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Member since Apr-22-04 · Last seen Aug-17-18
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 814 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-04-18 Tal vs Larsen, 1965 (replies)
Poulsen: <edubueno> I find it unlikely, that Larsen did not know about Lasker vs Capablanca, 1924 . Generally he had great knowledge about the games of the old masters - even the less spectacular ones. Perhaps he wanted to improve Capablanca's play by not trading the darksquared bishop
   Apr-19-18 Johan Wilhelm van Hulst (replies)
Poulsen: He was decorated for saving hundreds of jewish children during WW2. A true hero.
   Jan-16-18 Anand vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
Poulsen: Last year this: Anand vs Caruana, 2017 And this year this game. Anand is for sure one of the greatest players of all time. Caruana must be in awe.
   Dec-14-17 Grischuk vs A Korobov, 2017 (replies)
Poulsen: It seems to me, that white made a grave error by playing 37.Bd6. Maybe 37.Nd2 can hold the game?
   Nov-24-17 Karpov vs H Ennis, 1972
Poulsen: <LA MAN> 35.Be8 threatens mate sure enough, but then black has his own mate: 35.-,Qxc2#
   Oct-24-17 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
Poulsen: <Stonehenge><Or from this simul ...> Very possible indeed. Maybe Capablanca made a stop in Berlin on his way to Moscow (1925) ?! Remember chess masters in those days did not simply travel around like tourists would do today. Travel time and travel expenses limited travel
   Oct-09-17 Manuel Augusto Molina
Poulsen: A NN with a name, I guess
   Oct-03-17 Siegbert Tarrasch (replies)
Poulsen: <zanzibar> Check and mate amounts to three words :-)
   Oct-03-17 Kavalek vs Larsen, 1979
Poulsen: <offramp><...Qc7 is the important move. I play it as early as possible to stop the white bishop going to f4>. True - and many follow up with a quick Bd6. I have my own counter to this as white: c3, g3 and Bg2 and if possible Bh6 in order to prevent black from advancing ...
   Sep-18-17 Steinbach vs Schachcomputer, 1982 (replies)
Poulsen: <WorstPlayerEver> Also the names of the chess computers were more impressive than their actual chessabilities. Less than a decade later the latter was about to change. I still have a chesscomputer called Novag Constellation Forte B - and it plays reasonable well. Most players ...
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