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Ehlvest, Jaan

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.

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