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Mads Andersen
M Andersen 
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Number of games in database: 489
Years covered: 2006 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2585 (2486 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606
Overall record: +196 -94 =180 (60.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 19 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B42 B92 B22 B32 B76
 English (24) 
    A14 A11 A13 A15
 King's Indian (24) 
    E60 E94 E97 E63 E91
 Reti System (20) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Catalan (16) 
    E06 E04 E09
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A41 E00 E10 A45 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B90 B48 B47 B52 B22
 Grunfeld (24) 
    D85 D80 D91 D93 D81
 Semi-Slav (19) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C98 C91 C65 C84 C78
 French Defense (18) 
    C07 C11 C14 C01 C02
 Sicilian Taimanov (16) 
    B47 B48 B49
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Hjartarson vs M Andersen, 2022 1/2-1/2
   M Andersen vs B Hadrys, 2021 1-0
   M Andersen vs J Hector, 2012 1-0
   K Georgiev vs M Andersen, 2016 0-1
   C Sreeves vs M Andersen, 2011 0-1
   M Andersen vs D Vazquez Maccarini, 2014 1-0
   Indjic vs M Andersen, 2014 0-1
   D Andersen vs M Andersen, 2009 0-1
   J Bellon Lopez vs M Andersen, 2015 0-1
   M Andersen vs A Muir, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (2014)
   Bundesliga 2018/19 (2018)
   Copenhagen Chess Challenge (2017)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)
   Xtracon Chess Open (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Xtracon Open (2019)
   Rilton Cup 2015/16 (2015)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   London Chess Classic Open (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   World Youth Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2015)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

   🏆 Bundesliga
   M Andersen vs A Kovacevic (Oct-22-22) 1-0
   N Djukic vs M Andersen (Aug-09-22) 1/2-1/2
   M Andersen vs S Avila Pavas (Aug-08-22) 1-0
   F Vallejo Pons vs M Andersen (Aug-07-22) 1/2-1/2
   M Andersen vs F Ashiku (Aug-06-22) 1-0

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(born Mar-01-1995, 28 years old) Denmark

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FM (2009), International Master (2011), Grandmaster (2016). Andersen is Denmark's top junior (U20) and in that country's top 10 (December 2014).


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 Øbro 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 Växjö, Sweden ahead of Tiger Hillarp Persson.

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. Danish Champion in 2016 and 2017.

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 played reserve for Denmark in the European Team Championship (2013), played for SG Solingen in the 2013 Bundesliga and played board 5 for Denmark in the Chess Olympiad (2014). Playing again for Danish team Nordea Skanderborg in the European Club Cup (2014), he won an individual bronze for his efforts on board 5, and helped his team to an auspicious 5th place in the annual continental league.


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

Wikipedia article: Mads Andersen (chess player)

Last updated: 2019-03-01 05:54:45

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 489  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Andersen vs J Haapasalo  0-1512006Politiken CupB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. H Strand vs M Andersen 1-0382006Politiken CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. M Andersen vs M Rolvag  0-1532006Politiken CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. M Andersen vs S Christensen  ½-½432007Politiken CupC03 French, Tarrasch
5. E Blomqvist vs M Andersen  1-0272007Politiken CupB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
6. S Holm Petersen vs M Andersen 1-0332007Politiken CupD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
7. M Andersen vs F Peralta  0-1382007Calvia op 4thB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. M Andersen vs I Bukavshin  ½-½502008EU-ch U14 18thC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
9. K Dragun vs M Andersen  1-0222008EU-ch U14 18thB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. R Kezin vs M Andersen  0-1322008EU-ch U14 18thD94 Grunfeld
11. M Andersen vs D Danilenko  0-1372008EU-ch U14 18thB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
12. M Andersen vs A Kveinys  0-1382008Palma OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
13. D Fullana Benito vs M Andersen  0-1382008Palma OpenD85 Grunfeld
14. M Andersen vs T Henrichs  1-0542008Palma OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. M Andersen vs I Karim  1-0532008Palma OpenC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. D Arutinian vs M Andersen  1-0322008Palma OpenD80 Grunfeld
17. A Khantuev vs M Andersen  1-0652008Palma OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
18. M Andersen vs R Aloma Vidal  ½-½532008Palma OpenB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
19. W Heinicke vs M Andersen  0-1432008Palma OpenD80 Grunfeld
20. M Andersen vs O Heinzel  ½-½422008Palma OpenB01 Scandinavian
21. M Andersen vs H Steingrimsson 0-1432009Reykjavik OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
22. S Sigurjonsson vs M Andersen  0-1432009Reykjavik OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. M Andersen vs M Perunovic  ½-½622009Reykjavik OpenB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
24. D Arngrimsson vs M Andersen  ½-½742009Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
25. M Andersen vs I Johannesson  1-0392009Reykjavik OpenC18 French, Winawer
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  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!
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  HeMateMe: At the Copenhagen Open, they were all Mads Men!
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  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:


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  Troller: Pretty impressive result in the Danish league this season, 7½/8 and a TPR of 2764 elo.

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:
Oct-26-13  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  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 and the announcement at the official site at

Oct-27-13  SimonWebbsTiger: @<twinlark>

I was going on the news piece posted on the Danish Federation's official web page.

Dec-09-13  BIDMONFA: Mads Andersen


Jul-03-14  Karpova: Mads Andersen won the Visma Chess Tournament, June 25 to 29, 2014.

Official site:


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.

other chess challenges!

Mar-01-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Mads Andersen.
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  Troller: Mads Andersen won the Danish Championship played during Easter. In doing so he fulfilled another GM norm, but he has already qualified for the GM title which he will presumably receive soon.

Table and games:

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  Troller: Mads Andersen defended his national title during Easter. This was a relatively weak field with only 2 GMs (the remaining 8 players all IMs though), and the grandmasters crushed the field with 7/9 and 7½/9 respectively.

Tournament table:

Apr-10-22  Albertan: Thé GM shares the lead in the 2022 Reykjavik Open after 6 rounds of play.For more details click on the following link:

Apr-12-22  Albertan: Reykjavik Open:Pragg and Anderson score:

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