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Knut Jøran Helmers

Full name Knut Jøran Helmers
Country Norway
Born 7 February 1957
Title IM

Knut Jøran Helmers (born 7 February 1957) is a Norwegian chess player.

He won the Junior National Championships in 1972, after a play-off. He has been Norwegian Chess Champion twice, in 1976 and 1977. He also won the Nordic Chess Championship in Reykjavík in 1981.

Knut Jøran Helmers became an International Chess Master (IM) in 1978, and was the seventh in Norway to take the title.

Helmers has competed at five Chess Olympiads (Team World Chess Championships) for Norway, in 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982 and 1984. In 1980 and 1982 he played on the first table. In these 5 tournaments, he played a total of 52 matches, and finished with 30 points after 15 wins, 30 draws, and 7 defeats. Helmers retired from active tournament play in 1986.

Knut Jøran Helmers was a member of Oslo Schakselskap and Sjakklubben Stjernen. He has written a chess column for Arbeiderbladet.