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Lars Bo Hansen
L B Hansen 
Photography copyright © 2008, courtesy of Terese Hatch.  
Number of games in database: 286
Years covered: 1982 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2560
Highest rating achieved in database: 2586

Overall record: +83 -47 =156 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    E00 A41 D02 A46 E10
 King's Indian (21) 
    E60 E97 E92 E94 E90
 Semi-Slav (12) 
    D45 D47 D46 D43 D48
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Slav (8) 
    D15 D19 D10 D14
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D37 D31
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (26) 
    C16 C00 C11 C10 C09
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B12 B14 B18 B19 B10
 Semi-Slav (13) 
    D45 D43 D46 D47
 Slav (12) 
    D10 D11 D13 D17 D15
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C90 C92 C91 C99 C97
 French (11) 
    C00 C11 C10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L B Hansen vs Timman, 1994 1-0
   L B Hansen vs G Vescovi, 1995 1-0
   L B Hansen vs R Cifuentes, 1994 1-0
   R Hess vs L B Hansen, 2007 1/2-1/2
   L B Hansen vs Van der Wiel, 1995 1/2-1/2
   L B Hansen vs Adams, 1988 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Danish Championship (2007)
   Sigeman & Co Tournament (2008)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   World Open (2007)
   34th World Open (2006)
   112th US Open (2011)
   European Team Chess Championships (2007)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   Olympiad (2008)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

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(born Sep-24-1968, 49 years old) Denmark

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Lars Bo Hansen became an IM in 1987 and a GM in 1990. He was Danish champion in 1993 and 1997.

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 286  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Madsen vs L B Hansen 1-0291982DEN-ch int U18C00 French Defense
2. L B Hansen vs Ivanchuk 0-1341986GroningenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. L B Hansen vs Piket  0-1381986GroningenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
4. L B Hansen vs Gelfand  0-1531987ArnhemE60 King's Indian Defense
5. L B Hansen vs T Hutters  1-0391987EspergardeD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
6. L B Hansen vs J Brenninkmeijer  ½-½381987EU-ch U20E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. J Brenninkmeijer vs L B Hansen  0-1411987Lloyds Bank opA57 Benko Gambit
8. Blatny vs L B Hansen  1-0361987Wch U20B12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. L B Hansen vs Nunn  0-1331987London LloydsE77 King's Indian
10. N Davies vs L B Hansen  ½-½50198810th Politiken CupA07 King's Indian Attack
11. Lautier vs L B Hansen  0-1591988juniorsA56 Benoni Defense
12. Barbero vs L B Hansen  ½-½47198810th Politiken CupE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
13. Smagin vs L B Hansen ½-½341988Copenhagen AS04C03 French, Tarrasch
14. L B Hansen vs Adams  1-0401988WchJ U20 AdelaideE00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. L B Hansen vs Kupreichik ½-½441988Copenhagen opE90 King's Indian
16. L B Hansen vs Smagin  ½-½571988Naestved opE00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. L B Hansen vs Ivanchuk ½-½461988WchJ U20 AdelaideA46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. L B Hansen vs Vaganian  ½-½541988Copenhagen opE00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Zsuzsa Polgar vs L B Hansen ½-½151988WchJ U20 AdelaideA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Gelfand vs L B Hansen  1-0561988AdelaideE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. Larsen vs L B Hansen  ½-½251988Naestved opB15 Caro-Kann
22. L B Hansen vs V Vepkhvishvili  ½-½511988Open VarnaE90 King's Indian
23. M Ginsburg vs L B Hansen  ½-½351988Naestved opA16 English
24. Karpov vs L B Hansen 1-0261988Chess OlympiadA15 English
25. Zsuzsa Polgar vs L B Hansen  ½-½621989VejstrupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 286  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Eggman: Lars Bo Hansen is the player of the day. Never heard of him.
Nov-13-03  skakmiv: Well he is a danish GM.
Nov-13-03  Nova1990: This must be the fate of most GMs rated below 2600. Nobody kibitzes on their page except to ask who they are.
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  Eggman: I suppose that's true. When there are about 700 GMs in the world, it's kind of difficult to keep track.
Nov-13-03  Larsker: He's the third-highest ranking Danish player at the moment with 2578 ELO-points.
Jun-04-05  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Lars's games:
Jun-04-05  TheSlid: Could a Danish kibbitzer please explain "Bo". I ask because my number2 daughter is often called "Boo-Boo"
Sep-23-05  Poulsen: "Bo" is a well known - but in recent years little used first name for boys in Denmark. Approx. 11.000 danish men/boys carry that name - so do about 10 women/girls.

"Lars" is much more popular, but the use of this name has also been declining in recent years. Approx. 47.000 men/boys has that name in Denmark - making it the 3rd most used.

"Hansen" is the 3rd most used sir-name in Denmark. All of the 20 most used sir-names ends with "-sen", which means "son of" (in danish their is no equivalent of the icelandic "-dottir" meaning "daughter of").

To my knowledge the term "Bo" hasn't any particular meaning - but I will look it up.

Nov-13-05  atripodi: Aagard wrote a few paragraphs about Hansen in (I believe) Excelling at Chess. In it, he says that Hansen's calculating ability is poor for a Grandmaster, but he makes up for it with his positional understanding and depth of strategic thinking. I don't know if/how this could be verified by looking at his games, but it would be interesting to compare his style to that of players known for their calculating ability.
Nov-17-05  atripodi: Also, Hansen wrote a book recently which has received favorable reviews though I haven't read it. Anyone know anything about it?
Jun-28-07  Troller: Hansen is competing in the World Open again this year after finishing 10th last year. He is bringing his wife WIM Evgenia Pechieva-Hansen and son Martin Hansen, who are both playing as well.
Apr-24-08  BIDMONFA: Lars Bo Hansen


Nov-30-08  Interbond: Lars Bo Hansen - Aagaard: DEN-ch Tonder (7), 1993
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Bd3 0-0 6.Nge2 e5 7.d5 a5 8.0-0 Na6 9.f3 Ne8 10.Be3 f5 11.exf5 gxf5 12.f4 c6 13.Qd2 Bd7 14.Rad1 cxd5 15.fxe5 dxe5 16.Nxd5 Be6 17.Nb6 1-0

Hansen is a positional player. I don't how good Aagaard is to calculate, but in this game Aagaard didn't calculate well.

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  wordfunph: "My son jokingly suggested that a more appropriate title was How Chess Games are Drawn."

- GM Lars Bo Hansen (on his book How Chess Games are Won and Lost)

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  sleepyirv: <atripodi> How Chess Games are Won and Lost is excellent though I think this mostly because it made me philosophically rethink my play. I am more comfortable in sharp positions where I can attack. Before this book, I was playing quiet positional opens under the impression that's how a "real" chess player would do.
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  Natalia Pogonina: GM Lars Bo Hansen on the latest chess fashion trend - playing h2-h4 early on in the game:
Sep-24-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Happy Birthday! :D

Sep-24-13  ketchuplover: ditto
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Hanson.
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  cro777: Lars Bo Hansen is a well known Danish Grandmaster, author and chess coach, currently residing in Orlando, Florida. He is Florida State Champion 2012 and 2013.

For more than 20 years GM Hansen has been competing on world class level. He is known for his trademark solid positional style. Hansen was ranked in the top 100 in the world and served as National Head Coach of the Danish Chess Federation.

Some top results:

-Olympic Bronze Medalist
-Winner of five Danish National Championships
- Winner of three German Team Championships
-Winner of more than 20 International Tournaments
-Represented Denmark at six Chess Olympiads

Outside the chess board, Hansen has been lecturing on Business Strategy and Marketing Management at universities in USA, Denmark and Germany. He works in the cross-field between business strategy and chess, exploiting his background as Chess Grandmaster, MBA and PhD in Strategic Management.

Hansen's chess books:

-What Would a GM Do (2012)

-Improve Your Chess - by Learning from the Champions (2009)

-How Chess Games are Won and Lost (2008)

-Secrets of Chess Endgame Strategy (2006)

-Foundations of Chess Strategy (2005)

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  cro777: "Chess or Business it is all about <Winning The Strategy Game>. In both situations, the strategist has to take into account the actions and ideas of rivals in a fierce battle for <Competitive Advantage>.

In business strategy, much focus is now on big data. Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen goes the opposite way, seeking Competitive Advantage by avoiding competing on analysis." (GM Lars Bo Hansen)

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  WannaBe: He have played all 3 Polgars. I am so jealous.
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  HeMateMe: Bo knows Polgar.
Sep-24-15  Everett: Enjoy his early book on chess styles, Foundations of Chess Strategy.
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