chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Christiansen 
Photo copyright © 2007, courtesy of Pittsburgh Chess Club.  
Larry Christiansen
Number of games in database: 1,477
Years covered: 1972 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2577
Highest rating achieved in database: 2588
Overall record: +554 -286 =573 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      64 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (73) 
    B23 B30 B40 B31 B22
 King's Indian (70) 
    E81 E77 E83 E92 E76
 Queen's Indian (55) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14 E16
 English, 1 c4 e5 (50) 
    A29 A28 A21 A27 A22
 English (47) 
    A16 A18 A10 A13 A19
 English, 1 c4 c5 (38) 
    A30 A33 A34 A35 A37
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (141) 
    B30 B22 B42 B32 B40
 Queen's Pawn Game (71) 
    A46 E00 A41 A40 D01
 Caro-Kann (50) 
    B17 B14 B10 B13 B16
 Queen's Indian (45) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16 E14
 Nimzo Indian (40) 
    E32 E20 E21 E38 E48
 Bogo Indian (40) 
    E11
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 1-0
   Beliavsky vs Christiansen, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 1-0
   D Botto vs Christiansen, 1975 0-1
   J L Burden vs Christiansen, 1992 0-1
   Christiansen vs Wojtkiewicz, 2006 1-0
   Christiansen vs L C Gilden, 1976 1-0
   Quinteros vs Christiansen, 1981 0-1
   Christiansen vs DeFirmian, 1985 1-0
   Christiansen vs Spassky, 1981 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1972)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine (1980)
   Lone Pine (1981)
   Plaza (1988)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Generation Chess International (2003)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   United States Chess League (2008)
   US Championship (2009)
   US Chess Championships (2013)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Storming The Barricades by jakaiden
   Szirak Interzonal 1987 by zanzibar
   Biel 1991 by suenteus po 147
   Munich 1991 by suenteus po 147
   US Championship 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee 1977 B by EmperorAtahualpa
   Linares 1981 by suenteus po 147
   Pan Pacific International, San Francisco, 1995 by Phony Benoni
   Pan-Pacific GM Tournament, San Francisco 1991 by wanabe2000
   Plaza International Chess Tt 1988 by Benzol
   good coach by chessprocom

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Larry Christiansen
Search Google for Larry Christiansen
FIDE player card for Larry Christiansen


LARRY CHRISTIANSEN
(born Jun-27-1956) United States of America

[what is this?]
Larry Mark Christiansen was born in Riverside, California. Christiansen has gained a reputation as a very strong attacking player. He is an eleven time member of the United States Olympiad team, and he earned his Grandmaster title in 1977 after winning at Torremolinos in that same year.

Three-time winner of the US Championships in 1980 (1), 1983 (2) and 2002 (3), he has also won three United States Open crowns. His international wins include 1st place at Linares in 1979 and in 1981, the latter jointly with Anatoly Karpov. Some other 1st place finishes include Cologne 1988, Wiesbaden 1994, Reykjavik 1998, and Essen 1999. His strong result in the US Chess Championships (2013) qualified him for the World Cup (2013), where he lost to Frenchmen Laurent Fressinet in the first round.

Christiansen has authored several chess books, and was a frequent competitor at the Bundesliga in Germany.

Wikipedia article: Larry Christiansen; (1) http://graeme.50webs.com/chesschamp...; (2) http://graeme.50webs.com/chesschamp...; (3) http://graeme.50webs.com/chesschamp...


 page 1 of 60; games 1-25 of 1,477  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Christiansen vs T Hay  0-141 1972 Lone PineA05 Reti Opening
2. Martinovsky vs Christiansen  1-064 1972 Lone PineA43 Old Benoni
3. G Treppner vs Christiansen  0-130 1972 Schilde,jrA07 King's Indian Attack
4. Christiansen vs M Costa  1-049 1972 Lone PineA05 Reti Opening
5. Christiansen vs D Krystall 1-020 1972 Pacific Southwest OpA04 Reti Opening
6. L C Gilden vs Christiansen  0-151 1972 Lone PineB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
7. W Martz vs Christiansen  ½-½29 1972 Lone PineA22 English
8. R Flacco vs Christiansen  0-137 1972 Lone PineA22 English
9. Christiansen vs Browne  ½-½50 1972 Lone PineA37 English, Symmetrical
10. Christiansen vs Beliavsky  0-134 1973 Teesside (England)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Christiansen vs A Mengarini  ½-½31 1973 Lone PineD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. J Peterson vs Christiansen  0-137 1973 USA-ch jrB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. R J Gross vs Christiansen 0-112 1973 Lone PineA53 Old Indian
14. Christiansen vs J Frankle  1-041 1973 USA-ch jrB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
15. Beliavsky vs Christiansen  1-042 1973 Wch U20 prel-AB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
16. Christiansen vs C Barnes  1-037 1973 USA-ch jrB27 Sicilian
17. D Berry vs Christiansen  0-125 1973 USA-ch jrE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. A Watson vs Christiansen 0-123 1974 Canadian opE15 Queen's Indian
19. Christiansen vs J N Jacobs 0-127 1974 Lone PineA13 English
20. Christiansen vs R E Fauber  1-032 1974 Lone PineA15 English
21. Casten vs Christiansen 1-036 1974 New YorkA02 Bird's Opening
22. Christiansen vs R Newbold  ½-½49 1974 Lone PineB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
23. A Pantoja vs Christiansen  0-130 1975 Buenos Aires jrA56 Benoni Defense
24. Christiansen vs R Cifuentes  ½-½44 1975 Buenos AiresB08 Pirc, Classical
25. Barlov vs Christiansen  0-132 1975 Tjentiste (Yugoslavia)B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
 page 1 of 60; games 1-25 of 1,477  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Christiansen wins | Christiansen loses  
 

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 6 OF 6 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Mar-17-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Is that for real? Did one win a double cole slaw, for a brilliancy prize? Wasn't the guy who ran the chicken tournaments a chess enthusist named Jose cuchi, or someting like that?

I guess church chicken got blown out of the water by the Colenol. I never did like that deep fried stuff.

May-18-10  The Rocket: <"GM Christiansen looks like either he is auditioning for the rock band KISS or is going to be on the cover of Elle magazine with all that makeup on. ; P">

Haha thats true he does like a bit funny with those eyebrows

Jan-20-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: Greetings , fellow LC fans.

I am a geezoid-American. That would be OLD. When you get old, hair does NOT grow in the appropriate places anymore. You have CHIA eye brows. You have rain forest ears. Do I have to make ANY analogies for what is growing in my nose?

Why is god......GOD?

Because he did not get involved with the warranty program.

Mar-02-11  shadowleaf04: GM Larry Christiansen is one of the few players who went from NM to GM, bypassing the intermediate title of IM. Also, he is one of the best attacking players in the world today.
Mar-02-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: Absolutely correct, shadow.

I played LC in a simul in Seattle and got wrapped up in a nice little package with a bow on top in 20 moves.

In my defense, I was trying to play The Morozevich French. This was about 3 years after Moro was born. Actually, Botvinnik played it way back when and was successful. I was not.

1. e4 e6
2. d4 d5
3. Nc3 Nf6
4. Bg5 PxP
5. NxP Be7
6. BxN PxB

and in another 14 moves , I was on the bus to Boise.

Jun-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: Yo, Christiansen

I want a re-match. I have some vacation coming, soon. I am going to Memphis. Then I am going to do Highway 61 Revisited to New Orleans. Jude Acers shall be first.

Where you at, Larry?

Jun-27-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: Yo, Christiansen

I want a re-match. I have some vacation coming, soon. I am going to Memphis. Then I am going to do Highway 61 Revisited to New Orleans. Jude Acers shall be first.

Where you at, Larry?

Oh, by the way, Happy Birthday!

Jun-27-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: Come on Larry.

Let us play CHESS!

You were born in Riverside, California.

There is an Italian Family that moved there from Chicago. Romano's Pizza. They make the best pizza in LA.

I will meet you there and will we eat some Pizza Pie.

AND we will play some CHESS!!

Jun-27-11  I play the Fred: On most dudes, the mustache is an appalling anti-fashion statement.

In Larry C's case, the exact opposite is true. Grow the 'stache back Larry!

Jun-27-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  OneArmedScissor: larry should grow a beard
Jun-27-11  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday! Larry Christiansen!
Jun-27-11  DrMAL: Happy Birthday Friend :-)
Jun-27-11  WhiteRook48: happy birthday GM Christiansen!
Jun-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday!
Jun-27-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy 56th Birthday, GM Christiansen!

LTJ

Jun-27-12  andrewjsacks: Happy birthday, Larry. Thank you for all you did for Southern California and American chess. Hope you're well.
Jun-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheBish: Happy birthday Larry! Born in '56, and now 56. Somebody should update your bio, to mention that you are one of just a few players (don't know who the others are, but the list is short) to bypass the IM title on the way to getting the GM title.

I enjoyed hanging with you while you lived in Modesto (my hometown), and beating you in a simul in Reno (albeit with a blunder on your part). I look forward to playing you again, whether in a simul or the upcoming US Open (stranger things have happened). Going to study your book "Storming the Barricades" again -- maybe it will help me finally make Master!

Jun-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Happy b'day.
Jun-27-12  RookFile: He's been giving free simuls in South Station in Boston lately.
Jun-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: happy birthday young man :)
Aug-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chess for life: <RookFile: He's been giving free simuls in South Station in Boston lately.> Yeah, I went yesterday. Obviously I lost, but I understand there's only about one winner each time, out of about 30 opponents (there's a maximum of 25 boards going on at once at any given moment, but some people replace players who've already lost). Simul-givers are pretty unbelievable, don't know how they do it. Here is my game. I thought he was going to mate me shortly after the end of the opening, but it turns out his win was a little slower than that. I'm surprised at how long I lasted.

[Event "Larry Christiansen simul"]
[Site "South Station, Boston, MA"]
[Date "2012-08-14"]
[Round "1"]
[TimeControl "25-board simul"]
[White "GM Larry Christiansen"]
[Black "Chess for life"]
[WhiteElo "2652"]
[BlackElo "1670"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qe2 a6 9. O-O-O Qc7 10. Bb3 O-O 11. g4 Na5 12. Rhg1 Nxb3+ 13. axb3 b5 14. g5 Nd7 15. Rg3 Bb7 16. Nd5 Qd8 17. Qh5 Re8 18. Nf5 exf5 19. exf5 Bxd5 20. Rxd5 Nf6 21. gxf6 Bxf6 22. Rh3 h6 23. Rd1 Rc8 24. Kb1 Qc7 25. c3 Bxc3 26. Rc1 b4 27. Bxh6 Re1 28. Bd2 Rxc1+ 29. Bxc1 Kf8 30. bxc3 bxc3 31. f6 c2+ 32. Ka2 gxf6 33. Qh8+ Ke7 34. Re3+ Kd7 35. Qh3+ Kd8 36. Qh8+ Kd7 37. Qxf6 Qa5+ 38. Kb2 Qd5 39. Qe7+ 1-0

Aug-15-12  Strongest Force: Larry still playing at icc? He told me he hangs with Rogoff sometimes.
Nov-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Cemoblanca: A great GM & an even better author! http://www.amazon.com/Rocking-Rampa... is still in my library! Great book! Thank you Larry! :)
Jun-27-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  talisman: happy birthday champ!
Jul-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: I was glad to see his name playing in the world Cup. He's the 95th seed playing Laurent Fressinet in the first round. If nothing else it is nice seeing somebody with his name playing in Scandanavia.
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 6)
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 6 OF 6 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies