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Jens Ove Fries Nielsen
Number of games in database: 214
Years covered: 1975 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2363 (2437 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2459

Overall record: +59 -75 =80 (46.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    A45 D02 A46 D00 D05
 Sicilian (16) 
    B30 B52 B20 B40 B33
 King's Indian Attack (5) 
 French Defense (4) 
    C01 C02 C17
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (4) 
 King's Pawn Game (4) 
    C44 C20
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (14) 
 English (11) 
    A10 A13 A15 A17 A16
 Sicilian (11) 
    B30 B45 B22 B32 B21
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    D02 A41 A40 A46
 French Defense (8) 
    C02 C00 C10 C11 C03
 Uncommon Opening (7) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J O Fries Nielsen vs C Hansen, 1981 1-0
   J O Fries Nielsen vs Plachetka, 1991 1/2-1/2
   J O Fries Nielsen vs Tiviakov, 2009 1/2-1/2
   J O Fries Nielsen vs I Agrest, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Danish Championship (2003)
   32nd Rilton Cup (2002)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2014)

   🏆 GRENKE Chess Open
   J O Fries Nielsen vs M Pavlovic (Apr-02-18) 0-1
   J O Fries Nielsen vs B Krause (Apr-01-18) 1/2-1/2
   C Noe vs J O Fries Nielsen (Apr-01-18) 1-0
   J O Fries Nielsen vs A Demuth (Mar-31-18) 1-0
   S Kuipers vs J O Fries Nielsen (Mar-31-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-23-1960, 59 years old) Denmark

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Jens Ove Fries Nielsen was born in Esbjerg. He finished 1st= in the Danish Championship of 1982 but lost the play-off. He was awarded the IM title in 1984.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 214  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J O Fries Nielsen vs H C Bergstrom  0-1321975Hallsberg - int'l jrA00 Uncommon Opening
2. J O Fries Nielsen vs Petursson  0-1271975Hallsberg - int'l jrB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. J O Fries Nielsen vs W Honigl  1-0421975Hallsberg - int'l jrC01 French, Exchange
4. J O Fries Nielsen vs C M Bjork  1-0351975Hallsberg - int'l jrB08 Pirc, Classical
5. D Donchev vs J O Fries Nielsen  1-0421975Hallsberg - int'l jrC50 Giuoco Piano
6. J O Fries Nielsen vs P Iten  1-0321975Hallsberg - int'l jrA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. C Doucet vs J O Fries Nielsen  1-0481975Hallsberg - int'l jrB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
8. J O Fries Nielsen vs L Madebrink 1-0321975Hallsberg - int'l jrB56 Sicilian
9. J O Fries Nielsen vs Yusupov  0-1401977Wch U20C55 Two Knights Defense
10. Kasparov vs J O Fries Nielsen 1-0531977Wch CadetsC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
11. B Brinck-Claussen vs J O Fries Nielsen  1-0651978EsbjergE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
12. L Ogaard vs J O Fries Nielsen  ½-½341978EsbjergE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
13. J O Fries Nielsen vs J Sloth  ½-½231978EsbjergE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. J O Fries Nielsen vs J Kristiansen  1-0571978EsbjergA48 King's Indian
15. L A Schneider vs J O Fries Nielsen  1-0281978EsbjergB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. Larsen vs J O Fries Nielsen  1-0391978EsbjergA10 English
17. J Rodgaard vs J O Fries Nielsen  ½-½261978EsbjergA15 English
18. Hoi vs J O Fries Nielsen  ½-½261978EsbjergD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. G Sigurjonsson vs J O Fries Nielsen  1-0341978EsbjergB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
20. J O Fries Nielsen vs A J Mestel  1-0391978EsbjergA07 King's Indian Attack
21. J O Fries Nielsen vs U Rath  0-1331978EsbjergA15 English
22. Yusupov vs J O Fries Nielsen  ½-½201978Wch U20A16 English
23. Reshevsky vs J O Fries Nielsen  ½-½4219794th North Sea CupD97 Grunfeld, Russian
24. J O Fries Nielsen vs Kurajica  ½-½461980Hamburg FavoritenB30 Sicilian
25. R Borngaesser vs J O Fries Nielsen  0-1541980BundesligaC55 Two Knights Defense
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Feb-02-06  BIDMONFA: Jens Ove Fries-Nielsen


Apr-17-07  Thrajin: this guy's name makes me hungry. mmmm oven fries... perhaps <Ketchup Lover> can help me out here...
Feb-02-09  sagahelten: I have a Danish book he wrote on the Scandinavian opening. Not bad. There seems to be no games in this opening by JOFN in the database.
Feb-02-09  gus inn: Actually his birthday is 23/02 , so .. ?

You can check it with BIDMONFA .

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Pictures (2005):

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  whiteshark: <sagahelten: <I have a Danish book he wrote on the Scandinavian opening.>>

There is a pocket book <Skandinavisk> writen by von Niels Jorgen Fries Nielsen 88 pages, publisher: Skakcentralens (1982)

Maybe his brother?

Feb-02-09  sagahelten: You're right! The book <Skandinavisk> (Danish, 1982) is by Niels Jørgen Fries Nielsen! It was SO long ago I looked into it the last time. Jens Ove is IM (Elo 2403), Niels Jørgen has 2393. If they are brother, they have very much the same strength. Interesting... Niels Jørgen is the leader of Helsinge Chess Club, one of the best in Denmark.
Feb-02-09  sagahelten: Well, I looked into the book, and Niels Jørgen lived in Esbjerg in 1981, which means that they come from the same city. I guess we can assume that they are brothers.
Feb-02-09  sagahelten: Niels Jørgen is only two years older (b. 1958)
Feb-02-09  WhiteRook48: Oven Fries Nielsen (ouch!)
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  Penguincw: < ...he finished 1st= in the Danish Championship of 1982 but lost the play-off. >

To who? Bent Larsen?

May-15-12  Troller: In 1982 Jens Kristiansen was Danish champion.

Indeed the 2 Fries Nielsens are brothers. The city of Esbjerg hosted a string of strong tournaments (Vesterhavsturneringen, "The West Sea Tournament") starting in the late 1970s. The game J O Fries Nielsen vs Short, 1984 is from the event in which Nigel earned his final grandmaster norm.

Aug-30-13  Lovuschka: A nice game was played in Lüneburg, but only the final is given in Schach 09/2013, p.47

Jens Ove Fries-Nielsen - Banerjee Bitan
1. Lüneburger Schachfestival 2013

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27.R:f5!! g:f5 28.Sf4 Rh8 29.Rg1 Kf6 30.Ke3 Rae8+ 31.Kd3 Re7? 32.Sge6! Rh6 33.Sd8! Sb8?? 34.Rg6+! with a study-like checkmate to follow, so Black gave up. 1-0

A study-like draw would have been 33.-Rg7 34.Re1 Re7 35.Rg1 Rg7, etc.

Variation of the game (after the moves 34.-R:g6 35.S:h5 mate):

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  Gejewe: <Lovuschka>
White : Fries-Nielsen,Jens Ove (2381)
Black : Bitan, Banerjee (2295)
Date : 2013-07-21
Event : Lueneburg Open 2013, GER
Round : 7.4
Result: 1-0
1. d4 Pf6 2. Pc3 d5 3. Lf4 g6 4. Dd2 Lg7 5. Lh6 O-O 6. Lxg7 Kxg7 7. Pf3 c6 8. h4 h5 9. Pg5 Pbd7 10. f3 e5 11. e3 exd4 12. exd4 Te8+ 13. Le2 b5 14. a3 Dc7 15. Kf2 Pb6 16. b3 a6 17. g3 Lb7 18. Df4 Dxf4 19. gxf4 Pc8 20. f5 Pd6 21. fxg6 fxg6 22. Ld3 Lc8 23. Tae1 Ld7 24. Te5 Lf5 25. Lxf5 Pxf5 26. Pe2 Pd7 27. Txf5 gxf5 28. Pf4 Th8 29. Tg1 Kf6 30. Ke3 Tae8+ 31. Kd3 Te7 32. Pge6 Th6 33. Pd8 Pb8 34. Tg6+
May-19-14  SimonWebbsTiger: Congrats to Jens Ove on winning the Copenhagen Chess Challenge 2014. He also scored his 2nd GM norm.

Danish Chess Federation (DSU) news link below

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  Penguincw: Today, with black, Nielsen upset Jan Timman (rated 212 points higher) with the black pieces! With that, he is now 4/4, one of 7 players to remain 4/4.

Timman vs J O Fries Nielsen, 2014

By my unofficial calculation, he's gained 12.3 rating points so far. Early bid for 3rd GM norm?

Tomorrow, he has white against Super GM Alexander Moiseenko, rated 2707. A win will gain him 8.5 points, draw 3.5 and loss drops him 1.5 points.

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