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Sune Berg Hansen
S B Hansen 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 
Number of games in database: 519
Years covered: 1989 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2552 (2568 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603

Overall record: +173 -100 =232 (57.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (57) 
    B50 B90 B40 B70 B31
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C77 C78 C65 C67 C69
 French Defense (16) 
    C07 C05 C00 C03 C09
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    D02 E10 A40 E00 A46
 Reti System (12) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Petrov (12) 
    C42 C43
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (43) 
    B90 B42 B30 B84 B70
 Slav (34) 
    D12 D15 D10 D11 D16
 Ruy Lopez (34) 
    C67 C77 C78 C84 C65
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    D02 A45 A46 E10 E00
 Semi-Slav (16) 
    D45 D47 D43 D48
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E32 E20 E55 E25 E47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S B Hansen vs B Bok, 2017 1/2-1/2
   S B Hansen vs M Richter, 2011 1-0
   Navara vs S B Hansen, 2015 0-1
   S B Hansen vs V Chuchelov, 2006 1-0
   A Ornstein vs S B Hansen, 1999 0-1
   S B Hansen vs J Ferreira, 2015 1-0
   J Bosch vs S B Hansen, 1999 0-1
   S B Hansen vs T Hillarp Persson, 2003 1/2-1/2
   S B Hansen vs Aagaard, 2006 1/2-1/2
   A Berelowitsch vs S B Hansen, 2012 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Danish Championship (2006)
   Danish Championship (1999)
   Danish Championship (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   Danish Championship (2003)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Xtracon Open (2019)
   Bundesliga 2007/08 (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   European Championship (2015)

   🏆 European Team Championship
   S B Hansen vs D Horvath (Nov-21-21) 0-1
   S B Hansen vs R Haria (Nov-20-21) 1/2-1/2
   S B Hansen vs M Hovhanisian (Nov-18-21) 1-0
   Samir Sahidi vs S B Hansen (Nov-14-21) 1-0
   G Morrison vs S B Hansen (Nov-12-21) 1-0

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(born Apr-21-1971, 51 years old) Denmark

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When Sune Berg Hansen won the 1998 Excelsior Cup in Gothenburg, he became Denmark's seventh Grandmaster. He was first at Hamburg 1999 and qualified for the 2000 knockout FIDE World Championship, but lost the first-round match to Andrei Vasilyevich Kharlov. He is an accomplished chess coach and a seven-time Danish Champion (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2015).

Hansen is also a noted poker player.

Wikipedia article: Sune Berg Hansen

Last updated: 2019-04-21 07:10:46

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 523  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Adamski vs S B Hansen  ½-½171989Lyngby opE73 King's Indian
2. S B Hansen vs A Holst  0-1381990Aarhus int-BD85 Grunfeld
3. T Ernst vs S B Hansen  1-0401990Gausdal IntE81 King's Indian, Samisch
4. Kotronias vs S B Hansen  1-0381990Gausdal InternationalB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. I Lempert vs S B Hansen  1-0331991Budapest Spring opD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Yurtaev vs S B Hansen  1-0551991Copenhagen UnibankB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
7. Kholmov vs S B Hansen  ½-½181991Budapest Spring opB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
8. V Malaniuk vs S B Hansen  ½-½321991Lyngby opA52 Budapest Gambit
9. P J Morris vs S B Hansen  0-1441992Troll MastersB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. S B Hansen vs Kharlov  ½-½501993Aalborg opD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. S B Hansen vs Balashov  ½-½461993AlborgD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. D Komljenovic vs S B Hansen  1-0371994Cordoba opE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
13. Miles vs S B Hansen  1-0391994Seville opA48 King's Indian
14. Chiburdanidze vs S B Hansen  ½-½341994Seville opA10 English
15. S B Hansen vs Stefansson  0-1401994Copenhagen op 16thC52 Evans Gambit
16. S B Hansen vs E Sobjerg  1-0501994Copenhagen op 16thC45 Scotch Game
17. Sakaev vs S B Hansen  1-0401994Moscow OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
18. S B Hansen vs S Temirbayev  1-0401994Moscow OlympiadC00 French Defense
19. B Alterman vs S B Hansen  ½-½201994Moscow OlympiadD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. S B Hansen vs K Hulak  1-0721994Moscow OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. S B Hansen vs Van Wely  0-1411994Moscow OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. T Thorhallsson vs S B Hansen  ½-½421995Reykjavik ztC02 French, Advance
23. S B Hansen vs V Moskalenko  ½-½691995Copenhagen op 17thA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Jansa vs S B Hansen  ½-½241995Hillerod PolitikenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
25. P Cramling vs S B Hansen  ½-½421995Reykjavik ztD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Jul-29-04  azaris: This has to be one of the most ridiculous endings I've seen for a while. And Hansen is a GM!

[Event "Politiken Cup 2004"]
[Site "Taastrup"]
[Date "2004.07.29"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Hansen, Sune Berg"]
[Black "Schlecht, Daniel"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. Ngf3 Nf6 5. e5 Nfd7 6. c3 c5 7. Bd3 Nc6 8. O-O a5 9. Re1 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qb6 11. Nb1 Nxd4 12. Nxd4 Qxd4 13. Nc3 Bc5 14. Be3 Qh4 15. g3 Qe7 16. Nb5 O-O 17. Qh5 g6 18. Qh6 Nxe5 19. Bxc5 Nf3+ 20. Kh1 Qxc5 21. Re3 Bd7 22. Rxf3 Bxb5 23. Rc1 Qb6 24. g4 Bxd3 25. Rh3 g5 26. Rxd3 f6 27. Rf3 Qxb2 28. Re1 Rae8 29. h4 gxh4 30. g5 fxg5 31. Qxg5+ Qg7 32. Qh5 Rxf3 33. Rg1 Rh3# 0-1

Jul-29-04  acirce: LOL. Tomorrow Magnus Carlsen plays this Schlecht. He has collected his points so far only by beating people much lower rated - and by this. Magnus should be able to win again.
Mar-13-06  BIDMONFA: Sune Berg Hansen

HANSEN, Sune Berg

Mar-13-06  priluki: Here's a picture without copyright: Dear, please paste it there.
Premium Chessgames Member We have no way to contact the owner of that photo but we can use the one above. We also started a very thin biography; if one of our volunteer editors is up to the job it could use some revision.
Apr-23-06  dakgootje: <And Hansen is a GM!> Well you cant see that if you look at the game you posted, thats just a horrible blunder...

Ow and in his bio is at the moment of writing not yet that he won this years (2006) Danish Championship also

Apr-23-06  Surrealist: <a noted poker player>... Any relation to the legendary Gus Hansen?
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  Troller: Hansen also won the Danish Championship 2009 with 8/9. He has not yet found his form in the current Politiken Cup (2009), however.

No relation til Gus Hansen that I know of, by the way. Hansen is a very common name i Denmark (of 9 Danish GMs, 3 are called Hansen). But he is mainly making his living by playing poker.

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  Peligroso Patzer: <dakgootje: <And Hansen is a GM!> Well you can't see that if you look at the game you <[azaris]> posted, that's just a horrible blunder...


In the game in question against Schlecht (not in the CG database, but the moves are given in <azaris>'s post), I presume you are referring to 33. Rg1? (allowing mate-on-the-move). This blunder was probably due to time pressure, as well as psychological fatigue resulting from having had a terrible position for the past dozen moves or more.

Really more surprising was Hansen's blunder with 18. Qh6? (dropping the e-pawn). Perhaps he overlooked 19. ... Nf3+, and the technical point that if 20. Kg2 (attacking the Knight whilst the Black Queen remains under attack), then 20. ... Nxe1+ comes <with check>. Whatever the explanation, a GM should have seen that 18. Qe2 was the right move, not 18. Qh6? playing for a cheap "attack".

Nov-03-09  dakgootje: <Peligroso Patzer> I have to admit that after 3.5 years I don't know anymore what I was referring to either :) Lost in the mists of time...
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  Troller: Congrats on convincing victory in Bangkok Open. 8/9 and a 2739 TPR is a really great result! Til lykke!
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  Tabanus: Thailand Open (Bangkok Open) 14-20 April 2010, final ranking crosstable:, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: Congrats to Sune for winning his 6th Danish Championship!

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  MissScarlett: < Lars Bo Hansen @GMLars · 7h 7 hours ago

GM Sune Berg Hansen wins his 7th Danish Championship with last round draw vs. GM Curt Hansen>

Has anyone but a Larsen or Hansen ever been Danish champion?

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  moronovich: MissScarlett: < Lars Bo Hansen @GMLars · 7h 7 hours ago GM Sune Berg Hansen wins his 7th Danish Championship with last round draw vs. GM Curt Hansen>

<Has anyone but a Larsen or Hansen ever been Danish champion?>

Yeah,many others.E.g a certain Peter Heine Nielsen.

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  perfidious: As <moronovich> doubtless knows, Larsen did not even play in Danish championships once he became an elite player. In 1975, he defeated reigning national champion Gert Iskov +5 =1 in a match.
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  moronovich: <perfidious>

Larsen participated several times in the national championship,before he was hit by a stroke in 2000.I was there as a second and one of my friends found him in his hotelroom and perhaps prolonged his life with 10 years.

And now they both are gone...

Yes,I remember the Iskovmatch which I attended every day and it meant a lot to my personal chessjourney.

Apr-08-15  Poulsen: <MissScarlett><Has anyone but a Larsen or Hansen ever been Danish champion?>

The danish championship has been played since 1922. The record holder is still Erik Andersen, who won the title 12 times.

The current champion has won the title 7 times. His nearest rival this year was Curt Hansen, who has won the title 6 times - so far.

<perfidious> It's true, that Bent Larsen stopped playing in the championships after taking his 6th title, when his international career took off in 1964 and onward. His rivals in danish chess at that point were simply not even close to his level. And the prices for winning a championship was very 'amateurish' to put it mildly - and not worth his time and effort.

But as pointed out by <moronovich> he returned to combat his younger rivals several times later on, when his career was virtually over. But he never succeeded in taking the title again.

Apr-21-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Sune Berg Hansen.
Jan-31-22  Albertan: Thé GM has a YouTube channel at:

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