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Tiger Hillarp Persson
Number of games in database: 788
Years covered: 1989 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2542 (2542 rapid, 2555 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2618

Overall record: +333 -186 =253 (59.5%)*
   * 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 (51) 
    E25 E32 E53 E55 E44
 Slav (30) 
    D12 D10 D15 D11 D17
 King's Indian (28) 
    E81 E92 E94 E71 E61
 Semi-Slav (22) 
    D45 D44 D49 D46 D47
 Sicilian (21) 
    B90 B30 B42 B31 B80
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D80 D85 D70 D86 D91
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (79) 
    B80 B42 B90 B43 B51
 Robatsch (57) 
 King's Indian (56) 
    E91 E97 E67 E81 E92
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A40 D02 E00 A45 A41
 Slav (24) 
    D10 D12 D11 D17 D15
 Sicilian Najdorf (21) 
    B90 B96 B92 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 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
   O Hirn vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 0-1
   T Hillarp Persson vs Judit Polgar, 2003 1-0
   T Hillarp Persson vs L Karlsson, 2006 1-0
   T Hillarp Persson vs Hector, 2014 1-0
   T Hillarp Persson vs F Peralta, 2010 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Swedish Championship (2003)
   Sigeman & Co (2008)
   Corus Group C (2009)
   Swedish Championship (2006)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   Rilton Cup 2013/14 (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Xtracon Chess Open (2017)

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

   🏆 European Team Championship
   T Hillarp Persson vs F Vallejo Pons (Nov-02-19) 0-1
   T Hillarp Persson vs T Nedev (Nov-01-19) 1-0
   L'Ami vs T Hillarp Persson (Oct-31-19) 1/2-1/2
   T Hillarp Persson vs E Postny (Oct-28-19) 1/2-1/2
   Valentin Dragnev vs T Hillarp Persson (Oct-27-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-28-1970, 49 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.

Wikipedia article: Tiger Hillarp Persson

 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 788  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Hillarp Persson vs R Wlodarczyk  1-0281989corres EURC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
2. Blatny vs T Hillarp Persson 1-0311993Gausdal IntB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. T Hillarp Persson vs T Wedberg  1-038199323rd Rilton CupD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. T Hillarp Persson vs K Beijar  1-0441995Sollentuna opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. T Hillarp Persson vs Speelman  ½-½611996Politiken Cup 18thE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
6. T Hillarp Persson vs Gulko  ½-½671996Politiken Cup 18thA10 English
7. de Firmian vs T Hillarp Persson 0-1451996Politiken Cup 18thB06 Robatsch
8. J M Hodgson vs T Hillarp Persson ½-½451996Yerevan OlympiadB06 Robatsch
9. T Hillarp Persson vs T Thomsen 1-0221997Nordic Grand PrixD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. H Danielsen vs T Hillarp Persson  1-0531997Copenhagen ArunaE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. T Hillarp Persson vs Timman 0-1341997CopenhagenE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. A Ziegler vs T Hillarp Persson  1-0691997Excelsior CupE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
13. I Sokolov vs T Hillarp Persson 0-1331997Koge opB06 Robatsch
14. Hertneck vs T Hillarp Persson  ½-½461997Berliner Sommer 15thB06 Robatsch
15. J Rowson vs T Hillarp Persson  1-0401997Edinburgh mB40 Sicilian
16. T Hillarp Persson vs J Rowson  ½-½141997Edinburgh mA00 Uncommon Opening
17. J Rowson vs T Hillarp Persson 1-0201997Edinburgh mB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. T Hillarp Persson vs J Rowson 0-1431997Edinburgh mD85 Grunfeld
19. T Hillarp Persson vs J Rowson 0-1401997Edinburgh mD85 Grunfeld
20. J Rowson vs T Hillarp Persson  0-1501997Edinburgh mB40 Sicilian
21. Y Shulman vs T Hillarp Persson 1-022199727th Rilton Cup 1997/98E92 King's Indian
22. Hector vs T Hillarp Persson  1-0331998VISA GPB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. P H Nielsen vs T Hillarp Persson 0-1331998Politiken Cup 20thE97 King's Indian
24. T Hillarp Persson vs D Kopec  1-02119983rd Hampstead GMD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. Plaskett vs T Hillarp Persson 1-0271998Hampstead GM 3rdB23 Sicilian, Closed
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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...

Oct-28-17  takchess: Enjoyed this former GOTD
P H Nielsen vs T Hillarp Persson, 1998

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

Oct-28-17  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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