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Erik Fossan
Number of games in database: 36
Years covered: 1991 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2349 (2274 rapid, 2294 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2382

Overall record: +6 -13 =16 (40.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (5) 
    B22 B93
 Giuoco Piano (5) 
    C53 C54 C50
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    E10 A45 A46
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   Norwegian Championship (2005)
   Norwegian Championship (2017)

   🏆 Norwegian Championship
   E Fossan vs S Mihajlov (Jul-08-17) 1/2-1/2
   E Lie vs E Fossan (Jul-07-17) 1-0
   E Fossan vs J Aulin-Jansson (Jul-06-17) 1-0
   L Lovik vs E Fossan (Jul-05-17) 0-1
   T Kaasen vs E Fossan (Jul-04-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-17-1971, 47 years old) Norway

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International Master

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 36  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. NN vs E Fossan 1-051991RightC42 Petrov Defense
2. E Fossan vs Jansa  ½-½561991Gausdal Troll MastersB07 Pirc
3. E Fossan vs R Elseth  ½-½151991Ch NorwayC53 Giuoco Piano
4. Shabalov vs E Fossan  ½-½541991Gausdal Peer GyntB32 Sicilian
5. Svidler vs E Fossan  1-0591992Gausdal UNOROB30 Sicilian
6. I Bern vs E Fossan  1-0281992NM, EliteA07 King's Indian Attack
7. E Fossan vs E Gullaksen  ½-½191992Ch NorwayC53 Giuoco Piano
8. E Fossan vs Hebden  1-0731992Gausdal UNORO Troll-MastersC55 Two Knights Defense
9. E Fossan vs Emms  ½-½631992Gausdal (Norway)C55 Two Knights Defense
10. E Fossan vs Blatny  0-1451993Gausdal UNOROC50 Giuoco Piano
11. E Fossan vs A Flaata  ½-½221998Stavanger Chess InternationalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. I Stohl vs E Fossan  ½-½291998Stavanger OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. E Fossan vs E J Gausel  ½-½572005Norwegian ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
14. H Borchgrevink vs E Fossan  0-1432005Norwegian ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. A Groenn vs E Fossan 0-1412005Norwegian ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. E Fossan vs K Lie  ½-½112005Norwegian ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. E Fossan vs R H Fyllingen 0-1352005Norwegian ChampionshipC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
18. E Fossan vs F Elsness  0-1392005Norwegian ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. O Hole vs E Fossan  ½-½432005Norwegian ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
20. E Fossan vs R Djurhuus  0-1602005Norwegian ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
21. H Nordahl vs E Fossan  1-0482005Norwegian ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
22. N Getz vs E Fossan  ½-½372012ch-NORE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
23. E Fossan vs O Hole  ½-½302012ch-NORB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
24. E Fossan vs E Forsaa  1-01022012ch-NORB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. J L Hammer vs E Fossan  1-0472012ch-NORE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 36  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-13-06  chessarmenia: what's with NN-E Fossan?
Nov-27-08  waustad: After that first stinker he has several draws against grandmasters and got an IM title.
Mar-17-09  WhiteRook48: what's up with NN vs E Fossan, 1991 ? I think it's someone playing a trick on Fossan's reputation or putting a fake game for jokes
Mar-24-09  TheTamale: < WhiteRook48: I think it's someone playing a trick on Fossan's reputation or putting a fake game for jokes.>

Agreed. I mean, first he draws with Alexander Shabalov, and then he loses in 5 moves (to NN, no less) to the 3rd oldest trap in the book, right behind the Fool's Mate and the Scholar's Mate. Come on!

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