Anders Henningsson

SWE Jönköping, Sweden

Rank: 5 dan

Gender: Male

Rating: 2420 (inactive)

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Anders Henningsson is originally from Huskvarna in Sweden. He has lived in Asia for more than 18 years and now lives in Jönköping (Sweden). He has played Gomoku since 1987 and Renju since 1988. He is especially skillful in blitz games of Renju.

His best international results include a 4:th place in the World Championships of Gomoku in Moscow 1991 and he got the 1:st place in the open Gomoku tournament at the World Championships in Sweden 1993 (At this WC there was no A-tournament). He has got the 3:rd place in Swedish Championships in Renju in 1992 and 1994 and has won the Swedish Championships of Gomoku and Blitz Renju several times. The last time he participated in an official tournament was in February 2014 when he got 3:rd place in the Swedish Championships of Blitz Renju. Before that he had not participated in any official tournament since 2001 when he played the B-tournament of Renju at the World Championships in Kyoto. In July 2012 his teenage Renju dream came true as he got the chance to play against Mr. Shigeru Nakamura in a local tournament in Tokyo. The game ended a draw.

He has done a lot in supporting the Renju development in P.R.China and Korea. In 1999 he spent one month in P.R.China helping to organize the 6:th World Championships in Beijing and training the Chinese players before the tournament. Anders also trained the Republic of Korea national team for almost a year in Seoul before the World Championships in Kyoto 2001. In 2005, he was one of the organizers of a team game in Beijing between the national teams of P.R.China and the Republic of Korea and in 2006 he helped to organize the Asian Championship in Seoul, Republic of Korea. In 2016 he helped to organize a team game between Shanghai and Seoul.

Anders served as a Vice President of the Renju International Federation from August 2003 until August 2015, when he was elected President. Anders Henningsson resigned as President of R.I.F. on March 6, 2022 and on April 9, 2022 he was elected Honorable President of R.I.F. for life in recognition of his contributions to the Renju Community. Anders is also an honorable member of the Korean as well as the Japanese Renju Federation.

Game statistics
Total number of games 140
Sum of earned points 75 53.6%
Wins 67 47.9%
Wins as black 34 24.3%
Wins as white 33 23.6%
Draws 16 11.4%
Draws as black 9 6.4%
Draws as white 7 5.0%
Losses 57 40.7%
Losses as black 26 18.6%
Losses as white 31 22.1%

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