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Lars Karlsson
Number of games in database: 414
Years covered: 1971 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2472 (2482 rapid, 2322 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +137 -98 =179 (54.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (54) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English (37) 
    A10 A14 A16 A12 A15
 English, 1 c4 e5 (21) 
    A20 A22 A25 A21 A23
 English, 1 c4 c5 (20) 
    A37 A30 A34 A36
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (17) 
 Bird's Opening (14) 
    A02 A03
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (39) 
    B32 B30 B75 B33 B74
 French Defense (38) 
    C16 C03 C18 C02 C15
 Dutch Defense (25) 
    A90 A84 A93 A81 A91
 French Winawer (21) 
    C16 C18 C15 C17
 Reti System (19) 
 Sicilian Dragon (15) 
    B75 B35 B39 B74 B76
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Mortensen vs L Karlsson, 1988 0-1
   N V Pedersen vs L Karlsson, 1996 0-1
   L Karlsson vs B Brinck-Claussen, 2006 1-0
   L Karlsson vs Tal, 1980 1-0
   Hoi vs L Karlsson, 2006 0-1
   L Karlsson vs Suba, 1983 1-0
   Korchnoi vs L Karlsson, 1993 0-1
   L Karlsson vs Hebert, 1984 1-0
   L Karlsson vs J Gallagher, 2005 1-0
   L Karlsson vs Timman, 1982 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Scandinavian Chess Tournament (2007)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   Politiken Cup (2006)
   Las Palmas Interzonal (1982)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Club Cup (2005)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Tallinn 1987 by Chessdreamer
   Dutch by Ybrevo
   Bb4 Dutchies by fredthebear

   🏆 Hasselbacken Open
   L Karlsson vs P Lindgren (Nov-04-17) 1/2-1/2
   P Cramling vs L Karlsson (Nov-04-17) 1/2-1/2
   J M Bellon Lopez vs L Karlsson (Nov-03-17) 1/2-1/2
   L Karlsson vs Hans 1960 Eriksson (Nov-03-17) 1-0
   J Thiborg vs L Karlsson (Nov-03-17) 0-1

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(born Jul-11-1955, 64 years old) Sweden

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Lars Carl-Gustaf Karlsson was born in Stockholm. He was awarded the IM title in 1979 and the GM title in 1982. In tournaments he was 1st at Malmo 1979, 1st at Helsinki 1983, 1st= at Hastings 1983-84, 2nd= at Esbjerg 1984 and 2nd= at Cannes 1986. He also played on the Swedish Olympiad teams of the 1980's. Karlsson was Swedish champion in 1992.

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 414  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Nisman vs L Karlsson 0-1401971MoscowE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
2. L Karlsson vs H Olafsson 0-1371979Lucerne Zonal prel-BA07 King's Indian Attack
3. L Karlsson vs Keene  ½-½451979GausdalA04 Reti Opening
4. Seirawan vs L Karlsson  ½-½491979Schacknytts JubileumsturneringA30 English, Symmetrical
5. L Karlsson vs W Schmidt  ½-½471979Schacknytts JubileumsturneringA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Miles vs L Karlsson  1-0441980Gausdal IntE12 Queen's Indian
7. A Kuligowski vs L Karlsson  ½-½431980Hradec KraloveE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
8. L Karlsson vs Adorjan  ½-½271980EUR-chT (Men) 7thA04 Reti Opening
9. Y Gruenfeld vs L Karlsson  1-0541980EUR-chT (Men) 7thC05 French, Tarrasch
10. Gligoric vs L Karlsson  1-0411980EUR-chT (Men) 7thC16 French, Winawer
11. L Karlsson vs Tal 1-0411980EUR-chT (Men) 7thA04 Reti Opening
12. L Karlsson vs Smejkal  0-1601980EUR-chT (Men) 7thA04 Reti Opening
13. L Karlsson vs Tringov  0-1421980EUR-chT (Men) 7thA04 Reti Opening
14. Romanishin vs L Karlsson 1-0631980YerevanA07 King's Indian Attack
15. Suba vs L Karlsson  ½-½271980YerevanA30 English, Symmetrical
16. Tal vs L Karlsson 1-0451980YerevanC16 French, Winawer
17. L Karlsson vs M Knezevic  ½-½181980YerevanA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
18. L Karlsson vs Vadasz  1-0341980YerevanA15 English
19. V Tukmakov vs L Karlsson  1-0451980YerevanA84 Dutch
20. H Dobosz vs L Karlsson  ½-½571980YerevanC03 French, Tarrasch
21. L Karlsson vs Vaganian  ½-½381980YerevanE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. L Karlsson vs Tseshkovsky  0-1401980YerevanA22 English
23. N Minev vs L Karlsson  ½-½381980Eksjo-A 8thA56 Benoni Defense
24. B Ivanovic vs L Karlsson  1-0331980Eksjo-A 8thC03 French, Tarrasch
25. Ribli vs L Karlsson  1-0551980Chess OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 414  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-24-05  cuendillar: Great draw against Etienne Bacrot in the European Club Cup today. He even was a pawn ahead in the final position!
Feb-15-06  Nikita Smirnov: He was my old chess teacher!
Feb-15-06  Jim Bartle: Nikita, how old were you when you started studying chess with a teacher?
Feb-15-06  Nikita Smirnov: Um... ten!
May-14-06  Nikita Smirnov: cuendillar:Lars told me that he had very bad time so it became draw.He went really mad after that.
Jul-11-06  BIDMONFA: Lars Karlsson


Sep-02-06  Nikita Smirnov: Well now he is trainer of a gymnasium (Our school gymnasium Metapontum).
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  brankat: Happy Birthday Lars! Again :-)
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  moronovich: Happy Birthday <Lars> And thanks for good times back in the 80 ties !
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  whiteshark: ThanT's funny, y'day I posted here L Karlsson vs L Schneider, 1981 and 2day's his B-day. :D
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  brankat: Happy Birthday Lars!
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  brankat: <whiteshark> What may be even funnier is that yet another Lars had a birthday yesterday :-)

Lars Aake Schneider

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  whiteshark: <brankat> What a coincidence! Or oddity? Thanks, anyway! :D
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  moronovich: Happy Birthday Lars ! Thanks for many fine moments in the good old 80ies !

Hope you are still enjoying your chess.

L.Karlsson became the second swede to recieve a lifelong support from the swedish state.Ulf Andersson was first.

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  brankat: The first of L.Karlsson's games listed above doesn't belong there. He was only 2 years old at the time. This is from the game page:

<Mar-29-05 <tuatara>: this game was not played by any Karlsson but by hans karl, then of Heilbronn.>

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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday Olympian GM Lars Karlsson..
Jul-11-09  Eastfrisian: .. an from Germany, too.
Jul-11-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday
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  wordfunph: his ICC handle is "Frasse"..

happy birthday Frasse!

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  Penguincw: Happy 59th birthday to GM Lars Karlsson.
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  MissScarlett: <In the late 1970s Karlsson, with astonishing blitz skills looked like a superstar in the making. However a near-death experience in a plane going to a tournament in the USSR caused Karlsson to foreswear air travel, going to all future tournaments by train or boat.

His career was seriously restricted but even so he briefly became a top 30 Grandmaster. However family life, including being a parent for a total of seven children, obliged him to leave the professional circuit.

In recent years Karlsson has restricted himself to competing in Sweden but he made his international return on the Chess Train tournament.>

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  Tabanus: <brankat: The first of L.Karlsson's games listed above doesn't belong there. He was only 2 years old at the time.> That's been fixed, but it remains a lot of work to separate the -son's from each other. And the -sen's too. I will probably make an effort to take the worst.
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