Happy Birthday Harry Schüssler

Happy Birthday Harry Schüssler


Five Grandmasters were born "Today in Chess History."

  1. Harry Schüssler of Sweden, born 1957. GM 1988.
  2. Ian Rogers of Australia, born 1960, GM 1985.
  3. Boris Gelfand of Israel, born 1968, GM 1989.
  4. Juan Carlos Gonzales Zamora of Mexico, born 1968, GM 2004.
  5. Jorge Viterbo Ferreira of Portugal, born 1994, GM 2018.

Harry Schüssler (born in Malmö 24 June 1957) is a Swedish chess grandmaster. From the mid-1970s to the late 1980s, he was one of the top Swedish chess players. He won the title of individual national champion twice, in 1976 and 1978. Between 1976 and 1988, he competed six times at the Chess Olympics,winning a silver medal in 1980 for his individual score at the 4th chess board. In addition, he represented Sweden in the European Team Championships twice (1980, 1989).

In 1978 he won the circular tournament in Eksjö,at the turn of 1978 and 1979 he finished 1st place in the Rilton Cup tournament in Stockholm. he was 1st at the 1983 Gausdal Open and 1st at the 1986 Malmö Open.

He reached the highest rating of his career on July 1, 1989, with a score of 2540, which at the time was 82nd-85th place on the FIDE world list.