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Espen Lie
Number of games in database: 95
Years covered: 2000 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2459 (2457 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2476

Overall record: +30 -23 =42 (53.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (7) 
    A10 A12 A14 A13
 Reti System (6) 
    A06 A04
 Sicilian (5) 
    B20 B43 B92 B48
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C78 C77
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
    A36 A34
 French Defense (4) 
    C00 C02
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (11) 
    E67 E61 E62 E73 E97
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C97 C92 C99 C78 C69
 Alekhine's Defense (6) 
    B04 B03 B02
 Tarrasch Defense (5) 
    D34 D32
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C97 C92 C99
 Two Knights (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Aulin-Jansson vs E Lie, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Fagernes GM Open (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2008)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)
   European Team Chess Championships (2007)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

   🏆 Norwegian Championship
   A Tari vs E Lie (Jul-08-17) 1/2-1/2
   E Lie vs E Fossan (Jul-07-17) 1-0
   A Groenn vs E Lie (Jul-06-17) 1/2-1/2
   E Lie vs K Holm (Jul-05-17) 1/2-1/2
   F Elsness vs E Lie (Jul-04-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-03-1984, 34 years old) Norway

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This IM is the younger brother of GM Kjetil A Lie, and a grandson of Odd Lie. He was Norwegian champion in 2007, after a playoff vs FM Geir Sune Tallaksen Ostmoe.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 95  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Lie vs O Bentsen  1-0252000NOR-chT /01C44 King's Pawn Game
2. E Lie vs Aarland  1-0702001TCh-NOR FinalB10 Caro-Kann
3. A Moen vs E Lie  1-0402001TCh-NOR FinalD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. G Borresen vs E Lie  0-1322001TCh-NOR FinalC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
5. E Lie vs B Diesen 0-1362001TCh-NOR FinalA36 English
6. E Lie vs Carlsen  0-1552003NOR Championships Group EliteA36 English
7. E Lie vs A Groenn  0-1382004Norwegian ChampionshipA10 English
8. J Aulin-Jansson vs E Lie  ½-½482004Norwegian ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. E Lie vs F Christenson  1-0552004Norwegian ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
10. G Tallaksen Ostmoe vs E Lie  ½-½412004Norwegian ChampionshipA61 Benoni
11. E Lie vs R H Fyllingen  0-1462004Norwegian ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
12. B Leer-Salvesen vs E Lie  1-0452004Norwegian ChampionshipA15 English
13. K Stokke vs E Lie  ½-½202004Norwegian ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. E Lie vs S Heim  ½-½62004Norwegian ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
15. O Dannevig vs E Lie  ½-½422004Norwegian ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. E Lie vs D Madsen  ½-½402006Norwegian ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
17. O A Stubberud vs E Lie  ½-½462006Norwegian ChampionshipB38 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3
18. K Lie vs E Lie 1-0342006Norwegian ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
19. E Lie vs T Gabrielsen  ½-½292006Norwegian ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
20. E Lie vs T Hansen  ½-½382006Norwegian ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. J L Hammer vs E Lie  ½-½202006Norwegian ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. J Aulin-Jansson vs E Lie 0-172006Norwegian ChampionshipC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
23. E Lie vs O Hole 0-1422006Norwegian ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. K Stokke vs E Lie  ½-½152006Norwegian ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. C Goslawska vs E Lie  0-1232007Arctic Chess ChallengeC55 Two Knights Defense
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 95  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: I suggest keeping the lies to Odd Lie, although he is a relative.

This is a soon-to-be GM, the Norwegian Champion of 2007 and the younger brother of GM Kjetil A Lie.

Jun-29-09  frogbert: and of course: appaz' comment was not a lie - that comment of mine referred to a now deleted post.

espen is one of two very sympathetic brothers who both happen to be among norway's 10 best players. with espen's development the last couple of years, he seems poised to become gm soon - and then these brothers will probably be among the currently top strongest sibling-pairs in chess.

does anyone have a list of currently active sibling-gms? at the moment, neither of judith and susan seem to be very active (even if judith technically is active in fide's rating list sense). it would be interesting if anyone kept such a list! :o)

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  Appaz: I also posted a reply, mentioning Jon Ludvig Hammer as <the> favourite for the Norwegian Ch., but that was also deleted. Our previous posts where restored on my complaint, but only the first two.

Sergei Zhigalko and Andrey Zhigalko are quite strong. although they haven't made the progress I expected.

Jun-29-09  frogbert: yes, carlsen has played sergei zhigalko in some youth event(s) i think, way back when.

it would be fun with a "complete" list for say top 20 active sibling-pairs or something...

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