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Erling Mortensen
Number of games in database: 294
Years covered: 1974 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2441
Highest rating achieved in database: 2500

Overall record: +95 -89 =110 (51.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (62) 
    B46 B92 B84 B90 B93
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C78 C67 C86 C72 C76
 Pirc (15) 
    B09 B07 B08
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B92 B90 B93
 Sicilian Scheveningen (12) 
    B84 B82 B83 B81 B80
 French Defense (10) 
    C00 C05 C11 C10 C07
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (52) 
    E73 E62 E77 E94 E97
 Sicilian (44) 
    B42 B40 B22 B47 B80
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
    B42 B43
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B47 B46 B49 B48
 Sicilian Scheveningen (7) 
    B80 B83 B82
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D02 A40 A46 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Mortensen vs J Rodgaard, 1980 1-0
   L Christiansen vs E Mortensen, 1988 0-1
   V Jensen vs E Mortensen, 1981 0-1
   E Mortensen vs L Shamkovich, 1982 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Danish Championship (2003)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   36th Olympiad (2004)

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(born Apr-05-1955, 65 years old) Denmark

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Erling Mortensen was awarded the IM title in 1980. He won the Danish Championship in 1981, 1987, 1989 and 1991.

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 294  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Mortensen vs K H Podzielny  ½-½261974GroningenA00 Uncommon Opening
2. E Rayner vs E Mortensen  ½-½361974EU-ch U20 fin-BE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. E Mortensen vs Keene 0-1271976AarhusB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
4. E Mortensen vs I Saren  ½-½461976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
5. P Delaney vs E Mortensen  0-1401976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B08 Pirc, Classical
6. E Mortensen vs N Birnboim  0-1221976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
7. E Mortensen vs J C Letzelter  ½-½421976Haifa Olympiad (Men)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. E Mortensen vs W Leonhardt  1-0441976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A28 English
9. E Perez vs E Mortensen  0-1371976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B08 Pirc, Classical
10. O Hjertenes vs E Mortensen  ½-½151976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B07 Pirc
11. E Mortensen vs Parma  ½-½391978Kiel (Germany)A33 English, Symmetrical
12. E Mortensen vs Smejkal  0-1401978KielB06 Robatsch
13. Reshevsky vs E Mortensen  ½-½919794th North Sea CupE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
14. E Mortensen vs J Rodgaard 1-0271980Denmark ChD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
15. E Mortensen vs J Fries-Nielsen  1-0291980CopenhagenA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
16. J Sloth vs E Mortensen  1-0401980EsbjergA20 English
17. E Mortensen vs Savon  ½-½401980EsbjergA16 English
18. E Mortensen vs Plachetka  ½-½831980EsbjergE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
19. Yusupov vs E Mortensen  ½-½501980EsbjergE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
20. H Ree vs E Mortensen  ½-½371980Chess OlympiadE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
21. E Mortensen vs D Bernstein  ½-½441980Chess OlympiadB07 Pirc
22. N J Fries-Nielsen vs E Mortensen  0-1401981DEN-chB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. E Mortensen vs J Fries-Nielsen  1-0511981DEN-chB07 Pirc
24. E Mortensen vs B Barth Sahl  ½-½391981DEN-chB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
25. B Barth Sahl vs E Mortensen  ½-½391981DEN-ch playoffA53 Old Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-05-06  BIDMONFA: Erling Mortensen


Jun-05-10  asianwarrior: Is he stillactiveinchess?
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "The only problem with the Sicilian Defence is that you sometimes get mated."

- IM Erling Mortensen

Mar-10-12  brankat: I have a funny feeling that he is still very much active. Right here at CG! :-)
Mar-10-12  brankat: <wordfunph> <"The only problem with the Sicilian Defence is that you sometimes get mated."

- IM Erling Mortensen>

The same seems to be the problem with every defense ;-)

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <brankat> amen :)

<Danish IM Erling Mortensen quoted Larsen in calling the Wing Gambit 'the most logical way' to meet the French.>


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