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Peter Heine Nielsen
P H Nielsen 
Number of games in database: 845
Years covered: 1989 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2635 (2669 rapid, 2546 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2700

Overall record: +264 -96 =342 (62.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 143 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (50) 
    E62 E99 E67 E60 E94
 Slav (41) 
    D17 D15 D10 D18 D16
 Queen's Indian (33) 
    E15 E17 E16 E19 E12
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    E00 E10 A41 A40 D02
 Catalan (29) 
    E04 E06 E01 E09 E05
 Queen's Gambit Declined (28) 
    D37 D30 D31 D38 D39
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (71) 
    B90 B22 B84 B50 B80
 Ruy Lopez (38) 
    C67 C65 C80 C78 C64
 Semi-Slav (37) 
    D45 D44 D47 D43 D48
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D37 D39 D31 D30 D35
 Petrov (29) 
    C42 C43
 English, 1 c4 c5 (25) 
    A37 A30 A34 A35 A32
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P H Nielsen vs Goldin, 2001 1-0
   P H Nielsen vs Karjakin, 2005 1-0
   P H Nielsen vs Sadvakasov, 2002 1-0
   Steffen Pedersen vs P H Nielsen, 2003 0-1
   P H Nielsen vs L Valdes, 2015 1-0
   P H Nielsen vs McShane, 2003 1-0
   Sutovsky vs P H Nielsen, 2002 0-1
   P H Nielsen vs Karjakin, 2002 1-0
   P H Nielsen vs Carlsen, 2005 1-0
   P H Nielsen vs J Smeets, 2005 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Danish Championship (2003)
   Hastings 2002/03 (2002)
   12th Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament (2004)
   World Cup (2011)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   Olympiad (2008)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2005 Corus (group B) by gauer
   openings by yahooman

   🏆 Bundesliga 2017/18
   P H Nielsen vs J Carlstedt (Feb-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   C Michna vs P H Nielsen (Feb-03-18) 0-1
   P H Nielsen vs Denis Gretz (Nov-12-17) 1-0
   M Lammers vs P H Nielsen (Nov-11-17) 1/2-1/2
   V Buckels vs P H Nielsen (May-01-17) 0-1

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(born May-24-1973, 45 years old) Denmark

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Nielsen became a Grandmaster in 1994 and is Denmark's top player. By September 2005 his ELO rating was 2668, the highest rated GM from the Nordic countries. In 2007, he worked as a second to World Chess Champion GM Viswanathan Anand. Nielsen qualified for the World Cup (2011) as a nominee of the FIDE President, and won his first three rounds against Israeli GM Evgeny Postny, English GM Michael Adams and Romanian GM Mircea Parligras to face Vugar Gashimov in round four; he lost the first game to Gashimov but fought back to take the second and force the match to a tiebreaker, his fourth of the contest, however Gashimov prevailed in the second set of rapid-play (10+10) tiebreakers. In 2013 he joined Magnus Carlsen team to assist Carlsen, commencing with the World Championship Candidates (2013) in March, however, he did not assist Carlsen against Anand due to his previous association as Anand's second.

Co-author with Carsten Hansen of <The Sicilian Accelerated Dragon: Improve Your Results with New Ideas in This Dynamic Opening>.

He married Lithuanian GM Victoria Cmilyte in December 2013.

Wikipedia article: Peter Heine Nielsen

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 845  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P H Nielsen vs Van Wely  0-1211989LyngbyE97 King's Indian
2. P H Nielsen vs R Menzel ½-½261989Lyngby opB33 Sicilian
3. P H Nielsen vs Kramnik  ½-½191990Ch World (cadets) (under 18)A81 Dutch
4. P H Nielsen vs Chandler  0-129199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE15 Queen's Indian
5. P H Nielsen vs Romanishin ½-½121991Bad LauterbergC45 Scotch Game
6. Larsen vs P H Nielsen  1-0401991Valby K41E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
7. P H Nielsen vs Razuvaev 0-1381991Valby K41B44 Sicilian
8. Hertneck vs P H Nielsen  0-1451991Bad LauterbergE91 King's Indian
9. P H Nielsen vs A Rodriguez Vila  ½-½301991Guarapuava wch U18B01 Scandinavian
10. Sherzer vs P H Nielsen  0-1351991Ch World (juniors)C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Smagin vs P H Nielsen  1-0241991Valby K41B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
12. P H Nielsen vs Uhlmann  0-1591991Valby UDANO K41 08E92 King's Indian
13. Degraeve vs P H Nielsen  ½-½341991Ch World (juniors)C55 Two Knights Defense
14. Larsen vs P H Nielsen 0-1571991DEN-chE97 King's Indian
15. Svidler vs P H Nielsen  0-1391992Gausdal UNOROB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
16. Igor Ivanov vs P H Nielsen  1-0351992Forli opE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
17. P H Nielsen vs Van Wely  1-0351992TastrupB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. U Raisa vs P H Nielsen 1-0261992Cup ArnoldC29 Vienna Gambit
19. V Milov vs P H Nielsen  1-0451992Wch U20E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. Hebden vs P H Nielsen  ½-½611992Gausdal UNORO Troll-MastersE15 Queen's Indian
21. A A Gretarsson vs P H Nielsen 0-1301992Gausdal (Norway)C57 Two Knights
22. P H Nielsen vs Jansa  1-0631992GausdalB83 Sicilian
23. Shirov vs P H Nielsen  1-0431992OakhamE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
24. P H Nielsen vs Taimanov  1-0511992GausdalB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. Romanishin vs P H Nielsen 1-0321992TaastrupA53 Old Indian
 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 845  PGN Download
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I'm an Aussie, but I appreciate a fighter when I see one, and PHN is right up there, if this second game is any indication.

In some ways, this was an even better result than Polgar's (without taking anything away from her sheer tenacity and determination) as her opponent was nominally at a similar rating level, while coming from behind to level the match against Gashimov, who's rated significantly higher and was actually fifth on the live ratings at that point was outstanding.

It was interesting that the turning point of the game came soon <after> the time control.

Great win!

Sep-07-11  kia0708: so far for me Judit Polgar's and Nielsen's games were the most interesting
Sep-08-11  Poulsen: <twinlark><I'm an Aussie, but I appreciate a fighter when I see one, and PHN is right up there, if this second game is any indication> For me it is also very nice to see PHN fighting like this against world class opposition.

At times he has had - IMO - some problems mustering this kind of spirit when meeting strong GM's in tournaments - being a little too satisfied with splitting points. If the tournaments system is changed - as some has suggested - so that every round has to find a winner, then that might actually benefit PHN.

In any case: at the moment he seems stronger than ever - even if he ends up losing to Gashimov.

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  Appaz: Too bad for PHN, but he had a good run and fought with excellent spirit!

Only losers are satisfied with losing, but there is no reason for him to be too depressed, too long.

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  twinlark: <Appaz>

Absolutely right. It was sad to see him so bereft at the post match interview, but when he gets over the Cup hangover he'll cheer up, hopefully, when he realises how admirably he performed both in terms of attitude and results.

Sep-08-11  Rareswow: Great player ! He proved it at the world cup !
Sep-08-11  SimonWebbsTiger: we are all tickled pink that Heine proved he deserved his World Cup wild card. He did himself proud. His other half did well, of course, at the Women's Rapid at the recent Botvinnik Memorial.
Sep-08-11  SimonWebbsTiger: a video interview (in Danish) with Heine:

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  Shams: <His other half> Wife, or girlfriend? It seems like his bio could tell us.
Sep-09-11  SimonWebbsTiger: @<shams>

his girlfriend Viktorija Cmilyte

Sep-09-11  Poulsen: LOL - calls him "norwegian" - sometimes I wonder, who actually writes those articles on Chessbase. They sometimes reveals a lack precise knowledge.
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  whiteshark: <Poulsen> Europe is just a better country, particularly the north...
Sep-16-11  Poulsen: <whiteshark> I may be missing your point (sorry), but Europe is not a country - its a continent - or a swedish rockband, if you like.

PHN used to coach Magnus Carlsen at some point - maybe that's why some falls under the illusion, that he is norwegian.

Nothing wrong with norwegians, mind you :-)

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  whiteshark: <Poulsen> :D
Sep-16-11  SimonWebbsTiger: Bloody amazing that the biggest Danish talent since Bent Larsen (and a second for Carlsen and Anand) is called Norwegian!

I shall have to ask him 22 Sept. 2011 at a lecture, here in Denmark, what he makes of these "Norwegian" accusations! :D

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  moronovich: Perhaps Magnus is a dane in a closet !?

Who knows ;)

And would we trade ? ...

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  rogge: No, we wouldn't ;)
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  moronovich: <rogge: No, we wouldn't ;)>

Øv ):

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  alexmagnus: <They sometimes reveals a lack precise knowledge.>

Nothing comparable with a <Moldavian> chess site which instead of the news of <GM Bologan reaching round 2 of the World Cup> wrote about <IM Bologan reaching round 2 of the Moldavia Cup>. It didn't bother the news agency that the "Moldavia Cup" was held in Russia and the opponent in round 1 was a Pole (both being mentioned in the news message, though the name of the Pole was written wrong). The message ended with a mysterious sentence "playing with black chesses (!), our sportsman will compete in round 2".

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  Albertan: Lubomir Kavalek:The Most Treacherous Defense in Chess :

This is a link to analysis of the game
Nielsen,Peter Heine - Volokitin,Andrei from the 27th ECC event:

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  Morten: Happy birthday, Peter.

Busy at the moment, I gather. Thumbs up!

May-24-12  SimonWebbsTiger: Happy birthday to the gentle, giant Dane!

I think it is safe to say Peter Heine is a tad busy, yes.

May-24-12  efvaatn: happy birthday
Oct-26-12  Troller: Peter is in the lead in a rather overlooked round robin in Barcelona:

Live games are available on the homepage as well.

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  Naniwazu: Peter has stopped working for Anand and is currently coaching Magnus Carlsen.
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