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Ralf Åkesson

Ralf Åkesson, Stockholm 2009
Country Sweden
Born 8 February 1961
Oxelösund, Sweden
Title Grandmaster (1985)
Peak rating 2535 (July 1999)

Ralf Åkesson (born 8 February 1961, Oxelösund, Sweden) is a Swedish chess grandmaster.

Åkesson was awarded by FIDE the International Master title in 1981 and the grandmaster title in 1995.

In 1980/1981 he won the European Junior Chess Championship (U20) in Groningen. In 1985 and 1999 he won the Swedish Chess Championship. In April 2001 he won the Grandmaster Group in Gausdal. In December 2003 he won the Rilton Cup in Stockholm. In April 2005 he won the GM B Group of the Gausdal Classics tournament. In June 2005 he won the Open of the Marx György Memorial in Paks. Åkesson won the 2015 Malmö Open, which consisted in four rounds of rapid chess and three of standard chess, with a score of 6.5/7.

He took part in three Chess Olympiads for the Swedish national team (1996, 1998 and 2000) with altogether 15 points in 28 games (+9, =12, −7). He achieved his highest rating, 2535, in July 1999.

In Sweden he plays for the club Västerås SK and for the club Södra SS, in Belgium for Leuven Centraal.