Nordic Chess Championship

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The Nordic Chess Championship (Nordiska Schackkongressen) is a biennal chess tournament which determines the champion of the Nordic countries. The first edition took place in Stockholm in 1897. [1] [2] [3]

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History

The winners in the Nordic Championship in 1934 and 1936, Aron Nimzowitsch and Erik Lundin, got the Nordiske kongresmestre title, as the champion of 1930, Erik Andersen, defended his title with 3–3 against Gideon Ståhlberg at Copenhagen 1934 and lost it by 2½–3½ against Erik Lundin at Copenhagen 1937.

Several of the Nordic Championship have been arranged as part of an open tournament, where the best placed player from a Nordic country becomes Nordic champion even if that person did not win the event. For example, the Nordic Champion of 2011, Jon Ludvig Hammer, finished fifth in the Reykjavik Open that doubled as the Nordic Championship since the four players who finished ahead of him were from Ukraine, the Netherlands, and Poland and were thus ineligible for the Nordic Champion title.

Winners

#YearCityNordic champion
11897 Stockholm Flag of Sweden.svg  Sven Otto Svensson  (Sweden)
21899 Copenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg  Jørgen Møller  (Denmark)
31901 Gothenburg Flag of Denmark.svg  Jørgen Møller  (Denmark)
41903 Kristiania Flag of Denmark.svg  Johannes Giersing  (Denmark)
51905 Stockholm Flag of Sweden.svg  A. H. Pettersson  (Sweden)
61907 Copenhagen Flag of the German Empire.svg  Paul Saladin Leonhardt  (German Empire)
71909 Gothenburg Flag of Austria.svg  Milan Vidmar  (Austria)
81912 Stockholm Flag of The Russian Empire 1883.svg  Alexander Alekhine  (Russian Empire)
91916 Copenhagen Flag of Switzerland.svg  Paul Johner  (Switzerland)
101917 Kristiania Flag of Sweden.svg  Gustaf Nyholm  (Sweden)
111919 Gothenburg Flag of Austria.svg  Rudolf Spielmann  (Austria)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Anton Olson  (Sweden)
121924 Copenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg  Aron Nimzowitsch  (Denmark)
131928 Oslo Flag of Sweden.svg  Karl Berndtsson  (Sweden)
141929 Gothenburg Flag of Sweden.svg  Gideon Ståhlberg  (Sweden)
151930 Stockholm Flag of Denmark.svg  Erik Andersen  (Denmark)
161934 Copenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg  Aron Nimzowitsch  (Denmark) *)
*)1934 Copenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg  Erik Andersen  (Denmark)
171936 Helsinki Flag of Sweden.svg  Erik Lundin  (Sweden) *)
*)1937 Copenhagen Flag of Sweden.svg  Erik Lundin  (Sweden)
181938 Örebro Flag of Sweden.svg  Gideon Ståhlberg  (Sweden)
191939 Oslo Flag of Sweden.svg  Gideon Ståhlberg  (Sweden)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Erik Lundin  (Sweden)
201946 Copenhagen Flag of Finland.svg  Osmo Kaila  (Finland)
211947 Helsinki Flag of Finland.svg  Eero Böök  (Finland)
221948 Örebro Flag of Iceland.svg  Baldur Möller  (Iceland)
231950 Reykjavík Flag of Iceland.svg  Baldur Möller  (Iceland)
241953 Esbjerg Flag of Iceland.svg  Friðrik Ólafsson  (Iceland)
251955 Oslo Flag of Denmark.svg  Bent Larsen  (Denmark)
261957 Helsinki Flag of Sweden.svg  Olof Sterner  (Sweden)
271959 Örebro Flag of Norway.svg  Svein Johannessen  (Norway)
281961 Reykjavík Flag of Iceland.svg  Ingi R. Johannsson  (Iceland)
291963 Odense Flag of Denmark.svg  Bjørn Brinck-Claussen  (Denmark)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Manne Joffe  (Sweden)
301965 Oslo Flag of Iceland.svg  Freysteinn Thorbergsson  (Iceland)
311967 Hangö Flag of Norway.svg  Ragnar Hoen  (Norway)
321969 Lidköping Flag of Denmark.svg  Ole Jakobsen  (Denmark)
331971 Reykjavík Flag of Iceland.svg  Friðrik Ólafsson  (Iceland)
341973 Grenå Flag of Denmark.svg  Bent Larsen  (Denmark)
351975 Sandefjord Flag of Denmark.svg  Sejer Holm  (Denmark)
361977 Kiljava Flag of Sweden.svg  Lars-Erik Pettersson  (Sweden)
371979 Sundsvall Flag of Sweden.svg  Christer Niklasson  (Sweden)
381981 Reykjavík Flag of Norway.svg  Knut Jøran Helmers  (Norway)
391983 Esbjerg Flag of Denmark.svg  Curt Hansen  (Denmark)
401985 Gjøvik Flag of Norway.svg  Simen Agdestein  (Norway)
411987 Tórshavn Flag of Iceland.svg  Margeir Petursson  (Iceland)
421989 Espoo Flag of Norway.svg  Simen Agdestein  (Norway)
431992 Östersund Flag of Norway.svg  Simen Agdestein  (Norway)
441995 Reykjavík Flag of Denmark.svg  Curt Hansen  (Denmark)
451997 Reykjavík Flag of Iceland.svg  Jóhann Hjartarson  (Iceland)
461999 Copenhagen Flag of Sweden.svg  Tiger Hillarp Persson  (Sweden)
472001 Bergen Flag of Israel.svg  Artur Kogan  (Israel)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Evgeny Agrest  (Sweden) [4]
482003 Aarhus Flag of Sweden.svg  Evgeny Agrest  (Sweden)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Curt Hansen  (Denmark) [5]
492005 Vammala Flag of Sweden.svg  Evgeny Agrest  (Sweden) [6]
502007 Copenhagen Flag of Sweden.svg  Emanuel Berg  (Sweden) [7]
512009 Copenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg  Peter Heine Nielsen  (Denmark) [8]
522011 Reykjavík Flag of Norway.svg  Jon Ludvig Hammer  (Norway) [9]
532013 Køge Flag of Sweden.svg  Axel Smith  (Sweden) [10]
542016 Sastamala Flag of Sweden.svg  Erik Blomqvist  (Sweden)
552017 Växjö Flag of Iceland.svg  Jóhann Hjartarson  (Iceland)
562019 Nivå Flag of Denmark.svg  Frederik Bornemann Helge  (Denmark)
572021 Copenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg  Frederik Bornemann Helge  (Denmark)

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  8. Dansk nordisk mester
  9. Ingen norske har klart det på 19 år
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