|Nov-13-03|| ||Eggman: Lars Bo Hansen is the player of the day. Never heard of him. |
|Nov-13-03|| ||skakmiv: Well he is a danish GM. |
|Nov-13-03|| ||Nova1990: This must be the fate of most GMs rated below 2600. Nobody kibitzes on their page except to ask who they are. |
|Nov-13-03|| ||Eggman: I suppose that's true. When there are about 700 GMs in the world, it's kind of difficult to keep track. |
|Nov-13-03|| ||Larsker: He's the third-highest ranking Danish player at the moment with 2578 ELO-points. http://www.dsu.dk/rating/klub/union... |
|Jun-04-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Lars's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/hans.html|
|Jun-04-05|| ||TheSlid: Could a Danish kibbitzer please explain "Bo". I ask because my number2 daughter is often called "Boo-Boo"|
|Sep-23-05|| ||Poulsen: "Bo" is a well known - but in recent years little used first name for boys in Denmark. Approx. 11.000 danish men/boys carry that name - so do about 10 women/girls.|
"Lars" is much more popular, but the use of this name has also been declining in recent years. Approx. 47.000 men/boys has that name in Denmark - making it the 3rd most used.
"Hansen" is the 3rd most used sir-name in Denmark. All of the 20 most used sir-names ends with "-sen", which means "son of" (in danish their is no equivalent of the icelandic "-dottir" meaning "daughter of").
To my knowledge the term "Bo" hasn't any particular meaning - but I will look it up.
|Nov-13-05|| ||atripodi: Aagard wrote a few paragraphs about Hansen in (I believe) Excelling at Chess. In it, he says that Hansen's calculating ability is poor for a Grandmaster, but he makes up for it with his positional understanding and depth of strategic thinking. I don't know if/how this could be verified by looking at his games, but it would be interesting to compare his style to that of players known for their calculating ability.|
|Nov-17-05|| ||atripodi: Also, Hansen wrote a book recently which has received favorable reviews though I haven't read it. Anyone know anything about it?|
|Jun-28-07|| ||Troller: Hansen is competing in the World Open again this year after finishing 10th last year. He is bringing his wife WIM Evgenia Pechieva-Hansen and son Martin Hansen, who are both playing as well.|
|Apr-24-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Lars Bo Hansen|
HANSEN, Lars Bo
|Nov-30-08|| ||Interbond: Lars Bo Hansen - Aagaard: DEN-ch Tonder (7), 1993
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Bd3 0-0 6.Nge2 e5 7.d5 a5 8.0-0 Na6 9.f3 Ne8 10.Be3 f5 11.exf5 gxf5 12.f4 c6 13.Qd2 Bd7 14.Rad1 cxd5 15.fxe5 dxe5
16.Nxd5 Be6 17.Nb6 1-0
Hansen is a positional player. I don't how good Aagaard is to calculate, but in this game Aagaard didn't calculate well.
|Nov-25-11|| ||wordfunph: "My son jokingly suggested that a more appropriate title was How Chess Games are Drawn."|
- GM Lars Bo Hansen (on his book How Chess Games are Won and Lost)
|Dec-26-11|| ||sleepyirv: <atripodi> How Chess Games are Won and Lost is excellent though I think this mostly because it made me philosophically rethink my play. I am more comfortable in sharp positions where I can attack. Before this book, I was playing quiet positional opens under the impression that's how a "real" chess player would do.|
|Aug-21-13|| ||Natalia Pogonina: GM Lars Bo Hansen on the latest chess fashion trend - playing h2-h4 early on in the game:
|Sep-24-13|| ||Kikoman: <Player of the Day>
Happy Birthday! :D
|Sep-24-13|| ||ketchuplover: ditto|
|Sep-24-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday Hanson.|
|May-20-14|| ||cro777: Lars Bo Hansen is a well known Danish Grandmaster, author and chess coach, currently residing in Orlando, Florida. He is Florida State Champion 2012 and 2013.|
For more than 20 years GM Hansen has been competing on world class level. He is known for his trademark solid positional style. Hansen was ranked in the top 100 in the world and served as National Head Coach of the Danish Chess Federation.
Some top results:
-Olympic Bronze Medalist
-Winner of five Danish National Championships
- Winner of three German Team Championships
-Winner of more than 20 International Tournaments
-Represented Denmark at six Chess Olympiads
Outside the chess board, Hansen has been lecturing on Business Strategy and Marketing Management at universities in USA, Denmark and Germany. He works in the cross-field between business strategy and chess, exploiting his background as Chess Grandmaster, MBA and PhD in Strategic Management.
Hansen's chess books:
-What Would a GM Do (2012)
-Improve Your Chess - by Learning from the Champions (2009)
-How Chess Games are Won and Lost (2008)
-Secrets of Chess Endgame Strategy (2006)
-Foundations of Chess Strategy (2005)
|May-20-14|| ||cro777: "Chess or Business – it is all about <Winning The Strategy Game>. In both situations, the strategist has to take into account the actions and ideas of rivals in a fierce battle for <Competitive Advantage>.|
In business strategy, much focus is now on big data. Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen goes the opposite way, seeking Competitive Advantage by avoiding competing on analysis." (GM Lars Bo Hansen)
|Sep-25-14|| ||WannaBe: He have played all 3 Polgars. I am so jealous.|
|Sep-25-14|| ||HeMateMe: Bo knows Polgar.|
|Sep-24-15|| ||Everett: Enjoy his early book on chess styles, Foundations of Chess Strategy.|
|Sep-24-19|| ||WTHarvey: A beauty !
Lars Bo Hansen vs Erling Mortensen, Vejle, 1994
White mates in 3.
click for larger view
Solution (in reverse)
32.Rh7# Kh8 31.Bg8+ Kxh7 30.Qxh7+