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Lars Bo Hansen
L B Hansen 
Photography copyright © 2008, courtesy of Terese Hatch.  
Number of games in database: 442
Years covered: 1982 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2560
Highest rating achieved in database: 2586

Overall record: +137 -74 =231 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    A41 E00 D02 E10 A46
 King's Indian (28) 
    E94 E92 E77 E60 E97
 Semi-Slav (15) 
    D45 D47 D43 D44 D48
 Reti System (12) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E12 E15 E17
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D91 D87 D73 D79 D82
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (44) 
    C10 C16 C00 C05 C17
 Caro-Kann (33) 
    B18 B14 B12 B15 B10
 French (17) 
    C10 C00 C11
 French Winawer (15) 
    C16 C17 C15 C18
 Semi-Slav (14) 
    D45 D43 D46 D47
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 E00 A40 A50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L B Hansen vs Vescovi, 1995 1-0
   L B Hansen vs Timman, 1994 1-0
   L B Hansen vs Cifuentes Parada, 1994 1-0
   Hess vs L B Hansen, 2007 1/2-1/2
   L B Hansen vs Van der Wiel, 1995 1/2-1/2
   J Franke vs L B Hansen, 2001 0-1
   L B Hansen vs W T Downs, 2011 1-0
   L B Hansen vs Adams, 1988 1-0
   M Martinez vs L B Hansen, 2007 0-1
   K Lie vs L B Hansen, 2008 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rome-B (1988)
   Taastrup (1990)
   Aosta Open (1989)
   Biel Mixed (1991)
   Koge Open (1997)
   Lugano Open (1989)
   European Youth Championship 1987/88 (1987)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   European Youth Championship 1986/87 (1986)
   34th World Open (2006)
   European Youth Championship 1985/86 (1985)
   112th US Open (2011)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)

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(born Sep-24-1968, 54 years old) Denmark

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Lars Bo Hansen became an IM in 1987 and a GM in 1990. He was Danish champion in 1993 and 1997.

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 509  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Madsen vs L B Hansen 1-0291982DEN-ch int U18C00 French Defense
2. Ivanchuk vs L B Hansen  1-0471984Champigny-sur-Marne OpenA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
3. E Arlandi vs L B Hansen  1-0451985European Junior Championship 1985/86A57 Benko Gambit
4. L B Hansen vs H Erdogan  0-1511985European Junior Championship 1985/86E10 Queen's Pawn Game
5. R Lev vs L B Hansen  0-1601985European Junior Championship 1985/86A58 Benko Gambit
6. L B Hansen vs P Kekki  ½-½221985European Junior Championship 1985/86D85 Grunfeld
7. L B Hansen vs M R Burgess  ½-½551985European Junior Championship 1985/86A55 Old Indian, Main line
8. D Olafsson vs L B Hansen  0-1191985European Junior Championship 1985/86B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
9. R Kuczynski vs L B Hansen  ½-½761985European Junior Championship 1985/86C10 French
10. L B Hansen vs A David  ½-½801985European Junior Championship 1985/86A60 Benoni Defense
11. L B Hansen vs Miralles  0-1401985European Junior Championship 1985/86E12 Queen's Indian
12. M Schlosser vs L B Hansen  1-0471985European Junior Championship 1985/86B15 Caro-Kann
13. K A Hynes vs L B Hansen  ½-½461985European Junior Championship 1985/86A50 Queen's Pawn Game
14. L B Hansen vs F Ribeiro  1-0341985European Junior Championship 1985/86E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. L B Hansen vs T Ernst  1-0411986Copenhagen opE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
16. P O'Neill vs L B Hansen  1-0581986European Junior Championship 1985/86A34 English, Symmetrical
17. L B Hansen vs S Agdestein  0-1381986World Junior ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
18. A Dridi vs L B Hansen  0-1301986World Junior ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
19. L B Hansen vs P Fossan  1-0451986World Junior ChampionshipA44 Old Benoni Defense
20. D Barua vs L B Hansen  0-1341986World Junior ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
21. L B Hansen vs Bareev  0-1401986World Junior ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. E Rojas vs L B Hansen  ½-½441986World Junior ChampionshipA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
23. L B Hansen vs G Rechlis  ½-½571986World Junior ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
24. T Thorhallsson vs L B Hansen  ½-½431986World Junior ChampionshipC00 French Defense
25. L B Hansen vs P Staniszewski  0-1411986World Junior ChampionshipD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  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.
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  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.
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  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Lars's games:
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?
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  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


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)

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  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.
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  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
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  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)

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  WannaBe: He have played all 3 Polgars. I am so jealous.
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  HeMateMe: Bo knows Polgar.
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  Everett: Enjoy his early book on chess styles, Foundations of Chess Strategy.
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  WTHarvey: A beauty !

Lars Bo Hansen vs Erling Mortensen, Vejle, 1994
White mates in 3.

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Solution (in reverse)
32.Rh7# Kh8 31.Bg8+ Kxh7 30.Qxh7+

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