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GM Markus Ragger

Full name
Markus Ragger
Born
Feb 5, 1988 (age 33)‎
Place of birth
Klagenfurt, Austria
Federation
Austria
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Markus Ragger is an Austrian grandmaster and is currently the best player in his country (as of February 2021). He is a three-time Austrian champion, finishing in first place in the 2008, 2009, and 2010 editions of the tournament. He also played for the Austrian Olympic team from 2008 until 2018, sitting out of the 2020 FIDE Online Olympiad.

In October 2016, Ragger became the first Austrian player ever to reach the 2700-rating mark. His rating peaked at 2703 four months later in February 2017.

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