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Ingrid Larsen
Number of games in database: 40
Years covered: 1939 to 1978
Overall record: +8 -21 =11 (33.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-01-1909, died Feb-25-1990, 80 years old) Denmark

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Ingrid Larsen was born on the 1st of July 1909. Awarded the WIM title in 1950, she was a challenger for the Women's World Championship in 1937, 1939 and 1949-50. She also won the Danish Women's National Championship title 17 times. (No relation to Bent Larsen.)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Roodzant vs I Larsen ½-½401939Wch (Women)A52 Budapest Gambit
2. I Larsen vs Graf-Stevenson 0-1261939Wch (Women)D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. M Lauberte vs I Larsen  ½-½351939World championship (Women)D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. M T Mora Iturralde vs I Larsen  1-0301939Wch (Women)A52 Budapest Gambit
5. I Larsen vs M Karff  0-1491939Wch (Women)A28 English
6. E Rinder vs I Larsen  1-0381939Wch (Women)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. Menchik vs I Larsen 1-0311939Wch (Women)A52 Budapest Gambit
8. E Tranmer vs I Larsen  ½-½461949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC10 French
9. M Karff vs I Larsen  1-0631949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA13 English
10. I Larsen vs L Rudenko  ½-½301949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE20 Nimzo-Indian
11. I Larsen vs V Borisenko-Belova 0-1401949Moscow, WCH Woman RUSE20 Nimzo-Indian
12. I Larsen vs Keller-Hermann 0-1441950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA34 English, Symmetrical
13. O Rubtsova vs I Larsen  1-0291950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB15 Caro-Kann
14. I Larsen vs J Langos  0-1741950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA35 English, Symmetrical
15. C Chaude de Silans vs I Larsen 1-0311950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
16. F Heemskerk vs I Larsen 1-0381950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. I Larsen vs N Hruskova-Belska  0-1541950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSA84 Dutch
18. E Bykova vs I Larsen  ½-½751950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSC10 French
19. I Larsen vs G Gresser  1-0621950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. C Benini vs I Larsen  1-0421950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
21. I Larsen vs R Hermanowa  1-0571950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD95 Grunfeld
22. I Larsen vs M T Mora Iturralde 1-0361950Moscow, WCH Woman RUSD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. I Larsen vs C Roodzant  ½-½311959Amsterdam Danlon (Women)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
24. Anne Sunnucks vs I Larsen  0-1491966Oberhausen ol (Women)B01 Scandinavian
25. I Larsen vs Keller-Hermann  0-1621966Oberhausen ol (Women)E20 Nimzo-Indian
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  Honza Cervenka: Ingrid Larsen
Oct-20-04  fasting: Is this Bents mother? LOL
Dec-03-06  Karpova: Beth Cassidy:
<Then there was that Ingrid Larsen, of Denmark. I watched her win one really good game. Her approach was very subtle. She just lit a cigar! Her poor opponent, smelling the smoke, felt she must at least be playing a grandmaster, began to get nervous and resigned a few moves later, completely demoralised.>

1st Women's Chess Olympiad: Emmen 1957

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  GrahamClayton: No other player, either male or female has won 17 national championships. The nearest is the 16 New Zealand championships won by Ortvin Sarapu.
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  Benzol: <GrahamClayton> Ortvin Sarapu got his name on the New Zealand Championship trophy ( a giant silver rook seen in the background of the picture in his player profile ) some 20 times, either individually or shared.

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  WannaBe: So... No relation to Bent?
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  martin moller: Ingrid Larsen 1/7-1909 - 25/2-1990
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  brankat: A one hundredth Birthday! R.I.P.Mr.Larsen.
Jul-01-09  WhiteRook48: Larsen is a common danish name
Jul-01-09  Dredge Rivers: <WhiteRook48> <Larsen is a common Danish name> Yes, but that doesn't answer <WannaBe>'s question. Is she related to Bent Larsen?

Try to focus! :)

Feb-18-11  BLarsen1967: Ingrid Larsen is the Vera Menchik of Danish chess,no doubt about it.. - But she was a human being,after all,I mean,what on earth could she do up against the Georgian Goddess,Nona Gaprindashvili ?

[Event "Oberhausen ol (W)"]
[Site "Oberhausen"]
[Date "1966.??.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Larsen, Ingrid"]
[Black "Gaprindashvili, Nona"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D03"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Bd3 O-O 5. Nd2 d5 6. Ngf3 c5 7. c3 Qb6 8. Rb1 Nc6 9. O-O e5 10. dxc5 Qxc5 11. e4 dxe4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Bxe4 Be6 14. Ra1 Qb5 15. Qd2 f6 16. Bd3 Qd5 17. c4 Qd7 18. Be3 Rfd8 19. Rfd1 Qf7 20. Qc3 e4 21. Bxe4 f5 22. Ng5 Qe7 23. Nxe6 Bxc3 24. Nxd8 Qxe4 25. Nxc6 Bf6 26. Bd4 Qxc6 0-1

Jun-04-12  TiburcioTinio: Bent's secret daughter.
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  whiteshark: Here is a photo of her right side, at the bottom:
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  FSR: When I saw her name, I thought that she had introduced the TN 4.Bxa6?? in the Ruy Lopez - but no, that was another Danish woman: M Olsen vs B Tilenbaev, 2004.
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  Stonehenge: Smoking a cigar vs Elfriede Rinder:

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  whiteshark: Here's a similar film snippet with an even longer zoom on her cigar...
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