Jan Gustafsso – The Author and Master

Jan Gustafsson is a chess Grandmaster from Germany. He was born on 25th June, 1979. His FIDE rating is 2631 and Peak rating is 2627.

Jan Gustafsson began playing chess in the Hamburg club where he is still a member. He became successful as a young chess player and won the under 13 German team championship in 1992. He won the under 15 German championship two years later, and both the individual championship in the under 17 age group and the team championship in the under 20 age group. Since 1997, he has been playing in the German Chess Bundesliga. He became FIDE International Master in 1999 and Grandmaster in 2003. He was chosen to join the German national team in 2002 and represented Germany in the chess Olympiad at Calvia in 2004. Gustafsson is one of the best German chess players at present and stood second in the German championships of 2004 and 2005. He also won the German blitz championship in 2001 and is thought to be a strong blitz chess player.

Gustafsson also plays poker occasionally and has written a book on poker along with Dutch professional player Marcel Luske.