Eric Arnlind

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Eric Alfons Arnlind (born March 14, 1922 in Arnäs , † December 22, 1998 in Stockholm ) was a Swedish chess player . He was a grandmaster in correspondence chess .

Correspondence chess

Arnlind learned to play chess from his father when he was 10 years old. In 1949 he finished second in the Swedish correspondence chess championship. In 1953/55 he won the semifinals of the 2nd World Cup and thus qualified for the final. Here he finished 6th in 1956/58. For this he received the title of International Master of Correspondence Chess . Because of further successes in the 4th Correspondence Chess Olympiad 1961/64 (7.5 out of 8 on board 2) and in the 5th Olympiad 1965/68 (with 5.5 out of 8 best result on board 1) the World Correspondence Chess Federation ( ICCF ) awarded him 1968 the Title International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster .

In the international anniversary tournament "25 years of the BdF", he won ahead of Heinz-Wilhelm Dünhaupt thanks to a better calculation of values . At the 8th World Correspondence Chess Championship 1975/80, he reached 6-10.

Between 1955 and 1985 Arnlind was considered one of the strongest correspondence chess players in the world.


Between 1953 and 1963, Swedish daily newspapers organized several telechess matches. Here Arnlind was very successful with 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. So he reached a draw against Mikhail Botvinnik . He achieved the same result in 1975 against Max Euwe .

Close chess

Arnlind also achieved success in close chess. In 1958 he represented his country at the Chess Olympiad in Munich. In 1961 he finished 2nd in the Swedish championship, tied with the winner Erik Lundin . A total of five times he took part in Swedish championships between 1957 and 1962. 1961 Arnlind was with the Stockholm selection of Swedish team champions.


Arnlind worked as an engineer at the Swedish Road Administration.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Eric Arnlind's results at the Chess Olympiads on (English)