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Tiger Hillarp Persson

Number of games in database: 1,036
Years covered: 1989 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2539 (2542 rapid, 2555 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2618
Overall record: +433 -243 =344 (59.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 16 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (78) 
    E32 E25 E44 E38 E46
 Slav (46) 
    D10 D12 D15 D11 D17
 King's Indian (39) 
    E94 E81 E71 E92 E97
 Semi-Slav (29) 
    D45 D44 D49 D43 D46
 Grunfeld (25) 
    D85 D80 D70 D90 D86
 Sicilian (24) 
    B90 B30 B42 B51 B80
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (106) 
    B90 B42 B43 B51 B80
 King's Indian (81) 
    E97 E91 E98 E81 E67
 Robatsch (69) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    A40 D02 E00 A41 A45
 Sicilian Najdorf (35) 
    B90 B96 B92 B97 B91
 Slav (31) 
    D10 D12 D11 D17 D18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P H Nielsen vs T Hillarp Persson, 1998 0-1
   T Hillarp Persson vs T Laurusas, 2018 1-0
   T Hillarp Persson vs T Thomsen, 1997 1-0
   V Petkov vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 0-1
   I Sokolov vs T Hillarp Persson, 1997 0-1
   K Piorun vs T Hillarp Persson, 2014 0-1
   D Coleman vs T Hillarp Persson, 1999 0-1
   O Hirn vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 0-1
   T Hillarp Persson vs J Kleinert, 2000 1-0
   T Hillarp Persson vs L Karlsson, 2006 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Sigeman & Co (2008)
   Corus Group C (2009)
   Rilton Cup 2018/19 (2018)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Rilton Cup 2013/14 (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   London Chess Classic Open (2015)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Koge Open (1997)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Xtracon Chess Open (2017)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   KID by takchess
   Tiger's modern by barvarian
   98_B06_Modern Tiger by whiteshark
   98_B06_Modern Tiger by Chess4Him

   🏆 50th Rilton Cup
   E Milikow vs T Hillarp Persson (Jan-05-23) 1/2-1/2
   T Hillarp Persson vs J B Willow (Jan-04-23) 1/2-1/2
   F Sawatzki vs T Hillarp Persson (Jan-03-23) 0-1
   T Hillarp Persson vs I Lopez Mulet (Jan-02-23) 1/2-1/2
   K Peyrer vs T Hillarp Persson (Dec-31-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-28-1970, 52 years old) Sweden

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He won tournaments in Gentofte (VISA Nordic Grand Prix), ahead of Sune Berg Hansen, Simen Agdestein, Einar Gausel, Helgi Gretarsson, Heikki Westerinen and others, York in 1999, Jersey (2000), Barcelona Sants 2003 and The Guernsey International Open (2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010). He finished second in the Nordic Chess Championship in Vammala, Finland (2005). In 2008 he was the winner of the Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament in his hometown of Malmö with an impressive 7.5 points. He has won the Swedish Chess Championship twice, in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 he finished second in the C group of the Corus Chess Tournament. Representing Sweden, he scored individual bronze medals in the Chess Olympiad in Elista, 1998 and in Dresden 2008.

His game against Tomas Laurusas at the 43rd Chess Olympiad was ranked best game of 2018 by the editors of Tiger's two books on the Modern Defense have had great reception among critics and public, to the extent that publisher Quality Chess's title for the first book, Tiger's Modern, has become accepted as synonymous with the Modern opening.

Wikipedia article: Tiger Hillarp Persson

Last updated: 2021-11-23 17:54:36

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 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,036  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Hillarp Persson vs R Wlodarczyk  1-0281989EUR corrC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
2. T Hillarp Persson vs T Wedberg  1-038199323rd Rilton CupD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Blatny vs T Hillarp Persson 1-0311993Gausdal IntB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. T Hillarp Persson vs N Renman  1-0301994SWE-chT 9394D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. T Ernst vs T Hillarp Persson  1-0281995SWE-chTB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. T Hillarp Persson vs K Beijar  1-0441995Sollentuna opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. K Kulaots vs T Hillarp Persson  ½-½501996Politiken Cup 18thA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. T Hillarp Persson vs Speelman  ½-½611996Politiken CupE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
9. de Firmian vs T Hillarp Persson 0-1451996Politiken CupB06 Robatsch
10. T Hillarp Persson vs Gulko  ½-½671996Politiken CupA10 English
11. T Hillarp Persson vs K Sasaki  1-0251996Yerevan OlympiadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. S Sarno vs T Hillarp Persson  0-1321996Yerevan OlympiadA10 English
13. R Mendoza vs T Hillarp Persson  ½-½441996Yerevan OlympiadB06 Robatsch
14. T Hillarp Persson vs P San Segundo Carrillo  ½-½411996Yerevan OlympiadE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
15. Nisipeanu vs T Hillarp Persson  1-0751996Yerevan OlympiadB08 Pirc, Classical
16. T Hillarp Persson vs Sosonko  ½-½191996Yerevan OlympiadD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
17. Hodgson vs T Hillarp Persson ½-½451996Yerevan OlympiadB06 Robatsch
18. T Hillarp Persson vs R Vera  ½-½291996Yerevan OlympiadD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. J Petkevich vs T Hillarp Persson  ½-½221996Yerevan OlympiadE61 King's Indian
20. H A Gretarsson vs T Hillarp Persson  ½-½151997Excelsior CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
21. T Hillarp Persson vs S Shipov  ½-½91997Skolernes Skakkklub opE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. H Danielsen vs T Hillarp Persson  1-0531997Copenhagen ArunaE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. T Hillarp Persson vs Gleizerov  ½-½451997Excelsior CupA90 Dutch
24. M Rychagov vs T Hillarp Persson  0-1351997Excelsior CupB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. T Hillarp Persson vs T Thomsen 1-0221997Nordic Grand PrixD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
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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
Oct-28-12  waustad: Happy b'day Tiger!
Dec-11-12  waustad: It is a shame he never played the Dragon in the database here. Perhaps that pun would be too easy.
Dec-11-12  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.
Oct-28-13  waustad: Happy birthday to the Tiger!!
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  offramp: Half man, half biscuit.

Persson is just an analogue of Peterson.

Jul-25-14  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
Jul-25-14  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...
Aug-15-14  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


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  ketchuplover: I thought he was in his twenties. Stress Free Birthday to him.
Mar-31-15  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".

Aug-27-16  11thHeaven: <offramp: Hillarp is Swedish for "eats".

So his name means "Tiger Eats Person".>

That's not remotely true...

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  takchess: Enjoyed this former GOTD
P H Nielsen vs T Hillarp Persson, 1998

Tiger has some interesting games analyzed in Aagaard's Attacking Manuals.

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  takchess: While playing through his KID wins as Black I came across this gem of a Queen Sac M Bach vs T Hillarp Persson, 2015
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  Penguincw: Tiger Hillarp Persson finishes in a tie for first (6/9 - full point ahead of the rest of the field) at the Schaakweek Apeldoorn GM tournament.

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