GM Pontus Carlsson

Full name
Pontus Carlsson
Born
Dec 18, 1982 (age 38)‎
Place of birth
Cali, Colombia
Federation
Sweden
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Pontus Carlsson is a Swedish grandmaster and member of the Swedish National Team. He’s the only player in history to win the Tusenmannaschacket Rapid tournament three times, and has two Swedish Junior Championships and a Nordic Junior Championship to his name as well. At the 2007 European Team Chess Championship, he scored an undefeated 6/9 points, earning a performance rating of 2686.

One of the few black GMs in the world, Carlsson shared his experience with racism in a 2020 interview with Chess.com.

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