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Eric Alfons Arnlind
E Arnlind 
Number of games in database: 56
Years covered: 1940 to 1975
Overall record: +19 -10 =27 (58.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-14-1922, died Dec-22-1998, 76 years old) Sweden

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Eric Arnlind participated in the 2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship (1956) - (1959) and took 6th place. In 1959, he received the International Correspondence Master title. In 1961, he took 2nd place in the Swedish championship. In 1968, he was awarded the International Correspondence Grandmaster title. In the 8th World Correspondence Chess Championship (1975-1980), he took 6th-10th place.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Arnlind vs B Sundberg  1-0291940corrC39 King's Gambit Accepted
2. E Arnlind vs H Brynhammar 1-0221942corr EURC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
3. E Arnlind vs S Kjellander  1-03919562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. L Endzelins vs E Arnlind  ½-½3319562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. E Arnlind vs J Jezek  ½-½2619562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
6. V Borsony vs E Arnlind  ½-½3619562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
7. E Arnlind vs F Batik  1-05319562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
8. J Balogh vs E Arnlind  0-15519562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
9. E Arnlind vs V Bergraser  ½-½1819562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
10. E Arnlind vs A Lundqvist 0-15519562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
11. B Koch vs E Arnlind  ½-½4919562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. Ragozin vs E Arnlind  ½-½3719562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
13. E Arnlind vs M Napolitano  ½-½5019562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
14. E Arnlind vs A Laustsen  1-05519562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
15. L Schmid vs E Arnlind  1-03419562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. K Kaliwoda vs E Arnlind  ½-½3119562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. J Fichtl vs E Arnlind  ½-½43195813th olm qual. group 4B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
18. E Arnlind vs E Walther  ½-½46195813th olm qual. group 4B69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
19. A Anastasopoulos vs E Arnlind  0-164195813th olm qual. group 4A07 King's Indian Attack
20. B Djurasevic vs E Arnlind  1-029195813th olm qual. group 4B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
21. I Jonsson vs E Arnlind  0-133195813th olm final BA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
22. E Arnlind vs B De Greiff  ½-½19195813th olm final BC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
23. E Arnlind vs Kraidman 1-056195813th olm final BB27 Sicilian
24. E Arnlind vs H Catozzi  1-046195813th olm final BC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
25. F Roessel vs E Arnlind  1-040195813th olm final BA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
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Aug-21-05  jenspetersson: Eric Arnlind (1922-1998)

Apart from the game against Euwe found by searching for "Eric Arnlind" another game can be found by searching only for "Arnlind".

Arnlind came second in the Swedish Chess Championship in 1961, but he was even stronger in correspondance chess.

He recieved the title of international correspondance master in 1959 and grandmaster 1968. During a period of thirty years (1955-1985!!!) Eric Arnlind was ranked among the five strongest correspondance chess players in the world.

Arnlinds homeclub was Kristallens SK in Stockholm. At their website Arnlind is portrayed at:

Premium Chessgames Member Thanks for that info. If you have any interest in volunteering as a biography writer for the site, contact us at

We just consolidated all of the Arnlind games and added the photograph.

Mar-14-09  WhiteRook48: who is this guy?
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  whiteshark: I first heard of Arnlind in this game: M Yudovich Sr. vs E Arnlind, 1974. In his annotations he wrote that he wanted to resign after move 25, but instead uncorked <25...Nhf5> after two weeks of hard analysis.
Mar-14-12  Oceanlake: Looks like an intelligent, nice man who was frail.
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. POTD.
Dec-04-14  ljfyffe: Arnlind finished 7th (6th=) in the World CC Championship VIII Final (1977-1980).
Dec-04-14  ljfyffe: 6th in II Final (1956-1959).
Dec-05-14  ljfyffe: The VIII should read 1975-1980.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Eric Arnlind.
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