Jaan Ehlvest, born Oct 14, 1962, is an Estonian Grandmaster (1987). In 1981, he took 2nd in the World Junior Chess Championship. He won the European Junior Championship in 1982/83. He won the New York Open in 1994 and the World Open in 2003. He was a Candidate in the World Chess Championship in 1988, but got knocked out by Yusupov. He was once banned from playing chess by the Estonian Sports Committee after a drinking incident in Tallinn. He studied psychology at Tartu State University. His current Elo rating is 2629. His highest Elo rating has been 2643.