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Ellen Oen Carlsen
E Carlsen 
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Number of games in database: 29
Years covered: 2008 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 1939
Highest rating achieved in database: 1947
Overall record: +3 -17 =9 (25.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-07-1989, 30 years old) Norway

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Elder sister of Magnus Carlsen and Ingrid Oen Carlsen, and daughter of Henrik Carlsen.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Carlsen vs K Isgandarova  0-1152008Gjøvik GM SwissC05 French, Tarrasch
2. E Carlsen vs A Horton-Kitchlew 1-0262009GibtelecomB03 Alekhine's Defense
3. Klinova vs E Carlsen  1-0342009GibtelecomB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. E Carlsen vs A J Walton  ½-½392009GibtelecomC03 French, Tarrasch
5. F Peredy vs E Carlsen  1-0542009GibtelecomB20 Sicilian
6. E Carlsen vs I Ogada-Osir  1-0432009GibtelecomC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
7. E Kharous vs E Carlsen  1-0412009GibtelecomC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. E Carlsen vs M Ercan  0-1342009GibtelecomC07 French, Tarrasch
9. G Linqvist vs E Carlsen  ½-½432009GibtelecomA37 English, Symmetrical
10. E Carlsen vs P Obiamiwe  0-1372009GibtelecomB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. P Mozelius vs E Carlsen  ½-½482009GibtelecomA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. M Sandu vs E Carlsen  1-0652009European Team Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
13. E Ambrosi vs E Carlsen  1-0672009European Team Championship (Women)C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
14. E Carlsen vs M Dedijer  ½-½802009European Team Championship (Women)B01 Scandinavian
15. B Bejatovic vs E Carlsen  1-0302009European Team Championship (Women)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
16. E Carlsen vs N Regan  ½-½452009European Team Championship (Women)B03 Alekhine's Defense
17. E Carlsen vs H Puuska  1-0372009European Team Championship (Women)B01 Scandinavian
18. S Sop vs E Carlsen 1-0552009European Team Championship (Women)A30 English, Symmetrical
19. E Carlsen vs J Novkovic  0-1392009European Team Championship (Women)B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
20. M R Stojanovic vs E Carlsen  ½-½152009European Team Championship (Women)B33 Sicilian
21. E Carlsen vs L Drljevic  0-1332011European Team Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
22. E Carlsen vs A Srebrnic  0-1602011European Team Championship (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
23. I Erneste vs E Carlsen  ½-½312011European Team Championship (Women)B33 Sicilian
24. M Brunello vs E Carlsen  1-0692011European Team Championship (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. A Kopinits vs E Carlsen  1-0332011European Team Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
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  alexmagnus: It's obvious Ellen plays in Gibraltar now. The question is, in which event. The official pairings list her in two tournaments simultaneously - in Masters (board 73 today) and in Amateurs (board 3 today). Guess the amateur one is Ingrid (but Ingrid on board 3? What is the highest Elo there???)
Jan-27-09  Karpova: Pictures: (middle)

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  alexmagnus: In the first round she beat Andrew Horton-Kitchlew (2084). In the second it goes against IM Masha Klinova (2328).

The mystery of who the Carlsen in the amateur event is, remains. The Elo is shown at 1748*. None of the Carlsen family has a FIDE-Elo of 1748, but maybe that's national Elo? Anybody knows Ingrid's Norwegian elo?

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  alexmagnus: Just found out. 1748 is Ellen's national rating in September 2008. But how can she play in two tournaments simultaneously? LOL. "She" won against some 1400 in the amateur section btw.
Jan-27-09  MoonlitKnight: The Amateur tournament is during the morning while the Masters starts in the afternoon, so players can participate in both.
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  alexmagnus: Thx for the info. So she beats some patzers in the morning to be crushed herself in the afternoon (j/k) ;)
Oct-24-09  waustad: She must be the sister Magnus says was the reason he started playing chess, so that he could beat her.
Oct-24-09  LaFreak III: she's so pretty..
is she a sister of magnus?
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  SugarDom: Without a doubt, Magnus' sister...

The face says it all...

Oct-25-09  awfulhangover: Ellen, thank you for your contribution to chess! Without you, Magnus may never had been a chess player!
Oct-25-09  dakgootje: <Ellen, thank you for your contribution to chess! Without you, Magnus may never had been a chess player!>

think of all the lost talent in the world due to the lack of siblings who <must> be beat :/

Certainly, all praise to Ellen for saving Magnus.

<Without a doubt, Magnus' sister...

The face says it all...>


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  alexmagnus: Heh, who we should crdit for Magnus' sucess? Henrik C.? Agdestein? Kasparov? No, the prime credit goes to <Ellen> :) Without her the other three would never intervene ;)
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  Phony Benoni: Player comes to the board, and learns the opponent is Ellen Carlsen.

"Do you know Magnus Carlsen?"

"Oh, he's my little baby brother. I beat him so often that we don't even bother to play any more."

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  SugarDom: Player comes to the board, and says:

"I'll let you win, if you give me your cell phone number..."

Oct-26-09  Karpova: Btw., Ellen represents Norway at the 17th European Women's Team Chess Championship 2009 on board three. She's at 1.0/5 (+0 -3 =2) at the moment against a rating average of 2087 (her own rating is 1904).


May-07-11  kevins55555: Happy Birthday!
May-07-11  Pygeum Lycopene: she's pretty good looking for a girl
Nov-09-11  Karpova: What Magnus Carlsen says about his sister in an interview from March 2010:

<Question: When did you start playing chess?

Carlsen: I must have been five and a half or six years old. My father taught my oldest sister, Ellen, and me the rules. Unlike Ellen, I was not particularly interested; I was bad and soon stopped again. It was not until I was eight that I started occupying myself with chess again.>

<Question: There was no crucial experience?

Carlsen: I saw Ellen, my sister, playing. I think I wanted to beat her at it.

Question: And?

Carlsen: After the game she didn’t touch a board again for four years.>


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  Nightsurfer: <Ellen Oen Carlsen> will be the star of the up-coming competition between the women teams of Norway and Germany at Berlin from <March 5th to 8th, 2014>, please compare the German-language portrait of <Ellen Oen Carlsen> that has been published by the German daily <"neues deutschland">:; herewith a short summary on

That very competition between the women teams of Norway and Germany is the highlight of a partnership between the Chess Federations of Norway and Germany in order to jointly promote the Chess Olympiad 2014 at Tromsö. The cooperation between the two chess federations has been initiated by the German daily <"neues deutschland">, please compare the (German-language) feature as follows:

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  Nightsurfer: <Ellen Oen Carlsen> is the new the darling of the media who have dubbed her <"Sister Ellen"> on the occasion of this year's competition between the women teams of Norway and Germany at Berlin (<March 5th to 8th, 2014>), please see the corresponding feature by the German daily <"neues deutschland">: .

The games of the competition have been published and discussed by <Frank Hoppe> on the website of the German Chess Federation: . The Norwegian girls played the leading role during a premiere at the end of their visit at Berlin: for the first time there was chess on the International Fair of Tourism (ITB) at Berlin because the Norwegian team played games of blitz chess against anyone who challenged them, please read the corresponding feature: !

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