Tiger Hillarp Persson

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Tiger Hillarp Persson
Hillarp-Persson, 2016
Full nameTiger Christopher Robin Hillarp-Persson
Country Sweden
Born (1970-10-28) 28 October 1970 (age 50)
Malmö, Sweden
Title Grandmaster (1999)
FIDE rating 2542 (July 2021)
Peak rating 2618 (April 2009)

Tiger Christopher Robin Hillarp-Persson [1] [2] (born 28 October 1970) is a Swedish chess grandmaster. He is a two-time Swedish Chess Champion. In 2015 he attained the level of 1-Dan in Go. [3]


Chess career

He won tournaments in Gentofte (VISA Nordic Grand Prix), ahead of Sune Berg Hansen, Simen Agdestein, Einar Gausel, Helgi Grétarsson, Heikki Westerinen and others, York in 1999, Jersey (2000), Barcelona Sants 2003 and The Guernsey International Open (2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010). He finished second in the Nordic Chess Championship in Vammala, Finland (2005). In 2008 he was the winner of the Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament in his hometown of Malmö with an impressive 7½ points. He has won the Swedish Chess Championship twice, in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 he finished second in the C group of the Corus Chess Tournament. Representing Sweden, he scored individual bronze medals in the Chess Olympiad in Elista, 1998 and in Dresden 2008.

Tiger has been called 'one of the most creative and non-traditional players', exemplified by his construction of 'one of the few self-administered pawn forks in chess history' in the game against Peter Heine Nielsen. [4] [5] His game against Tomas Laurusas at the 43rd Chess Olympiad was ranked best game of 2018 by the editors of Chess.com. [6]

Tiger's two books on the Modern Defense have had great reception among critics and public, to the extent that publisher Quality Chess's title for the first book, Tiger's Modern, has become accepted as synonymous with the Modern opening. [7]


Notable games

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