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Karl Thorsteins
  
Number of games in database: 83
Years covered: 1982 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2426 (2387 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2486

Overall record: +16 -30 =37 (41.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E32 E21 E41 E34 E44
 King's Indian (6) 
    E73 E63 E88 E81 E90
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (9) 
    B63 B64 B31 B81 B83
 Orthodox Defense (5) 
    D59 D58 D55
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (5) 
    B63 B64
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D85 D87 D82
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   Vestmannaeyjar 1985 by Tabanus

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KARL THORSTEINS
(born Oct-13-1964, 53 years old) Iceland

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He won the White Pawn tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1982, and was Icelandic champion in 1985 and 1989. He is an IM.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 83  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Thorsteins vs Granda Zuniga  0-1411982Rio de JaneiroE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
2. K Thorsteins vs G Andruet  ½-½481982Gausdal INTB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. Alburt vs K Thorsteins  ½-½381984Reykjavik OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. L Christiansen vs K Thorsteins  ½-½471984Reykjavik OpenD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
5. Robert E Byrne vs K Thorsteins  0-1321984Reykjavik opB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
6. K Thorsteins vs Dreev 0-1511984Kiljava (Finland)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. K Thorsteins vs L Shamkovich  ½-½311984Reykjavik ISLB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
8. K Thorsteins vs Balashov  ½-½291984ReykjavikB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
9. Chandler vs K Thorsteins  1-0431984Reykjavik OpenB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
10. K Thorsteins vs K Burger  1-0221984Reykjavik OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. Oll vs K Thorsteins  ½-½671984Wch U20B64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
12. K Mokry vs K Thorsteins  1-0431984Chess OlympiadB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
13. K Thorsteins vs Spassky  ½-½281985IcelandC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
14. Hort vs K Thorsteins  ½-½411985ReykjavikD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. K Thorsteins vs Van der Wiel  0-1421985ReykjavikE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
16. Larsen vs K Thorsteins  ½-½341985ReykjavikD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
17. Yusupov vs K Thorsteins  1-0351985ReykjavikD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Petursson vs K Thorsteins  1-0291985IcelandD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. K Thorsteins vs Hjartarson  0-1471985VestmannaeyjarC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. J L Arnason vs K Thorsteins  0-1391985VestmannaeyjarC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. K Thorsteins vs I Asmundsson  1-0211985VestmannaeyjarD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. K Thorsteins vs A T Arnason  1-0321985VestmannaeyjarA36 English
23. Bjorn Ivar Karlsson vs K Thorsteins  0-1501985VestmannaeyjarC78 Ruy Lopez
24. K Thorsteins vs Short  0-1361985VestmannaeyjarE16 Queen's Indian
25. Plaskett vs K Thorsteins  0-1391985VestmannaeyjarC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 83  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-06-07  jamscalpel: karl thorsteins was a top player at world cadet and junior level but then never seemed to fulfil his talent at the senior level. Anyone can shed some light.
Dec-15-10  Eastfrisian: He won the Icelandic Championship in 1989.
Dec-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: From a press notice of Kaupthing Bunadarbanki dated 2003.04.30:

<Karl Thorsteins, Managing Director of Corporate Banking, is 38 years old and is a Business Studies graduate from the University of Iceland. <He began working for Bunadarbanki Íslands in 1990. >>

This might answer <jamscalpel>'s question.

http://www.kaupthing.com/pages/164?...

Aug-26-16  ratta65: Thank you <whiteshark> for taking the time out to respond to my earlier post (as jamscalpel). I know from personal experience just how good Mr. Thorsteins was in relation to his age cohort. I wish him all the best in his chosen professional field.
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