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Tomas Krnan is a Canadian chess International Master.
He has represented his country in a number of chess olympiads, including 2006 and 2016.
He played in the Chess World Cup 2015, being defeated by Ding Liren in the first round.
Chess is a recreational and competitive board game played between two players. It is sometimes called Western or international chess to distinguish it from related games such as xiangqi. The current form of the game emerged in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from similar, much older games of Indian and Persian origin. Today, chess is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments.
Garry Kimovich Kasparov is a Russian chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist and commentator. From 1984 until his retirement in 2005, Kasparov was ranked world No. 1 for 255 months overall for his career. His peak rating of 2851, achieved in 1999, was the highest recorded until being surpassed by Magnus Carlsen in 2013. Kasparov also holds records for the most consecutive professional tournament victories (15) and Chess Oscars (11).
Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was the Classical World Chess Champion from 2000 to 2006, and the undisputed World Chess Champion from 2006 to 2007. He has won three team gold medals and three individual medals at Chess Olympiads.
Viswanathan Anand is an Indian chess grandmaster and former world chess champion. He became the first grandmaster from India in 1988, and is one of the few players to have surpassed an Elo rating of 2800, a feat he first achieved in 2006.
Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster who is the current World Chess Champion, World Rapid Chess Champion, and World Blitz Chess Champion. Carlsen first reached the top of the FIDE world rankings in 2010, and trails only Garry Kasparov in time spent as the highest rated player in the world. His peak classical rating of 2882 is the highest in history. Carlsen also holds the record for the longest unbeaten run in classical chess.
Hikaru Nakamura is an American chess player, Twitch livestreamer, and content creator. A chess prodigy, he became the youngest American to earn the title of Grandmaster, aged 15 years and 79 days, which has since been broken by Samuel Sevian aged 13 years and 10 months. Nakamura is a five-time United States champion. He won the 2011 edition of Tata Steel Chess Tournament Group A and represented the United States at five Chess Olympiads, winning a team gold medal and two team bronze medals.
Robert James Fischer was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion.
This is the list of all the winners of the Canadian Chess Championship, often referred to as the Canadian Closed Championship to distinguish it from the annual Canadian Open tournament. The winner of the Canadian Closed advances to the World Cup stage of the FIDE World Chess Championship cycle. Winners on tiebreak or a playoff match are noted with an asterisk beside their names.
Tigger Christopher Robin Hillarp-Persson is a Swedish chess grandmaster. He is a two-time Swedish Chess Champion. In 2015 he attained the level of 1-Dan in Go.
Fabiano Luigi Caruana is an American-Italian chess player. A chess prodigy, he became a grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 11 months, and 20 days—the youngest grandmaster in the history of both Italy and the United States at the time.
Dimitri Tyomkin is a Canadian chess grandmaster (2001).
Ján Markoš is a Slovak chess grandmaster and three-time national champion.
Eric Hansen is a Canadian chess player and Twitch streamer. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2013. He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2011 and 2013. Hansen has represented Canada in the Chess Olympiad since 2012.
Tomáš Oral (born December 24, 1977) is a chess Grandmaster from the Czech Republic.
Leonid Gerzhoy is a Canadian International Master of chess.
Katarzyna Toma is a Polish chess player who has represented England since 2018. She holds the title of Woman Grandmaster and also works as a veterinary surgeon.
Bartłomiej Heberla, in Rybnik is a Polish chess Grandmaster. As of January 2021, he was ranked 15th among all Polish players.
Tomas Laurušas is a Lithuanian chess International Master (2013). He is a winner of the Lithuanian Chess Championship (2016).
Toma Popa, was a Romanian chess player, Romanian Chess Championship winner (1948).
The Bongcloud Attack is an unorthodox chess opening that consists of the moves: