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Ralf Åkesson
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Full name Ralf Åkesson
Country  Sweden
Born February 8, 1961 (1961-02-08) (age 48)
Oxelösund, Sweden
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2480 (January 2009)
Peak rating 2499

Ralf Åkesson (born 8 February 1961[1], Oxelösund, Sweden) is a Swedish chess grandmaster.[2]

Åkesson was awarded the International Master title in 1981[3] and the grandmaster title in 1995.

In 1980/1981 he won the European Junior Chess Championship U20 in Groningen.[4] In 1985 and 1999 he won the Swedish Chess Championship.[5] In April 2001 he won the Grandmaster Group in Gausdal. In December 2003 he won the Rilton Cup in Stockholm. In April 2005 he won the GM-B-Group of the Gausdal-Classics-Tournament.[6] In June 2005 he won the Marx György Memorial in Paks.[7]

He took part in three Chess Olympiads for the Swedish National Team (1996, 1998 and 2000) with altogether 15 points in 28 games (+9, =12, −7).[8]

In Sweden he plays for the club Södra SASS,[9] in Belgium for LV Leuven.


  1. ^ Rating data for player Åkesson, Ralf, (SWE)
  2. ^ Åkesson, Ralf FIDE Online Chess Personal card
  3. ^ The chess games of Ralf Akesson
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  5. ^ Sveriges Schackförbund
  6. ^ FIDE Online. Archive - Tournament report July 2005
  7. ^ FIDE Online. Archive - Tournament report October 2005
  8. ^ OlimpBase: Men's Chess Olympiads - Ralf Åkesson
  9. ^ Spelarprofil, Södra SASS, ranking

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