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Hans Tikkanen
Number of games in database: 338
Years covered: 2001 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2498 (2535 rapid, 2554 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2596

Overall record: +139 -81 =118 (58.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (20) 
    E71 E98 E94 E76 E63
 Slav (18) 
    D12 D17 D15 D18 D11
 English (18) 
    A14 A13 A10 A15 A11
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    A46 E00 D04 D05 D00
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E21 E32 E48
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D35 D31 D30 D38
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (27) 
    C05 C01 C11 C02 C18
 Slav (23) 
    D10 D11 D17 D12 D19
 Sicilian (18) 
    B32 B31 B47 B78 B40
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    D02 D00 E10 A46 A40
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C05 C07
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B11 B18 B13 B10 B15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Tikkanen vs T Rydstrom, 2017 1-0
   P Nguyen vs H Tikkanen, 2011 0-1
   H Tikkanen vs A Haast, 2012 1-0
   H Tikkanen vs M Burwick, 2017 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Golden Sands (2012)
   Swedish Championship (2017)
   Tata Steel Group C (2012)
   Swedish Championship (2003)
   Rilton Cup 2016/17 (2016)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   Rilton Cup 2013/14 (2013)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   European Team Championship (2005)
   European Team Championship (2013)
   Albena Open (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 World Team Chess Championship
   Grischuk vs H Tikkanen (Mar-13-19) 1-0
   R Mamedov vs H Tikkanen (Mar-08-19) 1-0
   H Tikkanen vs P Idani (Mar-07-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Ismagambetov vs H Tikkanen (Mar-06-19) 1-0
   H Tikkanen vs M Bosiocic (Oct-05-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-06-1985, 35 years old) Sweden

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FM in 2007, IM in 2007, GM in 2010. Swedish Junior Champion in 2002. 1st in Karlstad Open 2007, 1st in Deltalift Open (SWE) 13-15 May 2010. He was Swedish Champion in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2017. ICC: brainwolf.

Wikipedia article: Hans Tikkanen

Last updated: 2019-02-06 06:06:28

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 338  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Solozhenkin vs H Tikkanen  1-0202001Classics GME12 Queen's Indian
2. H Tikkanen vs F Elsness  0-1342001Classics GMD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
3. S Brynell vs H Tikkanen  1-0282001Classics GMB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. H Tikkanen vs L E Johannessen  0-1342001Classics GMD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. T Hansen vs H Tikkanen  ½-½882001Classics GMB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. N Miezis vs H Tikkanen  1-0392001Classics GMC01 French, Exchange
7. H Tikkanen vs C Hanley  ½-½452001Classics GMD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
8. R Akesson vs H Tikkanen  1-0372001Classics GMB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
9. H Tikkanen vs K Trygstad  ½-½162001Classics GME76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
10. H Tikkanen vs I Cheparinov  ½-½252001WYB16E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
11. Areshchenko vs H Tikkanen  1-0202001WYB16B32 Sicilian
12. M Cornette vs H Tikkanen  1-0432001WYB16A07 King's Indian Attack
13. H Tikkanen vs J Aagaard  ½-½602002SWE-chT 0102D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. H Tikkanen vs Navara  ½-½412002Pardubice Czech opD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
15. H Tikkanen vs S Brynell  0-1372003Swedish ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. H Tikkanen vs T Ernst  0-1462003Swedish ChampionshipE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
17. Hector vs H Tikkanen  0-1682003Swedish ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
18. H Tikkanen vs B Ahlander  ½-½442003Swedish ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. Anders Olsson vs H Tikkanen 0-1362003Swedish ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
20. H Tikkanen vs E Berg  1-0402003Swedish ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
21. T Wedberg vs H Tikkanen  1-0552003Swedish ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
22. H Tikkanen vs B Lindberg  ½-½402003Swedish ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
23. Agrest vs H Tikkanen 1-0612003Swedish ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
24. H Tikkanen vs L Karlsson  0-1372003Swedish ChampionshipA90 Dutch
25. T Hillarp Persson vs H Tikkanen  1-0332003Swedish ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 338  PGN Download
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Sep-27-07  Quagmire: Born in 1985. IM in 2007. Hans Tikkanen was one of Sweden's strongest juniors. He is qualified for the strongest group, which he has played in before, in the Swedish Championship 2008.
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  Tabanus: IM Hans Tikkanen, Sweden, born 6 February 1985. Now rated 2473,

FM in 2007, IM in 2007. ICC: brainwolf

Several times Swedish school champion. Nordic school champion 1996. Swedish junior champion 2002.


Placed 13th in World Junior Ch 2004, 1st in Karlstad Open 2007, 5th in Swedish Ch July 2008, 22nd in Rilton Cup 2009, 6th in Stockholm Elo Challenge May 2009, 5th in Swedish Ch July 2009,

1st in Deltalift Open (SWE) 13-15 May 2010:, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: 2nd place and GM norm in Pardubice Open (Czech Republic) 23-31 July 2010:

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  Tabanus: Placed 4th in Manhem's Chess Week (Sweden) 10-18 August 2010:

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  Tabanus: Winner with 2684 perf. of Lithuanian University of Agriculture Cup 25-31 Aug. 2010:

Dec-29-10  BIDMONFA: Hans Tikkanen


Mar-05-11  Nilsson: He is now a GM. For the moment playing in Capelle le Grande, France. Check his game against Kevin Spragett!
Jun-09-11  Maatalkko: He's got a Finnish name.
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  paavoh: @maatalkko: Tikkanen is quite common surname in Finland, there is a CC-GM Kari Tikkanen also in the CG database.

Many other surnames ending -nen originate from the Eastern part of the country although they can be found elsewhere too. For instance, the Swedish national soccer teams has a forward Ola Toivonen, whose father was born in Finland.

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  Penguincw: < "Sweden’s Hans Tikkanen was rewarded with the 100-euro daily prize in Group C for his fine win with white in 30 moves from a Slav Defense against India’s Sahaj Grover. The victory brought the Swede back alongside Russia’s Maxim Turov on top of the standings in this division of the tournament." >


Jan-28-12  RichPeverley: Hes doing really good now after having a bad end of 2011, after winning the Swedish championship. He lost like 60 elo points from a high of 2602 to about 2540!. Hopefully he is back on track.
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  Penguincw: Happy 27th birthday Hans Tikkanen.

Too bad you were runner-up at Hans Tikkanen. But don't worry. You could get a chance in Group B next year, just like Illya Nyzhnyk did at Tata Steel (Group C) (2011).

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  wordfunph: Trivia: Hans Tikkanen scored his three GM norms in just two months.

happy birthday GM Tikkanen..

Jul-14-13  waustad: Congratulations on winning the Swedish Championship! He came ahead of Nils Grandelius tiegreaks after both scored 6.5/9. It looks to me like he may have won in a playoff, but my Swedish leaves a lot to be desired:
Jul-14-13  acirce: Indeed, he won in a playoff which went to Armageddon. Not the ideal way of deciding a national championship to say the least but yes. Tikkanen won for the third time in a row.
Nov-08-13  waustad: His win today in his game against Eltaj Safarli gave Sweden a 2-2 tie with the higher rated Azeris in the ETCC.
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  whiteshark: <acirce> Det går såklart bra att lämna kommentarer på svenska också!
Feb-06-15  waustad: Happy birthday!
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Hans Tikkanen.
Jul-17-17  12Knaves: Congrats on winning Swedish Championship 2017 !!!!!
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  Penguincw: < Feb-06-12 Penguincw: ... Too bad you were runner up at Hans Tikkanen. >

Heh, meant he was runner-up at Tata Steel Group C (2012).

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  HeMateMe: Was he ever paired with Jari Kurri?
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  perfidious: <HMM>, Kurri usually was centred by Gretzky and had Messier on the left side.

Tikkanen was one of those players whom you loved when he wore your jersey and otherwise loathed.

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