Monday, August 13, 2007

Who is Jacob Aagaard?

Well, Aagaard won this year's British Championships. He represented Scotland, but if his name kinda makes you wonder then you might as well know that he was originally from Denmark. Born in 1973, this prolific writer has twelve books with Everyman Chess. Of course, you can also see and hear him on Chessbase DVDs. In 2002, Chesscafe.com named his book, Excelling at Chess, as their Book of the Year. Anyway, Aagaard finished up with 8.5 points. Second and third places went to Stephen Gordon of England 8 points, Jonathan Rowson of Scotland with 8 points as well.

2 Comments:

Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Did he get his final norm?

12:13 PM  
Blogger Chessbuff said...

Actually, Aagaard was playing as a GM-elect. It's just a matter of time till FIDE grants him his official title. When Aagaard played David Howell in this tournament, they represented the newest GMs in the UK.

7:34 PM  

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