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Jonny Hector
J Hector 

Number of games in database: 1,265
Years covered: 1983 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2476 (2495 rapid, 2403 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2588
Overall record: +534 -343 =371 (57.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 17 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (260) 
    B30 B43 B48 B47 B56
 French Defense (106) 
    C15 C02 C11 C10 C12
 Sicilian Taimanov (58) 
    B48 B47 B45 B46
 Caro-Kann (53) 
    B18 B12 B17 B15 B11
 French Winawer (50) 
    C15 C17 C16 C18
 Sicilian Najdorf (43) 
    B96 B97 B99 B94 B90
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (156) 
    D17 D12 D18 D10 D14
 Ruy Lopez (128) 
    C78 C64 C88 C60 C69
 Semi-Slav (55) 
    D45 D48 D49 D43 D47
 English, 1 c4 e5 (35) 
    A21 A29 A20 A22 A28
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    D02 D00 D04 D01 A46
 Scotch Game (28) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Hector vs M Antonsen, 2010 1-0
   J Hector vs J Carstensen, 2003 1-0
   J Hector vs J Vidarsson, 1996 1-0
   J Hector vs N Kirkegaard, 2006 1-0
   J Hector vs R Ziatdinov, 1994 1-0
   T Ivarsson vs J Hector, 2013 0-1
   J Hector vs L B Hoyos Millan, 1989 1-0
   J Hector vs I Anagnostou, 1992 1-0
   J Hector vs C Hartman, 1996 1-0
   J Hector vs P H Nielsen, 2002 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bellinge (1991)
   Swedish Championship (2002)
   Heart of Finland Open (1993)
   San Sebastian Open (1991)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Swedish Championship (1984)
   Swedish Championship (1985)
   Politiken Cup (2006)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   Wichern Open (1995)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Xtracon Chess Open (2017)
   Xtracon Open (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Sigeman & Co 2002 by Tabanus
   Glek 4 Knights (4 g3) by Bowen Island
   KP Kside Fio by fredthebear

   🏆 59th TCh-DEN Ex -22
   J Hector vs A S Rasmussen (Oct-30-21) 0-1
   J Hector vs J Kramer (Oct-16-21) 1/2-1/2
   N Wachinger vs J Hector (Oct-15-21) 1/2-1/2
   Buhmann vs J Hector (Oct-14-21) 1/2-1/2
   F Baenziger vs J Hector (Oct-03-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-13-1964, 59 years old) Sweden

[what is this?]
Jonny Hector was born in Malmö on February 13, 1964. He learned chess at the age of 14 and progressed fairly quickly, reaching the national championship level in only a few years. He has been one of Sweden's top-rated grandmasters for nearly two decades, recording numerous wins at top European tournaments such as Gausdal 1989, Oxford 1998 (shared), and back-to-back victories at Hamburg in 2001 and 2002. He won the Swedish Championship in 2002. He now lives in Denmark. Hector is also a strong CC player. He was awarded the GMC title in 1999.

Wikipedia article: Jonny Hector

 page 1 of 51; games 1-25 of 1,265  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Hector vs Short 0-1381983World Junior ChampionshipC00 French Defense
2. E Gueye vs J Hector  0-1221983World Junior ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. J Hickl vs J Hector  1-0421983World Junior ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
4. J Hector vs M Abarca Aguirre  0-1581983World Junior ChampionshipC00 French Defense
5. G Milos vs J Hector  ½-½431983World Junior ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
6. J Hector vs J Magem Badals  1-0361983World Junior ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. J Hector vs R Polaczek  ½-½661983World Junior ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. J G Arboleda vs J Hector  0-1531983World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
9. M Jachym vs J Hector  ½-½431983World Junior ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. J Hector vs J R Smith  1-0211983World Junior ChampionshipC00 French Defense
11. J Hector vs I Stohl  0-1311983World Junior ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. P Staniszewski vs J Hector  1-0391983World Junior ChampionshipB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
13. I Collin vs J Hector  1-0591983World Junior ChampionshipC40 King's Knight Opening
14. J Hector vs J Johansson  0-1411984Swedish ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
15. J Hector vs B Bengtsson  0-1421984Swedish ChampionshipB57 Sicilian
16. J Hector vs N Renman  ½-½521984Swedish ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
17. J Hector vs K Setterqvist  ½-½411984Swedish ChampionshipC21 Center Game
18. A Ornstein vs J Hector  1-0291984Swedish ChampionshipA52 Budapest Gambit
19. T Ernst vs J Hector  ½-½331984Swedish ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
20. J Hector vs A Ebenfelt  1-0421984Swedish ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
21. T Andersson vs J Hector  0-1411984Swedish ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
22. Lobron vs J Hector  1-0281984Reykjavik opB20 Sicilian
23. B Hammar vs J Hector  ½-½471984Swedish ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. J Hector vs K Engstrom  1-0391984Swedish ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
25. J Hector vs S Winge  1-0351984Swedish ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
 page 1 of 51; games 1-25 of 1,265  PGN Download
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  Troller: Interesting. Brunello takes the safe exit giving the pawn back with 6..Na5, after which Jonny plays the old main line 7.Nxe5. Some years back, there was some interest in 7.Be2, particularly as Kasparov has played it. But it might also have been (too) thoroughly analyzed by now.

Not content with this, Hector manages to sacrifice another pawn, and in the ensuing tactics it seems he has gotten a winning advantage.

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  GrahamClayton: A Jonny Hector game not in the database:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Malmo"]
[Date "1988.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Hector, Jonny"]
[Black "Schon, W"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 ♘f6 2. ♘c3 d5 3. e5 ♘fd7 4. e6 fxe6 5. d4 g6 6. h4 ♘f6 7. h5 ♖g8 8. hxg6 hxg6 9. ♘f3 c5 10. ♘e5 ♘c6 11. ♗b5 ♗d7 12. ♗xc6 bxc6 13. ♗e3 ♕a5 14. ♕f3 ♕b4 15. O-O-O c4 16. g4 g5 17. ♖h5 a5 18. ♖xg5 ♗g7

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19. ♖xg7 ♖xg7 20. g5 O-O-O 21. gxf6
exf6 22. ♕xf6 ♖e7 23. a3 ♕d6 24. ♗f4 ♖ee8 25. ♘xc4 1-0

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Alekhine Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, 1994

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  ketchuplover: Tough loss to herr Shirov today.
Aug-02-11  plimko: Jonny Hector has started with 5/5 at the Politiken Cup and today he played a great game against Fridman!

[Event "Politiken Cup"]
[Site "Copenhagen/Denmark"]
[Date "2011.08.02"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Hector, Jonny"]
[Black "Fridman, Daniel"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B12"]
[WhiteElo "2568"]
[BlackElo "2659"]
[PlyCount "63"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3 Qb6 4. Nc3 dxe4 5. fxe4 e5 6. Nf3 exd4 7. Nxd4 Nf6 8. e5 Ng4 9. e6 Bxe6 10. Bc4 Bxc4 11. Qxg4 Nd7 12. Qe4+ Kd8 13. Bg5+ f6 14. O-O-O fxg5 15. Nf3 Kc7 16. Qxc4 Qc5 17. Qd3 Nf6 18. Nd4 Qe5 19. Rhe1 Qxh2 20. Ne6+ Kb6 21. Qd4+ Ka6 22. Qc4+ Kb6 23. Na4+ Ka5 24. Nac5 b5 25. Nb3+ Kb6 26. Qd4+ Ka6 27. Nbc5+ Bxc5 28. Nxc5+ Kb6 29. Nd3+ Kc7 30. Re7+ Kc8 31. Qc5 Qxg2 32. Qd6 1-0

Official site:

On 'Scacchi Internazionali':

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  valiant: <plimko> Thanks! Here is the link to the round 5 game
Aug-04-11  OrigamiArtist: Hector has won again in the Politiken Cup against Peter Heine Nielsen to be in the sole lead with 6/6.
Aug-04-11  whiteshark: <OrigamiArtist: Hector has won again in the Politiken Cup against Peter Heine Nielsen... > As Politiken Cups aren't covered by, here is the interesting game:

[Event "Politiken Cup 2011"]
[Site "Helsingor"]
[Date "2011.08.03"]
[Round "6.1"]
[White "Nielsen, Peter Heine"]
[Black "Hector, Jonny"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2681"]
[BlackElo "2568"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Qc7 8. g3 e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Bf4 Nfd7 11. Bg2 Be7 12. Qc1 f6 13. Nxe5 Nxe5 14. Nd5 Qa5+ 15. Bd2 Qd8 16. Nxe7 Qxe7 17. O-O O-O 18. Be3 Rfe8 19. a5 Qb4 20. Rd1 Qb5 21. Bf1 Be6 22. Qc5 Qb3 23. Bd4 Red8 24. Rdc1 Rd5 25. Qc3 Qxc3 26. bxc3 Nc4 27. a6 b6 28. e4 Rd7 29. Ra4 Nd2 30. Be2 Bb3 31. Rb4 c5 32. Rxb3 Nxb3 33. Bc4+ Kf8 34. Bxb3 cxd4 35. cxd4 Ke7 36. d5 Kd8 37. Ba4 Rd6 38. Re1 Rc8 39. e5 Rxd5 40. exf6 gxf6 41. Re8+ Kc7 42. Re7+ Kd6 43. Rd7+ Kc5 44. Rxa7 b5 45. Bb3 Rd6 46. Rxh7 Rxa6 47. h4 Ra3 48. Be6 Re8 49. Rh5+ Kd6 50. Bg4 b4 51. Rb5 Re4 52. Bf5 Re5 53. Rb6+ Kc5 54. Rxf6 Rf3 55. g4 b3 56. Rf8 Rfxf5 0-1

More resistance offered <49. Bf5!>, which put the ♗ on the right diagonal.

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Apr-07-12  SimonWebbsTiger: a bit of news that hasn't made the front pages elsewhere....

Jonny Hector gave a simultaneous display during the Danish Championship recently. He won all but one game for a score of 13.5-0.5

The person who drew is 11 year old Ellen Fredericia, some 1500 rating points lower than Hector and whom has only played chess for just over a year. What's more, she ought to have won her game too!

Ellen is the daughter of Danish Woman's FIDE Master Louise. Louise is a former 2 x Danish Women's Champion and has represented Denmark at the (Female) Chess Olympiads. Hopefully, young Ellen, after this great experience with Jonny - a very popular player in Denmark, will follow mum's footsteps.

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  HeMateMe: Kinda sounds like a movie star name.
May-10-12  Benjamin1981: A well-known swedish joke is that if you visit a prison, half the inmates will have names ending with -y. This is because there used to be (and to some extent is)a swedish subculture called raggare. The raggare ("raggarna") where the first swedish teenagers to adopt american popular culture, in the late fifties. And because of this they later named their sons with americanized names likes Jonny, Sonny, Larry and Ronny. And because the raggare of the fifties and sixties were known to be a violent bunch and usually didn't come from the best of social conditions, the joke goes that the prisons are now filled with people whose names end with -y. So while Jonny Hector might sound like a movie star to an anglophone ear, it really doesn't in swedish.
Oct-02-12  Volmac: I saw an old chess magazine once where the journalist thought that Jonny Hector was a typical Super Hero-name.
Oct-02-12  sagahelten: I've played against Hector in a simul twice. Both times I got an advantage, and both times I lost anyway. The second time he had finshed off everybody else in the chess club, and blitzing against a GM is not an easy task... :-) I love his playing style. And he is a very nice person and not aggressive at all outside the board!
Jul-07-14 Not to be confused with this Johnny Hector:
Jul-25-14  Quercus: Cool game by Hector in this years swedish championships, with a positional queen sacrifice on the 12th move, where he caused the 2014 champion Daniel Semcecen his only loss in the tournament:
Feb-13-15  Karposian: I don't think there are many Grandmasters with a lower drawing percentage than Hector. His CG-database drawing percentage is 29.12%. That is extremely low for a GM.
Feb-13-15  waustad: <Quercus> You're right, that is a nice game. One issue I've run into trying to submit Swedish games is that you often run into non-ASCII characters in the png files. I an Email exchange with, I asked about this and they said they'd wait for someone to anglicize the files and post them. I guess it didn't happen.
Feb-13-15  lentil: ? Nowhere on this page do I see any indication that Hector has a title. Does he?
Feb-13-15  lentil: meaning OTC, of course.
Feb-13-15  Volmac: < lentil: meaning OTC, of course.> And what do you mean by OTC?
Feb-13-15  Karposian: <Volmac> I guess <lentil> meant OTB.

Anyway, Hector is both a GM and a GMC.

Feb-13-15  CountryGirl: Happy birthday, Jonny! Your rating may have descended, but I always enjoy your fearless games.
Feb-13-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Jonny Hector.
Nov-24-17  thegoodanarchist: <Karposian: <Volmac> I guess <lentil> meant OTB.

Anyway, Hector is both a GM and a GMC.>

GMC is also a brand of truck.

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  Check It Out: After a brief google the actual correspondence GM title seems to be: ICCGM, though in the lists they are simply called GM, the Cadillac of chess titles.

Feb-13-19  MelanieLubbeFan: Happy b-day/ha den äran!
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