strong American amateur who was born in Eskilstuna Sweden on May 14, 1900.

He was strong enough to participate in two US Championships. In 1944: and again in 1948: .

He died at his home in Los Angeles on January 31, 1973.

Jun-30-13  DoctorD: Almgren was also a composer of chess problems. One of his games, with reference to his skills as a problem composer, is given in an article by Hilbert on the 1930 Metropolitan Chess League:

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