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Tom Wedberg

Tom Wedberg, Amsterdam 1984
Full name Tom Wedberg
Country Sweden
Born 26 November 1953
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2540 (July 2002)

Tom Wedberg (born 26 November 1953, Stockholm) is a Swedish chess Grandmaster (1991).

Chess career

In 2000, he won the Swedish Chess Championship. In 1981 tied for 1st with Petar Velikov and Shaun Taulbut in the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen, but was clear first in 1982. In 1999 he won the Scandic Hotels Chess Cup in Stockholm. He tied for 2nd-4th (with Artur Yusupov and Tomi Nyback) in the 32nd Rilton Cup in Stockholm 2003.

Wedberg played for Sweden in the Chess Olympiads of 1978, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1990, 1992 and in the European Team Chess Championships of 1980, 1989 and 2001.

Chess strength

According to Chessmetrics, at his peak in September 1984 Wedberg's play was equivalent to a rating of 2630, and he was ranked number 77 in the world. His best single performance was at Amsterdam (OHRA), 1984, where he scored 4.5 of 8 possible points (56%) against 2665-rated opposition, for a performance rating of 2663.

In the July 2010 FIDE list, he had an Elo rating of 2503, making him Sweden's ninth highest ranked player.

Notable games