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Mads Andersen
Number of games in database: 179
Years covered: 2006 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2466 (2494 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2501
Overall record: +77 -48 =54 (58.1%)*
   * 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 (11) 
    B32 B92 B48 B76 B47
 King's Indian (8) 
    E94 E61 E83 E97 E70
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D97 D93 D85 D76
 English (6) 
    A11 A13 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A41 E10 E00
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C95 C61 C99 C82 C69
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B47 B48 B40 B49 B22
 Sicilian Taimanov (16) 
    B47 B48 B49
 Grunfeld (10) 
    D85 D70 D94 D87 D73
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C98 C91 C97 C67 C65
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D45 D44 D43
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C98 C91 C97
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   Bundesliga (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   World Youth Championship (2012)
   Bundesliga (2013)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Bundesliga (2011)
   European Team Championship (2013)

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MADS ANDERSEN
(born Mar-01-1995) Denmark

[what is this?]
FM (2009), International Master (2011). Andersen is Denmark's top junior (U20) and in that country's top 10 (May 2014).

Background

Andersen acquired his first IM norm when he scored 6/9 at the Danish Championship in April 2009. His second IM norm came in May 2010 when he against scored 6/9, this time at the Liechtenstein Open. His third IM norm came when with another 6/9, this time at the London Chess Classic Open in December 2010.

Andersen has been competing in rated tournaments since he was 10 or 11, starting with the European U12 Championship in 2006 and in the 2006/2007 Rilton Cup where he scored a creditable 4/9. He built up his early experience in open competition on the Scandinavian circuit and has consistently fought above his weight to improve his chess.

Classical Tournaments

Plunging into the deep end, Andersen played in the International Open in Calvi in 2008 (scoring 2.5/8). Notwithstanding objectively modest results, Andersen's strategy of playing in strong tournaments saw a rapid increase in his playing strength throughout 2008 and most of 2009. He started playing in the Danish Team Championships; competed in the Gausdal Classic GM-B tournament, scoring 3/9, all of which were against titled players; 5.5/10 in the Vesterhavs Tournament; 5.5/10 in the Politiken Cup; and 4/7 in the International Open in Oslo before winning his first tournament when he scored =1st at the 5th Amateur Open in Calvia. He continued his good form scoring 5/9 at the International Open in Ciutat de Palma and 5/7 at the bro New Year tournament in Copenhagen. In 2009 he contested the Danish Championship and the Reykjavik Open scoring 6/9 and 5/9 respectively, and amassing ELO points aplenty.

Between April 2008 and July 2009, Andersen had added 316 ELO to take his rating from the nadir of 2020 through to 2336, picking up an FM title along the way.

Andersen continued contesting difficult tournaments, including the 2009/10 Rilton Cup scoring a solid 4.5/9 against 9 opponents including 5 GMs and an IM, and then scored 5.5/9 in the GM tournament in Bronshoj, Denmark. He scored 3.5/10 in a strong Danish Championship 2010, which was good enough to pick up another 12 ELO. There followed 4.6/8 in the Copenhagen Chess Challenge, 6/9 in the 2010 Liechtenstein Open and in June 2010, he defeated his first GM opponent, Heikki Westerinen, at the Sveins 3. Memorial Tournament in Oslo. Andersen has started 2011 with a 6/10 (+5 -2 =3) result in the Tradewise Gibraltar (2011). He scored well (5.5/6) in the Danish Teams Tournament which finished in March, and came 4th in the Landsholdsklassen in April. Relatively meagre pickings followed for some months, scoring 5/9 at the Copenhagen Chess Challenge (although he defeated GM Throstur Thorhallsson), 2.5/9 at the 1st GM international in Cracow and 6/10 in the 2011 Politiken Cup. In October 2011, he came =5th at the 29th Balaton International Festival Open with 6/9 and finished 2011 with a solid 4.5/9 at the 23rd International Chess Festival in Cracow in Poland.

2012 was a very good year for Andersen, starting with some excellent results in team events (see below) and scoring 6.5/9 in the Copenhagen Chess Challenge in May and 6/9 in the Bronshoj GM in June, also in Copenhagen. These added a further 27 points to his rating but both results were just shy of further GM norms. Nevertheless, he won the BSF Cup 2012 in Denmark in October 2012 to win his first GM norm. 2013 started with a solid 6.5/10 at the Reykjavik Open (2013) and continued with a solid 7/10 at the Politiken Cup (2013) and 5.5/9 at the Oslo GM Tournament in September. In 2014, he won the Visma Chess Tournament in Vxj, Sweden ahead of Tiger Hillarp Persson, but didn't acquire his final GM norm.

Championship tournaments

Andersen first competed in a regional championship during 17th European Youth Championship 2007 (U12) that was held in Sibenik, Croatia, scoring 4.5/9. In the 2008 European Youth Chess Championship (U14), he scored 5/9. In 2009, he again contested the European U14 championship, this time scoring 6.5/9, and placing =6th.

He competed in the 2007 World Youth Championship (U12), scoring 6.5/11 and placing =29th. Persisting with the U14 championship contests that he'd engaged in twice in Europe, Andersen competed in the 2009 World U14 championship, scoring 8/11 and placing =5th. He placed =4th in the 2010 World U16 Youth Championship and even contested the World Junior Championship (2010) in which he scored 7/13 still aged 15. In 2011, he contested the World U16 Championship held in Caldas Novas, scoring 5.5/9. In 2013, he contested the World U18 World Championship, scoring a reasonably creditable 7.5/11 without however troubling the leader board.

Team play

Andersen had an excellent rating period leading up to May 2012 in team competition. Playing for Solingen in the 2011-12 Bundesliga, he scored 5.5/8 to help his team to 3rd place in the League. Playing for the team Skanderborg in the Danish Division Tournament of 2011-12, Andersen scored an outstanding 7.5/8 with a TPR of 2758 while in the 2012-13 Division Tournament, he scored 6.5/9, defeating all 3 GMs he played, and scoring another GM norm from the latter result as the former had insufficient GMs to meet the criteria for a GM norm. He scored his 3rd GM norm playing top board for the Danish team Nordea Skanderborg in the European Club Cup (2013). He also played reserve for Denmark in the European Team Championship (2013). He played for SG Solingen in the 2013 Bundesliga.

Match

In May 2010, Andersen played and lost a two game match against Peter Heine Nielsen by 0-2.


 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 179  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Andersen vs M Rolvag  0-153 2006 Politiken CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. H Strand vs M Andersen 1-038 2006 Politiken CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. M Andersen vs J P Haapasalo  0-151 2006 Politiken CupB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. S Holm Petersen vs M Andersen 1-033 2007 Politiken CupD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. E Blomqvist vs M Andersen  1-027 2007 Politiken CupB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
6. M Andersen vs S Christensen  ½-½43 2007 Politiken CupC03 French, Tarrasch
7. K Dragun vs M Andersen  1-022 2008 EU-ch U14 18thB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. M Andersen vs I Bukavshin  ½-½50 2008 EU-ch U14 18thC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
9. M Andersen vs D Danilenko  0-137 2008 EU-ch U14 18thB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. R Kezin vs M Andersen  0-132 2008 EU-ch U14 18thD94 Grunfeld
11. M Andersen vs M Perunovic  ½-½62 2009 Reykjavik OpenB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
12. M Andersen vs E Kyrkjebo  1-050 2009 Politiken CupC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
13. E Gleizerov vs M Andersen  1-038 2009 Rilton CupA02 Bird's Opening
14. M Andersen vs R Hardarson  1-041 2009 Reykjavik OpenC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
15. E Brondum vs M Andersen  0-146 2009 Politiken CupA07 King's Indian Attack
16. S Sigurjonsson vs M Andersen  0-143 2009 Reykjavik OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. M Andersen vs R Svane 0-158 2009 Politiken CupC42 Petrov Defense
18. M Andersen vs I Lysyj ½-½12 2009 Rilton CupC11 French
19. M Popovic vs M Andersen  1-033 2009 Reykjavik OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. B Arvola vs M Andersen  1-036 2009 Politiken CupB40 Sicilian
21. J L Hammer vs M Andersen  ½-½37 2009 Rilton CupA15 English
22. M Andersen vs H Steingrimsson 0-143 2009 Reykjavik OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. D Andersen vs M Andersen 0-153 2009 Politiken CupA48 King's Indian
24. L Wickstrom vs M Andersen  0-141 2009 Politiken CupD85 Grunfeld
25. M Andersen vs I Johannesson  1-039 2009 Reykjavik OpenC18 French, Winawer
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 179  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-22-09  Troller: Mads Andersen scored his first IM norm in the Danish Championship played during Easter. He's 14 years old and probably the biggest talent in Denmark at the moment.
Dec-15-10  sagahelten: Congrats! Mads Andersen is officially an IM now! (After London Classic)
Dec-15-10  sagahelten: He is 15 and number 31 on the U16 fide list!
Dec-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: At the Copenhagen Open, they were all Mads Men!
Apr-07-11  Troller: Extensive bio! Curiously, even though Mads Andersen shares his last name with Denmark's best-known celebrity Hans Christian Andersen, his name is apparently exceedingly difficult to get right:

Anderssen
Anderseen
Anderson

Apr-18-12  Troller: Pretty impressive result in the Danish league this season, 7/8 and a TPR of 2764 elo.

http://www.divisionsskak.dk/holdark...

Apr-18-12  SimonWebbsTiger: @<Troller>

He didn't do too badly in the 2011/12 Bundesliga either!

Oct-17-12  sagahelten: First GM Norm to Mads Andersen. He won the GM group of BSF Cup 2012: http://chess-results.com/tnr82839.a...
Oct-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Congratulations to GM-elect Mads Andersen for winning his 3rd GM norm <and> achieving his 2500 rating at the same time at the European Club Cup.
Oct-26-13  SimonWebbsTiger: @<twinlark>

he needs another norm before he can call himself a GM though because the norm in Rhodes was achieved on the basis of 7 games.

Oct-27-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: <SimonWebbsTiger>

Not quite. The ECC at Rhodes qualifies as a continental team championship which under FIDE rules allows a player to score a 7-game GM norm, one which can be counted as a 9-game norm. I had initially thought the same as you as I thought a continental team championship had to refer to a <national> team rather than a <club> team. But apparently not.

Check out reg 1.72 at http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.h... and the announcement at the official site at http://euro2013.chessdom.com/title-....

Oct-27-13  SimonWebbsTiger: @<twinlark>

I was going on the news piece posted on the Danish Federation's official web page. http://www.skak.dk/index.php?option...

Dec-09-13  BIDMONFA: Mads Andersen

ANDERSEN, Mads
http://www.bidmonfa.com/andersen_ma...
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Jul-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Mads Andersen won the Visma Chess Tournament, June 25 to 29, 2014.

Official site: http://www.vismachess.com/

Crosstable: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr137...

He scored 5.5/9 (+3 -1 =5), beating Smerdon, Sipila and Ducarmon while losing to Gdanski.

Jul-03-14  louisounet: funny, on IChallengeYou, people thought Gdanski would win. http://www.ichallengeyou.net/ICU157...

other chess challenges!
http://www.ichallengeyou.net/Tags/c...

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