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Simen Agdestein
S Agdestein 
Simen at the Arctic Chess Challenge, Tromso, August 2008.
Photo courtesy of Egil Arne.
 
Number of games in database: 619
Years covered: 1982 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2604 (2500 rapid, 2525 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2637

Overall record: +179 -128 =174 (55.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 138 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (35) 
    E62 E77 E80 E67 E60
 Queen's Indian (25) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17
 English, 1 c4 c5 (23) 
    A30 A34 A35 A37 A36
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E32 E41 E48 E53 E52
 English (21) 
    A15 A16 A13 A12 A11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (21) 
    D37 D31 D38 D30 D06
With the Black pieces:
 Dutch Defense (44) 
    A90 A84 A85 A81 A95
 French Defense (37) 
    C18 C05 C10 C11 C09
 Ruy Lopez (33) 
    C70 C92 C99 C90 C69
 Queen's Indian (24) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16 E14
 Sicilian (22) 
    B40 B22 B25 B96 B32
 Alekhine's Defense (18) 
    B04 B03 B05 B02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Agdestein vs Short, 1995 1-0
   S Agdestein vs Nunn, 1985 1/2-1/2
   Speelman vs S Agdestein, 1992 0-1
   Karpov vs S Agdestein, 1991 0-1
   S Agdestein vs Adams, 1994 1-0
   H Olafsson vs S Agdestein, 1987 0-1
   S Agdestein vs Topalov, 2014 1-0
   S Agdestein vs Karpov, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Romanishin vs S Agdestein, 1985 1/2-1/2
   Hort vs S Agdestein, 1984 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Norwegian Championship (2005)
   Norwegian Championship (2006)
   Norwegian Championship (2004)
   Taxco Interzonal (1985)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2016)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Taxco Interzonal 1985 by Tabanus
   Taxco Interzonal 1985 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1988 by suenteus po 147
   SW Hanging Pawns by shibumi
   Karpov vs. Agdestein, match Gjøvik, Norway 1991 by NilsR

RECENT GAMES:
   S Agdestein vs M Ragger (Mar-04-17) 1/2-1/2
   S Agdestein vs A Kunte (Mar-01-17) 1-0, rapid
   S Agdestein vs A Mithil (Mar-01-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   V S Gujrathi vs S Agdestein (Mar-01-17) 1-0, rapid
   Ghosh Diptayan vs S Agdestein (Mar-01-17) 1-0, rapid

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SIMEN AGDESTEIN
(born May-15-1967, 50 years old) Norway

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Simen Agdestein was awarded the IM title in 1983 and the GM title in 1985. He has won seven Norwegian chess championships, including the Norwegian Championship (2005). He was one a nominees to the World Cup (2013), but was eliminated from the Cup when he lost to Etienne Bacrot in the first round.

He is also the former coach of Magnus Carlsen, and is the brother of Carlsen's present manager, Espen Agdestein. He has authored and co-authored several books on chess, including a biography of Carlsen.

Multitalented, he also represented Norway football at the international level.

Wikipedia article: Simen Agdestein


 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 619  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Agdestein vs Granda Zuniga 0-1361982Ch World Cadet'sD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. H Rothen vs S Agdestein  ½-½211983Eksjo 11thB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
3. S Agdestein vs I Stohl  1-0411983GroningenD85 Grunfeld
4. S Agdestein vs Keene ½-½291983Gausdal (Norway)A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
5. J Magem Badals vs S Agdestein  0-1241983ch-EU jrB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Adorjan vs S Agdestein  1-0681983It (cat.12)A30 English, Symmetrical
7. S Agdestein vs Spassky 1-0531983GjovikD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Miles vs S Agdestein  1-0361983GjovikE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. Browne vs S Agdestein  1-0311983It (cat.12)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. S Agdestein vs Ftacnik  ½-½341983GjovikD85 Grunfeld
11. V Allegro vs S Agdestein  0-1501984EU-ch U20E73 King's Indian
12. Miles vs S Agdestein 1-0421984OsloD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. S Agdestein vs J L Arnason  1-0401984OsloA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
14. Karpov vs S Agdestein 1-0381984OsloC18 French, Winawer
15. S Agdestein vs DeFirmian  0-1351984OsloE41 Nimzo-Indian
16. S Agdestein vs Adorjan  ½-½411984OsloE12 Queen's Indian
17. Hort vs S Agdestein  0-1471984OsloC18 French, Winawer
18. Hort vs S Agdestein 0-1341984Chess OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. S Agdestein vs Quinteros  1-0221984Chess OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. Petursson vs S Agdestein  0-1371985Mch 04E15 Queen's Indian
21. Chandler vs S Agdestein  ½-½371985Nimzo-mem, CopenhageC19 French, Winawer, Advance
22. S Agdestein vs DeFirmian  0-1351985Oslo (Norway)E41 Nimzo-Indian
23. Blatny vs S Agdestein  ½-½661985GroningenB25 Sicilian, Closed
24. S Agdestein vs Petursson  1-0411985Mch 04E12 Queen's Indian
25. Hjartarson vs S Agdestein  0-1411985Gausdal ztD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 619  PGN Download
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Jun-05-14  NeoIndian: Feeling a bit sad about his missed chances against Karjakin. A win with black against Sergei would've been absolutely awesome. Still rooting for him to do good, and maybe beat one of these guys.
Jun-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: Karjakin - Adestein 1/2 - 1/2.

Great game to watch. Simen missed 48..Kf7 and later his last chance to win, 54..Ke6.

Karjakin should have played h4 before black took his chance to free himself with the same move. After this white is in trouble.

Except for these moves, Simen pretty much followed Houdini at 20+ ply, sometimes improving on the engines suggestions, which indicates he played a very strong game.

Go Simen!

Jun-08-14  Conrad93: Agdestein always gets a god position against these guys, but he always misses the decisive move.

If you can't do that, you might as well just agree to a draw from the beginning.

Jun-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: Another draw, with black against Grishuk, world #3.

Another narrow escape of a Super-GM: had he found 39. Rxg2+ in the time trouble, it would have won for Agdestein.

Undefeated on 50%, Agdestein has already scored as expected with four rounds to go.

Jun-09-14  Rolfo: Great draw again. Amazing result in this tournament whatever happens next. Could he crown it wit a win? And he, Magnus and Kramnik haven't lost yet
Jun-09-14  Rolfo: *with
Jun-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Are you witty today,<Rolfo>? :)
Jun-09-14  Gegga: Simen and Magnus are the only players who have not lost in Norway Chess, so far (round 6). Who would have guessed that, before the tournament? :-)
Jun-09-14  Whitehat1963: Does anyone know how many Elo points Agdestein has picked up in this tournament?
Jun-09-14  Rolfo: Moronovich, when Simen is coughing I thought he would also demonstrate that old dogs can bark just to put some awe into his opponent, but maybe it isn't witty or even more some could see it as lack of respect, so I actually didn't wright this :)
Jun-10-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: <Rolfo: Moronovich, when Simen is coughing I thought he would also demonstrate that old dogs can bark just to put some awe into his opponent, but maybe it isn't witty or even more some could see it as lack of respect, so I actually didn't wright this :)>

I just tried to play with the words with and wit that you mixed.And if my little teaser landed in a fjord with a big nothing I may offer you a cold beer:)

And yes it is close to awesome to see the oldtimer doing so surprisingly well.

Jun-10-14  Rolfo: A cold beer anytime, and if Simen is around a beer for him too :)
Jun-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Down goes Agdestein :( x infinity
Jun-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: and again :( SIGH
Jun-13-14  Rolfo: All in all more than expected from Simen. Well done
Jun-13-14  john barleycorn: <Rolfo: All in all more than expected from Simen. Well done>

there is nothing less than last. :-)

But seriously, he did much better than a couple of guys here predicted. Hats off.

Aug-10-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Maybe it's time to upload a photo of Agdestein? This one is nice, and Wikipedia photos are not copyright-protected, right?

http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simen_...

(I think this is a nicer photo than the one on his English Wikipedia page.)

May-02-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: <Real chess players think about chess more or less 24 hours a day. It is a passion and a fate that one has to live with - and it lasts a lifetime> - Agdestein, Simen.
May-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: <Torbjorn (Hansen, Magnus Carlsen's first teacher) himself went from 2104 to 2204 in rating during the year he trained with Magnus. This reflects the experience I have had. One learns nearly as much from teaching others> - Simen Agdestein.
May-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  egilarne: <Fusilli>: Thank you, I'm happy to see that you think the photo I took of Simen Agdestein in the Norwegian championship in Bergen 2009 was nice! Chessgames.com may of course use it :)
May-11-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <egilarne> Cool, I'll post on Biographer Bistro, letting the biographers know.
May-12-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alfamikewhiskey: The Telegraph reports on Simen Agdestein's loss to a six-year old girl (!) (in simul, though) - not omitting to link the "incident" to Short's remarks on chess and females:

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...>

May-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 48th birthday to GM Simen Agdestein! Unfortunately, he didn't get too great of a birthday gift, as he would end up finishing last at the EnterCard Scandinavian Masters (2015). It's a shame, considering I would've liked to see him play at Norway again. He did well there, scoring 7 straight draws before losing twice.
May-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: belated happy birthday young man
Nov-19-16  Christoforus Polacco: The best football player among chess players. Respect !
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