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Bjarke Barth Sahl
Number of games in database: 158
Years covered: 1981 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2366 (2307 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420
Overall record: +54 -53 =51 (50.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B33 B90 B32 B40 B97
 French Defense (8) 
    C15 C02 C16 C17 C05
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 A50 E10
 French Winawer (5) 
    C15 C16 C17
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B90 B97
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A26 A21 A25
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B90 B21 B30 B87 B40
 Slav (10) 
    D16 D15 D10
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 A46 E10 E00
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E32 E30 E59
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C70 C88 C84
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B14 B17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Barth Sahl vs E Parr, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Norwegian Championship (2006)
   Norwegian Championship (2004)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   Danish Championship (2007)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   European Club Cup (2007)

   B Barth Sahl vs Kiril D Georgiev (Oct-26-13) 1-0
   M P Townsend vs B Barth Sahl (Oct-25-13) 0-1
   B Barth Sahl vs Y Boidman (Oct-24-13) 1/2-1/2
   E Kirk vs B Barth Sahl (Oct-23-13) 0-1
   B Barth Sahl vs R Van Kemenade (Oct-22-13) 1-0

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(born Apr-09-1956, 60 years old) Denmark (federation/nationality Norway)

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Bjarke Barth Sahl was born Bjarke Kristensen on the 9th of April 1956 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an IM. He finished 1st= in the Danish Championship of 1981 but lost the play-off.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 158  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Barth Sahl vs B Brinck-Claussen  ½-½25 1981 DEN-chA15 English
2. B Barth Sahl vs U Jahr  1-044 1981 Politiken CupA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
3. M Reinert vs B Barth Sahl  0-139 1981 DEN-chB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
4. B Barth Sahl vs V Ravikumar  1-039 1981 It bA25 English
5. B Barth Sahl vs E Mortensen  ½-½42 1981 DEN-ch playoffB25 Sicilian, Closed
6. B Barth Sahl vs U Rath 1-072 1981 It bA26 English
7. B Jacobsen vs B Barth Sahl  0-162 1981 DEN-chA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
8. B Barth Sahl vs B Sorensen  0-140 1981 Politiken CupC17 French, Winawer, Advance
9. B Barth Sahl vs C Hansen  1-041 1981 DEN-chB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. K J Wicker vs B Barth Sahl  ½-½43 1981 It bD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. E Mortensen vs B Barth Sahl  1-033 1981 DEN-ch playoffB08 Pirc, Classical
12. B Barth Sahl vs L D Evans  1-027 1981 It bE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
13. B Barth Sahl vs N J Fries-Nielsen 0-116 1981 DEN-chB01 Scandinavian
14. B Barth Sahl vs J O Pedersen  ½-½59 1981 Politiken CupA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
15. J O Fries Nielsen vs B Barth Sahl  ½-½41 1981 DEN-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. B Barth Sahl vs Allan Jensen  1-050 1981 Politiken CupA14 English
17. B Barth Sahl vs L Kristensen  1-035 1981 DEN-chA36 English
18. K Berg vs B Barth Sahl  ½-½38 1981 It bB06 Robatsch
19. C Hansen vs B Barth Sahl  0-140 1981 It bD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. S From vs B Barth Sahl  0-124 1981 Politiken CupD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. B Barth Sahl vs B Brinck-Claussen  1-040 1981 It bA26 English
22. B Barth Sahl vs P B Knudsen  1-027 1981 DEN-chB01 Scandinavian
23. B Barth Sahl vs M Welin  0-150 1981 Politiken CupD94 Grunfeld
24. E Mortensen vs B Barth Sahl  ½-½39 1981 DEN-chB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
25. B Barth Sahl vs H D Pedersen  1-031 1981 It bA21 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-06-08  Eastfrisian: It seems, that he became in 1998 Chief (General Secretary) of the Norwegian Chess Federation (see here:

In the current FIDE-Rankling-List you can't find a Bjarke Kristensen, but a Bjarke Sahl (Norway), who is alo born in 1956. Did Kristensen change his name?

Feb-05-08  Troller: Yes, he has adopted the name of his wife I think. His name is Bjarke Sahl now, and he represents Norway.
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  whiteshark: "Bjarke Kristensen is playing under the name Bjarke Barth Sahl but that nationality and name change is not yet reflected in the new FIDE rating list." (TWiC, 4th July 2005)

Games from this 2005 transitional period Bjarke Kristensen

Feb-05-14  Poisonpawns: "Bjarke" on ICC
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