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Member since Apr-22-04 · Last seen May-29-17
Played my first recorded games in the wake of the Spassky-Fischer '72-match. But did not go into serious chess until mid-1980'es.

I made steady - at times swift - progress - and a few years later I qualified for playing at masters level - I won many prices in tournament play - on the way up a particular year of hightlight was 1991, when I was awarded a nationwide brillianzy price for the best move that year. The game was publiced everywhere - also on radio - and its was annotated by several masters, including Bent Larsen: "move of the week ... move of the month ... move of the year" - I will never forget that. Thanks for the kind words - and RIP Larsen.

However family life, professional career etc. stopped futher progress. For more than 20 years or so I have only played for fun - and only in rare occations in serious events - such as teammatches. I have no regrets - a quest for a title was never in my dreams anyway.

I keep a reasonable collection of chessbooks and magazines - but properly it will be sold off in due time. My children has not shown any real interest in the game, so ....

Chess is still fun to me, but I am pretty sure, that it will never become a significant sport - despite new developments and progress in Asia, Africa etc..

Also very possible there will be a 'Carlsen-effect' - now that he is WCh - but the effect will be shortlived, I predict. In Norway the effect is very visible, but beyond ... hmmm. He is no doubt a worthy champ, at times even dominate, but still: I don't see him holding his throne for that many years.

Professionally I am Master of Science in civil engineering - and is currently employed at Aalborg University, where I work with working environment and contingency planning.

   Poulsen has kibitzed 789 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-24-17 Larsen vs Najdorf, 1956 (replies)
Poulsen: Clearly Larsen had respect for his famous opponent - a few years later he would have played on in such a position.
   May-23-17 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (replies)
Poulsen: @<ChessHigherCat><Absentee> C'mon, be nice, both of you. @<<ChessHigherCat> A suggestion - try to formulate yourself a bit more briefly. You don't need to go over US bombings in Syria, the Litvinenko-affair, russian hacking etc. to make a point. We all know, ...
   May-15-17 Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais (replies)
Poulsen: No doubt La Bourdonnais and his mathes against McDonnell are very important to chess. It was these matches, that prepared the ground for international tournaments and matches, thus transforming the gentlemans game into a true sport. If there is anyone among the old master I would ...
   May-02-17 Larsen vs Pachman, 1964
Poulsen: In the endgame it's a problem for black, that his pawn is not in front of whites pawn. The white king will simply pass the black pawn on the outside and push through to e6 and f5/f6 and then its all over, f.x. 60.-,Nc4 61.Kd3,Nd6 62.Ne4 and white wins
   Apr-29-17 Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 (replies)
Poulsen: <Mats G><Tasteless pun. AA means Alcoholics Anonymous.> AA also means Anti-Aircraft as well as Alekhines initials off course. So IMO the pun makes perfectly sense - the AA Battery is in this game gunning down AN's defense involving a king flying to the rescue.
   Mar-28-17 J Kristiansen vs Short, 2006
Poulsen: I once mated Jens Kristiansen, who once mated Nigel Short, who once beated Garry Kasparov. Wow, I must be a good player :-).
   Mar-10-17 Paul Morphy (replies)
Poulsen: <tamar><Morphy left little writings> Nonetheless some of his annotations are quite revealing - also to his own limitations concerning chess. Two examples are his annotations to McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 (The game before us is the first in which that most ...
   Mar-02-17 R Grau vs Alekhine, 1930
Poulsen: Chessgames: this picture is misplaced. It is NOT R. Grau vs Alekhine. The player having the black pieces is clearly Nimzowitsch - just as his nametag on the table says - so it is R Grau vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 . R. Grau is contemplating on his 13. move against Nimzowitsch (13.b4).
   Dec-31-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Poulsen: Carlsen is very clearly frustrated by his performances in all of the 3 WCh events. He is no doubt a worthly WCh, but if this goes on others will catch much sooner than expected. Laugh if you have to, but to me Carlsen has the psyche, that could lead him to quit it all and leave ...
   Nov-18-16 Lasker vs Janowski, 1910
Poulsen: Chessbase gives 46.Ra6.
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