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Sune Berg Hansen
S B Hansen 
Number of games in database: 432
Years covered: 1990 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2587 (2595 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603

Overall record: +150 -77 =197 (58.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B50 B90 B40 B31 B42
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C77 C78 C65 C67 C69
 French Defense (13) 
    C07 C05 C03 C00 C09
 French Tarrasch (10) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Slav (8) 
    D15 D12 D16 D13 D10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B90 B42 B30 B22 B33
 Slav (31) 
    D15 D12 D10 D11 D16
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C67 C78 C77 C84 C65
 Semi-Slav (16) 
    D45 D47 D43 D48
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A46 D02 E00 E10 D00
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C84 C90 C97 C96 C94
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S B Hansen vs E Schon, 2012 1-0
   Navara vs S B Hansen, 2015 0-1
   S B Hansen vs J Ferreira, 2015 1-0
   D Perrett vs S B Hansen, 2015 0-1
   S B Hansen vs M Richter, 2011 1-0
   J Bosch vs S B Hansen, 1999 0-1
   D Schlecht vs S B Hansen, 2012 0-1
   A Ornstein vs S B Hansen, 1999 0-1
   A Feuerstack vs S B Hansen, 2013 0-1
   R Svane vs S B Hansen, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Danish Championship (2006)
   Danish Championship (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Danish Championships (2003)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   11th BCC Thailand Open (2011)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

   Nijboer vs S B Hansen (Dec-04-16) 1/2-1/2
   S B Hansen vs L Cyborowski (Dec-03-16) 0-1
   S B Hansen vs R van Kampen (Nov-20-16) 1/2-1/2
   D Fridman vs S B Hansen (Nov-19-16) 1/2-1/2
   S B Hansen vs O Husbands (Sep-13-16) 1-0

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(born Apr-21-1971, 46 years old) Denmark

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When Sune Berg Hansen won the 1998 Excelsior Cup in Gothenburg, he became Denmark's seventh grandmaster. He was first at Hamburg 1999 and qualified for the 2000 knockout FIDE World Championship, but lost the first-round match to Andrei Kharlov. He is an accomplished chess coach and a six-time Danish champion (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012).

Hansen, who is currently studying economics in Copenhagen, is also a noted poker player.

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 432  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kotronias vs S B Hansen  1-038 1990 GausdalB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. S B Hansen vs A Holst  0-138 1990 Aarhus int-BD85 Grunfeld
3. Yurtaev vs S B Hansen  1-055 1991 Copenhagen Unibank 91\06B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
4. Kholmov vs S B Hansen  ½-½18 1991 Budapest Spring opB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
5. S B Hansen vs Balashov  ½-½46 1993 AlborgD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. S B Hansen vs Kharlov  ½-½50 1993 Aalborg opD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Chiburdanidze vs S B Hansen  ½-½34 1994 Sevilla opA10 English
8. Miles vs S B Hansen  1-039 1994 Sevilla opA48 King's Indian
9. S B Hansen vs Stefansson  0-140 1994 It (open)C52 Evans Gambit
10. S B Hansen vs E Sobjerg  1-050 1994 It (open)C45 Scotch Game
11. B Alterman vs S B Hansen  ½-½20 1994 OlympiadD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. S B Hansen vs Van Wely  0-141 1994 Moscow olm DEN-NEDB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. S B Hansen vs Petursson  ½-½29 1995 Zonal TournamentB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. S B Hansen vs Larsen  1-047 1995 AarsB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
15. Jansa vs S B Hansen  ½-½24 1995 Hillerod PolitikenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. S B Hansen vs K Spraggett  ½-½23 1996 It (open)B01 Scandinavian
17. J M Hodgson vs S B Hansen 1-030 1996 Copenhagen (Denmark)C02 French, Advance
18. S B Hansen vs Petursson  1-045 1996 Politiken Copenhagen DENB32 Sicilian
19. Larsen vs S B Hansen  ½-½60 1997 DEN-chB30 Sicilian
20. Chiburdanidze vs S B Hansen  1-045 1997 LippstadtE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
21. A Ziegler vs S B Hansen  0-133 1998 Excelsior CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. Larsen vs S B Hansen  ½-½18 1998 DEN-chA04 Reti Opening
23. Movsesian vs S B Hansen ½-½41 1998 MK Cafe Cup-AB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
24. S B Hansen vs P Haba  0-148 1998 MK Cafe Cup-AE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
25. S B Hansen vs J Schwalfenberg  1-031 1998 Bundesliga -9B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
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Jul-29-04  azaris: This has to be one of the most ridiculous endings I've seen for a while. And Hansen is a GM!

[Event "Politiken Cup 2004"]
[Site "Taastrup"]
[Date "2004.07.29"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Hansen, Sune Berg"]
[Black "Schlecht, Daniel"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. Ngf3 Nf6 5. e5 Nfd7 6. c3 c5 7. Bd3 Nc6 8. O-O a5 9. Re1 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qb6 11. Nb1 Nxd4 12. Nxd4 Qxd4 13. Nc3 Bc5 14. Be3 Qh4 15. g3 Qe7 16. Nb5 O-O 17. Qh5 g6 18. Qh6 Nxe5 19. Bxc5 Nf3+ 20. Kh1 Qxc5 21. Re3 Bd7 22. Rxf3 Bxb5 23. Rc1 Qb6 24. g4 Bxd3 25. Rh3 g5 26. Rxd3 f6 27. Rf3 Qxb2 28. Re1 Rae8 29. h4 gxh4 30. g5 fxg5 31. Qxg5+ Qg7 32. Qh5 Rxf3 33. Rg1 Rh3# 0-1

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  acirce: LOL. Tomorrow Magnus Carlsen plays this Schlecht. He has collected his points so far only by beating people much lower rated - and by this. Magnus should be able to win again.
Mar-13-06  BIDMONFA: Sune Berg Hansen

HANSEN, Sune Berg

Mar-13-06  priluki: Here's a picture without copyright: Dear, please paste it there.
Premium Chessgames Member We have no way to contact the owner of that photo but we can use the one above. We also started a very thin biography; if one of our volunteer editors is up to the job it could use some revision.
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  dakgootje: <And Hansen is a GM!> Well you cant see that if you look at the game you posted, thats just a horrible blunder...

Ow and in his bio is at the moment of writing not yet that he won this years (2006) Danish Championship also

Apr-23-06  Surrealist: <a noted poker player>... Any relation to the legendary Gus Hansen?
Jul-22-09  Troller: Hansen also won the Danish Championship 2009 with 8/9. He has not yet found his form in the current Politiken Cup (2009), however.

No relation til Gus Hansen that I know of, by the way. Hansen is a very common name i Denmark (of 9 Danish GMs, 3 are called Hansen). But he is mainly making his living by playing poker.

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  Peligroso Patzer: <dakgootje: <And Hansen is a GM!> Well you can't see that if you look at the game you <[azaris]> posted, that's just a horrible blunder...


In the game in question against Schlecht (not in the CG database, but the moves are given in <azaris>'s post), I presume you are referring to 33. Rg1? (allowing mate-on-the-move). This blunder was probably due to time pressure, as well as psychological fatigue resulting from having had a terrible position for the past dozen moves or more.

Really more surprising was Hansen's blunder with 18. Qh6? (dropping the e-pawn). Perhaps he overlooked 19. ... Nf3+, and the technical point that if 20. Kg2 (attacking the Knight whilst the Black Queen remains under attack), then 20. ... Nxe1+ comes <with check>. Whatever the explanation, a GM should have seen that 18. Qe2 was the right move, not 18. Qh6? playing for a cheap "attack".

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  dakgootje: <Peligroso Patzer> I have to admit that after 3.5 years I don't know anymore what I was referring to either :) Lost in the mists of time...
Apr-20-10  Troller: Congrats on convincing victory in Bangkok Open. 8/9 and a 2739 TPR is a really great result! Til lykke!
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  Tabanus: Thailand Open (Bangkok Open) 14-20 April 2010, final ranking crosstable:, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: Congrats to Sune for winning his 6th Danish Championship!

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  MissScarlett: < Lars Bo Hansen @GMLars 7h 7 hours ago

GM Sune Berg Hansen wins his 7th Danish Championship with last round draw vs. GM Curt Hansen>

Has anyone but a Larsen or Hansen ever been Danish champion?

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  moronovich: MissScarlett: < Lars Bo Hansen @GMLars 7h 7 hours ago GM Sune Berg Hansen wins his 7th Danish Championship with last round draw vs. GM Curt Hansen>

<Has anyone but a Larsen or Hansen ever been Danish champion?>

Yeah,many others.E.g a certain Peter Heine Nielsen.

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  perfidious: As <moronovich> doubtless knows, Larsen did not even play in Danish championships once he became an elite player. In 1975, he defeated reigning national champion Gert Iskov +5 =1 in a match.
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  moronovich: <perfidious>

Larsen participated several times in the national championship,before he was hit by a stroke in 2000.I was there as a second and one of my friends found him in his hotelroom and perhaps prolonged his life with 10 years.

And now they both are gone...

Yes,I remember the Iskovmatch which I attended every day and it meant a lot to my personal chessjourney.

Apr-08-15  Poulsen: <MissScarlett><Has anyone but a Larsen or Hansen ever been Danish champion?>

The danish championship has been played since 1922. The record holder is still Erik Andersen, who won the title 12 times.

The current champion has won the title 7 times. His nearest rival this year was Curt Hansen, who has won the title 6 times - so far.

<perfidious> It's true, that Bent Larsen stopped playing in the championships after taking his 6th title, when his international career took off in 1964 and onward. His rivals in danish chess at that point were simply not even close to his level. And the prices for winning a championship was very 'amateurish' to put it mildly - and not worth his time and effort.

But as pointed out by <moronovich> he returned to combat his younger rivals several times later on, when his career was virtually over. But he never succeeded in taking the title again.

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Sune Berg Hansen.
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