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Erling Mortensen
Number of games in database: 276
Years covered: 1974 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2438
Highest rating achieved in database: 2500

Overall record: +88 -87 =101 (50.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (60) 
    B46 B92 B84 B93 B90
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C78 C67 C86 C72 C91
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B92 B93 B90
 Pirc (13) 
    B09 B07 B08
 Sicilian Scheveningen (11) 
    B84 B81 B82 B80 B83
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B14 B12 B13 B17
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (47) 
    E73 E77 E97 E62 E94
 Sicilian (41) 
    B42 B40 B22 B47 B31
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B47 B46 B49 B48
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
    B42 B43
 Pirc (6) 
    B07 B08
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 A46 D00 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Mortensen vs J Rodgaard, 1980 1-0
   V Jensen vs E Mortensen, 1981 0-1
   L Christiansen vs E Mortensen, 1988 0-1
   E Mortensen vs Baburin, 1994 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Danish Championship (2003)
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   36th Olympiad (2004)

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(born Apr-05-1955, 64 years old) Denmark

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Erling Mortensen was awarded the IM title in 1980. He won the Danish Championship in 1981, 1987, 1989 and 1991.

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 276  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Mortensen vs K H Podzielny  ½-½261974GroningenA00 Uncommon Opening
2. E Rayner vs E Mortensen  ½-½361974EU-ch U20 fin-BE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. E Mortensen vs I Saren  ½-½461976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
4. E Perez vs E Mortensen  0-1371976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B08 Pirc, Classical
5. E Mortensen vs W Leonhardt  1-0441976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A28 English
6. E Mortensen vs J C Letzelter  ½-½421976Haifa Olympiad (Men)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. E Mortensen vs N Birnboim  0-1221976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. P Delaney vs E Mortensen  0-1401976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B08 Pirc, Classical
9. O Hjertenes vs E Mortensen  ½-½151976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B07 Pirc
10. E Mortensen vs Keene 0-1271976AarhusB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
11. E Mortensen vs Parma  ½-½391978Kiel (Germany)A33 English, Symmetrical
12. E Mortensen vs Smejkal  0-1401978KielB06 Robatsch
13. Reshevsky vs E Mortensen  ½-½919794th North Sea CupE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
14. E Mortensen vs J Rodgaard 1-0271980Denmark ChD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
15. E Mortensen vs J O Fries Nielsen  1-0291980CopenhagenA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
16. J Sloth vs E Mortensen  1-0401980EsbjergA20 English
17. E Mortensen vs Savon  ½-½401980EsbjergA16 English
18. E Mortensen vs Plachetka  ½-½831980EsbjergE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
19. Yusupov vs E Mortensen  ½-½501980EsbjergE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
20. H Ree vs E Mortensen  ½-½371980Chess OlympiadE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
21. N J Fries-Nielsen vs E Mortensen  0-1401981DEN-chB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. E Mortensen vs J O Fries Nielsen  1-0511981DEN-chB07 Pirc
23. E Mortensen vs B Barth Sahl  ½-½391981DEN-chB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
24. B Barth Sahl vs E Mortensen  ½-½391981DEN-ch playoffA53 Old Indian
25. P B Knudsen vs E Mortensen  0-1241981DEN-chA15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-05-06  BIDMONFA: Erling Mortensen


Jun-05-10  asianwarrior: Is he stillactiveinchess?
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  wordfunph: "The only problem with the Sicilian Defence is that you sometimes get mated."

- IM Erling Mortensen

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  brankat: I have a funny feeling that he is still very much active. Right here at CG! :-)
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  brankat: <wordfunph> <"The only problem with the Sicilian Defence is that you sometimes get mated."

- IM Erling Mortensen>

The same seems to be the problem with every defense ;-)

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  wordfunph: <brankat> amen :)

<Danish IM Erling Mortensen quoted Larsen in calling the Wing Gambit 'the most logical way' to meet the French.>


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