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Lars Karlsson
Number of games in database: 400
Years covered: 1971 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2446 (2441 rapid, 2264 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +129 -98 =173 (53.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (54) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English (33) 
    A10 A14 A12 A16 A15
 English, 1 c4 e5 (22) 
    A20 A26 A25 A22 A21
 English, 1 c4 c5 (19) 
    A30 A37 A34 A36
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (17) 
 Bird's Opening (12) 
    A02 A03
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B32 B35 B75 B33 B30
 French Defense (38) 
    C16 C03 C18 C02 C15
 Dutch Defense (24) 
    A90 A84 A93 A81 A94
 Sicilian Dragon (23) 
    B35 B75 B70 B39 B34
 French Winawer (21) 
    C16 C18 C15 C17
 Reti System (17) 
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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
   Hoi vs L Karlsson, 2006 0-1
   L Karlsson vs Suba, 1983 1-0
   Korchnoi vs L Karlsson, 1993 0-1
   L Karlsson vs Tal, 1980 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)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)

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

   E Gullaksen vs L Karlsson (Aug-25-11) 1-0
   L Karlsson vs A Smith (Jan-02-11) 1-0

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(born Jul-11-1955, 61 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 16; games 1-25 of 400  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Nisman vs L Karlsson 0-131 1971 MoscowE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
2. L Karlsson vs H Olafsson  0-137 1979 LucerneA04 Reti Opening
3. L Karlsson vs Keene  ½-½45 1979 GausdalA04 Reti Opening
4. Seirawan vs L Karlsson  ½-½49 1979 Schacknytts JubileumsturneringA30 English, Symmetrical
5. L Karlsson vs W Schmidt  ½-½47 1979 Malmo SchacknyttB40 Sicilian
6. Romanishin vs L Karlsson 1-063 1980 YerevanA04 Reti Opening
7. Suba vs L Karlsson  ½-½27 1980 YerevanA30 English, Symmetrical
8. Tal vs L Karlsson 1-045 1980 YerevanC16 French, Winawer
9. A Kuligowski vs L Karlsson  ½-½43 1980 Hradec KraloveE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
10. Miles vs L Karlsson  1-044 1980 Gausdal IntE12 Queen's Indian
11. L Karlsson vs Vaganian  ½-½38 1980 ErevanE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. L Karlsson vs Vadasz  1-034 1980 ErevanA15 English
13. H Dobosz vs L Karlsson  ½-½57 1980 YerevanC03 French, Tarrasch
14. L Karlsson vs M Knezevic  ½-½18 1980 YerevanA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
15. L Karlsson vs Tal 1-041 1980 EUR-chT (Men) 7thA04 Reti Opening
16. L Karlsson vs Adorjan  ½-½27 1980 EUR-chT (Men) 7thA04 Reti Opening
17. Y Gruenfeld vs L Karlsson  1-054 1980 EUR-chT (Men) 7thC05 French, Tarrasch
18. Gligoric vs L Karlsson  1-041 1980 EUR-chT (Men) 7thC16 French, Winawer
19. L Karlsson vs Smejkal  0-160 1980 EUR-chT (Men) 7thA04 Reti Opening
20. L Karlsson vs Tringov  0-142 1980 EUR-chT (Men) 7thA04 Reti Opening
21. V Tukmakov vs L Karlsson  1-045 1980 YerevanA84 Dutch
22. L Karlsson vs Tseshkovsky  0-140 1980 YerevanA22 English
23. N Minev vs L Karlsson  ½-½38 1980 Eksjo-A 8thA56 Benoni Defense
24. B Ivanovic vs L Karlsson  1-033 1980 Eksjo-A 8thC03 French, Tarrasch
25. Ribli vs L Karlsson  1-055 1980 Chess OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 400  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!
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  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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