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Hans Tikkanen

Hans Tikkanen, 2011
Full name Hans Tikkanen
Country Sweden
Born 6 February 1985
Karlstad, Sweden
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2596 (July 2011)

Hans Christian Tikkanen (born 6 February 1985 in Karlstad) is a Swedish chess Grandmaster (2010). In 2011 he won the Swedish championship.

Chess career

He won the Swedish Junior Chess Championship in 2002. In 2010 he won the Lithuanian University of Agriculture Cup in Kaunas and tied for 3rd-6th with Sarunas Sulskis, Tiger Hillarp Persson and Kaido Kulaots at Borup. In January 2012 he came second in the Group C of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee. He played for Sweden in the European Team Chess Championships of 2005 and 2011.

In the January 2012 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2549, making him Sweden's seventh highest ranked player.

Football career

Tikkanen played besides his chess career, active football in the swedish Division 5 Sydvästra B club Hallands Nations FF.