(Less Known) Nordic Top Chess Players

Nov 3, 2010, 4:51 AM |

Peter Heine Nielsen (born May 24, 1973) is a Danish chess player. By September 2005 his Elo rating in the FIDE list was 2668, at the time the highest rating for any player from the Nordic countries. He has won the Danish Chess Championships five times (1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2008). He currently is a second for the current World Champion, Viswanathan Anand.
Jon Ludvig Nilssen Hammer (born June 2, 1990) is a Norwegian chess player. He completed all the requirements for the GM title in the beginning of 2009 and was awarded the title in March 2009. Hammer's strong results at a fairly young age have marked him as among Norway's greatest chess talents, but his achievements have to some degree been overshadowed by Magnus Carlsen.
Tomi Nyback (3 April 1985) is a Finnish chess Grandmaster (2003). He won the Finnish Championship in 2008. His Elo rating in November 2010 FIDE list is 2650.
Emanuel Berg (born December 28, 1981) is a Swedish chess player. He established his GM title in 2004. He became Swedish Champion in 2009 and 2010. His current Elo rating is 2627 (FIDE Nov 2010).