IM Oliver Kurmann
Oliver Kurmann was born in Lucerne on 22 February 1985. He learnt chess relatively late, at the age of 12, but made rapid progress: just two years later he was the Swiss U14 champion. In 2004 he won the Swiss junior championships, and in 2007 he was awarded the title of International Master. He achieved his first GM norm in 2008 at the Politiken Cup in Denmark.
Kurmann is also known as a very strong blitz player and won the Swiss blitz chess championships in 2006 and 2010. His current Elo rating is 2467.