|May-06-04|| ||Poulsen: No kibitz on Curt Hansen? Strange..
Strong GM - perhaps even stronger than Peter Heine Nielsen. Former Junior World Champ - Denmarks sekond GM (after Bent Larsen).
Leading after 5 rounds in Sigeman www.sigeman-chess.com
|May-06-04|| ||Poulsen: Hansen also won in round 6 - and since Nielsen lost to Carlsen, Hansen is well ahead with 5/6 before the last 3 rounds! |
|May-06-04|| ||acirce: Did Tiger lose a won game again? |
|May-06-04|| ||Poulsen: Tigers position looked good around move 20 - but in timetrouble he didn't find a winning line. Instead Hansen managed to get behind Tigers lines - and inspite of being in bigger timetrouble than Tiger, he finished him of with an elegant move.|
Curt Hansen is known to be very concentrated when playing - even during timetrouble.
|May-06-04|| ||Poulsen: Typical Curt Hansen wins:
Sasikiran - Hansen, 2003
Hansen - McShane, 2003
|May-06-04|| ||MoonlitKnight: 5/6 against average opposition of 2557 so far is quite impressive. Anyone know the performance rating? |
|May-07-04|| ||Poulsen: It might even be 6/7!! - he's a pawn up against Beliavski in a queens endgame. |
|May-07-04|| ||acirce: Yeah, with all the light on Magnus Carlsen we are almost ignoring this amazing feat. |
|May-07-04|| ||ajit: Yep he will win again. No doubt absolutely.So thats going to make it 6/7. THats a truly majestic performance against someone like Beliavsky, that too with black! Say how old is he? This performance is too good for a GM worth 2635. Does anybody know his performance rating? |
|May-07-04|| ||ajit: Now just as I said that, he makes an error! Nothing significant but losing tempo! 75...g6 (g5! wud have been better). Still shd win. |
|May-07-04|| ||ajit: Woops!! Time trouble! With less than 5 seconds left on clock, I guess it was wise to draw. |
|Jan-02-05|| ||Benzol: Curt Hansen
Born 18th September 1964 in Bov
Awarded the IM title in 1982 and GM title in 1985.
He was European junior champion in 1981-82. Nordic champion in 1983.
Danish champion in 1983, 1984 (after playoff) and 1985 (after playoff), he also won the World junior championship in 1984.
|May-12-05|| ||zorro: I think his name is Carsten not Curt.|
|May-12-05|| ||maoam: <zorro>
No, his name is Curt (see Carsten Hansen)
|Sep-18-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Curt Hansen|
|Sep-18-06|| ||fevered cheek: <bidmonfa> stop posting this crap will you|
|Sep-18-06|| ||gus inn: happy birthday Curt ! hopefully with many more to come !|
|Sep-18-06|| ||gus inn: I know that Gerald Hertneck - player of the day -- and Curt did have some cooperation.At least about a certain variation in the french defence.|
|Sep-18-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Hansen!|
|Sep-18-08|| ||rjfsworstnightmare: Ditto that son!|
|Sep-18-09|| ||WhiteRook48: drawing Anand|
|Jan-11-11|| ||nummerzwei: From Carsten Hansen 's (another Hansen) review of 'Secrets of Rook Endings, which appeared in 1999 :|
<For several years, British Grandmaster John Nunn had produced a number of excellent opening books, including books on the Najdorf Variation in the Sicilian Defence and the Pirc. Then in 1992 he turned his attention to the endgame, specifically five-piece endings. With the help of a database constructed by Ken Thompson, Nunn was able to cover all endgames with five pieces with unprecedented accuracy. His work resulted in three books, Secrets of Rook Endings, Secrets of Minor Piece Endings, and Secrets of Pawnless Endings; all three books were published by Batsford Books.
Back then, the publication was surrounded with much controversy. Most notably Danish Grandmaster Curt Hansen openly expressed his feelings in a letter in New In Chess. He found this form of chess with its ultimate answers repulsive, as it meant, at least for him, that chess would lose some of its magic. Others, along with Nunn of course, were of the opposite opinion, that a book like this could only raise the level of chess and help us gain a better understanding of these positions with limited material. >
VERY interesting. Perhaps Hansen stopped playing in 2007 because he felt there was too little magic left in chess.
Does somebody have the full text of Hansen's reader's letter?