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Lars Karlsson
Number of games in database: 396
Years covered: 1971 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2441 (2420 rapid, 2348 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520
Overall record: +127 -98 =171 (53.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (52) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English (32) 
    A10 A14 A12 A15 A16
 English, 1 c4 e5 (22) 
    A20 A26 A22 A25 A21
 English, 1 c4 c5 (19) 
    A30 A34 A37 A36
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (17) 
 Bird's Opening (12) 
    A02 A03
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B32 B35 B75 B30 B33
 French Defense (38) 
    C16 C03 C18 C01 C02
 Dutch Defense (24) 
    A84 A90 A93 A81 A94
 Sicilian Dragon (22) 
    B35 B75 B76 B34 B74
 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)
   Las Palmas Interzonal (1982)
   Politiken Cup (2006)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   Rilton Cup (2009)

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

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(born Jul-11-1955, 60 years old) Sweden

[what is this?]
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 396  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Nisman vs L Karlsson 0-131 1971 MoscowE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
2. L Karlsson vs Keene  ½-½45 1979 GausdalA04 Reti Opening
3. L Karlsson vs H Olafsson  0-137 1979 LucerneA04 Reti Opening
4. L Karlsson vs W Schmidt  ½-½47 1979 Malmo SchacknyttB40 Sicilian
5. Seirawan vs L Karlsson  ½-½49 1979 Schacknytts JubileumsturneringA30 English, Symmetrical
6. Ribli vs L Karlsson  1-055 1980 Malta ol (Men)A04 Reti Opening
7. B Ivanovic vs L Karlsson  1-033 1980 Eksjo-A 8thC03 French, Tarrasch
8. L Karlsson vs Tal 1-041 1980 Skara ETCA04 Reti Opening
9. Gligoric vs L Karlsson  1-041 1980 EU-chT (Men)C16 French, Winawer
10. L Karlsson vs Tseshkovsky  0-140 1980 YerevanA22 English
11. Miles vs L Karlsson  1-044 1980 Gausdal IntE12 Queen's Indian
12. L Karlsson vs Smejkal  ½-½13 1980 Malta ol (Men)A37 English, Symmetrical
13. N Minev vs L Karlsson  ½-½38 1980 Eksjo-A 8thA56 Benoni Defense
14. L Karlsson vs Vaganian  ½-½38 1980 ErevanE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. H Dobosz vs L Karlsson  ½-½57 1980 YerevanC03 French, Tarrasch
16. Romanishin vs L Karlsson 1-063 1980 YerevanA04 Reti Opening
17. L Karlsson vs Sosonko  0-141 1980 Malta (ol) 30/9 (Sosonko)A00 Uncommon Opening
18. L Karlsson vs Tringov  0-142 1980 EU-chT (Men)A04 Reti Opening
19. L Karlsson vs Vadasz  1-034 1980 ErevanA15 English
20. A Kuligowski vs L Karlsson  ½-½43 1980 Hradec KraloveE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
21. L Karlsson vs Smejkal  0-160 1980 EU-chT (Men)A04 Reti Opening
22. L Karlsson vs M Knezevic  ½-½18 1980 YerevanA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
23. L Karlsson vs Adorjan  ½-½27 1980 Ch Europe (team)A04 Reti Opening
24. Y Gruenfeld vs L Karlsson  1-054 1980 7th ETCh finalC05 French, Tarrasch
25. Tal vs L Karlsson 1-045 1980 YerevanC16 French, Winawer
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 396  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).
Jul-11-08  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
Jul-11-09  brankat: Happy Birthday Lars!
Jul-11-09  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.

Jul-11-09  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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