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Member since Apr-22-04 · Last seen Mar-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 784 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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.
   Nov-01-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
Poulsen: <HeMateMe><And, as Donald Trump says, Norway gets all of the benefits of NATO protection without spending on military themselves> That's a load of c... - just as pretty much every thing the Donald says. Norway has recently bought 52 F35 planes, which is a pretty sizeable
   Sep-15-16 Morphy vs Hart, 1854 (replies)
Poulsen: <newzild>< who's criticising Morphy? Nobody that I can see.> I am not critizing Morphy either - but I critize those who speak of Morphy as if he was a demi-God of chess. He had a very narrowminded understanding of chess - even compared to some of his contemporaries, such
   Aug-15-16 M Lowcki vs Neumann, 1910
Poulsen: The Neumann losing this game is almost certainly identical with M Neumann . Source:
   May-19-16 Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 (replies)
Poulsen: It's very impressive, that the final combination is an almost natural continuation of the previous combination starting with 17.Rxd6!!, which won a crucial pawn - it is the removal of that pawn that enables the final blow. I don't think, that Capa had calculated it all from move 17,
   Apr-08-16 Zhu Chen vs Spassky, 1999
Poulsen: <SimplicityRichard><Spassky was a tactical monster> Hmm, all top GM knows their tactics, but I would certainly not describe Spassky as a tactical monster - and compare him with f.x. Nezhmetdinov. I would say, that Spassky in his best years had an allround style of play -
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