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Jacob Aagaard

Jacob Aagaard, 2008
Full name Jacob Aagaard
Country Scotland
Born 31 July 1973
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2538 (July 2009)

Jacob Aagaard (born 31 July 1973) is a Danish-born Scottish chess grandmaster and the 2007 British Chess Champion. He is Scotland's second highest rated player as of January 2010, with an Elo rating of 2538. In 2004, he took second place in the Scottish Chess Championship. In 2005, he took first place in the Scottish Championship, but was not a British citizen. The title went to Craig Pritchett. In 2012 he won the title, the first time he played and was eligible to win it. He is also a chess author and co-owner of Quality Chess, a chess publishing house.

In 2011 Aagaard was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.

In 2012 Jacob won the Scottish Chess Championships with a score of 7/9

Aagaard is the only chess writer in the world to win all four major Book of the Year awards: English Chess Federation (2010), (2001), Association of Chess Professionals (2013) and the Boleslavsky Medal from FIDE's trainer committee (2012).


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