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Pontus Carlsson
Number of games in database: 299
Years covered: 1998 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2494
Highest rating achieved in database: 2531
Overall record: +111 -79 =109 (55.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (66) 
    B42 B52 B40 B47 B33
 French Defense (28) 
    C05 C07 C10 C03 C06
 French Tarrasch (23) 
    C05 C07 C03 C06 C04
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C67 C92 C78 C95 C80
 Sicilian Najdorf (12) 
    B99 B96 B97 B93 B91
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
    B42
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (50) 
    B76 B90 B22 B50 B70
 Queen's Indian (24) 
    E15 E12 E14
 Sicilian Dragon (19) 
    B76 B70 B78 B77
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E32 E46 E55 E48 E21
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A46 E00 A40 A45
 French Defense (13) 
    C11 C13 C01 C02 C00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Carlsson vs G Burgess, 2002 1-0
   Negi vs P Carlsson, 2008 0-1
   G Gnichtel vs P Carlsson, 2006 0-1
   G Milos vs P Carlsson, 2012 0-1
   P Carlsson vs J B Campos-Moreno, 2006 1-0
   P Carlsson vs I Sokolov, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Scandinavian Chess Tournament (2007)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Corus (Group C) (2008)
   European Union Championships (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2008)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Albena Open (2012)

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PONTUS CARLSSON
(born Dec-18-1982) Colombia (citizen of Sweden)

[what is this?]
GM Pontus Carlsson played for Sweden in the 16th European Team Chess Championship 2007 and scored an undefeated six points from nine games. His performance rating was 2686 while facing opposition which included Dmitry Jakovenko, Mark Hebden, Merab Gagunashvili, Erik Van Den Doel and Vlastimil Babula.

Wikipedia article: Pontus Carlsson


 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 299  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Rothen vs P Carlsson  1-048 1998 SWE-chT 9899A04 Reti Opening
2. P Carlsson vs Jobava  1-036 2000 Wch U18B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
3. P Carlsson vs Potkin 1-046 2001 WJunC07 French, Tarrasch
4. Hector vs P Carlsson  0-147 2001 ch-SWEC13 French
5. L Karlsson vs P Carlsson  ½-½75 2001 ch-SWEA04 Reti Opening
6. P Carlsson vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½18 2001 Nordic ChampionshipsB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
7. M Karttunen vs P Carlsson  ½-½66 2001 WJunA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. R Akesson vs P Carlsson  1-066 2001 ch-SWEE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. J Vestly vs P Carlsson  ½-½15 2001 Nordic ChampionshipsA40 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Bu Xiangzhi vs P Carlsson  1-060 2001 WJunE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
11. P Carlsson vs P Cramling  ½-½34 2001 ch-SWEB23 Sicilian, Closed
12. R Djurhuus vs P Carlsson  ½-½48 2001 Nordic ChampionshipsA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. P Carlsson vs A Horvath  ½-½28 2001 WJunB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
14. P Carlsson vs Agrest ½-½40 2001 ch-SWEC41 Philidor Defense
15. P Carlsson vs S Brynell  ½-½8 2001 ch-SWEC07 French, Tarrasch
16. C F Ekeberg vs P Carlsson  0-162 2001 Nordic ChampionshipsA20 English
17. T Wedberg vs P Carlsson  ½-½23 2001 ch-SWEB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
18. P Carlsson vs L Olsson  1-032 2001 Nordic ChampionshipsB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. A Simutowe vs P Carlsson 1-032 2001 WJunA04 Reti Opening
20. A Eriksson vs P Carlsson  ½-½15 2001 ch-SWEA15 English
21. J Barkhagen vs P Carlsson  0-173 2001 ch-SWEA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. P Carlsson vs A Matras  1-073 2001 Nordic ChampionshipsC45 Scotch Game
23. P Carlsson vs A Ziegler  1-076 2001 SWE-chT 0102C05 French, Tarrasch
24. P Carlsson vs L Vajda  0-131 2001 WJunB07 Pirc
25. P Carlsson vs L Couso  ½-½10 2001 ch-SWEB40 Sicilian
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 299  PGN Download
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Dec-31-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: From Wiki:
<When Carlsson was one year old, his entire family died in tragic circumstances. He was subsequently adopted by a Swedish couple and it was his stepfather, Ingvar Carlsson (former president of Swedish chess federation),[2] who taught the game of chess to him when he was 4.[1] He studied Spanish during the time he was based in Spain, playing in the chess league.[1] Now he is fluent in Spanish (having earned a certificate) as well as Swedish, English, German and French. Carlsson also plans to learn Russian, since there is good chess literature that is only published in that language. He is a dual citizen of Sweden and Colombia, and is a hip-hop fan>
Dec-31-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: His story reminds me of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus...
Dec-18-13  Penguincw: Happy 31st birthday Pontus Carlsson.
Dec-18-13  JustAnotherPatzer: STILL only two Negro GMs? WOW! I wonder why? How thoroughly baffling!
Dec-18-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Alien Math: <Dec-18-13 JustAnotherPatzer: STILL only two Negro GMs? WOW! I wonder why? How thoroughly baffling!> http://www.chess.com/forum/view/gen...
Dec-18-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Interbond: I wonder why there is only one IM in Japan? IM Domingos Ramos 2254 is actually from the Philippines,but now a japanese citizen. Japan has population of 127.6 mill(2012) and only IM Ramos, compared to Iceland with a population of 320.137(2007) and 12 GM's. Maybe you JustAnotherPatzer have the answer?
Dec-18-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  jakaiden: <JustAnotherPatzer: STILL only two Negro GMs? WOW! I wonder why? How thoroughly baffling!> The term is Black not Negro FYI!
Dec-18-13  JustAnotherPatzer: But 'Negro' or 'Negroid' derives from the Latin 'niger', <meaning> 'black', so why are you, <jakaiden> bossily seeking to police the use of my descriptive preference? The term is widely used in academic literature, (forensic anthropology for e.g.).

<interbond> You're not comparing like with like! In Japan they play Shogi, not chess! So, given that China has embraced chess in recent years, surely the number of Chinese GMs to have emerged would be a much more fitting comparison to the numbers produced by the diffuse Negro population than Japan, wouldn't you agree?

<Maybe you JustAnotherPatzer have the answer?>

Whatever gave you that impression <interbond>? Did i not <wonder why?> and consider it <thoroughly baffling>? I doubt i could've any clearer in soliciting an answer, rather than seeking to furnish one.

Dec-19-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  jakaiden: You read too many books man. Call a Black man negro to his face and you will get your ass whipped.
Dec-19-13  JustAnotherPatzer: <jakaiden> Firstly, you can't read <too many> books.

Secondly, you seem to be suggesting that all Negroes are overly sensitive /emotive and violent?

If race wasn't merely a social construct i'd say that was very racist of you and according to the posting guidelines (since no one's told CG that if race doesn't exist nor does racism) it's enough to have you censured /censored.

Thirdly, i'd call him by his name.

Funny how a neutral term designating a racial group can trigger your PC programming and derail a perfectly legitimate debate as to why there are only two Negro GMs in the world. ('Black' if you prefer, it makes no difference to my point. Notwithstanding my earlier tongue-in-cheek aside, the reason i don't use the term 'black' is b/c it implies that racial differences are only skin deep when, demonstrably, they go far beyond that).

Dec-19-13  RedShield: When is this racist going to be banned?
Dec-19-13  JustAnotherPatzer: <Redshield> Here! Here! Let's ban <jakaiden> for his shockingly racist slur!

Good boy <Redshield>, gold star and a pat on the head for you lol

Dec-19-13  RedShield: Naturally, I accept your plaudit, but feel constrained to point out that it's actually <Hear, hear!>.

<Originated in the British parliament in the 18th century as a contraction of 'hear him, hear him'>

I would be interested in learning what other demonstrable racial differences you have in mind.

Dec-19-13  JustAnotherPatzer: Wait a minute <Redshield>, you're encouraging CG to ban me on the grounds that i'm a racist; wish to silence my voice forever on this site, seek to censor the debate altogether, yet in the meantime you're legitimising it by asking a question of me that would further the very debate you seek to censor?

What did i say that you construed as racist and deserving of Stalinist like censorship? Could it be that just as i mistook 'hear' for 'here' you've confused 'racial' for 'racist'? Or else, i repeat, what do you so militantly object to that you would silence my voice here forever? And by answering my question are you not tacitly acknowledging that this innocent debate (Why are there STILL only two Negro GMs?) with a non-person (to your way of thinking) is legitimate?

Dec-19-13  RedShield: You sure ask a lot of questions. But I fear you labour under a misapprehension. I seek not your banning, but enlightenment about your views, per my request.
Dec-19-13  JustAnotherPatzer: <RedShield: When is this racist going to be banned?>

But was that not intended for me?

Dec-19-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Absentee: <JustAnotherPatzer: If race wasn't merely a social construct i'd say that was very racist of you and according to the posting guidelines>

It isn't. It's just an unpopular term for genotypical and phenotypical differentiation.

Dec-19-13  RedShield: It was intended for you, yes, but it was about me.
Dec-19-13  JustAnotherPatzer: <Absentee> ABSOLUTELY! As i went on to say i was being tongue-in-cheek.

<Redshield> You've confused me now lol. I have to do some chores but i'll cite some of those demonstrable differences tomorrow or the day after. Kind regards.

Dec-19-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eduardo Bermudez: I would like to see Pontus playing for colombian chess team !!
Dec-19-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: Don't expect any answers, <JustAnotherPatzer>, you are in a mine field.

Maybe it is easier to try to debate why Jews are are massively overrepresented among the male World Champions?

Is it because of biological, cultural, religious or national/political factors?

I would go for a mix of the first two, even if that would label me a racist among some people.

For the record, I'm not a Jew, according to any of the above four factors.

Dec-19-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  valiant: But Carlsson and Carlsen are, because they are good chessplayers?
Dec-20-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: <<valiant> But Carlsson and Carlsen are, because they are good chessplayers?>

They are not, to my knowledge. What observations made you end up with that theory ("all good chess players a Jewish")?

Dec-20-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  valiant: <Appaz> You are my inspiration my everything, GOD JUL!
Jan-24-14  RedShield: <<Redshield> You've confused me now lol. I have to do some chores but i'll cite some of those demonstrable differences tomorrow or the day after. Kind regards.>

Maybe he forgot. Maybe he got banned. Maybe he got run over.

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