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Lars Schandorff
Number of games in database: 414
Years covered: 1981 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2490 (2517 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2551

Overall record: +129 -76 =207 (56.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (24) 
    E73 E67 E97 E90 E60
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D37 D30 D06 D38
 Queen's Indian (17) 
    E15 E17 E12
 Slav (17) 
    D11 D15 D12 D10 D17
 Semi-Slav (15) 
    D45 D48 D47 D46
 Grunfeld (10) 
    D85 D80 D96
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B33 B22 B31 B90 B92
 Caro-Kann (26) 
    B18 B12 B17 B10 B11
 Petrov (19) 
    C42 C43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D37 D38 D30 D39 D31
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A45 D02 E00 A46 D00
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E46 E32 E43 E56 E21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Schandorff vs R E Andersen, 2012 1-0
   H Danielsen vs L Schandorff, 2001 0-1
   V Gashimov vs L Schandorff, 2007 1/2-1/2
   L Schandorff vs T Willemze, 2016 1-0
   M Packalen vs L Schandorff, 1998 0-1
   P Moulin vs L Schandorff, 1982 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Danish Championships (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   European Team Championship (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 56th TCh-DEN Ex -18
   B M Ochsner vs L Schandorff (Nov-19-17) 1/2-1/2
   Mads Andersen vs L Schandorff (Feb-26-17) 1-0
   L Schandorff vs L Johansson (Feb-04-17) 1/2-1/2
   L Schandorff vs B Jorgensen (Jan-29-17) 1-0
   L Schandorff vs J Pedersen (Jan-08-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-20-1965, 52 years old) Denmark

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Lars Schandorff began playing chess at age 11. He achieved the grandmaster title in 1995, but had distinguished himself as one of Denmark's top representatives in international play long before that. He was joint seventh in the World Junior Championship in 1982 and won first place at Copenhagen 1991. He has played six Olympiads and participated in the Danish Championship nineteen times, winning the title in 1988.

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 414  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Schandorff vs W Watson  ½-½81981HaderslevB50 Sicilian
2. M Kremer vs L Schandorff 1-0271982DEN-ch int U18B53 Sicilian
3. N Murshed vs L Schandorff 1-0351982World Junior Championship (U20)A36 English
4. L Schandorff vs Winants  1-0421982Wch U20B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
5. Nijboer vs L Schandorff  0-1641982Wch jrA10 English
6. P Moulin vs L Schandorff 0-1301982EU-ch U20B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. L Schandorff vs Short  ½-½351983BelfortA30 English, Symmetrical
8. L Schandorff vs I Stohl  0-1411983GroningenD85 Grunfeld
9. L Schandorff vs Salov  ½-½351984?E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. Z Bator vs L Schandorff  ½-½421985Politiken CupD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
11. Adams vs L Schandorff ½-½581986OakhamB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
12. L Schandorff vs Barbero  ½-½41198810th Politiken CupE15 Queen's Indian
13. L Schandorff vs S Smagin  0-1271988Naestved opE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
14. L Schandorff vs de Firmian  ½-½471988Chess OlympiadE10 Queen's Pawn Game
15. L Schandorff vs I Manor  1-0331988Chess OlympiadD80 Grunfeld
16. L Schandorff vs Zsofia Polgar  0-1351989It (open), Farum (Denmark)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
17. Judit Polgar vs L Schandorff  1-0621989Aabenraa RapidB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
18. Zsofia Polgar vs L Schandorff 1-0261989Aabenraa RapidB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. L Schandorff vs Judit Polgar  ½-½251989Aabenraa RapidD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
20. L Schandorff vs Zsofia Polgar  1-0271989Aabenraa RapidD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
21. Zsuzsa Polgar vs L Schandorff  1-0411989It (open), Farum (Denmark)E14 Queen's Indian
22. Zsuzsa Polgar vs L Schandorff  1-0381989Aabenraa RapidE27 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
23. L Schandorff vs I Rogers  0-1351989VejstrupA43 Old Benoni
24. L Schandorff vs Larsen  0-1571989DEN-chE12 Queen's Indian
25. L Schandorff vs Zsuzsa Polgar  ½-½321989Aabenraa RapidD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 414  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-19-04  Poulsen: Danish GM, former danish Ch, has a pretty solid playing style, making him rather difficult to beat. However, he's isn't playing much - which sometimes makes him vulnerable to well prepared opponents. Plays primarily teamchess - has done well in the german Bundesliga for serveral years. He's born in 1965 - and still able to stay in top 10 of danish chessplayers. Typical win: first he's put under some pressure, then he turns the table J Gdanski vs L Schandorff, 2001
Apr-20-06  BIDMONFA: Lars Schandorff


Apr-20-06  sagahelten: Tillykke med fødselsdagen, Lars!
Apr-20-06  AlexandraThess: The name is Hungarian...
Apr-20-08  Open Defence: <achieve> congrats! :)
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  brankat: Happy Birthday Lars!
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  wordfunph: Happy 45th Birthday Lars!
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  DarthStapler: 420 Birthday, he must smoke weed a lot
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  GrahamClayton: Author of "Playing the Queen's Gambit:
A Grandmaster Guide" in 2009 and "The Caro-Kann" in 2010.
Jan-02-12  acmilan03c1: Lars Schandorff Madsen is the full name: and also
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  wordfunph: another book by GM Schandorff --- Playing 1.d4, The Queen's Gambit

Aug-04-12  SimonWebbsTiger: @<wordfunph>

not quite a new book. It is the second edition of "playing the Queen's Gambit".

I saw Lars the other day and asked him what changes there are. One is "It's up to date" (LS). It's the same repertoire he suggested in the first edition.

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  brankat: Good morning Mr.Lars Schandorf!
Jan-17-13  Rravshan: <Poulsen> the game you mensioned is very nice, i should analyze it.
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  Abdel Irada: <DarthStapler: 420 Birthday, he must smoke weed a lot>

Unfortunately, this also means he shares a birthday with Adolf Hitler — a buzzkill if ever there was one.

Apr-20-13  Everett: He promotes, roughly, Botvinnik's queen's gambit approach in his book. Systematic and interesting.
Apr-20-13  TheTamale: Oh, Schanandorff, I long to hear you
Away, you rollin' river...
Mar-21-15  Karposian: Schandorff is a very solid player with a defensive, positional playing style. Good endgame player also.
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