Throstur Thorhallsson

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Thröstur Thórhallsson
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Thröstur Thórhallsson, London 2010
Country Iceland
Born19 March 1969 (1969-03-19) (age 54)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Title Grandmaster (1996)
Peak rating 2510 (July 1997)

Thröstur Thórhallsson (Icelandic orthography: Þrostur Þorhallsson; born 19 March 1969) is an Icelandic chess grandmaster. He was Icelandic Chess Champion in 2012.

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Chess career

Born in 1969, Thröstur obtained the international master title in 1987, followed by the grandmaster title in 1996. His peak rating is 2510, set in July 1997. [1] He won the Icelandic Chess Championship in 2012. He is the No. 9 ranked Icelandic player as of September 2020. [2]

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References

  1. Seirawan, Yasser (2003). Winning Chess Endings. Everyman Chess. p. 133. ISBN   1-85744-348-9.
  2. Staff writer(s) (May 2018). "Federations Ranking – Iceland". FIDE. Archived from the original on 2017-11-24. Retrieved 2017-10-10.