Chess Victoria Player of the Month: Erik moved to Australia in 1996 and became proud resident of Melbourne in 1997.
He had very successful last year (winning Ballarat Begonia Open, Victorian Open and Melbourne Cup weekender).
Last month he won tournament in Ballarat once again.
He was the top scoring Victorian in Premier division of Doeberl Cup 2010 scoring his 4th International master norm( the last three he make in nineteen eighties)
His current FIDE rating is around 2380 and no doubt he will lift his rating to required 2400 mark very soon.
Erik is highly original player who very often starts game with Sokolsky opening (1.b4).