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Markus Ragger

Country Austria
Born February 5, 1988
Klagenfurt, Austria
Title Grandmaster (2008)
Peak rating 2698 (October 2015)

Markus Ragger (born February 5, 1988 in Klagenfurt) is an Austrian chess grandmaster (2008). He won the Austrian Chess Championship in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and has played the first board for Austria in the Chess Olympiads from 2008 to 2014.

In 2011, he tied for 1st-5th with Alexander Areshchenko, Yuriy Kuzubov, Parimarjan Negi and Ni Hua in the 9th Parsvnath Open Tournament. He took part in the Chess World Cup 2011, where he was eliminated in the first round by Evgeny Alekseev. In the Chess World Cup 2013 he reached the second round and lost to Nikita Vitiugov.

In 2015 Ragger won the Politiken Cup in Helsingør on tiebreak over Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Jon Ludwig Hammer, Laurent Fressinet, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Samuel Shankland, Sebastien Maze, Mihail Marin, Sune Berg Hansen and Vitaly Kunin, after all players finished on 8/10. In the same year he led the Austrian team to victory at the Mitropa Cup in Mayrhofen.

In October 2015 he reached his peak FIDE Elo rating at 2698.