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Hans Tikkanen
H Tikkanen 
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Number of games in database: 782
Years covered: 1998 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2498 (2535 rapid, 2554 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2596

Overall record: +313 -181 =287 (58.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (47) 
    E71 E98 E94 E76 E60
 Slav (43) 
    D12 D17 D15 D11 D10
 Queen's Pawn Game (41) 
    A46 E00 D02 D05 D00
 Nimzo Indian (35) 
    E21 E32 E46 E55 E39
 English (27) 
    A14 A13 A15 A10 A11
 Modern Benoni (24) 
    A57 A67 A69 A56 A66
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (60) 
    B32 B31 B47 B48 B23
 Slav (45) 
    D10 D12 D11 D17 D13
 French Defense (42) 
    C05 C01 C11 C02 C18
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    D02 A40 E10 A41 A46
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B18 B15 B11 B13 B12
 Robatsch (17) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Nguyen vs H Tikkanen, 2011 0-1
   H Tikkanen vs T Rydstrom, 2017 1-0
   H Tikkanen vs A Haast, 2012 1-0
   H Tikkanen vs M Burwick, 2017 1-0
   H Tikkanen vs Hector, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Swedish Championship (2017)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   Tata Steel Group C (2012)
   Swedish Championship (2009)
   Rilton Cup 2015/16 (2015)
   Rilton Cup 2016/17 (2016)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2011)
   Rilton Cup 2013/14 (2013)
   Czech Open A (2009)
   European Team Championship (2005)
   Albena Open (2012)
   European Team Championship (2013)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 TCh-SWE Group 4 Qualifier
   H Tikkanen vs A Wengholm (Oct-03-21) 1-0
   M Haubro vs H Tikkanen (Oct-01-21) 1/2-1/2
   H Tikkanen vs J Gdanski (Feb-02-20) 1/2-1/2
   T Rydstrom vs H Tikkanen (Feb-01-20) 1/2-1/2
   S Brynell vs H Tikkanen (Jan-31-20) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-06-1985, 37 years old) Sweden

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He is a five-time Swedish Chess Champion.

He won the Swedish Junior Chess Championship in 2002. In 2010 he won the Lithuanian University of Agriculture Cup in Kaunas and tied for 3rd–6th with Sarunas Sulskis, Tiger Hillarp Persson and Kaido Kulaots at Borup. In 2012, he came second in the Group C of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, and shared first place with Slavko Cicak and Emanuel Berg at the Västerås Open. He played for Sweden in the European Team Chess Championships of 2005 (in team 3), 2011 and 2013

In the January 2012 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2549, making him Sweden's seventh highest ranked player.

Wikipedia article: Hans Tikkanen

Last updated: 2022-01-31 02:46:27

 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 782  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Tikkanen vs Jonas Tunviken  1-0721998Hallstahammar opA56 Benoni Defense
2. H Tikkanen vs J Sittenfeld  0-1241998Hallstahammar opE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. Gorgen Andersson vs H Tikkanen  ½-½251998Hallstahammar opB20 Sicilian
4. C Gregoir vs H Tikkanen  ½-½241998Wch U14 DisneyE17 Queen's Indian
5. Gunnar Bergkvist vs H Tikkanen  ½-½431998Hallstahammar opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. E Liitiainen vs H Tikkanen  1-0651999Scandinavia CupT U18A07 King's Indian Attack
7. Fredrik Larsson vs H Tikkanen  0-1271999SWE Cup qualE15 Queen's Indian
8. A S Rasmussen vs H Tikkanen 1-0341999Scandinavia CupT U18B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
9. G Astrom vs H Tikkanen  1-0541999SWE Cup qualB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
10. H Tikkanen vs R Andersson  1-0331999SWE Cup qualA81 Dutch
11. H Tikkanen vs E Lie  1-0651999Scandinavia CupT U18D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. H Tikkanen vs A Janturin  ½-½141999Wch U14A10 English
13. H Tikkanen vs A Gasthofer  1-0321999Wch U14D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Mamedyarov vs H Tikkanen  0-1501999Wch U14A57 Benko Gambit
15. H Tikkanen vs N Mamedov  1-0231999Wch U14A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
16. G Guseinov vs H Tikkanen  ½-½271999Wch U14B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
17. H Tikkanen vs F Berkes  ½-½381999Wch U14A50 Queen's Pawn Game
18. A Zhigalko vs H Tikkanen  1-0231999Wch U14B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. H Tikkanen vs B Heberla  ½-½451999Wch U14A40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Frans Andersson vs H Tikkanen  1-0332000SWE-chT 0001E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
21. H Tikkanen vs D Ostergaard  ½-½602000SWE-chT 9900A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
22. H Tikkanen vs P Wikstrom  1-0422000SWE-chT 0001D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. H Tikkanen vs T Moreau  ½-½252000SWE-chT 9900A56 Benoni Defense
24. H Tikkanen vs J Wieweg  1-0332000SWE-chT 9900A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
25. H Tikkanen vs J Furhoff  ½-½562000SWE-chT 9900A81 Dutch
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Kibitzer's Corner
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.
Jun-09-11  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).

Feb-06-12  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!
Feb-06-16  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.

Feb-06-22  Nosnibor: His greatest rival Berg holds a +1 score against him per the database. However, Happy Birthday Hans.

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